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Pittsfield Welcomes Serviceman Back From 5th Deployment

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As soon as they saw the sirens coming down Wendell Avenue, the large crowd erupted in cheers: Tech Sgt Shane Willis is home safe. Willis returned to his hometown Friday night after his fifth deployment overseas. He was most recently stationed for seven months in Kuwait. He was previously... click for more

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The Independent Investor: What Happens to Your Pet After...

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You must understand that legally a dog, cat, horse or any other kind of pet is not considered a human being. They are considered your property. As such, Titus is our "property" and the law states that you can't leave property to a piece of property. click for more

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Adams Sets Challenge to Make 8,400 Recycled Shopping...

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The local BagShare Project uses recycled materials — mainly plastic woven feed bags and used irrigation tubing — to create free reusable bags for consumer use. Brought to North Berkshire by Leni Fried and Mike Augspurger of the Old Stone Mill, the town's taken up the challenge to create a... click for more

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Lee Bank Donates $5K Toward Pittsfield's ShotSpotter...

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Lee Bank has joined in the support for the deployment of a gunshot detection system. Lee Bank is donating $5,000 toward the ShotSpotter contract. The technology is eyed to be installed this year and is used to detect and pinpoint the sound of gunshot, letting officers know on the spot when a... click for more

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Adams Officials Fight to Keep Plunkett School Open

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Adams officials spoke out forcefully on Thursday against the idea of closing C.T. Plunkett School, saying the struggling community simply could not take the hit. Selectmen Chairman Jeffrey Snoonian said closing Plunkett would be a bigger shock to Adams than the loss of a school would be to... click for more

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Progress Being Made on Pittsfield's Westside Riverway...

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The Westway River Park project is starting to come to fruition. Permitting Coordinator Nate Joyner told the Parks Commission on Tuesday that new park space should be opening this summer on Dewey Avenue. The city had acquired a number of parcels, mostly through tax title, and has been working to... click for more

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Clarksburg Sets Special Town Meeting to Fix Budget Gap

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The Select Board has set a special town meeting for Wednesday, March 15, to address a $250,000 budget gap for fiscal 2017. Voters will be asked to cut a total of $93,916 out of the town budget with four months left in the fiscal year. Another $71,000 will be taken from an line item approved last... click for more

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'Lion': A Prince of the Jungle

Fortunately, Saroo is too... 

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MCLA Professor Begins 'The 50...

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week:...

The 10X10 Festival continues... 

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Biz Briefs: Stop & Shop Donates...

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Berkshires Beat: Bad Weather...

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New Hoosac Valley's Frederick,...

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Pittsfield Cheerleaders Excel...

The Pittsfield High cheerleading team overcome a few distractions en...

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Pelletier Fifth at All-State Wrestling Meet

Mount Greylock senior Devin Pelletier placed fifth at the All-State Wrestling Championships on Saturday. click for more

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Western Massachusetts Basketball Tournament Seeds...

The Western Massachusetts Basketball Tournament Committee announced its brackets on Saturday. click for more

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Mount Greylock's Pelletier in All-State Wrestling...

Six Berkshire County wrestlers competed in all-state championships on Friday. click for more

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Walker Leads Taconic in Showdown at Drury

The Taconic boys basketball team Thursday beat Drury to claim the Berkshire North Division title. click for more

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Obituaries

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Charles E. Burnick, 83

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Charles E. Burnick, 83, of 159 Ridgeway Ave., Pittsfield, died peacefully...

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Jennie R. Sciola, 92

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Jennie R. Sciola, 92, of 47 Dickinson Ave., passed away on Sunday, February...

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Mary H. Bardwell, 91

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mary H. Bardwell, 91, of Berkshire Place, formerly of Salisbury Court, died...

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Bessie May Morin, 83

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Bessie May Patricia (Garceau) Morin, 83, of North Adams died on Wednesday,...

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Pauline L. Perrier, 77

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Pauline Lillian (Robert) Perrier, 77, of Pittsfield and formerly of...

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Lucy E. Sherrill, 87

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Lucy Elizabeth (Amner) Sherrill, 87, of Williamstown died Monday,...

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John Haines Spencer Jr., 80

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — John Haines Spencer Jr., 80. passed away on Sunday, February 19,...

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Kenneth J. Rosenburg, 78

BENNINGTON, Vt. — Kenneth Joseph Rosenburg, 78, died on February 17, 2016, at the Vermont...

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Virginia B. Schwarzer, 76

PITTSFIELD, Mass — Virginia B. Schwarzer, 76, of 20 Frederick St., formerly of Adams, passed...

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Adams Sets Challenge to Make...

The local BagShare Project uses recycled materials — mainly...

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North Adams Misses Out on...

Wednesday capped a monthslong effort by a local team headed by...

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Biz Briefs: Stop & Shop Donates...

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@theMarket: Market Stalls at Record Highs

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The Independent Investor: What Happens to Your...

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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: firefighters

Congratulation to the nine all white male firefighter that Pittsfield...

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Letter: Adams-Cheshire at a Cross Road

Nearly 50 years ago, the two communities came together to form one...

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Letter: Quitting Smoking the 'Perfect Valentine's...

February is American Heart Month, so before you think about what kind...

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IS183 Art School of the Berkshires Adds Three to...

"We are thrilled to welcome Joyce, Rose and Robin to the Board of...

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William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty...

McNair is an experienced agent, who previously was a partner at her...

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Jacob's Pillow Dance Announces New Board of...

As members of the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Board of Trustees, Abraham,...

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Adams Arts Group Celebrates...

The event was billed as a reception to celebrate the Arts Advisory...

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'Lion': A Prince of the...

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IS183 Art School of the Berkshires Adds Three to...

"We are thrilled to welcome Joyce, Rose and Robin to the Board of IS183," said Andy Foster, IS183 board chair. "The addition of their energy, expertise and enthusiasm will be of significant value to our community art school. I, and the entire board, look forward to working with them closely in the... click for more

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Miss Hall's School Presents 'The Addams Family'

This MHS production stars sophomore Ainsley Schuth as family patriarch Gomez Addams; senior Josie Dorsey as his wife, Morticia Addams; junior Olivia Kinne of Pittsfield as Wednesday Addams; and freshwoman Olivia Finston-Fox of Monterey as Lucas Beineke. click for more

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$30 Million Expansion Project Planned for...

The Boston Symphony Orchestra announced the investment Tuesday night. The four-building complex is being designed to support the performance and rehearsal activities of the Tanglewood Music Center and will be the focus point of the new Tanglewood Learning Institute click for more

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Berkshire Scenic Releases Strong Ridership Numbers...

In the first year the Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum gave rides to 9,600 passengers on the Hoosac Valley Service. The 8-mile ride from North Adams to Renfrew and back kicked off in October of 2015 with a few pilot rides. It returned for a few more in December and then went full speed ahead in... click for more

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'The Oscar Picks: Betrayed': The Great Goldberger...

Now, it bears informing that much of what followed is uncertain in its details, and will imminently be thoroughly investigated by a panel of independent chipmunks. But it's definitely a conspiracy meant to undermine the peace, tranquility and high-minded principles that have long comprised the... click for more

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Jacob's Pillow Dance Announces New Board of...

As members of the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Board of Trustees, Abraham, Patrick, Patti and Whelan will utilize their unique abilities, interests, and experiences to guide, sustain, and promote the Pillow. The board is responsible for successfully defining and carrying out the organization’s mission in... click for more

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