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Local Economic Specialists See Mall Site As An 'Opportunity'
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Nathaniel Karns posed a question to David Curtis: Does the county have a place for a manufacturer to construct a 150,000 to 200,000 square-foot facility?   "Yes until you impact the environmental issues that surround the parcels which make it unusable. So the answer is no," Cutis, the economic
Habitat For Humanity Kicks Off Expanded Women Build
The wood used for construction will feature handwritten notes. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Norma Delsonno's five children had never built a snowman.   The family lived in apartment buildings with little yard space and neighborhood kids would likely knock it over anyway. This winter though, she was approved to
Lenox Named Best Northeastern Small Town
LENOX, Mass. — Lenox has been voted the Best Northeastern Small Town in USA Today's Best Small Town contest.    This town of 5,000 will be promoted across USA Today Travel Media Group's digital and mobile products, as well as via social media. Nominees are also promoted across the USA Today travel sections and
Lanesborough Couple Fighting to Save Historic, Family Farm
Chris Wheeler had dedicated the last two years to cleaning up overgrown sections of the farmland and growing fruit trees and berries.  LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Thomas Olsen grew up on a farm in Norway.   In 1923, he and his wife, Randi, immigrated to the United States, landing in New York. But the city
Red Lion Reopens Dining Room With $1M Renovated Kitchen
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — The Red Lion Inn bakes more than 6,000 muffins and some 1,300 of its famous apple pies every year. So when the bakeshop in the multiroom kitchen showed signs of structural distress, inn management decided if it was time to revamp this very important area, why not do the whole kitchen
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'Baseball and the Berkshires' Moves to Berkshire Mall
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Right alongside an athletic shoe retailer where today's high school baseball stars would feel at home, the stars of Berkshire County's yesteryear have a new home.   "Baseball and the Berkshires: A County's Common Bond" holds its grand opening on Saturday and Sunday and will be open
Traffic Commission Unsure What Else Can Be Done For Deming Park Traffic
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Traffic Commission was unable to come up with a plan to ease traffic congestion around Deming Park on game days.   The park with both Little League and Babe Ruth playing fields is packed during the baseball season, with cars overflowing from the parking lot and lining the sides of Newell Street and
@theMarket: 100 Days Does Not an Economy Make?
Markets by their very nature are impatient. Every day they are open, something, somewhere has to be making traders money. Applying that behavior to either Donald Trump or the overall economy would be a mistake.   Nonetheless, it is what it is, Friday's first quarter GDP data, which measures the pace of growth in the U.S.
Superior Court Briefs: April 26 - April 27
Cases heard before Judge Daniel ford on Wednesday, April 26.   Timothy Carnute, 34, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on two counts of conspiracy to violate drug laws, and single counts of possession of  possession of cocaine with intent to distribute - his second offense - possession of oxycodone with
Pittsfield Police Arrest Two On Firearm Charges Following Search
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police seized a number of guns from a Linden Street home Friday morning.    Police said the Berkshire County Special Response Team executed a "no-knock" search warrant at 108 Linden Street. The search was after an investigation in tandem with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and
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