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The Independent Investor: What Happens to Your Pet After...

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You must understand that legally a dog, cat, horse or any other kind of pet is not considered a human being. They are considered your property. As such, Titus is our "property" and the law states that you can't leave property to a piece of property. click for more

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Progress Being Made on Pittsfield's Westside Riverway...

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The Westway River Park project is starting to come to fruition. Permitting Coordinator Nate Joyner told the Parks Commission on Tuesday that new park space should be opening this summer on Dewey Avenue. The city had acquired a number of parcels, mostly through tax title, and has been working to... click for more

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Clarksburg Sets Special Town Meeting to Fix Budget Gap

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The Select Board has set a special town meeting for Wednesday, March 15, to address a $250,000 budget gap for fiscal 2017. Voters will be asked to cut a total of $93,916 out of the town budget with four months left in the fiscal year. Another $71,000 will be taken from an line item approved last... click for more

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Pittsfield Awards Contract To Rehabilitate First Street...

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The First Street parking lot is set for a rehabilitation. The city awarded Maxymillian the contract to overhaul the 241-space municipal lot and in the end parking kiosks are planned to be installed. According to Commissioner of Public Services David Turocy, the construction is expected to start... click for more

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Adams Visitors Center Parking Lot Eyed for Revamp

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Community Development Director Donna Cesan said this year's Community Development Block Grant application reflects the strategic plan approved by the Selectmen in 2015 for community and downtown development. The maximum the town can apply for this year is $800,000 and the deadline is March 10.... click for more

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Dissolving Adams-Cheshire May Not Be Financially...

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The potential closure of an elementary school has had officials in Adams and Cheshire mulling the possibility of breaking up the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District. But the options for changing the 50-year-old agreement or dissolving it all appear cumbersome and financially ineffective. click for more

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Pittsfield's Finance Director Reports Strong Revenue...

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To date, the city is hitting its estimates for revenue. But, there are still some budget lines which are being continually monitored. Director of Finance Matthew Kerwood presented a report of the city's fiscal year 2017 to date. He said so far there are a few budget lines which look to go into... click for more

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New Pelletier Fifth at All-State...

Mount Greylock senior Devin Pelletier placed fifth at the All-State...

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The Western Massachusetts Basketball Tournament Committee announced...

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Mount Greylock's Pelletier in All-State Wrestling...

Six Berkshire County wrestlers competed in all-state championships on Friday. click for more

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Walker Leads Taconic in Showdown at Drury

The Taconic boys basketball team Thursday beat Drury to claim the Berkshire North Division title. click for more

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Frederick Leads Hoosac Girls to League-Clinching...

The Hoosac Valley girls basketball team Thursday came from behind to beat Pittsfield. click for more

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Taconic Girls Finish 'Disappointing' Season with a...

Shalee Conyers Thursday led the Taconic girls basketball team past Drury. click for more

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New Lenox's Carpenter Wins Big...

Lenox's Scott Carpenter was crowned a league champion on Saturday...

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'Lion': A Prince of the Jungle

Fortunately, Saroo is too... 

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MCLA Professor Begins 'The 50...

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week:...

The 10X10 Festival continues... 

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Biz Briefs: Stop & Shop Donates...

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Miss Hall's School Presents...

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Charles E. Burnick, 83

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Charles E. Burnick, 83, of 159 Ridgeway Ave., Pittsfield, died peacefully...

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Jennie R. Sciola, 92

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Jennie R. Sciola, 92, of 47 Dickinson Ave., passed away on Sunday, February...

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Mary H. Bardwell, 91

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mary H. Bardwell, 91, of Berkshire Place, formerly of Salisbury Court, died...

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Bessie May Morin, 83

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Bessie May Patricia (Garceau) Morin, 83, of North Adams died on Wednesday,...

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Pauline L. Perrier, 77

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Pauline Lillian (Robert) Perrier, 77, of Pittsfield and formerly of...

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Lucy E. Sherrill, 87

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Lucy Elizabeth (Amner) Sherrill, 87, of Williamstown died Monday,...

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John Haines Spencer Jr., 80

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — John Haines Spencer Jr., 80. passed away on Sunday, February 19,...

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Kenneth J. Rosenburg, 78

BENNINGTON, Vt. — Kenneth Joseph Rosenburg, 78, died on February 17, 2016, at the Vermont...

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Virginia B. Schwarzer, 76

PITTSFIELD, Mass — Virginia B. Schwarzer, 76, of 20 Frederick St., formerly of Adams, passed...

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Adams Sets Challenge to Make...

The local BagShare Project uses recycled materials — mainly...

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North Adams Misses Out on...

Wednesday capped a monthslong effort by a local team headed by...

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Biz Briefs: Stop & Shop Donates...

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@theMarket: Market Stalls at Record Highs

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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: firefighters

Congratulation to the nine all white male firefighter that Pittsfield...

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Letter: Adams-Cheshire at a Cross Road

Nearly 50 years ago, the two communities came together to form one...

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Letter: Quitting Smoking the 'Perfect Valentine's...

February is American Heart Month, so before you think about what kind...

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Hot Dog Ranch

2 Great Locations, Pittsfield & North Adams. Famous Baby Hot Dogs, Pub style menu w/daily specials.

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On a Roll Cafe

2 Great locations: Pittsfield & Lenox MA. Daily homemade soups,all meats roasted on site.

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Freight Yard Restaurant

Lunch & Dinner. Salads, Burgers, Specialty sandwiches, full entrees, Steak, Seafood... 413-663-6547

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IS183 Art School of the Berkshires Adds Three to...

"We are thrilled to welcome Joyce, Rose and Robin to the Board of...

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William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty...

McNair is an experienced agent, who previously was a partner at her...

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Jacob's Pillow Dance Announces New Board of...

As members of the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Board of Trustees, Abraham,...

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'Lion': A Prince of the...

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IS183 Art School of the Berkshires Adds Three to...

"We are thrilled to welcome Joyce, Rose and Robin to the Board of IS183," said Andy Foster, IS183 board chair. "The addition of their energy, expertise and enthusiasm will be of significant value to our community art school. I, and the entire board, look forward to working with them closely in the... click for more

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$30 Million Expansion Project Planned for...

The Boston Symphony Orchestra announced the investment Tuesday night. The four-building complex is being designed to support the performance and rehearsal activities of the Tanglewood Music Center and will be the focus point of the new Tanglewood Learning Institute click for more

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Berkshire Scenic Releases Strong Ridership Numbers...

In the first year the Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum gave rides to 9,600 passengers on the Hoosac Valley Service. The 8-mile ride from North Adams to Renfrew and back kicked off in October of 2015 with a few pilot rides. It returned for a few more in December and then went full speed ahead in... click for more

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'The Oscar Picks: Betrayed': The Great Goldberger...

Now, it bears informing that much of what followed is uncertain in its details, and will imminently be thoroughly investigated by a panel of independent chipmunks. But it's definitely a conspiracy meant to undermine the peace, tranquility and high-minded principles that have long comprised the... click for more

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Jacob's Pillow Dance Announces New Board of...

As members of the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Board of Trustees, Abraham, Patrick, Patti and Whelan will utilize their unique abilities, interests, and experiences to guide, sustain, and promote the Pillow. The board is responsible for successfully defining and carrying out the organization’s mission in... click for more

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Pittsfield's Paintbox Public Art Program Returns

Last year the seemingly ordinary utility boxes throughout the downtown was transformed into colorful and vibrant pieces of art. Now, it is time to do some more. The Artscape Committee announced the return of the paintbox program, which is an art competition with eight winners decorating the... click for more

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