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Baseball in the Berkshires Offers Thursday Talk, June Display in Cheshire
08:08PM / Monday, June 13, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. – Baseball in the Berkshires continues an active summer this month with a speech on Thursday and a new display in Cheshire starting Tuesday, June 21.   On Thursday at 10:45 a.m., the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires hosts Baseball in the Berkshires director Larry Moore for an exploration of the rich local history of the “National Pastime” in our region.   The free program will be presented in person as part of the Federation’s Connecting with Community Series presented at Knesset Israel and will be followed by a kosher hot lunch. Lunch is a $3 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age or $7 for all

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Independence Day Run Returns
03:47PM / Friday, June 10, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Health Systems (BHS) announces the return of the Independence Day Run, held just before the start of the Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade.    The 5K race has not been held since 2019 due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The return of the run marks its 35th year.    "We're excited to announce the return of this Fourth of July holiday tradition," said Darlene Rodowicz, President and CEO of Berkshire Health Systems. "For over three decades the Independence Day Run has drawn thousands of impassioned runners and weekend warriors from the Berkshires and far beyond to kick-off the parade with a focus on community

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'Striking Out Cancer' Fundraiser Adds Softball Game
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
11:20AM / Tuesday, June 07, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — For its second year, a local cancer fund-raiser is offering twice the opportunities to participate.   "It was all men last year, and we had a couple of people come up and say, 'How about women's softball,'" Joe DiCicco said recently. "I said, 'Yeah, I'm all for it. We'll try it.'"   So put softball on the schedule for this year's edition of Striking out Cancer in the Berkshires, the daylong fundraiser for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute that DiCicco inaugurated last summer.   This year's event is scheduled for Saturday, June 18, at 9:30, again on Buddy Pellerin Field at Clapp

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Taconic High School Track Will Be Temporarily Closed
12:10PM / Wednesday, June 01, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Beginning Thursday, June 2, the track at Taconic High School will be closed to community use due to repairs to the rubberized track surface.    Work will continue through Sunday, June 5.   While the track is not open to public use, arrangements have been made to accommodate specific student activities on portions of the track.   Following this work, line marking is slated to occur within two weeks.

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Taconic Names Softball Field After Late Teacher and Coach Kevin Harrington
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
04:38AM / Tuesday, May 31, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Taconic High School's softball field has been dedicated to a former teacher and alumni that died suddenly in 2019.

On Wednesday, the School Committee approved the naming of the Kevin P. Harrington Memorial Softball Field. Harrington graduated from Taconic in 2000 and went on the teach at the high school for 13 years.

With years of significant involvement in the girl's softball team as assistant and head coach, he was said to be a respected educator who truly loved his job in the classroom and on the field.

"I'm 100 percent in support of naming the Taconic softball field after late Taconic teacher Mr. Harrington," student representative

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Staff needed for Pittsfield Summer Playground Program
08:03AM / Monday, May 23, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Pittsfield Department of Community Development Recreation Program is seeking applicants for playground leaders and a playground supervisor for the Summer Playground Program.   The program provides activities for children at several parks throughout the city during the week. Playground leaders’ tasks include creating safe and supervised environments filled with varying activities such as sports, games, arts and crafts, and nature projects.    The supervisor is responsible for the planning, supervising, and operations of the program.   Candidates wishing to be considered for a playground leader position must be at least 16 years of age,

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Kinney, Grout Win Steel Rail Races Marathon
06:34PM / Sunday, May 22, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- Lenox's Sarah Kinney and New York's Derek Grout Sunday were the winners of the Steel Rail Races marathon.   Kinney finished in a time of 3 hours, 42.11 seconds to place fifth overall.   Grout of Lebanon Springs, N.Y., was the first marathoner across the finish line, clocking a time of 3:08:51, 11 minutes ahead of runner-up Teddy Millot of Oradell, N.J.   The marathon was one of three races conducted by the Berkshire Running Center on the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail through Pittsfield, Lanesborough, Cheshire and Adams.   Williamstown's Dusty Lopez won the half marathon in a time of 1:18:28, five minutes ahead of Pittsfield's Mark Rabasco

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PHS JV Baseball Goes Undefeated this Spring
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09:11AM / Thursday, May 19, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- The junior varsity baseball team at Pittsfield High recently concluded its season with a record of 17-0.   The Generals JV scored 179 runs while giving up just 26 for an average margin of victory of 10.5-1.5.   The team is coached by Anthony Jones, Zach Zerbato and Ben Stohr.

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Soccer Officials Sought
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10:41AM / Wednesday, May 04, 2022
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People 14 and up are invited to apply to become soccer referees for youth sports.   For information, contact Nigel Gayle at 413-329-3635.

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Women's Run, Community 5K Returns on Mother's Day
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01:55PM / Tuesday, May 03, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. – Berkshire Running Center and MountainOne are sponsoring the 45th running of the Women’s Running Race and Community 5K on Sunday at BCC.   Historically held on Mother’s Day, this event makes the claim of being the longest held all female running event in the country. The event will be returning in person after a long hiatus with three races, all of which will raise funds for the Elizabeth Freeman Center.   “MountainOne is pleased to support the amazing work of both the Berkshire Running Center and the Elizabeth Freeman Center, not to mention honoring all of the wonderful women in our community,” MountainOne Vice President of

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