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Pittsfield ZBA Allows Backyard Beekeeping Operation

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William and Aaron Slater began beekeeping in the back yard of their Burke Street home earlier this year. However, Jim Saldo owns and maintains the lot next door and he's got a serious allergy to them. Saldo had sought out the city's assistance is alleviating his concerns of being stung, and the... click for more

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Adams Officials Hear From Residents on Planned Transfer...

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Over the past two years, the town has considered turning the recycling center on East Road into a transfer station that accepts solid waste. Town Administrator Tony Mazzucco said the station would be a "pay-as-you-throw system." click for more

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Mount Greylock Student Injured in Motor Vehicle Accident

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One occupant of a car involved in a single-car accident on Hopper Road was airlifted to a regional hospital on Thursday afternoon. The injured party was a student at Mount Greylock Regional School, and school officials are doing their best to notify members of the school community, Mount... click for more

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The Independent Investor: A Tale of Two Charities

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In my last column, I wrote about the heroic volunteers of the Mercy Mission, a wholly-volunteer, charitable organization deep in Trump country that is doing a yeoman's job of providing the same--free dental and medical services to the poor and undocumented in Fort Worth, Texas. click for more

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Social Media Attacks Take Toll on Mount Greylock Public...

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Citing personal attacks on social media, the Mount Greylock School Committee member who has chaired the district's committee looking at full regionalization announced Tuesday she is stepping back from the latter group. Carolyn Greene told her colleagues that she hopes School Committee member... click for more

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Community, Massachusetts House Bids Farewell to Rep....

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A litany of elected state and local officials, friends and family packed into St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church on Thursday to bid farewall to state Rep. Gailanne Cariddi, who died Saturday at age 63. "It's an honor to be here on behalf of an institution that Gail Cariddi loved and, by the way,... click for more

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Egremont Principal Materas Honors Late Student In His...

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The Egremont Elementary School community was devastated in December when 11-year-old student Gabrielle Corbett died unexpectedly. Principal Jared Materas saw himself as being a rock for the students and staff and he tried to hold the community together through the difficult period of grief. And... click for more

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Taconic's Peaslee, Whiteley...

More than 20 recently graduated high school football players from...

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Lacrosse Officials Honor Mount...

The Berkshire County Lacrosse Officials Association have honored...

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McCann Tech Seeks Cheerleading Coach

McCann Tech is in need of a cheerleading coach for the fall and winter seasons. click for more

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New Football Alignment Spreads Out Berkshire...

The nine Berkshire County football-playing schools will compete in four leagues, and some rivalry games are off the schedule click for more

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Wahconah's Bachli, Cote Share County MVP Honors

The Berkshire County high school girls lacrosse coaches have named their all-league teams. click for more

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Taconic Baseball Wins State Title

The Taconic baseball team won the state Division 1 Championship on Saturday. click for more

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Area Grads Wrap Up Successful...

A number of Berkshire County high school graduates competed in this...

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Obituaries

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Rita Beebe, 91

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Rita Zanett Morehouse Beebe, 91, died peacefully on Thursday, June 22,...

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Elizabeth A. Hawley, 68

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Elizabeth Ann Hawley, 68, died June 15, 2017, in Northampton,...

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Daniel Toomey, 91

LEE, Mass. — Daniel J. Toomey, 91, of Lee, died Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at his home with family...

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Joseph A. Simonetta, 50

LENOX, Mass. — Joseph Anthony Simonetta, 50, of Housatonic Street, died Monday, June 19, 2017,...

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Marjorie T. Cummings, 88

LEE, Mass. — Marjorie T. Cummings, 88, of Water Street died Tuesday evening, June 20, 2017, at...

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Kenneth D. Davis, 71

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Kenneth Darcy Davis, 71, of North Adams, Mass., died Tuesday, June 20,...

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Raymond J. Laurenzo, 70

BENNINGTON, Vt. — Raymond Joseph Laurenzo, 70, a former resident and fire chief of...

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Margaret B. Brennan, 63

DALTON, Mass. — Margaret 'Peg' B. Brennan, 63, of 73 Daly Avenue, Dalton, died Sunday,...

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Richard A. Nicholas Sr., 84

DALTON, Mass. — Richard A. Nicholas Sr., 84, of Dalton passed away peacefully at home on June...

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Mount Greylock Student Injured in Motor Vehicle...

One occupant of a car involved in a single-car accident on Hopper...

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Head-On Collision North Adams Leaves One in...

A head-on collision on south Church Street on Friday afternoon left...

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PEDA Hoping Site Readiness...

PEDA is hoping MassDevelopment will help make it easier to...

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Biz Briefs: Two Local Students...

Simon, a global leader in retail real estate ownership, is proud...

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Local Author Publishes...

Local Author Kristen Demeo taps into the magic of the Berkshire...

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Mount Greylock Student Injured in Motor Vehicle...

One occupant of a car involved in a single-car accident on Hopper...

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The Independent Investor: A Tale of Two Charities

In my last column, I wrote about the heroic volunteers of the Mercy...

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@theMarket: Markets in Pullback Mode

Financials have been held back this year because of the onerous rules...

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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: Help Dad Quit Smoking for a Happy...

Are you looking for an original, meaningful, and inexpensive Father's...

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Letter: Restore children's art

Assume that part of Mass Moca's mission is to promote, preserve and...

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Letter: Local History Destroyed

Driving to work on Tuesday, I went a different route than usual. As I...

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Buxton School Teacher Awarded 2017 Kapteyn Prize

She will receive a $10,000 award for study or travel to enrich her...

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Berkshire Community College Announces Five New...

Berkshire Community College has announced new faculty and staff...

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Berkshire Family YMCA Hires Mission Advancement...

To her role at the Y, she will bring comprehensive experience in...

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More Drury Student Art Added...

After five years of large artwork being displayed on the street side...

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Comedic Opera Comes to Great...

Winner of the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording, BEMF will...

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Artists Coming Together For '100 Hours in the...

"100 Hours in the Woodshed" brings together collage artists from around the Berkshires and the country to work together in an intensely creative 100-hour period. The original concept was created in 1988 by local artist Danny O and artist, poet and gallery owner Scott Zieher of Wisconsin. During... click for more

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The Classical Beat: Summer 2017 Music Festival...

With programs in Lenox and in Manchester, Vt., concertgoers will have a wide selection of music in a multiplicity of styles to enjoy in venues large and small: from solo jazz piano to the stellar Chris Botti with the Boston Pops, followed by a celebration of beloved show tunes by Rodgers and... click for more

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Free Fun Fridays Return This Summer

Since its inception in 2009, Free Fun Fridays has drawn more than 1,000,000 visitors to venues throughout the commonwealth. Last year alone, the program reached more than 160,000 people with many partner institutions, such as The Mount in Lenox, The Old State House in Boston, Heritage Museums &... click for more

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Local Author Publishes Children's Book On Faeries

Local Author Kristen Demeo taps into the magic of the Berkshire Mountains Faerie Festival with new book "The Garden Fairies." "Last year I went to the festival and I just really enjoyed walking around and the atmosphere and I went home that night and wrote this book," she said. "It was inspiring... click for more

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Berkshire Mountain Faerie Festival Returns This...

The Berkshire Mountains Faerie Festival has grown beyond the town of Adams and is drawing magic from throughout Berkshire County. And the festival set this Saturday, June 17, from 10 to 10 at Bowe Field is expected to double attendance. click for more

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'My Cousin Rachel': Relatively Mysterious

The screenplay, adapted by Michell from Daphne du Maurier's novel, includes a slew of the author's slyly injected metaphors ... thoughts about the human condition you'll either agree with or disavow. On an objective note, viewers of a literary bent may venture a thought or two about the genre of... click for more

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Shaker Mill Tavern

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