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Tyer Develops 'Guiding Principles' For Next Four Years
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — How can we?   That's a question Mayor Linda Tyer wants city employees to consider when faced with any issue — whether it be a constituent complaint, a specific project or idea, or long-term planning.    "I want us to spend more time thinking about how can we do something
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Taconic High Project Site Work Starts Monday
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — On Monday, the Taconic High School property will start to look like a construction site.   Superintendent Jason McCandless said workers from J.H. Maxymillian Inc. will begin site work for the new high school. Maxymillian won one of three early contracts put out by the city for the $120.8 million new
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Senate President Honored As 'Irish Person of the Year'
Mister Shaw told his story of overcoming a tragic fire that killed his sister and grandmother.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — It took 15-year-old Mister Shaw most of his life to learn that people can recover from tragedy.    "After finding out my grandmother and baby sister had died in a tragic fire, I
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Pittsfield Police Investigating Attempted Robbery On Francis Ave
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are seeking information on an attempted robbery of a Francis Avenue store.   Police say on Thursday at 4:38 p.m. dispatched received a call reporting the attempted unarmed robbery from Thing or 2 Variety at 228 Francis Avenue. The clerk said a white male in his mid to late 20s, standing about 5-feet
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Berkshire Planners Object to Transportation, Development Cuts
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission is taking aim at Gov. Charlie Baker's proposed fiscal 2017 budget. The commission on Thursday approved sending a letter to state lawmakers outlining its opposition to cuts that will affect transportation and development issues in the region. Executive Director
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'The Brothers Grimsby': Fraternally Filthy
I don't quite know yet if I've been scarred for life by Sacha Baron Cohen's "The Brothers Grimsby," an audacious exercise in bad taste that goes over the top and, like a playground swing gone wild, loops around a few times. It'd be easy to simply say it's tasteless, vulgar garbage that would push the envelope of
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The Independent Investor: Why Free Trade Has a Bad Rep
The Establishment — Economists, politicians of both parties, Wall Street and Corporate America — are horrified. One of the linchpins of capitalism has suddenly come under attack. The growing anger over free trade is threatening more than 30 years of trade deals with the rest of the world. It was a disaster waiting to happen and we
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Pittsfield Softball Holds Sign-ups, Tryouts
PITTSFIELD – Pittsfield Girls Softball has some important dates coming up. Thursday, March 17 – Online registration will end for the Rookie (10U, DOB 2005-2007) and Minor (12U, DOB 2003-2004) divisions.   Online registration will be open for the instructional division (date of birth 2008-11) and the Major
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PHS Orchestra Performs in New York City
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Pittsfield High School Chamber Orchestra made Pittsfield proud on Friday, March 4,  performing at Lincoln Center in New York City. The orchestra participated in the The National Orchestra Cup, finishing as first runner up and winning a trophy for Most Original Song Choice for Frank Bridge’s
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Maple Grove Civic Club Holding State Senator Candidate Forum
ADAMS, Mass. — The Maple Grove Civic Club will host a "meet the candidates" forum this weekend at the PNA on Victory Street. State Senate candidates Andrea Harrington of Richmond and Adams Hinds of Pittsfield are expected to attend the civic club on Sunday, March 20, at 3 p.m. Both candidates are campaigning for the
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