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Pittsfield Looking to Standardize Park Signage

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The new sign for Durant Park will be the model for all park signs in the future. Parks and Open Space Manager Jim McGrath presented the design to the Parks Commission on Tuesday, showing a fairly basic sign with letter naming the park, the city's seal, and a note that it is overseen by the Parks... click for more

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Hinds Gives BRPC Updates From the State House

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Local organizations have great long-term plans for the future of Berkshire County. But, state Sen. Adam Hinds said the state needs to get the "fundamentals right" before that can take hold. Hinds spoke with the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission on Thursday and reviewed the Comprehensive... click for more

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Clarksburg School Committee OKs $2.44M Budget for Fiscal...

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He anticipated that the school would have to lay off some paraprofessionals and possibly cut programs. At the same time, the school will have to add a kindergarten teacher to accommodate a growing number of incoming kindergartners. click for more

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The Independent Investor: Health-Care Costs Are...

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Recently, none other than the Sage of Omaha, Warren Buffet, has sounded the alarm on what he sees as the number one threat to American businesses — rising health care costs. His advice is that we better do something and do it quickly. click for more

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Convenience Plus At First And Tyler Eyed For Rebuild

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The Shell gas station at the intersection of First and Tyler is eyed to be razed and rebuilt. Global Montello Group, which operates the store through a lease agreement with O'Connell Oil, has filed an application with the city to tear down the existing station and rebuilt as a Xtra Mart. click for more

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Adams Selectmen Unsettled By Regional School District...

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The vagueness of an amendment pushed by Cheshire citizens to amend the regional school district as a way to keep their school open has Adams officials wary of the fall out. The Selectmen have added the amendment to the annual town meeting warrant but wanted to make it clear that it could have... click for more

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North Adams Eagle Street Initiative Launches; Exchange...

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Two big initiatives are launching this summer and next to promote elements of North Adams downtown area. It's a year away, but the $60,000 NAMAzing Eagle Street Initiative, or NESI, will reinvigorate the city's historic byway with new signs, social spaces, art installations and clearly marked... click for more

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Williamstown ZBA Denies Hotel Bid for Lehovec Property

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A divided Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday ruled against four applications for special permits that would have allowed the development of a 77-room, three-story hotel at 562 Main St. The application to develop the so-called Lehovec property on Route 2 next to the former Agway met with fierce... click for more

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Sports

New McGrath, Tobin Earn Athlete of...

A Hoosac Valley baseball player and a Pittsfield softball player are...

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New Hoosac Valley Girls Lax...

The Hoosac Valley girls lacrosse program took a big step this season...

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Washburn, Girard Lead Wahconah Boys Past Chicopee...

The Wahconah boys lacrosse team beat Chicopee Comp on Saturday. click for more

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Meisberger Leads Lenox Girls to Second Place at...

The Western Massachusetts Division 2 Championships were held on Saturday at Mohawk Trail Regional. click for more

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Mount Greylock Boys Lax Rallies for Road Win,...

The Mount Greylock boys lacrosse team beat Agawam on Saturday. click for more

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Frontier Offense Too Much for Mount Greylock

The Frontier softball team defeated Mount Greylock on Saturday afternoon. click for more

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Adams Celebrates Rail Trail...

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Kamryn Sweet, a sixth-grader at Lanesborough Elementary, throws out...

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Obituaries

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Lionel J. Richard, 90

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Lionel Joseph Richard, 90, of North Adams, Mass., a longtime area...

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Ronald Militello, 72

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Ronald Militello, 72, of North Adams, Mass., died Thursday, May 18, 2017,...

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Edwin Griffin III, 43

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Edwin R. Griffin III, 43, of Lincoln Street in Pittsfield, died at his home...

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John 'Jack' Curtin, 88

ADAMS, Mass. — John I."Jack" Curtin, 88, of Adams, a longtime Northern Berkshire...

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Robert L. LeBeau, 89

ADAMS, Mass. — Mr. Robert Lawrence LeBeau, 89, of Adams died on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at Mt....

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June Ogert, 88

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — June (Richmond) Ogert, 88, formerly of Williamstown, Mass., died on...

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W. Ross Hawkins, 80

SHEFFIELD, Mass. — Mr. W. Ross Hawkins, 80, of Shunpike Road in Sheffield, Mass., passed away...

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Gail A. Weber, 62

ADAMS, Mass. — Gail Anne Theresa Weber, 62, of Adams, Mass., died Tuesday May 16, 2017, at her...

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Charles Larson Sr., 83

LEE, Mass. — Charles Martin Larson Sr., 83, of Lee died peacefully Sunday evening, May 14,...

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Searchers Recover Body of Missing Pittsfield Man...

Investigators do not suspect foul play in the death of a missing...

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Home Damaged, Pets Lost in North Adams Fire

An early morning fire severely damaged a Greylock Avenue home on...

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Great Barrington Rescuers Locate Missing...

A 13-year-old special needs child who went missing early Thursday...

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Hinds Gives BRPC Updates From...

Local organizations have great long-term plans for the future of...

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Convenience Plus At First And...

The Shell gas station at the intersection of First and Tyler is...

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Williamstown ZBA Denies Hotel...

A divided Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday ruled against...

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@theMarket: The Trump Dump

Wall Street blamed it on the growing scandals engulfing the White...

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The Independent Investor: Health-Care Costs Are...

Recently, none other than the Sage of Omaha, Warren Buffet, has...

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Searchers Recover Body of Missing Pittsfield Man...

Investigators do not suspect foul play in the death of a missing...

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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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Letter: BAtT Fundraiser Success Because of...

On Saturday, April 8, Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public...

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Letter: Vote Shepard for Planning Board

I am writing to urge Williamstown residents to vote for Karen Shepard...

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Letter: Vote Winters in Planning Board Election

I am writing this post to support Chris Winters' bid for re-election...

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Math Major Wins MCLA's '29 Who Shine' Award

In addition to two years of service to the Adams Youth Center program...

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Three Williams Seniors Win Oxford Fellowships

Allison Holle and Gordon Wilford have won the Donovan-Moody Memorial...

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Williamstown Recognizes Outstanding Citizens at...

As nearly 300 residents gathered Tuesday evening to do their civic...

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Mass MoCA's Building 6 Opens...

In just 12 days, Mass MoCA is set to double its gallery space with...

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North Adams a Canvas for Mass...

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art will light up the city's...

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Lee Teenager Wins Congressional Art Competition

Fiora Caligiuri-Randall has a natural gift. Only the second acrylic painting the 14-year-old has painted will now hang in the halls of the Capitol in Washington D.C. Caligiuri's painting beat out 45 other high school artist's work throughout the First Massachusetts Congressional District in this... click for more

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'A Quiet Passion': Rhyme and Reason

And, because she is a woman nearly a century before suffrage is enacted, and slavery is still very much the law of the land among her Southern neighbors, these and other grave political matters can't hide from her condemnation, wittily slipped into the poet's politely acerbic commentary. click for more

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'The Circle': The Shape of Things to Come?

Thus, while "The Circle" isn't enjoyable in the usually accepted definition of the term, the not so blurry mirror it holds up proves the cinema version of the horrific traffic accident from which we can't divert our eyes. It's too close to reality. click for more

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Red Lion Reopens Dining Room With $1M Renovated...

The Red Lion Inn bakes more than 6,000 muffins and some 1,300 of its famous apple pies every year. So when bakeshop in the multiroom kitchen showed signs of structural distress, inn management decided if it was time to revamp this very important area, why not do the whole kitchen over? click for more

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'Born in China': Animal Magnetism

One of the key joys of seeing "Born in China," a splendidly picturesque documentary about snow leopard Dawa and her two cubs; Tao Tao, a young snub-nosed monkey; and a giant panda click for more

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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

DINING Q&A

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Tavern at The A Q&A

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Shaker Mill Tavern Q&A

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