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'Thank you for coming. Because of you, we can make a difference'

I'm here. I made it. I'm alive, even though my nerves are at an all-time high. I'm ready to conqueror. After all I have to remain fearless for women who haven't found their strength to break free. I have to keep my Nana's dream alive and not let …

$2.18 million grant could improve access, landscaping at Greylock Mill, athletic complex

NORTH ADAMS — Thanks to a state grant, the developers of the Greylock Mill have $2.18 million to improve parking and landscaping, but the City Council must take action for the work to begin. The mill's owner, Greylock Works LLC, must grant the …

Nita Doss: Nana marched in '63, now it's my turn

"It was the fire in her eyes, the flash of her teeth, the swing in her waist and the joy in her feet." —Maya Angelou My Nana, JoAnne Fitz was a phenomenal woman. She told stories, laughed with me, but most of all, she taught me life's most …

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'I've seen rain:' James Taylor bemoans end of Obama era

BOSTON (AP) — Half a world away from Washington, James Taylor is greeting fans with a video bemoaning the end of the Obama era.The singer emailed a clip to fans on his mailing list from French Polynesia on the eve of Donald Trump's …

3 high school seniors among 4 killed in crash of stolen SUV

US Rep. Capuano also planning Trump inauguration boycott

Gov. Baker heading to DC for Trump inauguration celebrations

Bristol, Plymouth county sheriffs to join ICE program

Nation & world news
EPA: Chrysler faked emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday accused Fiat Chrysler of installing secret software that allowed more than 100,000 of its diesel vehicles to emit pollutants above legal levels.The case has echoes of one against Volkswagen, which on …

Trump praises the CIA, bristles over inaugural crowd counts

Trump takes charge

Obama toasts with tears and thanks

Trump takes charge: Sworn in as nation's 45th president

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Pittsfield pair face charges in theft of copper wire worth over $13,000

PITTSFIELD — At 2 a.m. Wednesday, Phillip Davis showed up at Edward Cunagin's home and told him he needed help doing a job. About 10 hours later, both men were in police custody, accused of stealing over $13,000 worth of copper wire.The men …

No bail for Pittsfield brothers charged with having drugs, 'arsenal'

PITTSFIELD — A pair of city brothers accused of storing a small arsenal of weapons and approximately $10,000 worth of drugs in their Students Lane home have been ordered held without bail for the next four months.Derrick V. King, 39, and …

Pittsfield man again acquitted in break-ins; admits hitting Colonial Theatre

PITTSFIELD — For the second time in less than three years, a city man accused in a series of break-ins has been acquitted.Timothy W. Welch, 48, was found not guilty Friday on charges of nighttime breaking and entering to commit a felony, …

Jewish centers vigilant after second wave of threats

A second wave of bomb threats this month to Jewish Community Centers nationwide remains outside of Berkshire County, with JCCs in Newton and Worcester the only impacted sites in Massachusetts.Bomb threats were reported at Jewish Community Centers in …

Taconic rolls out the welcome mat

PITTSFIELD — "Welcome to Taconic!" The greeting was extended again and again Thursday night as about 300 people wended their way through the halls of the vocational high school for an open house. "There's a lot to see and do," said Peter …
Local sports
Hoosac Valley girls dispatch Longmeadow at Coaches vs. Cancer

CHESHIRE — The Hoosac Valley girls had Saturday's game against defending MIAA Division II champion Longmeadow circled on their calendar for a long time.The wait proved worth it, as the Hurricanes routed the Lancers in the final game of …

Coaches vs. Cancer roundup: Mount Everett's Carpenter scores 49 points while Taconic, Wahconah win

Local roundup: Monument Mountain wrestling goes 4-0 at Mount Everett Duals

MCLA hoops teams continue to build

Our Opinion: Different paths to poor choices

Federal cabinet positions are really no place for amateurs and/or those whose special interests may be counter to the best interests of the country at large. The Donald Trump cabinet contains examples of both, and the effort of friendly Republican …

Our Opinion: A president's vision awaits the details

Editorial: Inauguration Day brings anxiety and a challenge

Our Opinion: Trust Act needs further review

Our Opinion: Eversource fails to justify rate request


Easy conversation, delicious food at Cricket Creek Farm potluck

Sometimes, everyone brings beets to a potluck. But when you're seated at a table covered with a brightly patterned orange tablecloth, handmade pottery, and a bottle of wine, it doesn't matter. It's still a warm, friendly, and unpretentious meal. …

Vietnam inspires a healthy chicken salad

'Oxford Companion to Cheese' leaves few holes in story of ancient food

Bruschetta, 3 ways, for a satisfying main dish

Lady Antebellum in tune again

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The short hiatus country vocal trio Lady Antebellum announced in 2015 kept them apart for longer than they had been in a decade. Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley went in different directions on their solo albums, while Dave …

Urban myth defies HBO doc

Town Players slates reading

A distant story holds lessons at Sundance


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