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Pittsfield Considering Community Preservation to...

With the city approaching the debt ceiling in the coming years it is likely some things will be put on the backburner - parks, open spaces, historic preservation, and affordable housing to name a few. That's where advocates say the Community Preservation Act can come into play. The act allows... click for more

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Adams Conservation Commission Approve Glen...

The Conservation Commission has approved some small modifications of the Greylock Glen trail plan in the preparation of public bidding. Paul Jahnige, with the state Department of Conservation and Recreation, asked the commission last week to make minor tweaks to the plan, including eliminating... click for more

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Galleries, Music Set for DownStreet Art on...

DownStreet Art kicks off its second session on Thursday night with the openings of four new visual art exhibits, live podcasting, musical and theatrical performances, and a night market that features local food and craft vendors. click for more

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Berkshire Reps Have Positive Impression of VP...

Democratic Vice President Nominee Tim Kaine is an everyman. But an everyman with loads of government experience. Kaine received the nomination at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday and both state Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier and Rep. Paul Mark got their first impressions of the... click for more

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Adams Man Dies While Tubing On Deerfield River

A 51-year-old Adams died while tubing on the Deerfield River, according to the Northwestern District Attorney's Office. Authorities say the body of the man was recovered in the river Wednesday evening and the body is being sent to the Chief Medical Examiner to determine the cause of death. click for more

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Driver Killed in Howland Avenue Collision

Ethan Piaggi-Cornell of Pittsfield, 23, was killed in Thursday morning's accident in Adams. Piaggi-Cornell was driving a 2001 Hyundai Sonata north when he collided with a stopped flatbed tow truck on Howland Avenue in Adams at around 11:15 a.m. click for more

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Adams To Adopt Complete Streets Program

The Selectmen plan to adopt the state's Complete Streets program and focus possible funds on the southern Route 8 corridor. Director of Community Development Donna Cesan encouraged the board on Wednesday during a workshop meeting to adopt the state Department of Transportation’s program that... click for more

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Dr. Don Quinn Kelley, 70

HANCOCK, Mass. — Dr. Don Quinn Kelley, 70, of Hancock and New York City, passed away peacefully...

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Gary A. Superneau, 54

CHESHIRE, Mass. — Gary Allen Superneau, 54, of Cheshire died Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at his...

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Martha Voisin, 91

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Martha Moore Hayes Voisin, 91, passed away on July 27, 2016 at Berkshire...

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Kevin Toomey, 66

LEE, Mass. — It is with great sadness that the family of Kevin Toomey announce his passing on...

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Holley A. Mitchell, 63

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Holley Ann (Collette) Mitchell, 63, of North Street, North Adams, died...

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Carol Ann Doucette, 58

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Carol Ann Doucette, 58, of 78 Marian Ave. died Monday, July 25, 2016, at...

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David H. Bailey, 77

CLARKSBURG, Mass. — David Howard Bailey, 77, of Clarksburg died July 28, 2016, at his home...

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Charles E. Gray, 84

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Charles Edward Gray, 84, of Williamstown died Monday, July 25, 2016, at...

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Linda M. Varuzzo, 64

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Linda Marie (Goewey) Varuzzo, 64, of North Adams died Sunday July 24,...

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Adams Man Dies While Tubing On Deerfield River

A 51-year-old Adams died while tubing on the Deerfield River,...

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Driver Killed in Howland Avenue Collision

Ethan Piaggi-Cornell of Pittsfield, 23, was killed in Thursday...

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Charter Upgrading Internet,...

On Aug. 2 high-definition cable access will be in most of...

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Circus Animal Ban Heads to...

The City Council will be asked to decide whether or not to ban...

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Jae's Asian Bistro Eyes Move to...

Jae's Asian Bistro is moving to Pittsfield. Attorney Jeff...

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Pittsfield Police Still Investigating Hit And Run...

Police are investigating a hit and run accident in which the driver...

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Early Morning Fire Destroys Pittsfied Duplex On...

An early morning fire destroyed a Robbins Avenue duplex, leaving two...

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Vehicle Towing Boat Catches Fire Near Pontoosuc...

Deputy Fire Chief Mark Cancilla said six firefighters from two...

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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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Letter: Blue Star Parents Group Forming

Berkshire County has many residents serving in the military – active,...

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Letter: Support a Pittsfield Ban on Exotic Circus...

We as people wouldn't like to be subjected to the type of treatment...

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Del Gallo Challenges Democratic Candidates to...

The following is an open letter from Rinaldo Del Gallo III, candidate...

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MCLA Names New Vice President for Institutional...

Hastings grew up in Williamstown. That experience provides her with...

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West to Speak at National Realtors Conference

West will present a session at the conference titled "Basic...

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Southwestern Vermont Health Care Grants 2016...

Every year, SVMC honors a nurse whose accomplishments in the areas of...

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Galleries, Music Set for...

DownStreet Art kicks off its second session on Thursday night with...

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North Adams Council Endorses...

The City Council on Tuesday endorsed the pursuit of a Cultural...

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DownStreet Art Partners With Marafanyi for...

The project is a creative response to Egyptian artist Alaa Awad’s mural, “Justice,” commissioned by DownStreet Art in 2014. The mural will serve as inspiration for this community art-making collaboration led by teaching and performing artists of Marafanyi Dance, Drum and Song - Lara Gonzalez, Yael... click for more

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Classical High Season Approaches Its Zenith

As always, the place to be for great classical and stimulating new music is right here in our own intimate corner of the world - the Berkshires - a designated "cultural capital," where artistic boundaries are nonexistent. click for more

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Circus Animal Ban Heads to Pittsfield City Council

The City Council will be asked to decide whether or not to ban non-domesticated animals from being used for entertainment. A animal advocacy group Berkshire Voters for Animals has proposed a ban, aimed mostly at circuses. While there hasn't been a circus in the city since 2008, the advocates... click for more

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Local Theater Group Brings the Arctic to the...

In a news release, Kickball describes "Passage" as "a dark comedy exploring themes of a changing climate, love and loss (that) integrates sea otters on razor scooters, a guru of ultimate enlightenment, dead sailors, marketing executives and questions of hubris and faith to reveal the cyclical... click for more

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Jae's Asian Bistro Eyes Move to Pittsfield

Jae's Asian Bistro is moving to Pittsfield. Attorney Jeff Lynch told the Licensing Board on Monday that he expects to have a change in name and manager soon for the former 7 Winter Grille on Winter Street. The building is owned by Susan Chung, who with her husband Jae Chung owner multiple... click for more

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Documentary Explores Good Life in the Berkshires

A documentary film examining what it takes for a life well-lived has focused on several Berkshires residents to illustrate its ideas. "A Small Good Thing" won best documentary at this year's Boston International Film Festival. Among director Pamela Tanner Boll's previous credits is as a producer... click for more

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Sheedy Honing Her Lacrosse...

Pittsfield High sophomore Clare Sheedy is headed to a prestigious...

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Berkshire Trio Excel with...

Jenna Benzinger, Grace Guachione and Peyton Steinman continue to...

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Legendary Coach George 'Buddy' Pellerin Dies at 77

The funeral for Pittsfield coaching legend George 'Buddy' Pellerin is scheduled for Friday morning. click for more

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County's Softball Coaches Name Hunt MVP

The Berkshire County high school softball coaches Wednesday announced their all-star teams for 2016. click for more

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County Girls Lacrosse Coaches Name All-Star Teams

Wahconah and Mount Greylock held down the most spots on the all-Berkshire County girls lacrosse teams announced on Tuesday. click for more

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Lenox's Meisberger, Pittsfield's Rich Named County...

Berkshire County's high school track and field coaches have announced their all-county team for 2016. click for more

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New Bramer Pitches Pittsfield...

The Pittsfield American League All-Stars are in Sunday's state Little...

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