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Bicyclist dies of injuries in hit-and-run accident in Pittsfield

PITTSFIELD — A bicyclist struck by a hit-and-run driver in the city Thursday night has died of his injuries.Pittsfield police continue to search for the driver, Sgt. John Soules said early Friday. The identity of the man killed has not been …

What Trump’s supporters in Adams are saying

VIEWS ON INAUGURAL PROTESTS? The work of poor sports, several said, which puts undue pressure on public safety resources. • Ray Milukas Jr.: "Like a bunch of kids that didn't get their way. …

Mount Everett's Carpenter scores 1,000th point in overtime loss to Mount Greylock

SHEFFIELD — With 3 minutes and 2 seconds left in the third quarter, Mount Everett's Gwendolyn Carpenter sank a driving layup, making her the seventh member of Mount Everett's 1,000-point club. Even after reaching a prestigious milestone, …

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

SPRINGFIELD — Three of the four people who died when a stolen SUV crashed into a tree were high school seniors, their principal said Thursday.The victims of the crash Tuesday night in Springfield were Andrew Savage, 20; Chassidy Spence, 18; …

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

Cases tainted by state drug lab scandal to be tossed

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's policy plans for Day One remain a mystery, but aides promise aggressive action early

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Steven Mnuchin, Treasury Secretary nominee, failed to disclose $100 million in assets

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Williamstown OKs special permits for Main Street hotel plan

WILLIAMSTOWN — Improvements to a proposed hotel on Main Street have satisfied town officials that the project can go forward.The Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously Thursday night to grant all special permits necessary for Navin Shah to …

Hyatt purchase of Miraval Group won't impact Cranwell project

LENOX — The Miraval Group's $80 million project to renovate and expand the Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort is set to move full speed ahead following the company's acquisition this week by Hyatt Hotels Corp.Hyatt paid $215 million for Miraval, …

Bus company's cancellation leaves South County group scrambling for rides to Women's March

GREAT BARRINGTON — For a group of women in Southern Berkshire, plans to participate in Saturday's Women's March on Washington have taken a disappointing detour.Back in November, the woman had booked a bus through an upstate New York tour …

North Adams firefighters get 1.25 percent raise, retroactive to July

NORTH ADAMS — The city's firefighters are getting a 1.25 percent raise.The increase is retroactive to July 2016 — the start of the current fiscal year — but should not have a significant impact on the budget, according to Mayor …

Pedestrian suffers serious injuries in hit-and-run, Pittsfield Police ask public for information

PITTSFIELD — A pedestrian was seriously injured Thursday evening after being struck by a vehicle whose driver left the scene, according to city police.
Local sports
High school roundup: Taconic girls rally to top Wahconah in basketball

DALTON — Janee Walker and Ashley Rufo combined to score 12 of Taconic's final 17 points as the visiting Braves rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit to beat Wahconah 51-45 Thursday night.Walker and Rufo both finished with game-high, …

Girls basketball powers collide for Coaches vs. Cancer charity showcase at Hoosac Valley

High school roundup: Taconic boys defeat Wahconah

UMass men's basketball holds off St. Joseph's

Opinion
Editorial: Inauguration Day brings anxiety and a challenge

The peaceful transition of power, symbolized by the inauguration of Donald Trump as president, is one of the glories of American democracy. Today's ceremony is accompanied by palpable anxiety.The inauguration of any new president brings with it a …

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Food
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

Entertainment
PEOPLE: Belafonte to celebrate 90th birthday with new project

Harry Belafonte is turning 90 in a few weeks, and he's planning to use the milestone to release a new anthology of his music, "When Colors Come Together: The Legacy of Harry Belafonte." "Most of …

NBC extends one hit, brings back another

Just like old times at Sundance

Tucker Carlson scores in Fox News debut

PEOPLE: The people choose Ellen DeGeneres

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