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New 17-Year-Old Man Shot In Pittsfield

A 17-year-old man was shot Sunday on Bartlett Avenue. Police say the man was transported to Berkshire Medical Center for treatment of the non-life threatening injuries around 9:58 p.m. The victim is declining to cooperate with investigating officers, police said. click for more

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Long Timelines Not Uncommon in Domestic Terrorism...

It has been more than nine months since an Adams man was arrested and his Murray Street apartment was searched by the FBI. It has been nine months since the U.S. Attorney's Office announced that Alexander Ciccolo was charged with violating a federal weapons possession law and released a... click for more

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Adams Head-On Collision Results in Fatality

A 17-year-old North Adams man was killed in a head-on collision early Saturday evening on North Summer Street. Three other people were injured. click for more

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North Adams Pupils Help With Windsor Lake Trout...

The city's entire fourth-grade class turned out for the fish stocking event, getting some information on the four types of trout Mass Wildlife raises in its four hatcheries and getting the chance to help with the annual event. The day was designed to promote outdoor recreation, and provide the... click for more

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New Adams Store Opens Up in Memory of Noah Brown

A new shop will be celebrating its opening this weekend, but its first day of business on Sunday will be bittersweet. Kayla Pierce and her fiance, John-Michael Bradbury, are opening up "Smalls" at 64 Summer St. for two reasons: to support local crafters and to keep her son's memory alive. click for more

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BFAIR Meeting Shows How Far Services Have Come

Berkshire Family and Individual Resources on Friday recognized Doris Sartori and her family with BFAIR's inaugural Lifetime Advocacy Award at the non-profit's annual meeting. Weisenflue explained just how difficult a road Doris and her late husband Aldo faced when they became advocates for their... click for more

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Pittsfield Highlights Chestnut Seed Orchard to...

The American Chestnut tree was so woven into the fabric of early American life that it was referred to as a "cradle to grave" in when a child was born, he was placed in a Chestnut cradle and when he dies, in a Chestnut coffin. Between four to five billion of the trees crowded the Eastern United... click for more

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The Independent Investor: What Do Prince, You and...

Prince had no spouse or children but he does have several siblings and an estate valued at $300 million. There is also the supposed treasure trove of unreleased musical material, a sizable estate tax bill (if no estate planning was in place) and who knows what else. One thing is sure; there... click for more

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New Berkshires Beat: Save...

The SBA has raised more than $2.4... 

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New Biz Briefs: Southwestern...

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Biz Briefs: Berkshire United...

After 36 years in the family business... 

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Berkshire Tidbits: Greek Pastry...

It is time for the choreographed ballet... 

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Pittsfield Softball Rolls Over...

Emily Koldys Saturday pitched the Pittsfield softball team to...

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Pittsfield Downs Drury at...

Sam Fick pitched the Pittsfield baseball team to victory on Saturday.

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McCormack Scores Late Game-Winner as Mounties Edge...

The Mount Greylock boys lacrosse team Saturday stayed unbeaten with a one-goal win. click for more

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Girard's Four Goals Lead Wahconah Boys to Victory

The Wahconah boys lacrosse team defeated Taconic on Saturday. click for more

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East Longmeadow Outslugs Mount Greylock Nine

The Mount Greylock baseball team dropped a 9-6 decision on Saturday. click for more

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Burr & Burton Baseball Tops Wahconah

The Burr & Burton Bulldogs of Manchester, Vt., defeated the Wahconah baseball team on Saturday. click for more

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Mount Greylock graduate Lucy Barrett went directly from basketball to...

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Obituaries

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Thomas Reimann, 73

Thomas Reimann, who led a remarkable life filled with love and adventure, died on April 24,...

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Robert C. Booth, 81

CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Robert Clyde Booth, 81, of Clarksburg died Friday, April 29, 2016, at...

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Edward E. Blake, 68

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. - Edward E. Blake, 68, of North Adams died Friday morning, April 29, 2016,...

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Chester Michalski, 94

ADAMS, Mass. — Mr. Chester S. Michalski, 94, of 12 Allen St., Adams, died on Tuesday, April 26,...

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Blanche Spence Rackliffe, 87

BENNINGTON, Vt. — Blanche Spence Rackliffe, 87, a resident of Crescent Boulevard, passed away...

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JoAnn Mary Best, 63

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — JoAnn Mary Best, 63, of 81 Greylock Terrace passed away on Wednesday, April...

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Isabelle Soule, 69

WEST STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Isabelle B. Soule 69, of Swamp Road in West Stockbridge died Tuesday,...

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Margaret Pelosi, 84

WILMINGTON, Vt. — Margaret (Mullowney) Pelosi, 84, who was born and raised in Everett, Mass.,...

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Rosina Silvestro, 79

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Rosina Silvestro, 79, of 16 Locust St. died Saturday, April 23, 2016, at...

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17-Year-Old Man Shot In Pittsfield

A 17-year-old man was shot Sunday on Bartlett Avenue. Police say...

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Adams Head-On Collision Results in Fatality

A 17-year-old North Adams man was killed in a head-on collision early...

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A & E

MCLA Gallery 51 Seeks Camera...

A collaborative group project of MCLA and Brigham Young University...

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'BOOM' Looks to Connect Local...

The Berkshires may be brimming with musicians, but for whatever...

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Drury Arts Students To...

The Drury Arts Department will bring the play "Amadeus" and the...

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Can You Make Your Investments Less 'Taxing'?

Still, you may want to look for ways to reduce those taxes associated with your investments, leaving you more money available to meet your important goals, such as a comfortable retirement. click for more

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Berkshire Tidbits: Spring Cleaning, Mushroom...

Volunteers will spend some hours helping to clean out the accessible raised beds, weed and prepare the herb garden, remove garden debris and lay out the 15 by 20 foot organic community garden plots in preparation for the garden opening the next day, Sunday, May 1. click for more

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Williamstown Resident Joins Berkshire Museum Board...

Hunter, a Pittsfield native and Williamstown resident, brings a wealth of experience as a dedicated volunteer in the cultural community here in the Berkshires as well as her professional expertise in the field of education. click for more

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Figment Project Promises Busy Day of Artmaking...

Sometimes it just takes a kernel of an idea to get a community imagining up all kinds of possibilities. On Saturday, one of those ideas will sprout into Figment North Adams, bringing community and arts together at Windsor Lake. From stage readings and bands, to blacklight face-painting and... click for more

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'Barbershop: The Next Cut': Seriously Styled

The storyline is basic. The Southside is getting worse and worse, the sociocultural casualty of increasing gang violence. Politicians have suggested surrounding it with a wall. Gee, doesn't that sound familiar? Secretly, Calvin harbors thoughts of giving up the fight and relocating to the North... click for more

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Five New Sculptures Being Installed in Downtown...

City workers installed Thursday the second of five new public art sculptures downtown. "We have three more sculptures to come in this year," Recreation Activities Coordinator Department of Community Development Becky Manship said. "We're hoping to get those in within the next week, week and a... click for more

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Berkshire Tidbits: Passover Orders

The Climos and their able and enthusiastic staff will make charoset, chicken matzoh ball soup, chopped chicken liver, gefilte fish, beef brisket, tzmmes, potato kugel and macaroons. click for more

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Mass MoCA Show Challenges Visitors to Consider...

The galleries at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art are renowned for the challenging, inventive creations featured in them, but a new show at the museum challenges visitors to pay attention to the areas between the galleries. click for more

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'The Boss': Corners the Funny Business

Somewhat reminiscent of how the great Rodney Dangerfield and other standup artists before him packaged their shtick in feature-length celluloid, the script, while not badly written, is but a vehicle for McCarthy's scattershot criticism of whatever comes to mind. click for more

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Airport Study Group Continues...

PERC President Jay Anderson doesn't think the development of the...

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Fire Damages Pittsfield Apartment Kitchen

A fire caused by cooking caused damage to a Columbus Avenue...

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North Adams Firefighters Douse Brush Fire; Warn...

Firefighters wrangled a small brush fire on the hill between Parker...

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Pittsfield Fire Damages Montgomery Avenue Duplex

Several pets were killed when a fire erupted on the first floor of a...

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R.K. Miles Announces Snowmobile Sweepstakes...

R.K. Miles on Friday announced the winner of its Makita 100 Years of...

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North Adams' Moulton Blocks Two Shots, MCLA...

The MCLA women's basketball team won its fifth straight on Wednesday...

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McLaughlin Leads MCLA Women to Road Win

Pittsfield's Courtney McLaughlin scored 25 points on Monday to lead...

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Letter: MCLA Campus Garden Gone Without...

Spring is here. Sadly, the MCLA Campus Garden, formerly located next...

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Letter: Write-In Candidate for Adams-Cheshire...

I would like to announce that I am a write-in candidate for a seat on...

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Letter: Waubeeka Important to All of Williamstown

With all due respect, Waubeeka is not just a South Williamstown...

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True North Insurance Appoints Broker, Vice...

As an employee benefits specialist and Vice President, Drake will be...

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North Adams Library Names DiLego as Assistant...

DiLego was the unanimous choice based on her 20 years of experience...

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Williams College Alumna Wins Gates Cambridge...

Her plan for graduate research at Oxford is to acquire expertise in...

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