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Cross Scores 22 to Lead Boys & Girls Club to Win

Boys & Girls Club and the Celtics earned wins Monday evening in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.

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Harrington Calls for Override of Governor's Vetoes

Democrat Andrea Harrington, candidate for state Senate, is urging the Legislature to restore funding that Gov. Charlie Baker recently cut from the state budget that had been approved by the House and Senate.

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Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation Tops $2 Million in Summer Grants

The foundation distributed a total of $430,378 in grants to individuals and nonprofits in the four-county region it serves; $496,786 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors; and grants totaling over $1.1 million from donors with charitable funds at the foundation.

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Biz Briefs: Simon Scholarships, Canyon Ranch Luxury Residences

Simon Youth Scholarships are awarded annually to at least one student in every U.S. community that is home to a Simon property.

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Berkshires Beat: Chesterwood Installation, Louison House Help

In part, the installation addresses Chesterwood’s history, said Remec. Chess, a “war game,” references Abraham Lincoln, the president, as well as Daniel Chester French’s iconic sculpture of the seated figure of Abraham Lincoln (1911-22) for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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Burke Scored 23 in Giorgi League Win

Frank Field Contracting, Moonlight Diner and Dagnoli each earned wins in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League on Sunday.

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SteepleCats Sweep Double-Header at Joe Wolfe

Tanner Bird picked up a save as the North Adams SteepleCats took a pair from Keene, N.H., in the New England Collegiate Baseball League on Sunday.

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Adams-Cheshire Interim Superintendent Getting to Know Community

Robert Putnam, interim superintendent of the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District, wants to better communication between the towns and the school district. Putnam, hired in May to lead the district as it searched for a permanent replacement, introduced himself to town officials at last week's Board of Selectmen meeting.

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Artisan Consignment Gallery Opens on Eagle Street

A new business on Eagle Street will allow local artists and artisans to display and sell their goods. North Adams native Jennifer Beverly opened Eagle Street Artisans, a consignment style artisan gallery, at 27 Eagle St., the former Molly's Bakery building. The building more recently was the location of the Party Place and a very short-lived art supply store.

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Pittsfield 13s Win at Babe Ruth Regional

The Pittsfield Babe Ruth 13-year-old All-Stars won at the New England Regional Tournament on Sunday.

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Berkshire Reps Serve Important Roles at Democratic Convention

State Rep. Paul Mark remembers the first time he watched a Democratic National Convention in 1988. He watched the speeches and the celebration of the party and was fascinated. He's watched every one since and volunteered at the 2004 one in Boston. Now he'll serve an important role at one - he's a delegate. He's the only delegate from either party and either campaign from Berkshire County.

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Hathaway Late RBI Lifts Cages on Road

The Cages Baseball Club Saturday took the last game of a three-game series in Canada.

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Documentary Explores Good Life in the Berkshires

A documentary film examining what it takes for a life well-lived has focused on several Berkshires residents to illustrate its ideas. "A Small Good Thing" won best documentary at this year's Boston International Film Festival. Among director Pamela Tanner Boll's previous credits is as a producer on the Oscar-winning documentary "Born Into Brothels." "A Small Good Thing" has a screening at the New Marlborough Public Library on Tuesday, July 26, at 7:30 p.m.

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Chinese Garden Unveiled at Naumkeag

Hundreds gathered at the annual Naumkeag Afternoon Garden Party on Saturday to celebrate the newly renovated Chinese Garden. Barbara Erickson, Trustees of Reservations president and CEO, welcomed honorary co-Chairs Yo-Yo Ma and his wife, Jill Hornor, and Naumkeag staff to celebrate the unveiling of newly-renovated Chinese Temple Garden and the 125th anniversary of the conservation group.

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Pittsfield Americans Win Little League Sectional

The Pittsfield American League All-Stars Saturday won the Massachusetts Little League Section 1 tournament.

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SteepleCats Lose Pitchers Duel at Joe Wolfe

The North Adams SteepleCats Friday slipped back to .500 on the season.

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Cages Baseball Club Edged in Extra Innings

The Cages Baseball Club under-22 team lost to the Capital City Reds of Ottawa on Friday.

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Community Comes Together to Improve Russell Field

Corey Bishop, co-owner of Bishop West Real Estate, said after Atlantis Equipment donated and installed a backdrop fence on the softball field, he thought there was more to be done. "They bought the backdrop and I was standing out there while they were installing it," Bishop said. "I looked around and we had lights and a lit scoreboard but our buildings were deplorable. It was embarrassing."

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SABIC Leaves 'Bittersweet' Parting Gift To United Way

By the end of the year SABIC may be gone. But not forgotten. Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corp.'s Innovative Plastics is leaving a legacy of philanthropy and community engagement behind with a parting gift of a $1 million endowment for the Berkshire United Way. The company has made major impacts in the city of Pittsfield over the years with donation to the Berkshire United Way, employees serving on boards and commissions, and volunteer efforts on a number of projects.

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Adams Community Bank Employees Complete New England School for Financial Studies

The New England School for Financial Studies is an intensive two-year program to broaden the skills in the areas of strategic thinking, leadership and decision making.

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Berkshire County Banker Completes ABA School of Bank Marketing and Management

The only national school of its kind, the program provides marketers, managers and specialists with an intensive education under the guidance and direction of faculty advisors comprised of distinguished marketing and banking professionals. Students develop strategies to promote new products and receive a solid foundation in marketing principles and management practices.

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Two Local Women Join Wild Oats Management Team

Sarah Thurston Housman, a native of Williamstown, was appointed as marketing manager and Shannon Toye, of North Adams, was hired as prepared foods manager.

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Racette Leads Drury Boys to Win

The Drury High boys and Central Radio earned wins Thursday in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.

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Barrington Stage Names New Trustees

"I am thrilled to welcome three dynamic new board members to the Barrington Stage family. They will give our board and our organization a richer, deeper understanding of our Berkshire community and how we can serve it more effectively," said ​Artistic Director Julianne Boyd.

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New Regional Coordinator for Healthier Living Workshops and Tobacco Treatment Tapped

Vermont Blueprint for Health offers many helpful workshops for patients that are struggling with chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease, emphysema or COPD.