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Pittsfield Establishes Community Preservation Act Budget

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The Community Preservation Committee expects a $420,000 budget in the fiscal year 2018. The Community Preservation Act was accepted by voters in November and city officials have been establishing the process since then. The act calls for a surcharge on the tax bills of 1 percent, with the first... click for more

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Health News

Work Group Discusses Stigma Associated With Heroin Use

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Terms like junky, addict, drug abuser, clean versus dirty, carry a negative connotation when it comes to the opioid epidemic. And that stigma makes it even more challenging to address the nationwide problem, according to Jennifer Michaels, medical director of the Brien Center. click for more

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Business

The Independent Investor: Taketh Care of Your Workers...

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As unemployment declines, wages rise, and good workers become critical to your bottom line, you might want to consider that happy employees are critical to on-going productivity and talent retention. It has been shown over and over again that the better the corporate culture, the more a company... click for more

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BHS Gifts North Adams Airport Building

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With state approval, the Airport Commission officially accepted the former family medicine building as a gift from Berkshire Health Systems to use as the new administrative building. click for more

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Schools

Clarksburg Sets Saturday Town Meeting for School Project...

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The Select Board on Wednesday night set the date for the special town meeting, which was prompted by a citizens' petition that garnered nearly 300 signatures after the first vote failed to reach two-thirds passage by one vote. click for more

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Government

Pittsfield Finance Director: Parking Meters Should Bring...

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The parking meters are taking in between $16,000 and $17,000 a month, according to Director of Finance Matthew Kerwood. The city implemented paid parking downtown at the start of this year and has become quite a debated issue in the city. The intent of the parking plan was to create a revenue... click for more

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BRPC Launching Search For New Executive Director

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BRPC's search for a new director will begin in earnest next month. Berkshire Regional Planning Commission Executive Director Nathaniel Karns is planning to retire in early 2018. A search committee has been formed to find who will become the agency's third executive director. Karns said he wants... click for more

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Sports

New Smith Voc Comes Back to Beat...

The Smith Vocational football team erased a 15-0 half-time deficit to...

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Loehr, Lee 'D' Too Much for...

The Lee football team earned a big win on Senior Night Friday.

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Ludlow Boys Score Late to Edge Mount Greylock

The Ludlow boys soccer team defeated Mount Greylock on Friday evening. click for more

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Lenox and Pittsfield Boys Finish in 1-1 Tie

The Pittsfield boys soccer team Friday came back to earn a tie against Lenox. click for more

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Hoosac Valley Girls Post Convincing 'W'

Alie Mendel scored twice in the Hoosac Valley girls soccer team's win on Friday. click for more

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Pope Francis Boys Blank Drury

The Drury boys soccer team Friday dropped a 3-0 decision. click for more

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Greylock Thunder Softball...

The Greylock Thunder travel softball teams will hold tryouts this...

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Obituaries

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Josephine A. Johnson, 91

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Josephine "Josie" Ann (Morin) Johnson, 91, passed away on...

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Nina A. McKeon, 62

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Nina Ann (Medberry) McKeon, 62, of North Adams, Mass., died on Thursday,...

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Fredrick L. Simmons, 86

LEE, Mass. — Frederick Luther Simmons, 86, died Sunday, October 15, 2017, in Lee. Fred was...

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Hilary A. Alden, 48

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Hilary Anne Alden, 48, of North Adams, Mass., died on Saturday, October...

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Thomas B. Guidi, 75

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Thomas B. Guidi, 75, longtime resident of Great Barrington, Mass.,...

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Sylvia M. Kipp, 78

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Sylvia Marie (Richardello) Kipp, 78, of North Adams, Mass., died...

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Marcia A. Dagnoli, 82

ADAMS, Mass. — Marcia Ann (Parisien) Dagnoli, 82, of Adams, Mass., died peacefully on Tuesday,...

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Marianne Kenney, 94

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Marianne (Huttle) Kenney, 94, died Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at the...

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Paul E. Archambault, 93

DALTON, Mass. — Paul Emile Archambault, 93, of 36 Hale Street, Dalton, died Saturday, October...

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Pittsfield Arraigns Second Suspect in Jones...

Josaiah T. Bynum, 19, had not-guilty pleas entered on his behalf for...

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Pittsfield Man Arrested For 2016 Murder

A city man was arrested Monday night for the alleged murder of James...

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New 1Berkshire Releases Report on...

There is a hole in the county's demographics. But there is also...

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Biz Briefs: Outlets Going Pink...

Visitors to the Lee Premium Outlets, as well as other Simon...

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Pittsfield Approves East Street...

The Zoning Board of Appeals gave the green light for BVD Solar...

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The Independent Investor: Taketh Care of Your...

As unemployment declines, wages rise, and good workers become...

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Pittsfield Arraigns Second Suspect in Jones...

Josaiah T. Bynum, 19, had not-guilty pleas entered on his behalf for...

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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: Mass MoCA Paint-Over Is Unresolved Issue

Although Mass MoCA painted over the school children's historic...

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Letter: Artists, Community Support Berkshire...

We are artists, small business owners, parents, and Berkshire...

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Pittsfield Medical Associates Awarded Medical...

Dr. Ellis Fribush will be the new medical director and Bruce...

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Berkshire County Arc Hires Director of Brain...

Steele has been with BCArc since 2011. She has worked in a variety of...

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Destination Williamstown Names New Director

Abbott will lead the content and growth of Williamstown’s digital...

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Federal Grant Awarded To...

The U.S. Department of Education is helping to strengthen ties...

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'Battle of the Sexes': We've...

While anthropologists and social historians might disagree upon the...

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Area artists rally to support the Berkshire...

Ceramic artist Stephanie Boyd, one of the event organizers, was inspired after a recent mini-fundraiser she held on Facebook shortly after the events at Charlottesville, Va. She made six mugs, posted them for $100 each with the intent of donating 100 percent to the Southern Poverty Law Center.... click for more

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St. Joe Graduate Pens Inspirational Children's...

Dan Sadlowski started on a career in health care and shadowed at Children's Hospital in Boston. He was in awe. He saw sick children fighting day in and day out. He saw them as real-life superheroes. And when his time there ended, he promised himself he'd come back and be an inspiration, a role... click for more

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Jacob's Pillow Offers Year-Round Programming...

Highlights include the launch of the Pillow Lab and the In Process Series, a series of 12 customized artist residencies open to an intimate, invited audience; year-round events consisting of convenings, social dances, Pillow Pop-Up performances and community programming; and co-presentations with... click for more

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'Brad's Status': What's It All About, Alfie?

Written and directed by Mike White, Brad's travail is entertaining in that alternately painful and bittersweet way, when divulged truths show us what's really important. Indeed, most of us are destined to crush our souls in the crucible of experience and deep introspection before arriving at those... click for more

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DownStreet Art Set for Thursday, Sept. 28

DownStreet Art is a program of MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center click for more

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'Mother!': Oh, Brother!

This is sinister stuff, intentionally as well as through the error of its haughty self-indulgence. Oh, dear reader be cautious. It starts out with intriguing eeriness ... even a bit Hitchcockian. No offense, Master. But that's just to suck you into its ugly movie Hell. click for more

DINING Q&A

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Dining Q&A

Tavern at The A

Tavern at The A Q&A 

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Shaker Mill Tavern Q&A

Shaker Mill Tavern Q&A click for more

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Grazie's Italian Restaurant Q&A

Grazie's Italian Restaurant Q&A click for more

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Flavours Q&A

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