|State House Passes Act That Helps Preserve Family Farms|
BOSTON — State Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli joined state Rep. Kate Hogan of Stwo and colleagues in the House of Representatives to pass a bill that aims to preserve family farms across the commonwealth.
H.3915, An Act to establish estate tax valuation for farms, would change the method for assessment of the estate tax
|BCC Announces Spring Semester Dean's List|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College has announced its spring 2018 dean's List.
To be eligible for the list, full-time students must have declared a major; completed a minimum of 12 non-repeated, traditionally graded credit hours during the spring semester; and achieved a 3.250 to 3.749 grade point average for honors,
|BArT Announces Fourth Quarter Honor Roll|
ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School has announced the students who made honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2017-18 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: Tickets on Sale for Lions Circus|
It's the circus!
The Dalton Lions Club are now selling tickets for its annual circus, the 25th year it has brought America's oldest performing art to Dalton. Ticket locations are: Val's Variety in Adams; Harry's Supermarket, Wahconah Street, Pittsfield; Green Ridge Variety, Dalton; Dalton CRA, 400 Main St.; and Dalton
|Be Safe When the Temperatures Soar|
It's that time of year when the temperature goes up and heat and humidity, which can be deadly, make being outdoors very uncomfortable. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 600 people in the United States are killed by extreme heat every year. The American Red Cross has steps you can take to help stay safe when the
|Biz Briefs: Tunnel City Hosts Art Show Through End of June|
Coffee and culture
New art can be found this spring at Tunnel City Coffee's flagship shop on Spring Street in Williamstown, with work by Vermont photographer Seline Skoug and landscape paintings by Marilyn Cavallari. The show runs until the end of June 2018 and combines bright, surreal paintings with color-rich rural
|Pittsfield Schools Considering Future Consolidations|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The most recent high water mark for enrollment in the Pittsfield Public Schools was 7,000 students in 1996.
That number is down to 5,491. Schools like Morningside had 658 students then and now have just 374. Conte had 540 and now has 367. Reid Middle School had 803 students compared to 552
|Pittsfield Warns of Increased Tickborne Illnesses|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Health Department is warning people to be more cognizant about ticks.
The department has been ramping up a public education campaign to help inform people the best ways to protect themselves. The effort is in response to an increasing number of tick-borne illnesses being
|@theMarket: Trump's $50 Billion in Chinese Tariffs Trashes Markets|
Investors waited all week for President Trump's verdict. On Friday, he did not disappoint his followers. He decided to move ahead with plans to slap $34 billion in tariffs on Chinese imports. Stock markets worldwide fell on the news as investors await a Chinese response.
And China will respond. Chinese trade officials have
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