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Police Seek Information on Possible Williamstown...

Police are seeking information on a possible hit-and-run accident that has left a woman with serious injuries. Shortly before 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Williamstown Police and Village Ambulance responded to the area of North Hoosac and White Oaks roads for a report of an unresponsive female laying... click for more

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North Adams Council OKs Long-Term Lease With Child...

The City Council on Tuesday approved a 25-year lease with Child Care of the Berkshires that will allow the nonprofit to apply for nearly a $1 million in grants. "We have really ambitious plans for the building," Anne Nemetz-Carlson, president and CEO of the agency, told the council on Tuesday.... click for more

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Big Dance Turns Mass MoCA Tour Into Multisensual...

The latest dance performance to appear at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art won't take place on a stage, but that's not the only way it parts from tradition. Big Dance Theater's "This Page Left Intentionally Blank" will wind its movement through the museum itself, taking the idea of a... click for more

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Grant Opens Workforce Training Opportunities in...

The state has now allocated $138,000 to the Berkshire County Regional Employment Board to train workers to fill some 127 vacant jobs. According to BCREB Executive Director Heather Boulger, some 66 workers in the region can apply for an array of free classes taught by teachers at Taconic High... click for more

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North Adams Librarian to Retire After 30 Years

Longtime library employee Robin Martin intends to retire in early May, and library officials say they'll feel her absence keenly. Not only are they losing an experienced employee of 30 years, but her departure as adult reference services librarian may lead to a cascade of staffing issues. click for more

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Lanesborough Neighbors Negotiating Compromise in...

Kara Zaks is working on a compromise with her neighbor Clark Gable over the chickens, ducks, and roosters she raises on her property. The two live next to each other on Narragansett Avenue and Zaks has some 80 ducks, chickens, and roosters. She raises them for food, eggs, to sell for extra... click for more

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Williams Outlines Solution to Parking Issue During...

Williams College and its contractor believe they have a solution to the problem of workers parking in a downtown parking lot during construction projects. The practice frustrated downtown merchants during last summer's renovation of the college's Spring Street tavern. A looming five-year project... click for more

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BRPC Trying To Get Ahead On OPEB Liabilities

BRPC is trying to get ahead on its "other postemployment benefits." In 2009, Massachusetts passed a law requiring government agencies to disclose the liability. OPEB consists mostly of health insurance for future retirees and the focus of most agencies is to start a trust fund, which will... click for more

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Berkshire Tidbits: Chinese New Year Banquet, Food Events

Monday, Feb. 8, is the beginning of the 15-day Chinese Spring...

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Election 2016: Presidential Primary Voting

Wednesday, Feb. 10, is the last day to register or to change party...

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Images Cinema Kicks Off 100th Anniversary Celebration

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New Mount Greylock Boys Clinch...

Zachary Ronnow led the Mount Greylock boys basketball team past...

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New Lee Girls Top St. Joseph

Karli Retzel scored 18 points on Wednesday to lead the Lee girls...

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New Cote Leads Wahconah Past Monument Mountain

The Wahconah girls basketball team defeated Monument Mountain on Wednesday night. click for more

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New Bird Leads Drury Boys to Ninth Win

The Drury boys basketball team defeated Lenox on Tuesday night. click for more

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Taconic Boys Share Ball, Shoot 3s, Get Win

Matt Stracuzzi hit six 3-pointers Tuesday to help the Taconic boys basketball team beat Hoosac Valley. click for more

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Rodriguez Leads McCann Tech Boys to Win

The McCann Tech boys basketball team defeated Smith Voc on Tuesday night. click for more

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New MacFarlane, Mountain One Win...

The Lanesborough/Williamstown Youth Basketball Association fifth- and...

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Obituaries

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Frederick Lovern, 74

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Frederick Lovern, 74, of Union Street died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at...

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Barbara M. Crawford, 82

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Barbara Marie Crawford, 82, of Eagle Street died peacefully on Friday, Feb....

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Joyce M. Walsh, 84

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Joyce May Walsh, 84, of Cole Avenue died on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at...

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Najib 'Pat' Davis, 100

ADAMS, Mass. — Najib Thomas "Pat" Davis, 100, of Adams, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at...

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Joan H. Crosier, 82

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Joan H. Crosier, 82, of George Avenue died Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at...

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Mary A. Actor, 98

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mary Antoinette Actor, 98, a longtime resident of 85 Birch Grove Drive, died...

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Theresa M. Grande, 95

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Theresa Mary Grande, 95, of Notch Road died Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at...

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Maria H. Paralta, 94

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Maria H. Paralta, 94, formerly of 38 Third St., died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016,...

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Nello N. Salvitti, 53

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Nello N. Salvitti, 53, of Attleboro, formerly of Pittsfield, died Monday...

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Police Seek Information on Possible Williamstown...

Police are seeking information on a possible hit-and-run accident...

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Death of 11-Year-Old Hannah Nazareth Still a...

The cause of 11-year-old Hannah Nazareth's death may never be...

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Big Dance Turns Mass MoCA...

The latest dance performance to appear at Massachusetts Museum of...

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Berkshire Tidbits: Chinese...

Monday, Feb. 8, is the beginning of the 15-day Chinese Spring...

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'Jane Got a Gun': Misfires

A few decades ago, before the revisionist Western (i.e. Robert...

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Images Cinema Kicks Off 100th Anniversary...

In November 1916, Hiram C. Walden converted a former Williams College fraternity house into a movie theater, promising to screen only “high class” fare with live musical accompaniment. One hundred years later, movies are still screening at 50 Spring St., making it one of the oldest continuously... click for more

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Magical 'Tempest' Arrives in Pittsfield this July

"The Tempest" takes place on a magical island inhabited by spirits and monsters and two humans, castoffs from society: a wizard and his daughter. It is the story of the old man's revenge ... or forgiveness. click for more

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'The Boy': Best Seen by Mistake

It's the good old 'is it alive or not?' ploy, a theme that probably originated even before Abraham smashed the gods in his Dad's idol shop, perhaps for creeping him out. However, screenwriter Stacey Menear's slight variation on the theme isn't half bad and, had it been placed in more creative... click for more

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Berkshire Tidbits: Cupcake and Chili Wars

The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum are always cooking up something fun, in the downstairs auditorium behind the children's library at the Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. This Saturday, they're bringing in the charming and energetic Alana Chernilla to show everyone how to make that... click for more

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WCMA Artist Facilitates Unusual Museum...

The Oakland-based, socially-engaged artist Lexa Walsh creates experiences for her audiences, and that's exactly her current mission at Williams College on multiple fronts. With her winter study program "Mapping The Museum," Walsh has worked with students to take over the Williams College Museum... click for more

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Burns Suppers Celebrate Scotland's Favorite Poet &...

Monday, Jan. 25, will be the Scottish poet Robert Burns' 257th birthday. The poet and lyricist, collector of folk songs, farmer and liver-of-life-to-the-fullest, was so beloved that, only a few years after his early death at the age of 37, friends began the tradition of celebrating his birthday... click for more

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'Carol': Sings a Sad Song

It is 1953, all buttoned up and proper, especially around the suburban New Jersey neighborhood where the Aird manse sits in pristine glory. But scratch the surface just a touch beyond the stone Tudor opulence and therein resides some pretty unhappy people ... specifically, Harge and Carol Aird.... click for more

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Berkshire Tidbits: Church Suppers, Guido's...

Almost every Wednesday evening, from the end of summer until the next summer, church members, local service clubs, supermarkets and restaurants spend the afternoon in the kitchen of First Congregational Church in Lee, 413 243-1033, 25 Park Place, making simple but tasty suppers for their... click for more

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Adams Arts Advisory Board Setting Sights on Fairy...

With a constant confluence of innovative ideas, the Adams Arts Advisory Board is hoping to catalyze the creative economy in the Mother Town and beyond. "A group of artists working at reaching out to the art world in the region and creating sort of a switchboard or a conduit through which artists... click for more

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New North Adams Model Railroad Museum Heads for Phase 2

A proposed model railroad museum is moving into Phase 2 of...

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Grant Opens Workforce Training Opportunities in North Adams,...

The state has now allocated $138,000 to the Berkshire County...

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Dunkin Donuts Asks For Extension On Pittsfield's Styrofoam...

Dunkin' Donuts is asking for a year's extension to comply with...

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Pittsfield Man Pleads Not Guilty To Murder Charge

An autopsy is expected to be conducted sometime Friday at the Office...

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North Adams Police: Two Women Struck by Motor...

Two women were struck by a vehicle while crossing Union Street at...

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Vermont Man Charged After Vehicle Hits Laundromat

There were no injuries but the building was flooded and the building...

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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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Williams Tops MCLA in Men's Basketball

The Williams College men's basketball team Tuesday remained...

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Letter: Commuters Need to Slow Down

This is not the Autobahn, there is a speed limit. Leave earlier so...

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Letter: Residents Should be Informed Before Mount...

Greetings. I have the privilege of serving on the Mount Greylock...

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Letter: Thanks to NAFD for Fire Preparation...

I would like to thank the three members of the North Adams Fire...

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Buono Joins CompuWorks as VCIO

As a VCIO, Buono will guide clients through the critical process of...

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New Doctor Joins Barrington Family Medicine in...

In addition to comprehensive primary care, Hickey brings expertise in...

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New Neurosurgeon Joins Berkshire Health Systems

Emrich is accepting new patients in need of brain and spinal care and...

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