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Dalton 12Us Open County Tournament with Win

The Dalton 12U softball team defeated the Greylock Thunder on Wednesday night.

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State Council to Address Aging Holding Pittsfield Listening Session

Gov. Charlie Baker's Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts will hold listening sessions to hear ideas about how to make the commonwealth the most livable state for people of all ages. The council will meet in Pittsfield on Wednesday, Aug. 2, from 10 to noon at Elder Services of Berkshire County, 877 South St., Suite 4E.

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Blackmer Sets Campaign Kickoff for 1st Berkshire Election

Lisa Blackmer kicks off her official campaign for Democratic nominee for state representative on Thursday evening at the Bounti-Fare Restaurant on Route 8.

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1st Berkshire Candidate Towle Releases Legislative Agenda

Candidate for state representative Kevin Towle on Tuesday released a legislative agenda outlining his goals for economic development in the 1st Berkshire District.

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Adams Pedal & Plod Road Race Returns for 34th Year

More than 100 athletes will be running and pedaling there way through Adams on Sunday for 22-mile Pedal and Plod Race. The event returns for 34th year and organizers hope to attract even more bikers and runners this year. Some 90 two-person teams and another 40 individual "Iron Person" participated last year.

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State Cuts Ribbon On Renovated Veterans War Memorial Tower

Two years and $2.6 million later, the renovation of the Veterans War Memorial Tower at the summit of Mount Greylock is complete. State officials cut the ribbon on the project to completely restore the 84-year-old monument to those armed forces members who were killed in war. The tower was last renovated in 1973 after it was closed for 11 years, and then in the 90s more repairs were done.

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Classical 'High Season' Approaches Its Zenith

As always, the place to be for great classical and stimulating new music is right here in our own centrally located, intimate corner of the world - the Berkshires - a so-designated "cultural capital," where artistic boundaries are nonexistent.

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Berkshire Healthcare Communities Earn 15 National Awards for Customer, Employee Satisfaction

Berkshire Healthcare communities captured 60 percent Ė 15 out of 25 - of the Massachusetts awards.

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Financial Moves for 'Empty Nesters'

But how will your empty nest status affect your financial situation?

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North Adams Council OKs Sale Agreement for Windsor Mill

The City Council on Tuesday night unanimously approved the sale of the Windsor Mill. The decision came after more than a half hour of discussion that included concerns from two tenants in the mill.

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Cheshire Misses Out on Community Block Grant for Housing Rehab

Cheshire officials had hoped to capture up to $600,000 to help low- to medium-income homeowners make upgrades to their homes. But last week's list of Community Development Community Block Grant beneficiaries didn't have the town listed.

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State Broadband Initiative Provides Update on Last Mile Plans

In April of last year, the Massachusetts Broadband Initiative relaunched its push for connecting the last mile of broadband service. Since then the organization has crafted "paths forward" for the 45 of the 53 underserved communities remaining. The organization had moved away from the "one size fits all" model for expanding internet service to crafting plans for each individual towns. There are about eight communities left without some type of option in front of it and the organization hopes

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Upper Valley Rallies for Ninth-Inning Win Over SteepleCats

The North Adams SteepleCats Tuesday lost a two-run lead in the ninth inning at Joe Wolfe Field.

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Hall, Traversa Double in Winning Rally for Post 68 Juniors

The Post 68 Juniors Tuesday stayed alive in the American Legion Baseball State Championship.

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Boston Nonprofit Sets Crosshairs on Farley-Bouvier In Mailer

A Boston-based advocacy group has taken aim at state Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier. Residents throughout the city received mailing recently calling on residents to call Farley-Bouvier and have her switch positions on a recent vote to increase stipends for lawmakers in leadership. It was sent out by the Mass Fiscal Alliance, a non-profit which says its goal is to advocate for "fiscal responsibility, transparency, and accountability in state government."

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North Adams Councilors Talk Internet Issues

Councilors Eric Buddington and Ronald Boucher will be discussing internet issues on Wednesday, at 6 p.m., at the Northern Berkshire Community Television Studios on Union Street.

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Congressman Neal's Staff Holding Office Hours in North Adams

A staff member from the office of U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal will hold office hours at North Adams City Hall on Thursday, July 27.

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City of Pittsfield Reopens Reconstructed First Street Parking Lot

The newly renovated First Street municipal parking lot reopened Tuesday. The parking lot holds 241 vehicles and is available for both permit and metered parking. There are several marked spaces near the Fenn Street entrance (by MyCom) identified for metered parking only.

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Adams Board of Health Wants to Clean Up Town

The Board of Health thinks a community cleanup campaign will renew a sense of pride in the town. Member Bruce Shepley said in his own neighborhood, he took it upon himself to mow unsightly properties and alert the authorities when late-night loitering becomes a nuisance.

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Narrow Escapes for Central Radio, Celtics in Giorgi League

Jeff Braim an Keith Czubryt each led his team to victory in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League on Monday.

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Williamstown's Village Ambulance on Better Financial Footing

Village Ambulance Service is on a better financial footing now than it was at the beginning of the year, and a study group looking its long term viability has a consultantís report to consider steps going forward, the president of the non-profitís board of directors said Monday.

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Former North Adams Mayor Barrett Announces Candidacy for House Seat

John Barrett III has been working for the people of Northern Berkshire County in a variety of jobs for more than three decades. Now, he hopes to do one more job and help bring more jobs to the county in the process.

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Late Runs Sink 'Cats in Loss to Muskrats

The North Adams SteepleCats Monday dropped a 10-3 decision at Joe Wolfe Field.

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No Preliminary Needed In Pittsfield Elections

There won't be a need for a preliminary election. The last day to file nomination papers for signature certification was Monday and not enough candidates have been nominated to require a preliminary election. However, there will be races for nearly every ward and for the at large seats on the City Council. There are four at large, seven ward, six school committee, and a city clerk positions up for election.

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North Adams Board of Health OKs Food Vendor, Resolves Cafe Issues

The inspectors also looked into a Facebook complaint about ants in a sandwich from a local pizzeria. The eatery was clean, had no violations, and no sign of any ants.