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Adams Man Dies While Tubing On Deerfield River

A 51-year-old Adams died while tubing on the Deerfield River, according to the Northwestern District Attorney's Office. Authorities say the body of the man was recovered in the river Wednesday evening and the body is being sent to the Chief Medical Examiner to determine the cause of death. click for more

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Charter Upgrading Internet, Cable in Lanesborough

On Aug. 2 high-definition cable access will be in most of Lanesborough and a week later, high-speed internet. In part of the merger with Time Warner Cable, Carter Communications is upgrading the systems in three Berkshire towns - Lanesborough, West Stockbridge, and Hinsdale. For weeks workers... click for more

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North Adams Council Endorses Cultural District...

The City Council on Tuesday endorsed the pursuit of a Cultural District designation for a large part of the downtown. The work on the application began some three years but languished during a change over in staffing. Now being spearheaded by Jennifer Crowell of the Berkshire Cultural Resource... click for more

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Berkshire Reps Proud to Be Part of Historic Moment

State Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier started Tuesday rounding up all of the Hillary Clinton delegates from Massachusetts. She had forms for all of them to cast their vote as a whip for the Clinton campaign at the Democratic National Convention. One delegate was arriving late because of a delayed... click for more

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Circus Animal Ban Heads to Pittsfield City Council

The City Council will be asked to decide whether or not to ban non-domesticated animals from being used for entertainment. A animal advocacy group Berkshire Voters for Animals has proposed a ban, aimed mostly at circuses. While there hasn't been a circus in the city since 2008, the advocates... click for more

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Local Theater Group Brings the Arctic to the...

In a news release, Kickball describes "Passage" as "a dark comedy exploring themes of a changing climate, love and loss (that) integrates sea otters on razor scooters, a guru of ultimate enlightenment, dead sailors, marketing executives and questions of hubris and faith to reveal the cyclical... click for more

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Lanesborough's Overtures to Superintendent Irks...

A letter sent from the town manager to the superintendent's office is adding to the disdain between the Board of Selectmen and the School Committee. Town Manager Paul Sieloff wrote a letter on behalf of the Board of Selectmen to Superintendent of Schools Douglas Dias looking to strike up a... click for more

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Adams Approves Crosswalk Safety Light

The Selectmen unanimously approved a plethora of recommendations last week from the Traffic Commission that included the purchase of two solar-powered, lighted pedestrian crossing signs on the southernmost crosswalk on Commercial Street. Police Chief Richard Tarsa, a member of the commission,... click for more

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Martha Voisin, 91

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Martha Moore Hayes Voisin, 91, passed away on July 27, 2016 at Berkshire...

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Kevin Toomey, 66

LEE, Mass. — It is with great sadness that the family of Kevin Toomey announce his passing on...

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Holley A. Mitchell, 63

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Holley Ann (Collette) Mitchell, 63, of North Street, North Adams, died...

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Carol Ann Doucette, 58

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Carol Ann Doucette, 58, of 78 Marian Ave. died Monday, July 25, 2016, at...

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David H. Bailey, 77

CLARKSBURG, Mass. — David Howard Bailey, 77, of Clarksburg died July 28, 2016, at his home...

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Charles E. Gray, 84

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Charles Edward Gray, 84, of Williamstown died Monday, July 25, 2016, at...

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Linda M. Varuzzo, 64

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Linda Marie (Goewey) Varuzzo, 64, of North Adams died Sunday July 24,...

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Bradley J. Dorans, 38

PITTSFIELD, Mass. - Bradley J. Dorans, 38, of Newport News, Va., died Friday, July 8, 2016, at...

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Mary A. Marcoux, 99

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Mary Alice (Forgette) Marcoux, 99, of Easthampton, Mass., and formerly of...

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Adams Man Dies While Tubing On Deerfield River

A 51-year-old Adams died while tubing on the Deerfield River,...

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Driver Killed in Howland Avenue Collision

Ethan Piaggi-Cornell of Pittsfield, 23, was killed in Thursday...

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Truck Pulls Down Tree Limb on North Adams' Church...

A tractor-trailer truck heading north on Church Street took down two...

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Charter Upgrading Internet,...

On Aug. 2 high-definition cable access will be in most of...

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Circus Animal Ban Heads to...

The City Council will be asked to decide whether or not to ban...

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Jae's Asian Bistro Eyes Move to...

Jae's Asian Bistro is moving to Pittsfield. Attorney Jeff...

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Pittsfield Police Still Investigating Hit And Run...

Police are investigating a hit and run accident in which the driver...

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Early Morning Fire Destroys Pittsfied Duplex On...

An early morning fire destroyed a Robbins Avenue duplex, leaving two...

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Vehicle Towing Boat Catches Fire Near Pontoosuc...

Deputy Fire Chief Mark Cancilla said six firefighters from two...

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Southwestern Vermont Health Care's Chief Nursing...

Nominees for the award possess clinical expertise and scholarship in...

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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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Letter: Blue Star Parents Group Forming

Berkshire County has many residents serving in the military – active,...

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Letter: Support a Pittsfield Ban on Exotic Circus...

We as people wouldn't like to be subjected to the type of treatment...

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Del Gallo Challenges Democratic Candidates to...

The following is an open letter from Rinaldo Del Gallo III, candidate...

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Adams Community Bank Employees Complete New...

The New England School for Financial Studies is an intensive two-year...

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Berkshire County Banker Completes ABA School of...

The only national school of its kind, the program provides marketers,...

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Two Local Women Join Wild Oats Management Team

Sarah Thurston Housman, a native of Williamstown, was appointed as...

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New Galleries, Music Set for...

DownStreet Art kicks off its second session on Thursday night with...

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North Adams Council Endorses...

The City Council on Tuesday endorsed the pursuit of a Cultural...

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Classical High Season Approaches Its Zenith

As always, the place to be for great classical and stimulating new music is right here in our own intimate corner of the world - the Berkshires - a designated "cultural capital," where artistic boundaries are nonexistent. click for more

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Circus Animal Ban Heads to Pittsfield City Council

The City Council will be asked to decide whether or not to ban non-domesticated animals from being used for entertainment. A animal advocacy group Berkshire Voters for Animals has proposed a ban, aimed mostly at circuses. While there hasn't been a circus in the city since 2008, the advocates... click for more

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Local Theater Group Brings the Arctic to the...

In a news release, Kickball describes "Passage" as "a dark comedy exploring themes of a changing climate, love and loss (that) integrates sea otters on razor scooters, a guru of ultimate enlightenment, dead sailors, marketing executives and questions of hubris and faith to reveal the cyclical... click for more

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Jae's Asian Bistro Eyes Move to Pittsfield

Jae's Asian Bistro is moving to Pittsfield. Attorney Jeff Lynch told the Licensing Board on Monday that he expects to have a change in name and manager soon for the former 7 Winter Grille on Winter Street. The building is owned by Susan Chung, who with her husband Jae Chung owner multiple... click for more

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Documentary Explores Good Life in the Berkshires

A documentary film examining what it takes for a life well-lived has focused on several Berkshires residents to illustrate its ideas. "A Small Good Thing" won best documentary at this year's Boston International Film Festival. Among director Pamela Tanner Boll's previous credits is as a producer... click for more

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Barrington Stage Names New Trustees

"I am thrilled to welcome three dynamic new board members to the Barrington Stage family. They will give our board and our organization a richer, deeper understanding of our Berkshire community and how we can serve it more effectively," said ​Artistic Director Julianne Boyd. click for more

DINING 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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Korean Garden Q&A

Korean Garden Q&A click for more

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Sports

Sheedy Honing Her Lacrosse...

Pittsfield High sophomore Clare Sheedy is headed to a prestigious...

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Berkshire Trio Excel with...

Jenna Benzinger, Grace Guachione and Peyton Steinman continue to...

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Legendary Coach George 'Buddy' Pellerin Dies at 77

The funeral for Pittsfield coaching legend George 'Buddy' Pellerin is scheduled for Friday morning. click for more

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County's Softball Coaches Name Hunt MVP

The Berkshire County high school softball coaches Wednesday announced their all-star teams for 2016. click for more

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County Girls Lacrosse Coaches Name All-Star Teams

Wahconah and Mount Greylock held down the most spots on the all-Berkshire County girls lacrosse teams announced on Tuesday. click for more

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Lenox's Meisberger, Pittsfield's Rich Named County...

Berkshire County's high school track and field coaches have announced their all-county team for 2016. click for more

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Local Soccer Players Excel at...

Four teams from Pittsfield’s Soccer Domain Academy this month made...

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High School Sports Videos

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VIDEO: Wahconah Regional High School Baseball grad Matt Schneider...
Pittsfield American Little League's Luke Mele gets a strikeout to end...
VIDEO: Pittsfield Americans' Brendan Stannard hits his second grand...

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