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Pittsfield Ceremony Brief But the Fallen Still Remembered
Director of Veterans Services John Herrera speaks at Monday's observances. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Memorial Day trappings were traditional: an honor guard at Pittsfield Cemetery, the singing of the "The Star-Spangled Banner" by veteran and nonagenarian Anthony Pastore, and an address recalling the
Pittsfield Police Investigating 2 Shooting Incidents
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Police Department is investigating two shooting incidents that occurred in the city Sunday night and early Monday morning.   On Sunday 5/24/2020 at approximately 8:47pm,    Officers responded Sunday night at about 8:47 to Francis Avenue near the intersection of Bradford Street for a
CBS News Inviting Nationwide Participation of Taps
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Trumpeters and musicians of all ages across the nation are being invited to play taps at 3 p.m. on Memorial Day.   The idea comes from CBS News "On the Road" correspondent Steve Hartman and retired Air Force bugler Jari Villanueva to keep the spirit of the holiday alive. Parades and observances
Bloom Brothers Reopening in Pittsfield
Bloom Brothers will open for curbside pickup on Tuesday. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Bloom Brothers opened on Merrill Road in early March — only to close a few weeks later because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.    With the state now entering Phase 1 on its reopening plan, the marijuana
College Leaders Talk about Lessons Learned from COVID-19 Crisis
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Higher education is learning lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic that it will inform their operations long after the crisis has passed, a group of top administrators agreed on Friday.   "I had begun to think about the ways in which the modalities of teaching that remote learning offers can infuse and
In Cautious Song, Early Birds Proclaim Vernal Awakening
Oh what a joy to see goldfinches in small feeding flocks dining on sunflower seeds provided in the porch feeders. It is time with a steel bristle brush to clear out last year's thistles and scrape away any rust clogging the tiny holes suited so well for their small bills. What a treat to watch showy yellow and black males,
Berkshires Beat: Berkshire Museum Starting Series of Renovations
Museum renovations Construction fencing and heavy machinery will appear on South Street next week as the Berkshire Museum begins essential renovations. Together, three capital projects will preserve the 117-year-old museum structure and protect its unique collection of fine art, historical objects and scientific specimens for many years to
County's Colleges Train Workers for Post-Pandemic Economy
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The county's institutions of higher education are ready to do their part to help their students navigate their way through a post-COVID-19 economy.   On Friday, the presidents of Berkshire Community College, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and Williams College and the provost of Bard College at
'I Remember Mama': Motherhood: All Love Begins and Ends There
I wish that I were reviewing one of the half-dozen movies certain to be made when this pox upon our house is no more. But until that glorious return to normality has us resuming all the simple joys of life we take for granted, like going to the movies, I'll be retro-reviewing and thereby sharing with you the films that I've
Mayor Tyer Asks Residents to Maintain Cautions Over Holiday Weekend
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Memorial Day and the Fourth of July will be observed a great deal differently this year because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, especially the absence of parades.    In her weekly address Friday on Pittsfield Community Television, Mayor Linda Tyer said these
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