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State Officials Issue Reminder About Intoxicate Driving...

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The first "4/20" day with open recreational marijuana dispensaries has prompted a warning from the state Cannabis Control Commission to relax, take it easy, man. April 20, 4/20, has become somewhat of a holiday among marijuana users and in states that legalized recreational use prior, rallies... click for more

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Ashland Street Initiative to Beautify Corridor From MCLA...

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The roadway doesn't have quite the same historical cachet as Eagle Street but it is an important connector between downtown North Adams and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. click for more

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Ashuwillticook Rail Trail Paving to Begin Next Year

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Amer Raza, a design engineer with MassDOT, told the commission last week that the repaving project is slated to begin in earnest next year. click for more

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Pittsfield Council Asked To Contribute More Toward Clapp...

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After bids came in too high twice, the City Council is being asked to up the city's contribution toward the renovation of Clapp Park. The city had received a $400,000 state grant to undertake a massive restoration of the West Housatonic Street park. That was matched by city funds for bathrooms,... click for more

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Cheshire Selectmen, Finance Committee Review FY 2020...

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The Finance Committee had no real requests for deductions and, if anything, advocated for increases and more future planning. click for more

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The Independent Investor: The Cost of Rebuilding God's...

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Sometimes a tragedy can bring people together. In the case of the devastating fire that swept Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral, the world wept. But even before the fire was completely extinguished, the business community was already making plans to rebuild the 850-year-old edifice. click for more

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Fall Foliage Parade Will Celebrate 'Wizard of Oz'

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The 64th annual parade, sponsored by 1Berkshire, will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the cinematic classic "The Wizard of Oz." click for more

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Burr & Burton Boys Lacrosse...

Egan Schmitt scored six goals Saturday to lead the Burr & Burton...

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Short-Handed Hoosac Valley...

Alie Mendel scored nine goals Friday to lead the Hoosac Valley girls...

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Lee Pitches Wahconah Past Mohawk Trail

The Wahconah baseball team Friday shut out Mohawk. click for more

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Rondeau Delivers Walkoff RBI for McCann Tech

Caleb Rondeau lined a two-out single to right to drive in Keeghan Vidal and give the McCann Tech baseball team a 3-2, walkoff win over Sci-Tech on Friday. click for more

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Wahconah Girls Rally Past West Springfield

Jilly Cote scored five goals Friday to lead the Wahconah girls lacrosse team to a 12-10 win over West Springfield. click for more

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Cracolici RBI Lifts Pittsfield in Extra Innings

The Pittsfield baseball team won twice on Friday afternoon. click for more

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Pittsfield Council Asked To...

After bids came in too high twice, the City Council is being asked to...

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Obituaries

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Theresa Pill, 93

Theresa Pill, 93 formerly of Pittsfield, died April 19, 2019. Born June 5, 1925 in New York City, she...

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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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Mildred M. Bresett, 77

ADAMS, Mass. — Mildred M (Petronick) Bresett, 77, passed away April 8, 2019 at JFK Medical...

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Jane Marie Cook, 89

CLARKSBURG, Mass. - Jane Marie (Belanger) Cook, 89 (just short of her 90th birthday) of Clarksburg,...

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Ronald Perras Sr.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Ronald Ernest Perras Sr., 88, of North Adams, MA, died on April 10,...

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Janet Wheeler, 83

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Janet Roberta Wheeler, 83, longtime resident of the historic Blackinton...

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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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Pownal Man Arrested in Wastewater Facility...

The release did not state what may have caused the altercation or the...

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Restaurateur Switches Up Career...

The longtime owner of Desperados decided he wanted to get out of...

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B&B Micro Manufacturing Plans...

The Board of Selectmen on Wednesday approved a seven-year...

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MCLA Picks Winners of Third...

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts students Nicholas...

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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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@theMarket: Investors Reach for New Highs

Over the last month, as readers are aware, I have repeatedly...

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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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BCC Suspends Nursing Program For One Year

The decision is another blow — hopefully a short-term one — to...

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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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Berkshire Money Management Adviser Becomes...

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

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Six Williams College Seniors Win Fellowships to...

The five seniors awarded the Herchel Smith Fellowship are Roxanne...

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Colombian-Belgian Choreographer Receives Jacob’s...

With a career that spans over 15 years, Lopez Ochoa has created more...

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'After': Of Good Girls and...

You know the stereotype. He is the ubiquitously tattooed bad boy on...

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Williamstown Author Pens...

"Paulie Fink" tells the story of a seventh-grade girl named Caitlyn...

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Colombian-Belgian Choreographer Receives Jacob’s...

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 Jacob’s Pillow Season... 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

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Downtown Pittsfield Inc. to Present Blue Art Show...

An opening reception for Blue Art Show will be held on Friday, April 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. during First Fridays Artswalk, and the show will remain on view through April 26. click for more

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: March 29-April 4

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts will host a FREE event with a panel of local artists who will speak about their experiences as artists in the Berkshires and beyond. They'll answer questions about navigating the arts scene, networking in the artist community, marketing, how to prepare for an... click for more

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Tavern at The A

Tavern at The A Q&A 

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Flavours Q&A

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