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Debates, Forums Slated for State House & Senate Candidates
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — There are several forums and debates being held over the next several weeks for candidates running for the state Legislature. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts hosts a debate at the Church Street Center beginning at 7 p.m. sharp on Wednesday for state Senate candidates. The three candidates seeking the
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Organ Recipients Speak to Need for Donations of Life
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Denise Swistak owes her life to a man from Oklahoma whom she'd never met. And it's all because he had checked off the box to be an organ donor on his driver's license application. "A man from Oklahoma saved my life. I'll never know him, I thanked his family for his generosity and
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Pittsfield Airport Raises Landing, Tie-Down Fees
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Airport Commission has implemented new fees in hopes to raise revenues.   Airport Commission Chairman Chris Pedersen told a research group looking to the operations on Monday that a number of the fees have gone up — including more than a 60 percent increase for tie-downs and a complete revamping
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Pittsfield 14s Bow Out at Babe Ruth World Series
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Janek Luksza went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs Monday to lead New England champion Tri-County, Maine to an 11-1 win over Pittsfield at the 14-year-old Babe Ruth World Series.   Jett Steinman doubled and scored on a Jacob Harrington single to account for the Pittsfield run in the top of the first of a game
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Pittsfield Notes: Covanta, Handicap Parking, Solar Arrays
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — City officials are hoping Covanta won't be leaving after all with the passage of a new tax incentive for those type of operations.   Covanta plans to close its Hubbard Avenue facility in March claiming the "high operating costs and the size of the facility have made it increasingly difficult to
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Students Join Berkshire Community College’s 2016 STEM Starter Academy
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Twenty-six Berkshire County students have joined the 2016 STEM Starter Academy at Berkshire Community College, a program geared toward high school students who are interested in attending BCC to study STEM fields. Part of a statewide Massachusetts Community College initiative, the program features a three-week
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Boys & Girls Club Advances to Giorgi League Final in Double OT
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Shaq Ardrey scored 23 points, including 21 on 3-pointers, to lead Boys & Girls Club to a 84-80, double overtime victory over Troiano & Sons Building on Sunday evening in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Joe Wiggins scored 21 points, Tank Roberson added 19, and Keiland Cross had 15 points and
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Berkshires Beat: Berkshire Bank Offers Free Admission to Hancock Shaker Village for Children
Free for kids: For the fourth consecutive year, Berkshire Bank is sponsoring Hancock Shaker Village's "Be Our Guest" program, a cultural access program that provides children ages 12 and under with free admission with a paid adult throughout its 2016 season. The museum is open daily through October and for an abbreviated schedule
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Pittsfield Co-op Awards $7,000 in Scholarships to Area Students
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Pittsfield Cooperative Bank has announced that 14 area students have received awards from the bank's Centennial Scholarship Fund.  Each recipient received $500. Created in 1989 in celebration of the co-op’s 100th anniversary, the Centennial Scholarship Fund has provided more than $295,000 in aid
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Biz Briefs: Goodwill Leases Space in Great Barrington for New Retail Store, Donation Center
Growing again: Goodwill of the Berkshires and Southern Vermont is expanding again, having leased 2,000 square feet of retail space on Route 7 in Great Barrington, where it plans to open a new thrift store next month. This will be the second retail enterprise the Pittsfield-based non-profit organization has launched in 2016, following the
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