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Williamstown Fire District Meeting Tuesday

Do not expect any fireworks when the town’s Fire District holds its annual meeting on Tuesday evening. Unlike the annual town meeting a couple of weeks ago, the business of the fire district will be fairly routine when it sits down to approve the fiscal 2017 budget at the fire station at 8... click for more

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Adams Bike Rental Shop Offers Bike Raffles to...

Village Bike Rentals will raffle quality used bikes throughout the summer so everyone has the chance to get out and ride. Drew McAuliffe, owner of the seasonal Park Street business, said he has two goals: to stay in business and to help the community. click for more

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Lanesborough Honors Fallen Soldiers At 2016...

In 1765 King George's sheriff and five deputies stormed into Bakers Tavern on North Main Street looking to arrest two residents. But when they got there, they ran into an crowded bar after word of the planned arrest spread throughout the small town. The townspeople forced them out. Two years... click for more

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Pittsfield Suns Return For Fifth Season On...

The Suns rise again on Thursday. The Pittsfield Suns will return to Wahconah Park for its fifth season bringing the much of the same fan experience and then some. Last year the team ranked second in the league for attendance with an average of 1,654 people making it to the ballpark each game. click for more

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North Adams Airport Welcomes Drone Committee

The Airport Commission welcomed a steering committee to help inform residents about proper drone and unmanned aircraft use. Resident and hobbyist Stephen Roy came before the commission Wednesday and asked to form some sort of group that would work with the commission and the airport manager to... click for more

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Student Art to Hang in Berkshire Family and...

For those needing to go to Probate and Family Court, it can be a traumatic time. But local students are able to provide a little bit of comfort. For the better part of the year, 15 pieces of student art will hang throughout the halls and in the courtrooms at Berkshire Probate and Family Court. click for more

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Residents Urge Attorney General to Appeal Pipeline...

Environmental advocates want the Attorney General's office to appeal the decision handed down in May allowing Kinder Morgan's Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. to start construction on the pipeline in the Otis State Forest. The group 350 Massachusetts sponsored a listening session with representatives... click for more

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New Berkshires Beat: Berkshire...

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Lenox Baseball Wraps Up...

The Lenox baseball team defeated Hoosac Valley on Monday.

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McCann Tech Baseball Falls in...

Old Colony topped McCann Tech, 9-2, on Sunday in the State Voc...

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Meisberger, Lighten, Meehan Have Big Days at...

Lenox's girls placed fifth, and Wahconah's boys were fourth at the MIAA sectional track and field meet on Saturday. click for more

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Drury Baseball Closes with a Win

The Drury baseball team rolled over St. Joseph on Saturday. click for more

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Flynn Pitches Taconic Past Mount Greylock

The Taconic baseball team defeated Mount Greylock on Friday. click for more

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McCann Tech Wins on Senior Day

The McCann Tech softball team beat Sabis on Friday. click for more

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New Berkshire Mountaineers AAU...

The Berkshire Mountaineers AAU girls basketball team won a tournament...

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Obituaries

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Ruth H. Choquette, 90

CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Ruth H. (LePage) Choquette, 90, of Clarksburg died Friday, May 27, 2016, at...

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Anthony L. Morin, 82

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Anthony Louis "Lou" Morin, 82, of North Adams died Monday, May...

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Francis A. Curro Sr., 88

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Francis A. Curro, 88, died Friday, May 27, 2016.  Born May 11,...

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Rev. Monsignor Benjamin J. Franzinelli, 94

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Monsignor Benjamin J. Franzinelli, KHS, 94, of Las Vegas died Thursday,...

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John Levanos, 89, Owner of Jack's Hot Dog Stand

CLARKSBURG, Mass. — John Levanos, 89, of Clarksburg, a longtime North Adams business owner,...

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Karen Crandall memorial service

PETERSBURG, N.Y. — A memorial service celebrating the life of Karen L. (Klein) Crandall will be...

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Harriet Haynes, 75

LEE, Mass. — Harriet Haynes, born H. Cecilia Hawkins in Dorchester, Mass., on March 3, 1941,...

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George G. Bodnar, 70

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — George Gerald Bodnar, 70, of Roberta Road died Monday, May 23, 2016 at...

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Rita A. Wandrei, 86

ADAMS, Mass. — Mrs. Rita A. (Pelletier) Wandrei, 86, of 4 Columbia St., Adams, died Wednesday...

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Conn. Woman Charged With Striking Pedestrians in...

At about 10:49 a.m., two women, along with an 11-month-old baby girl...

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Pittsfield Pair Charged With Drug, Gun Crimes On...

Police arrested a juvenile and a 24-year-old man during the...

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A & E

New Musical Festival Season...

My goal, as your musical guide, will be to assist you in choosing...

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Student Art to Hang in...

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Berkshire Tidbits: Rhubarb...

The week is the hoped-for time for the reopening of 20 Railroad...

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Berkshire Tidbits: Farmers Markets Opening

Manger! Boire! Eat! Drink! Thursday dining, cooking demo, wine pairing series at Chez Nous Bistro, 150 Main St. in Lee, 413 243-6397, is ending its run until the end of October and it is going out with a bang! This last evening, chef-owners Franck Tessier and Rachel Portnoy are taking their... click for more

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Williams College Awarded $500K Mellon Grant for...

With this grant the museum will inspire new ideas and practices in how campus museums in particular leverage their digital collections. click for more

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Pittsfield To Consider Extending Beacon Cinema's...

The City Council is being asked to extend tax breaks for the Beacon Cinema. The Cinema was granted a tax increment financing agreement when it was built in 2006. That agreement spanned for nine years, concluding this June. For the first seven of those, the theater had 100 percent of the tax... click for more

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Clark Curator Explores 'Enigmatic' Artist in New...

Lara Yeager-Crasselt's enthusiasm was palpable as she gestured to an image of a painting in her newly published book "Michael Sweerts (1618-1664): Shaping the Artist and the Academy in Rome and Brussels." click for more

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MAC Treasures Aims to Re-Open in North Adams

MAC Treasures is a donation-based tag sale that helps support the Minerva Arts Center, which provides performing arts opportunities to students in Northern Berkshire County. click for more

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Berkshire Tibits: Israeli Holiday, Cooking Demos

This Tuesday evening, May 10, from 7:30 to 10, the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires will celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day with Tastes of Israel at the Gateways Inn click for more

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North County Cultural Institutions Offer Peek at...

The Clark Art Institute gave a sneak peek — pun intended — of its summer show titled "Splendor, Myth and Vision: Nudes from the Prado" on Wednesday evening during an event hosted by the North Adams Chamber of Commerce that invited several North County cultural institutions to share their upcoming... click for more

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'Keanu': Puss & Galoots

More misses than hits in director Peter Atencio's "Keanu," a rambunctious action-comedy starring Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, suggest that the effort might best be enjoyed by fans of the duo's Comedy Central sketch series, "Key & Peele." Oddly, though, while unaware of the pair's cable TV... click for more

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Berkshire Tidbits: Mother's Day

Even though this week is staying chilly, cloudy and showery, this Saturday, May 7, is the day a number of farmers' markets open or move outside for the season. The year-round Amenia, N. Y., market, Saturdays 10 to 2, is already outdoors. The Bennington, Vt., market, Saturdays, 10 to 1, will open.... click for more

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Pittsfield City Council...

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Berkshire Chamber, Visitors...

After living together for three years, the Berkshire Visitors...

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Pittsfield Friendly's Closed Until Further Notice...

Friendly's on Dalton Avenue is closed until further notice after a...

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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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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: Support Sarah Gardner for Williamstown...

Last fall, the Select Board and the Planning Board jointly appointed...

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Letter: Gardner Has Skills, Experience for...

Williamstown residents are fortunate to have someone of Sarah...

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Wynn Presented with Jane Addams American Spirit...

This award was initiated five years ago to recognize outstanding...

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October Mountain Financial Advisors Appoints...

Formed earlier this year, October Mountain Financial Advisors is an...

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Greylock Selects Gerard as New Chief Risk Officer

Gerard has extensive experience developing and managing risk strategy...

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