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New Pignatelli: Use Volkswagen Settlement Money for Electric...

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Members urged the state Department of Environmental Protection, which is charged with dispensing the money, to invest in electric vehicle charging infrastructure and invest the balance of the funds in fully-electric transit and school buses. click for more

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Pittsfield Police Seeking Information on Gas Station...

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Police are seeking information on an armed robbery that occurred at a Wahconah Street gas station on Saturday night. click for more

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Pittsfield Health Director Concerned With Plastic...

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The petition, filed by the Green Commission and local attorney Rinaldo Del Gallo, is before the City Council now. It would place a ban on certain single-use plastic bags — mostly the plastic bags used for groceries at the supermarket. But the enforcement of that falls on the Board of Health, which... click for more

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McCann Robotics Team Going to State Competition

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The McCann Technical School students have been busy the past few weeks perfecting their champion robot "Bucket O' Bolts." click for more

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Winter Carnival Draws Families to Springside Park

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Snow problem. There wasn't any. But that didn't stop the Springside Conversancy from hosting a winter carnival to bring families out to the park. A few dozen families found their way to Springside Park Saturday afternoon for a series of games and competition. click for more

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Lanesborough Selectmen Discuss Safety of Youth Football

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As more and more information is learned about brain injuries and football, Selectman Robert Ericson is questioning whether the town should change the sport for the town's youth. "The CTE, degenerative brain disease, is happening more and more. It is a direct result of a game where kids,... click for more

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Adams Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run

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Police say 85-year-old Theresa Marby of 43 Spring St. was found lying in the middle of the road at about 9:30 a.m. and was taken to Berkshire Medical Center in North Adams, where she was pronounced dead. click for more

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Rodriguez, Pittsfield Boys End...

The Pittsfield boys basketball team defeated Hoosac Valley on Monday...

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Aitken Leads Pittsfield Girls...

The Pittsfield girls basketball team Monday won at Lenox.

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Furlong Leads Wahconah Girls at Mount Everett

The Wahconah girls basketball team defeated Mount Everett on Monday. click for more

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Mount Greylock Boys Top Lee, Wrap Up Piece of...

The Mount Greylock boys basketball team defeated Lee on Monday afternoon. click for more

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Monument Mountain Girls Storm Past Mounties in...

The Monument Mountain girls basketball team Monday ended the regular season on a two-game winning streak. click for more

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McCann Tech's Dowling, Taconic's Burke Earn Weekly...

Aimee Dowling and Dylan Burke are this week's iBerkshires.com/Bedard Bros. Athletes of the Week. click for more

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New Twelve from North County...

The Knights of Columbus of Northern Berkshire County sent 12...

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Obituaries

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Kathy Horan, 65

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Kathy Horan passed away peacefully Sunday, February 18, 2018, at Berkshire...

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Robert A. Groves III, 85

DALTON, Mass. — Mr. Robert Arthur Groves III, 85, of Dalton, formerly of Adams, died on Friday,...

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Henry ‘Hank’ Kirchner, 75

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Henry A. “Hank” Kirchner, 75, of Pittsfield, Mass., passed away...

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Barbara J. Simkewicz, 72

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Barbara Jean (Ridel) Simkewicz, 72, of Pittsfield, Mass., died Wednesday...

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Carol L. (Robinson) Mallory, 69

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Carol L. (Robinson) Mallory of Great Barrington passed peacefully...

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Edward F. Carey, 82

LENOX DALE, Mass. — Edward F. Carey, 82, died Tuesday evening, February 13, 2018, at Kimball...

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Arthur H. Johnson, 72

NEW ASHFORD, Mass. — Arthur Henry Johnson, 72, of New Ashford, Mass., died Thursday, February...

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Elmer H. Kiontke, 93

ADAMS, Mass. — Elmer Herbert Kiontke, 93, of Adams, Mass., died Thursday, February 15, 2018, at...

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Harold E. Heath Sr., 93

LEE, Mass. - Harold E. Heath Sr., 93, formerly of Forest Street in Lee, died Saturday, February 10,...

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Pittsfield Police Seeking Information on Gas...

Police are seeking information on an armed robbery that occurred at a...

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Adams Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run

Police say 85-year-old Theresa Marby of 43 Spring St. was found lying...

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New Biz Briefs: Pittsfield...

To support Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity, Schagen will...

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North Adams Biz Panels OK...

The Redevelopment Authority approved the creation of a new lot...

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Lanesborough Releases Economic...

A town committee has completed the long-awaited economic...

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Pittsfield Police Seeking Information on Gas...

Police are seeking information on an armed robbery that occurred at a...

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Adams Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run

Police say 85-year-old Theresa Marby of 43 Spring St. was found lying...

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@theMarket: Markets Have Best Week in Five Years

It wouldn't surprise me if stocks took a breather about now. A bout...

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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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Guest Column: Quit Smoking to Celebrate American...

February is American Heart Month. According to the Centers for...

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Letter: Still Awaiting Answers on Repainting of...

The fact of the matter is that, this citizen and others, have not...

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Letter: Looking For Fairness & Equality in Youth...

The Berkshire Blaze had been in existence previously and was...

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Berkshire Bank Hires New Wealth Adviser

Beginning her banking career in the Berkshires 26 years ago, 16 of...

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SVMC Nurse to Speak at American Association of...

Thuermer will be a co-speaker during the research session. She will...

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The Mount Welcomes the 2018 Edith Wharton...

The three finalists were selected from a pool of more than 130...

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'Peter Rabbit': Hop to It!

Judging by the alternate cheering and jeering in reflection of this...

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'I, Tonya': Class Warfare on...

In the director's superb handling of the screenwriter's...

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The Mount Welcomes the 2018 Edith Wharton...

The three finalists were selected from a pool of more than 130 applications and will be "in-residence" for two weeks in March. Their residencies will culminate with a public event, Writers in the House, free and open to the public on March 20 at 4 p.m. click for more

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Berkshire Museum, AGO Agreement Would Allow Art...

A U.S. based museum is waiting in the wings to purchase Norman Rockwell's famed "Shuffleton's Barbershop" if an agreement between the Berkshire Museum and the Attorney General's Office is approved by the Supreme Judicial Court click for more

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IS183 Art School Names Executive Director

Castaldo has a long history with IS183 Art School, beginning as an art camper not long after IS183, then Interlaken School of Art, first opened its doors in 1991. Since then, she has been involved in all facets of the organization's programming, interning as a summer teaching assistant, teaching... click for more

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Barrington Stage Company Announces 2018 Associate...

Associate artists are integral members of the BSC theater family who have made extraordinary contributions to the theater. They have helped the theater accomplish its mission, both by collaborating on top-notch work at BSC and by fostering a close relationship with the community. click for more

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New Clark Art Exhibit Draws From Philanthropist's...

Thaw donated his collection of more than 400 drawings to the Morgan Library & Museum in New York, which celebrated the gift with the September 2017 opening of "Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection," an exhibit that has drawn critical acclaim for the diversity and quality of... click for more

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'Hostiles': Requiem for the Horse Opera

This is a very studied work, contemplative, moody, often slow and then jarringly punctuated with a brutally truthful, enigmatic and almost fatalistic violence that contradicts the glorifying horse operas that came before it, and in the bargain explains the genre's dwindling popularity. click for more

DINING Q&A

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Tavern at The A Q&A

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Grazie's Italian Restaurant Q&A

Grazie's Italian Restaurant Q&A click for more

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Korean Garden Q&A

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