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BHS Limits Visitations as COVID Cases Rise
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Health Systems is changing it visitation guidelines beginning Wednesday to one visitor per patient and requiring medical-grade masking within its facilities.   Berkshire County has seen a significant uptick in COVID-19 cases, suspected to be the Delta variant, and an increase in
Morrison Pitches Berkshire Thunder to Another BABL Win
Seamus Morrison set a Berkshire Adult Baseball League record with his eighth win on the mound as the Berkshire Thunder topped Tunnel City Freight, 11-1, to improve to 10-2 this summer.   Morrison, Jake Barbarotta and Jesus Lay held Tunnel City to just one hit in the 35-year-old division win.   Kevin Robison went
Pittsfield Traffic Commission Nixes 2-Way Plan for Reed Street
The commission's vote was 2-1 against recommending the change with one member recusing. It was not  clear if the vote could stand. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Traffic Commission on Monday did not support Lee Bank's proposal that Reed Street be converted from one-way traffic to a two-way street in preparation for its
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Art Briefs: Music, Performances on Tap for August
'Celebration of Black Voices' Barrington Stage Company, as part of its Black Voices Matter initiative, is sponsoring "Celebration of Black Voices," a free five-day festival on Pittsfield's West Side, with free events celebrating the local Black community through artistic engagement.    The festival
Former Pittsfield Legion Post to Become Preschool
Ready Set Learn is installing a sodded playground area with a jungle gym and a fence. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Ready Set Learn Preschool is opening a second location in the heart of Pittsfield that will avail 80 additional spots for enrollment to meet growing demand.   The former American Legion post home at 41
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Hard-Working Americans Edged in Little League State Final
GLOUCESTER, Mass. -- One rough inning cannot wipe away one glorious month.   But it can help bring that month to an end.   Peabody West scored five times in the top of the second to erase an early deficit and went on to a 6-5 win over the Pittsfield Little League American Division 12-year-old All-Stars in Sunday's
VFW Post 448 Holds 68th Anniversary for 'Forgotten' Korean War
A monument commemorating the city's losses in the Korean War is situated  outside City Hall. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 448 held a brief ceremony Saturday morning for the 68th anniversary armistice of the Korean War, also known as the "Forgotten War." They gathered at the Korean
Bazinet, Konefal Key Comeback for Pittsfield at Little League State Tourney
GLOUCESTER, Mass. -- You could not ask for much more pressure to put on a relief pitcher in a Little League baseball game.   Pittsfield American Division All-Stars Manager Ty Perrault could not have asked for a tougher kid to take the ball.   Robby Bazinet threw 3-⅔ innings of scoreless relief, stranding seven
Berkshire Force 12U Squad Wraps Up Successful Summer
The Berkshire Force 12-and-under team placed second at this weekend's Summer Nationals at Fast Pitch in Connecticut.   Starting Tuesday, they had a record of 7-2-1.   The survived three games after entering the losers bracket early Friday morning. They then eliminated the New Jersey Blue Fire  Connecticut
July 2021 Has Been Wettest Month in at least 130 Years
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — If you thought that there has been more rain than usual this month, you aren't imagining things.   According to Jay Racela, environmental analysis lab supervisor and lecturer at Williams College, this July is the wettest month since record-keeping started 130 years ago.   More than 14
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