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Mount Greylock School Committee Reapproves Concussion...

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Lindsey von Holtz also shared data she has compiled about the instance of head injuries at the school — whether on the playing field or not. In the academic year ending this month, Mount Greylock students have reported 38 head injuries, including 24 diagnosed concussions. Of those concussions,... click for more

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Expanded Hours, Activities on Tap for Solid Sound Return...

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The parking lots, motels and camping areas are fast filling up as an estimated 8,000 or more Solid Sound Festival fans descend on the city. The three-day festival curated by the band Wilco at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art also means local businesses and eateries will be staying open... click for more

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Williamstown Police Apprehend Streaker in Woods

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Williamstown Police on Friday apprehended a man found naked in the woods of South Williamstown after passing motorists reported someone was harassing them, police said. The incident led to a two-hour implementation of the "stay in place" protocol at Mount Greylock Regional School, though there... click for more

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Pittsfield ZBA Allows Backyard Beekeeping Operation

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William and Aaron Slater began beekeeping in the back yard of their Burke Street home earlier this year. However, Jim Saldo owns and maintains the lot next door and he's got a serious allergy to them. Saldo had sought out the city's assistance is alleviating his concerns of being stung, and the... click for more

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Adams Officials Hear From Residents on Planned Transfer...

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Over the past two years, the town has considered turning the recycling center on East Road into a transfer station that accepts solid waste. Town Administrator Tony Mazzucco said the station would be a "pay-as-you-throw system." click for more

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Mount Greylock Student Injured in Motor Vehicle Accident

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One occupant of a car involved in a single-car accident on Hopper Road was airlifted to a regional hospital on Thursday afternoon. The injured party was a student at Mount Greylock Regional School, and school officials are doing their best to notify members of the school community, Mount... click for more

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The Independent Investor: A Tale of Two Charities

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In my last column, I wrote about the heroic volunteers of the Mercy Mission, a wholly-volunteer, charitable organization deep in Trump country that is doing a yeoman's job of providing the same--free dental and medical services to the poor and undocumented in Fort Worth, Texas. click for more

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Taconic's Peaslee, Whiteley...

More than 20 recently graduated high school football players from...

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Lacrosse Officials Honor Mount...

The Berkshire County Lacrosse Officials Association have honored...

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McCann Tech Seeks Cheerleading Coach

McCann Tech is in need of a cheerleading coach for the fall and winter seasons. click for more

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New Football Alignment Spreads Out Berkshire...

The nine Berkshire County football-playing schools will compete in four leagues, and some rivalry games are off the schedule click for more

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Wahconah's Bachli, Cote Share County MVP Honors

The Berkshire County high school girls lacrosse coaches have named their all-league teams. click for more

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Taconic Baseball Wins State Title

The Taconic baseball team won the state Division 1 Championship on Saturday. click for more

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SteepleCats Drop Sunday...

The Keene Swamp Bats defeated the North Adams SteepleCats on Sunday...

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Katherine M. Desormeaux, 67

FLORIDA, Mass. — Katherine Marie (LaFrance) Desormeaux, 67, of Florida, Mass., died Saturday,...

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William J. Coty, 80

BENNINGTON, Vt. — William J. Coty, 80, a resident of North Street in Bennington and formerly of...

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Christopher M. Burnham, 45

CHESHIRE, Mass. — Christopher M. Burnham, 45,  passed into the arms of mother earth and...

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Theodore J. Gontczaruk, 97

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Theodore Joseph “Ted” Gontczaruk, 97, of BerkshireTown...

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Joan A. Carron, 83

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Joan A. Carron, 83, of 176 Columbus Avenue, Berkshiretown Apartments,...

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Ellen L. Janssen, 81

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Ellen L. (Drake) Janssen, 81, of Montvue Street, Pittsfield, died...

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William A. Burdick, 63

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — William A. Burdick, 63, of Adams died June 21, 2017, at his...

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Kristina G. Biros, 27

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Kristina Gabrielle Biros, 27, of North Adams died peacefully on Tuesday,...

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Rita Beebe, 91

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Rita Zanett Morehouse Beebe, 91, died peacefully on Thursday, June 22,...

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Mount Greylock Student Injured in Motor Vehicle...

One occupant of a car involved in a single-car accident on Hopper...

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Head-On Collision North Adams Leaves One in...

A head-on collision on south Church Street on Friday afternoon left...

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PEDA Hoping Site Readiness...

PEDA is hoping MassDevelopment will help make it easier to...

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Biz Briefs: Two Local Students...

Simon, a global leader in retail real estate ownership, is proud...

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Local Author Publishes...

Local Author Kristen Demeo taps into the magic of the Berkshire...

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Mount Greylock Student Injured in Motor Vehicle...

One occupant of a car involved in a single-car accident on Hopper...

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The Independent Investor: A Tale of Two Charities

In my last column, I wrote about the heroic volunteers of the Mercy...

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@theMarket: Markets in Pullback Mode

Financials have been held back this year because of the onerous rules...

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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: Help Dad Quit Smoking for a Happy...

Are you looking for an original, meaningful, and inexpensive Father's...

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Letter: Restore children's art

Assume that part of Mass Moca's mission is to promote, preserve and...

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Letter: Local History Destroyed

Driving to work on Tuesday, I went a different route than usual. As I...

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Porsche of Clifton Park

2015 Inventory Reduction Sale! New Country Porsche of Clifton Park, NY (518)664-4448

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Chef's Hat in Williamstown home cooking, best breakfast, and yes we have turnip. 413-458-5120

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Whitman's Crystal Clean

Janitorial Maintenance, Commercial, Schools, Offices, Banks & Retail Properties-Insured 413-743-2521

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Local Woman Ordained as Episcopal Priest

Vogel-Polizzi was awarded the master of divinity degree from Andover...

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Two Berkshire County Women Named Unsung Heroines

After soliciting recommendations from his constituents on social...

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Berkshire County Arc Hires Family Support Manager

Stewart has completed an intensive training through the Federation...

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A & E

More Drury Student Art Added...

After five years of large artwork being displayed on the street side...

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Comedic Opera Comes to Great...

Winner of the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording, BEMF will...

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Artists Coming Together For '100 Hours in the...

"100 Hours in the Woodshed" brings together collage artists from around the Berkshires and the country to work together in an intensely creative 100-hour period. The original concept was created in 1988 by local artist Danny O and artist, poet and gallery owner Scott Zieher of Wisconsin. During... click for more

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The Classical Beat: Summer 2017 Music Festival...

With programs in Lenox and in Manchester, Vt., concertgoers will have a wide selection of music in a multiplicity of styles to enjoy in venues large and small: from solo jazz piano to the stellar Chris Botti with the Boston Pops, followed by a celebration of beloved show tunes by Rodgers and... click for more

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Free Fun Fridays Return This Summer

Since its inception in 2009, Free Fun Fridays has drawn more than 1,000,000 visitors to venues throughout the commonwealth. Last year alone, the program reached more than 160,000 people with many partner institutions, such as The Mount in Lenox, The Old State House in Boston, Heritage Museums &... click for more

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Local Author Publishes Children's Book On Faeries

Local Author Kristen Demeo taps into the magic of the Berkshire Mountains Faerie Festival with new book "The Garden Fairies." "Last year I went to the festival and I just really enjoyed walking around and the atmosphere and I went home that night and wrote this book," she said. "It was inspiring... click for more

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Berkshire Mountain Faerie Festival Returns This...

The Berkshire Mountains Faerie Festival has grown beyond the town of Adams and is drawing magic from throughout Berkshire County. And the festival set this Saturday, June 17, from 10 to 10 at Bowe Field is expected to double attendance. click for more

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'My Cousin Rachel': Relatively Mysterious

The screenplay, adapted by Michell from Daphne du Maurier's novel, includes a slew of the author's slyly injected metaphors ... thoughts about the human condition you'll either agree with or disavow. On an objective note, viewers of a literary bent may venture a thought or two about the genre of... click for more

DINING Q&A

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Dining Q&A

Korean Garden

Korean Garden 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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Manny's Pizza Q&A

Manny's Pizza Q&A click for more

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Shaker Mill Tavern Q&A

Shaker Mill Tavern Q&A click for more

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