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17-Year-Old Man Shot In Pittsfield

A 17-year-old man was shot Sunday on Bartlett Avenue. Police say the man was transported to Berkshire Medical Center for treatment of the non-life threatening injuries around 9:58 p.m. The victim is declining to cooperate with investigating officers, police said. click for more

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Pittsfield Airport Fence Revision Will Curb Deer...

About three to five deer a day are among visitors to Pittsfield's municipal airport each day. It's a form of unwanted traffic the airport is looking to curtail, with the systematic repair or replacement of several significant sections of its perimeter fence click for more

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Advocates Continue to Push on Wiliamstown...

Four members of the Williamstown School Committee on Thursday again explained their reasons for supporting a fiscal 2017 budget that includes a reduction to the school's popular preschool program. At a special meeting originally rescheduled from April 13, the committee members explained why they... click for more

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Mount Greylock Decides to Reduce Building Debt...

The Mount Greylock School Committee has decided to pay less on the school building project bond in the first year and forego savings that would not be realized until years down the road. The question of whether to more aggressively pay down the principal on a $30 million bond has been discussed... click for more

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Airport Study Group Continues To Pry Into Westwood...

PERC President Jay Anderson doesn't think the development of the Westwood Center would have happened without FAA approval. But, the only correspondence with the federal aviation agency is a letter disapproving of the leases. Now, a study group is worried that the city could ultimately be on the... click for more

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Long Timelines Not Uncommon in Domestic Terrorism...

It has been more than nine months since an Adams man was arrested and his Murray Street apartment was searched by the FBI. It has been nine months since the U.S. Attorney's Office announced that Alexander Ciccolo was charged with violating a federal weapons possession law and released a... click for more

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Adams Head-On Collision Results in Fatality

A 17-year-old North Adams man was killed in a head-on collision early Saturday evening on North Summer Street. Three other people were injured. click for more

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North Adams Pupils Help With Windsor Lake Trout...

The city's entire fourth-grade class turned out for the fish stocking event, getting some information on the four types of trout Mass Wildlife raises in its four hatcheries and getting the chance to help with the annual event. The day was designed to promote outdoor recreation, and provide the... click for more

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Berkshires Beat: Save...

The SBA has raised more than $2.4... 

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Biz Briefs: Southwestern...

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Biz Briefs: Berkshire United...

After 36 years in the family business... 

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Berkshire Tidbits: Greek Pastry...

It is time for the choreographed ballet... 

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Wahconah Girls Solid in Win...

The Wahconah girls lacrosse team defeated Lee on Monday.

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McCann Tech Softball Falls at...

The Granby softball team defeated McCann Tech on Monday.

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Parkinson, Labrasca Lead Monument Boys to Victory

The Monument Mountain boys lacrosse team defeated Maple Hill on Monday. click for more

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Pope Francis Too Strong for McCann Boys Lacrosse

Pope Francis defeated McCann Tech in boys lacrosse on Monday. click for more

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Stripp Leads Mount Greylock Girls to 10th Win

The Mount Greylock girls lacrosse team defeated Pittsfield on Monday. click for more

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Pittsfield Boys Lax Falls in Vermont

Burr & Burton defeated the Pittsfield boys lacrosse team on Monday. click for more

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Mount Greylock graduate Lucy Barrett went directly from basketball to...

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Donald L. Richards Jr., 74

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Donald L. "Gentle Giant” Richards Jr., 74, died peacefully at...

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Zackary J. Decker, 17

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Zackary Joseph Decker, 17, of 117 Barbour St., North Adams, died Saturday,...

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Melissa J. Wheeler, 50

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Melissa Jean (Cooper) Wheeler, 50, of North Adams died on Saturday, April...

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Thomas Reimann, 73

Thomas Reimann, who led a remarkable life filled with love and adventure, died on April 24,...

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Robert C. Booth, 81

CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Robert Clyde Booth, 81, of Clarksburg died Friday, April 29, 2016, at...

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Edward E. Blake, 68

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. - Edward E. Blake, 68, of North Adams died Friday morning, April 29, 2016,...

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Chester Michalski, 94

ADAMS, Mass. — Mr. Chester S. Michalski, 94, of 12 Allen St., Adams, died on Tuesday, April 26,...

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Blanche Spence Rackliffe, 87

BENNINGTON, Vt. — Blanche Spence Rackliffe, 87, a resident of Crescent Boulevard, passed away...

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JoAnn Mary Best, 63

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — JoAnn Mary Best, 63, of 81 Greylock Terrace passed away on Wednesday, April...

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17-Year-Old Man Shot In Pittsfield

A 17-year-old man was shot Sunday on Bartlett Avenue. Police say...

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Adams Head-On Collision Results in Fatality

A 17-year-old North Adams man was killed in a head-on collision early...

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A & E

MCLA Gallery 51 Seeks Camera...

A collaborative group project of MCLA and Brigham Young University...

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'BOOM' Looks to Connect Local...

The Berkshires may be brimming with musicians, but for whatever...

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Drury Arts Students To...

The Drury Arts Department will bring the play "Amadeus" and the...

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Can You Make Your Investments Less 'Taxing'?

Still, you may want to look for ways to reduce those taxes associated with your investments, leaving you more money available to meet your important goals, such as a comfortable retirement. click for more

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Berkshire Tidbits: Spring Cleaning, Mushroom...

Volunteers will spend some hours helping to clean out the accessible raised beds, weed and prepare the herb garden, remove garden debris and lay out the 15 by 20 foot organic community garden plots in preparation for the garden opening the next day, Sunday, May 1. click for more

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Williamstown Resident Joins Berkshire Museum Board...

Hunter, a Pittsfield native and Williamstown resident, brings a wealth of experience as a dedicated volunteer in the cultural community here in the Berkshires as well as her professional expertise in the field of education. click for more

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Figment Project Promises Busy Day of Artmaking...

Sometimes it just takes a kernel of an idea to get a community imagining up all kinds of possibilities. On Saturday, one of those ideas will sprout into Figment North Adams, bringing community and arts together at Windsor Lake. From stage readings and bands, to blacklight face-painting and... click for more

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'Barbershop: The Next Cut': Seriously Styled

The storyline is basic. The Southside is getting worse and worse, the sociocultural casualty of increasing gang violence. Politicians have suggested surrounding it with a wall. Gee, doesn't that sound familiar? Secretly, Calvin harbors thoughts of giving up the fight and relocating to the North... click for more

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Five New Sculptures Being Installed in Downtown...

City workers installed Thursday the second of five new public art sculptures downtown. "We have three more sculptures to come in this year," Recreation Activities Coordinator Department of Community Development Becky Manship said. "We're hoping to get those in within the next week, week and a... click for more

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Berkshire Tidbits: Passover Orders

The Climos and their able and enthusiastic staff will make charoset, chicken matzoh ball soup, chopped chicken liver, gefilte fish, beef brisket, tzmmes, potato kugel and macaroons. click for more

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Mass MoCA Show Challenges Visitors to Consider...

The galleries at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art are renowned for the challenging, inventive creations featured in them, but a new show at the museum challenges visitors to pay attention to the areas between the galleries. click for more

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'The Boss': Corners the Funny Business

Somewhat reminiscent of how the great Rodney Dangerfield and other standup artists before him packaged their shtick in feature-length celluloid, the script, while not badly written, is but a vehicle for McCarthy's scattershot criticism of whatever comes to mind. click for more

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Biz Briefs: Southwestern...

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New Adams Store Opens Up in...

A new shop will be celebrating its opening this weekend, but its...

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Fire Damages Pittsfield Apartment Kitchen

A fire caused by cooking caused damage to a Columbus Avenue...

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North Adams Firefighters Douse Brush Fire; Warn...

Firefighters wrangled a small brush fire on the hill between Parker...

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Pittsfield Fire Damages Montgomery Avenue Duplex

Several pets were killed when a fire erupted on the first floor of a...

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R.K. Miles Announces Snowmobile Sweepstakes...

R.K. Miles on Friday announced the winner of its Makita 100 Years of...

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North Adams' Moulton Blocks Two Shots, MCLA...

The MCLA women's basketball team won its fifth straight on Wednesday...

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McLaughlin Leads MCLA Women to Road Win

Pittsfield's Courtney McLaughlin scored 25 points on Monday to lead...

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Letter: Milne Friends Thankful for Book Sale...

Eight months of planning and sorting, countless donations of quality...

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Letter: Support Puddester & Kapiloff for Planning...

This letter is in support of Susan Puddester and Chris Kapiloff for...

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Letter: Transparency Critical in Preschool...

Seeing these two meetings unfold at the nearly the same time, (1 hour...

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True North Insurance Appoints Broker, Vice...

As an employee benefits specialist and Vice President, Drake will be...

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North Adams Library Names DiLego as Assistant...

DiLego was the unanimous choice based on her 20 years of experience...

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Williams College Alumna Wins Gates Cambridge...

Her plan for graduate research at Oxford is to acquire expertise in...

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