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Aggie Fair Crowns 2015 Prince & Princess.
The prince and princess were chosen by a panel of judges after answering questions about why they wanted the titles.

SteepleCats Win Regular Season Finale
The playoff-bound North Adams SteepleCats wrapped up third place in their division on Saturday night.

Lanesborough 11U Bulldogs Fall in Regional Opener
The Lanesborough Bulldogs dropped a 19-6 decision on Saturday.

First Responders Receive Tactical Training at Drury High School
Although the specific drills on Saturday dealt with a shooter on scene, Barry said the skills taught could be applied in a number of situations.

Our Neighbors: The Teacher
As a teacher, Miss Haskins was of the "old school" variety, with a firm belief in the three Rs and the value of corporal punishment.

Arrest Warrant Issued For Fatal Tyler Street Shooting
Friday's shooting has been confirmed as a fatal with the death of 18-year-old Keenan S. Pellot Jr.

Fall Foliage Festival Calling on All Grand Marshals
"Our special 60th anniversary parade will reflect on the past and allow us to showcase the evolution of the festival." — Danielle Thomas

Berkshire Force 14s Open World Series With Two Wins
The Berkshire Force softball team defeated two Florida teams on Friday at the Babe Ruth 14-and-under World Series.

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.

The Independent Investor: Supermarkets Evolve to Survive
Supermarkets are adding other products and services where profits are far higher than that box of mac and cheese on sale every other week.

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.

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