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05/04/2016 10:06 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> Christine M. Canning called herself a "pit bull but with lipstick" and a "new tributary" who would freshen the waters of Berkshire politics.   Full Story
 
Pittsfield city councilors, others object to tobacco sales cap regulations
05/04/2016 09:34 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> Two city councilors and a Cumberland Farms representative strongly objected Wednesday to the Board of Health's cap on new tobacco sales licenses in Pittsfield during a hearing on further regulatory changes the board is considering. Full Story

05/04/2016 07:32 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> A solar power generating array planned for Hancock Shaker Village property in Pittsfield has won Community Development Board approval.   Full Story
 
Pittsfield community meeting Thursday to address recent violence
05/04/2016 07:24 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> City councilors and concerned members of the community will be meeting Thursday morning to discuss the recent spate of violence within the city. Full Story

Jenn Smith — The Berkshire Eagle
05/04/2016 06:20 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> Last year, the Berkshire District Attorney's Office alone took in more than 600 hundred of referrals of child abuse and neglect, and investigated 273 cases of sexual abuse and 95 cases of physical abuse toward children, with 73 kids undergoing medical evaluations.   Full Story
 
DCF expects to open Northern Berkshire satellite office soon
05/04/2016 06:20 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> Northern Berkshire families soon will have a new local resource to help reduce and prevent child abuse. Full Story

05/04/2016 05:38 PM EDT - SHEFFIELD >> After more than four hours of lengthy, sometimes cantankerous, debate, Egremont's Annual Town Meeting on Tuesday night adopted all proposed spending measures for fiscal 2017, despite divisiveness over the school budget.   Full Story
 
Reports of attempted child abductions were false, Pittsfield police say
05/04/2016 04:58 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> It appears stories about a pair of attempted child abductions of city children in March were just that: stories. Full Story

05/04/2016 04:08 PM EDT - STOCKBRIDGE >> Responding to an upheaval on the Planning Board yielding resignations of three out of seven members during the past two weeks, the Select Board announced three new appointments on Wednesday.   Full Story
 
No contested races in Windsor's annual town election
05/04/2016 12:52 PM EDT - WINDSOR >> There are no contested races in Monday's annual town election. Full Story

05/04/2016 12:30 PM EDT - ALFORD — Voters will be asked to consider 10 articles, including the purchase of a new fire truck, along with Alford's $1.3 million fiscal 2017 spending plan at the annual town meeting on Tuesday.   Full Story
 
Porch fire at Pittsfield duplex believed to be intentionally set
05/04/2016 10:05 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — City police and firefighters are investigating an early morning fire on Bartlett Avenue, which appears to have been deliberately set. Full Story

05/04/2016 06:51 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — A city man who previously served time for dealing drugs has been sentenced to up to five years in prison for having about 150 rounds of ammunition for which he was not licensed.   Full Story
 
After Spruces flood, Higher Ground charity rose to help the victims
05/04/2016 06:08 AM EDT - WILLIAMSTOWN — When the floodwaters receded from the Spruces mobile home park in August 2011, more than half of the 225 units were left uninhabitable.

Related | The Spruces: Gone, but not forgotten Full Story

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05/04/2016 10:05 AM EDT - STOCKBRIDGE — As the clock ticks slowly toward a court decision on whether construction can begin on the $50 million Elm Court resort project, the Stockbridge Select Board has approved a two-year extension of the special permit it granted on Sept.   Full Story
 
 
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Janet Jackson is pregnant with first child

Janey Jackson, who postponed her tour last month to announce she was planning her family, will have a baby in just a few months, according to report.