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New Williams Inn Opens on Spring Street

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The $32 million, 64-room hotel at the bottom of Spring and Latham streets replaces the 100-room original hotel at Field Park that closed on July 31. The older inn, purchased by Williams College in 2014, was considered outdated and energy inefficient for an institution that's committed itself to... click for more

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Youth Works Participants Honored in Pittsfield

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The program is intended to provide coaching and mentorship to help young people take the first step in their careers. It has been ongoing in Pittsfield for 15 years, and for the last six Guardian Life Insurance has contributed. click for more

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Adams-Cheshire Committee Interviews Superintendent...

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The full committee on Thursday interviewed superintendent candidates Aaron Dean, principal of Pittsfield's Crosby Elementary School, and Beth Choquette, principal of Northampton's Bridge Street School. Both have previously worked for Adams-Cheshire. click for more

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Mazzeo Presses Tyer On Capital Projects Never Completed

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The cracked and worn steps to City Hall stood between two mayoral candidates Tuesday night. Councilor At Large and mayoral candidate Melissa Mazzeo and Mayor Linda Tyer sparred during the City Council meeting over the lack of repairs to those steps. In 2015, a storm led to significant flooding... click for more

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OLLI Forum Delves Into Issue of Ageism

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At one point, Ashton Applewhite's biggest fear was that she'd end up "drooling in an institution" when she got old. She was worried about memory loss. She didn't want to live a depressed life. Getting old was not something she wanted to even think about. But something changed when she embarked... click for more

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BCC Hosts Pittsfield Ward, Mayoral Debates for...

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Berkshire Community College is hosting the Pittsfield's Ward 5 and Ward 6 debates on Monday, Aug. 19, at 6 p.m. in the Koussevitzky Arts Center, Room K-111, at its main campus, 1350 West St. click for more

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Pittsfield Council Continues Discussion On Downtown...

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For the third time in four months, the City Council said it wants to have a full conversation about downtown parking. But it still hasn't determined how to do that - whether that means hiring a consultant or doing it internally. On Tuesday, the council agreed to have the city solicitor craft an... click for more

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New Owners of Chick's in Adams Plan Reopening

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The Selectmen's License Subcommittee reviewed an all-alcohol license transfer for the bar on Wednesday that would allow the new owners of 128 Colombia St. to re-establish the pub. click for more

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New Season Brings New Rule...

Up until the 2019 season, Massachusetts was one of a handful of...

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Berkshire County Football...

The Berkshire County Football Officials Association will hold a class...

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County Lacrosse Officials Pass Out Season-Ending...

The Berkshire County Lacrosse Officials Association this spring recognized Wahconah's Dart Jaggi and Lee's Homer Winston as co-recipients of the association's Sportsmanship Award for 2019. click for more

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Mount Greylock Leads All-County Lacrosse...

Mount Greylock and Wahconah dominated the Berkshire County boys lacrosse all-county selections announced by the league’s coaches this week with six and five first-team selections, respectively. click for more

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Womble Two-Hitter Lifts Taconic to State Title

The Taconic baseball team Saturday earned its second state championship in three years. click for more

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Hills Tops Valley in Western Mass Senior Bowl

The senior all-stars from Berkshire County played big roles in their tram’s Win on Friday night click for more

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Williamstown's Kuster...

Williamstown's Cole Kuster qualified for the 2020 Olympic Trials for...

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Drury's Tim Brazeau puts back an offensive rebound in Tuesday's final...
Dion Brown connects from the foul line for Monument Mountain in...
Drury High's Scott Mcguire Jr. drives the lane on his way to a...

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Obituaries

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Stephen A. Trudel, 69

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. —  Mr. Stephen Allard Trudel of Florence, Mass., passed on into the Realm...

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Rebecca A. Jones, 57

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Rebecca Ann Carnow Jones, 57, of Maple Avenue in Great Barrington passed...

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Louis N. Zink, 80

LENOX, Mass. — Louis N. Zink, 80, of Lenox passed away Friday, August 16, 2019, at Berkshire...

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Lillian J. Blazejewski, 92

ADAMS, Mass. - Mrs. Lillian J. (Kolis) Blazejewski, 92, of Adams died Saturday morning, August 17, 2019,...

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Joyce M. McGrath, 88

CHESHIRE, Mass. - Mrs. Joyce (Morgan) McGrath, 88, of Ormond Beach, Florida, died Friday, August 9,...

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Dorothy V. Waterman, 90

CHESHIRE, M Mrs. Dorothy V. (Sommer) Lahey Waterman, 90, of Cheshire, died Thursday afternoon, August...

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Lawrence Arnold,70

STAMFORD, Vt. — Lawrence Joseph Arnold, 70, of Stamford, Vt., died on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at...

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Jack B. Nogueira, 69

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - Jack B. Nogueira, 69, of Williamstown died Sunday, August 11, 2019, at the Brigham...

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Ruth Witherell, 82

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Ruth (Scace) Witherell, 82 of Pittsfield, Mass., and formerly of Williamstown...

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Frederick 'Pop' Costello, 82

LEE, Mass. — Frederick James "Pop" Costello, 82, of Bonita Springs, Fla., died on July...

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Mary R. Belland, 100

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mary Regina Belland, 100 years of age, of Livingston Avenue, Pittsfield, and...

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Lawrence R. Scoco, 90

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Lawrence "Laurie" R. Scoco, 90, died peacefully in his Pittsfield...

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Woman Killed in Two-Car Crash in Richmond

A two-car crash on Route 41 at Dublin Road at about 5:30 on Wednesday...

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Lee Woman Seriously Injured in Stockbridge Road...

Police say a pot-impaired teenager seriously injured a young Lee...

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North Adams Police Investigating Feces Vandalism

According to Facebook posts made by friends and neighbors of the...

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New Williams Inn Opens on...

The $32 million, 64-room hotel at the bottom of Spring and...

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Youth Works Participants...

The program is intended to provide coaching and mentorship to...

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Biz Briefs: Jacob's Pillow...

The property, nestled on a hilltop overlooking 73 acres,...

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Woman Killed in Two-Car Crash in Richmond

A two-car crash on Route 41 at Dublin Road at about 5:30 on Wednesday...

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The Independent Investor: Will We race to the...

Financial markets are in turmoil. President Trump's trade war is...

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SVMC Welcomes New Doctor to SVMC General Surgery

Dr. Diaz joins doctors Simon Drew, Graham Moore and Charles Salem....

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Berkshire County Arc Announces New Senior...

She will oversee the three employment managers, as well as her own...

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BHS, Berkshire Orthopaedics Further Expand Care

Doctors Christina G. Kane and Ashley R. Miller have joined Berkshire...

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Letter: Supermarket Package License Would Affect...

I support a new business opening in Adams and believe that it would...

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Letter: Melissa Mazzeo for Mayor

She is an educated, intelligent woman, who researches issues before...

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Ioka Valley Farm

Uncle Don's Barnyard 6/22-8/31 Friendly Farm Animals to Pet & Feed + Many Fun Activities & Toys

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Whitney's Farm Market

Everything you need to enjoy life in your own backyard. Large selection, Great Prices.

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Healthy & Delicious Food

Fresh Food at Wild Oats Market. Local meats & cheeses. Organic veggies & fruits. Also, in-store cafe

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Pittsfield Native Returns Home to Join Smith,...

Specializing in tax, he offers clients extensive experience and...

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SVMC Welcomes New Doctor to SVMC General Surgery

Dr. Diaz joins doctors Simon Drew, Graham Moore and Charles Salem....

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Berkshire County Arc Announces New Senior...

She will oversee the three employment managers, as well as her own...

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A & E

New Review: 'Fall Springs' is a...

"Fall Springs" is best described as a serious farce – with the themes...

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A Profusion of Music at...

During this penultimate week of the Tanglewood Festival's classical...

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Bring Your Light Sabers: Star Wars Returns, Plus...

John Williams' music is a familiar sound in the Berkshires, and this season is no different. In addition, a legendary choreographer's company at the Pillow plus folkie Chris Smither at the Guthrie Center add up to a lively week. click for more

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'Guardians' Sculptures Being Removed from Natural...

This art installation, although originally intended for the Ashuwillticook Trail, was placed at the Natural Bridge State Park here in North Adams where it has remained for the past 15 years. click for more

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North Adams' Belltower Records to Host Summer Jam...

It is easy to lose a few hours on the third floor of the Norad Mill digging through the overflowing record crates at the independent music store. click for more

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'The Farewell': And a Fond One at That

Personally affecting, "The Farewell" is a little movie with a big heart. And, because it's PG and suggested for the whole family, this is a perfect opportunity to make sure that spoiled little grandchild in your clan doesn't become the only freshman at Princeton who hasn't seen a subtitled movie. click for more

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Tanglewood, Sevenars Showcase Great Music

Tanglewood this week will be very rewarding and diverse, with spectacular musical riches across the centuries, representing the progressive continuum of styles: music that’s both time-honored and new, and everything in-between. click for more

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Eclectic Headliners: Savion Glover, Lou Reed...

The week for eclectic music lovers includes both Tanglewood’s important Festival of Contemporary Music and the tap icon Savion Glover, with a Laurie Anderson presentation at Mass MoCa to boot. click for more

DINING Q&A

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Dining Q&A

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Flavours Q&A 

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Tavern at The A Q&A

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