Tyringham, Mount Washington Flags Added To Great Hall

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Top, 30 Tyringham residents attended their flag presentation. Left, Mount Washington's flag. Both will hang in the Great Hall of Flags.
BOSTON — Two of the Berkshires' smaller communities will have their flags waving in the State House's Great Hall of Flags.

Flags for Tyringham and Mount Washington were presented on July 18 at the State House by Sen. Benjamin B. Downing, D-Pittsfield, Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli, D-Lenox, and the towns' officials.

Tyringham Town Administrator Molly Curtin Schaeffer and Selectman Alan Wilcox were among the presenters of Tyringham's flag to Bureau of State Office Buildings Superintendent John Billera. The flag design was voted on by town residents, 30 of whom came to Boston for the presentation ceremony.

Once properly cataloged by state officials the flags will be added to the impressive display of community flags in the Great Hall of Flags, which is open to State House visitors. The Great Hall of Flags serves as the largest function room in the State House. In 1992, the agency that manages state office space, the BSB, began collecting official flags from the 351 commonwealth communities and hanging them throughout the Great Hall in order to improve the acoustics of the room. 

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Post 68 Juniors Shut Out North Adams

By Leland BarnesiBerkshires.com Sports
PITTSFIELD , Mass — A monster fifth inning led the Post 68 Juniors to a 4-0 win against North Adams Post 125 in American Legion baseball action on Saturday at Buddy Pellerin Field.
Late in the game for Post 68, a rally started which led to their ultimate victory.
A combination of hits from Derek Roy, David Wildgoose and, Ethan O’Donnell resulted in two of Post 68’s runs scored.
On the bump, Gavin and Ethan O’Donnell combined for seven strikeouts.
“Today was a hot one,” Ethan said, “Had to work consistently and get flyouts and groundouts.”
And the pair combined to allow just three total hits.
In the shutout Post 68’s defense was on point the entire game, only allowing two errors on missed throws to first base.
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