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Berkshire Country Day School Announces Teacher for New 2-Year-Old Program

Kreilkamp has more than 20 years of teaching experience, most recently for 10 years as the pre-kindergarten teacher at the Middletown Springs School in Vermont, where she developed several new programs.

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Adams Community Bank President Named Head of Mass Bankers Association Board

O'Brien will serve a one-year term as chairman. He was one of nine executives named to the board.

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Centers for Living and Rehabilitation Welcomes New Medical Director

Dr. Poole has served as a hospitalist with Southwestern Vermont Medical Center since 2008 and has been a member of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians since its inception in 2012. In addition to his roles as a hospitalist and as medical director of CLR, Dr. Poole is hospitalist director and medical director of medical affairs.

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MassDOT Secretary Praises Massive Road Reconstruction in Dalton

MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack says the massive $10.5 million reconstruction of East Housatonic Street is a perfect example of what the state wants to see. The project has been in the works for years and finally began construction March of 2016. It is on pace to be completed in October, with punch list items being completed in the spring.

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Pittsfield Cooperative Bank Names Chief Information Officer

DeBlieux Speed will be responsible for leading the bank's development of strategic technology initiatives, overseeing all aspect of technology operations and managing technology programs to ensure the bank’s systems provide optimal results. DeBlieux Speed also oversees the bank's Cybersecurity and Business Continuity programs.

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Berkshire Money Management CEO Earns CEPA Designation

Harris participated in the intensive, four-day, MBA-style program — offered by the Exit Planning Institute — in Chicago. The CEPA program is the most widely accepted in the world and was specifically designed for business advisors who work closely with private companies.

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Berkshire Community College Hires New Reference Librarian

Andrea Robare has been hired as Jonathan Edwards Library's full-time reference librarian and will work closely with the college's coordinator of Library Services, Karen Carreras-Hubbard, to expand Information Literacy and other library services across the campus.

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Pittsfield Man Fined For Illegal Asbestos Removal

DEP has fined a city man for illegally removing asbestos from a home on Circular Avenue. The Department of Environmental Protection fined Robert Clum $27,100 for removing the material from 65 Circular Avenue in August of last year. The work, removing and disposing of asbestos pipe insulation, potentially exposed the residents to asbestos fibers, DEP says. Clum does not have a contractor's license to the work nor did he notified the state regarding it.

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SVMC Podiatry Residency Graduates First Resident

Six residents remain in the program. They are incoming third-year residents Suzanne McGuire and Evan Yoo, second-year residents Marie "McCamie" DeArmon and Jeffrey Pantano, and first-year residents Cody Anderson and Kurt Malkames.

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Hillcrest Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Receives National Award

Hillcrest Commons is one of only nine facilities in Massachusetts, and one of 191 facilities in the nation, selected to receive the silver award in 2017. The competitive award program highlights select centers across the nation that serve as models of excellence in providing high-quality long term care.

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State Budget Includes $50K to Keep Preschool at Conte, Morningside

The School Department was close to closing all of its preschool classes at Morningside and Conte Community School, two schools that need it the most. But, between state legislators and the union, there will at least be a few. The state budget includes $50,000 to help fund those programs.

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Cheshire May Look At Recreational Marijuana Bylaw

The Selectmen are debating whether to begin the process of crafting a medical marijuana zoning bylaws. With the likelihood of the state adopting recreational marijuana regulations, Town Administrator Mark Webber asked the board on Tuesday if officials would be interested in creating a bylaw.

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'Cats Explode for 14 Runs on Record-Setting Night

North Adams SteepleCats pitcher Blake Whitney Thursday broke the franchise record for strikeouts in a season.

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North Adams Soccer Club Holding Registration for Fall

The North Adams Soccer Club youth soccer program is accepting registrations for the fall season.

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Rubber Duck Derby Raises Funds for North County Family Center

The ducks in their jaunty sea caps were a fund raiser for Family Center of Northern Berkshire County, a program of Child Care of the Berkshires, to raise funds to pay for playgroups, family support, parent education and early literacy programs.

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Pittsfield National League Edged in Sectional Tourney, Home on Friday

The Pittsfield National League Little League Thursday dropped into the losers bracket of the double-elimination sectional tournament.

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Avoiding the Top Six Hiking Injuries

For a carefree hiking experience, hike with friends or on trails you know well and with daylight to spare. Also take precautions to prevent the most common hiking-related injuries.

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Mass MoCA Architects Propose Redevelopment of Windsor Mill

Simeon Bruner of Cambridge Development Corp., and principal of Bruner /Cott Architects, has offered $465,000 for the historic mill with the pledge to invest a minimum of $400,000 on facade and capital improvements within the next three years.

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Mount Greylock 'Highpoint' of Club's Annual Convention

More than 200 members of the Highpointers Club will be hiking, biking, driving or otherwise finding their way to the top of Mount Greylock this weekend. The annual convention of the club gathers at the highest peak in a selected state. Massachusetts was chosen as this year's location, bringing club members to the 3,491-foot summit on the Mount Greylock State Reservation.

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Cariddi's Top Legislative Aide Seeks to Fill Out Rep's Term

Kevin Towle knew that the Monday right after Gailanne Cariddi had died, she'd want her staff reporting to work. And they did. The top legislative aide for the late Cariddi pulled the staff together, hung a white board and listed every piece of legislation, local projects, and budget priorities on it and the group began planning for the next steps. For days, Towle reported to work and looked at that white board with fear that everything the staff has worked on for the last year would all be fo

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Williamstown Planning Board OKs Inn Project; Zoning Board Next

Williams College's plans for a new Williams Inn on Spring Street cleared one regulatory hurdle on Tuesday and face another test on Thursday at Town Hall. The Planning Board on Tuesday gave its blessing to the 64-room inn, which the college hopes to have online by the spring of 2019.

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Coughlan's Double-Double Helps Lift Team to Giorgi League Win

Frank Field Contracting and Pete's Gun Shop earned wins on Wednesday in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.

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Cages at the Mill Offers Three-Day Softball Camp

A three-day camp in North Adams will help softball players ages 10 to 15 develop their skills.

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Pittsfield Nationals Rally for Win Over Westfield

The Pittsfield National League Little League opened its sectional tournament with a win at Clapp Park on Wednesday.