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Longtime Wahconah Coach John Kovacs Hangs Up His Whistle
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
01:08AM / Friday, July 30, 2021
DALTON, Mass. — For more than three decades, John Kovacs has been doing right by the Wahconah boys soccer program.   That includes his decision this summer to step down as the varsity head coach.   "For me, it was timing," Kovacs said on Thursday. "The passion is still there, but the energy … I'm not able to give what the kids need. I said to myself, 'The program is a great program. It needs new blood and new energy.'"   "I'm no longer a good fit, and I'm OK with that. I've been there so long, and it's wonderful. It just needs new blood."   "Wonderful" could be an understatement, if the

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Dog Perishes in Pittsfield Structure Fire
07:49PM / Thursday, July 29, 2021

Firefighters used several avenues of attack to douse the blaze. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A midday fire Thursday on South Atlantic Avenue killed a pet and left a family homeless.   Police happened to be at a neighboring house when they were notified of a fire at 16 South Atlantic. The Fire Department was called out at 12:35 p.m. and found "heavy fire conditions" on the first floor in the kitchen area, reported Deputy Chief Daniel Garner.   The fire had extended into the adjoining rooms of the 2 1/2-story, wood frame home. Crews from four engines and a ladder truck attacked the blaze; a primary search was conducted to ensure no one was in the

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The Retired Investor: Olympic Price Tag Breaks Records
By Bill Schmick,
04:39PM / Thursday, July 29, 2021
After the Olympic Games conclude on Aug. 8, Japan will still be tallying the final cost of hosting the games. Indications are that the final price tag could be more than $20 billion.   Was it worth it?   The most recent polling data suggest the answer is a resounding "no," at least as far as the Japanese are concerned. Over 83 percent of the people polled, who live in Japan, believe the Olympics should not have taken place this week. To the Japanese, it is not just the expense of the games, but the holding of this event while the country is in the midst of a resurgence in the Delta variant of the coronavirus. Many fear the games will cause a "super spreader"

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BRTA Seeks Input For Proposed Bus Stops
03:59PM / Thursday, July 29, 2021
PITSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) is seeking public input and comments regarding proposed fixed route bus stop locations along the BRTA bus routes throughout Berkshire County.    These locations are temporarily marked with a numbered "Proposed Bus Stop Location" sign. The public is directed to email operations@berkshirerta.com, or call (413) 499-2782 extension 2895, with any comments, questions, or concerns regarding these proposed bus stop locations.   Future bus stops will include bus stop signs. Not all locations have these "Proposed Bus Stop Location" signs out. This will be a phased approach throughout the county

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Pittsfield Babe Ruth 13s Fall One Short of World Series
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires.com Sports
02:46PM / Thursday, July 29, 2021
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Norwalk, Conn.’s, Chase DePalma started Thursday’s Babe Ruth 13-year-old New England Regional championship game with a strikeout.   He ended it seven innings later with his second strikeout of the game.   In between, DePalma served up a steady diet of ground ball outs and held the Pittsfield 13s to just three hits in leading the Connecticut state champions to a 8-0 win and a berth in next month’s World Series in Jamestown, N.Y.   DePalma needed to throw just 76 pitches in the complete-game gem. In the fifth inning, he threw just seven, and in the sixth, he needed just four in a pair of 1-2-3 efforts.   “I think it’s a

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Carr Hardware Window Wraps Deemed 'Art' Not Signage
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
01:31PM / Thursday, July 29, 2021

The Rasers say the glass behind the wraps aren't windows into the building but fronts to enclosed display cases. 

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Carr Hardware owners Marshall and Bart Raser were "disappointed" that they had to face the Zoning Board of Appeals regarding artwork and signage on their North Street store.

"In a quick drive around town tonight, on my way here, I found 31 businesses, which I'd be happy to list, all with the same window violation that you're proposing for Carr's," Bart Raser said to the panel on Wednesday night

"I don't know why you're picking on us, I don't know, but our hope is that it's a significant

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Former Olympian Receives Additional Indictments
08:04AM / Thursday, July 29, 2021
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Last week, a Berkshire County Grand Jury returned indictments against Conrad Mainwaring, 69, on four additional charges, three counts of indecent assault and battery on a person who has attained age 14 and one count of indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14 after investigators identified two more victims.   The court is currently detaining Mainwaring at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $200,000 bail on 12 counts of indecent assault and battery – nine counts of indecent assault and battery on a child who has attained age 14 and three counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14.   Berkshire

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Tavern at A Granted Entertainment License Over Neighbor Opposition
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
12:42AM / Thursday, July 29, 2021

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Tavern at the A on the General Electric Athletic Course (GEAA) is under new management and is staged for weeklong live music despite pushback from some abutters.

On Monday, the Licensing Board approved an amended weekday entertainment license for the bar that was recently acquired by the former owner of Skyline Country Club in Lanesborough, James Mitus.

The weekday entertainment license permits "The A" to have live and recorded music events until 10 p.m. from Monday to Wednesday, 11 p.m. on Thursday, and 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Originally, the bar indicated that it wanted to be permitted for entertainment from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. every day

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Inspect Boxwood Shrubs for Invasive Box Tree Moths
04:11PM / Wednesday, July 28, 2021
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) and U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) urge anyone in Massachusetts who may have purchased boxwood shrubs this spring to check the plants for signs of box tree moths.   MDAR has received notification from APHIS that a number of nurseries within the Commonwealth received Canadian boxwood plants that were potentially infested with box tree moths.    Box tree moths are an invasive pest that feed on the leaves of boxwood shrubs and can cause complete defoliation, eventually killing the plant. While state and federal inspectors have not found any signs

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Elizabeth Freeman Center Launches Rise Together for Safety and Justice
12:08PM / Wednesday, July 28, 2021
PITTSFIELD, Mass — Elizabeth Freeman Center (EFC) announced the launch of "Rise Together for Safety and Justice," an evolution of their annual Third Thursday Walk a Mile fundraiser.    Like the previous 10 years, EFC will continue to hold its annual event in September, soliciting the support and participation of local businesses, organizations, and individuals to help raise awareness and support for the work its staff, board and volunteers do every day in domestic and sexual violence prevention and response.   "While our fundraiser theme has changed, our vision remains the same. We envision our community free from domestic and sexual violence in which all

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Comfortable Temperatures, Thunderstorms in Store For The Rest of the Week
Staff Reports ,
12:00PM / Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Temperatures are expected to stay in the 70s this week. This is lower than the seasonal average.   Meteorologist Steve Caporizzo tweeted a graphic Tuesday indicating that temperatures have typically been in the 80s this time of year.    Today in North Adams, temperatures should stay in the 70s with mostly cloudy skies. According to Accuweather, do not expect the temperature to go above 76 Wednesday   Similar conditions can be found in Central and South County. Accuweather predicts a little more sun further south.   One thing of note: as of Wednesday afternoon there are no air quality alerts. Currently, MassDEP reports that air quality is "good" in

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MCLA Accepting Applicants for Fall Degree Completion Program
07:50AM / Wednesday, July 28, 2021
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — MCLA's Division of Graduate and Continuing Education is accepting applicants to the College's fall Degree Completion Program, a cohort-style program that begins Sept. 1 for students looking for a non-traditional path to a bachelor's degree.     MCLA's Degree Completion Program is best suited for those who have an associate's degree or some college credits. Each program is conducted in a cohort-style learning format, in which students begin their course of study with a group of their peers and proceed through the program together. Classes are offered in the evening and online to help students balance work, family commitments, and

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