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New Pittsfield Pair Charged With Drug, Gun Crimes On...

Police arrested a juvenile and a 24-year-old man during the investigation of shots being fired in a home on Circular Avenue. Police say Jerrel Hall and the juvenile were arrested on outstanding warrants Monday at about 11 a.m. at a home on Circular Avenue. Police were on scene continuing an... click for more

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Pittsfield Airport: Increased Military Traffic...

"It's the sound of freedom" is how the assistant airport manager describes the increased activity of military helicopters at the airport. Residents may have recently noticed many military helicopters flying overhead recently. But don't be alarmed: it's just practice. click for more

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Berkshire Scenic Begins Summer Season Memorial...

With several blasts of the train whistle, the Hoosac Valley Service's Budd Car 6126 moved along the backways of the city at a dignified 10 mph. The ride from North Adams to Adams on Friday night was a precurser of the scenic rail line's first full summer season in North County — and a sneak peak... click for more

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North Adams Committee Mull Airbnb Impact on City

Lodging in Northern Berkshire is caught between feast and famine. There's no room to be found during the summer and high-traffic weekends; in the winter and shoulder seasons, rooms go begging. It's a conundrum that city officials are keeping in mind as they grapple with the growing shared... click for more

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Parks Commissions Approves Improvements To...

The first round of improvements to the newly named Buddy Pellerin Field at Clapp Park is set for this summer. The Parks Commission gave the group heading the effort the Okay to order a scoreboard and to continue planning for a number of other additions and changes to the field. The group has... click for more

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United Way Ends 'Day of Caring' With Dance Party

Hundreds of people shook it up on the dance floor at Hancock Shaker Village on Friday night. The dance party Friday night capped of the Berkshire United Way's Day of Caring during which dozens go businesses found ways to donated to the organization's childhood literacy efforts. Further, 50 book... click for more

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PHS Baseball Team Throws Cookout For Soldier On...

At 18 years old many young men had found themselves in the midst of battles overseas. They returned with limited support, with post traumatic stress, chronic illness, and often living on the streets. Since then some of them found their way to Soldier On, which cares and helps pick homeless... click for more

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Third-Generation Butcher Opening New Shop in North...

David Brazeau knows meat. The third generation butcher said he wants to provide the community with quality wholesome meat and cuts and fill a needed void. "My grandfather, my father, and myself have all worked for Price Chopper supermarkets," said the North Adams native and owner of Brazeau's... click for more

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New Mount Greylock Girls Top...

The Mount Greylock girls lacrosse team defeated Wahconah on Monday...

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New Koperniak Leads Hoosac Over...

The Hoosac Valley baseball team defeated Drury on Monday afternoon.

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New Sheedy Scores Six as Pittsfield Girls Lax Edges...

The Pittsfield and Hoosac Valley girls lacrosse teams Monday wrapped up a competitive season series. click for more

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New Quinto Powers Pittsfield Boys Past Belchertown

The Pittsfield High boys lacrosse team defeated Belchertown on Monday. click for more

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New Hoosac Boys Lax Wins Regular Season Finale

The Hoosac Valley boys lacrosse team defeated St. Mary's on Monday. click for more

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New Koldys Shines in Circle, at Plate in Pittsfield...

The Pittsfield softball team defeated Taconic on Monday. click for more

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Ashe, Sabadosa Win Steel Rail...

The fourth annual Steel Rail Half Marathon was contested on Sunday on...

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Roger L. Cole, 79

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Roger L. Cole of Ocala, Fla., formerly of Pittsfield, died on Sunday, May...

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Maria A. Silva, 88

CHESHIRE, Mass. — Mrs. Maria Albertina Silva, 88, of 71 Briggs Drive, Cheshire, passed...

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Maureen E. Goodreau, 57

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Maureen Elizabeth Goodreau passed away peacefully May 20, 2016, at...

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Anita T. Molleur, 95

ADAMS, Mass. — Anita Theresa (Mulcahy) Molleur, 95, of Adams died Sunday, May 22, 2016, at...

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Lorraine MacKay, 90

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Lorraine (Marceau) MacKay, 90, of North Adams died Saturday, May 21, 2016,...

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George J. Naventi, 92

WEST STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — George J. Naventi, 92, of Moscow Road in West Stockbridge died...

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Darlene Roberts, 64

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — On May 19, 2016, the angels came for our beautiful and beloved Darlene...

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Marie 'Marge' Lampron, 90

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Marie Marguerite “Marge” R. (Choquette) Lampron, 90, of Wells...

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Florence E. Baldessarini

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Florence Esther Baldessarini, "Tootsie,” passed peacefully on...

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Pittsfield Pair Charged With Drug, Gun Crimes On...

Police arrested a juvenile and a 24-year-old man during the...

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Pittsfield Friendly's Closed Until Further Notice...

Friendly's on Dalton Avenue is closed until further notice after a...

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Berkshire Tidbits: Farmers...

Manger! Boire! Eat! Drink! Thursday dining, cooking demo, wine...

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Williams College Awarded...

With this grant the museum will inspire new ideas and practices in...

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Pittsfield To Consider...

The City Council is being asked to extend tax breaks for the Beacon...

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Clark Curator Explores 'Enigmatic' Artist in New...

Lara Yeager-Crasselt's enthusiasm was palpable as she gestured to an image of a painting in her newly published book "Michael Sweerts (1618-1664): Shaping the Artist and the Academy in Rome and Brussels." click for more

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MAC Treasures Aims to Re-Open in North Adams

MAC Treasures is a donation-based tag sale that helps support the Minerva Arts Center, which provides performing arts opportunities to students in Northern Berkshire County. click for more

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Berkshire Tibits: Israeli Holiday, Cooking Demos

This Tuesday evening, May 10, from 7:30 to 10, the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires will celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day with Tastes of Israel at the Gateways Inn click for more

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North County Cultural Institutions Offer Peek at...

The Clark Art Institute gave a sneak peek — pun intended — of its summer show titled "Splendor, Myth and Vision: Nudes from the Prado" on Wednesday evening during an event hosted by the North Adams Chamber of Commerce that invited several North County cultural institutions to share their upcoming... click for more

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'Keanu': Puss & Galoots

More misses than hits in director Peter Atencio's "Keanu," a rambunctious action-comedy starring Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, suggest that the effort might best be enjoyed by fans of the duo's Comedy Central sketch series, "Key & Peele." Oddly, though, while unaware of the pair's cable TV... click for more

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Berkshire Tidbits: Mother's Day

Even though this week is staying chilly, cloudy and showery, this Saturday, May 7, is the day a number of farmers' markets open or move outside for the season. The year-round Amenia, N. Y., market, Saturdays 10 to 2, is already outdoors. The Bennington, Vt., market, Saturdays, 10 to 1, will open.... click for more

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North Adams Seeking Public Input on Cultural...

The city of North Adams and Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, part of Massachusetts College Liberal Arts, will be hosting two public meetings regarding the application to designate the North Adams downtown area as a Cultural District. click for more

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MCLA Gallery 51 Seeks Camera Phone Photo Show...

A collaborative group project of MCLA and Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah, “Waiting” will include more than 1,000 photographs, which will be selected for exhibit in MCLA Gallery 51. click for more

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'A Hologram for the King': Angst of a Salesman

Director Tom Tykwer's "A Hologram for the King," about a down-on-his-luck American businessman seeking to rectify his life through one big deal in Saudi Arabia, is the sort of film you enjoy while you're watching it, think about a little, and dismiss. The fleeting, two-pronged appeal comes thanks... click for more

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New Licensing Board Considers...

The Office of Cultural Development is considering letting North...

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Biz Briefs: Lee Outlets Give...

U.S. Army Recruitment Officers Staff Sgt. Aaron Pierce and Sgt....

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North Adams Committee Mull...

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Pittsfield Friendly's Closed Until Further Notice...

Friendly's on Dalton Avenue is closed until further notice after a...

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Fire Damages Pittsfield Apartment Kitchen

A fire caused by cooking caused damage to a Columbus Avenue...

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North Adams Firefighters Douse Brush Fire; Warn...

Firefighters wrangled a small brush fire on the hill between Parker...

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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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McLaughlin Leads MCLA Women to Road Win

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

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Letter: Support Sarah Gardner for Williamstown...

Last fall, the Select Board and the Planning Board jointly appointed...

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Letter: Gardner Has Skills, Experience for...

Williamstown residents are fortunate to have someone of Sarah...

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Greylock Selects Gerard as New Chief Risk Officer

Gerard has extensive experience developing and managing risk strategy...

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Northern Berkshire United Way Executive Director...

McGovern has accepted a new position as executive director of The...

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Pasachoff Receives Grant for Expedition to View...

On the Williams College campus on Monday, May 9, Dr. Steven Souza of...

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