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Price Chopper in North Adams to Close

The Price Chopper on State Road is expected to close by the end of the month. Employees were informed Monday morning that the 40-year-old supermarket would close. click for more

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J Star Gymnasts Earn Medals at Manhattan Classic

The J Star gymnasts brought home an assortment of medals from the Manhattan Classic, their biggest competition yet. Last Week 12 J Star athletes, ages 7 to 12, traveled to New York City and competed against other gymnasts from across the country. click for more

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Software Gets North Adams Tweens Thinking About...

What do you want to be when you grow up? It's a question children often hear as early as preschool, as they don plastic doctor's equipment or pretend to race cars or fly to the moon, but it's not a serious question often until the second half of high school. click for more

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Adams Board of Health Mulls Improper Demolition

The Board of Health is mulling how to handle the unpermitted demolition of two structures on Cook Street last December. The contractors hired by the town neglected to properly permit the demolition and bait the building for rodents or check for toxic materials. click for more

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Williamstown ZBA OKs Williams Science Center

The Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday night granted a special permit for Williams College's science quad expansion. The board declined a request from two residents to allow more time for review of 500 pages of supporting material presented with the request. click for more

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Fire Displaces Five Pittsfield Residents

A Thursday night fire caused nearly $10,000 worth of damage to a Worthington Street home. Deputy Fire Chief Daniel Garner said at 7:43 p.m. the department received a report of a basement fire at 10-12 Worthington Street - located right near the intersection of West Housatonic Street and Center... click for more

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Williams Lego Challenge 'Bridges' Math, MLK,...

Last year it was a sturdy Star Destroyer, this year it was a fragile bridge across the massive fireplace in the Paresky Center. The building of the Lego Bridge on Jan. 18 was one of the focal points of the Williams College Winter Study course "The Mathematics of Lego Bricks," taught by associate... click for more

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Berkshire Tidbits: Chinese New Year Banquet, Food Events

Monday, Feb. 8, is the beginning of the 15-day Chinese Spring...

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Election 2016: Presidential Primary Voting

Wednesday, Feb. 10, is the last day to register or to change party...

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Images Cinema Kicks Off 100th Anniversary Celebration

In November 1916, Hiram C. Walden converted a former Williams College...

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Drury Girls Victorious on...

Olivia Carlson scored 14 on Monday to lead the Drury girls basketball...

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Zink Leads Wahconah Past...

The Wahconah girls basketball team defeated Hoosac Valley on Monday...

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Benzinger's 31 Lift Mounties

The Mount Greylock girls basketball team defeated Lee on Monday night. click for more

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Athletes of the Week: Aitken & Houghtaling

The Taconic cooperative wrestling team went a perfect 6-0 against Berkshire County competition this winter, and Pittsfield High senior Austin Houghtaling helped pave the way with a dramatic win on senior night. click for more

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Lee Bowlers Top McCann Tech at Cove Lanes

The Berkshire County high school bowling league opened its positional round of competition on Friday in Great Barrington. click for more

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County's Swimmers Compete for Titles at Simon's...

The Monument Mountain boys and girls swim teams posted 14 wins at Saturday's Berkshire County Individuals. click for more

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Obituaries

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Barbara M. Crawford, 82

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Barbara Marie Crawford, 82, of Eagle Street died peacefully on Friday, Feb....

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Joyce M. Walsh, 84

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Joyce May Walsh, 84, of Cole Avenue died on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at...

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Najib 'Pat' Davis, 100

ADAMS, Mass. — Najib Thomas "Pat" Davis, 100, of Adams, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at...

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Joan H. Crosier, 82

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Joan H. Crosier, 82, of George Avenue died Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at...

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Mary A. Actor, 98

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mary Antoinette Actor, 98, a longtime resident of 85 Birch Grove Drive, died...

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Theresa M. Grande, 95

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Theresa Mary Grande, 95, of Notch Road died Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at...

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Maria H. Paralta, 94

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Maria H. Paralta, 94, formerly of 38 Third St., died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016,...

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Nello N. Salvitti, 53

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Nello N. Salvitti, 53, of Attleboro, formerly of Pittsfield, died Monday...

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Lillian R. Montgomery, 82

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Lillian Ruth Montgomery, 82, of 177 White Oaks Road, died on Thursday, Jan....

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Death of 11-Year-Old Hannah Nazareth Still a...

The cause of 11-year-old Hannah Nazareth's death may never be...

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Fire Displaces Five Pittsfield Residents

A Thursday night fire caused nearly $10,000 worth of damage to a...

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Berkshire Tidbits: Chinese...

Monday, Feb. 8, is the beginning of the 15-day Chinese Spring...

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'Jane Got a Gun': Misfires

A few decades ago, before the revisionist Western (i.e. Robert...

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Images Cinema Kicks Off 100th...

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Magical 'Tempest' Arrives in Pittsfield this July

"The Tempest" takes place on a magical island inhabited by spirits and monsters and two humans, castoffs from society: a wizard and his daughter. It is the story of the old man's revenge ... or forgiveness. click for more

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'The Boy': Best Seen by Mistake

It's the good old 'is it alive or not?' ploy, a theme that probably originated even before Abraham smashed the gods in his Dad's idol shop, perhaps for creeping him out. However, screenwriter Stacey Menear's slight variation on the theme isn't half bad and, had it been placed in more creative... click for more

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Berkshire Tidbits: Cupcake and Chili Wars

The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum are always cooking up something fun, in the downstairs auditorium behind the children's library at the Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. This Saturday, they're bringing in the charming and energetic Alana Chernilla to show everyone how to make that... click for more

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WCMA Artist Facilitates Unusual Museum...

The Oakland-based, socially-engaged artist Lexa Walsh creates experiences for her audiences, and that's exactly her current mission at Williams College on multiple fronts. With her winter study program "Mapping The Museum," Walsh has worked with students to take over the Williams College Museum... click for more

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Burns Suppers Celebrate Scotland's Favorite Poet &...

Monday, Jan. 25, will be the Scottish poet Robert Burns' 257th birthday. The poet and lyricist, collector of folk songs, farmer and liver-of-life-to-the-fullest, was so beloved that, only a few years after his early death at the age of 37, friends began the tradition of celebrating his birthday... click for more

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'Carol': Sings a Sad Song

It is 1953, all buttoned up and proper, especially around the suburban New Jersey neighborhood where the Aird manse sits in pristine glory. But scratch the surface just a touch beyond the stone Tudor opulence and therein resides some pretty unhappy people ... specifically, Harge and Carol Aird.... click for more

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Berkshire Tidbits: Church Suppers, Guido's...

Almost every Wednesday evening, from the end of summer until the next summer, church members, local service clubs, supermarkets and restaurants spend the afternoon in the kitchen of First Congregational Church in Lee, 413 243-1033, 25 Park Place, making simple but tasty suppers for their... click for more

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Adams Arts Advisory Board Setting Sights on Fairy...

With a constant confluence of innovative ideas, the Adams Arts Advisory Board is hoping to catalyze the creative economy in the Mother Town and beyond. "A group of artists working at reaching out to the art world in the region and creating sort of a switchboard or a conduit through which artists... click for more

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'The Revenant': Will Haunt You

Director Alejandro González Inarritu's "The Revenant," starring Leonardo DiCaprio in the ultimate survival tale, is the adult equivalent of those scary films when you were little that gave you nightmares for a week, causing Mom to decree, "That's it, no more watching those movies." Chronicling... click for more

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Dunkin Donuts Asks For Extension On Pittsfield's Styrofoam...

Dunkin' Donuts is asking for a year's extension to comply with...

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Old Country Buffet Abruptly Closes in Pittsfield

Employees were shocked to find a sign posted on the door of Old...

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Economic Future Being Planned for Pittsfield's Tyler Street

Could Tyler Street become the city's food mecca? That's one...

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Pittsfield Man Pleads Not Guilty To Murder Charge

An autopsy is expected to be conducted sometime Friday at the Office...

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North Adams Police: Two Women Struck by Motor...

Two women were struck by a vehicle while crossing Union Street at...

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Vermont Man Charged After Vehicle Hits Laundromat

There were no injuries but the building was flooded and the building...

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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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McLaughlin Leads MCLA Women to Road Win

Pittsfield's Courtney McLaughlin scored 25 points on Monday to lead...

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Williams Tops MCLA in Men's Basketball

The Williams College men's basketball team Tuesday remained...

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Letter: Commuters Need to Slow Down

This is not the Autobahn, there is a speed limit. Leave earlier so...

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Letter: Residents Should be Informed Before Mount...

Greetings. I have the privilege of serving on the Mount Greylock...

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Letter: Thanks to NAFD for Fire Preparation...

I would like to thank the three members of the North Adams Fire...

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Buono Joins CompuWorks as VCIO

As a VCIO, Buono will guide clients through the critical process of...

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New Doctor Joins Barrington Family Medicine in...

In addition to comprehensive primary care, Hickey brings expertise in...

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New Neurosurgeon Joins Berkshire Health Systems

Emrich is accepting new patients in need of brain and spinal care and...

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