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New Former Pittsfield Officer Sentenced for Stealing From...

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A former Pittsfield Police officer sentenced on Monday afternoon after pleading guilty to stealing more than $200,000 the Pittsfield Patrol Police Union. Jeffrey D. Coco, 44, former union president, will serve up to 20 months in the House of Correction. click for more

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Libraries' Forum Targets Fake News

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iBerkshires.com will participate in a public forum on Monday sponsored by the Milne and North Adams public libraries on so-called "fake news." "Fact or Fabrication in Today's News" takes place on Monday, March 27, at 7 p.m. at the Williamstown Youth Center. click for more

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Cheshire, Lanesborough Consider Sharing Roads Chief

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Town officials have been mulling the idea of sharing a highway superintendent with Lanesborough as it's search for a new Department of Public Works chief has dragged on for months. The plan had been for the new person to train with the retiring Superintendent Peter Lefebvre — but his last day... click for more

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Brayton Students Play Bingo For Books

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More than 50 students and their parents participated in the first "Bingo for Books" event last week at Brayton Elementary school during which students showcased their literary skills. Fourth-grade teacher Marie McCarron said she and fellow teacher Karen Cellana brought the event to Brayton... click for more

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Vietnam Veterans Honored In Pittsfield Ceremony

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The war may be long over but Vietnam veterans are still tasked with a duty of making sure no other veterans return home to face the same fight for benefits they endured. Scott Gagnon served as both he commander of the Dalton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and as the Massachusetts Veterans of... click for more

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Lanesborough Elementary Weighs New Tuition Policy

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The Lanesborough Elementary School Committee on Friday formally began the process of raising the tuition it charges New Ashford. In response to longtime criticism from town officials about the difference between the negotiated salary rate and the actual per-pupil cost of a Lanesborough... click for more

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North County Seniors And Students Prepare Food Bags

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North County seniors and students teamed up to make and fill bags for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts' Brown Bag program. Seniors made an assembly line at the Visitors Center on Friday morning and filled 96 decorated bags with food for other seniors throughout the county. click for more

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Legislators Pledge Support to Disabled Community During...

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The 17th annual Berkshire Legislative Breakfast to support services for people with disabilities saw a crowd of more than 300 at the ITAM Lodge to hear families and care providers share their concerns with members of the county's legislative delegation. That's the county's delegation in Boston, but... click for more

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Sports

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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North Adams Girls Travel...

The North Adams Youth Basketball League’s third- and fourth-grade...

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Obituaries

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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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Ada Hastings, 84

LENOX, Mass. — Ada Harcourt Hastings of Lenox died on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the Kimball...

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Helen M. Segala, 81

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Helen Mary (Parker) Segala, 81, of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., died Wednesday...

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Josephine T. Gilardi, 90

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Josephine T. Gilardi, 90, of Providence Court Apts., 379 East St.,...

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Albert E. Dean Jr., 72

BECKET, Mass. — Albert E. Dean Jr., 72, of 1100 Main St. passed away on Saturday, March 18,...

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Former Pittsfield Officer Sentenced for Stealing...

A former Pittsfield Police officer sentenced on Monday afternoon...

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Vermont State Police Seek Information on Stamford...

State police are seeking information related to a reported...

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Taconic High Student Arrested After Handgun Found...

A gun was allegedly found in the backpack of a Taconic High School...

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New Berkshire Money Management Pays...

The times Bill Schmick from Berkshire Money Management was in...

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Xerox Affiliate Opens Office...

Connecticut Business Systems, a Xerox company, cut the ribbon on...

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Local Environmentalists Oppose...

Dicken Crane has a large solar array on his Holiday Brook Farm....

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Former Pittsfield Officer Sentenced for Stealing...

A former Pittsfield Police officer sentenced on Monday afternoon...

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Independent Investor: Don't Worry, Be Happy

Where, you might ask, do we here in the U.S. rank? The answer would...

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Vermont State Police Seek Information on Stamford...

State police are seeking information related to a reported...

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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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Career FAIR Mar. 29,2017

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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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Grazie's Italian Restaurant

Grazie's Italian Restaurant... 

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Tavern at The A Q&A

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