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Annual Fall Run Fundraiser Returns For 35th Year

The rumble of engines echoed through Adams on Sunday morning as more than 1,000 motorcycles queued up at Bowe Field for the 60-mile Fall Run motorcycle ride.

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Williams Men's, Women's Soccer Blank Bates

Williams College's athletic program earned three wins in Maine and a golf title at home on Sunday.

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Sfakianaki Helps MCLA Tennis Win Fifth Match

The MCLA women's tennis team defeated Johnson State on Saturday.

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Q&A: Pownal Woman Conquers Appalachian Trail After Detour

Hannah Cochran is a hiker through and through, but she is not a "thru-hiker," not technically, at least not in her opinion. Others would differ with the Pownal, Vt., resident and Mount Greylock Regional School graduate.

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North Adams Recovery Event Hears Voices of Recovery, Pain

The goal of the annual recovery vigil has been to shine a light on a scourge that's affected families and communities across the nation: Addiction. "I have kept my demons at bay for 13 years and six months," said Rebecca Dodge, recalling her fall into drug abuse in the early 2000s. But many of her friends haven't been as successful, she told the gathering Noel Field Athletic Complex for the Voices of Recovery event on Saturday afternoon.

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Lanesborough's First New Firetruck in 20 Years Has Arrived

The Fire Department's first new truck in 20 years has arrived. On Friday the brand new 2016 Emergency-One Typhoon was delivered to headquarters and will serve as the new frontline vehicle for the volunteer Fire Department. The engine replaces a 29-year-old E-One, which will be sold. The town had stashed some of its free cash for the last three years aside to make a large downpayment and financed the remainder. The truck cost $475,500.

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Buddy Walk Unites Families — And Athletes, Too, This Year

That group included the girls soccer team from Westfield High, which had a game scheduled for 1 p.m. against Dalton's Wahconah Regional. Problem was, many of the girls on the Wahconah team are long-time Buddy Walkers, going back to their days as Craneville pupils.

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Adams to Test Memorial Building for Mold

The Selectmen tabled a request Wednesday from the Berkshire Arts and Technology Public Charter School to use the former middle school building, which has seen limited use the past few years, because of concerns over mold.

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BRTA Considering New Loop Route for North Adams

he Berkshire Regional Transit Authority is considering a new loop in North County as a way to get its riders where they need to go in a faster and cost-neutral manner. The loop route would hit the Ocean State Job Lots plaza (turnaround), Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Main Street, two stops at Mohawk Forest, Berkshire Medical Center North, and then the reverse.

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Darrow School Senior Nets Second Place in Poetry Conest

The poem, titled "Something Like Social Anxiety: A Spoken Word Poem,” addresses issues of introversion and isolation.

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Fulbright Teaching Assistant Joins Williams College

Pía Maiti is one of nearly 400 young educators from 50 countries who has traveled to the United States for the 2016-2017 academic year through the Fulbright FLTA Program to help internationalize U.S. colleges and universities, a key goal of many institutions as they prepare students for the 21st century workforce and globalized world.

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Norman Rockwell Museum Welcomes New Board of Trustees Members

Robert Babcock, Peter Blum, Terry Burman, Marian Raser, and David Schwartz were elected as new trustees, starting this fall. New members for the National Council are Elizabeth Bender and William Zavarello, Douglas Clark and Ruth Ann McNeese, and Tucker Reed.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Sept. 23-29

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Pittsfield Police Union Kicking Off Fundraising Campaign

Residents should be aware that employees from the fundraising company, TCI America Inc, will be contacting businesses and residents soliciting for donations. At no time will any officers or members of the Pittsfield Police Department be contacting residents asking for donations.

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New Doctor Provides Specialized Care Using Osteopathic Manipulation Therapy

Osteopathic manipulation therapy uses gentle hands-on osteopathic treatments to balance structure, improve function and help the body heal from illness and injury.

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New Pain Medicine Physician Joins Berkshire Health Systems

Jain most recently provided interventional pain medicine and psychiatry services at the Brain and Spine Center in Williamsville, N.Y., and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.

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Adams' Fourth Annual Great Chair Auction Open For Bids

From comic and cartoon characters to paeans to nature, this year's Great Chair Auction offering up some fantastical seating for enjoying — or just viewing. The annual fundraiser for Youth Center Inc. commenced after an official ribbon cutting Wednesday at the former Simmons Furniture Store on Park Street, now being transformed into work/live space by owners William and Francie Anne Riley.

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Village Ambulance Launches Fund Drive at Time of Critical Need

Because of changing trends in its industry, VAS is operating in the red and dipping into its reserves. It hopes the fund drive it kicks off this week will help make for a healthier bottom line. "I don't think a lot of people in town realize that we are not subsidized by any town organization or any other organization," explained Dr. Erwin Stuebner, the president of the board of directors.

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Traffic Commission Sets Rates on Pittsfield Switch to Metered Parking

Parking on North Street will cost $1 an hour as of Nov. 1, pending City Council approval, with the implementation of metered parking. For the downtown core, the rate for the areas of North, South and Depot streets will be $1 per hour. In a secondary zone, which is the municipal lots and garages, the fees will be 50 cents an hour. And in the future, the areas around Berkshire Medical Center will jump to $3 an hour.

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North Adams Windsor Lake Panel Looking at Marketing, Packages

The Windsor Lake Recreation Commission is hoping to come up with new marketing and camping packages that would attract visitors to what they feel is a hidden gem. "We should be looking at the entire Windsor Lake complex," said Commissioner Nancy Bullett.

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Adams Firefighters, Red Cross Install Free Smoke Detectors

Firefighters took to their trucks Tuesday evening not to put out a fire, but to hopefully prevent one by installing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. The Fire Department teamed up with the Red Cross to install free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in 12 homes this week through the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign.

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'Bridget Jones's Baby': Sweet, Cute and Crawls

I'm not so sure this is the right message to send to young viewers, but with the fertilization of an egg, Bridget Jones goes from disconsolate, self-described old maid to highly sought after mother of the heir to one of these suddenly very competitive suitors. These guys have cash. Each has his own way of fluttering his feathers in the hope of convincing her lady fair that he'd be the ideal consort.

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North Adams Airport to Replace Fence

The Airport Commission will seek city funds to repair a downed fence. Airport Manager Bill Greenwald told the commission Tuesday that a portion of the northern fence is in bad shape and partially knocked down.

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North Adams Public Library Book Sale This Weekend

The North Adams Public Library's annual book sale returns this weekend with nearly 6,000 titles to select from. Member of the Library Friends Judy Noel said the book sale has been an annual event for some time now but it is in its seventh year at the St. Elizabeth's Parish Center.

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Pittsfield to Welcome Syrian Refugees

Some people can't go home. They are in fear for their lives and all they want to is be productive and happy. They come from war-torn countries or area wrecked by natural disasters. They come running from prosecution because of their religious or personal believes. They come wanting life, liberty, and happiness and they hope to find that in the city of Pittsfield.