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Whitney Spins Gem as SteepleCats Win 4-1

North Adams SteepleCats pitcher Blake Whitney struck out 11 in a road win on Tuesday.

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Adams-Cheshire School Committee Resubmitting Same Budget

The Adams Cheshire Regional School Committee will resubmit the same $19.2 million budget that was rejected by Cheshire town meeting last week. The School Committee unanimously agreed Tuesday to support the original fiscal 2018 budget because members felt it presented the best educational outcomes and was the best option.

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Ciccolo Case Heads Back to Court in July

It will be at least mid-July before attorneys are back in federal court in the case of an Adams man accused of terrorism. Back in February, U.S. Magistrate Judge Katherine Robertson scheduled June 20 for the next status conference in the case of the United States vs. Alexander Ciccolo.

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Area Grads Wrap Up Successful Spring Campaigns

A number of Berkshire County high school graduates competed in this spring's NCAA Championships for their respective colleges and universities.

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Incumbents Win Poorly Attended Lanesborough Election

There was a lack of interest in this year's town election, from voters and from candidates. Just over 200 of the town's 2,323 registered voters made it to the polls - which beat town meeting's attendance of 93 voters - on Tuesday. But, there wasn't much to vote on either. All of the seats up for re-election were incumbents and only a few ballot questions had little significance in town operations.

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Greylock Youth Lacrosse Teams Win County Titles

The Greylock Youth Lacrosse fifth- and sixth-grade and seventh- and eighth-grade teams each completed unbeaten spring seasons last weekend.

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Greylock School Teacher Presented Kelly Award

Each year, an eductor is selected for the award based on nominations from their fellows. Robert Thomas, a math coach at Greylock nominated Rondeau, describing her as having a classroom with a "calm, positive environment but her classes are peppy and fun. Her students truly enjoy being there with her and learning fom one of the best educators I have ever known."

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Cheshire Elementary Closes Doors With Cheers, Tears

It was a bittersweet ending for children and faculty at Cheshire Elementary on Tuesday, with the welcoming of summer vacation balanced against the knowledge they would be walking out of the school's doors for the last time.

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Adams Receives New Fire Truck

The new truck was purchased through the federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. Assistant Chief David Lennon, who wrote the grant, said the truck in total was just over $1 million but the $809,524 grant covered the lion's share of the purchase.

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Plenty of Nail-Biters in Berkshire Adult Baseball League

A pair of teams won one-run games Saturday to take over first place in their Berkshire Adult Baseball League divisions.

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Senate Chair on Global Warming Takes Input on Energy Policy

State Sen. Marc Pacheco was in Pittsfield on Monday to ask for the public's input and to help motivate people to get involved in the state's clean and renewable energy future.

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Adams Town Meeting Clears All But Two Warrant Articles

Town meeting members fairly swiftly approved a majority of the 28 article on the warrant Monday night, including a $15.5 million budget, only shooting down the two citizens' petition aimed at amending the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District agreement.

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Williamstown Historical Museum Opens Sunday

The Williamstown House of Local History will make a little history of its own on Sunday. The museum plans a celebration from 1 to 3 p.m. to mark the grand opening of its new location at the historic Five Corners junction of Routes 7 and 43 in South Williamstown.

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New Brochure Identifies Invasive Species at Windsor Lake

A student environmental project at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has produced a brochure and more extensive booklet identifying invasive species at Windsor Lake.

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Free Fun Fridays Return This Summer

Since its inception in 2009, Free Fun Fridays has drawn more than 1,000,000 visitors to venues throughout the commonwealth. Last year alone, the program reached more than 160,000 people with many partner institutions, such as The Mount in Lenox, The Old State House in Boston, Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich and the EcoTarium in Worcester, experiencing record-breaking attendance.

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BArT Announces Third Trimester Honor Roll

Students who earned 80 percent or above in all of their classes received the distinction of "Honors." Students who earned 90 percent or above in all of their classes received the distinction of "High Honors."

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Berkshires Beat: Fishing Derby Winners Announced

The 25th annual Harry Bateman Jimmy Fund Fishing Derby was held on June 3.

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BCC Pinning Ceremony Recognizes Practical Nurse Graduates

Seventeen graduates of the Practical Nurse certificate program at Berkshire Community College were recognized June 15 during a pinning ceremony in the Robert Boland Theatre of the college's Koussevitzky Arts Center.

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Berkshire Country Day School Graduates Four Students

Graduates of the Class of 2017 are: Emily Sharron Carmel, Pittsfield and Adams, Mass.; Fiona Loveday Ferrone, Spencertown, N.Y.; Lanna Sofia Knoll, Great Barrington, Mass.; and Emmett Earl Wotkiewich, Nassau, N.Y.

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Gabriel Abbott Memorial School Graduates Six Students

Gabriel Abbott Memorial School graduated six eighth-grade students.

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Pittsfield School Committee Chair Nominated For State Awards

The School Committee nominated its chairwoman for two statewide awards. The Committee voted on Wednesday to nominate Katherine Yon for a Massachusetts Association of School Committees lifetime achievement award and as an all-state school committee member. She was nominated by both Superintendent Jason McCandless and School Committee member Cynthia Taylor, separately when the statewide organization sent out requests for nominations.

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Biz Briefs: Two Local Students Granted Lee Outlets Scholarships

Simon, a global leader in retail real estate ownership, is proud to support Simon Youth Foundation (SYF) in its efforts to increase educational opportunities for at-risk students through Simon Supports Education.

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Wiggins, Carrier Double-Doubles Lead Teams to Giorgi League Wins

Yard Work by Dan and Troiano & Sons earned wins Sunday in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.

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Berkshire Force 14U Team Reaches Softball Tourney Final

The Berkshire Force 14-and-under softball team won two games on Sunday to reach the final of its two-day tournament at the Doyle Softball Complex.

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Thieves Tamper With North Adams Library Gutter System

"Someone has been working on stealing our copper drainage over on the East Main St. side," Library Director Mindy Hackner said at Wednesday’s Trustee’s meeting. "I noticed damage to the porch railing and it looks like someone has worked things loose but now the city knows about it."