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Pittsfield Suns Ousted from FCBL Playoffs
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- The Nashua Silver Knights Tuesday rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh to end the Pittsfield Suns’ season with a 5-2 decision in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League playoffs.   Tom Blandini broke a 2-2 tie with a solo home run off the right field fair pole, and Cam Cook and Anthony Meduri
Pittsfield Board of Health Gets Update On Toter System Plan
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Board of Health Chairman Jay Green sees proposed changes to the city's trash collection system as a way to fight blight.   An internal working group has been working on the details of moving to an automated toter system for trash collection all summer. The plan is to provide city-issued totes — a
Yard Work by Dan, Troiano & Sons Reach Giorgi League Final
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Joe Wiggins scored 28 points, and Dave Wellington scored 23 Monday to lead their respective teams into the championship game of the John Giorgi Summer Basketball league.   Wiggins’ teammate, Taverick “Tank” Roberson, added 27 as their Yard Work by Dan squad jumped out to a 21-point
Youth Teams Sought for Soccer Kickoff Event at BCC
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- Registration is under way for the 24th annual Berkshire Kickoff Classic Youth Soccer Tournament, scheduled for Sept. 2 and 3 at Berkshire Community College.   Teams are welcome for boys and girls in the under-10, under-12 and under-14 divisions.   The event begins with a high school preseason
BMC Nurses: No Resolution Found In Latest Bargaining Session
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Another negotiation session between Berkshire Medical Center and its registered nurses concluded Monday and the nurses say little progress has been made toward a resolution.    Mark Brodeur, who sits on the bargaining committee for the Massachusetts Nurses Association, said hospital officials rejected
Berkshires Beat: 350Vermont Brings Summer Pop-Up Series to Bennington
Popping up: 350Vermont's Summer Pop-Up Series is taking the Burlington-based climate organization to four Vermont communities, including a last stop this week in Bennington County. The pop-up tent will appear in four Bennington County locations: the Bennington Farmers Market (Aug. 8, 3-6 p.m.), the Left Bank in North Bennington (Aug.
Letter: Comments on the Recommendation of the Berkshire County Education Task Force
To the Editor: Like many others, I appreciate the time the members of the Berkshire Educational Task Force have spent on a challenging and important problem. Their recommendation is being discussed in a variety of places, and thus merits a response. Most recently, at a public forum on July 31 in Lanesborough on the proposed
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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Aug. 4-10
  AUGUST 4 is First Fridays Artswalk & More! Enjoy more than a dozen different
'A Ghost Story': Lacks Spirit
Faced with reviewing writer-director David Lowery's supernaturally obscure "A Ghost Story," my first inclination is to ask myself, 'Why didn't I just see some nice, old-fashioned cowboy movie?' Y'know ... something about the waning days of the Wild West, where there's nothing more symbolic to scrutinize than
Pittsfield Raises Concerns Over Rise in Tick-Borne Illnesses
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Health Department has expressed concern with a growing number of cases of tick-borne illnesses.   Public health nurse Kayla Donnelly-Winters cited rising numbers of human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA)and Lyme disease over the last three years. In 2014, she said there were 15 cases of HGA and 51 cases
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