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Berkshire County Kids' Place Gala Celebrates Courage

The path on Friday night was a yellow brick road to "A Night in the Emerald City," the theme for these year's fundraising gala for the nonprofit that was held at Country Club of Pittsfield. Phelps donned a purple witch's hat to welcome guests to the event that also included recognition of several individuals for their work for Kids' Place.

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North Adams Police Arrest Suspect in Armed Robberies

Police have arrested a suspect in two armed robberies that occurred overnight Saturday and Sunday. The first robbery occurred about 9 p.m. on Saturday when Dave's Package Store and the second at Dunkin' Donuts about 4:40 a.m. on Sunday.

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North Adams Man Killed, 2 Injured in Route 8 Crash

A North Adams man was killed early Sunday morning in collision involving three vehicles on Route 8 near Farnam's Road.

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Noted 'Edu-Tainer' Brings Message of Tolerance to Mount Greylock Educators

Educators who gathered this month at Mount Greylock Regional School were reminded that those bags are just part of the baggage.

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@theMarket: Markets Await a Brexit Vote

But don't underestimate Trump's penchant to create chaos. Just look at this week's disaster on the Turkish-Syrian border. Of course, voting in a Vietnam draft dodger as our commander-in-chief was beyond me in the first place, but what do I know?

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Adams Selectmen Hear From Ale House Owner

The building on East Hoosac Street has sat unused since then. Girard has it listed it on several sources and is still hopeful he can find a taker. The idle liquor license he still holds, however, has become an issue for the town.

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The Independent Investor: Was There Really a Trade Deal?

Many on Wall Street believe that the entire announcement was little better than a public relations stunt to woo Trump's farming base of voters back into the fold.

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Northern Berkshire Coalition Forum Envisions 'Inclusive Development'

Instead of focusing on what people were afraid of with new challenges of community investment, participants in the October forum were asked to instead look at what "inclusive development" they would like to see.

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Controversial Williamstown Sporting Goods Store Proposal Withdrawn

The Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday avoided a decision on the most controversial issue it has faced this year.

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Pittsfield Superintendent Seeking New Opportunities

After McCandless' evaluation by the School Committee on Wednesday, he confirmed that he is a finalist for the superintendent's position of the Silver Lake Regional School District in Kingston, just north of Plymouth.

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North Adams' Helme Named Woman of Achievement

The city's director of tourism has been named the 2019-20 Woman of Achievement by the Northern Berkshire Business and Professional Women's Club.

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Adams' Berkshire Mill Damaged by Falling Tree

Several upper windows on the west side of the building facing Hoosac Street were shattered. Police responded to close off the area and a Department of Public Works crew was cleaning up the debris. No word of any injuries.

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Bay State Winter Games Return to Berkshires in January

The Winter Games expects to attract hundreds of athletes and families to the Berkshire region to compete in sports like figure skating and masters ice hockey.

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Authorities Release Details of Alleged Assault at Simon's Rock

The victim, an unidentified student of color, has said they were assaulted on a trail on the college campus and dragged into the nearby woods. This allegedly occurred on Friday, Sept. 27, and the campus safety office was alerted at 2 p.m. that day. The student was taken by ambulance to Berkshire Medical Center, treated for minor injuries and released.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Oct. 18-24

The 15th annual Pittsfield CityJazz Festival continues through Sunday, Oct. 20. The Dayramir Gonzalez Quartet will perform at Berkshire Museum on Friday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be preceded by a wine bar that opens at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m., The Colonial Theatre will host legendary vocalist Stephanie Nakasian and her daughter, Veronica Swift, in a rare pairing. The Berkshires Jazz Youth Ensemble will open.

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Pittsfield Man Charged with Setting A-Mart Convenience Store Blaze

Images on social media showed heavy smoke billowing up from North Street and heavy flames within the building.

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Pittsfield Students Receive Superintendent Award

Superintendent Jason McCandless began Wednesday's School Committee with a presentation honoring two of the highest achieving students in the school system.

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Cheshire Highway Foreman Advocates for New Grader

He has asked the board to propose at town meeting buying a grader as opposed to continuing to rent one as they currently do. He has other ideas as well.

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Pittsfield Airport to Serve as Hub For Disaster Preparedness

Central Berkshire received $25,000 while the Northern and Southern Berkshire committees each were awarded $23,000 from the highly competitive grant program.

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Rain, Wind Heading for New England

The beautiful and downright balmy weather over the Berkshires will change in a big way mid-week as a "bomb" cyclone hits along the Northeast seaboard.

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Pittsfield Mayoral Candidates Debate Education Issues

Mayoral candidates Linda Tyer and Melissa Mazzeo sparred over education during a debate hosted by the Pittsfield Educational Administrators Association and United Educators of Pittsfield on Tuesday night.

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North Adams Library Trustees to Look at New Policies

The trustees addressed an American Library Association memo in response to filming in the library and agreed to hold off on penning a policy until next month.

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Cheshire Welcomes New School Superintendent Aaron Dean

There has been frequent turnover in the position lately. Dean is the third person to hold the top education post in as many years but says he's in for the long haul.

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Hundreds Hike Mount Greylock During The Ramble

ProAdams reports that near 1,200 people registered at the summit of Mount Greylock with more making there way to the top as the day went on.

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Registration Deadline, Absentee Ballots for Municipal Elections

Absentee ballots also are available for the North Adams and Pittsfield elections in the offices of the city clerks in both cities. Deadline for all absentee ballots to be submitted is Tuesday, Nov. 4, by noon.

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