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Q&A: Barrett Takes Questions at Williamstown Candidates'...

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John Barrett III, former mayor of North Adams, put his experience front and center in a recent forum sponsored by the Williamstown Democratic Party Committee. click for more

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BArT Students Look Skyward on First Day of School

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It's not every day an astronomical event coincides with the first day of school. But for Berkshire Arts and Technology Public Charter School students, Monday's partial eclipse was a chance to view something special together before dismissal. click for more

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Pittsfield Warns Of Aggressive Foxes

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The Health Department is telling homeowners to be on the lookout for aggressive foxes. The Health Department said a resident was bitten by a fox in the area of Wahconah Street, specifically near Dower Square, over the weekend. That fox was captured but health officials are asking residents to... click for more

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Clarksburg School Committee Plans Outreach Campaign

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The Clarksburg School Committee plans to make a month-long push to get the word out about the proposed $19 million addition/renovation project ahead of a Sept. 27 special town meeting. click for more

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Community Reflects On Nick Cave Exhibit At Mass MoCA

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Youth Alive accompanied by musicians and members of the Berkshire Jewish Community performed a musical tribute to artist Nick Cave’s exhibit "Until" at Mass MoCA. "Commit to disrupting hate," Dennis Powell, President of the Berkshire Chapter of the NAACP said during opening remarks before the... click for more

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Business

SereniTea To Add Theatre And New Events With Liquor...

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Now that SereniTea Parlor has an approved liquor license, they plan to host more evening events and bring back community theatre. Leanne Wilensky and Todd Hamilton took over the former Parlor on Ashland Street last year and since then have been building on their business and finding further... click for more

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Susan B. Anthony Reunion BBQ Kicks Off Centennial...

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Susan B. Anthony's efforts to secure women the vote will be celebrated Saturday, Aug. 26, with a cookout and presentation on the Town Common from 2 to 5. The Susan B. Anthony Family Reunion BBQ kicks off celebrations that will lead up to the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment in 2020. The... click for more

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Sports & Outdoors

Dalton Designated As An 'Appalachian Trail Community'

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Those hiking the Appalachian Trail will know they'll be welcomed with open arms when they stop in town. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy has designed Dalton an Appalachian Trail Community, just the third town in the Berkshires to receive that designation. Great Barrington and North Adams are... click for more

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Sports

Drury Announces Initial Fall...

Drury High School's fall sports have set their dates for tryouts and...

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McCann Tech Sets Fall Sports...

McCann Technical School in North Adams has announced the initial...

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Meczywor to Focus on Whole Student as New Hoosac...

After 21 years at Drury High School, Molly Meczywor is taking on a new challenge at Hoosac Valley. click for more

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McCann Tech Seeks Golf Coach

McCann Tech in North Adams is looking for a varsity golf coach for the fall. click for more

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Puppolo Headed to JuCo Powerhouse

Hoosac Valley graduate Kali Puppolo in the fall will join one of the nation's top Division III junior college softball programs. click for more

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Taconic's Peaslee, Whiteley Shine in Senior...

More than 20 recently graduated high school football players from Berkshire County helped their team win the inaugural Western Mass All-Star Game on Friday night. click for more

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Obituaries

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Judith Ann Maynard, 68

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Judith Ann Maynard, 68, of North Adams died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, at...

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Nancy Ann Nichols, 87

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Nancy Ann Nichols, 87, of North Adams, died peacefully on Saturday, Aug....

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John B. Sheahan, 93

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — John Bernard Sheahan, 93, of Williamstown, died Saturday, Aug. 19,...

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Dorothy Bliss, 101

STAMFORD, Vt. — Dorothy May "Dot" Bliss, 101, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, at...

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Albert Theriault Jr., 78

BECKET, Mass. — Albert E. Theriault Jr. of Becket, died Friday, August 11, 2017, at his...

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Rose Graziani, 101

CHESHIRE, Mass. — Rose Marie Graziani, 101, of 100 Main Street, Cheshire, died Wednesday,...

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Maria E. Longo, 93

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Maria E. Longo, 93, formerly of Pittsfield and Dalton, passed away Tuesday,...

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Dorothy Bliss, 101

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Dot Bliss passed away on August 19, 2017, in Williamstown Commons Nursing...

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Eleanor M. Hall, 91

STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Eleanor Mae Hall, 91, of Stockbridge, Mass., passed into God's arms...

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Business

Pittsfield Councilors Reject...

City officials say the vote on recreational marijuana was...

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Biz Briefs: Sotheby's...

This property, "Thistlewood," was part of the famous "Berkshire...

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SereniTea To Add Theatre And...

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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: Ways to Protest Safely

With hate groups marching in cities across the U.S., it's tempting to...

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Letter: Turn Off Your Cell Phones During Theater...

A cell phone stopped the show at Shakespeare & Company. During a...

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Letter: Comments on the Recommendation of the...

Like many others, I appreciate the time the members of the Berkshire...

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Berkshire South Regional Community Center to...

This will be an evening to share, reminisce and revel in the success...

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Berkshire Bank Taps New Senior Vice President for...

In this new position, Stone will bring industry leadership, community...

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New PA Joins Southwestern Vermont Medical...

Evankow earned his master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies...

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Community Reflects On Nick...

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Mass MoCA Announces Fall Season Works,...

For the sixth year running, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art heads into the fall with the 7th annual FreshGrass Festival on Sept. 15-17, a weekend devoted to bluegrass and progressive roots music and wraps up the season in mid-December when Sundance Theatre Lab returns for its annual... click for more

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'Menashe': The Child is Father of the Man

While director Joshua Z. Weinstein's "Menashe" is on first blush a touching look into a child custody battle being waged by Menashe, a Hasidic grocery clerk in Borough Park, Brooklyn, further reflection reveals a much larger, equal opportunity meditation about the human condition. click for more

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Eclipse Mill Pottery Exhibit Offers Art You Can...

The group exhibition at the Eclipse Mill curated by potters Gail and Phil Sellers and Arthur De Bow, gallery manager at MCLA Gallery 51, features more than two dozen artists who sculpt functional art out of clay. click for more

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'The Dark Tower': Fighting Horror with Horror

The film is clearly about the war between good and evil, albeit related only coincidentally to the nightmarish battle between those forces now commanding our national stage. Whereas our real fight waits for afeared and hesitant patriots to awaken, the movie provides a quick fix of honesty and... click for more

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Review: 'Company' Hits A Home Run at Barringston...

"Company" premiered in April of 1970, and while it's not quite as relevant today as it was back then – when marriage was more de rigueur – it still resonates with its humor and irony. Practically the whole show is built on irony. click for more

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Wrestling Company In Time Crunch to Get Permits to...

Truly Independent Wrestling is having trouble settling into its new home. The fairly recently formed company is planning to hold monthly wrestling shows and hold workshops teaching the sports entertainment. The independent promoters formed last year and held shows in Pittsfield. Recently, they... click for more

DINING Q&A

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Dining Q&A

Shaker Mill Tavern

Shaker Mill Tavern 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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Flavours Q&A

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Manny's Pizza Q&A

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