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Adams Selectmen Honor Thunderbolt Skiers For Mountain Rescues

The Board of Selectmen recognized the Thunderbolt Ski Runners on Wednesday for aiding and greatly expediting two rescues on Mount Greylock this winter. The selectmen awarded Thunderbolt Ski Runners Josh Chittenden, Steve Sauve, David Childs and Rich Adamczyk certificates to thank them for helping in two daring rescues on the mountain in March.

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Six Qualify to Regional from Pittsfield Pitch, Hit and Run Competition

Baseball in the Berkshires held the Pitch, Hit and Run Competition at Belanger field on May 12.

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Adams Youth Summer Basketball League Sets Registration Dates

The Adams Summer Basketball league for players aged kindergarten through 12th grade will hold registrations starting May 26.

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Mildred Elley Graduates Ready To Achieve

More than 100 students became Mildred Elley alumni after crossing the Barrington Stage during Thursday's graduation ceremony. First to address the graduates was Pittsfield Campus President Annette Jeffes, who asked the graduates to reflect on their time at Mildred Elley.

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Williams Softball Splits First Two Games of NCAA Super Regional

Williams College junior Mackenzie Murphy threw a 2-hit shutout and senior Brenna Martinez hit a solo home run to account for game's only tally as the Williams College softball staved off elimination by edging M.I.T., 1-0, in Game 2 of the 2018 NCAA Div. III Tournament's Williamstown, Mass. Super Regional Friday on Cole Field.

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Pittsfield Honors Police Officers Killed In The Line of Duty

On Friday morning, Hartford, Conn. Officer Jill Kidik regained consciousness, surrounded by friends and family. She will not become the 56th officer killed in the line of duty in the United States this year.

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North Adams Committee Lays Out City Clerk Transition Plan

The City Council Ad Hoc City Clerk Committee will recommend appointing the Assistant Clerk Deborah Pedercini as the new city clerk. The ad hoc committee met with City Clerk Marilyn Gomeau and Assistant City Clerk Deborah Pedercini Wednesday to go over the positions and a possible transition plan. The committee agreed to recommend promoting Pedercini and hiring a new assistant clerk.

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Hoosac Valley Elementary Students Give Police A Boost

Hoosac Valley Elementary School preschool students gifted "energy bags" to local police officers. A convoy of preschoolers made their way to the Adams Police Department to help give the officers a little boost Tuesday.

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Berkshire Blaze Seek A Field Of Their Own

The Berkshire Blaze girl's softball league are planning to turn one of the fields at Wahconah Park into their new home. The Parks Commission on Tuesday approved letting the league fix up the little league field along Park Street by eliminating the baseball pitching mound, creating a dirt infield, repositioning the benches, cleaning and painting the backstops, and flattening out the foul territory. Then, they'll use that at their home turf for tournaments and league play.

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Girls Inc. Awards Scholarship to 10 Young Women

The event recognizes the achievements of young women throughout Berkshire County and awarded scholarships through the Ruth P. Boraski Funds for Girls and on behalf of area community partners.

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MCLA Announces Recipients of Berkshire County Educator Recognition Awards

This award, presented by MCLA in collaboration with Berkshire County K-12 superintendents and Berkshire Community College, was created to honor the regionís exceptional teachers.

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Twenty Williams Students, Alumni Awarded Fulbright Grants

Six of the honorees will receive one-year grants to study or conduct research in their academic fields, and 14 will receive English Teaching Assistantships for teaching abroad. English Teaching Assistants help local students increase their English language skills and their knowledge of the United States.

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SVHC Foundation Appoints Senior Gifts Officer

Keller was associate director of leadership giving at Bennington College since 2009. In her new role, she will support the SVHC Foundation in its mission to raise funds for SVHC.

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Norman Rockwell Museum Names Chief Educator

Berle will officially join the museum on September 1, 2018, assuming a newly created senior-level position to lead the museumís education vision at a pivotal time of growth. In this position, she will build on the strengths of the museumís robust education program currently led by Chief Curator Stephanie Plunkett and Digital Learning Director Rich Bradway.

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BCC Hires new Community Outreach Counselor for Enrollment Services

Ruiz Leůn, who lives in North Adams, previously worked at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, where she was the advancement communications and engagement associate.

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Cheshire Will Not Appeal Court's Solar Decision

The Board of Selectmen will not appeal the courtís decision to allow the installation of a solar array on East Harbor Road. After an executive session Tuesday, the selectmen agreed they will take no action on superior courtís decision to reverse a Planning Board decision to decline a special permit to a resident interested in using their land for solar array development in an agricultural retention zone near the intersection of Wells Road and East Harbor Road.

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Purple Valley Aquatics Hosts Long Course Meet

Purple Valley Aquatics hosted its second home meet of the long course season last weekend at Williams College.

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Williamstown Elementary School Honors Library Volunteer, Patron

Peter Mehlin has been impacting childrenís lives as long as the current Williamstown Elementary School has been educating the townís youngsters. Now Mehlinís impact will be remembered for as long as there is a Williamstown Elementary School.

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District Attorney Candidates Meet Head To Head In First Debate

Paul Caccaviello had a domestic homicide case while working in the district attorney's office and he said he brought in behavioral experts to help teach and understand the issues of domestic abuse. He said he's taken steps to create a sub-unit to focus directly on domestic abuse cases and to understand the best ways to become proactive in domestic abuse cases to halt things from getting worse. And that's what he says he'll do if elected as the new district attorney this fall.

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North Adams Happenings: May 16-22

Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

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How Can You Meet Your Short-Term Goals?

In short, when investing for long-term goals, you're seeking significant growth and, in doing so, you'll have to accept some degree of investment risk. But when you're after short-term goals, the formula is somewhat different: You don't need maximum growth potential as much as you need to be reasonably confident that a certain amount of money will be there for you at a certain time.

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Pittsfield Adopts Policy For Commercial Use of Parks

The Parks Commission will welcome commercial enterprises onto city property. But, only if it "enhances the park." The commission has been weighing the levels in which commercial enterprises can operate on parkland since January. Then, Todd Fiorentino was looking to open a coffee kiosk, Poseidon Coffee.

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North Adams Planners OK Distillery, More Norad Businesses

The former Excelsior Print mill on Roberts Drive has been filling up with tenants since being purchased by developer David Moresi last spring. On Monday, they gave the OK to a yarn dyer, a computer repair shop and Moresi's own business office.