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Mall Loses Partial Power, Security Kicks Media Off...

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Berkshire Mall management had security escort an iBerkshires reporter from the property Wednesday afternoon. iBerkshires had heard reports that the mall had lost power. We attempted to call management to find out what happened by the phone was "temporarily unavailable." So, we drove there to... click for more

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Hillcrest Educational to Honor Sheriff Bowler, Officer...

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Sheriff Thomas Bowler will be honored as Hillcrest Educational Center's Irish Person of the Year. Hillcrest will present the award at the 17th annual Robert "Bees" Prendergast St. Patrick's Celebration on March 15 at the Pittsfield country club. click for more

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Community News

Williamstown Community Preservation Committee Has Just...

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The combined $39,000 is less than 20 percent of the $196,501 sought by eight different applicants in January 2017. Ultimately, the CPC recommended all eight applications, some at reduced amounts, for an aggregate of $160,823; the eight were approved in separate warrant articles at town meeting. click for more

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Adams-Cheshire Hopes to Conclude Agreement Before...

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Massachusetts Association of Regional Schools Assistant Director Stephen Hemman recommended to the committee on Monday that it aim for a closer completion date to accommodate Putnam, who plans to retire at the end of the year. click for more

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Pittsfield Extends Lease For Offices at 100 North St.

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Mayor Linda Tyer has no plans to move the city offices currently at 100 North Street back to City Hall. An array of city offices were moved from the basement of City Hall back in 2014 to the mezzanine level of 100 North Street. The move, under former Mayor Daniel Bianchi, caused consternation... click for more

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Alcombright Honored Following MLK Day of Service

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Alcombright, surrounded by local leaders, the MLK Committee and members of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition on a stage in Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' Venable Hall, said the recognition was "humbling, heartwarming and, at some level, deeply spiritual." click for more

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Health News

Gubernatorial Candidate Warren Talks Opioids In...

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Gubernatorial Candidate Setti Warren says five people a day are dying from opioid addiction. "In 2014, Gov. Deval Patrick declared a state of emergency around opioid addiction. We were the first state in the country to do so. Since then, 6,000 people have died of opioid addiction in our state,... click for more

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Community News

North Adams Library To Host 'Look Up' Film Series...

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Starting Thursday, Jan. 18, the library will host a "Look Up" movie series based on the cosmos using some of the $7,500 left by Cariddi's estate, earmarked for astronomy, after she passed in 2017. click for more

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Pittsfield Girls Top Taconic...

Bella Aitken Tuesday led the Pittsfield girls basketball team to it...

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Mount Everett Hockey Team...

The Mount Everett hockey team Tuesday dropped a 9-1 decision.

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Mount Everett Girls Hold Off Pioneer Down the...

Gwendolyn Carpenter scored 29 points Monday to lead the Mount Everett girls basketball team to victory. click for more

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Taconic Boys Win at Mount Anthony

The Taconic boys basketball team won its sixth straight on Monday. click for more

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Monson Boys Smother Eagles Early, Roll to Win

The Mount Everett boys basketball team lost at home on Monday afternoon. click for more

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Taconic's Percy, Hoosac Valley's Case Recognized

Isaac Percy and Skylar Case are this week's iBerkshires.com/Bedard Bros. Athletes of the Week. click for more

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Berkshire Bruins Bantams,...

The Berkshire Bruins earned two banners at the Boys & Girls Club on...

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Obituaries

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Rebecca R. Fiske, 61

RICHMOND, Mass. — Dr. Rebecca R. Fiske of Richmond, Mass., died on Wednesday, January 3, 2018,...

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Rita Cardinal, 97

ADAMS, Mass. — Mrs. Rita (Rougeau) Cardinal, 97, of Adams died on Friday, January 12, 2018, at...

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Edward C. Trumble, 78

ADAMS, Mass. — Mr. Edward C. Trumble, 78, of Adams died on Sunday, January 14, 2018, at his...

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James R. Fachini, 72

FLORIDA, Mass. — James Richard Fachini, 72, of Mohawk Trail Florida, Mass., died on Monday,...

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Judith M Alfonso, 80

STAMFORD, Vt. — Judith Mary (Koscher) Alfonso, 80, of Stamford, Vt., died Saturday, January 13,...

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Doris R. Lemaire, 90

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Doris Ruth (Colt) Lemaire, 90, of North Adams, Mass., died Sunday, January...

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Arthur 'Jack' Stohlmann, 81

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mr. Arthur John "Jack" Stohlmann, 81, of Adams died Friday...

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Frances Dudziak, 76

ADAMS, Mass. — Frances Dudziak, 76, of Adams passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018, at the...

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Dorothy Cetti, 89

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Dorothy D. (Nykorchuck) Cetti, 89, died Sunday January 7, 2018, at...

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Negotiators Talk Man Out Of Harming Self In...

The Berkshire County Special Response Team successfully convinced the...

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Cheshire Fire Blamed on Heating System; Structure...

Fire Chief Thomas Francesconi said the blaze that razed the former...

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Biz Briefs: Crissey Farm...

Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality,...

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Old Country Buffet Expected To...

The plaza owners Brixmor Property Group received the OK from the...

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Pittsfield Approves Incentive...

The City Council can’t wait for the St. Mary’s...

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Negotiators Talk Man Out Of Harming Self In...

The Berkshire County Special Response Team successfully convinced the...

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@theMarket: Melt-Up Continues

Some ask me how you can have the U.S. dollar declining, while...

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The Independent Investor: The Cost of MAGA

It is the guiding principle behind the Trump administration, but to...

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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: Looking For Fairness & Equality in Youth...

The Berkshire Blaze had been in existence previously and was...

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Letter: Please Shovel Your Sidewalks

Other towns I've lived in fine landlords, business owners, and home...

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Letter: Treatment Needed for Heroin Addicts

There has to be better places to treat addictions. So many people go...

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Former Mayor Alcombright Rejoins MountainOne

Preceding his eight years as mayor of North Adams, Alcombright was...

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SVHC Adds New Member to its Board of Trustees

With more than 20 years of health insurance leadership experience,...

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Williams College Awards Tenure to Four Faculty...

The vote will be ratified by the full board in January, and the...

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A & E

'Darkest Hour': Saving The...

Digging down into the cerebraly exhilarating and deliciously funky...

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'The Greatest Showman': For...

While today's biopics have essentially eschewed the...

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'The Shape of Water': No Ordinary Fish Tale

Writer-director del Toro's ability to beautifully weave surprise and nuance into the most obvious divulgences imbues its numerous moral maxims with refreshed veracity, telling anew why they are vital to our being. Full of essences, the film places friendship at center stage. click for more

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E-Book Review: 'Symphonies & Scorpions' by Gerald...

Now, Elias has just released his first downloadable e-book, "Symphonies & Scorpions." A memoir, he has subtitled it "Ramblings of a Wand'ring Minstrel on the Boston Symphony's Far East Tour of 2014." click for more

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Whitney Center for the Arts Taps New Director

A resident of New Lebanon, N.Y., Bliss volunteered as president and chair of publicity for Town Players of Pittsfield, Pittsfield's own historic 98-year old community theater. Previously, she worked as a sales manager for Barrington Stage Company. click for more

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'Wonder Wheel': Round and Round It Goes

It's like playing with the bad kid on the block, the one who's so much fun, even though your mom forbids it. You can't help but sense the 600-pound gorilla of propriety peering from the shadows of the theater, demanding you reconcile the moral dilemma, or not. click for more

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'The Disaster Artist': No Soap, Radio

Franco, who also stars as Tommy, delves with magnificent gusto into the maelstrom of absurdity, in the process adding his own screwy lilt. click for more

DINING Q&A

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Dining Q&A

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Manny's Pizza 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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