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Miss Hall's School Student-Athletes Earn All-Star Spots
11:40AM / Tuesday, December 15, 2015
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Five Miss Hall’s School student-athletes have received all-star recognitions for their performances during the fall sports season.   Juniors Diamond Best, of Danvers and Sally Nason, of Lee, were named all-stars for the Women’s Western New England Prep School Soccer Association, while senior Paige Alcala, of Saudi Arabia, and juniors Simone Brown, of Pelham, N.Y., and Mikala L'Hote, of Pittsfield, were named all-stars for the Western New England Prep School Volleyball Association.   Best and Nason, both three-year varsity soccer starters for the Hurricanes, were key offensive veterans for the squad. Best, a three-sport varsity athlete at

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Pittsfield Man Pleads Not Guilty To Murder Charge
Staff Reports,
11:39AM / Tuesday, December 15, 2015

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Timothy Gill pleaded not guilty to a single count of murder in Berkshire Superior Court Tuesday.   Gill is being charged with murdering his wife Halena Irene Gill. Her body was found inside of her Madison Avenue apartment last week and an autopsy determined she died of strangulation.   Timothy Gill was arrested on Monday. On Tuesday Judge William Rota ordered him to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction without bail. Timothy Gill will appear in court next on January 14, 2016 for a probable cause hearing.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police have arrested 38-year-old Timothy Gill for allegedly murdering his wife last week.   Halena

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

Kids 4 Harmony Provided The Music At The Inauguration Reception
by Soapbox 08:38PM / Monday, January 06, 2014

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Pittsfield Wins 10 Years of Funding To Combat Youth Violence
Staff Reports,
03:05PM / Monday, December 14, 2015
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The state granted the city 10 years of funding for initiatives to combat youth and gang violence.   In total, the city will see close to $5 million over the next decade to launch programs to combat a growing trend of youth violence. The Safe and Successful Youth Initiative will provide $350,000 in the first year and then $500,000 for each subsequent year.   "The young people of Pittsfield represent the future of our community. I have always enjoyed spending time with and supporting youth initiatives perhaps more than any other aspect of the job.  This grant, which will ultimately add up to just under $5 million dollars, is a game changer for

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Berkshire Tidbits: Berkshires Featured on Barefoot Contessa
By Judith Lerner, Special to iBerkshires
02:24PM / Monday, December 14, 2015
The Barefoot Contessa Episode
Featuring Berkshire Food Shops

Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten and her husband, Jeffrey, came to the Berkshires with friends. They shopped, they filmed and the Barefoot Holiday episode that aired starting this past weekend.

Berkshire Mountain Bakery, the actual bakery in Housatonic, behind the scenes where all the work gets done, made the cut. And baker-owner Richard Bourdon offering his Bread & Chocolate bread.

Robin's Candy and Rubiner's Cheesemongers & Grocers in Great Barrington are in the episode as is The Southfield Store.

Robin Helfand, owner of Robin's Candy, said they will be prominently featured. Her next-door neighbor Tune

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@theMarket: Where Oil Goes, So Goes the Market
By Bill Schmick,
09:34AM / Saturday, December 12, 2015

Stocks had a tough week. All averages are now negative for the year once again and will continue to go lower until oil finds a bottom or the market disconnects from energy prices. The problem with that scenario is that no one knows if and when that will occur.

The price of crude is down 14 percent since December 1 and 35 percent since May. Controversy rages over whether the precipitous decline in oil over the last year from $114 a barrel to $36 a barrel is a supply or demand imbalance. New technology in the form of hydraulic fracking has unearthed a huge new supply of natural gas and oil worldwide. So much so that consuming these new sources of energy will require decades. At the same

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Pittsfield Council Approves Power Aggregation Program
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
05:36AM / Saturday, December 12, 2015
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City Council approved Tuesday starting the process to purchase electricity as a group.   Without any discussion, the council unanimously declared its intention to become a a power aggregator. From there, Colonial Power will craft plans to bid for electricity and then the Department of Energy Resources and the Department of Public Utilities will both have to approve the plan. From there, Colonial Power will put nearly all of the city's power usage — residential, commercial, and municipal — into one bid.     Eleven other towns in the Berkshires already run an aggregation program, 10 of which combined for a single bid. The bids are

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Making the Loop
by Soapbox
04:44PM / Wednesday, July 11, 2012
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We had some free time this week to walk the 2-mile loop through the downtown. Here's a few of things that caught our eye. (In between taking photos, we were heel-toeing and arm-pumping as prescribed.)

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Let's Go Paperless
by Soapbox
05:07PM / Monday, February 06, 2012
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This is from Ward 6 Councilor John Krol's eblast today. His switch to digital immediately caught our attention. With the associated costs - nearly $4,000 a year for paper alone! - zipping councilors "the packet" (as we in the know like to call it) over the ether makes loads of sense. Digital also means the average citizen gets far better access to these public documents than ever before. The city clerk's office has been diligent about posting meeting agendas and, where possible, relevant documents. So in terms of saving money and time and getting information out efficiently, digital is the way to go.

I would like to thank City Clerk Linda Tyer for agreeing to print out one less city council packet, as I have officially gone paperless for council meetings - which I hope will be a trend that can be extended throughout city government.

The bulky (and often, very bulky) city council packet that councilors use for a reference costs an average of $170 per meeting for paper alone. Add the additional costs of ink/toner, wear and tear on city hall copiers, and the time and energy of staff who put it all together - and a simple transition away from paper benefits everyone.

With the packet now fully digital in pdf form, all councilors, and everyone with an internet

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Berkshire Music School Kicks Off 2012 Classes With Open House
by Soapbox
12:29PM / Sunday, January 29, 2012
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The open house featured a sample class, access to musical instruments, information for parents, refreshments ...and more than a few delighted squeals.


January 29, 2011
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Dozens of youths, many of them under the age of 5, attended an open house at the Berkshire Music School Saturday, as the educational nonprofit enters its 70th year at its 30 Wendell Avenue home.
The open house featured a sample class, access to musical instruments, information for parents, refreshments... and more than a few delighted squeals, proving once again the inherent interest in making a joyful noise is not generational, and will never go out of style.
The open house featured a Music for Preschoolers class, designed to "children’s awareness of rhythm, ability to sing and move creatively to music," which

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Daniel Bianchi Sworn In As Mayor
by Soapbox
11:55AM / Monday, January 02, 2012
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Video taken on Jan. 2, 2012, by Joe Durwin of Daniel Bianchi being sworn in for his first term as mayor of Pittsfield.

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Generals Fall to Wildcats on Tuesday
by Soapbox
02:11PM / Wednesday, December 21, 2011
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Check out the action between the Pittsfield Generals and the Lee Wildcats on Tuesday night.

Pittsfield at Lee High - Boys Basketball 12/20/2011 from iBerkshires on Vimeo.

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Pittsfield Cuts Ribbon at Skate Park
by Soapbox
09:14PM / Tuesday, December 13, 2011
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Don't try this at home. :D

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