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North Adams Police Officer Crashes Cruiser

A city police officer sustained minor injuries after his cruiser hit a utility pole on Ashland Street. Sgt. James Burdick said Officer Joshua Tracy was heading south on Ashland Street on Monday around 11:50 a.m. when he hit a utility pole near where the road intersects with Church Street. click for more

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New Clocktower Owners Eye 'Adaptive Reuse' of...

The new owners of the historic Sheaffer-Eaton mill, now known as the Clocktower Building, are looking to modernize the entire building to fit today's business needs. The building whose anchor tenants include the Berkshire Eagle and Berkshire Health Systems was purchased by Scarafoni Associates... click for more

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Pending EPA Permit Part of Waterstone Pitch For...

Part of the selling point for the new Walmart at the William Stanley Business Park is that it will ease an environmental burden on PEDA coming down the road. Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a new draft permit for the Pittsfield Economic Development Agency's ability to drain... click for more

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North Adams Auto Shop Adds Tire Sales & Service

A local auto repair shop is hoping to ease the need caused by the recent closure of Mr. Tire. T&M Auto is now offering tire service along with repairs, maintenance, body work and sales. click for more

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North Adams Artist Finds Expression in Ancient...

The technique of paper quilling isn't a common one in the contemporary art world, but North Adams resident Lisa Nilsson embraced the antediluvian medium and elevated even beyond her contemporaries to her inventive and intricate — and almost obsessive — images that stretch the form to its... click for more

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Pittsfield Approves $11.8 Million in Capital...

The City Council approved Thursday a $11.8 million capital plan, which is just $50,000 less than the mayor had proposed. The capital budget calls for the borrowing of $11,948,000 for capital expenses, which is about $1.7 million than last year. The largest portion of the plan will go foe the... click for more

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Williamstown's Spruces Committee Looking for...

The Spruces Land Use Committee this month moved forward with hiring an engineer to work on plans for converting the former mobile home park to a community amenity. At its June 15 meeting, the committee agreed to send a request for proposals to three firms. It's looking for help with wetlands... click for more

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@theMarket: Who Is Next?

The vote is in and all you have to do is look at world markets to discover the verdict. The citizens of the United Kingdom voted to exit the European Union. Chaos reigned for today but tomorrow may be a different story, at least for U.S. investors. Do not panic. Most of my readers are heavily... click for more

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Marion E. Accetta, 92

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Marion Evelina (Hall) Accetta, 92, of North Adams died Sunday, June 26,...

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Patricia L. Goodrich, 47

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Patricia Lynn Goodrich passed away peacefully at her home on June 19,...

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Elizabeth Swanson, 84

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Elizabeth Corner Swanson, 84, of 23-A Highview Drive died Wednesday, June...

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Raymond O. Oakes, 77

PERU, Mass. — Raymond O. Oakes, 77, of 119 South Road passed away on Tuesday, June 21, at...

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Betty Jean Messer, 77

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Betty Jean Messer, 77, of 14 Daniels Ave. passed away on June 17, 2016, at...

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Jean P. Provencher, 71

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Jean Phyllis (Smith) Provencher, 71, of Day Street died Friday afternoon,...

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Robert L. Traversa, 80

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Robert L. Traversa, 80, of 53 Zeff Drive died Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at...

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Rigoberto I. Alvarez, 91

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Rigoberto I. Alvarez, 91, passed away peacefully on Tuesday June 21, 2016...

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William G. Beliveau Jr., 66

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — William G. Beliveau Jr., 66, of North Adams died Sunday, June 19, 2016 at...

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North Adams Police Officer Crashes Cruiser

A city police officer sustained minor injuries after his cruiser hit...

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Sprinkler System Saves Louison House

Assistant Fire Chief John Pansecchi said the electrical fire broke...

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New Cheshire Planning Board...

Dollar General was cleared for a new store after more than two...

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New Pittsfield Licensing Board...

The Licensing Board is giving a West Housatonic Street...

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Biz Briefs: Technical Training...

Each student received a Certificate of Completion from Berkshire...

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@theMarket: Who Is Next?

The vote is in and all you have to do is look at world markets to...

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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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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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Del Gallo Challenges Democratic Candidates to...

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

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Guest Column: Bans on Plastic Bags Gaining Ground

Recently, there have been a series of single-use plastic bag bans....

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North Adams Native Returns to Join Pittsfield Law...

Holmes is a native of North Adams and has returned home after living...

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Lenox, Wahconah Students Win Youth Art Expo

Participating youth were asked to think about where they see...

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MCLA Professor Joins WGBH, NASA in STEM Education...

Over the next five years, the education team at Boston public media...

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Lenox, Wahconah Students Win...

Participating youth were asked to think about where they see...

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North Adams Artist Finds...

The technique of paper quilling isn't a common one in the...

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Laura Bush Tours Latest...

The main focus of the tour was the recent repairs to the historic...

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'Finding Dory': It'll Find You

Watching "Finding Dory," the sequel to the 2003 megahit "Finding Nemo," it occurs that perhaps even children of John Birchers and Ku Klux Klan members exposed to the high-minded sentiments of this sugary tutorial in liberalism will leave the theater a bit more tolerant. However, while colorful,... click for more

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Berkshire Mountains Faerie Festival to Enchant in...

The signs have been around the area for weeks: tiny doors to enchanted realms, fairy princesses, visits from the Fairy Queen Deidre and wardings from the Wizard Grulaach. It's all leading up to the Berkshire Mountains Faerie Festival this Saturday at Bowe Field for a day filled with music,... click for more

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Outstanding Regional Classical Music Being Offered

This week, I’ll turn the spotlight on three more: South Mountain Concerts in Pittsfield, Music Mountain in Falls Village, Conn., and the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, N.Y. click for more

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Dance Troupe's Residency Deepens Ties With...

An internationally acclaimed dance company is not only performing in the Berkshires, but also teaching and sharing its skills with the city's teens. The office of Cultural Development announced Tuesday a community partnership with the Brooklyn-based Urban Bush Women Dance Company, providing 30... click for more

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'Maggie's Plan': Has a Comic Twist

Because it is very New York, sophisticated, intelligent, witty, provocative and well written, I think Woody Allen would like director Rebecca Miller's "Maggie's Plan," just in case he's reading. It is of course about love among the scholarly and introspective, the whys and wherefores therein,... click for more

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Find an Abundance of Concerts Across the Region

Whether you’re a classical initiate or a casual music lover looking for an unexpected, unique listening experience, you’ll find it in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont. click for more

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Clark Art Institute Names New Director

Meslay, an accomplished museum professional and noted scholar, will become the Clark’s fifth director when he assumes his new role on Aug. 22. click for more

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Clark Welcomes Masterpieces from the Prado

In 16th and 17th century Spain, many of the masterworks of Titian and Reubens were available only to the privileged few. Starting Saturday, visitors to the Clark Art Institute have the privilege of seeing several of their important works, on loan for the summer from the Museo Nacional del Prado... click for more

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MCLA to Offer Violin Repair Workshops

The workshops will include “Introduction to Proper Violin Set-Up” June 6-10, “Tonal Improvements” June 13-17, “Fitting New Upper and Lower Block June 20-24, and “Crack Repair and Crack Reinforcements” June 27-July 1. click for more

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Sports

Taconic Juniors to Play in New...

Taconic High School’s Izaiyia Mestre and Ryan Abel have been...

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County's Boys Lacrosse Coaches...

The all-county teams for boys lacrosse were announced this week.

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Groton-Dunstable Tops Wahconah in D3 State...

The Wahconah baseball team lost, 8-1, on Tuesday in the state semi-finals. click for more

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Wahconah Takes on Groton-Dunstable in State Semis

The Wahconah baseball team plays in the state semi-finals on Tuesday afternoon in Worcester. click for more

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Lenox Tops McCann for Western Mass Title

The Lenox baseball team won the Western Mass Division 4 title on Monday. click for more

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McCann Football to Hold Preseason Meeting

The McCann Tech football team will hold a preseason informational meeting on June 22. click for more

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New Kondel Leads Moonlight Diner...

Moonlight Diner and the Boys & Girls Club picked up wins Monday in...

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Joshua Weslowski, 12, helps honor longtime Adams Little League coach...
VIDEO: Lenox's Luke Murphy hits a two-out single to drive in a pair in...
FINAL: Lenox pitcher Patrick Colvin snares a bunt try for the final...

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