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Brien Center Honors Two at Annual UNICO Dinner

Sutton led an itinerant childhood under the thumb of his alcoholic, abusive biological father. After shuttling between Massachusetts and the state of Florida, he was barely able to make it to the 11th grade before quitting in the first week.

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PopCares Cancer Charity Has Helped Nearly 900 People

On Saturday, that generosity was on full display as some 600 or so attended the annual chicken dinner fundraiser held for the third year at Greylock Works and catered by David Nicholas of Bounti-Fare.

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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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Berkshire Sheriff's Special Olympics Humvee Push Comes to North Adams

Gaylord is the Western Massachusetts Special Olympics representative along with John Bassi, an investigator with the Pittsfield Police Department. He was quick to spread the credit around to others and point out it takes the whole county to organize these events.

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North Adams SteepleCats Kick Off 17th Season With Fundraiser

A move to somewhat reinvent the New England Collegiate Baseball League team last year is being modified based on fan feedback. Matt Torra, who came in as general manager last spring, has taken the lead in rebuilding the board of directors and reformulating the team's brand.

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Polar Plunge Raises $25K For Special Olympics

The Polar Plunge put on by the local branch of Law Enforcement Torch Run drew a crowd to Bousquet to jump into a pool of ice cold water in the rain. Organizers of the annual event had hoped to raise $15,000 but instead hit the $25,000 mark.

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Potluck Supper to Support Williamstown Farm After February Fire

Family and friends of Peter Phelps, owner of the South Williamstown farm, will hold a potluck supper and fundraiser for Sweet Brook at First Congregational Church from 6 to 9 p.m.

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Second Wine Tasting Scheduled to Support Pittsfield Educators

Seven school teachers were able to hone their craft over the summer in ways they previously wouldn't have been able to. One took courses on how to better teach children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, another to bolster literacy, another to work deeper with curriculum, another learned to speak Spanish to communicate better. The seven teachers were all given grants to attend conferences or classes by the Pittsfield Education Foundation.

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Cop on Top Raises $45K For Special Olympics

The ninth annual Cop on Top event raised $45,000 for the Special Olympics. For two days local law enforcement officers camped out at the roof of Wal-mart while in the parking there were a number of raffles, sales, and giveaways to help raise money. The officers fell a bit should of their goal of $55,000 but nonetheless, are calling it a success.

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Cop On Top Returns to Pittsfield On Dec. 1

Cop on Top will return to Walmart on Dec. 1. In a fundraiser for the Special Olympics, law enforcement officers from throughout the county will be camp out on the roof Wal-mart. The officers will stay there until the goal of $55,000 is reached.

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Clarksburg Board-Gaming Event to Benefit Soldier On

The second annual "Soldiers, Dice, & Dragon" event hopes to match or succeed last year's benefit for homeless veterans that netted $2,500.

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Victorian Tea Held in Honor of Susan B. Anthony

A Victorian tea party fundraiser to benefit the Adams Suffrage Centennial Celebration Committee drew more than 60 people to support efforts to celebrate voting rights activist and native daughter Susan B. Anthony.

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Berkshire County Kids Place Marks 25 Years at Annual Gala

The gala brings in thousands of dollars for Kids Place each year. Friday's event, the "Diamonds and Ice 25th Anniversary Gala," drew hundreds of attendees and donations for a silent auction ranging from lunch with local officials to airfare and Cape Cod vacations.

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Fire-Damaged Adams Farm Looks Forward as Help Pours In

But in the last several weeks the farming community has rallied around Broadlawn Farm with help coming from the youngest 4-Hers to a former governor.

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Williamstown Officials Confront Issues Related to Off-Campus Parties

In response to reports by a local resident about past issues related to the event, board members Jane Patton and Andrew Hogeland voted against authorizing the closure.

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Pignatelli Reconnects With 'Family' Before Entering 9th Term

William "Smitty" Pignatelli's daughter Anah may have omitted something from their conversation Wednesday night.

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Berkshire YMCA Seeks Nominations for 'Changing Lives After 55' Awards

Berkshire Family YMCA's inaugural Changing Lives After 55 awards will celebrate and recognize community members over the age of 55 who have made significant contributions and achievements in Berkshire County.

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North Adams Police Bike Auction Raises Funds for Events

The department auctioned off nearly 100 items, mostly bicycles, at the Armory for prices that rarely bumped past $5.

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MS Foundation Gala Hears Inspiration, Presents First McGraw Award

MS Support Foundation was established more than a decade ago to help people like Mazzeo in the tri-state region who are meeting the challenges of living with the disease. On Saturday, the nonprofit celebrated with its 10th annual gala fundraiser, "Hope Springs Eternal," at the Country Club of Pittsfield. Last year's gala raised more than $8,000.

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Clarksburg, Williamstown Women Run Marathon to Benefit First-Responders

This month, Lincoln has a chance to "pay it forward," along with Armbrust as they team up to compete in the 122nd Boston Marathon as part of the Massachusetts General Hospital Emergency Response Marathon Team.

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