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Adams-Cheshire Left With One Candidate for Interim...

The search for an interim superintendent took an unexpected turn Monday night when one of candidates declared the post was "not a good fit," thanked the committee and left. The departure of Christine Canning came at the end of a somewhat tense interview with the Adams-Cheshire Regional School... click for more

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Adams Finance Committee Approves 2016 Town Warrant...

The Finance Committee last week approved the town warrant but expressed some concern over articles that would appropriate money for the Adams Agricultural Fair and to make repairs to C.T. Plunkett School. The committee flew through most articles Thursday during its review of the budget hesitated... click for more

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Licensing Board Considers Outdoor Restaurant...

The Office of Cultural Development is considering letting North Street restaurants have outdoor seating during Third Thursday. Shiobbean Lemme of the Office of Cultural Development brought the idea to the Licensing Board Monday in hopes to find the best way to do it. The board said it liked the... click for more

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Pittsfield Pair Charged With Drug, Gun Crimes On...

Police arrested a juvenile and a 24-year-old man during the investigation of shots being fired in a home on Circular Avenue. Police say Jerrel Hall and the juvenile were arrested on outstanding warrants Monday at about 11 a.m. at a home on Circular Avenue. Police were on scene continuing an... click for more

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Clarksburg Town Meeting, Election Set This Week

Voters on Wednesday night will decide a $4.3 million total budget for fiscal 2017 and whether to institute two new zoning bylaws. Town meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 25, beginning at 7 p.m. at the elementary school. The annual town election will be held Tuesday, May 24, from noon to 7 at... click for more

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Tyer Calls For $1M Police Department Boost in Wake...

Mayor Linda Tyer is calling for an increase of nearly $1 million to boost staffing in the Police Department. The mayor was joined by an array of elected officials, community leaders, and law enforcement Monday in a press conference addressing increased gun violence in the city. Tyer said the... click for more

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Pittsfield Airport: Increased Military Traffic...

"It's the sound of freedom" is how the assistant airport manager describes the increased activity of military helicopters at the airport. Residents may have recently noticed many military helicopters flying overhead recently. But don't be alarmed: it's just practice. click for more

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Berkshire Scenic Begins Summer Season Memorial...

With several blasts of the train whistle, the Hoosac Valley Service's Budd Car 6126 moved along the backways of the city at a dignified 10 mph. The ride from North Adams to Adams on Friday night was a precurser of the scenic rail line's first full summer season in North County — and a sneak peak... click for more

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New Wahconah Girls Knock Off Lee

Emmy Cote led the Wahconah girls lacrosse team to victory on Tuesday.

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New Coon, DeGrenier Lead Mount...

The Mount Everett softball team defeated Lee on Tuesday.

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New Lynch, Lenox Stop St. Joseph

The Lenox High softball team defeated St. Joseph on Tuesday. click for more

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New Taconic Baseball Stays Unbeaten in Brekshire...

The Taconic baseball team Tuesday defeated Wahconah. click for more

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Monument Mountain Pair Win Western Mass Doubles...

Carly Sharfiroff and Haley Higgins won the Western Massachusetts doubles championship over the weekend. click for more

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Mount Greylock Girls Top Wahconah, Claim County...

The Mount Greylock girls lacrosse team defeated Wahconah on Monday evening. click for more

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Ashe, Sabadosa Win Steel Rail...

The fourth annual Steel Rail Half Marathon was contested on Sunday on...

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Obituaries

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Roger L. Cole, 79

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Roger L. Cole of Ocala, Fla., formerly of Pittsfield, died on Sunday, May...

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Maria A. Silva, 88

CHESHIRE, Mass. — Mrs. Maria Albertina Silva, 88, of 71 Briggs Drive, Cheshire, passed...

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Maureen E. Goodreau, 57

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Maureen Elizabeth Goodreau passed away peacefully May 20, 2016, at...

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Anita T. Molleur, 95

ADAMS, Mass. — Anita Theresa (Mulcahy) Molleur, 95, of Adams died Sunday, May 22, 2016, at...

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Lorraine MacKay, 90

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Lorraine (Marceau) MacKay, 90, of North Adams died Saturday, May 21, 2016,...

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George J. Naventi, 92

WEST STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — George J. Naventi, 92, of Moscow Road in West Stockbridge died...

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Darlene Roberts, 64

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — On May 19, 2016, the angels came for our beautiful and beloved Darlene...

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Marie 'Marge' Lampron, 90

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Marie Marguerite “Marge” R. (Choquette) Lampron, 90, of Wells...

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Florence E. Baldessarini

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Florence Esther Baldessarini, "Tootsie,” passed peacefully on...

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Pittsfield Pair Charged With Drug, Gun Crimes On...

Police arrested a juvenile and a 24-year-old man during the...

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Pittsfield Friendly's Closed Until Further Notice...

Friendly's on Dalton Avenue is closed until further notice after a...

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Berkshire Tidbits: Farmers...

Manger! Boire! Eat! Drink! Thursday dining, cooking demo, wine...

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Williams College Awarded...

With this grant the museum will inspire new ideas and practices in...

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Pittsfield To Consider...

The City Council is being asked to extend tax breaks for the Beacon...

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Clark Curator Explores 'Enigmatic' Artist in New...

Lara Yeager-Crasselt's enthusiasm was palpable as she gestured to an image of a painting in her newly published book "Michael Sweerts (1618-1664): Shaping the Artist and the Academy in Rome and Brussels." click for more

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MAC Treasures Aims to Re-Open in North Adams

MAC Treasures is a donation-based tag sale that helps support the Minerva Arts Center, which provides performing arts opportunities to students in Northern Berkshire County. click for more

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Berkshire Tibits: Israeli Holiday, Cooking Demos

This Tuesday evening, May 10, from 7:30 to 10, the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires will celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day with Tastes of Israel at the Gateways Inn click for more

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North County Cultural Institutions Offer Peek at...

The Clark Art Institute gave a sneak peek — pun intended — of its summer show titled "Splendor, Myth and Vision: Nudes from the Prado" on Wednesday evening during an event hosted by the North Adams Chamber of Commerce that invited several North County cultural institutions to share their upcoming... click for more

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'Keanu': Puss & Galoots

More misses than hits in director Peter Atencio's "Keanu," a rambunctious action-comedy starring Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, suggest that the effort might best be enjoyed by fans of the duo's Comedy Central sketch series, "Key & Peele." Oddly, though, while unaware of the pair's cable TV... click for more

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Berkshire Tidbits: Mother's Day

Even though this week is staying chilly, cloudy and showery, this Saturday, May 7, is the day a number of farmers' markets open or move outside for the season. The year-round Amenia, N. Y., market, Saturdays 10 to 2, is already outdoors. The Bennington, Vt., market, Saturdays, 10 to 1, will open.... click for more

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North Adams Seeking Public Input on Cultural...

The city of North Adams and Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, part of Massachusetts College Liberal Arts, will be hosting two public meetings regarding the application to designate the North Adams downtown area as a Cultural District. click for more

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MCLA Gallery 51 Seeks Camera Phone Photo Show...

A collaborative group project of MCLA and Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah, “Waiting” will include more than 1,000 photographs, which will be selected for exhibit in MCLA Gallery 51. click for more

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'A Hologram for the King': Angst of a Salesman

Director Tom Tykwer's "A Hologram for the King," about a down-on-his-luck American businessman seeking to rectify his life through one big deal in Saudi Arabia, is the sort of film you enjoy while you're watching it, think about a little, and dismiss. The fleeting, two-pronged appeal comes thanks... click for more

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New Pittsfield Approves Extending...

It was in 1997 when Downtown Pittsfield Inc. revealed a downtown...

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New Mister Tire Closing After 38...

One sure sign that winter is coming has been for decades the...

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New Cheshire Planning Board Holds...

The Planning Board tabled a vote on Dollar General's special...

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Pittsfield Friendly's Closed Until Further Notice...

Friendly's on Dalton Avenue is closed until further notice after a...

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Fire Damages Pittsfield Apartment Kitchen

A fire caused by cooking caused damage to a Columbus Avenue...

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North Adams Firefighters Douse Brush Fire; Warn...

Firefighters wrangled a small brush fire on the hill between Parker...

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R.K. Miles Announces Snowmobile Sweepstakes...

R.K. Miles on Friday announced the winner of its Makita 100 Years of...

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North Adams' Moulton Blocks Two Shots, MCLA...

The MCLA women's basketball team won its fifth straight on Wednesday...

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McLaughlin Leads MCLA Women to Road Win

Pittsfield's Courtney McLaughlin scored 25 points on Monday to lead...

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Letter: Support Sarah Gardner for Williamstown...

Last fall, the Select Board and the Planning Board jointly appointed...

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Letter: Gardner Has Skills, Experience for...

Williamstown residents are fortunate to have someone of Sarah...

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Greylock Selects Gerard as New Chief Risk Officer

Gerard has extensive experience developing and managing risk strategy...

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Northern Berkshire United Way Executive Director...

McGovern has accepted a new position as executive director of The...

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Pasachoff Receives Grant for Expedition to View...

On the Williams College campus on Monday, May 9, Dr. Steven Souza of...

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