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PITTSFIELD — Dressed in cap and gown, JT Spencer expected to graduate high school 15 years ago. Instead on graduation day, school officials pulled him out of the commencement procession line, … more
PITTSFIELD — One of two charges will be dropped in the case of an Adams man accused of striking and killing an 85-year-old woman and providing misleading information to police.David Sookey Jr., … more
SAVOY — Two Berkshires communities bringing up the rear on last-mile internet access have picked a business partner — one that would not cost local taxpayers a dime. Now, Florida and … more
PITTSFIELD — A staffer at the former Eagleton School admitted to kicking a student in the shin in December 2015, an act his attorney called self-defense.Peter Meadow, 53, of Lenox, had his case … more
NORTH ADAMS — Advocates hope that a newly formed men's group will fill a gap in domestic violence prevention programs in North Adams.The group has held its first meeting and will gather again … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — There the high school sits, dark and sometimes leaking, with "retirement home curtains" shut to insulate the single-pane windows — at least in winter.The Monument … more
LENOX — Even though prospects for a major $10 million commercial solar farm in town have dimmed, the developers still hope to find a new site for their proposed seven-megawatt project.A plan by … more
CHESHIRE — Sturdy footwear, check. Work gloves, check. Hand tools, check. Bottled water and bug repellent, double check. The checklist complete, 12 adults and three children on Saturday hiked a rugged mile of the Appalachian Trail from Furnace Hill Road to the Cheshire Cobbles' summit to ensure a safer, more pristine A.T. One volunteer group trimmed or removed tree saplings on their way to the summit and improved the stone/log water bars that divert rain off the trail to prevent erosion. more
PITTSFIELD — The more than 10,000 immigrants living in Berkshire County make up more than 40 percent of business owners in downtown Pittsfield and 20 percent in Williamstown. If they were to leave tomorrow, stores, restaurants and hotels would shutter and labor shortages would soar, according to Brooke Mead, executive director of the Berkshire Immigrant Center. more
GREAT BARRINGTON — The road around Lake Mansfield has long been in bad shape, and now it's at the breaking point — literally. "The road is falling apart," said town Select Board member … more
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