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Greenagers learn repair skills, Shaker style

07/27/2016 05:59 AM EDT
PITTSFIELD — Working only by hand, a small group of teenagers pulled rotted slats from the barn roof on Tuesday at Hancock Shaker Village.

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Kids young and old enjoy food, festivities at Hi-Jinx Night
07/26/2016 04:56 AM EDT - ADAMS — It's the aromas that create a festival atmosphere; the warm, buttery smell of fresh popcorn, the spicy whiffs of mustard-slathered hot dogs and sometimes, the steamy scent rising from hot, rain-soaked pavement.

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Pittsfield: Theater director to lead scene study class

Temple Anshe Amunim, 26 Broad St., will host a four-part scene study class from 10 to 11:30 a. Full Story
In the courts ...

In Northern Berkshire District Court on Monday: Matthew Hosier, 31, of Mohawk Forest Boulevard, North Adams, had charges of operating an uninsured motor vehicle and operating an unregistered motor vehicle dismissed upon the request of the commonwealth. Full Story
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'Shoes for School': Adams teen steps up to support Malawi

ADAMS — Nothing lasts forever, but one local outreach project to better support children and families in Africa has a better chance of longevity, thanks to Adams teen, Allison Racela. Full Story

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Local delegates: Unity efforts on at Democratic convention

Local delegates share DNC experience
07/27/2016 08:49 PM 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. 
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North Adams Center Street parking meter plan gets more time
07/27/2016 08:37 PM 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

City Council panel backs ballot question to fund rehab of historic sites, fix up city parks, create affordable housing
07/27/2016 08:02 PM 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 expansion gets OK from Planning Board
07/27/2016 07:52 PM 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

Horse patrols at work in Berkshire state parks
07/27/2016 07:38 PM 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. Full Story

Police say dogs were caged in filthy conditions; owner faces cruelty charges
07/27/2016 08:01 PM 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

Up to 3 1/2 years for Pittsfield man who robbed liquor store at knifepoint
07/27/2016 08:27 PM 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

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Kristen Stewart opens up about her girlfriend, her sexuality and being in love

Kristen Stewart, previously linked to her 'Twilight' co-star Robert Pattinson, said she's more comfortable being public about her romantic life now that she's dating a woman.