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North Adams Librarian to Retire After 30 Years

Longtime library employee Robin Martin intends to retire in early May, and library officials say they'll feel her absence keenly. Not only are they losing an experienced employee of 30 years, but her departure as adult reference services librarian may lead to a cascade of staffing issues. click for more

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Lanesborough Neighbors Negotiating Compromise in...

Kara Zaks is working on a compromise with her neighbor Clark Gable over the chickens, ducks, and roosters she raises on her property. The two live next to each other on Narragansett Avenue and Zaks has some 80 ducks, chickens, and roosters. She raises them for food, eggs, to sell for extra... click for more

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Williams Outlines Solution to Parking Issue During...

Williams College and its contractor believe they have a solution to the problem of workers parking in a downtown parking lot during construction projects. The practice frustrated downtown merchants during last summer's renovation of the college's Spring Street tavern. A looming five-year project... click for more

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BRPC Trying To Get Ahead On OPEB Liabilities

BRPC is trying to get ahead on its "other postemployment benefits." In 2009, Massachusetts passed a law requiring government agencies to disclose the liability. OPEB consists mostly of health insurance for future retirees and the focus of most agencies is to start a trust fund, which will... click for more

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Death of 11-Year-Old Hannah Nazareth Still a...

The cause of 11-year-old Hannah Nazareth's death may never be known. District Attorney David Capeless' office said on Monday that the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner was unable to determine a cause of death because the body had to much decomposition. click for more

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Price Chopper in North Adams to Close

The Price Chopper on State Road is expected to close by the end of the month. Employees were informed Monday morning that the 40-year-old supermarket would close. click for more

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J Star Gymnasts Earn Medals at Manhattan Classic

The J Star gymnasts brought home an assortment of medals from the Manhattan Classic, their biggest competition yet. Last Week 12 J Star athletes, ages 7 to 12, traveled to New York City and competed against other gymnasts from across the country. click for more

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Software Gets North Adams Tweens Thinking About...

What do you want to be when you grow up? It's a question children often hear as early as preschool, as they don plastic doctor's equipment or pretend to race cars or fly to the moon, but it's not a serious question often until the second half of high school. click for more

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Berkshire Tidbits: Chinese New Year Banquet, Food Events

Monday, Feb. 8, is the beginning of the 15-day Chinese Spring...

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Election 2016: Presidential Primary Voting

Wednesday, Feb. 10, is the last day to register or to change party...

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Images Cinema Kicks Off 100th Anniversary Celebration

In November 1916, Hiram C. Walden converted a former Williams College...

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New Bird Leads Drury Boys to Ninth...

The Drury boys basketball team defeated Lenox on Tuesday night.

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Taconic Boys Share Ball, Shoot...

Matt Stracuzzi hit six 3-pointers Tuesday to help the Taconic boys...

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Rodriguez Leads McCann Tech Boys to Win

The McCann Tech boys basketball team defeated Smith Voc on Tuesday night. click for more

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Wahconah Hockey Team Holds Off Mount Everett...

The Wahconah hockey team defeated Mount Everett, 5-3, on Tuesday night. click for more

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Mount Everett Tops Lenox Behind Carpenter's 15

The Mount Everett girls basketball team defeated Lenox on Monday night. click for more

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Steinman, Shade Lead Pittsfield Girls to Win

The Pittsfield girls basketball team defeated Monument Mountain on Monday night. click for more

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New North Adams Girls Win Youth...

The North Adams girls last weekend won the CYC third- and...

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Obituaries

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Frederick Lovern, 74

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Frederick Lovern, 74, of Union Street died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at...

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Barbara M. Crawford, 82

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Barbara Marie Crawford, 82, of Eagle Street died peacefully on Friday, Feb....

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Joyce M. Walsh, 84

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Joyce May Walsh, 84, of Cole Avenue died on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at...

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Najib 'Pat' Davis, 100

ADAMS, Mass. — Najib Thomas "Pat" Davis, 100, of Adams, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at...

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Joan H. Crosier, 82

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Joan H. Crosier, 82, of George Avenue died Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at...

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Mary A. Actor, 98

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mary Antoinette Actor, 98, a longtime resident of 85 Birch Grove Drive, died...

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Theresa M. Grande, 95

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Theresa Mary Grande, 95, of Notch Road died Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at...

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Maria H. Paralta, 94

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Maria H. Paralta, 94, formerly of 38 Third St., died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016,...

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Nello N. Salvitti, 53

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Nello N. Salvitti, 53, of Attleboro, formerly of Pittsfield, died Monday...

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Police Seek Information on Possible Williamstown...

Police said the woman appeared to have been walking her dog on a...

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Death of 11-Year-Old Hannah Nazareth Still a...

The cause of 11-year-old Hannah Nazareth's death may never be...

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Big Dance Turns Mass MoCA...

The latest dance performance to appear at Massachusetts Museum of...

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Berkshire Tidbits: Chinese...

Monday, Feb. 8, is the beginning of the 15-day Chinese Spring...

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'Jane Got a Gun': Misfires

A few decades ago, before the revisionist Western (i.e. Robert...

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Images Cinema Kicks Off 100th Anniversary...

In November 1916, Hiram C. Walden converted a former Williams College fraternity house into a movie theater, promising to screen only “high class” fare with live musical accompaniment. One hundred years later, movies are still screening at 50 Spring St., making it one of the oldest continuously... click for more

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Magical 'Tempest' Arrives in Pittsfield this July

"The Tempest" takes place on a magical island inhabited by spirits and monsters and two humans, castoffs from society: a wizard and his daughter. It is the story of the old man's revenge ... or forgiveness. click for more

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'The Boy': Best Seen by Mistake

It's the good old 'is it alive or not?' ploy, a theme that probably originated even before Abraham smashed the gods in his Dad's idol shop, perhaps for creeping him out. However, screenwriter Stacey Menear's slight variation on the theme isn't half bad and, had it been placed in more creative... click for more

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Berkshire Tidbits: Cupcake and Chili Wars

The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum are always cooking up something fun, in the downstairs auditorium behind the children's library at the Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. This Saturday, they're bringing in the charming and energetic Alana Chernilla to show everyone how to make that... click for more

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WCMA Artist Facilitates Unusual Museum...

The Oakland-based, socially-engaged artist Lexa Walsh creates experiences for her audiences, and that's exactly her current mission at Williams College on multiple fronts. With her winter study program "Mapping The Museum," Walsh has worked with students to take over the Williams College Museum... click for more

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Burns Suppers Celebrate Scotland's Favorite Poet &...

Monday, Jan. 25, will be the Scottish poet Robert Burns' 257th birthday. The poet and lyricist, collector of folk songs, farmer and liver-of-life-to-the-fullest, was so beloved that, only a few years after his early death at the age of 37, friends began the tradition of celebrating his birthday... click for more

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'Carol': Sings a Sad Song

It is 1953, all buttoned up and proper, especially around the suburban New Jersey neighborhood where the Aird manse sits in pristine glory. But scratch the surface just a touch beyond the stone Tudor opulence and therein resides some pretty unhappy people ... specifically, Harge and Carol Aird.... click for more

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Berkshire Tidbits: Church Suppers, Guido's...

Almost every Wednesday evening, from the end of summer until the next summer, church members, local service clubs, supermarkets and restaurants spend the afternoon in the kitchen of First Congregational Church in Lee, 413 243-1033, 25 Park Place, making simple but tasty suppers for their... click for more

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Adams Arts Advisory Board Setting Sights on Fairy...

With a constant confluence of innovative ideas, the Adams Arts Advisory Board is hoping to catalyze the creative economy in the Mother Town and beyond. "A group of artists working at reaching out to the art world in the region and creating sort of a switchboard or a conduit through which artists... click for more

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Grant Opens Workforce Training Opportunities in North Adams,...

The state has now allocated $138,000 to the Berkshire County...

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Dunkin Donuts Asks For Extension On Pittsfield's Styrofoam...

Dunkin' Donuts is asking for a year's extension to comply with...

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Old Country Buffet Abruptly Closes in Pittsfield

Employees were shocked to find a sign posted on the door of Old...

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Pittsfield Man Pleads Not Guilty To Murder Charge

An autopsy is expected to be conducted sometime Friday at the Office...

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North Adams Police: Two Women Struck by Motor...

Two women were struck by a vehicle while crossing Union Street at...

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Vermont Man Charged After Vehicle Hits Laundromat

There were no injuries but the building was flooded and the building...

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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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Williams Tops MCLA in Men's Basketball

The Williams College men's basketball team Tuesday remained...

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Letter: Commuters Need to Slow Down

This is not the Autobahn, there is a speed limit. Leave earlier so...

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Letter: Residents Should be Informed Before Mount...

Greetings. I have the privilege of serving on the Mount Greylock...

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Letter: Thanks to NAFD for Fire Preparation...

I would like to thank the three members of the North Adams Fire...

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Buono Joins CompuWorks as VCIO

As a VCIO, Buono will guide clients through the critical process of...

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New Doctor Joins Barrington Family Medicine in...

In addition to comprehensive primary care, Hickey brings expertise in...

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New Neurosurgeon Joins Berkshire Health Systems

Emrich is accepting new patients in need of brain and spinal care and...

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