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"I came out tonight to support the poets here and to support my friend putting it on." — Jacob Snow
Pittsfield Election: Four Return Nomination Papers
So far, four candidates for office have returned nomination papers.
Friendly's Restaurant Closes in Lenox
"Friendly's in Lenox values its guests and thanks them for their patronage." — Paloma Richards
Lenox Selectmen Encourage Historical Appreciation, Library Support
"We may be attracting people we hadn't before. For some, it's just their preferential hours." — Sharon Hawkes
Cheshire Property Owner Claims Taxes Unfairly Assessed
"Most people have given up, and I am not giving up." — George Tremblay
Kinnaman Leads Locals at Boston Marathon
A dozen Berkshire County residents posted times at the Boston Marathon on Monday.
Berkshire Humane Society Subaru Raffle Under Way
Tickets are still $40 each or three tickets for $100.
Mount Greylock Building Committee Holds Public Workshop
"We've been getting the voices of all the various constituent groups — students, parents, teachers, community members..." — Mary MacDonald
Historic Williamstown Barbershop Changing Clippers
"It has been a dream of mine since I was old enough to go to the barbershop by myself." — Duane Griffiths
Pipeline Digging Could Yield Ancient Info
During this period, our understanding of when and how the Berkshires had been occupied by earlier peoples was being revolutionized.
Holiday Hours: Patriots Day
Monday, April 20, is Patriots Day, a state holiday marking the anniversary of the Battle of Lexington and Concord that began the American Revolution. The day is celebrated on the third Monday in April.
North Adams Little Leaguers to Appear on NESN Broadcast
The North Adams Little League is sending representatives to Boston to appear in a NESN broadcast and see a game at Fenway Park.
State Secretary Ash Preps Berkshire Leaders For Baker's Economic Plans
"People have their eyes on your area of the commonwealth." — Jay Ash.
Clark Art Unveils Super Bowl Prize
"I'm sure there's a lot of connections we can make between fine art and football, I'm sure you agree." — Richard Rand
BFAIR Speaker Example in Overcoming Challenges
"Tell them to support programs like BFAIR. Not because of the things that they do, but because it is the right thing to do." — Michael Baker
Business, Education, Political Officials Eye Growth Of Innovation Economy
"Massachusetts has really emerged as the global leader in life sciences." — Ryan Mudawar
Cultural Pittsfield This Week: April 17-23
Pittsfield Food For Fines Program Ends April 18
The food-for-fines program, now in its 21st year, is the library’s attempt to create a more positive feeling about getting overdue library materials returned, and to get library borrowers to clean out their bookshelves and bring back library items that ha
Casting, Opening Dates Set for Shakespeare & Company’s 38th Season
Ball said box office sales to-date are ahead of last year’s numbers and going strong.
Pittsfield Woman Tapped as New Executive Director at Snow Farm
Murphy is the fourth director since the New England Craft Program was founded in 1984. She follows Karen Totman, who served as the director since 2009 and is leaving Snow Farm after 20 years.
Downing Named One of the 'Good Guys' by Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus
The MWPC is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization committed to increasing the number of women elected to public office and appointed to public policy positions in Massachusetts.
More Big Names Coming to Williamstown Theatre Festival
Additional programming and events, as well as complete casting and creative team information, will be announced at a later date.
Laurel Hill Scholarship Applications Accepted
The deadline for submission is May 31.
Baker's Western Mass Office Head Fields Berkshire Selectmen's Concerns
"We are putting all these regulations and all of these hoops and ladders you have to climb and jump through. It is kind of crazy." — Ryan Chamberland
Williamstown Selectmen Recommend Tabling Anti-Plastics Bylaws
"There are a few things I'd like to remove from this and then I could vote for this." — Andrew Hogeland