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Adams-Cheshire Interim Superintendent Getting to...

Robert Putnam, interim superintendent of the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District, wants to better communication between the towns and the school district. Putnam, hired in May to lead the district as it searched for a permanent replacement, introduced himself to town officials at last week's... click for more

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Artisan Consignment Gallery Opens on Eagle Street

A new business on Eagle Street will allow local artists and artisans to display and sell their goods. North Adams native Jennifer Beverly opened Eagle Street Artisans, a consignment style artisan gallery, at 27 Eagle St., the former Molly's Bakery building. The building more recently was the... click for more

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Berkshire Reps Serve Important Roles at Democratic...

State Rep. Paul Mark remembers the first time he watched a Democratic National Convention in 1988. He watched the speeches and the celebration of the party and was fascinated. He's watched every one since and volunteered at the 2004 one in Boston. Now he'll serve an important role at one - he's... 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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Chinese Garden Unveiled at Naumkeag

Hundreds gathered at the annual Naumkeag Afternoon Garden Party on Saturday to celebrate the newly renovated Chinese Garden. Barbara Erickson, Trustees of Reservations president and CEO, welcomed honorary co-Chairs Yo-Yo Ma and his wife, Jill Hornor, and Naumkeag staff to celebrate the unveiling... click for more

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Pittsfield Americans Win Little League Sectional

The Pittsfield American League All-Stars Saturday won the Massachusetts Little League Section 1 tournament. click for more

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Community Comes Together to Improve Russell Field

Corey Bishop, co-owner of Bishop West Real Estate, said after Atlantis Equipment donated and installed a backdrop fence on the softball field, he thought there was more to be done. "They bought the backdrop and I was standing out there while they were installing it," Bishop said. "I looked... click for more

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Stephentown Man Sentenced To 30 Years in Jail For...

A Stephentown, N.Y. man was sentenced to 30 years in jail on drugs charges, the investigation into which included 14 Berkshire County residents being indicted, including former City Councilor Paul Capitiano. click for more

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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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Eleanor M. Massaro, 83

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Eleanor Massaro, 83, of Pittsfield passed away Friday, July 22, 2016. She...

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Carole J. Rondeau, 76

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Carole Joan (Burdick) Rondeau, 76, of North Adams died Saturday July 23,...

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George J. Sherman Jr., 76

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — George J. Sherman Jr., 76, of 176 Columbus Ave., Berkshiretown Apartments,...

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John J. Lewis, 57

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — John J. Lewis, 57, of 73 Mohegan St. died Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at...

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Fredrick C. Valenti, 89

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Frederick C. Valenti, 89, of 292 Newell St., the Lakewood section of...

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Omar Montoya, 47

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Omar Montoya, 47, of Delray Beach, Fla., recently residing in...

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Russell F. Carpenter, 84

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Russell Field Carpenter of Williamstown died Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at...

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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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Stephentown Man Sentenced To 30 Years in Jail For...

A Stephentown, N.Y. man was sentenced to 30 years in jail on drugs...

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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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Simon Youth Scholarships are awarded annually to at least one...

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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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Flavours of Malaysia

Freshly cooked-to-order authentic Malaysian and Asian cooking. Pittsfield, MA 413-443-3188.

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Berkshire East Mtn Resort

Zip Line tours, White Water Rafting, Mtn Bike park, N.America's Longest Mountain Coaster

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Healthy & Delicious Food

Fresh Food at Wild Oats Market. Local meats & cheeses. Organic veggies& fruits. Also in-store cafe!

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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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Jae's Asian Bistro Eyes Move...

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

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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

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Pittsfield Celebrates 10 Years of Third Thursday

The city has had its ups and downs over the last decade but one thing has remained constant - Third Thursday. Put on by the city's Office of Cultural Development, the street fair is held monthly throughout the summer is still going strong. At July's event, the organizers celebrated the 10 year... click for more

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'Ghostbusters': The Graces of Wraith

But while a sizable portion of the joy is also the sheer outlandishness of it all, it's the whimsical likeability factor of the main characters that ultimately puts it across. McCarthy, who has come into her own as a true original, is superb as the pushy entrepreneur of all gambles and ventures. click for more

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Great Music at Tanglewood, Manchester and...

And, if the offerings at Tanglewood aren’t enough to pique your musical interest, there are also outstanding performances to be enjoyed at the Manchester Music Festival in Vermont and the Glimmerglass Festival in historic Cooperstown, N.Y. All three venues present great music performed in bucolic... click for more

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Barrington Stage Opens Headquarters on North...

Barrington Stage Company is moving its headquarters into the newly opened Wolfson Theater Center at 122 North St. The 28,000-square-foot building will be the company's main headquarters and will house its administrative offices, which will all be under one roof for the first time since the company... click for more

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Shire City Sessions Returns, Bringing Original...

The Shire City Sessions concert series has moved to the Common. Four shows will be played in July and August on Monday nights at the common featuring an array of original bands with regional or national draw. The series in its second year after last year hold three concerts in the parking lot of... click for more

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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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