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Harrington Chats Vision With Local NAACP
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
04:40PM / Saturday, February 09, 2019

Helen Moon, director of special projects, outlined the vision for a juvenile diversion program that is currently being developed by the office. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — District Attorney Andrea Harrington doesn't see her job as simply tossing people into jail cells.    Instead, she is seeking to create a culture and environment where causes such as drug or mental health problems are addressed in the community so the crimes don't happen again.    "My vision, and it is a big vision, is for structural change and to reallocate resources from a system of prosecuting people, processing through the courts, and incarcerating people to a system that is more of

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Barrington Stage Celebrates 25th Season With Four Premieres
01:01PM / Saturday, February 09, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The award-winning Barrington Stage Company marks its 25th anniversary season this year with four world premieres: A new musical from BSC's Musical Theatre Lab, "Fall Springs" by Niko Tsakalakos and Peter Sinn Nachtrieb; "America v. 2.1: The Sad Demise & Eventual Extinction of The American Negro" by Stacey Rose; "American Underground" by Brent Askari; and Ragtag Theatre's "Hansel and Gretel," commissioned by BSC.    "For our 25th season we are celebrating some of the brilliant undiscovered playwrights whose work is on the pulse of what's happening in America today," said Artistic Director

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Superior Court Briefs: Feb 5 - Feb. 7
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05:03PM / Friday, February 08, 2019
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Monday, Feb. 5.   Christopher Letalien, 34, of North Adams pleaded guilty to a single count of possession of a Class B drug with intent to distribute, his second offense.   He was sentenced to two and a half years at the Berkshire County House of Correction with the last six months suspended for a probation period of two years.    Letalien sold Ritalin to a North Adams police officer on December 11, 2018 after accidentally texting the officer about the drugs.    Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Wednesday, Feb. 6.   Brian Jones, 23, of North Adams pleaded guilty to a single count of permitting bodily injury

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@theMarket: Markets Are China Dependent
By Bill Schmick,
04:23PM / Friday, February 08, 2019
Profit-taking is a natural and expected part of the stock market. That's why no one should be surprised that this week we are witnessing a period of consolidation. It is actually a good thing.   Given that most investors need a reason to explain any market declines, this week's announcement that President Trump is postponing his meeting with Xi, his Chinese counterpart, was both a surprise and a disappointment. It shouldn't be.   Over the last few months, I have tried to reduce investors' expectations of an easy, one-shot, Chinese break-through on the trade front. The postponement is actually a positive, in the sense that both sides are taking the negotiations

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Pittsfield Resident Tapped to Holyoke Soldiers' Home Board of Trustees
03:31PM / Friday, February 08, 2019

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Carmen M. Ostrander of Pittsfield has been appointed by Gov. Charlie Baker to serve on the Holyoke Soldiers' Home Board of Trustees.

State Sen. Adam G. Hinds forwarded Ostrander's name and resume to the governor's office for consideration after receiving an inquiry from his deputy chief secretary of boards and commissions last fall. The governor's office was seeking a qualified female Berkshire County resident, preferably with military experience, to consider for the appointment.

"Carmen has served our country and our region honorably for a long time," Hinds said. "She knows firsthand the health care challenges facing our veterans.

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Edgerton, Jackson Receive 'Black Excellence on the Hill' Award
03:20PM / Friday, February 08, 2019

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Two Pittsfield residents were honored with a 2019 "Black Excellence on the Hill" award during a State House ceremony on Monday, Feb. 4.

Ty Allan Jackson, local author, literacy advocate, publisher and motivational speaker, and Shirley Edgerton, founder and director of the Rites of Passage and Empowerment Program, director of Youth Alive and cultural proficiency coach for the Pittsfield Public Schools, were honored by the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus.

Jackson was nominated for this recognition by state Sen. Adam Hinds and Edgerton was nominated by state Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier

The MBLLC celebrates Black History month and the

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Pittsfield Cumberland Farms Slapped With Tobacco Violation
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
01:27PM / Friday, February 08, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — After two violations of its tobacco retail license, the managers from Cumberland Farms on First Street say tobacco products will not be sold at all unless the customer has identification.   The city is imposing a $350 fine on the convenience store but is holding the seven-day suspension in abeyance, meaning it will be enforced only if there is another violation.   Health Director Gina Armstrong said there was a violation in March 2017 and that in November 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ran a compliance check and found another violation. Lastly, the Tri-Town Health Department found a violation in January of this year.   Armstrong said the

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Financial Gifts for Valentines ... Of All Ages
12:10PM / Friday, February 08, 2019

Valentine's Day is fast approaching. This year, consider going beyond the flowers and chocolates and think about providing financial-related gifts to your loved ones of all generations.

Here are some gift possibilities to consider:

For your spouse or partner: Your income – both today and in the future – may be essential to the ability of your spouse or partner to maintain his or her lifestyle and even to enjoy a comfortable retirement. Consequently, you need to protect that income and be prepared to replace it. So, why not use Valentine's Day as an opportunity to review your disability and life insurance? Of course, you don't have to evaluate your insurance needs

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Feb. 8-14
12:04PM / Friday, February 08, 2019
Pittsfield's 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival begins on  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14! The 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival takes place Thursday, Feb. 14 - Sunday, Feb. 24 and features music, art, theater, dance, film and more. There is something for the entire family, from Barrington Stage's 10x10 New Play Festival and live jazz at The Whitney, to 10 Days of Play at the Berkshire Museum and a fireworks extravaganza on the Pittsfield Common.

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Pittsfield Officials Look to Ease Dog Complaints on Giovina Drive
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
02:19AM / Friday, February 08, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Sam and Dakota's reign of terror on Giovina Drive has come to an end.   The two, 10-pound or so Yorkshire terriers have been terrorizing the neighborhood for too long and the Animal Control Commission is now calling for it to end. The two dogs must now be leashed and attended at all times, and must be muzzled while off the property.    "If they do these things, there should be no more issues with the dogs," Animal Control Commissioner Earl Persip said on Wednesday when the issue was brought to a hearing.   Animal Control Officer Joseph Chague said there have been at least two incidents of the dogs chasing neighbors. The first

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Pittsfield FinCom Supports Pot Tax For Roads, Disagree on Details
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
01:04AM / Friday, February 08, 2019

Ward 4 Councilor Christopher Connell pushed the idea as a way to reduce the amount of money the city borrows every year to pave roadways.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — It may not be the marijuana tax. It may not be 50 percent. It may not even be a stabilization account.

But the City Council's Finance Committee agrees on developing a funding mechanism for road maintenance in the future.

The conversation came from a petition put forth by Councilors Christopher Connell and Melissa Mazzeo. The two pitched the idea of taking 50 percent of the local tax the city receives from marijuana sales and stashing it aside in a stabilization account specifically for road

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BHS Awarded Grant to Support Low-cost Spaying & Neutering
02:48PM / Thursday, February 07, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Humane Society has received a grant for $18,000 from the Massachusetts Animal Coalition's License Plate Program to continue providing low-cost spay/neuter services for cats and dogs in Berkshire County.    This grant, which was funded in the fall of 2018, made BHS's successful "100 Cats for Christmas" program possible. A portion of the grant has been awarded to Animal DREAMS for its feral and community cat spay/neuter efforts, and the remaining funds will support the Humane Society's Be Hip & SNIP Your Dog.   Be Hip & SNIP Your Dog serves dog owners who are Berkshire residents and are in financial need. The

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