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Williamstown Elementary Talks Use Fees, School Calendar

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The Williamstown School Committee began discussing on Wednesday how it can more equitably charge fees to outside groups for use of the school's building and grounds. click for more

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Pilot Program Brings Destressing Techniques to...

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Doing any job when one is stressed and frustrated is much more difficult. And teachers are the same way. They are the scapegoats when schools are under performing. They're pressured by parents and administrators. Their work days are long, some students can be taxing, and recently in Pittsfield,... click for more

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The Independent Investor: World's Bread Basket No More

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The recent controversy over dairy trade policies between the Trump administration and Canada is only the tip of the iceberg. While Trump is selectively picking on one particular product, the truth is that the United States is losing its competitive advantage in many areas of agriculture. click for more

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Council Voices Few Concerns Over Pittsfield's Capital...

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The city's capital plan calls for the replacement of 5,236 street lights to LEDs but some councilors are wondering why a project to light up Tyler Street has not been undertaken. The Tyler Street Business Group petitioned the city in 2014 asking for lights on the North side of Tyler Street at an... click for more

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Figment Brings Art, Music Back to Windsor Lake

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Last year's first Figment event brought hundreds of people to participate in games and art projects, and to stay for the "after dark" portion of music and dancing. The worldwide initiative promotes free interactive arts-focused activities for all ages to bring communities together. click for more

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Pittsfield School Officials Approve Further Budget Cuts

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The proposed school budget has been cut again, raising the number of layoffs to 75.6. However, the teacher's union is foregoing some $300,000 worth of step raises to save some of those jobs. On Wednesday the School Committee adopted a proposed budget of $60,686,338, with the city's share of that... click for more

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Clarksburg Opens Bids for Horrigan Road Repairs

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The Select Board on Wednesday night opened five bids for paving and work on the mile-long road that runs from Middle Road to the Vermont State Line. Town meeting in 2015 had overwhelmingly approved borrowing up to $235,000 for the project as well as an immediate borrowing of $65,000 to address... click for more

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New Wahconah Girls Soar to Pair of...

The Wahconah girls track and field team defeated Hoosac Valley and...

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New Wahconah Boys Edge Hoosac, Top...

The Wahconah boys track team earned a pair of wins on Friday.

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Mount Greylock Boys, Girls Earn Dual Meet Wins

The Mount Greylock boys and girls track and field teams defeated Taconic and Mount Anthony on Friday. click for more

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Guyette Homers as McCann Wins Big on Road

The McCann Tech baseball team Friday pounded Pioneer Valley Christian. click for more

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Young Lee Wildcats Top McCann Tech

The Lee softball team defeated McCann Tech on Friday. click for more

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'Balanced Attack' Propels Wahconah Past Chicopee

The Wahconah girls lacrosse team defeated Chicopee on Friday evening. click for more

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Baseball and the Berkshires'...

After two years at Arrowhead in Pittsfield, including last year's run...

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Obituaries

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Gillian Seidl, 78

SHEFFIELD — Gillian Seidl, 78, of Bull Hill Road, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017....

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Joseph G. Bissaillon, 80

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Joseph George Bissaillon, 80, of North Adams, Mass., died on Thursday,...

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Albert H. Chenail, 96

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Albert Harvey Chenail, 96, of North Adams, Mass., died on Thursday, April...

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Tania Gajda, 80

ADAMS, Mass. — Mrs. Marcelle Tania (Quervin) Gajda, of 7 Woods Drive, Adams, died in the early...

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Dorothy Wehry, 89

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Doris J. Wehry, 89, of 20 Howe Road, Pittsfield, died Monday April 24,...

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Sylvia Cone, 76

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Sylvia Colla Cone, 76, of Pittsfield died April 24, 2017, at Springside of...

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Mary Ellen Sheerin-Rando, 62

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mary Ellen Sheerin-Rando of Pittsfield passed away Saturday, April 22,...

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Ann O'Brien, 74

LEE, Mass. — Ann M. O'Brien, formerly of Lee, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 23,...

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Richard D. Cota, 80

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Richard David Cota, 80, of North Adams, Mass., died on Wednesday, April...

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Pittsfield Police Arrest Two On Firearm Charges...

Police seized a number of guns from a Linden Street home Friday...

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Cheshire Man Killed In Head-on Collision in...

A Cheshire man was killed Monday afternoon in an head-on collision on...

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Business

New Red Lion Reopens Dining Room...

The Red Lion Inn bakes more than 6,000 muffins and some 1,300 of...

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Richardello, Gaspardi-Febles...

When Esther Quinn died in 1998 the local business community lost...

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Muraca Buys Nuclea Assets,...

Patrick Muraca is picking up where he left off with Nuclea...

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@theMarket: 100 Days Does Not an Economy Make?

To be fair, the first quarter in just about every year tends to be...

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Pittsfield Police Arrest Two On Firearm Charges...

Police seized a number of guns from a Linden Street home Friday...

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SVMC Receives Grant for Prevention of Increased...

The Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)...

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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 BMC’s Dental Clinic

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

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Candidate Statement: Christine Hoyt for Adams...

As we strolled down the sidewalk with Mount Greylock in the distance,...

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Letter: Vote for Christine Hoyt on May 1

Christine has the knowledge and experience to improve our town's...

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Mario's Restaurant

Authentic Italian Food, Elegant Atmosphere, New 3 Course Prix Fixe Menu New Lebanon, NY (518)794-949

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Tahiti Takeout

Chinese and Polynesian dishes. Daily lunch & dinner Specials. Pittsfield, MA (413)499-4711

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Berkshire Dream AUCTION!

1Berkshire presents The Berkshire Dream Auction! May 8-18, 2017. To view available Items CLICK!

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Sociology Major Names Newman Civic Fellow at MCLA

As one of this year's Newman Civic Fellows, Whited – who majors in...

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Doctor Joins Southwestern Vermont Health Care...

Dr. Michl is an internal medicine physician in private practice in...

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Business

New Red Lion Reopens Dining Room...

The Red Lion Inn bakes more than 6,000 muffins and some 1,300 of its...

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'Born in China': Animal...

One of the key joys of seeing "Born in China," a splendidly...

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Norman Rockwell Museum Receives Donation from...

The family returned their claims payment to Chubb in exchange for the Rockwell painting. And in an emotional and dramatic press conference on Friday, March 31, in Philadelphia, the FBI and Chubb presented the stolen painting to its rightful owners. The museum's director of Curatorial Operations... click for more

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New Gallery Drawn by North Adams' Air of...

A new art gallery in downtown North Adams is the result of the city's unique relationship with contemporary art as a lure to artists from other places. Gravity Gallery co-owners Lynn Richardson and Paul McMullan first became acquainted with the city in 2012 when both artists displayed work in... click for more

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'Gifted': The Long and Short of It

Mckenna Grace's superb, empathic depiction of the wunderkind, a modern, younger variation of the reflective, knowledge-hungry Francie portrayed by Peggy Ann Garner in "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" (1945), is delightfully hopeful. click for more

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Bidwell House Museum Taps New Executive Director

Effective May 1, Kowalski will take over the director position from Barbara Palmer, who has served the museum as executive director for the past seven and a half years. click for more

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'Going in Style': Bank Heist Steals Your Heart

A convivial give-and-take alternates between the sad economic facts about senior citizens in the richest country in the world having to choose between medicine and food, and the wacky, near burlesque, devil-may-care antics of these three indomitable regalers of life's pageant. And, just to pepper... click for more

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'Ghost in the Shell': Machine Politics

They have been duped into thinking that things will be better for them in their demagogue's phony world, and enthusiastically bear false witness to obfuscate the quest for honesty. Such is what is sown out of fear and in search of pie-in-the-sky solutions. It is much easier to believe in ideology... click for more

DINING Q&A

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Tavern at The A Q&A

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Shaker Mill Tavern Q&A

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