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The Independent Investor: Why the Tax Cuts Are Unpopular...

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Despite spending big money and all the marketing they can muster, the Republicans are still not able to convince most Americans that the tax cut benefits anyone but the rich and the corporations they own. Maybe, we are not as dumb as they think we are. click for more

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Superintendent Candidate Geryk Says Prepared to Move...

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The School Committee on Wednesday interviewed the second of four superintendent candidates: Maria Geryk, former superintendent of the Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools. click for more

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Former Berkshire Place to Transform Back to Independent...

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After opening a brand-new $10 million building on South Street, Berkshire Place is now planning to renovate and transform its former home back into independent living. Berkshire Retirement Home has owned the building at 89 South Street since 1888 when it opened as senior housing as Berkshire... click for more

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Superintendent Candidate Vosburgh Says Adams-Cheshire...

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The School Committee is searching for a replacement for Superintendent Robert Putnam, who is retiring at the end of the school year. At the same time, it is in talks with North Adams about possibly sharing a top administrator. click for more

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PEDA Working Through Minutiae to Get BIC Up and Running

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PEDA approved a series of agreements on Wednesday, which is hoped to tie up the legal documentation required for the Berkshire Innovation Center. The Pittsfield Economic Development Authority has long had a ground lease in place for the Berkshire Innovation Center. But, as the project has... click for more

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Incumbent, Newcomer Vying for Selectman in Cheshire

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The two candidates vying for the three-year seat on the Board of Selectmen this year are offering voters a choice between experience or a fresh perspective. click for more

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Touch a Truck Draws Curious Kids

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The event allowed children to explore big trucks as well as learn about community helpers such as a police car, fire truck and ambulance. There were also buses, tractors, tow trucks and more. click for more

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Current Sonsini Staff Looks To Move Past Recent Drama

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It's been a distressing few months at the Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter because of court cases, contracts, and battles over leadership. But, every morning staff continues to open those doors, feed the dogs and cats, give them medicine, and try to find homes for the stays and surrenders. click for more

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Tatro Pitches McCann Tech Past...

The McCann Tech baseball team Wednesday beat Franklin Tech.

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Burke, Lenox Softball Tops Lee

The Lenox softball team defeated Lee in five innings on Wednesday...

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Tetlow Homers for McCann Tech Softball in Road Win

The McCann Tech softball team Wednesday came from behind to beat Springfield Central. click for more

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Wellspeak Leads Mount Greylock Boys Lacrosse Past...

ichael Wellspeak scored four goals, and the Mount Greylock boys lacrosse team bounded back from its first loss of the season with a 12-5 win over Amherst on Wednesday afternoon. click for more

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Angell Pitches Mount Everett Past Greenfield

The Mount Everett softball team Wednesday defeated Greenfield. click for more

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Panel to Discuss the Top Five...

An expert panel will address prevention, treatment and recovery for...

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New Concert Benefits Girls...

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New MCLA Presents 'Into the Woods'

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Pittsfield Police Dog to...

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Obituaries

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Jean Bolan, 97

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — On April 13, 2018, Jean Marie McNulty Bolan passed away peacefully at the...

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Janet C. Eddy, 71

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Janet Carol Eddy, 71, of Pittsfield, passed away April 13, 2018, at...

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Stanley J. Kestyn, 83

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mr. Stanley John Kestyn, 83, of Adams died Thursday, April 12, 2018, at...

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Albina B. Nazzewski, 96

ADAMS, Mass. — Mrs. Albina B. (Kruzel) Nazzewski, 96, of Adams died Tuesday afternoon, April...

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Gale A. Hartel, 62

CUMBERLAND, Md. — Gale Ann Hartel, 62, of Cumberland, Md., passed away Friday, April 13, 2018,...

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Nancy L. Collins, 77

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Nancy L. Collins, 77, passed away on April 14, 2018, at Fairview...

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Robert L. Lichter, 76

ALFORD, Mass. — Robert Louis Lichter, 76, died of prostate cancer on March 31, 2018,...

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Joan L. Lesure, 86

CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Joan Lorraine (Crosier) Lesure of Clarksburg, Mass., died Tuesday April 17,...

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Lorraine D. Ploss, 83

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Lorraine D. Ploss, treasurer of Berkshire Custom Coating, wife of the...

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North Adams Businesses Warned of Multiple...

Police are warning Main Street business owners about a series of...

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Great Barrington Police Investigating Fatal Crash

Robert Bacigalupi, of New York City, was charged with motor vehicle...

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Hinsdale Man Charged With Murdering Estranged...

Michael S. Boulais, 32, was arrested and charged Friday morning with...

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Berkshires Near Economic...

The county is about halfway toward creating an economic...

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North Adams Committee Finding...

Cohen had developed the survey through surveymonkey.com to...

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Former Berkshire Place to...

After opening a brand-new $10 million building on South Street,...

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North Adams Businesses Warned of Multiple...

Police are warning Main Street business owners about a series of...

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The Independent Investor: Why the Tax Cuts Are...

Despite spending big money and all the marketing they can muster, the...

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Great Barrington Police Investigating Fatal Crash

Robert Bacigalupi, of New York City, was charged with motor vehicle...

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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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Letter: Stephanie Boyd for Williamstown Planning...

I write to urge fellow Williamstown residents to vote for Stephanie...

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Letter: Bring Back the Mill Children

We have been told a number of times that meetings and decisions were...

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Letter: North Adams Going to Pot

This writer is amazed that this legislation might pass and has, thus...

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Flavours of Malaysia

Freshly cooked-to-order authentic Malaysian and Asian cooking. Pittsfield, MA 413-443-3188.

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Harry's Supermarket

Harry's Famous Cooked & Fruited Ham $439/lb. Fresh Made Raisin Sauce $499/lb Pittsfield,Ma 442-9084

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BCC Students to be Inducted Into National Honor...

Phi Theta Kappa is the national honor society of junior and community...

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NCF Honors 13 Williams Students, Alumni

The National Science Foundation, an independent federal agency, was...

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SVHC's CEO Named One of Becker's List of '50...

Through an independent review, this list identifies executives who...

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New Concert Benefits Girls...

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Berkshire HorseWorks, a 501c3...

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New MCLA Presents 'Into the...

Performances will take place at 8 p.m. on April 21, 21, 27 and 28,...

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'Isle of Dogs': Will Wag Your Tail

Thus the best tack to take, if you can, is to sit back, relax and enjoy this genre heir to "Animal Farm" for its quirkily infatuating surface tale, allowing your brain's tumblers to bounce, adjust and absorb the subtextual, implied and exquisitely threaded hidden meanings at your own pace. click for more

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Choreographer Wins Jacob's Pillow Dance Award

The Bessie Award-winning choreographer, director and alumnus of The School at Jacob’s Pillow joins a group of honorees that includes Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar of Big Dance Theater, Kyle Abraham of Abraham.in.Motion, Michelle Dorrance of Dorrance Dance, Camille A. Brown of Camille A. Brown &... click for more

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'The Leisure Seeker': Two for the Road

Shrouded in mystery, hope, despair and every other word the poets have employed to describe the inevitable, it is, along with love, the ultimate inscrutability. click for more

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Chesterwood’s Executive Director Wins Fellowship...

While at the Academy, Hassler, an art historian and authority on American sculpture, will retrace the steps of distinguished 20th-century public sculptor Daniel Chester French (1850-1931) in Italy when he was a young student, as well as subsequent trips there later in his career. click for more

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'Love, Simon': You've Got Blackmail

A telling thumbnail sketch of Americana, it is both reminiscent and profoundly contemporizing, from the cliquish cafeteria coteries, to the time-honored camaraderies you will cherish forever, to Vice Principal Worth's (Tony Hale) humorously good-natured confiscation of cellphones. I could... click for more

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'A Wrinkle in Time': Folds, Spindles and Doesn't...

Insofar as the plot itself, the screenplay adapted by Jennifer Lee and Jeff Stockwell, though afforded all the galaxies to explore, charts a neo-"Alice in Wonderland," follow-the-dots style that, perhaps for fear of being untrue to the source material, fails to color outside the lines. click for more

DINING Q&A

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Dining Q&A

Manny's Pizza

Manny's Pizza Q&A 

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Grazie's Italian Restaurant Q&A

Grazie's Italian Restaurant Q&A click for more

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Tavern at The A Q&A

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Shaker Mill Tavern Q&A

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