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Pittsfield's Patti Helps College Team Win League Title
It is championship time for college athletes in fall sports, and Berkshire County products are contributing for their teams throughout New England and beyond.   On Saturday, the Wentworth College women’s soccer team won the Commonwealth Coast Conference title with a 4-0 win over Gordon, and sophomore Taylor Patti
BArT Blows Its Own Horn at Breakfast
ADAMS, Mass. — Four days before Massachusetts voters decide whether to raise the commonwealth's cap on charter schools, the director of Berkshire County's lone charter school Friday made the case for continued support of the junior-senior high school. Julia Bowen told a crowd at the school's annual Fall Breakfast that
'Denial': Adding Insult to Injury
A-10345 Point of disclosure: That was the number on the inside of my mother's arm ... my personal proof that there was a Holocaust. The A denoted Auschwitz. The numbers added up to 13. She said it was her lucky number. I don't think she'd mind me telling you. While there were times when Dorothy Goldberger (R.I.P.) absolutely
Governor Signs Bill to Allow Lenox, Lee and Stockbridge to Share Administrator
BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday signed a bill that will allow the towns of Lee, Lenox, and Stockbridge, if they so choose, to share a town administrator on a regional or joint basis. The bill was sponsored by Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli, D-Lenox. Last December, Pignatelli was joined by Baker and Lt. Gov.
DeMarsico Pasta Dinner, 5K Set for Nov. 12 and 13
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The annual Up Front  for DeMar 5K race and 1 mile walk and pasta dinner will be held Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 12 and 13.   These annual events raise money for the SPC Michael R DeMarsico II scholarship fund and to honor DeMarsico and all who serve and have served.   SPC DeMarsico was
Young BArT Harriers Excel at League Championships
ADAMS, Mass. -- In its first year hosting the River Valley Athletic League cross country championships, the teams from BArT Charter were hospitable.   The course at the Greylock Glen? Slightly less so.   “We definitely have the hardest 5K course in the county, I think,” Berkshire Arts and Technology coach
Autumn Leaves Prelude to White Winter
Driving around Northern Berkshire County this gorgeous October treats both residents and visitors alike to stunning, vibrant, oranges, reds and golds of the autumn leaves. Leaf peepers drive to the Berkshires from all over to take in the breathless beauty of the trees atop Mount Greylock, Jiminy Peak, the Taconic Mountains and more. In the
Letter: Check Hinds on Tuesday
To the Editor: As we look out to next Tuesday, there is a wide breadth of questions and various positions both national and local that every eligible voter has the right and responsibility to vote on. No matter what side you take on any of these decisions, they will not only affect our lives, but the lives of future generations in the
Don't Overlook Long-term Care Costs
How much money will you need in retirement? To arrive at an estimate, you should consider various factors, such as where you'll live, how much you plan to travel, and so on. Not surprisingly, you'll also need to think about health care costs, which almost always rise during retirement. But there's one area you might overlook:
Letter: Question 2 Contrary to the Commonwealth
To the Editor: Charter schools are an expensive proposition in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with no oversight from our locally elected officials.  This year over $400 million will be diverted from local school districts to fund these privately managed schools. The broad coalition that has organized against this misguided
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