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Seven Years In, Cop on Top Continues To Grow

It's been seven years since the first Cop on Top set in motion a series of fundraisers, growing every year, that has raised more than $600,000 for Special Olympic athlete. "We've made so much money in our county program that we help other programs in other counties," said Officer Darren Derby,... click for more

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Pittsfield Super Tracking Impacts of Federal...

Superintendent Jason McCandless said he is watching closely what the federal replacement to No Child Left Behind will ultimately mean for the district. Last year the federal government adopted Every Student Succeeds Act and it was signed into law on Dec. 10. The program replaces No Child Left... click for more

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North Adams Housing Supports Louison House Plans

The authority agreed earlier this year to transfer the Church Street home to Louison House for $1 but the final closing has not taken place. In the meantime, the family shelter was forced to move into the building after a fire on June 26 damaged the Adams residential shelter. click for more

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McCann Pinning Ceremony Launches 15 on Nursing...

It was very much a passing of the torch — or really the lamp — on Wednesday as most of the newly graduated licensed practical nurses were pinned by colleagues and friends, parents and siblings. The ceremonies in the McCann gymnasium ended with bouquets, applause and bows as the graduates greeted... click for more

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Drury to Perform Manilow's 'Copacabana'

More than 65 students in the Drury arts wing will take their audience to where "music and passion were always the fashion" when they perform the musical based on Manilow's 1978 hit song this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. click for more

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Metered Parking Comes To Pittsfield In January

Metered parking downtown will start in the new year. The city will be installing the new parking kiosks on North Street and in the First Street and McKay lots in December and the program will go live on Jan. 3. click for more

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Pittsfield Cleaning Up Financial Books Regarding...

Director of Finance Matthew Kerwood is looking to clean up the books on some $69 million worth of City Council bond authorizations that were never spent. click for more

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New Wahconah Seniors Savor Return...

The Wahconah football team faces Mashpee on Saturday afternoon for a...

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Bledsoe to High School...

Wahconah's football captains were at Gillette Stadium Tuesday for the...

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Mount Greylock's Albano Named Berkshire County MVP

The Berkshire County high school volleyball coaches announced their all-league teams on Tuesday. click for more

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New Coaches at Helms of McCann Tech Boys, Girls...

Monday marked the first day of winter sports practice in Berkshire County. click for more

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Wahconah Heading Back to State Title Game

The Wahconah football team beat West Boylston on Saturday in the state semi-finals. click for more

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Grafton Ends Taconic's Run in State Semi-Finals

The Taconic football team Saturday lost in the state Division 3 semi-finals. click for more

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Carpenter Earns All-America...

Lenox's Scott Carpenter Saturday led the Georgetown men's cross...

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Pittsfield High School senior Peyton Steinman Tuesday signs a National...

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Obituaries

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Arthur Stein, 91

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The family of Arthur Stein is heartbroken to announce the passing of our...

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Mildred J. Grandchamp, 94

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Mildred J. (Dennis) Grandchamp, 94, of North Adams died Monday, November...

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Janet A. Roy, 82

DALTON, Mass. — Dalton lost an exceptional woman with an amazing spirit who was loved and...

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David A. Shears, 60

ADAMS, Mass. — Mr. David A. Shears, 60, of Adams died on Sunday, November 27, 2016, at...

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Jaclyn A. Boudreau, 38

ADAMS, Mass. — Jaclyn Ann Biagini Boudreau, 38, of Adams died on Saturday, November 26, 2016,...

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Mary Baccoli, 84

LEE, Mass. — Mary Rose Contenta Baccoli, 84, of East Center Lee passed away peacefully at Mount...

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Concetta McCarthy, 93

LEE, Mass. — Concetta “Connie” McCarthy, 93, of Lee, died Saturday evening,...

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Alice M. MacMullen, 91

ANDISFIELD, Mass. — Alice May MacMullen, 91, of River Road in Sandisfield, died Wednesday,...

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Gilda E.Monterosso, 92

PITTSFIELD, Mass. - Gilda Elaine DiNicola Monterosso, 92, of Springside Avenue died peacefully with...

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Pittsfield Teen Accosted On Elm Street

Police are looking for a man who accosted a 17-year-old girl on Elm...

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Pittsfield Man Pleads Guilty to MassHealth Fraud

A Pittsfield man has pleaded guilty and been sentenced in connection...

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Teen in Critical Condition Following Pittsfield...

Police did not identify the male victim but said officers responded...

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North County Group Seeks...

Two Degrees of NoCo (North County) is a take off on 2 Degrees...

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Pittsfield Licensing Board to...

The Madison isn't a big tourist attraction. It's a place...

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Pittsfield Teen Accosted On Elm Street

Police are looking for a man who accosted a 17-year-old girl on Elm...

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Pittsfield Man Pleads Guilty to MassHealth Fraud

A Pittsfield man has pleaded guilty and been sentenced in connection...

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Teen in Critical Condition Following Pittsfield...

Police did not identify the male victim but said officers responded...

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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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Southwestern Vermont Health Care's Chief Nursing...

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

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Guest Column: Going to the Dogs

Years ago, cities and towns started eliminating the swimming pools...

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Letter: Condemn Trump/Bannon

I stood before this City Council in 2003 to ask the council to stand...

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Letter: Thanks for Quitting Smoking

This Thanksgiving season, I'd like to remind readers to thank a...

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Hoosac Valley Names Adams Scholarship Recipients

This scholarship is based on the student's high academic achievement...

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Williams Professor Wins Musicological Society...

The H. Colin Slim Award honors each year a musicological article of...

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SVHC Honors Employees with 2016 Putnam Awards

One award every year is presented for each of the organization’s five...

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'Moonlight': Illuminating

It is a subtlety among the ferocity, a nod to the human heart and...

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New Barrington Stage Company Names Director of...

Pirsig joins the Barrington Stage Company team having previously served as the director of development at Flat Rock Playhouse (Flat Rock, N.C.) and assistant director of development for Virginia Stage Company in Norfolk. click for more

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New Norman Rockwell Museum Announces New Director of...

During his tenure at the Museum he has secured funding for art conservation, art storage and facilities needs, overseen a 1,600 percent growth in collections and curated or co-curated a number of contemporary exhibitions such as "Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure" and "Litgraphic: The World of... click for more

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Common Folk Host Play Examining Gun Violence

Common Folk will host the play "Venable 8: Three Lessons on Gun Violence" followed by a conversation in hopes to disarm the difficult discussion about gun violence in schools. The local artist's collective production of the three-act play this week examines gun violence in the classroom, why it... click for more

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'Bleed for This': Middleweight Contender

Based on a true story, the travail that was "The Pazmanian Devil's" career should please boxing fans who know the history, and perhaps viewers in general who appreciate a good old struggle against overwhelming odds. Miles Teller is convincing as the pugnacious protagonist, a portrayal only enhanced... click for more

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Classical Beat: Taconic Music Presents First...

Cellist Michael Rudiakov established the tradition of holiday concerts about 20 years ago. After his passing in November of 2000, it was carried on by son Ariel and daughter-in-law Joana. For many years, the concerts were held at the Dorset Church as part of the Manchester Music Festival; this year... click for more

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New Hoosac Valley Theatre Department Performs...

In the past, Hoosac Valley has only done musicals. Boyer said many students are very interested in theater and wanted more options. "They are very excited and they are really happy to do something different because we have only done musicals here so to have a real play for kids who don't like to... click for more

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