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Pittsfield Lights Up Christmas Tree

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The city welcomed the Christmas season Friday with its annual tree lighting. The 35-foot tall tree in Park Square was lit by the Rapkowicz family, who donated the Colorado blue spruce to the city. Timothy and Susan Rapkowicz had planted it when they first bought their Euclid Street home. click for more

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Marino Receives McCann Superintendent's Award

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Principal Justin Kratz said the business tech senior from North Adams has a 4.27 grade-point average and is president of the school's Business Professionals of America chapter. click for more

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Pignatelli Honored As 'River Hero'

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Pignatelli and Gobi were responsible for the passage of a $2.4 billion Environmental Bond Bill, signed by Gov. Baker in July, which allocated $55 million in funds for river and wetland restoration programs across the commonwealth. In Pignatelli's own Fourth Berkshire District, he allocated $400,000... click for more

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The Independent Investor: Will Our Country's Military...

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The Pentagon's National Defense Strategy was issued in January. Like all of their tomes before, it is heavy reading and fairly boring but this time around things were different. The United States Institute of Peace, a federal institution, issued a 98-page report rebutting some of the assumptions... click for more

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State Crafting Plan For Unique Issues of Rural Towns

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Rural towns have their own challenges. And now the state is taking a closer look at this issues. In 2015, the state Legislature created the Rural Policy Advisory Commission and this year the group has been on a listening tour to dig into those issues. On Thursday, the tour was in Berkshire... click for more

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Cheshire Power Outage Caused by Dump Truck Hitting Wires

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Crane said the operator initially raised the truck to dump the material and as he pulled forward to empty the last bit from the truck, he hit the high-tension wire. click for more

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South County's Becker Pond Dam Makes Priority Project...

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The Baker-Polito administration made the designation on Thursday for Schenob Brook/Becker Pond Dam Removal Project along with 11 other river and wetland restoration projects across the commonwealth. click for more

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Sports

New McCann Tech Bowler, Pittsfield...

Pittsfield's Szofia Lewis and McCann Tech's Brandon Vallone are the...

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New Hoop Club Holiday Classic...

The Pittsfield Hoop Club Hall of Fame will host its Holiday Classic...

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Drury, Wahconah Skate to 3-3 Tie in Opener

The Drury and Wahconah hockey teams opened the 2018-19 season on Saturday night in North Adams. click for more

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Taconic Wrestlers Second at Season-Opening...

The Taconic wrestling team Saturday was edged by Natick for the team title at the season-opening tournament in Athol. click for more

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McGuire Leads Drury in Season-Opening Win

The Drury boys basketball team Saturday defeated Hopkins Academy. click for more

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Taconic Boys Struggle Early, Fall to Putnam

The Taconic boys basketball team Saturday lost to Putnam at Curry Hicks Cage. click for more

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Dalton Senior Center Cuts...

The senior center has made it a bit easier for people to be healthy...

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Obituaries

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Raymond F. Guyette, 88

CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Raymond Francis Guyette, 88, of Clarksburg, Mass., died Friday, December 7,...

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Martin T. Brown, 76

LEE, Mass. — Martin T. Brown, 76, passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at his home, with...

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Donald E. Phinney, 91

SAVOY, Mass. — Mr. Donald Edward Phinney of Savoy died December 1, 2018, at home after a long...

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David A Cooke, 78

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — David A Cooke, 78, of Pittsfield, Mass., passed away December 3, 2018, at...

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Carmelo A. Maffuccio, 87

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Carmelo Anthony Maffuccio, 87, of 35 South Carolina Avenue, Pittsfield,...

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Rev. Thomas B. Begley, 84

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Rev. Thomas Brendan Begley, 84, died Sunday, December 2, 2018, at...

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Steven M. Phelps, 59

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Steven Michael Phelps, 59, of Pittsfield, Mass., died on Saturday, December...

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Maria DiNicola, 85

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Maria (Rachiele) DiNicola, 85, of 55 Glenn Drive and formerly of 19...

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Kathryn A. Hayes, 78

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Kathryn Ann (Kelly) Hayes, 78, died peacefully at her home in Dawsonville,...

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Dining

Renovated Olympic Pizza Reopens...

Owner Stella Giannaris has reopened the eatery with a new look...

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Chapter Two Books Opens in...

Chapter Two Books, operated by Friends of the David and Joyce...

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Berkshire Palate Opens in...

Many of the dishes on the Berkshire Palate menu can be found on...

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The Independent Investor: Will Our Country's...

The Pentagon's National Defense Strategy was issued in January. Like...

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@theMarket: Markets Hope for Trade Breakthrough

Unfortunately, Wall Street and the media have created another binary...

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SVMC Receives Grant for Prevention of Increased...

The Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)...

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Letter: FCC Rule Endangers Existence of PCTV

The FCC, with help from cable company lobbyists, has proposed new...

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Letter: Thanks Someone For Quitting Smoking This...

Tobacco is the number one cause of preventable death and disease in...

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BArT Seniors Receive John and Abigail Adams...

Recipients of these scholarships, upon acceptance, are entitled to...

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Williams Senior Named Mitchell Scholar

Sponsored by the U.S.-Ireland Alliance, this nationally competitive...

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Southwestern Vermont Health Care Welcomes New...

Dr. Qamar specializes in comprehensive treatment of the digestive...

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Common Folk Open Up Pop-Up...

Common Folk co-founder and creative director Jessica Sweeney said the...

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Drury High Hosting Folk...

Students in the high school's performing arts management program will...

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Barrington Stage Board of Trustees Welcomes New...

Seltzer graduated from Harvard College in 1965 magna cum laude and then obtained a JD degree from Columbia Law School, where he was a Stone scholar. He spent all of his professional career at the New York City law firm of Kaye Scholer, chairing its real estate litigation group and also practicing... click for more

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Shakespeare & Company Founder Krausnick Dies at...

Krausnick was a founding member and the director of actor training at Shakespeare & Company, a leading performance, training and education center located in Lenox, Mass. click for more

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Berkshire Museum Trustees Vote to End Art Sales,...

Berkshire Museum officials have voted to suspend further sales of the museum's art collection and to begin repairs on the century old building. click for more

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'Bohemian Rhapsody': Fate, Free-Will and Rock 'n'...

All this self-indulgent perspective noted, I thank director Bryan Singer for jogging these memories into high-relief via his superb biographical film, "Bohemian Rhapsody," which astutely and soulfully details the birth of the group Queen and the star trajectory of its lead singer, Freddie Mercury. click for more

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Berkshire Museum Announces Key Hires

"We are making thoughtful additions to a strong staff as the Berkshire Museum moves into the future with a renewed commitment to our community and our mission," said Elizabeth McGraw, president of the museum's Board of Trustees. "Local students and educators are seeking more from the museum, and we... click for more

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Fall Festival Of Shakespeare Celebrates 30 Years

Beginning on Nov. 15, the four-day festival marks the culmination of the nine-week program that places Shakespeare & Company Education Artists in 10 high schools across Berkshire and Columbia counties. During the program, students explore creative thinking, teamwork and Shakespeare as they create a... click for more

DINING Q&A

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Tavern at The A Q&A

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