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State Senate Approves Expanding Veterans Tax Write Off Program
BOSTON, Mass. — The state Senate wants to give veterans the ability to "work off" more of their tax bills through community service.   The Senate on Thursday passed a bill to increase the amount veterans can work off from $1,000 to $1,500 in work-off programs.    "Currently, senior citizens
Tomkiewicz, Jones Record Hat Tricks for Berkshire Attack
MOUNT HERMON, Mass. -- The Berkshire Attack girls lacrosse team recently dropped a 13-9 loss to Catamount Lacrosse at Northfield Mount Hermon School.   Hoosac Valley Regional High School's Sarah Tomkiewicz and Mount Greylock's Carolyn Jones each scored three goals for the Attack.   Wahconah's Maddie Nief
Little Bellas Mentors Young Girls Through Mountain Biking
The program was so well liked in the first year that nearly all of the girls returned. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — There is nothing else Mary Parkman would want to do instead of going mountain biking with her friends.   It gives her confidence, camaraderie, and is a lot of fun. Now she is passing on what has been
Berkshire Force 12U Team Wins County Title
PITTSFIELD, MASS. -- The Berkshire Force 12-and-under softball team jumped out to a five-run lead after two innings and held off Dalton for an 9-3 win in the Berkshire County Championship at the Doyle Complex.   Maddie Ladowski scattered six hits and struck out five to earn the win in the circle, and Abby Lummus went 2-for-4
Governor Signs Re-Written Marijuana Bill
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Gov. Charlie Baker signed updated marijuana regulations into law Friday.   Voters had passed the legalization of recreational use of marijuana in November and since then lawmakers have been reworking the law, which included a six-month delay. After negotiations between the House and Senate, the Legislature
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Berkshire Children and Families Taps New President and CEO
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Board of Directors of Berkshire Children and Families has appointed Colleen White Holmes as president and CEO, beginning Aug. 7. She assumes the position held by Carolyn Mower Burns, who died in November 2016. Berkshire Children and Families, with offices in Pittsfield and Hadley, is in its 130th year of
Rotary Club of Pittsfield Announces Kagan Award Recipients
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Sheri L. Quinn and Anthony C. Mazzeo are the 40th recipients of the Rotary Club of Pittsfield's prestigious Dr. David B. Kagan Award. This award was established in 1977 in memory of Dr. David B. Kagan, a long-time Pittsfield Rotarian and community citizen. The award has been given annually to one female and
Cultural Pittsfield This Week: July 28-Aug. 3
SAT Summer Gala & Shaker Island After-party at
Superior Court Briefs: July 21 - July 27
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Friday, July 21.   Jose Valqui, 53, of Pittsfield was found not guilty on single counts of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a disabled person, and caretaker abuse on a disabled person.   Valqui was accused of assaulting a student on May
Pittsfield Man Arrested On Kidnapping Charges In New York
NEW LEBANON, N.Y. — A Pittsfield, Mass. man was arrested for kidnapping by New York State Police on Thursday.   Police say Charles Tabon, 38, of Pittsfield, Mass. and Megan Vandeusen, 28, of New Lebanon, are both charged with kidnapping after allegedly holding a woman against her will in New Lebanon.   Police say
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