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Women Team Up to Create Burial Gowns for Premature Babies

The wheels in her head turned, and using her own wedding gown to get started, she has teamed up with North Adams seamstress Tammy Lyn Annichiarico to begin “Peace by Piece Creations’ Angel Gowns of North Adams” to create free burial gowns for deceased premature infants.

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End of Session Review: Tricia Farley-Bouvier

The formal legislative session came to a close at the end of July and 3rd Berkshire Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier says the highlights of the two-year session include a massive opioid bill and energy policy. "Massachusetts will one again lead the nation when it comes to renewable energy with a requirement for procurement of big hydro, which will likely come from Canada or upstate New York, and excitingly off-shore wind which we will see being built out off the shores of southeastern Massachusetts

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North Adams Historical Society Remembers The Siege Of Fort Massachusetts

Local history buffs gathered at St. the Francis Indian Ledge on Massachusetts Avenue Saturday in observation of the 1746 siege of Fort Massachusetts by 900 French and Indians of the St. François tribe during the French and Indian wars.

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Race Honors Memory of Drury Grad’s Mother

For the record, Saturday’s race was won by Olivia’s cousin Jacob Leblanc, who covered the course in 17 minutes, 32 seconds, a 5:39 mile pace. The top woman in the field was 2016 Lenox High graduate and rising Williams College freshman Emily Tibbetts, who finished in 22:05.

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Two Pittsfield Teens Honored For Dedication To Youth Alive

But they are important and the Pittsfield Prevention Partnerships wants them to know that. At Third Thursday, the organization presented two such youth with Say It Proud Awards, highlighting the accomplishments they have made through the Youth Alive drum corp.

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School Committee Gives Pittsfield Superintendent Rave Review

The School Committee presented Superintendent Jason McCandless with his review on Wednesday, rating him exceptional and praising his leadership and work in the district.

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West Nile Virus Found In Mosquito Sample Collected In Pittsfield

West Nile Virus has been found in a mosquitoes collected in the city. The Berkshire County Mosquito Control Project regularly monitors mosquito populations and tests for West Nile Virus or Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus. The state Department of Public Health has confirmed that one sample found the presence of West Nile.

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Mass Dairy Farmers Honor Rep. Mark As Legislator of the Year

State Rep. Paul Mark was honored by the Massachusetts Association of Dairy Farmers as legislator of the year. At a picnic in Sunderland, Mark was given the award by MADF President Dave Shepard.

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Clark Art Institute Acquires Emile Bernard Painting

The painting was once owned by noted collector Samuel Josefowitz, who was among the most important 20th-century collectors of the works of Paul Gauguin and of the wider Pont-Aven School.

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BRPC To Towns: Consider Long-term Sustainability of Broadband Choices

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Regional Planning Commission is warning towns not to settle for internet which may not be fast enough in a few years. The relaunching of the Massachusetts Broadband Initiative comes with changes to the program which allows towns to craft individual plans for expanding broadband into unserved areas. That includes grants for cable companies to expand - such as Lanesborough, West Stockbridge, and Hinsdale - opted to do or expansion of a wireless system - like Middle

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Tony's Electric, Moonlight Win Giorgi League Titles

The John Giorgi Summer Basketball League wrapped up its 2016 season on Thursday.

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SVMC Specialist Earns Doctor of Nursing Practice

Thuermer's focus was in education with research looking at older adult experiences with adhering to a sodium-restricted diet with symptomatic heart failure.

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Two Berkshire County Natives Promoted at Pittsfield Co-op

Donald A. Kuczarski will now serve the 127-year old financial institution as their senior vice president of Commercial Lending while Peter M. Marchetti will serve as senior vice president of Retail Banking and Operations.

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EZ Pass Van Coming to 4-H Youth Fair

The fair is at the Berkshire County 4-H Fairgrounds on Utility Drive (Off Holmes Road), and the fair itself will run 9-5 and is free. The free transponders will be distributed for the Massachusetts Turnpike.

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Drury, Colegrove Principals Take New Roles

There are some staffing changes ahead for the North Adams Public Schools — including the search for a new principal for Drury High School. Colegrove Park Elementary School Principal Shelley Fachini is moving to special education, and Drury High Principal Amy Meehan will be replacing her at "Old Drury."

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Country-Rap Artist's Promoters Cause Complaints

A CD sales group notorious for its aggressive pitches raised eyebrows Wednesday when its bus entered town. Police were called Wednesday afternoon to tell the "Maverick Dirt Road Street Team" to stay out of the roundabout.

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Adams High School Class of 1951 Marks 65th Reunion

The Adams High School class of 1951 held its 65th reunion on Aug. 6 at Bass Water Grill.

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Democratic State Rep Candidates Debate Issues on GMP

The two candidates for the Democratic nomination for state representative clashed in the second debate before the primary Thursday morning during an hourlong debate on WTBR. John Krol, host of Good Morning Pittsfield, moderated the debate on his show in the Taconic High School studio Thursday morning between incumbent Tricia Farley-Bouvier and challenger Michael Bloomberg.

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Adams Alerts Win Three Parade Trophies

Alert Hose Company 1 participated in the Bennington (Vt.) Battle Days parade on Aug. 14 and were recognized for their appearance and apparatus.

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Adams Emergency Responders Say Dispatch Has Improved

Emergency responders agree that the outsourced dispatching service has improved after initial complaints about communication and procedure. Adams Ambulance Service Manager Michael Gleason and Fire Chief Paul Goyette told the Selectmen on Wednesday during public comment that after a few meetings and tweaks to the system, the new dispatch service through the Berkshire County sheriff's office has improved.

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North Adams Historical Society Observing Siege of Fort Massachusetts

The 270th anniversary of the siege of Fort Massachusetts will be celebrated this year on the ledge that overlooks where the fort had been built. The event will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 20, at what is called St. Francis Indian Ledge, 799 Massachusetts Ave. Free parking is available at Renee's Diner across the street.

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Guest Column: Shared Services Are the Future

After nearly a year of preparation, and just a few short months since 17 South Berkshire communities came together in a historic Community Compact signing, we are starting to see the successful work of so many coming together.

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PEDA Planning Three Open Houses for Stanley Business Park

The Pittsfield Economic Development Authority will host three open house events on Aug. 24, Aug. 31, and Sept. 14 at the William Stanley Business Park to showcase the park's developable building sites. PEDA is encouraging potential developers, builders, existing businesses and community members to attend and learn about current and future plans and view available properties.