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07/28/2016 04:37 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> Pittsfield resident and Massachusetts House candidate Michael Bloomberg said he was inspired Wednesday night by the speech given by his famous cousin, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, at the Democratic National Convention.   Full Story
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07/28/2016 04:05 PM EDT - Berkshire Brigades to host debates at BCC PITTSFIELD >> The local Democratic organization, the Berkshire Brigades, will host a debate for House and Senate party candidates on Aug. Full Story

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07/28/2016 03:44 PM EDT - BENNINGTON, VT. >> Northshire Brewery is expanding to add cans of beer to its lineup of products.   Full Story
Driver seriously injured after rear-ending flatbed tow truck in Adams
07/28/2016 01:41 PM EDT - ADAMS — A man suffered life-threatening injuries on Thursday after crashing into a flatbed tow truck on Howland Avenue. Full Story

07/28/2016 12:29 PM EDT - CHARLEMONT >> A 51-year-old Adams man has apparently drowned in the Deerfield River in Charlemont, according to the Northwestern District Attorney's Office.   Full Story
Housing cluster is third development proposed for Churchill Street in Pittsfield
07/28/2016 12:22 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> A third development project has been proposed for the Churchill Street area near Onota Lake, following two solar generating arrays already involved in the permitting process. Full Story

07/28/2016 06:22 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — The summer tourism industry provided a big boost to the Berkshire economy last month.   Full Story
Pittsfield prepares ban on circus animals; would exempt farm animals and demonstrations
07/28/2016 09:38 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — Lion and tiger and elephant acts are a step closer to being banned in Pittsfield. Full Story

07/28/2016 06:08 AM EDT - PHILADELPHIA — Local delegates to the Democratic National Convention said Wednesday that party unity continues to grow in the wake of Hillary Clinton's nomination the night before as the first woman presidential candidate.   Full Story
North Adams Center Street parking meter plan gets more time
07/28/2016 06:24 AM EDT - NORTH ADAMS — A plan to install meters at the Center Street parking lot is on hold so the City Council can further vet the proposal and explore enforcement options. Full Story

07/28/2016 11:38 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — City voters could decide this fall on raising at least $500,000 toward fixing up local historic buildings, saving open space, rehabilitating municipal parks and creating affordable housing.   Full Story
Cranwell Spa and Golf Resort expansion gets OK from Planning Board
07/28/2016 04:49 AM EDT - LENOX — An ambitious $30 million project to expand, renovate and transform Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort into a prime "mindfulness spa" resort under new ownership has won an endorsement from the Planning Board. Full Story

07/28/2016 05:04 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — Horses and humans worked together this week, hoofing it through two local state parks to ensure hikers and campers are having a good time.

Photo Gallery | Berkshire County Sheriff's Office, Mass DCR mounted units team up for state park patrols   Full Story

Police: Dogs were caged in filthy conditions; owner faces cruelty charges
07/28/2016 06:28 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — The three dogs were in small cages, and each had large amounts of feces on it, according to a police report. Full Story

07/28/2016 06:29 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — A snap decision to rob a liquor store for drug money in late June, landed a city man behind bars for up to 3 1/2 years.   Full Story