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Terrorism Charges Leveled Against Ciccolo

Alexander Ciccolo, held by federal authorities since his arrest last July 4, was indicted Thursday in connection with a plot to engage in terrorist activity inspired by and in the name of ISIL. Ciccolo, a resident of Adams at the time of his arrest, was indicted on one count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization and one count of attempting to use of weapons of mass destruction.

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'Independence Day: Resurgence': Oh No, Not Again

Skipping my usual diatribe and head-scratching inquiry as to why folks would want to see a film about our threatened extermination in the first place, the good news is, if you endure the cartoonish depictions of this second coming, a third is currently in the works.

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Bird, Racette Lead Drury to Giorgi League Win

Drury and Pete's Gun Shop earned Wednesday wins in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.

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Berkshire Art Museum Opens With CAC Retrospective

Before Mass MoCA, before DownStreet Art, the Contemporary Artists Center was a converging point for the creative. The Beaver Mill center hosted a plethora of artists — from the established to the up-and-coming, from the home-grown to the international. Now selected works from nine of those artists will be on display at the Berkshire Art Museum in "Berkshire Artists of the Contemporary Artists Center 1990-1999" as part of the DownStreet Art season that kicks off Thursday evening.

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Cheshire Selectman May Change Health Insurance Options For Officials

The Selectmen agreed Tuesday that it may be beneficial to eliminate future elected officials' health insurance to save money. The issue arose during discussions over the salary review the town is currently undergoing.

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Cages Drops Close One at South Troy Dodgers

The Cages Baseball Club fell short in a comeback bid on Wednesday in Troy, N.Y.

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H.A. George Wins North Adams Little League Title

Ben Moulton went 4-for-4 in a comeback win for H.A. George in the North Adams Little League title game on Wednesday.

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Lanesborough Bulldogs Host State Tourney Starting Friday

The Western Mass State Champion of Cal Ripken Baseball will be determined in Lanesborough starting Friday night.

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Summer Music Festival Season Heats Up

Before getting into imminent opening events, bookmark the Boston Symphony’s website, tanglewood.org, for the full summer concert schedule, season highlights, tickets and general information.

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MCLA, BCC Offer Summer Program to Aid Transition to College

This pilot program, directed toward newly graduated high school students from Pittsfield and northern Berkshire County, will include two Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program academic courses, which will prepare them to attend MCLA or BCC this fall.

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How Should Investors Respond to 'Brexit'?

But by taking a step back and looking at the big picture, you might see that the outlook for investors is nowhere near as gloomy as you may have thought.

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DownStreet Art: June 30

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SteepleCats' Win Streak Snapped

The North Adams SteepleCats fell at New Bedford on Tuesday in the New England Collegiate Baseball League.

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Tony's Electric Edges Williamstown Physical Therapy in Giorgi League

Tony's Electric and Teddy's Pizza opened Women's Division play in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball league with victories on Tuesday.

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Common Folk Ready to Unveil New Home

Common Folk will unveil its new home Thursday evening during DownStreet Art with a gallery opening and live music. Common Folk, the local artist collective, has never really known a sense of permanency throughout its existence. The group has moved from location to location throughout the downtown as it grappled with funding challenges or compatibility issues.

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North Adams Council Backs Resolution Calling for Detox Center

The City Council on Tuesday approved 8-1 a citizens' petition calling on Berkshire Health Systems to open inpatient beds for detoxification and substance abuse recovery. The vote came after more than an hour of discussion and debate and numerous comments from the public, including assertions that the council was dithering over what the community wanted.

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Pittsfield Approves $151M Budget; $11.8M Capital Plan

After reviewing the mayor's proposed spending plan over the course of 22 hours, the City Council settled on an amount just $4,713 more than the mayor had proposed. The City Council gave a preliminary nod to a 151,298,664 city budget, which reflects a $6,075,123 increase over the last year, after reviewing the final four budgets during another five and a half hour session. Those four final budgets revealed the most changes as the Community Development office returned with the $123,000 restorat

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Lanesborough Residents Fed Up With Obnoxious Jet Skiers

The Narragansett neighborhood is looking for some help in stopping rowdy jet skiers from keeping them up at night. A crowd of residents from the area have lodged a complaint with the town asking for ways to squelch what they say is a group of jet skiers racing, jumping wakes, drinking and partying, and using foul language right outside of their doors. The residents say this summer the group has been using the town's boat ramp to access the lake and are speeding back and forth between one of t

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Pittsfield Man Arrested in Armed Robbery of K&K Liquors

Sean Matthews, 25, of Pittsfield is accused of armed robbery of K&K Liquors on North Street with a knife at about 10:13 a.m. Police says local and state officers arrived on scene and performed an initial search of the perimeter and shortly after detectives developed Matthews was the suspect. No injuries occurred during the robbery.

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Rowling Picks Mount Greylock as Site of Fictional Wizarding School

The state's highest peak was revealed on Tuesday to be the location of a school of wizardry. J.K. Rowling, author of the immensely popular "Harry Potter" series, released a short story on Tuesday on the history of Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at Pottermore.com.

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Kondel Leads Moonlight Diner to Giorgi League Win

Moonlight Diner and the Boys & Girls Club picked up wins Monday in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.

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Cheshire Planning Board Approves Dollar General Plans

Dollar General was cleared for a new store after more than two years of vocal opposition and a change of location. The Planning Board on Monday approved the discount chain store's request for special permits for signage, the building application and a site plan that included minor changes.

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Pittsfield Licensing Board Tries to Find Compromise Between Eatery, Neighbors

The Licensing Board is giving a West Housatonic Street restaurant a shot at having live music, despite pleas from the neighbors. Owner Mickey Soldato requested an entertainment license to have acoustic musicians perform on the outdoor patio a couple nights a week. Soldato says the hope is to grow the business, including with later evening patrons, by providing more. However, those who live on Gale Avenue have been there before and it was a nuisance.

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