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Adams Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Terror Plot
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
03:02PM / Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Defense attorney David Hoose speaks outside the courthouse on Wednesday after Alex Ciccolo's sentencing.  SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Three years and two months after an arrest that eventually led to charges of violating federal terrorism statutes, an Adams man has agreed to begin serving a 20-year sentence and a lifetime of supervised release.   Alexander Ciccolo appeared Wednesday afternoon before Judge Mark G. Mastroianni in U.S. District Court, but the now-convicted terrorist said little in a 47-minute hearing, only speaking up to answer direct questions from the judge.   Mastroianni accepted the sentencing recommendation agreed to in advance by the government

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Museum of Dog Planning Move to Larger Quarters in Pittsfield
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
12:16PM / Wednesday, September 05, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Museum of Dog needs a bigger doghouse.   Owner David York had plans to rehabilitate the former Quinn's Paint & Wallpaper building at the corner of Canal and Union streets but now says the historic building isn't large enough for his collection of dog artifacts and art — and to do the programming he's planning.    "We are averaging over 800 visitors per week and we are out of room," York wrote in an email about putting the building on the market. "People are driving 2 to 3 hours for experiences at Museum of Dog with their dogs."   York opened his collection in the 8,000-square-foot building earlier

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Consider Financial Gifts for Your Grandchildren
Submitted by Edward Jones,
10:22AM / Wednesday, September 05, 2018

National Grandparents Day is observed on Sept. 9. If you're a grandparent, you may get some gifts or cards – or maybe even a phone call! But you might feel that it's better to give than to receive, especially when it comes to your grandchildren. And you can make a real difference in their lives by making a financial gift for their future. 

For starters, think about your grandchildren's education. If college or some type of vocational school is in their future, you may want to help them meet some of the costs, which can be considerable. One common education-savings vehicle is a 529 savings plan. With this plan, earnings on withdrawals are tax free, provided they are

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Gonzalez Wins Primary to Take on Charlie Baker
12:44AM / Wednesday, September 05, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The local district attorney's race was the hottest ticket in Tuesday's primary but there were plenty of other races on the ballots for both parties.    On the Democratic side, Jay Gonzalez outpolled Bob Massie by nearly double to move onto the general election. A former administrator under Gov. Deval Patrick, he'll face popular Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, who's pursuing a third term.    For lieutenant governor, Quentin Palfrey bested Jimmy Tingle to win the nomination with nearly 60 percent of the vote. Palfrey's been in the Berkshires fairly frequently over the past months.    William Galvin easily swept

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Harrington Claims Victory in Tight District Attorney Race
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
12:14AM / Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Harrington takes the stage to thank her supporters.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The race for the district attorney post turned into long slog into the evening as incumbent Paul Caccaviello attempted to fend off prime challenger Andrea Harrington.    The lead between the candidates shifted as the votes in the two cities were recorded but narrowed as ballots from the smaller towns came streaming in. Harrington opened up a lead that couldn't be overcome.   It was after 11 p.m. before Harrington, a defense attorney, claimed victory, her supporters chanting "Andrea, Andrea" as she took the microphone to thank them.    But she and her followers

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MCLA Opens Year With Plans to Enhance Programming, Raise Visibility
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
01:00PM / Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Birge, with his wife, Lisa, pulls raffle tickets for a good cause.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is welcoming just over 400 incoming students this year — but it wants more.    At the annual campus breakfast marking the start of the semester, college President James Birge detailed some of the priorities designed to "position MCLA to strengthen and enhance the college," including enrollment.   "This fall, we will welcome 415 new students to MCLA," Birge told the crowded cafeteria on Tuesday morning.. "This number is lower than last year at this time by about 25 students. Although we had budgeted for a

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Berkshire Voters Head to the Polls on Primary Day
02:32AM / Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Voters go to the polls today, Tuesday, to decide a number of party primaries, several of which will determine the winner before the general election in November.    Voting in all cities and towns is from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; find polling places for your communities here. Those enrolled in a party must vote in that party's primary; voters who are unenrolled may choose which primary to vote in.    Perhaps the most significant race on the ballot Tuesday is for Berkshire district attorney. Three Democrats are vying for the post in an election that will determine the winner of the office -- barring any last-minute write-in effort in November.    Paul Caccaviello,

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Ranked Choice Voting Seen as Way to End Vote Splitting In Elections
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
12:21AM / Tuesday, September 04, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Voters are heading to the polls this Tuesday to cast ballots for one of the three candidates in the Berkshire district attorney's race.   But they have to figure out the game -- this election, just like last year's for state representative in North County, won't simply identify a party candidate but who will win the office.   So if their favorite candidate loses, did that pull a vote from their second choice? Vote splitting has been an ongoing conversation in every election when there are more than two candidates. Two candidates can pull from the same like-minded voting pool and a third candidate cruises to victory -- sometimes with less than

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Zamore Wins Mount Greylock Road Race
07:46PM / Sunday, September 02, 2018
ADAMS, Mass. -- Turner Zamore Sunday won the 43rd annual Mount Greylock Road Race, reaching the summit of the commonwealth’s highest peak in 53 minutes, 11.62 seconds.   Zamore, 34, set a pace of 6:39 per mile to lead a pack of 254 finishers.   He finished just more than three minutes ahead of runner-up Cameron Cogburn, 32, who clocked a time of 56:21.80.   The top female finisher in the race was Meghan Davis, 16, who placed 10th overall in 1:00:40.27.

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Endorsements Roll in For Final Push in District Attorney Race
Staff Reports,
07:41AM / Sunday, September 02, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — As the primary election day approaches, a number of elected officials have been choosing their sides in the district attorney race.   Whether those final affirmations by well-known names will swing any late-deciders toward — or away — from a candidate is yet to be seen. Still, the candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for Berkshire district attorney, and essentially the election, have been showcasing the support they racked up.    Paul Caccaviello, the incumbents, boasts of two former mayors, city councilors in both Pittsfield and North Adams, and Sheriff Thomas Bowler as lead endorsements in his camp. Andrea Harrington reeled in

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North Adams Man Charged In Fatal Hit And Run Accident
Staff Reports,
06:30AM / Saturday, September 01, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A 32-year-old North Adams man was arraigned Friday on charges related to the fatal accident last week that killed Alan Keefe of Pittsfield.   Brian Dillard is accused of crashing a stolen pickup truck he was driving into the 49-year-old Keefe, who was operating a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, on Linden Street and then fleeing the scene. The accident occurred at about 5:40 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24.   He was arrested by North Adams Police on Thursday evening on an outstanding warrant and transferred to Central Berkshire District Court on Friday afternoon to answer to the motor vehicle homicide charges.   Dillard was ordered to be held without bail at

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Shade Scores Six TDs in Springfield College's Opener
11:34PM / Friday, August 31, 2018
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Pittsfield High School graduate Chad Shade Friday ran for 247 yards and six touchdowns to lead the Springfield College football team to a 42-21 win over Western New England.   After WNE took an early lead, Shade scored from 5 yards out to tie the game midway through the first quarter.   He added two more TDs before half-time to make it 21-7.   Late in the third quarter, Shade broke off a 75-yard run for the longest play of the game.   Pittsfield's Jonny Bianchi, a graduate of Cushing Academy, recorded four tackles and broke up three passes for the Pride.   Springfield travels to New Jersey to face Kean College next Saturday.

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