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Wintry Mix Could Slicken Roads Overnight Into Morning
As if it's not already pretty darn icy out there, here comes another round of winter yuck. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from 7 p.m. Wednesday to 10 a.m. Thursday. The advisory predicts "mixed accumulation" - up to 2 inches of snow and up to one-tenth of an inch of ice. The
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The Right Insurance Can Meet Both Short- and Long-term Needs
If you're going to achieve your important financial goals, you'll need to build an appropriate investment portfolio. But that's only part of the story – because you also need to protect what you have, what you earn and what you’d like to leave behind. That's why it's a good idea to become familiar with the
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EPA Calms City Council's Concerns Over Hill 78, Building 71
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The nerves of some city councilors were put at ease Tuesday after a review of the latest monitoring tests at Hill 78 and Building 71.   The council raised a stink in October over the toxic waste sites near Allendale School after reviewing the spring data that revealed two wells tested above benchmarks. The
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Farley-Bouvier Pushes Bill to Raise Tipped Workers Minimum Wage
BOSTON — State Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier is calling for the elimination of a lower wage for tipped workers.   The Pittsfield Democrat joined other lawmakers and Restaurant Opportunities Center this past Wednesday at the State House to introduce a bill that will gradually raise the minimum wage for tipped workers until it
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Berkshire House Delegation Gets Committee Assignments
BOSTON, Mass. — State Rep. Paul Mark will again chair the House Committee on Redistricting.   Mark was chair for the last two years and will continue to work as the U.S. Census begins. The population numbers gathered by the Census is followed by the state redrawing the lines for both the federal and state districts. Mark
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Berkshire Bruins Take Three Banners at Kittredge Tourney
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- The Berkshire Bruins Peewee Gold squad exploded for four goals in a four-minute stretch of the second period Monday to put away Bethlehem, N.Y., and cap a successful 48th Gib Kittredge Tournament for the hosts.   Berkshire won three banners in the tournament, whose Martin Luther King Day Sunday finals were
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Hinds, Pignatelli Field Questions at Kimball Farms Forum
State Sen. Adam Hinds and state Rep. William 'Smitty' Pignatelli share their thoughts on the upcoming legislative session at the Tuesday morning forum. LENOX,  Mass. — Despite the challenges the Berkshires face, state Sen. Adam Hinds is "bullish" on the economy.   Hinds cited
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In Pursuit of Beetle Happiness: Part 2
A sacred scarab of Egypt. Interfering with beetles pulling a dung ball across the desert sands may have aroused the anger of the gods in Egyptian superstition and ancient folklore. Thus the beetle is not pierced but rather held in position by the pins.    One spring day in Truro, Cape Cod, in the late 1980s,
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The Lantern Reopened In Pittsfield
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — For a century, The Lantern Bar & Grill has been a stalwart landmark in the city's downtown.   Thousands of people have eaten in the restaurant at the corner of Linden and North and it had remained through generations of changes to the city's downtown. But, in 2017, Mark Papas decided it was
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'The No-Collusion Oscar Picks 2019'
The phone rang, as it usually does whenever I'm sitting in the third-floor witch's hat of my haunted Victorian home in some gothic-like, small New England town with a dark past, anguishing over my Oscar picks. The voice at the other end sounded like Alec Baldwin at first.   "Want to get all your picks right this year,
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