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Suspected Pittsfield Arsonist Arraigned

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A man accused of setting fires in four places in September was arraigned in Berkshire Superior Court on Tuesday. Phillip Jordan is facing four counts of burning a dwelling house. He was ordered by Judge John Agostini to be held without bail. Jordan is being represented by Attorney Rinaldo Del... click for more

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The Independent Investor: Economic Prosperity in the...

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The stock market is once again approaching historical highs. Unemployment is at multi-year lows. Interest rates and inflation, if not at record lows, are close to it. The president claims we are enjoying the strongest economy in our nation's history. Is that true? click for more

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North Adams Properties in Real Estate Limbo

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But the city's attempts to divest itself of unwanted properties has not so far been terribly successful. Some smaller lots have been auctioned off or sold to abuttors, but the larger parcels seem to be in real estate limbo. click for more

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Adams Votes to Offer Town Administrator Post to Green

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The Selectmen on Wednesday voted to offer the position of town administrator to Jay Green, an attorney and former administrative officer for the city of North Adams. click for more

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Krens Railroad Museum Going for Main Street Impact

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The Redevelopment Authority on Tuesday approved the transformation of the former Sleepy's location in the L-shaped mall into the headquarters of Krens' Global Cultural Asset Management, a design firm specializing in museum and cultural infrastructure and management. click for more

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Tyer Pitches Program To Help Residents Make Home...

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Mayor Linda Tyer is looking to help residents who improve their homes. Tyer announced "At Home in Pittsfield," a program in which the city will provide zero-interest loans to residents for undertaking certain home improvement projects. The effort is one aimed to improve the again housing stock... click for more

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Wintry Mix Could Slicken Roads Overnight Into Morning

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The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from 7 p.m. Wednesday to 10 a.m. Thursday. The advisory predicts "mixed accumulation" - up to 2 inches of snow and up to one-tenth of an inch of ice. click for more

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North Adams City Council Delays Vote on Mohawk Theater

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Several councilors expressed concern that the council and city would lose control over aspects of the landmark theater based on the language in the request for proposals and that there were too many unanswered questions. click for more

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Drury, Felix Foil Mount...

The Drury girls basketball team Wednesday prevented Mount Greylock...

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Taconic Girls Win at...

Taea Bramer and Ciany Conyers Wednesday led the Taconic girls...

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Jackson Shoots Pittsfield Boys Past Wahconah

The Pittsfield boys basketball team Wednesday edged Wahconah. click for more

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Gittens, Taconic Close with 16th Straight Win

The Taconic boys basketball team beat Hoosac Valley on Wednesday. click for more

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Wahconah Icers Close with a Win at Mount Everett

The Wahconah hockey team edged Mount Everett on Wednesday night. click for more

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Mount Everett's Carpenter Scores 2,000th Point in...

Mount Everett senior Gwen Carpenter Tuesday became the second Berkshire County basketball player to score 2,000 career points. click for more

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New Mount Greylock School...

Mount Greylock Regional School's athletic director last week appeared...

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John M. Swift Sr., 77

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — John "Jack" Maynard Swift Sr., 77, passed away peacefully on...

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Geneeva LeSage,21

      Geneeva Lillian LeSage, 21, of North Adams died on Friday, February 15,...

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Rose M. Cimini, 105

After 105 years of laughter and kindness, Rose M. Cimini went to heaven on February 15, 2019. She...

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George Patterson Jr., 85

George Patterson Jr., 85 of Williamstown, MA died Tuesday February 19, 2019 at Williamstown...

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Peter F. Esposito, 88

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Peter Francis Esposito passed away peacefully early Wednesday morning,...

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Anne E. Farr, 85

LENOX, Mass. — Anne E. Farr, 85, of Lenox died Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at Lee Health Care...

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Muriel L. Edmonds, 78

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Muriel L. Edmonds entered into eternal rest on Sunday, February 10, 2019, at...

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Robert G. Smith, 45

PITTSFIELD, Mass. —  Robert G. Smith, 45, of Pittsfield, Mass., passed away February 10,...

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Paul Kastrinakis, 46

LEE, Mass. —  Paul John Kastrinakis, 46, originally of Lee, Mass., passed away on February 7,...

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Raymond F. Pieczarka, 84

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. —  It is with sadness that the family of Raymond F. Pieczarka of...

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William T. Fox, 86

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — William (Bill) Templeton Fox, 86, passed away peacefully on February 12,...

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Michael J. Kleiner, 47

ADAMS, Mass. —  Michael J. Kleiner, 47, of Adams died Friday evening, February 15, 2019, at...

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Suspected Pittsfield Arsonist Arraigned

A man accused of setting fires in four places in September was...

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Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation Of Spectrum Health...

A bomb threat forced the evacuation of Spectrum Health on Merrill...

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North Adams Firefighters Respond to Stove Fire

Firefighters responded to a stove fire at 133 Reed St. on Monday...

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New Pittsfield Grants Waiver For...

The Community Development Board granted a parking waiver to...

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Pittsfield Revamping Solar...

The ordinance breaks solar proposals into three sizes: small,...

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Krens Railroad Museum Going for...

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Suspected Pittsfield Arsonist Arraigned

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The Independent Investor: Economic Prosperity in...

The stock market is once again approaching historical highs....

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@theMarket: Markets Gain on Hope & a Prayer

Investors remain cautiously optimistic that the wall of worry that...

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Registered Nurse Welcomed as Bennington...

He joins as the group's community health team leader. In this role,...

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Adams Board of Health Wants Memorial Building...

The Board of Health want to make sure the Memorial Building meets all...

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SVMC Offers New Heart Health Screening

Cardiac Calcium Scoring uses a computed tomography (CT) scan and...

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Letter: Mass MoCA Needs to Address Children's Art

It is believed that both parties will have to make mutual concessions...

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New Partner Named at Balance Rock Investment...

Meczywor is part of a team that includes two financial advisers and...

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Packer Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award by...

She received the Douglas N. Cook Lifetime Achievement Award while...

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BFAIR Taps New Director of Marketing

Her experience spans over a decade from the automotive industry to...

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'Isn't It Romantic': It's to...

Admittedly, there is some witty, satirical commentary on the current...

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Berkshires Beat: CATA Artists...

The exhibit opens Feb. 27 and features paintings by CATA artists who...

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'The No-Collusion Oscar Picks 2019'

The phone rang, as it usually does whenever I'm sitting in the third-floor witch's hat of my haunted Victorian home in some gothic-like, small New England town with a dark past, anguishing over my Oscar picks. The voice at the other end sounded like Alec Baldwin at first. click for more

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Packer Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award by...

She received the Douglas N. Cook Lifetime Achievement Award while attending the 2019 STA Conference in Prague. The award honors STA members who have made and are still making significant contributions to the field of Shakespeare Theatre. click for more

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Public Arts Commission Offers to Broker Talks With...

At Monday's Public Arts Commission meeting, the commissioners and artist Christina King agreed to discussions to find an alternative site for something similar to the pillar art. click for more

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10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival Celebrates Eighth...

Organized by the City of Pittsfield's Office of Cultural Development and Barrington Stage Company, the festival features 62 events in 14 different venues, highlighting dozens of artists, actors, musicians, playwrights and performers. click for more

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Barrington Stage Celebrates 25th Season With Four...

The award-winning Barrington Stage Company marks its 25th anniversary season this year with four world premieres. click for more

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'They Shall Not Grow Old': When Johnny Comes...

"They Shall Not Grow Old," a haunting documentary commissioned by Britain's Imperial War Museum to commemorate the centennial of the conclusion of World War I is a brilliant homage, an artistic accomplishment and a must-see for film students, history buffs and cineastes alike. click for more

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