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Two Men Charged In Murder On Edward Avenue In Pittsfield
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Two men are facing murder charges in the death of 18-year-old Jaden Salois of Dalton.   Carlos Pascual-Polanco, 18, and Chiry Omar Pascual-Polanco, 22, both of Pittsfield were arraigned on murder charges on Friday related the shooting on Edward Avenue shooting of Salois.   Police discovered
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@theMarket: Markets on a Tear
As fearful as investors were back in December, the greedier they have become in April. Investor sentiment is climbing, interest rates are falling, and the Fed is on hold. All we need to push the markets even higher is a trade deal with China. It's coming.   The S&P 500 Index has tacked on a hundred points in nine days. The
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Rodgers Takes Over as Head of Berkshire Museum
Rodgers watches as a student learns hands on about Leonardo Da Vinci machines. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Museum is a place you can grow up in, according to Jeff Rodgers.   Rodgers is the new executive director of the museum and started his new gig on Monday. He comes in the wake of a controversial
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Berkshires Beat: Berkshire Grown Hosts Spring Supper
Spring Supper Berkshire Grown chefs will celebrate the coming of spring at the Spring Supper on Monday, April 8. Host chef Alex Hammond of the Mezze Restaurant Group has assembled a talented group of local chefs: Daire Rooney Corcoran from Morgan's at Interlaken Inn, Alex Hammond from Mezze Catering, James Lowe of the Pittsfield Country
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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: April 5-11
Friday, April 5 is First Friday Artswalk & More! Enjoy 14 different art shows featuring work by more than two dozen accomplished regional and student artists in Pittsfield's bustling Upstreet Cultural District during the First Friday Artswalk, and
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Wahconah Regional School Project Goes to Voters Saturday
DALTON, Mass. — The co-chairman of the Central Berkshire Regional School District said this week that he believes voters in the seven-town district will back a proposal to build a new Wahconah Regional High School.   "My level of confidence on the Saturday vote is more positive than not," Tom Callahan, a Dalton
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Pittsfield Seeks to Revamp Downtown Zoning
City officials are encouraging mixed-use development of older buildings like the Onota Building but current zoning requires extra permitting. A new form-based zoning would focus on building, not use.   PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Department of Community Development is hoping to make it easier for businesses to
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Freeman Center Rally Raises Awareness of Domestic Violence
Each flag represents a new victim of sexual or domestic assault in the Berkshires. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — There were 345 flags in Park Square on Thursday, with each one representing a new local victim of domestic and sexual violence.   The Elizabeth Freeman Center placed one flag per new disclosure of sexual or
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The Independent Investor: Coffee Prices at 13-Year Lows
A few days ago, arabica coffee futures prices fell to a price they haven't seen since December 2005. But don't expect your morning cup of coffee to reflect those cheaper prices. The coffee business doesn't work like that.   Normally, when the price of a commodity falls (like oil), consumers can expect to see a drop in
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'Us': It Takes Two to Terrorize
Point of disclosure: Save for classics like "Dracula" (1931) and "Frankenstein" (1931), I'm a scaredy-cat when it comes to horror films. I'm not simply afraid of them, but rather, in the parlance of childhood, "a-scared'"of them. That is, until now. Gripping my armrests in anticipation of a
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