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Berkshire Compact for Education tries to dovetail student aspirations with county's economic goals

NORTH ADAMS - Colorful display boards were propped up on the stage of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Church Street Center, a sort of backdrop on either side of a projection screen. Glued onto the boards were illustrated visions of …

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 …

Massachusetts, 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
Rhode Island School of Design works with NASA on Mars suit

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - When scientists are trying to figure out how to live in near-isolation in a dome to simulate a Mars mission, the last thing they'll need is an ill-fitting space suit. So one of the nation's top design schools has come to the …

Stopgap spending bill to be unveiled as Congress finishes up

Trump taps Carson to head HUD

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

Fake news story led gunman to DC pizzeria

Local News

Vermont rollover leads to charges for Pittsfield man

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 …

Candlelight Vigil of Remembrance and Hope draws attention to the deadly toll of drunken driving

PITTSFIELD - Kathryn Dufour won't let 2,500 miles keep her from honoring the memory of Erin Dufour, killed by a drunk driver eight year's ago next March. For the past several years, Dufour and husband John have flown in from from their winter …

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 …
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

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

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

Kennedy Center honors president with a standing O

WASHINGTON - The longest, loudest standing ovation of the Kennedy Center Honors gala wasn't reserved for Al Pacino, Mavis Staples or the Eagles. Instead, it went to the man sitting to their left, attending his eighth and most likely his last honors …

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

Oscar taps Kimmel to host

PEOPLE: Dylan writes Nobel speech; Patti Smith to sing

Where, when you can watch your favorite holiday movies on TV

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