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Cheshire Concerned About Share of School District Costs

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The Selectmen are wondering about cost sharing between Cheshire and Adams with the expected closing of an elementary school. Of major concern is the town's responsibility for repairs to C.T. Plunkett School in Adams if Cheshire School should close. click for more

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Pittsfield's Newest Fire Truck Arrives

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The city's replacement ladder truck arrived Friday, being the latest capital investment the city has made in the Fire Department. The 2014 Pierce Arrow XT chassis with 100-foot aluminum ladder was delivered Friday afternoon. The truck had served as a demonstrator model for Pierce, traveling from... click for more

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Adams-Cheshire Struggling With School Closure Decision

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Cheshire and Adams have long been tied together by history and familial bonds. For the last 50 years, that's been strengthened through a shared educational system. But dropping enrollment and the school district's struggle in the last years with ballooning budgets, has the two towns at odds over... click for more

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$30 Million Expansion Project Planned for Tanglewood

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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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State Officials Still Awaiting BMC Intersection Area...

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The project to re-do the intersections around Berkshire Medical Center has been pushed back yet again, as the design has not progressed enough. The $7.1 million project for the Berkshire Medical Center area has been ranked as a top priority by Berkshire Regional Planning Commission but the... click for more

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Clarksburg School Project Can Keep Original Well

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The state Department of Environmental Protection says Clarksburg School can continue to use its original well as long as its meet specifications during any renovation. Officials have been unsure about the continued use of the well since an initial school survey done a decade ago. click for more

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North Adams Looks at Shorter Bike Trail Project

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Williamstown's route is fairly set and a much easier one than North Adams. It runs largely on level terrain along the Hoosic River on land owned by the town and Williams College for about 2.5 miles. The money for that is set. North Adams, however, is in a use it or lose it proposition. Money set... click for more

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Cheshire Historical Commission Wants to Save Masonic...

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The Historical Commission is hoping the town can save the Masonic Lodge on Church Street. Commission member Diane Hitter said the upper floors where the Mason lodge was housed is like a museum. click for more

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Biz Briefs: Stop & Shop Donates...

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Miss Hall's School Presents...

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Boston Seafood Defends Chowder...

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Berkshires Beat: Bad Weather...

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Kindergarten Registration Dates...

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New Walker Leads Taconic in...

The Taconic boys basketball team Thursday beat Drury to claim the...

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New Frederick Leads Hoosac Girls...

The Hoosac Valley girls basketball team Thursday came from behind to...

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New 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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Mount Everett Icers Come Back to Win Season Finale

The Mount Everett hockey team defeated Wahconah on Wednesday night. click for more

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Monson Girls Top Drury

The Monson girls basketball team defeated Drury, 50-40, on Wednesday night. click for more

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Hornets' Heart Leads to League Crown

The McCann Tech boys basketball team defeated Hampden Charter on Tuesday. click for more

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Adams, North Adams Softball...

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Obituaries

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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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George S. Johnson, 69

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — George Sanford Johnson, 69, of North Adams died on Tuesday, February 21,...

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Ralph C. Mason Jr., 89

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Ralph Clinton Mason Jr., 89, of Northwest Hill Road in Williamstown, died...

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John R. Hamilton, 92

BENNINGTON, Vt. — John Ross Hamilton, 92, a resident of Darien, Conn., passed away February 15,...

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Adams Apartment House Destroyed in Blaze

At least a half-dozen people have lost everything after a fire...

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Pittsfield Police Officer Cleared in Shooting

A Pittsfield Police officer who discharged his weapon in the course...

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North Adams Misses Out on...

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

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The Boston Symphony Orchestra announced the investment Tuesday...

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Adams Apartment House Destroyed in Blaze

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Pittsfield Police Officer Cleared in Shooting

A Pittsfield Police officer who discharged his weapon in the course...

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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: 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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Letter: Closing Plunkett School Short-Sighted

The problems plaguing this region have been well documented in many...

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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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Darrow School Junior Wins Top Art Show Prize

LaPell was named the first-place winner for his untitled work, a...

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Berkshire Bank Names President of First Choice...

As president, Costello will work with the current leadership team of...

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Miss Hall's School Presents...

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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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Berkshire Museum Presents 'Ten Days of Play'

Celebrating the fifth year for this popular event, this innovative opportunity for child-directed play is included with regular museum admission and is available daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and noon to 3 p.m. on Sundays. "Ten Days of Play" is part of Pittsfield's 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival. click for more

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'The Comedian': Requiem for a Funnyman

I've become magnanimous. All of which is my diplomatic, if not entirely apologetic way of touting a film that many of my so-called colleagues have marginalized if not downright denigrated. Well, they're all wrong. FAKE NEWS. Sad! click for more

DINING Q&A

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Grazie's Italian Restaurant

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