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Three Berkshires Women Named 'Unsung Heroines'
Liz Mitchell of the Freeman Center, seen with North Adams Mayor Thomas Bernard announcing Domestic Violence Month last year, was nominated by state Rep. John Barrett III. BOSTON — Three Berkshires women were named Unsung Heroines for 2019 during a State House ceremony on Tuesday. State Sen. Adam G. Hinds nominated Donna
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'Aladdin' Goes Dark, Political and Not As Much Fun
Welcome back to the "Mom Review"! My sidekick Noelle is now a teenager at 13 but she is still willing to share her thoughts on the movies, plays and other family-friendly events we experience to give our Berkshires.com readers a different take on the local cultural scene. First, I'll share my thoughts, and then Noelle will share
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Pittsfield Hoop Club Awards Five Scholarships
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- The Pittsfield Hoop Club continues its long-standing tradition of supporting local student-athletes and celebrating the city’s rich sports tradition with the announcement of the Class of 2019 Scholarship Award Recipients.   Since 1998, The Pittsfield Hoop Club has contributed more than $85,000 to local
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Two Pittsfield Firefighters Resign After Residency Challenged
All five new hires came from the group that took the 2016 exam. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Two newly hired firefighters resigned after Civil Service ruled they were incorrectly given a residency preference on the Civil Service exam.   The Civil Service Commission called for an investigation into the matter after a
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Farley-Bouvier, Hinds Chat Environmental Issues At Pittsfield Forum
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The state hopes to see more renewable energy from solar so it's incentivizing development.   However, the way the programs are currently established, solar often comes at the expense of cutting trees.   "We have perverse incentives for solar. It is cheaper for a  developer to
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Third Man Charged In January Murder In Pittsfield
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A third man has been charged in the killing of 18-year-old Jaden Salois in January.   Dasean Smith, 21, is now charged with murder, carrying a firearm without a license, and possession of a firearm while committing a felony. Judge Mark Mason ordered him to be held without bail.    Smith
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Herberg Set to Take on Ambitious Improvement Plan Thanks to State Grant
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Thanks to a $900,000 state grant, Herberg Middle School is poised to vastly improve the academics in the building.   Herberg has had low scores on state assessments leading it into "turnaround status" and Principal Martin McEvoy and Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning Lisa Lesser
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Berkshires Beat: BNRC Upgrades Popular Trails for 2019 Summer Season
Trail facelifts On Monday, June 10, state Rep. Smitty Pignatelli joined members of the Berkshire Natural Resources Council (BNRC) board of directors, volunteers, staff and nature trail enthusiasts to unveil a redesigned trailhead kiosk and enhanced on-trail signage at BNRC's flagship conservation reserve, Yokun Ridge South at
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Berkshires' Summer Jazz Camp Enrollment Open
CHESHIRE, Mass. — The Berkshires' Summer Jazz Camp returns this August and sign-ups are open now.    In mid-August, high school and middle school students throughout the county will get a chance to sit in with a group of master jazz musicians at Hoosac Valley High School.     "The students
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Lenox Woman Struck Crossing Route 7 on Friday
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — An 85-year-old Lenox woman was struck by a car on South Street, Route 7, on Friday night. The victim, whose name has not be released, was taken to Berkshire Medical Center by Action Ambulance with what police are describing as "serous injuries." The woman was initially treated at the scene by
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