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iBerkshires Celebrates 14 Years of Covering the Region
05:04PM / Friday, April 11, 2014
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Fourteen years.

Doesn't sound like much but in the virtual world it's pretty significant.

iBerkshires.com is celebrating its 14th birthday today. (That's why there's balloons and candles all over our site and Facebook page.)

We're only 9 years younger than the World Wide Web. And we're among the oldest, if not the oldest, hyperlocal news site not attached to any other media, print or otherwise. Even the much-ballyhooed iBrattleboro.com (no relation) didn't go live until 2003.

iBerkshires has been a little bit of everything over the years, a mix of press releases, community bulletin

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Opinion: Those Who Shall Not Be Named
By Tammy Daniels,
12:32AM / Friday, August 31, 2012
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There has been talk that a hate group with a pattern of disrupting the funerals of servicemen and servicewomen may make an appearance at the funeral of Michael DeMarsico on Saturday.

iBerkshires has determined that it will not name this group, it will not photograph this group, it will not interview this group, should it appear, and it will not tweet about this group.

We will not allow this group to use us to further its mission or promote its website through search engines. Our colleagues may argue that this is news and should be covered. That is their decision to make.

This extended family preaching a message of intolerance seems to have a pattern of announcing protests,

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iBerkshires.com Debuts New Look
By Tammy Daniels,
02:00PM / Tuesday, June 26, 2012
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We're launching a new look for iBerkshires.com today.

The new front page layout is lighter, easier to read and navigate and does a better job of featuring our top stories.

You'll still find all our most popular content — noteworthy items, obituaries, slideshows, people in the news — collected below our top stories. On the righthand side, look for easy access to high-traffic inside content like the iBerkshires Blotter (covering fires, crimes & accidents), columnists and more.

Our inside story pages will take even better advantage of photos to help illustrate our articles. And our new font is easier on

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iBerkshires Adds Facebook Commenting System
By Tammy Daniels,
05:56PM / Tuesday, April 17, 2012
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iBerkshires readers will notice a change at the bottom of our stories (and soon to be at the bottom of our blog posts) to the use of Facebook for comments.

While we encourage vigorous debate, too often lately our comment sections have been taken over by readers who seem more eager to grind personal axes than engage in civil discourse.

In the old days, people would have to provide their name, address and contact number. We're hoping that using Facebook will keep people on if not their best, at least their better behavior. We also think it will make it easier for people to share articles and information.

We've also made it easier to share through sites like Pinterest and Linked-In.

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iBerkshires Adds 'FlyerCentral' To Advertising Options
By Tammy Daniels,
06:17PM / Friday, March 09, 2012
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has added a new function that will allow readers to post fliers and advertisements on our sites. FlyerCentral is easy to use and low in cost at only $2 a day.

You can select our main news site, iBerkshires.com, and one or more of iBerkshires daughter sites of NorthAdams.com, Pittsfield.com and Williamstown.com.

Set the dates you want the flier to be posted.

Write a description of your event or promotion, add in the address so people can find it on a Google map, a contact number if needed and a link to a website. Then upload your flier as an image or a pdf file. 

You can preview your flier and create an account. Once you're all set, fill out the credit or debit card

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