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Williams Colleges Pledges $5M Endowment for New...

Williams College announced on Thursday that it will create a $5 million endowment for the Mount Greylock Regional School District. The funding will go toward projects outside of the scope of work in the new construction and renovation project. The district has approved a $64.8 million renovation... click for more

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Pittsfield School Officials Weigh Value of Hiring...

With a decrease of nearly $1 million in grant funding coming to city schools this year, the School Committee is wondering if now is the time to consider hiring a grant writer. School administrators presented information about the array of grants — state, federal, and private — which help fund... click for more

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Grazie Italian Restaurant Opens in North Adams

David Moresi had a vision when he bought the Mulcare Block nearly two years ago: Restore his grandfather's tavern, the Mohawk, and open an Italian eatery. The Mohawk reopened last year, but the restaurant has taken a little longer and required just the right ingredient. Moresi found it in... click for more

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Petition Puts Waubeeka Question to Williamstown...

The voters of Williamstown will have a chance to decide whether an overlay district is created to accommodate a new hotel in South Williamstown. Michael Deep, the owner of Waubeeka Golf Links, has submitted an article for the annual town meeting warrant by citizen's petition after the town's... click for more

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North Adams Model Railroad Museum Heads for Phase...

A proposed model railroad museum is moving into Phase 2 of planning with the approval of the Redevelopment Authority. The estimated $8.5 million museum is the brainchild of museum visionary Thomas Krens and would entail some 31,000 square feet of space on the north side of Western Gateway... click for more

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U.S. Attorney 'Pretty Confident' Decision Will Be...

The Adams man suspected of plotting acts of terrorism from his Murray Street apartment could face additional charges as soon as March 23. Prosecutors and defense attorney David Hoose were back in U.S. Magistrate Judge Katherine Robertson's courtroom on Wednesday for a status conference click for more

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Cheshire Losing Out on Free Garage

The town may not be getting the garage at the former Bushika gravel pit on Route 8. Town Administrator Mark Webber told the Selectmen on Tuesday that solar array developer Kirt Mayland may sell the garage on the property to a local buyer instead of giving it to the town. click for more

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Police Seek Information on Possible Williamstown...

Police are seeking information on a possible hit-and-run accident that has left a woman with serious injuries. Shortly before 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Williamstown Police and Village Ambulance responded to the area of North Hoosac and White Oaks roads for a report of an unresponsive female laying... click for more

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Berkshire Tidbits: Valentine's Delights

Pleasant & Main Café & General Store, pleasantandmain@gmail.com,...

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Berkshire Tidbits: Chinese New Year Banquet, Food Events

Monday, Feb. 8, is the beginning of the 15-day Chinese Spring...

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Election 2016: Presidential Primary Voting

Wednesday, Feb. 10, is the last day to register or to change party...

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New Steinman's 21 Help Pittsfield...

The Pittsfield High girls basketball team defeated Drury on Thursday...

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Mount Greylock Boys, Girls Win...

Grace Smith won a state title to lead Mount Greylock's girls to...

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Mount Greylock Boys Clinch Western Mass Berth

Zachary Ronnow led the Mount Greylock boys basketball team past Greenfield on Wednesday night. click for more

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Lee Girls Top St. Joseph

Karli Retzel scored 18 points on Wednesday to lead the Lee girls basketball team to victory. click for more

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Cote Leads Wahconah Past Monument Mountain

The Wahconah girls basketball team defeated Monument Mountain on Wednesday night. click for more

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Bird Leads Drury Boys to Ninth Win

The Drury boys basketball team defeated Lenox on Tuesday night. click for more

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New Adams Seventh- and...

The home team won the Adams Boys Basketball Tournament last weekend...

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High School Sports Videos

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Obituaries

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John C. Alexander, 66

FLORIDA, Mass. — John Clark Alexander, 66, of Tilda Hill Road died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at his...

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Dennis A. Brignolo, 65

LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Dennis Albert Brignolo, 65, of Baker Street died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at...

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Charles L. Smith Sr., 82

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Former Pittsfield Mayor Charles L. Smith Sr., 82, of 182 Hancock Road died...

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Jack Widitor, 87

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Jack Widitor, 87, of 76 Alfred Drive, died early Wednesday morning, Feb. 10,...

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Maryann Kirchner, 78

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Maryann "Annie" Kirchner, 78, of Pittsfield, died Monday morning,...

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Frederick Lovern, 74

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Frederick Lovern, 74, of Union Street died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at...

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Barbara M. Crawford, 82

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Barbara Marie Crawford, 82, of Eagle Street died peacefully on Friday, Feb....

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Joyce M. Walsh, 84

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Joyce May Walsh, 84, of Cole Avenue died on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at...

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Najib 'Pat' Davis, 100

ADAMS, Mass. — Najib Thomas "Pat" Davis, 100, of Adams, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at...

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Police Seek Information on Possible Williamstown...

Police are seeking information on a possible hit-and-run accident...

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Death of 11-Year-Old Hannah Nazareth Still a...

The cause of 11-year-old Hannah Nazareth's death may never be...

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'Hail, Caesar!': I Come to...

While love has been a major theme of motion pictures since the...

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Berkshire Tidbits:...

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Grazie Italian Restaurant...

David Moresi had a vision when he bought the Mulcare Block nearly two...

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Big Dance Turns Mass MoCA Tour Into Multisensual...

The latest dance performance to appear at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art won't take place on a stage, but that's not the only way it parts from tradition. Big Dance Theater's "This Page Left Intentionally Blank" will wind its movement through the museum itself, taking the idea of a... click for more

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Berkshire Tidbits: Chinese New Year Banquet, Food...

Monday, Feb. 8, is the beginning of the 15-day Chinese Spring Festival or Chinese New Year when food offers symbolic help for health, prosperity and overall good fortune in the coming year. I arranged to have a banquet with friends at Panda House in Lenox on Chinese New Year's Eve. We planned a... click for more

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'Jane Got a Gun': Misfires

A few decades ago, before the revisionist Western (i.e. Robert Altman's "McCabe and Mrs. Miller," 1971) moseyed into our movie palaces, director Gavin O'Connor's ultrarealistic "Jane Got a Gun" might have fascinated us and even won a few awards. But I tell you pardner, by this juncture I've just... click for more

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Images Cinema Kicks Off 100th Anniversary...

In November 1916, Hiram C. Walden converted a former Williams College fraternity house into a movie theater, promising to screen only “high class” fare with live musical accompaniment. One hundred years later, movies are still screening at 50 Spring St., making it one of the oldest continuously... click for more

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Magical 'Tempest' Arrives in Pittsfield this July

"The Tempest" takes place on a magical island inhabited by spirits and monsters and two humans, castoffs from society: a wizard and his daughter. It is the story of the old man's revenge ... or forgiveness. click for more

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'The Boy': Best Seen by Mistake

It's the good old 'is it alive or not?' ploy, a theme that probably originated even before Abraham smashed the gods in his Dad's idol shop, perhaps for creeping him out. However, screenwriter Stacey Menear's slight variation on the theme isn't half bad and, had it been placed in more creative... click for more

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Berkshire Tidbits: Cupcake and Chili Wars

The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum are always cooking up something fun, in the downstairs auditorium behind the children's library at the Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. This Saturday, they're bringing in the charming and energetic Alana Chernilla to show everyone how to make that... click for more

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WCMA Artist Facilitates Unusual Museum...

The Oakland-based, socially-engaged artist Lexa Walsh creates experiences for her audiences, and that's exactly her current mission at Williams College on multiple fronts. With her winter study program "Mapping The Museum," Walsh has worked with students to take over the Williams College Museum... click for more

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Burns Suppers Celebrate Scotland's Favorite Poet &...

Monday, Jan. 25, will be the Scottish poet Robert Burns' 257th birthday. The poet and lyricist, collector of folk songs, farmer and liver-of-life-to-the-fullest, was so beloved that, only a few years after his early death at the age of 37, friends began the tradition of celebrating his birthday... click for more

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New New Committee Digging Into Pittsfield Airport Financials

Thomas Sakshaug will head the commission reviewing airport...

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North Adams Model Railroad Museum Heads for Phase 2

A proposed model railroad museum is moving into Phase 2 of...

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Grant Opens Workforce Training Opportunities in North Adams,...

The state has now allocated $138,000 to the Berkshire County...

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Pittsfield Man Pleads Not Guilty To Murder Charge

An autopsy is expected to be conducted sometime Friday at the Office...

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North Adams Police: Two Women Struck by Motor...

Two women were struck by a vehicle while crossing Union Street at...

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Vermont Man Charged After Vehicle Hits Laundromat

There were no injuries but the building was flooded and the building...

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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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Williams Tops MCLA in Men's Basketball

The Williams College men's basketball team Tuesday remained...

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Letter: Commuters Need to Slow Down

This is not the Autobahn, there is a speed limit. Leave earlier so...

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Letter: Residents Should be Informed Before Mount...

Greetings. I have the privilege of serving on the Mount Greylock...

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Letter: Thanks to NAFD for Fire Preparation...

I would like to thank the three members of the North Adams Fire...

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On a Roll Cafe

We have daily homemade soups from fresh stock, but we go the extra mile all meats roasted on site.

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Sayers Auto Wrecking

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

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Don't Cook Tonight

Call Papa John's and have dinner delivered to your door. Lenox 413-445-7272 North Adams 413-663-7272

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Buono Joins CompuWorks as VCIO

As a VCIO, Buono will guide clients through the critical process of...

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New Doctor Joins Barrington Family Medicine in...

In addition to comprehensive primary care, Hickey brings expertise in...

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New Neurosurgeon Joins Berkshire Health Systems

Emrich is accepting new patients in need of brain and spinal care and...

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