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Former Pittsfield Mayor Charles L. Smith laid to rest

02/12/2016 09:24 PM EST
PITTSFIELD — Former Mayor Charles L. Smith was lauded during his funeral service Friday as a man whose positive influences endure through the lives of those who knew him — both within the political arena and outside it.

Photo Gallery | Funeral for former Pittsfield Mayor Charlie Smith Full Story

Berkshire Carousel taking shape as steel frame rises on Pittsfield lot
02/12/2016 01:44 PM EST - PITTSFIELD — Conceived a decade ago, the Berkshire Carousel is finally taking shape, literally, as its home rises atop a donated foundation on a once-vacant lot.

Photo Gallery | Building the Berkshire Carousel

Video | The Berkshire Carousel steel structure is in place on Center Street in Pittsfield. Full Story

COMMUNITY
Pittsfield: Boys & Girls Club offers vacation week activities

The Boys' & Girls' Club of the Berkshires Inc. is offering programs and activities during February school vacation week. Full Story
POLICE BLOTTER
Pittsfield Police log for Wednesday, Thursday

Wednesday, Feb. 10 8:02 a.m.: A report of a breaking and entering on Toronita Avenue is investigated. Full Story
EDUCATION
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North Adams elementary students say 'ciao' to Italian sister city

After school program immerses students in the history, heritage of Tremosine, Italy
NORTH ADAMS — For the past 16 weeks, words like "ciao," "scuola" and "gelato" have been on the minds and tongues of a group of North Adams elementary school students.

Photo Gallery | North Adams students celebrate Italian Sister City Tremosine Full Story

 
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Former Pittsfield Mayor Charles L. Smith laid to rest

02/12/2016 09:24 PM EST
PITTSFIELD — Former Mayor Charles L. Smith was lauded during his funeral service Friday as a man whose positive influences endure through the lives of those who knew him — both within the political arena and outside it.

Photo Gallery | Funeral for former Pittsfield Mayor Charlie Smith Full Story

Berkshire Realtors report 2015 as best year since 2006
02/12/2016 08:43 PM EST - PITTSFIELD >> Following a slow start due to unusually harsh winter weather, 2015 turned out to be a profitable year for Realtor-assisted transactions in Berkshire County. Full Story

EPA to test Hoosick Falls, NY ballfields for contamination
02/12/2016 08:18 PM EST - HOOSICK FALLS, NY >> An investigation into how a toxic chemical contaminated the village's water supply has spread to include the local ballfields. Full Story

Land lease agreements a focus of first Pittsfield Airport study group meeting
02/12/2016 07:29 PM EST - PITTSFIELD >> Leases involving Pittsfield Municipal Airport land generated considerable discussion during the first meeting of a study group examining how the facility is managed and weighing whether changes could make it more cost-effective. Full Story

Fifth suspect charged in kidnapping and assault case in Lee, Pittsfield
02/12/2016 10:08 PM EST - PITTSFIELD — A fifth defendant was charged on Friday in an alleged kidnapping and assault incident last month. Full Story

Trial set for Pittsfield woman accused of stealing $35K from father
02/12/2016 06:39 PM EST - PITTSFIELD >> A city woman is slated to go to trial in May, accused of stealing nearly $35,000 from her father's checking account over a two-year period. Full Story

No serious injuries hurt in crash between school bus, car in Great Barrington
02/12/2016 05:25 PM EST - GREAT BARRINGTON >> No one was seriously hurt in a crash between a school bus and car early Friday morning, according to Police Chief William Walsh Jr. Full Story

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Kanye West's super strict rules for Yeezy show models

Kanye West had some pretty strict rules for how models at his Yeezy Season 3 fashion extravaganza should display his clothes.