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Pittsfield Voters Will Narrow Candidate Field in 3 Races
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Voters will head to the polls Tuesday to narrow the field in three races: Ward 5, Ward 6 and mayor.    While the entire city will be deciding which two of the four candidates for mayor will be moving on to the general election in November, only Wards 5 and 6 will determine the top two candidates vying
Force 12U Softball Team Rallies for Win
The Berkshire Force 12-and-under travel softball league rallied to win the second of two games Sunday in the Capital Region Fall Ball league.   Grace Juliano singled down the third-base line as time expired to score Mia DeJesus and Audrianna Pelkey, beating the Guilderland, N.Y., Red, 11-10.   Audrina Maloney went
Northern Berkshire Coalition Brainstorms Topics for Year
Jacob Schutz, assistant principal at Mount Greylock Regional School, speaks about keeping communication open between the community and its schools on Friday at the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition first monthly forum. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition held its annual "needs assessment
Distillers See Fertile Ground for Spirits in the Berkshires
Matt Brogan and Katherine Hand began their cidery in a closet in Brooklyn; now they're setting up in the mill next to Riley. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Two sets of artisan distillers from different parts of the county are setting up shop in a renovated mill along the so-called "Cultural
Pittsfield School Committee Updated on Beginning of School Year
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Pittsfield Public Schools has started the new school year with more than 5,000 students enrolled in pre-kindergarten through Grade 12.   School administrators provided an update the beginning of the year at Wednesday's School Committee meeting.   "I would like to welcome everybody
@theMarket: Investors Discover Value Stocks
Value stocks, those equities that have fallen out of favor, have made a comeback this week. These underpriced orphans have become the new darlings of Wall Street, while high-flyers (think software and some tech) have sold off. What does this say about the markets?   The short answer is that we have more room to run. It means, in my
Pittsfield to Release Morningside Fire Station RFP Again
The council is hoping a developer will be interested in the long-closed Morningside firehouse. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City Council wants to offload the historic Morningside Fire Station, optimally, to a developer.   The council had requested that the city conduct a surplus property sale and, Tuesday, it
The Independent Investor: Europe Throws in the Towel
The European Central Bank (ECB) announced a major new stimulus package on Thursday. A key interest rate was reduced, and a new bond-buying program was announced, amounting to $22 billion per month. In the past, those efforts would have been enough to boost the European economy, but will it be enough this time around? It is not as if we
Firefighters Knock Down Fire at Lanesborough Truck Repair Shop
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — A swift response knocked down a small fire in a garage bay at Village Truck Sales on Thursday evening.    A motorist notified police that he believed there was a fire at the Route 8 business and Fire Chief Charlie Durfee said the call of a structure fire came in at 5:39 p.m.   "The
Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Sept. 13-19
Next Thursday, Sept. 19 is 3rd Thursday: Walk a Mile! The final 3rd Thursday of 2019 is 3rd Thursday: Walk a Mile, a fun annual fundraiser which raises money for the
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