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The Independent Investor: Is Bitcoin Broken?

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The question to ask is whether or not crypto currencies represent anything more than "animal spirits." In a global market where just about every other investment vehicle is gaining ground, why not Bitcoin? In other words is it simply part of the "greater fool theory" where you're buying Bitcoin... click for more

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Medical Marijuana Company Plans Recreational Sales in...

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Berkshire Roots is positioning itself to be a recreational marijuana dispensary when permits are issued later this year. Berkshire Roots is now finishing up a massive renovation of 501 Dalton Avenue, a commercial building which formerly housed Jay's Custom Muffler & Auto, Casey's Billiards, and... click for more

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North Adams Airport Commission Down Two Members

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With Gilman being removed late last year by former Mayor Richard Alcombright, this leaves only three members on the five-person commission. click for more

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Coffee Kiosk Eyed For First Street Common in Pittsfield

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Todd Fiorentino is proposing opening Poseidon Coffee, a small kiosk to sell coffee and hot cocoa drinks during the morning hours at the park. click for more

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Waste District Scales Down District Survey

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Blanchard had told the directors at their last meeting that the district could can apply for a grant to fund her time for a complete district survey in hopes of finding ways to increase funding through the Recycling Dividends Program. click for more

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Yon Will Continue to Chair Pittsfield School Committee

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Katherine Yon will continue to chair the Pittsfield School Committee. During the re-organization meeting Wednesday the committee voted Yon back to the leadership position. Yon has served as chair since 2014. click for more

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Williamstown Residents Argue For, Against Pot Proposal

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At issue is not so much the medical applications for the drug as the fact that Silver Therapeutics principal Joshua Silver makes no secret of the fact that he plans to seek a license from the commonwealth to operate a recreational pot retail operation at the same Colonial Plaza site where he wants... click for more

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New Lummus Leads Pittsfield Girls...

The Pittsfield girls basketball team Friday defeated Lenox.

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Womble, Taconic Boys Pull Away...

The Taconic boys basketball team used a 26-point third quarter to...

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Joyner Game-Winner Lifts Mount Everett Icers

The Mount Everett hockey team defeated Wahconah on Thursday. click for more

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Stubbs, Hurricanes Top Monument Mountain

The Hoosac Valley boys basketball team Thursday handed Monument Mountain its first loss of the season. click for more

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DiGennaro Leads Drury Girls Over Mount Greylock

The Drury girls basketball team Thursday snapped a seven-game losing streak. click for more

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Greenfield Girls Top McCann Tech

The McCann Tech girls basketball team fell at home on Thursday night. click for more

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New 'Winter Carnival' Planned...

A new version of the winter carnival is set for Springside...

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High School Sports Videos

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VIDEO: @LeeWildcats1 senior Brianna Hawley sets up Lydia Simone for a...
Back in Cheshire. @LeeWildcats1 and Mount Anthony girls warming for...
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Cultural Pittsfield This Week:...

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SVMC Hosts Life Hacks Meme...

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Biz Briefs: Crissey Farm...

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Williams College Seeks 'Books'...

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Obituaries

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William E. Murphy, 94

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. — William Edward Murphy, originally of North Adams and Williamstown, Mass.,...

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Marie Moon, 79

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Marie (Esposito) Moon, 79, of North Adams, Mass., died Thursday, January...

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Arlene I. Dickinson, 82

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Arlene Ione (Tatro) Dickinson, 82, of North Adams, Mass., died Thursday,...

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Joseph S. Arabia, 87

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Joseph S. Arabia passed away on January 16, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla.,...

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Michael E. Armata, 69

CHESHIRE, Mass. — Mr. Michael Edward Armata, 69, of Cheshire died on Thursday, January 18,...

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Mercedes Gallagher, 63

BECKET, Mass. — Mercedes Gallagher, 63, of Becket, Mass., died Tuesday, January 16, 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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Viola M. Hover, 93

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Viola M. Hover, 93, of Pittsfield, Mass., passed away January 16, 2018, at...

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Charlie Moss, 54

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mr. Charlie L. Moss, 54 of Pittsfield, Mass., passed away January 13,...

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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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Medical Marijuana Company Plans...

Berkshire Roots is positioning itself to be a recreational...

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Coffee Kiosk Eyed For First...

Todd Fiorentino is proposing opening Poseidon Coffee, a small...

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Biz Briefs: Crissey Farm...

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The Independent Investor: Is Bitcoin Broken?

The question to ask is whether or not crypto currencies represent...

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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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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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Harry's Supermarket

Cooked Turkey Dinner. 12-14lb Turkey, M.Potatoe, Veg, Rolls, Gravey $74.99 Pittsfield, MA 442-9

www.harryssupermarket.com

Rainbow Restaurant

Wood Fired Pizza and Entrees. Daily Bar and Dinner Specials. Pittsfield, MA (413)443-0002

www.dinerainbow.com

MyCom Fed Credit Union

Auto Loan Rates As Low As 1.79% Click or Call For Rates. Pittsfield,MA (413)442-6501

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Adams Community Bank Announces Retirements and...

"These employees have served the bank with distinction over their...

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Attorney Named Partner of Local Law Firm

Rumbolt is licensed in both Massachusetts and Vermont and his primary...

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Red Lion Inn Names New Executive Chef

As executive chef, Kiperman will work closely with vice president of...

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A & E

New Berkshire Money Management...

Berkshire Money Management mixed the new with the old Friday...

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'The Post': The Stuff of...

Although the film is an exciting, often heart-pounding chronicle of...

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'Darkest Hour': Saving The World 101

Digging down into the cerebraly exhilarating and deliciously funky depths of his prime minister, Gary Oldman examples the DNA of democratic ideals with both grand conviction and charming whimsy. click for more

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'The Greatest Showman': For Ladies, Gentlemen &...

While today's biopics have essentially eschewed the over-fictionalization that used to mark the genre's offerings, director Gracey, working from a screenplay by Jenny Bicks and Bill Condon, harks to the old classics not by padding the truth, but by leaving out a bit of it. click for more

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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

DINING Q&A

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Dining Q&A

Grazie's Italian Restaurant

Grazie's Italian Restaurant... 

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Manny's Pizza Q&A

Manny's Pizza Q&A click for more

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Korean Garden Q&A

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Shaker Mill Tavern Q&A

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