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Taconic High Names Valedictorian, Salutatorian for 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Taconic High School has named Nathaniel Beaupre and Anthony Arace as the top students for the Class of 2018.   Both students will speak at graduation exercises on Sunday, June 10, at 1 p.m. at the school, according to Principal John Vosburgh.   Beaupre, son of Joanne Brown and David Beaupre,
Middle Ground Sought In Pittsfield Mosquito Control Plans
Superintendent Christopher Horton says the spraying is a vital part of the program. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — City councilors think they've found a compromise with the Board of Health over mosquito control.   The council's Public Health and Safety subcommittee met again on the issue Thursday night in the
'Adrift': Cast Away in an Inconvenient Genre
If your idea of a good time is anguishing aghast on tenterhooks as a couple of shipwrecked young lovers try to survive against all odds in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, director Baltasar Kormákur's "Adrift," loosely based on a true story, is for you. I, for one, don't really get the thrill, and have yet to receive a
Superior Court Briefs: May 30 - June 7
Cases heard before Judge Maureen Hogan on Wednesday, May 30.   Raekwan Jackson, 22, of Springfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.   The charges
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Pittsfield to Demo Columbus Ave. Garage, Hopes for Replacement
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — There's been $6 million in state funds dangling in the wind for years to rebuild the Columbus Avenue garage. It doesn't appear the city is ever going to get the money.    So with or without state support, the city is just going to tear it down.   The City Council on Tuesday
The Independent Investor: Trump's trade war
Over the weekend, the G-7 group of nations met to denounce the recent actions of the United States. This coming Friday, these same leaders convene in Quebec. President Trump will attend and seems determined to face them down.   Ever since the Trump administration announced plans to raise tariffs on imported steel and aluminum by 25
One-Time Campaign Backdrop Finally Approved For Demolition
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — It was three years ago when then-candidate for mayor Linda Tyer stood in front of a dilapidated John Street property and campaigned against blight.   "We have neighbors to this particular property who are doing their best to maintain their properties and sadly the condition of this property is having
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WCVB Pulled From Berkshire TV Lineups; Lawmakers Petition For It Back
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Spectrum is pulling WCVB Boston, Channel 5, from its lineup and Berkshire lawmakers are petitioning to get the station back.   Wednesday morning the station went dark on many televisions across the county. The change follows the removal of WWLP Channel 22 from the lineup last year. Now, state Rep. John
Berkshire Bank Shuts Down Offices to Volunteer in Community
The panels will make up all of the walls to the Gordon Deming project. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — At noon on Tuesday, all of the Berkshire Bank branches and operational centers closed.   But the employees didn't go home — they went to work.    In Pittsfield, 150 of them could be
Five Area Students Graduate From Williams College
             Keiana Ruby West Seema Amin Geff Halligan Fisher Evelyn B. Mahon WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College interim President Protik
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