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Charter Upgrading Internet, Cable in Lanesborough

On Aug. 2 high-definition cable access will be in most of Lanesborough and a week later, high-speed internet. In part of the merger with Time Warner Cable, Carter Communications is upgrading the systems in three Berkshire towns - Lanesborough, West Stockbridge, and Hinsdale. For weeks workers have been in various parts of the town replacing wiring and bringing the new digital signal to the majority of the homes.

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Pittsfield Post 68 Falls in American Legion State Final, Clinches Regional Berth

The Pittsfield Post 68 American Legion Baseball team Wednesday played its way into the state championship game.

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North Adams Council Endorses Cultural District Designation

The City Council on Tuesday endorsed the pursuit of a Cultural District designation for a large part of the downtown. The work on the application began some three years but languished during a change over in staffing. Now being spearheaded by Jennifer Crowell of the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the city's Director of Community Events Suzy Helme, the unanimous approval of the resolution to the Massachusetts Cultural Council completes the application process.

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DownStreet Art Returns on Thursday

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Williams, Town Partner to Build Solar Array on Capped Landfill

Under the terms of the agreement, Williams will invest approximately $6 million to complete construction of a 1.9-megawatt solar array on the capped town landfill on Simonds Road.

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Farmers Market Coupons Distribution for Eligible Lenox Seniors

Applicants must sign for the coupons, but proxy forms for those unable to attend are available at the Lenox COA office and are to be completed prior to July 28

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Berkshire Reps Proud to Be Part of Historic Moment

State Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier started Tuesday rounding up all of the Hillary Clinton delegates from Massachusetts. She had forms for all of them to cast their vote as a whip for the Clinton campaign at the Democratic National Convention. One delegate was arriving late because of a delayed flight and logistics needed to be worked out to make sure the vote was cast. Other delegates were in different parts of Philadelphia. She worked to get the voting forms into each delegates hand.

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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 intimate corner of the world - the Berkshires - a designated "cultural capital," where artistic boundaries are nonexistent.

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Financial Tips for Single Parents

As a single parent, you face many challenges, not the least of which are the financial ones. But by following the suggestions below, you may be able to make life easier for you and your children.

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Swistak Helps Lead Cages Baseball Club to Victory

The Cages Baseball Club under-22 team earned a one-run win on Tuesday night.

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Price Is Right for SteepleCats in Blowout Win

The North Adams SteepleCats Tuesday won their fourth straight game.

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Local Theater Group Brings the Arctic to the Berkshires

In a news release, Kickball describes "Passage" as "a dark comedy exploring themes of a changing climate, love and loss (that) integrates sea otters on razor scooters, a guru of ultimate enlightenment, dead sailors, marketing executives and questions of hubris and faith to reveal the cyclical nature of human history."

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Lanesborough's Overtures to Superintendent Irks School Committee

A letter sent from the town manager to the superintendent's office is adding to the disdain between the Board of Selectmen and the School Committee. Town Manager Paul Sieloff wrote a letter on behalf of the Board of Selectmen to Superintendent of Schools Douglas Dias looking to strike up a conversation about the future of the office. With the reconstruction of Mount Greylock Regional Middle and High School the state's reimbursement does not fund building central offices so the district's admi

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Williamstown Physical Therapy Earns OT Win in Giorgi League

Aliah Curry scored 23 points Tuesday to lead Williamstown Physical Therapy to victory in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.

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Lazits, Eurquhart Lead Pittsfield 13s to Babe Ruth Regional Win

The Pittsfield Babe Ruth 13-year-old All-Stars improved to 3-0 in pool play at the New England Regionals on Tuesday.

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Adams Approves Crosswalk Safety Light

The Selectmen unanimously approved a plethora of recommendations last week from the Traffic Commission that included the purchase of two solar-powered, lighted pedestrian crossing signs on the southernmost crosswalk on Commercial Street. Police Chief Richard Tarsa, a member of the commission, said the Commerical Street crosswalk has been problematic.

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Berkshire Reps: Unity Strong at Democratic Convention

Somewhat of a national conversation has broken out during the Democratic National Convention saying the party is divisive and split. But on the floor in Philadelphia, state Reps. Paul Mark and Tricia Farley-Bouvier aren't hearing that. Mark is attending the convention as a delegate for Bernie Sanders while Farley-Bouvier is serving as the Hillary Clinton campaign's Massachusetts whip. Both said the tone at the convention is one of unity backing Clinton and not filled with boos and negativity.

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SteepleCats Win Third Straight

The North Adams SteepleCats Monday moved three games over .500.

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Adams-Cheshire's New Leader Gives First Impressions

The school district's new leader said on Monday that his first impression since arriving has been a strong sense of pride. "There is a deep and abiding pride in the community," interim Superintendent Robert Putnam told the School Committee. "A true sense of place and dedication to the towns and their institutions." Putnam was hired earlier this year as interim superintendent of the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District. He started in his post on July 1.

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North Adams Panel Endorses Return of Center Street Parking Meters

The Public Safety Committee voted unanimously on Monday to recommend ordinance changes that will put parking meters back in the Center Street Parking Lot. The three members, however, sent a strong message during the discussion that the city should be looking at a parking plan for the entire downtown.

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Harrington Double Keys Pittsfield 13s to Babe Ruth Regional Win

The Pittsfield Babe Ruth 13-year-old All-Stars defeated Maine on Monday at the New England Regional.

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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.