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Persip, Moon Join Incumbents on Pittsfield City Council
Helen Moon outside of the polls at Reid Middle School in her final campaign push. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Helen Moon was arguably the most visible candidate among those seeking seats on the City Council this year.   Moon had organized a high energy campaign for Ward 1 as she looked to fill a vacancy being
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Court Gives Museum OK to Proceed With Art Sale
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Museum's planned art sale will go forward.   Superior Court Judge John Agostini denied a request for a preliminary injunction, pausing the Sotheby's auction of some 40 pieces of artwork, starting next week and extending into March. Members of the Rockwell family, other donors, and
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Berkshire Attack Lacrosse Competes at New England Showcase
LONGMEADOW, Mass. -- Players from schools throughout Berkshire County and beyond competed on Sunday at the New England Lacrosse Showcase with Berkshire Attack, a local lacrosse club.   Club teams from seven states competed in front of nearly 100 college lacrosse programs at this annual event.   Berkshire Lacrosse Club
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Richmond Celebrates Renovation of Town Beach, Boat Dock
The work included a new station to place a boarding dock for easier access to kayaks and other boats. RICHMOND, Mass. — The state completed a $95,000 renovation of the town beach and boat dock.   The Department of Fish and Game's Office of Fishing and Boating Access spent this summer improving drainage,
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Pittsfield Heads To Polls To Elect New City Council
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Voters will choose the next City Council on Tuesday.   A total of 19 candidates for City Council will be on the ballot, with races in nearly all of the wards and for the four at-large seats. The election will also feature six candidates seeking six seats on the School Committee and Michele Cetti is running
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Berkshires Beat: Center for EcoTechnology Wins 2017 Composting Challenge
The winner is The Center for EcoTechnology, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Pittsfield, has been awarded top honor in the North American 2017 Rathmann Challenge, "Mitigating Climate Change: Expanding the Use of Compost," for its pioneering work over the past 20 years to expand the use of composting to reduce wasted food,
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Biz Briefs: North Adams Edward Jones Office Supports Northern Berkshire Santa Fund Toy Drive
Giving back Walter Lother, the local Edward Jones financial advisor, is supporting the Northern Berkshire Santa Fund toy program by using his office as a drop-off location for this year's toy drive. Local residents may help needy children in the area by bringing in a new, unwrapped toy to the office, 71 Main Street, North Adams, during
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@theMarket: Investors Underwhelmed by Tax Reform
With great fanfare, House Republicans rolled out a tax reform proposal that they promised would get this country going again and invigorate business, while creating jobs and huge savings for the middle class. What are they smoking?   Clearly, the entire reform package was simply a smoke screen to reduce taxes for American
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Pittsfield Health Officials Want To Curb Tick-borne Illnesses
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Board of Health is considering its options to reduce the spread of tick-borne diseases.   The Health Department has been noticing a steady increase in tick-borne illnesses recently and is now wondering what options it has to help control it.   "Lyme, HGA, and babesiosis, have
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'Suburbicon': Where Seldom Is Heard a Tolerant Word
My rich sister Ann has regularly informed that "It's always about the money, especially if they say it's not about the money." Whether she influenced the deservedly famous Coen Brothers, Joel and Ethan, or they figured out the maxim themselves, they have made a successful film career of exploring and dramatizing
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