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Adams Hi-Jinx Night Postponed to August

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Hi-Jinx Night has been cancelled for Monday because of the threat of thunderstorms. It has been rescheduled for Monday, Aug. 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. click for more

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Shire City Sessions Returns to Pittsfield on Monday

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The Shire City Sessions are back. The weekly concert series takes place over the next three Mondays at the First Street Common. The concerts bring original live music to the Berkshires, and fills up what tends to be an uneventful night of the week. "There is a little bit of a hole in the... click for more

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North Adams Wins Battle of 'Good Kids' in La Festa...

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The La Festa Baseball Exchange got under way on Saturday night in North Adams. click for more

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Zion Lutheran Church Opens 1892 Time Capsule

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When the Zion Lutheran Church was built on First Street in 1892, the congregation placed a time capsule in the cornerstone. And it sat there for 125 years. Current Pastor Timothy Weisman knew there was one somewhere in the building's structure, but wasn't sure where. Seven months ago, the church... click for more

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Unpaid Bills Are Starting to Pile Up For Berkshire Mall

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The Berkshire Mall bills are piling up. The mall owner, Kohan Retail Investment Group, under Berkshire Mail Realty Holdings, not only owes close to a half million in taxes to the town and to the Baker Hill Road District — $230,000 for the road district and $209,000 to the town. click for more

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Adams Gets CDBG Funding for Visitors Center Parking Lot

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Adams has received $800,000 in 2017 Community Development Block Grant funds to reconfigure the parking lot at the Adams Visitors Center. Adams was one of 58 towns and cities receiving $30.5 million in CDBG funds announced on Thursday. Also receiving grants are Becket, Buckland and North... click for more

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Williamstown Planners Looking at Possible Bylaw...

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The board hopes to have at least one proposal ready to go in time for a prospective special town meeting in November to decide whether to expand the Mount Greylock Regional School District to include Williamstown Elementary and Lanesborough Elementary. click for more

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MassDOT Secretary Praises Massive Road Reconstruction in...

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MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack says the massive $10.5 million reconstruction of East Housatonic Street is a perfect example of what the state wants to see. The project has been in the works for years and finally began construction March of 2016. It is on pace to be completed in October,... 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...

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Puppolo Headed to JuCo...

Hoosac Valley graduate Kali Puppolo in the fall will join one of the...

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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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Lacrosse Officials Honor Mount Greylock's Hadley

The Berkshire County Lacrosse Officials Association have honored Mount Greylock senior Cam Hadley with a sportsmanship award. click for more

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McCann Tech Seeks Cheerleading Coach

McCann Tech is in need of a cheerleading coach for the fall and winter seasons. click for more

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New Football Alignment Spreads Out Berkshire...

The nine Berkshire County football-playing schools will compete in four leagues, and some rivalry games are off the schedule click for more

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Berkshire Force 10U Wraps...

The Berkshire Force 10U softball team over the weekend won its third...

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Obituaries

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Sarah L. Lowry, 90

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Sarah Leona (Jones) Randall Lowry, 90, of North Adams, Mass., died Monday,...

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Edward M. Bailey, 81

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Edward Michael Bailey, 81, of Williamstown, Mass., died Thursday July 20,...

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Eloise H. Brown, 69

DALTON, Mass. — Eloise H. Brown, 69, of 17 Washington Street, Dalton, died Monday, July 17,...

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John H. Beckwith Sr., 80

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — John H. Beckwith Sr., "Bootsie," 80, of Great Barrington,...

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Kurt G. Kruger, 54

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Mr. Kurt G. Kruger died suddenly on Monday, July 17, 2017, while...

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Andrew S. Levine

STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Andrew Seth Levine of Stockbridge, Mass., and Bonita Springs, Fla., died...

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Francis J. Zappula, 63

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Francis Joseph Zappula, 63, of North Adams, Mass., died Wednesday, July...

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Richard F. Daniels, 73

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Richard Frederick Daniels, 73, of Williamstown, Mass., died Wednesday,...

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Corinne-Margaret Johnson, 80

NEW ASHFORD, Mass. — Corinne-Margaret (Dunn) Johnson, 80, of New Ashford died on Wednesday,...

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Pittsfield Police Investigating Deaths Of City...

Police are investing the deaths of a city couple. Police say the...

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Report: Pittsfield Officer Used Excessive Force,...

An internal affairs report contends that Officer Michael McHugh tried...

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New North Adams Board of Health OKs...

The inspectors also looked into a Facebook complaint about ants...

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New Biz Briefs: BerkShares Looking...

The goal is to create a cadre of community economists – young...

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New Williamstown Zoning Board...

The Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday continued its hearing on...

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Pittsfield Police Investigating Deaths Of City...

Police are investing the deaths of a city couple. Police say the...

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Report: Pittsfield Officer Used Excessive Force,...

An internal affairs report contends that Officer Michael McHugh tried...

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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: Skate Park's Sign of the Times

When this was posted on social media recently, two camps formed. One...

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Letter: Help Dad Quit Smoking for a Happy...

Are you looking for an original, meaningful, and inexpensive Father's...

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Letter: Restore children's art

Assume that part of Mass Moca's mission is to promote, preserve and...

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Adams Community Bank President Named Head of Mass...

O'Brien will serve a one-year term as chairman. He was one of nine...

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Centers for Living and Rehabilitation Welcomes...

Dr. Poole has served as a hospitalist with Southwestern Vermont...

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Pittsfield Cooperative Bank Names Chief...

DeBlieux Speed will be responsible for leading the bank's development...

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Shire City Sessions Returns...

The Shire City Sessions are back. The weekly concert series takes...

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Tanglewood and Sevenars:...

Both venues present wonderful music performed at magnificent venues...

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North Adams Eagle Street Logo, Artist Commissions...

New signage, outdoor seating, public art, and the addition of a seasonal parklet are just some of the new additions that this grant, submitted through the NAMAzing Eagle Street Initiative (NESI), will help support. click for more

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Region Hosting Variety of Classical Musical...

With programs across the region, concertgoers will have a wide range of classical music to enjoy in venues large and small: from solo piano and orchestral to opera and musical theater in concert; from chamber music to a thrilling Bach Brandenburg Concerto. click for more

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Berkshire Museum Unveils 'Reinvention Plan'

The Berkshire Museum was faced with a choice - change, move or die. For the last decade, the museum has faced a $1.1 million deficit in its budget, setting a course for failure. Director Van Shields described it as a threat to the museum's future. In response, the museum has crafted a bold $60... click for more

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North Adams Honored for 'Putting the Berkshires on...

North Adams has been selected to receive 1Berkshires' 2017 Putting the Berkshires on the Map award in recognition of the substantial contribution that the community has made to the economy of the Berkshires. This recognition will be presented at the seventh annual Celebrate the Berkshires event... click for more

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Classical Beat: Great Music Abounds at Tanglewood,...

Tanglewood, the nation's largest and most prestigious summer music presenter, officially opens its 77th classical festival season. Here's a rundown of the concerts and performers from July 5-11. As if that's not enough, don't miss out on the brilliant offerings at Taconic Music and Tannery Pond... click for more

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First Annual 'Mastheads' Writers Residency Kicks...

The Mastheads have launched. Five writers will be spending the month of July working out of small studios placed throughout the city. The studios are all inspired by 19th-century authors as part of an art, history, and architectural project headed by Tessa Kelly and Christopher Parkinson. The... click for more

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Grazie's Italian Restaurant Q&A

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Korean Garden Q&A

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