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Adams' Fourth Annual Great Chair Auction Open For...

From comic and cartoon characters to paeans to nature, this year's Great Chair Auction offering up some fantastical seating for enjoying or just viewing. The annual fundraiser for Youth Center Inc. commenced after an official ribbon cutting Wednesday at the former Simmons Furniture Store on... click for more

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Village Ambulance Launches Fund Drive at Time of...

Because of changing trends in its industry, VAS is operating in the red and dipping into its reserves. It hopes the fund drive it kicks off this week will help make for a healthier bottom line. "I don't think a lot of people in town realize that we are not subsidized by any town organization or... click for more

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Traffic Commission Sets Rates on Pittsfield Switch...

Parking on North Street will cost $1 an hour as of Nov. 1, pending City Council approval, with the implementation of metered parking. For the downtown core, the rate for the areas of North, South and Depot streets will be $1 per hour. In a secondary zone, which is the municipal lots and garages,... click for more

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North Adams Windsor Lake Panel Looking at...

The Windsor Lake Recreation Commission is hoping to come up with new marketing and camping packages that would attract visitors to what they feel is a hidden gem. "We should be looking at the entire Windsor Lake complex," said Commissioner Nancy Bullett. click for more

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Adams Firefighters, Red Cross Install Free Smoke...

Firefighters took to their trucks Tuesday evening not to put out a fire, but to hopefully prevent one by installing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. The Fire Department teamed up with the Red Cross to install free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in 12 homes this week through the Red Cross... click for more

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The Independent Investor: The Impact of One Bad...

Over the last two weeks, thanks to Wells Fargo in the banking sector, and Mylan Labs in pharmaceuticals, Corporate America has once again reminded us of that business just can't be trusted. In the case of Wells Fargo, over 2 million fictitious customer accounts were opened over several years in... click for more

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North Adams Airport to Replace Fence

The Airport Commission will seek city funds to repair a downed fence. Airport Manager Bill Greenwald told the commission Tuesday that a portion of the northern fence is in bad shape and partially knocked down. click for more

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New Condon's Goal Lifts Mounties...

The Mount Greylock boys soccer team defeated Hampshire on Saturday.

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New McKnight's Late Game-Winner...

The Wahconah girls soccer team edged Westfield on Saturday afternoon.

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New West Springfield Boys Soccer Rallies Past...

The Pittsfield boys soccer team dropped a 2-1 decision on Saturday. click for more

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New Wahconah Volleyball Tops Dracut

Emma Parkington Saturday led the Wahconah volleyball team to a four-set win. click for more

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New Dos Santos Keeps His Cool. Leads Wahconah to Big...

The Wahconah golf team defeated Taconic on Friday. click for more

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Rodriquez Scores Four Times in Pittsfield...

The Pittsfield High football team held on for a 52-36 win on Friday night. click for more

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BCC, Springfield College Sign...

Jeffrey Moulton was approaching graduation and he wasn't sure what he...

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Obituaries

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James A. Murphy, 68

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — James Allen Murphy, 68, of Pittsfield died Thursday, September 22, 2016, at...

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Paul P. DiVirgilio, 96

LENOX, Mass. — Paul P. DiVirgilio, 96, of Devonshire Estates, 329 Pittsfield Road, passed away...

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Carole A. Drosehn, 74

DALTON, Mass. — After a battle with cancer, Carole Drosehn died on Sunday, September 18, 2016...

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George P. Mathes, 46

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — George Peter Mathes, 46, of 68 Maplewood Ave. died Sunday, September 18,...

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William H. Squires Jr., 86

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — William H. Squires Jr., 86, of 350 West St. passed away on Friday,...

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Allan D. Shapiro, 93

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Allan Donald Shapiro, 93, born April 21, 1923, in North Adams to Annie...

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Richard H. Koloc Sr., 72

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Richard Henry Koloc Sr., 72, of North Adams died Monday, September 19,...

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Margaret T. Cady, 88

DALTON, Mass. — Margaret T. Cady, 88, of 12 Park Circle Drive in Dalton passed away on...

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Gena E. Dellaghelfa, 88

ADAMS, Mass. — Gena Eleanor (DiLorenzo) Dellaghelfa, 88, died peacefully on the evening of...

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Passenger Airlifted to Albany After Vermont Crash

A single-vehicle accident seriously injured a passenger early...

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Lee Police Officer Resigns Amid Evidence Theft...

A police officer has resigned while being investigated for allegedly...

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Crane Currency Building $100M...

Crane Currency is planning a new $100 million banknote printing...

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Berkshire Works Job Fair...

Hundreds of people looking to advance their careers or get into...

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Residents Pepper Walmart...

If Anton Melchionda, principal with Waterstone Retail, had a...

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Police Investigating Robbery of Credit Union of...

Credit Union of the Berkshires was robbed Tuesday...

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Body Discovered In Windsor Lake in North Adams

The body of a 63-year-old North Adams man was found in Windsor...

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Pittsfield Warehouse Goes Up in Flames

The J.B. Paper Co. on Elmvale Place went up in flames on Monday...

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BHS to Close Walk-In Clinic at Pittsfield's...

Berkshire Health Systems says its new Urgent Care Facility on East...

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CHP to Assume Management of BMCs Dental Clinic

This collaboration between CHP and BHS will help provide improved...

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Southwestern Vermont Health Care's Chief Nursing...

Nominees for the award possess clinical expertise and scholarship in...

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Letter: One Real Option for State Senator

Versus the actual records and proposed ideas of the other state...

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Letter: Adam Hinds Embraces The Details

This September 8, I am driving from school to cast a vote for Adam...

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Letter: Mike Bloomberg, An Active Voice for...

We don't need clever ways to add taxes to existing citizens and...

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Darrow School Senior Nets Second Place in Poetry...

The poem, titled "Something Like Social Anxiety: A Spoken Word Poem,...

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Fulbright Teaching Assistant Joins Williams...

Pa Maiti is one of nearly 400 young educators from 50 countries who...

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Norman Rockwell Museum Welcomes New Board of...

Robert Babcock, Peter Blum, Terry Burman, Marian Raser, and David...

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Adams' Fourth Annual Great...

From comic and cartoon characters to paeans to nature, this year's...

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'Bridget Jones's Baby':...

I'm not so sure this is the right message to send to young viewers,...

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Norman Rockwell Museum Welcomes New Board of...

Robert Babcock, Peter Blum, Terry Burman, Marian Raser, and David Schwartz were elected as new trustees, starting this fall. New members for the National Council are Elizabeth Bender and William Zavarello, Douglas Clark and Ruth Ann McNeese, and Tucker Reed. click for more

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'Sully': Down to Earth Ace

Director Clint Eastwood's "Sully," detailing the little-told backstory of Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger's "Miracle on the Hudson," is a competently dramatized paean to a very deserving hero, and much more entertaining than I had anticipated. Sure, Tom Hanks is going to be as good as ever,... click for more

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Trainer Thompson Named New CEO Of Hancock Shaker...

After 28 years at Mass MoCA, Jennifer Trainer Thompson is moving on to take the reigns of Hancock Shaker Village. Hancock Shaker Village announced on Wednesday that Thompson will take over as the new president and CEO in December. She takes over for Linda Steigleder, who is stepping down from... click for more

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WCMA, Ghana ThinkTank Turn the Tables to Confront...

The collaboration applies an innovative process that the collective has developed through projects across the globe. Ghana ThinkTank collects problems in communities throughout the United States and Europe and sends them to citizen think tanks they've created in "developing" countries like Ghana,... click for more

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Growing Common Folk Collective Seeks Permanence

Common Folk is ready to expand and bring a permanent creative energy downtown. Jessica Sweeney, co-founder and creative director of the North Adams-based artist collective, has seen the group grow and fluctuate through its early beginnings as a small collection of creative people to a force... click for more

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'Southside with You': A Sensible Romance

The given is that both principals in Tanne's decidedly friendly treatment are altruists dedicated to "making a difference" in this world. Thus, those who don't agree that the viciously intransigent political atmosphere during President Obama's terms in office frittered away America's opportunity... click for more

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