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Adams Board of Health Asks to Be Involved in Bowe Field Camping

The Board of Health asked to be notified about activities held at Bowe Field. The board met with Agricultural Fair organizers Charles Felix and Patricia Wojcik on Wednesday to discuss camping on the grounds and Felix said it would not be an issue to include the Board in their notice to other town departments.

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BRPC Raises Concerns With Removal of Tel-Electric Dam

BRPC officials would like the state to consider reusing dams for power more often. The comment comes from the organization's review of the removal of the Tel-Electric Dam on Mill Street. In that long-awaited project, the state did not require an alternative option of restoring the dam to generate power to be explored.

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Williams Men's Basketball Edges Springfield

Bobby Casey score 24 points, and the Williams College men's basketball team held off a second-half comeback bid by Springfield College to take a 75-71 win on Saturday.

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Cheshire Board Hires Architects for School Building Reuse Review

After reading a letter from EDM, the board agreed Tuesday to hire the firm for $2,400 to conduct the study.

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Pittsfield Lights Up Christmas Tree

The city welcomed the Christmas season Friday with its annual tree lighting. The 35-foot tall tree in Park Square was lit by the Rapkowicz family, who donated the Colorado blue spruce to the city. Timothy and Susan Rapkowicz had planted it when they first bought their Euclid Street home.

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Marino Receives McCann Superintendent's Award

Principal Justin Kratz said the business tech senior from North Adams has a 4.27 grade-point average and is president of the school's Business Professionals of America chapter.

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BArT Seniors Receive John and Abigail Adams Scholarship

Recipients of these scholarships, upon acceptance, are entitled to attend any Massachusetts state school tuition-free for up to eight semesters of undergraduate education.

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Williams Senior Named Mitchell Scholar

Sponsored by the U.S.-Ireland Alliance, this nationally competitive scholarship provides recipients a year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Selected from 370 applicants, Goel is the first Williams student to receive this scholarship since the George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program's inaugural class of 2001.

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Southwestern Vermont Health Care Welcomes New Gastroenterologist

Dr. Qamar specializes in comprehensive treatment of the digestive system.

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Miss Hall's Students Chosen for Music Festival

The Miss Hall's students were among those who successfully auditioned in early November to perform in the Senior Festival Concert, which will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan.12 (snow date of Sunday, Jan. 13), at the Fine Arts Center of the University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Big Y Names New Meat, Seafood Manager of North Adams Store

Big Y Foods, Inc. is one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England.

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Pignatelli Honored As 'River Hero'

Pignatelli and Gobi were responsible for the passage of a $2.4 billion Environmental Bond Bill, signed by Gov. Baker in July, which allocated $55 million in funds for river and wetland restoration programs across the commonwealth. In Pignatelli's own Fourth Berkshire District, he allocated $400,000 in funds for the upkeep and expansion of the W.E.B. DuBois river garden park and the Housatonic river walk.

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Lenox Broker Installed as 2019 President of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors  

As president, Meczywor will direct the internal and external activities of the association; preside at all meetings of the MAR Board of Directors and Executive Committee; represent the association at important meetings and business functions; and act as the official spokesperson for the association on issues related to the real estate industry and local housing market.

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Hinsdale Realtor Elected to Massachusetts Association of Realtors

As regional representative for the Western region, Osborne will coordinate association objectives and activities within the Berkshire County Board of Realtors and the Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley. She will meet regularly with local and regional leadership to discuss real estate industry issues of statewide importance. She automatically becomes a member of the MAR Executive Committee and Board of Directors as a result of her election as a regional representative.

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Volunteers in Medicine Berkshires Welcomes New Trustee

Levin is the founder of and former CEO and chairman of Greystone Investment Management. He is a graduate of Williams College and the University of Michigan School of Law. Levin is a chartered financial analyst and serves on the boards of several philanthropic foundations.

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Goodwill Taps New Director of Retail Operations

In his new position, Rotter will oversee Goodwill's donated goods and retail operations, working closely with Goodwill's leadership team to meet the needs of an ever-changing economy.

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Barrington Stage Board of Trustees Welcomes New Member

Seltzer graduated from Harvard College in 1965 magna cum laude and then obtained a JD degree from Columbia Law School, where he was a Stone scholar. He spent all of his professional career at the New York City law firm of Kaye Scholer, chairing its real estate litigation group and also practicing in its patent group.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Dec. 7-13

Enjoy 16 different art shows featuring work by more than three dozen accomplished regional artists in Pittsfield's bustling Upstreet Cultural District during the First Friday Artswalk, and all month long! In most venues, artists will be present from 5-8 p.m. A free guided tour begins at 5 p.m. at the Intermodal Center @ BRTA, 1 Columbus Ave.

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Clarksburg Woman Joins Greylock Mortgage Team

Gaffey will build upon Greylock's success as the number one mortgage lender in the county by enhancing customer service and ease of access to Greylock’s mortgage lending products in North County.

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Holiday Events and Tree Lightings 2018

'Tis the season to be merry and bright. Planning a holiday event? Let us know at iberkshires.com. Visit our Holiday Bazaars and Craft Fairs list for holiday craft fairs.

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Harvest Festivals and Craft Fairs 2018

Have an event to add? Email us at info@iberkshires.com.

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State Crafting Plan For Unique Issues of Rural Towns

Rural towns have their own challenges. And now the state is taking a closer look at this issues. In 2015, the state Legislature created the Rural Policy Advisory Commission and this year the group has been on a listening tour to dig into those issues. On Thursday, the tour was in Berkshire County to get a better understanding of the issues here.

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Cheshire Power Outage Caused by Dump Truck Hitting Wires

Crane said the operator initially raised the truck to dump the material and as he pulled forward to empty the last bit from the truck, he hit the high-tension wire.

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Williams Men's Basketball Tops Union

Kyle Scadlock scored 25 points, and James Heskett added 21 as the Williame College men's basketball team defeated Union, 87-70, on Thursday night.

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Hayden Bird Scores 23 to Lead MCLA Men in Road Win

MCLA's Joaquin Scullark and Hayden Bird each scored 23 points as they helped spark the Trailblazers to a 75-64 road victory over the Rivier Raiders.