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New Mazzeo Announces Campaign For Pittsfield Mayor

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After a decade on the City Council, Melissa Mazzeo intends to run for mayor. In a prepared statement, she said she's focused on "addressing our growing crime rates and drug epidemic, auditing our city processes and rejecting the notion of doing things because that's how it has been done,... click for more

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New The Independent Investor: CBD Is a Real Market

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Cannabidiol is popping up all over the country. Local drug stores, supermarkets and health food shops, among other retailers, can't seem to get enough of this stuff on the shelves. Is this a fad, a fake, or does it have some real health benefits? click for more

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THC-Infused Chocolate Factory Eyed For Former AZP In...

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A Brooklyn chocolatier who previously was looking to build a cannabis-infused chocolate factor at the Berkshire Mall is now looking to purchase the former Arizona Pizza building on Cheshire Road. Lev Kelman, the owner of Brooklyn Dark, said on Wednesday that he's made an offer on the building at... click for more

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North Adams Finance Committee Begins Review of $44M...

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Mayor Thomas Bernard presented a draft fiscal 2020 spending plan of $44.3 million on Wednesday that he described as "maintenance budget." The total to be raised by taxation is $17,768,621, up $247,569 or 1.41 percent over this year. click for more

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Mass MoCA Celebrates 20 Years With Parties, Music and...

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Headlining the birthday bash on May 25 will be Annie Lennox and The Pretenders will make an appearance on July 26 for a benefit concert. The museum will also host a public block party that day and a week free admission earlier May for Berkshire County residents. click for more

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North County's First Pot Retailer Opens in Williamstown

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Although there was no line for Payne to jump, there was one customer on hand when the doors opened at 10 a.m. and a several more who trickled in during the first few minutes of operation. click for more

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Pittsfield Council Vote Down Tyer's Home Improvement...

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The City Council picked up Mayor Linda Tyer's latest new initiative to provide help for home improvement programs, tossed it in a toter, and rolled it to the curb. The council voted down "At Home in Pittsfield," a program that eyed using $250,000 in money from the General Electric Economic... click for more

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Lanesborough Police Union Takes Umbrage With Selectmen...

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The Police Association is demanding an apology from Selectmen Robert Ericson for a comment he made during last weeks board meeting. Ericson was advocating for a question related to the potential future of the police station be put to a secret ballot instead of a the traditional card raising held... click for more

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New Falk Backstops Mounties Past...

The Mount Greylock boys lacrosse team Thursday handed Wahconah its...

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New Wahconah Bounces Back from...

The Wahconah softball team Thursday beat Hoosac Valley.

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New Sheridan Leads Mount Greylock Baseball to...

Evan Sheridan hit an RBI single to left in the top of the eighth inning to help send the Mount Greylock baseball team to a 3-1 win over Mount Everett on Thursday. click for more

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New Hoosac Valley Baseball Tops Monument Mountain

Henry Sniezek and John Krol combined on a three-hitter as the Hoosac Valley baseball team Thursday earned a 6-1 win over Monument Mountain. click for more

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New Lesieur Throws No-Hitter for Mounties

The Mount Greylock softball team beat Lenox on Thursday in five innings. click for more

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New Lavinio Leads Pittsfield Boys Tennis Past...

The Pittsfield boys tennis team edged Belchertown on Thursday. click for more

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Pittsfield Council Backs Clapp...

The City Council agreed to cover the funding gap in the Clapp Park...

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Obituaries

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Marion Carey Alton, 92

Marion Carey Alton (September 8, 1926 - April 17, 2019) a long-time resident of Williamstown, MA, was...

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Theresa Gerry,54

  Theresa Ann “Terry” (McKeon) Gerry, 54 of Adams, MA died on Sunday, April 21, 2019...

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Rachel Vicari, 91

ADAMS, Mass. —   Mrs. Rachel L. (LaVersa) Vicari, 91, of Adams, died on Saturday, April...

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Ronny Jones, 54

ADAMS, Mass. — Mr. Ronny Allan Jones, 54, of Adams, died on Monday, April 15, 2019 at Berkshire...

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Theresa Pill, 93

PITTSFIELD, Mass. - Theresa Pill, 93, formerly of Pittsfield, died April 19, 2019. Born June 5, 1925...

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Henry J. Naventi Jr., 85

TYRINGHAM, Mass. — Henry J. "Jack" Naventi Jr., 85, of Lakeside Drive, Goose Pond,...

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Virginia Blondin Lewis, 87

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Virginia Belle (Harvey) Blondin Lewis, 87 of North Adams, MA, died on...

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Raymond W. Elling, 94

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Raymond W. Elling, 94, passed away peacefully on April 14, 2019,...

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Mary Theresa Scrivens, 95

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Mary T. Scrivens, 95, formerly of North Adams, MA, passed away Saturday,...

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Mary Frances Matranga, 91

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Mary Frances Matranga, 91, of North Adams, Mass., died Sunday April 14, 2019,...

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Steven Atwell, 55

ADAMS, Mass. — Mr. Steven C. Atwell, 55, of Adams, died Saturday morning, April 13, 2019, at his...

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Carol A. Rose, 82

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Carol A. Rose, 82, died peacefully at Mount Greylock Extended Care...

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First-Responders Deal With Multi-Vehicle...

The first occurred about 4 p.m. in front of the McDonald's restaurant...

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Seven Arrested In Multiple Drug Raids

Seven people were arrested during a series of drug raids on...

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THC-Infused Chocolate Factory...

A Brooklyn chocolatier who previously was looking to build a...

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North County's First Pot...

Although there was no line for Payne to jump, there was one...

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Biz Briefs: Two Local...

Two local organizations are honoring two women for their...

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The Independent Investor: CBD Is a Real Market

Cannabidiol is popping up all over the country. Local drug stores,...

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First-Responders Deal With Multi-Vehicle...

The first occurred about 4 p.m. in front of the McDonald's restaurant...

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New 'Dumbo' Left This Mom With Dry Eyes

In this remake of "Dumbo," thought, it was dry eyes all around. All I...

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CHP Plans Children's Attic Consignment Sale for...

Families are invited to The Children's Attic to stock up on clothes...

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SVHC Offers Free Paid Training for Licensed...

The training typically costs as much as $1,400. Those who enter...

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SVMC, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Partner to Provide...

This service uses live, two-way, secure video on large format,...

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Letter: Pittsfield's Pickleball Service a Fault

The fact that the city of Pittsfield is prepared to disburse $350,000...

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Letter: DA's Decision on Prevention Programs...

Sadly, District Attorney Harrington has made the recent decision to...

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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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Join us at BCC for Fall classes beginning on Sept. 4. Save on your education and achieve your dreams

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Center for EcoTechnology Honors Williamstown's...

On Monday, Earth Day, she was publicly recognized for her engagement...

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BCC Students To Be Inducted Into National Honor...

A reception will be held in the theater lobby immediately following...

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Berkshire Money Management Adviser Becomes...

Tomkiewicz also be able to help retirees take advantage of...

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New 'Teen Spirit': Youth, Not...

Still, my rooting was cautious, always respecting in fearsome awe the...

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Mass MoCA Celebrates 20 Years...

Headlining the birthday bash on May 25 will be Annie Lennox and The...

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Colombian-Belgian Choreographer Receives Jacobs...

With a career that spans over 15 years, Lopez Ochoa has created more than 90 works for more than 50 major dance companies around the world bridging different countries, genres and reputations with a fluency that is unmatched. Lopez Ochoa will accept the award as part of Jacobs Pillow Season... click for more

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'After': Of Good Girls and Bad Boys

You know the stereotype. He is the ubiquitously tattooed bad boy on the outside, yet capable of quoting from "Wuthering Heights" or "The Great Gatsby." But perhaps so could Hannibal Lecter. click for more

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Williamstown Author Pens Second Middle-Grade Novel

"Paulie Fink" tells the story of a seventh-grade girl named Caitlyn who unwillingly moves to a new home and new school in a small town in Vermont. click for more

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'Dumbo': A Relevant Elephant

Albeit etched with a caustic edge to grant it a realistic PG instead of a Pollyanna G, director Tim Burton makes sure his "Dumbo" remake contains all the elements necessary for the ethical considerations that have been an integral part of fairy tales ever since Oog first adorned the cave walls with... click for more

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Rodgers Takes Over as Head of Berkshire Museum

The Berkshire Museum is a place you can grow up in, according to Jeff Rodgers. Rodgers is the new executive director of the museum and started his new gig on Monday. He comes in the wake of a controversial period of the 116-year-old museum's history when museum officials sold off nearly two... click for more

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'Us': It Takes Two to Terrorize

Granted, the "scare me, scare me" crowd may be disappointed by the dearth of old-fashioned, unremitting shocks to body and soul. But if one gives serious thought to this feature-length affirmation of cartoon pundit Walt Kelly's theorem that we have met the enemy and he is "Us," it's probably the... click for more

DINING Q&A

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Tavern at The A

Tavern at The A Q&A 

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