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Pittsfield Police Arrest Two On Firearm Charges...

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Police seized a number of guns from a Linden Street home Friday morning. Police said the Berkshire County Special Response Team executed a "no-knock" search warrant at 108 Linden Street. The search was after an investigation in tandem with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and... click for more

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Pittsfield Highlights Westside Riverway Park For Arbor...

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It may seem like an odd setting to celebrate Arbor Day, an active construction site where some trees had been removed and soil dug up resting alongside a river historically known for pollution. click for more

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Pittsfield Traffic Commission Rejects Handicapped...

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The Traffic Commission rejected plan increasing the number of handicapped parking spaces on the city's four main commercial streets. Ward 4 Councilor Christopher Connell put forth a petition calling for additional handicapped parking spaces on North, South, Tyler, and Elm Streets. He then... click for more

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Williamstown Elementary Talks Use Fees, School Calendar

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The Williamstown School Committee began discussing on Wednesday how it can more equitably charge fees to outside groups for use of the school's building and grounds. click for more

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Pilot Program Brings Destressing Techniques to...

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Doing any job when one is stressed and frustrated is much more difficult. And teachers are the same way. They are the scapegoats when schools are under performing. They're pressured by parents and administrators. Their work days are long, some students can be taxing, and recently in Pittsfield,... click for more

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The Independent Investor: World's Bread Basket No More

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The recent controversy over dairy trade policies between the Trump administration and Canada is only the tip of the iceberg. While Trump is selectively picking on one particular product, the truth is that the United States is losing its competitive advantage in many areas of agriculture. click for more

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Council Voices Few Concerns Over Pittsfield's Capital...

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The city's capital plan calls for the replacement of 5,236 street lights to LEDs but some councilors are wondering why a project to light up Tyler Street has not been undertaken. The Tyler Street Business Group petitioned the city in 2014 asking for lights on the North side of Tyler Street at an... click for more

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Mount Greylock Girls Lax Falls...

The Mount Anthony girls lacrosse team won at Mount Greylock on...

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East Longmeadow Edges Wahconah...

The Wahconah girls lacrosse team lost a nail-biter on Saturday...

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Pittsfield Softball Picks Up Win at Shepherd Hill

Madison Tobin Saturday went 3-for-4 to lead the Pittsfield softball team to a road win. click for more

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McCann Tech Boys Lax Falls at Hoosick Falls

Hoosick Falls, N.Y.', boys lacrosse team defeated McCann Tech on Saturday. click for more

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Wahconah Shuts Out McCann Tech

Pat Butler and Tanner Hill combined on a one-hit shutout for the Wahconah baseball team on Saturday. click for more

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Late Score Lifts Mount Greylock Over Lenox

The Mount Greylock softball team Saturday edged Lenox. click for more

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Rovers, Runners Hit Streets in...

Malcolm Moutenot won the 15th annual Humane Race.

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Obituaries

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Gillian Seidl, 78

SHEFFIELD — Gillian Seidl, 78, of Bull Hill Road, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017....

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Joseph G. Bissaillon, 80

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Joseph George Bissaillon, 80, of North Adams, Mass., died on Thursday,...

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Albert H. Chenail, 96

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Albert Harvey Chenail, 96, of North Adams, Mass., died on Thursday, April...

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Tania Gajda, 80

ADAMS, Mass. — Mrs. Marcelle Tania (Quervin) Gajda, of 7 Woods Drive, Adams, died in the early...

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Dorothy Wehry, 89

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Doris J. Wehry, 89, of 20 Howe Road, Pittsfield, died Monday April 24,...

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Sylvia Cone, 76

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Sylvia Colla Cone, 76, of Pittsfield died April 24, 2017, at Springside of...

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Mary Ellen Sheerin-Rando, 62

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mary Ellen Sheerin-Rando of Pittsfield passed away Saturday, April 22,...

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Ann O'Brien, 74

LEE, Mass. — Ann M. O'Brien, formerly of Lee, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 23,...

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Richard D. Cota, 80

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Richard David Cota, 80, of North Adams, Mass., died on Wednesday, April...

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Pittsfield Police Arrest Two On Firearm Charges...

Police seized a number of guns from a Linden Street home Friday...

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Cheshire Man Killed In Head-on Collision in...

A Cheshire man was killed Monday afternoon in an head-on collision on...

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Red Lion Reopens Dining Room...

The Red Lion Inn bakes more than 6,000 muffins and some 1,300 of...

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Richardello, Gaspardi-Febles...

When Esther Quinn died in 1998 the local business community lost...

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Muraca Buys Nuclea Assets,...

Patrick Muraca is picking up where he left off with Nuclea...

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@theMarket: 100 Days Does Not an Economy Make?

To be fair, the first quarter in just about every year tends to be...

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Police seized a number of guns from a Linden Street home Friday...

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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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Candidate Statement: Christine Hoyt for Adams...

As we strolled down the sidewalk with Mount Greylock in the distance,...

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Letter: Vote for Christine Hoyt on May 1

Christine has the knowledge and experience to improve our town's...

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Sociology Major Names Newman Civic Fellow at MCLA

As one of this year's Newman Civic Fellows, Whited – who majors in...

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Doctor Joins Southwestern Vermont Health Care...

Dr. Michl is an internal medicine physician in private practice in...

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Red Lion Reopens Dining Room...

The Red Lion Inn bakes more than 6,000 muffins and some 1,300 of its...

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'Born in China': Animal...

One of the key joys of seeing "Born in China," a splendidly...

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Norman Rockwell Museum Receives Donation from...

The family returned their claims payment to Chubb in exchange for the Rockwell painting. And in an emotional and dramatic press conference on Friday, March 31, in Philadelphia, the FBI and Chubb presented the stolen painting to its rightful owners. The museum's director of Curatorial Operations... click for more

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New Gallery Drawn by North Adams' Air of...

A new art gallery in downtown North Adams is the result of the city's unique relationship with contemporary art as a lure to artists from other places. Gravity Gallery co-owners Lynn Richardson and Paul McMullan first became acquainted with the city in 2012 when both artists displayed work in... click for more

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'Gifted': The Long and Short of It

Mckenna Grace's superb, empathic depiction of the wunderkind, a modern, younger variation of the reflective, knowledge-hungry Francie portrayed by Peggy Ann Garner in "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" (1945), is delightfully hopeful. click for more

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Bidwell House Museum Taps New Executive Director

Effective May 1, Kowalski will take over the director position from Barbara Palmer, who has served the museum as executive director for the past seven and a half years. click for more

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'Going in Style': Bank Heist Steals Your Heart

A convivial give-and-take alternates between the sad economic facts about senior citizens in the richest country in the world having to choose between medicine and food, and the wacky, near burlesque, devil-may-care antics of these three indomitable regalers of life's pageant. And, just to pepper... click for more

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'Ghost in the Shell': Machine Politics

They have been duped into thinking that things will be better for them in their demagogue's phony world, and enthusiastically bear false witness to obfuscate the quest for honesty. Such is what is sown out of fear and in search of pie-in-the-sky solutions. It is much easier to believe in ideology... click for more

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Grazie's Italian Restaurant Q&A

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Manny's Pizza Q&A

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Shaker Mill Tavern Q&A

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