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Plan to Exclude Pittsfield Parks From Mosquito Spraying Rejected
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Parks Commission is deferring to the Health Department on whether or not the public parks should be sprayed for mosquitoes.   The Berkshire County Mosquito Control Project heads efforts to prevent mosquito-spread disease through a control program, using pesticides to limit the population. There is an
Incumbents Win Poorly Attended Lanesborough Election
Moderator Robert Reilly was one of just two candidates on the ballot to campaign - the other was Selectman Henry "Hank" Sayers. Neither had opponents. LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — There was a lack of interest in this year's town election, from voters and from candidates.   Just 222 of the town's
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Plenty of Nail-Biters in Berkshire Adult Baseball League
Three pitchers combined on a 4-3 win Sunday that lifted B.B.A. into first place in the Berkshire Adult Baseball League’s 20-and-over division.   Seamus Morrison, Connor Lein and Joe Delsoldato threw for B.B.A. in the win over the North County Knights, who slipped to 0-5-1 this summer.   B.B.A. improved to 5-1,
Senate Chair on Global Warming Takes Input on Energy Policy
State Sens. Adam Hinds and Marc Pacheco visit Seth Nash of Blue Q on Monday afternoon, before the hearing. Nash is one of the private-sector businesses to install a photovoltaic array to power his business.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — State Sen. Marc Pacheco has chaired the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources
Free Fun Fridays Return This Summer
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Two Berkshire County museums bookend the Highland Street Foundation's ninth annual Free Fun Fridays initiative, a summer program that offers visitors no-cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts. Eighty-five institutions, from art museums to zoos, will join the program, an
BArT Announces Third Trimester Honor Roll
ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School has announced the students who made honor roll for the third trimester of the 2016-2017 school year. Students who earned 80 percent or above in all of their classes received the distinction of "Honors." Students who earned 90 percent or above in all of their
Berkshires Beat: Fishing Derby Winners Announced
Tessa Materazza won a second-place. Fish tales: The 25th annual Harry Bateman Jimmy Fund Fishing Derby was held on June 3. More than 286 people attended. The winners are as follows: Children's Heaviest Game Fish: first place, Ryan Russo, pickerel, 4 lbs. 7 oz.; second place, Jason Sweetser, rainbow trout, 2 lbs. 1 oz.;
BCC Pinning Ceremony Recognizes Practical Nurse Graduates
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Seventeen graduates of the practical nurse certificate program at Berkshire Community College were recognized June 15 during a pinning ceremony in the Robert Boland Theatre of the college's Koussevitzky Arts Center. Pins and certificates were presented to the following graduates: Adams: Chelise
Pittsfield School Committee Chair Nominated For State Awards
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The School Committee nominated its chairwoman for two statewide awards.   The Committee voted on Wednesday to nominate Katherine Yon for a Massachusetts Association of School Committees lifetime achievement award and as an all-state school committee member. She was nominated by both Superintendent Jason
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Biz Briefs: Two Local Students Granted Lee Outlets Scholarships
Good job: Lee Premium Outlets presented McKenna Mcllquham of Hinsdale, Mass., and Delanie Rybacki of Otis, Mass., with Simon Youth Foundation Scholarships for their hard work and determination in the classroom.  Mcllquham attended Wahconah Regional High School, was awarded a $1,500 Community Scholarship and will attend University of Rhode
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