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New @theMarket: Who Is Next?

The vote is in and all you have to do is look at world markets to discover the verdict. The citizens of the United Kingdom voted to exit the European Union. Chaos reigned for today but tomorrow may be a different story, at least for U.S. investors. Do not panic. Most of my readers are heavily... click for more

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The Independent Investor: Pet Insurance & Why You...

Whether you are adopting a pet or buying that pure blood breed, the first thing you should consider is pet insurance. Skipping this step could cost you several times the purchase price of your new pet each year. Better be safe than sorry. Pet insurance is like any other insurance, human or... click for more

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Parks Commission Approves Plan To Upgrade Durant...

A new playground is the first step in a multi-phased plan to revamp the newly re-named Durant Park. Parks and Open Spaces Manager Jim McGrath received approval of the plan from the Parks Commission on Tuesday which features not only a new playground but also new signage, fitness area, upgraded... click for more

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VFW Life Member Named Grand Marshal of Pittsfield...

Pastore is a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). He is also a member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), and American Legion Post 68 and has been a frequent Fourth of July Parade participant as a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran along with his fellow veterans. He served as the... click for more

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35-acre Marina Subdivision in Otis Heads to...

Thirty-five acres of land including a 60-foot water water permit for docks on Otis Reservoir is heading to auction. The piece of land on Reservoir Road was eyed and received subdivision plans to create 53 housing units as well as a state permit to install 30 docks on the reservoir. However, the... click for more

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Windsor Lake Closed Two Days for Weed Treatment

Windsor Lake will be closed Thursday and Friday for herbicide to be applied to invasive species in the lake. The treatment along areas near the shoreline with an aquatic herbicide registered with the state and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will target non-native curly leaf pondweed. click for more

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Elizabeth Swanson, 84

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Elizabeth Corner Swanson, 84, of 23-A Highview Drive died Wednesday, June...

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Raymond O. Oakes, 77

PERU, Mass. — Raymond O. Oakes, 77, of 119 South Road passed away on Tuesday, June 21, at...

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Betty Jean Messer, 77

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Betty Jean Messer, 77, of 14 Daniels Ave. passed away on June 17, 2016, at...

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Jean P. Provencher, 71

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Jean Phyllis (Smith) Provencher, 71, of Day Street died Friday afternoon,...

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Robert L. Traversa, 80

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Robert L. Traversa, 80, of 53 Zeff Drive died Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at...

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Rigoberto I. Alvarez, 91

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Rigoberto I. Alvarez, 91, passed away peacefully on Tuesday June 21, 2016...

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William G. Beliveau Jr., 66

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — William G. Beliveau Jr., 66, of North Adams died Sunday, June 19, 2016 at...

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Ralph C. Montgomery, 85

CHESHIRE, Mass. — Mr. Ralph C. Montgomery, 85, of 81 Prospect St. died Sunday morning, June 19,...

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Barbara L. Crews, 62

ADAMS, Mass. — Barbara L. (Coope) Crews, 62, formerly of Adams, passed away on June 1,...

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Car Wash Mechanism Falls on Car, Briefly Trapping...

Police, fire and EMS were called to the car wash, located behind the...

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North Adams Police Seek Information on Armed...

Police are seeking information on a man who brandished a handgun...

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35-acre Marina Subdivision in...

Thirty-five acres of land including a 60-foot water water permit...

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Biz Briefs: Stockbridge Chamber...

Executive Director Barbara Zanetti said Kerwsill has been...

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Attorney General Healey Tours...

Attorney General Maura Healey is already reserving rooms in the...

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@theMarket: Who Is Next?

The vote is in and all you have to do is look at world markets to...

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Pittsfield Friendly's Closed Until Further Notice...

Friendly's on Dalton Avenue is closed until further notice after a...

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Fire Damages Pittsfield Apartment Kitchen

A fire caused by cooking caused damage to a Columbus Avenue...

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Southwestern Vermont Health Care's Chief Nursing...

Nominees for the award possess clinical expertise and scholarship in...

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R.K. Miles Announces Snowmobile Sweepstakes...

R.K. Miles on Friday announced the winner of its Makita 100 Years of...

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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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Guest Column: Bans on Plastic Bags Gaining Ground

Recently, there have been a series of single-use plastic bag bans....

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Letter: Support Sarah Gardner for Williamstown...

Last fall, the Select Board and the Planning Board jointly appointed...

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Main Street Hospitality Adds Business Development...

Brian Butterworth, who has led the sales efforts for the company for...

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MountainOne Bank Appoints Senior Operations...

As senior operations officer, Litke will manage operations staff,...

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Miss Hall’s Students Named Pickett Scholars

The awards are named in memory of Mansfield E. (Peter) Pickett, who...

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New Laura Bush Tours Latest...

The main focus of the tour was the recent repairs to the historic...

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'Finding Dory': It'll Find...

Watching "Finding Dory," the sequel to the 2003 megahit "Finding...

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Berkshire Mountains Faerie...

The signs have been around the area for weeks: tiny doors to...

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Outstanding Regional Classical Music Being Offered

This week, I’ll turn the spotlight on three more: South Mountain Concerts in Pittsfield, Music Mountain in Falls Village, Conn., and the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, N.Y. click for more

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Dance Troupe's Residency Deepens Ties With...

An internationally acclaimed dance company is not only performing in the Berkshires, but also teaching and sharing its skills with the city's teens. The office of Cultural Development announced Tuesday a community partnership with the Brooklyn-based Urban Bush Women Dance Company, providing 30... click for more

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'Maggie's Plan': Has a Comic Twist

Because it is very New York, sophisticated, intelligent, witty, provocative and well written, I think Woody Allen would like director Rebecca Miller's "Maggie's Plan," just in case he's reading. It is of course about love among the scholarly and introspective, the whys and wherefores therein,... click for more

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Find an Abundance of Concerts Across the Region

Whether you’re a classical initiate or a casual music lover looking for an unexpected, unique listening experience, you’ll find it in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont. click for more

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Clark Art Institute Names New Director

Meslay, an accomplished museum professional and noted scholar, will become the Clark’s fifth director when he assumes his new role on Aug. 22. click for more

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Clark Welcomes Masterpieces from the Prado

In 16th and 17th century Spain, many of the masterworks of Titian and Reubens were available only to the privileged few. Starting Saturday, visitors to the Clark Art Institute have the privilege of seeing several of their important works, on loan for the summer from the Museo Nacional del Prado... click for more

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MCLA to Offer Violin Repair Workshops

The workshops will include “Introduction to Proper Violin Set-Up” June 6-10, “Tonal Improvements” June 13-17, “Fitting New Upper and Lower Block June 20-24, and “Crack Repair and Crack Reinforcements” June 27-July 1. click for more

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WES Sixth-Graders Present 'Lion King Jr.'

The show is the annual sixth-grade musical performance and features dozens of the school's graduating sixth-graders as well as some of their younger siblings. click for more

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Berkshire Tidbits: Hawaiian Dining, Italian...

For the first time, this Saturday, June 11, starting at noon, the James A. Modolo Post 8348 Great Barrington VFW, 800 South Main St., 413-528-9701, will be holding a clambake and barbecue benefit, on their fields by advance sale ticket only. No walk-ins. VFW bartenders have the tickets. click for more

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Taconic Juniors to Play in New...

Taconic High School’s Izaiyia Mestre and Ryan Abel have been...

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County's Boys Lacrosse Coaches...

The all-county teams for boys lacrosse were announced this week.

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Groton-Dunstable Tops Wahconah in D3 State...

The Wahconah baseball team lost, 8-1, on Tuesday in the state semi-finals. click for more

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Wahconah Takes on Groton-Dunstable in State Semis

The Wahconah baseball team plays in the state semi-finals on Tuesday afternoon in Worcester. click for more

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Lenox Tops McCann for Western Mass Title

The Lenox baseball team won the Western Mass Division 4 title on Monday. click for more

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McCann Football to Hold Preseason Meeting

The McCann Tech football team will hold a preseason informational meeting on June 22. click for more

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North Adams Seeking Grant to...

Work is expected to began soon on the new skate and BMX bicycle park...

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High School Sports Videos

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Joshua Weslowski, 12, helps honor longtime Adams Little League coach...
VIDEO: Lenox's Luke Murphy hits a two-out single to drive in a pair in...
FINAL: Lenox pitcher Patrick Colvin snares a bunt try for the final...

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