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Civil Rights Leader John Lewis Speaking at MCLA...

This year's keynote speaker will be U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, a leader of the Civil Rights Movement who, as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, was one of the "Big Six" leaders of groups to organize the 1963 March on Washington. Lewis will receive an honorary doctor of... click for more

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North Adams Library Trustees To Address Building...

The library trustees plan to meet with the city administration to go over some maintenance concerns. Library Director Mindy Hackner told the trustees Wednesday that the city is now completely in charge of addressing structural issues with the library. click for more

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Cariddi Updates Maple Grove Civic Club Legislative...

State Rep. Gailanne Cariddi updated the Maple Grove Civic Club on some of the work she has done in 2016 and what she plans to advocate for in 2017. At the club's monthly meeting Sunday at the PNA, the North Adams Democrat spoke of her goals for the upcoming year and fielded some of the... click for more

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Four Towns Sharing Economic Development Planner

BRPC is looking to "rapidly expand" a shared economic planner job. Four towns, Hinsdale, Great Barrington, Clarksburg, and Lanesborough, had signed onto a project to bring on a full-time economic development specialist. William Compton was hired for the position and now splits his time working... click for more

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King, Kingdom of God Remembered at Williams

Attendees at Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at Williams College were reminded of King's humanity and the divine message he preached. Williams junior Naomi Francois of the school's Black Campus Ministries group told the crowd gathered in the Paresky Center that, as a Christian,... click for more

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Late Don Quinn Kelley Presented MLK Peacemaker...

The late Don Quinn Kelley, historian and documentarian, had long been involved in social justice and community empowerment. Mayor Richard Alcombright described him as the type of person who was always looking for ways to help people, state Sen. Adam Hinds as someone who exemplified the Rev.... click for more

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Williamstown Planners Seek Public Input on Housing...

The Planning Board has opened a months-long effort to gather public feedback about potentially changing zoning bylaws to open up options for new housing.The Planning Board has opened a months-long effort to gather public feedback about potentially changing zoning bylaws to open up options for new... click for more

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Cheshire to Pursue Blight Removal Grant

The Selectmen have agreed to apply for a District Local Technical Assistance through the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission to identify processes and possible funding to remove dilapidated homes. Town Administrator Mark Webber recommended to the board last week that they team up with... click for more

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Sports

Roughley Shines as Wahconah...

The Wahconah boys basketball team Monday improved to 9-1 this winter.

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Lee's Retzel, Mount Greylock's...

This week's iBerkshires.com/Jiminy Peak Athletes of the Week come...

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Hoosac Valley Girls to Host Coaches Vs. Cancer...

Five Berkshire County girls basketball teams will be in action at Hoosac Valley High School on Saturday. click for more

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Drury Boys Blow Out Greenfield

The Drury boys basketball team Saturday improved to 9-1. click for more

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Carpenter, Mount Everett Girls Survive Matinee at...

The Mount Everett girls basketball team Saturday improved to 7-3 this season. click for more

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Berkshire County Nordic League Continues at Mohawk...

Mount Greylock's boys and girls cross country ski teams continued their winning ways on Saturday at Mohawk Trail Regional. click for more

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New MCLA to Host Annual National...

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will hold its National Girls...

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Wahconah Regional High School sophomore Brandon Roughley drives to the...
Chad Howes feeds Noah Bracci, who goes to the basket for the Wahconah...
Aiden Engle of Berkshire Bruins scores to trim a 3-1 deficit in the...

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Obituaries

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Stephen J. Arasimowicz, 64

CHESHIRE, Mass. — Stephen J. Arasimowicz, 64, of 42 Wilshire Drive died Wednesday, January 11,...

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Theodore Underhill Jr., 88

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Theodore Edward Underhill Jr., 88, of Stearns Avenue died Tuesday, January...

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Robert A. Randall, 51

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Robert Allen Randall, 51, of North Adams died Tuesday, January 10, 2017,...

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Helene Belini, 86

ADAMS, Mass. — Helene Belini, 86, formerly of 75 Commercial St., passed away Friday, January 6,...

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G. Thomas Wheeler, 64

LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — G. Thomas Wheeler, 64, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 7,...

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Keith A. Worthington, 63

CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Keith Aaron Worthington, 63, of Clarksburg died Thursday, January 12, 2017,...

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Cheryl J. Yarter, 70

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Cheryl Jeanette (Lafave) Yarter, 70, of Williamstown died on January 11,...

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V. Marguerite Chittenden, 93

ADAMS, Mass. — V. Marguerite (Isabelle) Chittenden, 93, of Adams died peacefully at her home on...

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Marjorie Wasilenko, 92

ADAMS, Mass. — Mrs. Marjorie Ann (Robinson) Wasilenko, 92, formerly of Adams, died on Tuesday,...

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Multiple Towns Battle Blaze in Pittsfield...

Multiple towns joined Pittsfield Fire early Sunday morning to combat...

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Biz Briefs: 'Farm to Fork' Bike...

The ride course, with options for all abilities ranging from 10...

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Lanesborough Neighbors Opposing...

Should a day care operate in a residential neighborhood? That...

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Small Business Revolution...

The Small Business Revolution is a movement spearheaded by...

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Multiple Towns Battle Blaze in Pittsfield...

Multiple towns joined Pittsfield Fire early Sunday morning to combat...

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The Independent Investor: Gyms Are Counting on...

Some researchers believe that the health & wellness industry will top...

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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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Southwestern Vermont Health Care's Chief Nursing...

Nominees for the award possess clinical expertise and scholarship in...

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Guest Column: Going to the Dogs

Years ago, cities and towns started eliminating the swimming pools...

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Letter: Condemn Trump/Bannon

I stood before this City Council in 2003 to ask the council to stand...

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Southwestern Vermont Health Care Announces Three...

"These individuals have unique skills and experiences and will make...

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Flying Cloud Institute Appoints New Executive...

Rundle will step into her new role on January 16. As planned, Jane...

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Berkshire Design Staffer Receives Architectural...

Bartini has more than 14 years of experience in the architectural...

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Adams Arts Group Win State...

The Adams Arts Advisory Board's efforts to create an economic economy...

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'Why Him?': Why Waste Your...

In all fairness, Franco's billionaire dolt is occasionally enamoring...

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Norman Rockwell Museum to Present Workshops for...

Students of all skill levels are welcome, and will have the opportunity to advance their work and strengthen their portfolio. click for more

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'Manchester by the Sea': Set your Movie GPS

An intermeshing of various, different periods of Lee's life, while always returning to the present, smartly serves the exposition, engagingly builds the lore, and, daring to be existential, emphasizes the entire time continuum panorama that comprises our existence. It is this overall gist mixed... click for more

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'Nocturnal Animals': Subspecies: Human

Good thing this is merely the fiction within a novel that Susan, the female lead in director Tom Ford's "Nocturnal Animals," is reading. She can put it down any time she wishes. But all the same it's mesmerizing, and because she senses the story contains eerie messages and symbolism relating to her... click for more

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Norman Rockwell Museum Offers Berkshire County...

The museum uses Rockwell's narrative images to support learning in the classroom in relation to history, language arts and art, and educators have also found meaningful connections with regard to social/emotional learning and ESL themes. click for more

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Wilco's 2017 Solid Sound Festival Tickets Now on...

Conceived by Wilco and inaugurated in 2010, Solid Sound will again present Wilco as hosts and headliners and will feature an eclectic, Wilco-selected musical lineup of indie, rock, jazz, and more, as well as performances by Wilco members' side-projects. click for more

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'Rules Don't Apply': The Politics of Entitlement

At worst this is a mostly harmless, self-deluding sort of identification, and not the far-flung type that props up autocrats. All of which makes us wonder about Beatty's goal. Aside from drolly showing that his acting chops are intact, the progressive humanism that has long been the hallmark of his... click for more

DINING Q&A

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Grazie's Italian Restaurant Q&A

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