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Closings and Delays for Dec. 5

The following schools have reported closings or delays for Monday, Dec. 5:     Delays Adams-Cheshire Regional School District (Plunkett, Cheshire and Hoosac Valley) — 2 hour delay BART …

Sotheby's taps Williamstown business to help fight art fraud

NEW YORK - In bid to fight art fraud, Sotheby's has purchased a Berkshires-based forensics firm whose founder once helped the auction house belatedly identify a $10 million painting as a fake. Sotheby's said that Orion Analytical, based in …

Power outage silences WAMC Northeast Public Radio

A power outage atop Mount Greylock silenced WAMC Northeast Public Radio for about 18 hours - at least for those who listen to the Albany, N.Y.-based station on the radio. Stacey Rosenberry, director of operations for WAMC, said that the outage …

State News
Slow revenue growth shapes Mass. budget talks

BOSTON - Like mechanics puzzled by a car that runs just fine but struggles to get up to speed on the highway, budget writers got under the hood of the state budget Monday morning, trying to discern what they need to do to ensure their spending plans …

Mass., Quebec solidify ties with new research council

Should convicted former House speaker get his pension back?

Police: Meth lab found in tent at Cape Cod homeless camp

Teen charged in decapitation killing held without bail

Nation & world news
Trump taps Carson to head HUD

NEW YORK - Donald Trump chose retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, raising fresh concerns about the lack of experience some of Trump's Cabinet picks have with agencies they're …

Questions and answers on what's next for Dakota Access pipeline

City of the dead: No more room for the deceased as Syria's Aleppo is crushed

Gun-rights backers vow to 'go on offense'

Federal government blocks Dakota Access oil pipeline route

Local News

Pittsfield man charged with drugged driving after Vt. rollover

BENNINGTON, Vt. - A Pittsfield man is facing a charge of driving under the influence of drugs after after a rollover crash in Vermont on Sunday evening. Brandon P. Hall, 25, was driving a 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander on Route 7 just after 7 p.m. …

Cheshire man charged with impaired driving in Thanksgiving crash

NORTH ADAMS - A Cheshire man was allegedly under the influence of drugs and alcohol early Thanksgiving morning when his vehicle careened into a traffic pole and nearly struck a front porch on Orchard Street in Adams. Christopher Gray, 31, was …

Lenox meeting will aim to educate on school choice

LENOX - In order to clear up community perceptions about the role of nonresident enrollment in the district, the School Committee is planning a detailed informational meeting on school choice. The meeting is designed to educate the public on …

Pittsfield Public Schools makes special needs inclusivity a top priority

PITTSFIELD - Integrating students with special needs into city classrooms will be a priority for the district in the coming years. The move will put the district at the forefront of educational practices now being championed at the state and …

Stockbridge board OKs $50 an hour rate for fiscal 2018 budget help

STOCKBRIDGE - The deal is sealed for a helping hand from West Stockbridge Town Administrator Mark Webber as Stockbridge starts to prepare its operating and capital expense budgets for Fiscal Year 2018, which begins next July 1. At a recent …
Local sports
Miss Hall's basketball hosts fourth Tip-Off Classic; Hurricanes fall in fifth-place contest

PITTSFIELD - Miss Hall's ended its weekend at its own Tip-Off Classic with a 1-2 record, but coach Brad Horth and his Hurricanes still took a lot out of a weekend jam-packed with basketball action on the Miss Hall's campus. The Hurricanes …

Wahconah football falls short in Division IV state final

College Roundup: Lauren McCall's putback lifts Williams women to win

Notebook: Wahconah cheer takes in Gillette Stadium

Opinion
Our Opinion: States have the right to their own gun laws

The news that the National Rifle Association plans to "go on offense" in pushing gun owner rights is surprising from an organization that has never not been on offense (Eagle, December 5.) The national organization's coming assault on state gun laws …

Our Opinion: Battle against hatred begins at home

Our Opinion: Dakota pipeline isn't worth a tragedy

Our Opinion: A great opportunity for Rep. Neal

Our Opinion: Parking fees overdue for downtown Pittsfield

Opioid addiction battle is fought on several fronts

Food
Bits and Bites: Plenty of opportunities to dine with Santa

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA Ioka Valley Farm will hold Breakfast with Santa from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4. Hayrides, wreaths, decorations, gifts and the farm's pure maple syrup will be available. The farm is at …

Chewy molasses cookies are perfect for the holidays

Make chocolate rosemary biscotti for a snack or a gift

Sneaky ingredient makes fondue that's healthy

Entertainment
Wynton, Wynnona, Steep Canyon Rangers heading for the Mahaiwe

GREAT BARRINGTON - Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will headline the 2017 Mahaiwe Gala AT 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 30. "We have been working to secure a performance by Wynton Marsalis here for several years and are …

Kennedy Center honors president with a standing O

Controversy flares anew over "Last Tango's" infamous "butter" scene

Oscar taps Kimmel to host

PEOPLE: Dylan writes Nobel speech; Patti Smith to sing

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