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Baker, Polito Sign Compacts With 17 South County Towns
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
06:44PM / Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Lenox Board of Selectman Ed Lane signs the compact with Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito. GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — It started with the six Southern Berkshire school districts.    School officials were looking at the cost of operating each district while noticing student population dropping. They realized they couldn't do it alone.   It started with the six school districts spanning three towns. Now a collaborative has grown to include all 17 South County towns and has funding from the state and private sector to increase the sharing of services.   "The community has really rallied around this thing and it is unprecedented," said state Rep. William

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Baker Cheers, Challenges BArT Charter Students
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
03:52PM / Tuesday, December 22, 2015
ADAMS, Mass. — Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday congratulated the students of Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School on their accomplishments and challenged them to keep building for their futures.   "If we work it right, if we work hard and work smart and make good decisions, you wake up when you're 59 years old and think you're the luckiest man alive," Baker told an all-school assembly. "But those habits, those skills, those foundations are what you're building now.   "You guys are building a great foundation, the kind of foundation where students get to go to the great places like that list I just saw."   Baker was in

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Inauguration 2016
by Soapbox 02:00PM / Tuesday, January 05, 2016

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Berkshire Tidbits: Christmas Goodies, Year's End Events
By Judith Lerner, Special to iBerkshires
12:48PM / Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Charles H. Baldwin & Sons
Has Extracts Galore & Plenty More

When you are on tiny Center Street in tiny West Stockbridge, you cannot miss noticing that Charles H. Baldwin & Sons, aka Baldwin's Extracts, isdressed for Christmas. Even from outside.

Giant handmade pink and blue wreaths of oversize shiny-wrapped candies, ornaments, ribbons and flowers surround the two front windows, making spirits bright as soon as you see them. If you fade the nicely paved street and overhead wires, you could be back in the 19th century when Charles Baldwin opened.

After three previous generations had made extracts before them, Charles H. Baldwin and his father, H. M. Baldwin, started the

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Attorney General: Pittsfield Council Violated Open Meeting Law
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
02:03PM / Monday, December 21, 2015
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Attorney General Maura Healey's Office ruled that the City Council violated the open meeting law during budget discussions by not issuing an agenda.   The violation comes after a complaint from Terry Kinnas, who saw there was a committee of the whole meeting scheduled but there was no attached agenda. The Council held a series of meeting to discuss the budget issues in early June. The council released one posting scheduling the days of each hearing but not individual agendas for the meetings in the legal postings.    "There is no agenda and no information on who is covering what," Kinnas told the board at the June 2 meeting.

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Reid School, Yogurt Shop Partnership Donates Blankets to BCF
By Krista Mangiardi, Special to iBerkshires
03:17AM / Monday, December 21, 2015

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — This winter, many local children will have some extra warmth thanks to a local partnership that brought in more than 200 blanket and stuffed animal donations for Berkshire Center for Family and Children.

The Reid Middle School Student Council and Ayelada Yogurt of East Street worked together to support BCF's participation in the national program Project Night Night.

Thursday afternoon, those involved in the effort gathered at the yogurt shop to present the items to BCF representatives and celebrate with some frozen treats.

"It's a great way to start the holiday season," said Erin Sullivan, director of external affairs for BCF. "It's

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Dec. 18-25
09:53AM / Friday, December 18, 2015
Office of Cultural Development | City of

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Attorney General Healey Tackles Array of Topics at Pittsfield Event
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
11:04PM / Thursday, December 17, 2015
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — It wasn't long after a shooting left nine people dead in a Charleston, S.C., church when Attorney General Maura Healey went there.   She was attending a national conference in South Carolina and she took some time to walk to the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.   "I was in a church but I was in a crime scene. It's wrong," Healey told a dozen or so gathered at a speaking engagement with the Berkshire Brigades at Downtown Pittsfield Inc. "This is a moral question for own country and we need to do something about it."   Massachusetts is already ahead of most the country with its laws but now, just 11 months into

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The Independent Investor: How Rising Interest Rates Will Change Your Life
By Bill Schmick,
07:11PM / Thursday, December 17, 2015

It's official: Wednesday afternoon the Federal Reserve bank hiked the short-term interest rate, called the Fed Funds rate, for the first time in 9 1/2 years. It is the beginning of a new financial era for all of us and it behooves you to understand its implications.

Let me first assuage any concerns you may have that this single 0.25 percentage point increase will impact your life anytime soon. Instead, simply view this event as the beginning of a progression to gradually higher interest rates that will ultimately impact everything from car loans to retirement savings accounts.

The mechanism by which the Fed raises rates is complicated. Just know that overtime there is a domino

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Berkshire Humane's '100 Cats for Christmas' Get Low-Cost Spay
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
06:14PM / Thursday, December 17, 2015
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Local veterinarians were busy Thursday performing nearly 100 operations on kittens.   Seven vets blocked off their schedules to partner with the Berkshire Humane Society's "100 Cats for Christmas" program. Through a grant from the Massachusetts Animal Coalition, the humane society offered what would cost upward of $500 to get a cat spayed or neutered for just $25.   "The grant covers 100. Today alone we are doing 87," said Erin Starsja, the feline and small mammal service supervisor for Berkshire Humane Society. "We do a program every week where we fix four. But this grant allows us to do as many as we can at

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'Trumbo': Write and Wrong
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
03:34PM / Thursday, December 17, 2015

Both fortunately and unfortunately, movies about bigotry and fearmongering in America always seem to be timely and appropriate. Hence, while director Jay Roach's engaging, wittily realized biopic about blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo isn't especially artistic or cutting edge, it's dutiful, ultimately patriotic meditations in the cause of the First Amendment please our sense of justice.

Watching "Trumbo," we can't help but mull the current crop of political bloodsuckers looking to make hay of our worries. Is it just us smart people who know history repeats itself?

A reputedly accurate screenplay by John McNamara, based on Bruce Cook's biography,

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Pittsfield Children Receive Calls From Santa & Mrs. Claus
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
01:10AM / Thursday, December 17, 2015
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Three-year-old Marcus Garvey received a phone call he wasn't expecting Wednesday night.   It was Santa and Mrs. Claus. As Christmas approaches, they wanted to know what Garvey wanted for Christmas and to make sure he was behaving.   "He was so happy. He couldn't believe we knew things," said Jamie Sears, who on Wednesday night was better known as Mrs. Claus. "You could hear the gasps of excitement."   Sears, joined by Mr. Claus, or Tim Sears, were just two of more than a dozen local volunteers calling city children on Wednesday and Thursday night this week. The volunteers spend a few hours each night calling children whose

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Pittsfield Police Make Arrest In Zuke's Robbery
By Andy McKeever,
04:54PM / Wednesday, December 16, 2015
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police arrested a 30-year-old woman for the robbery of Zuke's Soups and Variety.   Ivy Rogers of Pittsfield is being charged with larceny from a person in connection to a robbery of the West Street store on Dec. 10.   According to police, at approximately 5 p.m. a white, heavy set, woman standing about 5'8'' and wearing dark a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, gloves, and a scarf over her mouth took an undisclosed amount of cash from the store. The store clerk was not hurt and the suspect fled down West Street.   Rogers was arrested Wednesday and appeared in district court.   The Zuke's robbery was one of three

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