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SteepleCats Clinch Playoff Spot With Road Win
The North Adams SteepleCats are in the NECBL playoffs and could finish as high as third in their division with a win in Saturday's season finale at home.

Guest Column: Cheshire Override Will Fund Schools
The budget for the coming school year for the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District hangs in the balance.

Pittsfield Offers Community Development Director to Florida Woman
"Her knowledge of city planning and housing along with her strong management experience, will be invaluable to the department and the community." — Daniel Bianchi

'Southpaw': Winner by a Split Decision
This proves tailor made for Gyllenhaal's star turn in a very ambitious, noteworthy portrayal that reaffirms his thespic excellence.

Berkshire United Way Announces New Hires, Promotions
Jennifer Kerwood has been hired as vice president of Development and Joey Esposito as coordinator of Marketing and Communications. In addition, the organization has promoted five: Nancy Stoll to vice president of Community Impact, Karen Vogel to Community

Adams Aces Down Spiders in Berkshire Adult Baseball League
Matt Larabee had a big night at the plate for the Adams Aces this week.

10th Annual Rock, Rattle & Drum Pow Wow Set for Aug. 8-9
The event is a unique celebration and sharing of native culture through traditional songs, dances and art.

Cultural Pittsfield This Week: July 31-Aug. 6


Northern Berkshire Community Coalition Names New Executive Director
I am excited because I feel my background and current work match nbCC priorities related to community dialogue and problem solving, building strong neighborhoods, and youth-focused prevention programs. — Adam Hinds

Lawmakers Override More Than Half of Gov.'s Budget Vetoes
Over the last week, both the House of Representatives and the Senate passed overrides worth $97 million.

Teddy's Tops WPT in Giorgi League
Teddy's Pizza and the boys from Hoosac Valley and Mount Anthony picked up Thursday wins in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.

Elms College Bringing Human Services Degree Program To BCC Campus
"It just seems like a next step and a natural transition." — Mary Reap

Mount Greylock Committee Decides on Addition/Renovation Plan
"The message we should be giving to kids is: Try to reuse as much as you can as you go through life." — Robert Ericson   1 Comment

Advocates Call For Expanding Medicare On Anniversary Of Bill Signing
"We pledge to work with communities and policy makers to finish the job." — Lara Shepard-Blue

Pittsfield Election Concerns Over Jewish Holiday Quashed
"Both of us got the impression that she was trying to be diligent in scheduling the primary around the Jewish holidays." — Rabbi David Weiner

Joan of Archetype: Playwright Explores Timeless Theme With Classic Story
And I understand what an outrageous thing it is for a daughter to ask of a mother to let her do such a thing.

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition Hosts National Night Out Events
National Night Out is designed to heighten crime/drug prevention awareness.

Severs Leads Central Radio to Giorgi League Win
Central Radio defeated Frank Field Contracting on Wednesday in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.

SteepleCats Fall to Last Place Keene
The North Adams SteepleCats' ninth-inning rally fell short on Friday night at Joe Wolfe Field.

Adams Historical Society Brings Plunketts to Life
"I have the distinguished pleasure of being the last Plunkett that lived in this house." — Charles Plunkett

New Cafe Space Available In North Adams Library
"So instead of turning people away at the door, the trustees started tossing around the idea of having a place where coffee was welcomed." — Mindy Hackner

MassDevelopment Backing $9M Redo of Pittsfield Housing Project
The organization will renovate and preserve all 100 units as affordable to households earning no more than 60 percent of area median income.

Legislature Overrides Cultural Council, Kindergarten Cuts
Wednesday's vote restores funding for the Cultural Council to $14.16 million passed by the Legislature.

New England Holocaust Institute Open In Adams
"It will work for what I have planned, and I am very appreciative towards the town of Adams." — Darrell K. English

Berkshire Botanical Garden, Project Native Move Toward Merger
Both nonprofit groups are still working out details but are optimistic that a final agreement can be reached and that the deal will close by the end of the year.


Adams Aggie Demo Derby 2015
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Blue Moon Rooftop Party
Partygoers danced under a blue moon atop Greylock Gardens...
2015 Adams Aggie Fair
The 41st annual Adams Agricultural Fair opens this weekend...
Blue Moon Rooftop Party
A sold-out crowd partied under a blue moon and atop...
Down Street Art and Polish...
Thursday was a big night in the Northern Berkshires with...
Park Street Fair (Hi-Jinks...
Park St. was closed off to traffic Monday night for the...
Gather-In Festival 2015
The annual Gather-In, a celebration of Pittsfield's...
'Romeo & Juliet' @ Pittsfield...
Free performances of 'Romeo & Juliet' run through Aug. 2 at...
LaFesta Baseball 2015
The LaFesta Baseball Exchange marked its 25th anniversary...
Bulldogs Win Cal Ripken State...
The Lanesborough Bulldogs used a big base-running play to...
Spark @ Naumkeag
Berkshire Creative held its July Spark mixer at the...
LL: Pittsfield vs Longmeadow
The 10- and 11-year-old Pittsfield National Little League...
Pittsfield Polish Picnic
St. Joseph's Church in Pittsfield hosted the annual Polish...
Pittsfield Babe Ruth WMass...
The Pittsfield Babe Ruth 15-year-old All-Stars beat Holden...
Shire City Sessions July 2015
The inaugural Shire City Sessions drew a crowd to hear US...
3rd Thursday June 2015
Pittsfield's 3rd Thursday monthly street fair featured...
Adams Aggie Demo Derby 2015
Crash! Boom! Bang! The annual Aggie Fair demolition derby...
Blue Moon Rooftop Party
Partygoers danced under a blue moon atop Greylock Gardens...
2015 Adams Aggie Fair
The 41st annual Adams Agricultural Fair opens this weekend...
Blue Moon Rooftop Party
A sold-out crowd partied under a blue moon and atop...
Down Street Art and Polish...
Thursday was a big night in the Northern Berkshires with...
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