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Convenience Plus At First And Tyler Eyed For Rebuild
  The plans submitted to the city call for the new XtraMart to face First Street. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Shell gas station at the intersection of First and Tyler is eyed to be razed and rebuilt.   Global Montello Group, which operates the store through a lease agreement with
Pittsfield Police Honors Officers Killed In Line Of Duty
Mayor Linda Tyer read a proclamation honoring the week. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A total of 145 law enforcement officers across the country died in the line of duty last year, the highest total since 2011.   "One average one American law enforcement officer is killed every 53 hours somewhere in the United
Culture, Recreation Dominate Downtown Pittsfield's Annual Meeting
Steven Valenti presented the Robert Quattrochi Downtown Person of the Year Award to Berkshire Theater Group CEO Kate Maguire. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshires has a niche when it comes to scenic beauty and cultural institutions that other places can't replicate.   The city's downtown has positioned
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Searchers Recover Body of Missing Pittsfield Man in State Forest
LENOX, Mass. — Investigators do not suspect foul play in the death of a missing Pittsfield man whose body was discovered Wednesday afternoon in October Mountain State Forest.    The body of 33-year-old Matthew J. Gottung was found about 3 p.m. Wednesday approximately 50 yards off Switchback Trail. The location of the
Clothing Sale, Now a Decade Old, Set for Saturday, May 20
Volunteers of all ages help make the clothing sale successful. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Fresh off being named the "Best Annual Consignment Sale" in the Berkshires, the annual Williamstown Elementary School PTO clothing sale will be held Saturday, May, 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. The
Backyard Bees Creating A Buzz Between Two Pittsfield Neighbors
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Beekeeping is becoming a hobby for more and more people.   William Slater and his son Aaron recently took beekeeping classes and decided to keep two hives in their backyard. However, Jim Saldo owns and maintains the lot next door and he's got a serious allergy to them.   The Slaters are
Health Officials Talk Substance Abuse From Jail to Recovery
Alan Bianchi said the Berkshire County sheriff's office focuses on helping the 'whole' person to prepare inmates for life outside of the jail. The hope is the inmate won't end up back in the Berkshire County House of Correction in the future. DALTON, Mass. — Where does the system fail from the time an
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Is Your Portfolio 'Healthy'?
May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. If you can exercise regularly, you'll help yourself feel better, control your weight and even reduce the chances of developing certain diseases. But why not extend the concept of "fitness" to other areas of your life – such as your investment portfolio? And to help
Pittsfield Ironing Out Details of New Trash Pickup System
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city's proposed budget does not include changes to the trash pickup system.   But Mayor Linda Tyer has identified it as a priority.   In February, the Resource and Recovery Commission endorsed a plan to give households a 35-gallon tote for trash and as much as a 95-gallon tote for
Baker, Polito Highlight Broadband Expansion in West Stockbridge
Lt. Gov. Polito greets MBI Chairman Peter Larkin in West Stockbridge. WEST STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Jim and Jennifer Hallock took ownership of the Shaker Mill Tavern Family Smoke House almost a year ago. They envisioned more of a family restaurant than the bar operations of the previous owners and even built out a
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