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Pittsfield Police Testing Gunfire Detection System...

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The Police Department will be testing out the new ShotSpotter technology Wednesday night. The department sent out a notification and calls to residents to inform them about the live gunfire test. The city is contracting with ShotSpotter to install gunshot detection systems, which will send... click for more

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Thurston To Leave PEDA; Reorganization Talks Begin

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The Pittsfield Economic Development Authority, Pittsfield Economic Revitalization Corporation, and the city are in talks of creating a new structure. Each has their own roles in economic development but with each agency losing key people, it is time for them to reconsider all of the operations. click for more

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Pittsfield Approves Permit For Dalton Avenue Dunkin'...

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The neighborhood is a mix of commercial and residential properties. The City Council heard the residential concerns but at the same time, this was the most amicable permit hearing the city has had with Dunkin' — and one that was once referred to by a councilor as a "political victory." click for more

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Williamstown Selectmen Discuss Mount Greylock School's...

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A veteran member of the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee explained to the Board of Selectmen on Monday why the school wants to ask both member towns to expand the region in November special town meetings. Carolyn Greene explained that there are several options to address deficiencies in... click for more

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Adams Warns Regional School District No Support for...

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School officials arrived empty-handed to Tuesday's Finance Committee meeting because Adams-Cheshire Regional School Committee's spending plan for fiscal 2018 is up in the air. The Finance Committee had penciled in the assessment for Adams based on a $19.2 million budget that should have been... click for more

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Fake News Not New But Can Be Combatted: Panel

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Those are just three ways media consumers can judge the veracity of something they see online, according to a panel of media and education professors. The panel participated in a forum on Monday evening called "Fact or Fabrication in Today's News," jointly sponsored by the North Adams Public... click for more

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Everett Murder Suspect Arrested In Pittsfield

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Police arrested a man accused of murdering a man in Everett in February. Pittsfield Police say David Grossack, 47, was arrested in the city this afternoon. Grossack was listed as one of Massachusetts State Police's "most wanted" for allegedly killing and Everett artist. click for more

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Dina Guiel To Seek Pittsfield's Ward 2 City Council Seat

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Dina Guiel plans to run for City Council. Guiel announced on Tuesday that she intend to seek the Ward 2 council position. It is currently held by Kevin Morandi, who has been in the seat since 2011. Morandi has not yet said whether or not he intends to seek re-election. click for more

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SVMC Health Blog: Three...

Almost 100,000 people are... 

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Healthy Living Photo Contest...

Winners from two categories,... 

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DownStreet Art Looking for...

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County's Top Senior Basketball...

The Western Massachusetts Senior High School All-Star Basketball...

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Coaches Name Drury's Bird the...

Berkshire County's boys basketball coaches announced their all-league...

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Pittsfield/Taconic Icer Quinto Earns Statewide...

Pittsfield High senior Kevin Quinto will be recognized at an upcoming Boston Bruins game for his sportsmanship on the ice. click for more

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Monument Mountain's Gray, Bissaillon Named...

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

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Hurricanes Continue Tradition of Excellence

The Hoosac Valley girls basketball team's success helps inspire future stars at the school. click for more

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Hoosac Valley Girls Fall in State Final

Archbishop Williams defeated Hoosac Valley, 62-37, in Saturday's state final. click for more

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New First Baptist Wins Adams...

The First Baptist basketball team went 11-1 this season in the Adams...

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Obituaries

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Alexander J. Groves, 84

ADAMS, Mass. — Mr. Alexander J. Groves, 84, of Adams died Tuesday evening, March 28, 2017, at...

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Anita M. Bassi, 82

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Anita M. (Rosa) Bassi went peacefully to the Lord on March 20,...

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Rita M. Clifford, 90

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Rita Mary (Mongeon) Clifford, 90, of North Adams died Monday, March 27,...

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Jude Joseph Allen Decker, infant

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Jude Joseph Allen Decker, infant son of Dylan Decker and Amyiah Martin of...

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Lynn Ann Burke, 66

ADAMS, Mass. — Lynn Ann Burke, 66, of Adams died on Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Berkshire...

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Lorraine B. Maloney, 83

ADAMS, Mass. — Lorraine B. (Delisle) Maloney, 83, of 72 East Hoosac St., Adams, died Saturday,...

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James Culliton, 80

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — James Culliton, 80, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 23, 2017,...

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Frances J. Lewis, 78

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Frances Joan (Scarbo) Lewis, 78, of Williamstown, peacefully entered the...

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Shirley A. Mills, 88

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Shirley A. (Field) Mills, 88, of Williamstown, Mass., and formerly of...

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Pownal Man Dies After Car Crash in Williamstown

A Pownal, Vt., man died Tuesday after his vehicle careened into a...

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Pittsfield Police Testing Gunfire Detection...

The Police Department will be testing out the new ShotSpotter...

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Everett Murder Suspect Arrested In Pittsfield

Police arrested a man accused of murdering a man in Everett in...

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New Improvements To East, Woodlawn...

It was only Tuesday evening when Director of Public Service...

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New 1Berkshire Sees More Employers...

With a new location, 1Berkshire grew its annual career fair this...

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Thurston To Leave PEDA;...

The Pittsfield Economic Development Authority, Pittsfield...

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Pownal Man Dies After Car Crash in Williamstown

A Pownal, Vt., man died Tuesday after his vehicle careened into a...

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Pittsfield Police Testing Gunfire Detection...

The Police Department will be testing out the new ShotSpotter...

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Everett Murder Suspect Arrested In Pittsfield

Police arrested a man accused of murdering a man in Everett in...

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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: Say No to Immigration, Yes to Making...

What needs to happen is the "Mayor" should be protecting who is...

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Letter: firefighters

Congratulation to the nine all white male firefighter that Pittsfield...

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Letter: Adams-Cheshire at a Cross Road

Nearly 50 years ago, the two communities came together to form one...

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Zucchini's Restaurant

Family Restaurant with Private Banquet Facilities. High Quality Food Pittsfield, MA (413)442-2777

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Miss Hall's School Teacher Honored

Himes joined MHS in July and oversees the school's new Department of...

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Flying Cloud Institute Welcomes New Board Member

Nash currently runs NASH Insights in Lenox, Mass., working with...

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Patients Give Near Perfect Marks to Two CHP...

These results are based on post-visit surveys sent to all patients...

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Mass MoCA Looking to Orient...

Thousands of visitors are headed for the city this summer and...

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Berkshire Arts, Research Take...

Federal spending on the arts and the sciences each would take a hit...

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Grants to Support 'Served' Project at Williams...

Served is a creative collaboration between Williams and Forklift Danceworks, an Austin, Texas-based modern dance company best known for its community-based dance projects that involve people from all backgrounds. One of its best-known projects, featured in the documentary film "Trash Dance,"... click for more

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DownStreet Art Looking for Artists for 2017 Season

To mark the 10th anniversary of the DownStreet Art program, BCRC will embark on an ambitious goal to commission 10 new projects, which will range from performances and murals to pop-up parks and community art projects. click for more

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Pittsfield Seeks Artist To Paint Mural On Tyler...

The city hopes to spruce up Tyler Street and it is starting by asking an artist to paint a mural. The city's Office of Cultural Development put out a call for submissions to paint a mural on a Tyler Street building. The effort is in tandem with the Transformative Development Initiative through... click for more

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Hoosac Valley To Perform 'Anything Goes'

Hoosac Valley Middle and High School brings the Cole Porter musical "Anything Goes" to the stage this weekend. Stage director Nicole Boyer and Instrumental music director Jacob Keplinger wanted to bring something big to Hoosac Valley this year but also something classic. click for more

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Pittsfield Shakespeare Presents 'Twelfth Night'

One of Shakespeare's most loved comedies, "Twelfth Night" tells the tale of twins separated by a shipwreck, a countess surprised by her capacity for love, a servant who oversteps his place and mischievous pranks carried to the extreme. Featuring live music and slapstick comedy, it is the perfect... click for more

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North County Fifth Graders Create Art To Inspire

With the help of Sally Taylor, Brayton, Colegrove and Greylock fifth graders tapped into their inner artist and created paintings that will act as the first dispatch in a multi-medium game of telephone. Kidspace, located in the upper levels of Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, was alive... click for more

DINING Q&A

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Tavern at The A

Tavern at The A Q&A 

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Flavours Q&A

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Grazie's Italian Restaurant Q&A

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Shaker Mill Tavern Q&A

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