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Leave the Fireworks to the Pros, Officials Urge
Last Fourth of July weekend, two members of the National Football League demonstrated just how dangerous fireworks can be. Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback C. J. Wilson was forced to retire from a promising football career after losing two fingers from fireworks on the Fourth of July weekend. That same weekend, Giants defensive end Jason
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Gen Xers Must Juggle Both Money and Time
If you’re an older member of Generation X – that is, if you were born in the early- to-mid-1960s – you may have a lot of “balls in the air.” You are saving for your own retirement – which might not be that far away – while at the same time possibly wanting to help pay for your children’s college
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35-acre Marina Subdivision in Otis Heads to Auction
The property has a water way permit for up to 30 docks and one public dock. OTIS, Mass. — Thirty-five acres of land including a 60-foot water  permit for docks on Otis Reservoir are heading to auction.   The piece of land on Reservoir Road was approved for subdivision plans to create 53 housing units as
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Ericson, Flood Victors In Lanesborough Election
Typically the hillside next to Town Hall is filled with candidates and campaign signs during an election. But, this year, only Robert Ericson could be found there Tuesday afternoon and few voters made it to the polls. LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Selectmen Robert Ericson narrowly won re-election Tuesday and a newcomer
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Park Square Turned Purple to Raise Alzheimer's Awareness
Park Square featured signs with facts about the disease. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — For the caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's, every day can feel like the longest day of the year.   It's a disease that often takes years to be noticed and when it is, many people don't know what to go or where to
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Final Bay State Games Girls Basketball Tryout Wednesday
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. - The final tryout for the Bay State Games Western Massachusetts girls basketball team will be Wednesday, June 22, at McCann Tech from 6 to 8 p.m.   Interested players must participate in at least one tryout to be considered for the team, which will compete at the Bay State Games July 15-17 at the Reggie Lewis
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Biz Briefs: Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce Honors Its Members
With great thanks: The Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce honored its members during the annual member appreciation event held at the Unicorn Theatre on June 15. Michael Duffy, Chamber president, gave thanks to their hard-working volunteer members. Special recognition during the evening was given to Margaret Kerwsill, who has been a Chamber
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Northern Berkshire Phenoms Wrap Up Successful Spring
The Northern Berkshire Phenoms put the bow on their third season over the Father's Day weekend.   The 17-and-under team finished second in the varsity division at the inaugural Summer Heat Check Invitational tournament hosted by the Boys and Girls Club of Pittsfield. The 14-and-under team kept busy too, winning the 8th-grade
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Berkshires Beat: Humans of the Berkshires Initiative Celebrates Local Youth
We're only human: Berkshire County has adapted the successful Humans of New York social media campaign to create a countywide forum that celebrates the rich lives of local youth as well as the abundant, positive, intergenerational interactions in the area. Humans of New York was started by photographer Brandon Stanton in 2010 as an
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Pittsfield Nationals Outslug Lanesborough Bulldogs
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. -- Jonahthan Monahan went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a home run Sunday to lead the Pittsfield Nationals to a 16-12 win over the Lanesborough Bulldogs Cal Ripken baseball team.   Oscar Lowe, Derek Paris and Jack Cangelosi each had a pair of hits for Lanesborough.   Monahan combined with three
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