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Williamstown School Committee Member Questions...

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Johnson emphasized that his comments were meant to address the national trend in education and not reflect on Williamstown's priorities. And he said there are issues of equity involved in the rush to bring technology into the classroom. click for more

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North Adams Emergency Services Holiday Fundraiser Yields...

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The North Adams Fire Department spent last Monday afternoon wrapping the hundreds of toys they received during the November toy drive outside of Walmart, where shoppers were able to purchase a toy and place it on one of the emergency service vehicles parked outside. click for more

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Sandisfield Town Garage Burns to the Ground

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According to news reports, the five-alarm fire was reported shortly after 9 a.m. and was "fully engulfed" when firefighters from multiple companies arrived at the scene. click for more

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Business

Renovation of Former Pittsfield Church Into Apartments...

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In 1906 the Berkshire Railway System constructed a building on Seymour Street to host a steam boiler and large electrical generators to power the trolley cars going up and down North Street. Six years later the facility was too small. The railroad built a new one on East Street and vacated the... click for more

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Pittsfield Health Officials Back Trash Collection...

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Health Director Gina Armstrong doesn't see the enforcement of new trash regulations becoming a difficult task. The Board of Health is currently in charge of enforcing nuisance issues regarding trash already. Armstrong brought up some areas of concern about the proposed toter system regulations,... click for more

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Clarksburg School Committee Requests Extension on School...

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School Committee is formally asking for an extension on its school building renovation plans in light of new information on the town's financial status. The school district and its partners are asking for time until Jan. 12 to meet with financial and legal consultants "to review the feasibility... click for more

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Sports & Outdoors

Wahconah Cheerleaders Earn Berth in National...

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In addition to supporting their school's football team on a run to the Western Massachusetts championship and a narrow loss in the state semi-finals, Wahconah's cheerleaders last month earned a spot in the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championships with their performance at the... click for more

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New Amherst Boys Edge Taconic

The Taconic boys basketball team dropped its season opener at home on...

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New Najimy Leads Lenox Girls in...

The Lenox girls basketball team Monday won at Mohawk Trail.

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Taconic Wrestlers Third at Athol Tourney

The Taconic wrestling team Saturday placed third at its season-opening tournament. click for more

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Hankey Starts Strong for Monument Mountain Bowling

The Berkshire County High School Bowling League got under way on Friday at Ken's Bowl. click for more

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Hopkins Academy Boys Top Drury at UMass

The Drury boys basketball team Saturday dropped its season opener. click for more

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Greylock Boys Tip Off with Dominating Win at Cage

The Mount Greylock boys basketball team blew out Turners Falls on Saturday morning in Amherst. click for more

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Wahconah Cheerleaders Earn...

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Cole Wojtkowski sets up Brady Foehl for the basket in Mount...
Sam Dils hits a 3 for Mount Greylock Regional High School in its win...
Reece Racette drives to the middle for two in Drury’s loss to...

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Obituaries

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William Kitterman, 69

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — William Roy Kitterman, 69, of 83 Bachman Avenue, Pittsfield, died Monday,...

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Monica Dziadzio, 95

ADAMS, Mass. — The family of Monica “Minnie” Dziadzio regretfully announces that...

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Betty LaRoche, 93

CHESHIRE, Mass. — Mrs. Betty C. (Kenney) LaRoche, 93, of Cheshire, formerly of Adams, died...

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Desmond R. Tivy, 89

LENOX, Mass. — Sleeping peacefully, Desmond Ryder Tivy, 89, left us on December 5, 2017, in...

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Barbara Albuquerque, 92

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Barbara Albuquerque, 92, of 53 Edward Avenue, Pittsfield, died Monday,...

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Elvino Dellaghelfa, 90

ADAMS, Mass. — Elvino  “Al,” “Alvin” Dellaghelfa died peacefully...

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Fred A. Windover, 79

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Fred Alvah Windover of Beacon Street, Boston, died Monday, December 4,...

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Anne R. Hyatt, 83

SHEFFIELD, Mass. — Anne Rae Thomson Hyatt passed away on December 7, 2017, at her home....

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Evelyn H. Shepard, 50

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Evelyn H. (Wilson) Shepard, 50, of North Adams, died on Tuesday, December...

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Sandisfield Town Garage Burns to the Ground

According to news reports, the five-alarm fire was reported shortly...

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Adams Fire Snuff Out Columbia Street Fire

Fire Chief John Pansecchi said the call came in late morning and once...

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Biz Briefs: Wild Oats...

The main event will be a cake cutting at 3:35 p.m., but the...

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Renovation of Former Pittsfield...

In 1906 the Berkshire Railway System constructed a building on...

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Carr Hardware In Quarterfinals...

Carr Hardware is the only business in Massachusetts to make it...

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Sandisfield Town Garage Burns to the Ground

According to news reports, the five-alarm fire was reported shortly...

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@theMarket: Should Be Good Month for Stocks

The House passed a stop-gap spending bill averting a government...

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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: City Council Health Care Benefits Must...

A recent public records request revealed that although in 2010 the...

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Letter: Great American Smokeout Is Nov. 16

Developed by the American Cancer Society, the Great American Smokeout...

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We Buy Junk Cars & Scrap Metal. 24hr Towing Service (413)443-1635

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Beer + Pizza = Love! Located at Bright Ideas Brewing Co 111 Mass MoCa Way, N.Adams (413)346-4460

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Rainbow Restaurant

Wood Fired Pizza and Entrees. Daily Bar and Dinner Specials. Pittsfield, MA (413)443-0002

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Goodwill of the Berkshires Names New President...

Twiggs, a Lenox resident, had most recently served as Goodwill's...

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Two New Members Join Berkshire Community College...

The BCC Board of Trustees is composed of area residents appointed to...

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Rotary Announces 2017 Service Above Self Award...

This award exemplifies student volunteer efforts and their selfless...

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Bennington Center for the...

Laumeister and his wife Elizabeth Small, who founded the Bennington...

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'The Man Who Invented...

Nalluri's take on the creative process amps up that dramatic...

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Children's Musical Set For Dec. 2-3 in...

“Angels Aware” features two dozen local children ranging in age from 4 to 14 singing, dancing and acting in a Broadway-style musical. click for more

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'Justice League': Oh Superman, Where Art Thou?

While all these champions are good at demonstrating their attributed specialties, the production into which they've been plopped deters them from their primary mission: skating that fine line between fantasy and doing what it takes to earn our suspension of disbelief. click for more

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Volunteers Prep For Third Annual Children's...

The Children's Holiday Extravaganza returns for the third year on Nov. 26 with a record high number of tickets reserved. click for more

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'Murder on the Orient Express': Has You Humming...

If this is your first trip aboard Christie's legendary choo-choo, you'll doubtless appreciate the well-woven puzzler. As for seasoned travelers who kind of remember how it all goes down, the joy is in imbibing both the exquisite furnishings and the pageantry of a period when people at least dressed... click for more

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Mount Everett Fall Festival Features Bard's 'Romeo...

Performances are Thursday, Nov. 9, and Friday, Nov. 10, both at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. in the Consolati Performing Arts Center (TAC PAC). Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors. click for more

DINING Q&A

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Dining Q&A

Manny's Pizza

Manny's Pizza Q&A 

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Korean Garden Q&A

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Flavours 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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