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National Blue Ribbon School: Morris Elementary first in Berkshire County to earn recognition

09/29/2016 06:21 AM EDT
LENOX — Morris Elementary School has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School, the first time a Berkshire County elementary school has achieved that honor from the U.S. Department of Education. 
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Cranwell expansion under fire from condo residents
09/28/2016 05:47 AM EDT - LENOX — A decision on a proposed expansion of Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort will have to wait another month. Full Story

COMMUNITY
Pittsfield: Police Officers Union conducting fundraiser

The Pittsfield Police Officers Union, International Brotherhood of Police Officers Local 447, is conducting its fall fundraising campaign. Full Story
POLICE BLOTTER
Pittsfield Police log

Thursday, Sept. 22 8:28 a.m.: Police arrest Ryan Fields, 34, of Feeding Hills on a warrant issued from outside the Pittsfield Police Department. Full Story
EDUCATION
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State Testing: Old scores, new tests on the horizon

Looking at latest test scores while new exams are developed
On Monday evening, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education publicly released results from the two exams systems it used in 2016, the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) testing system. Full Story
 
MOST RECENT
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Jackpot! Lee man wins $1 million after scratching 'Nutcracker Cash' ticket left in a drawer

09/29/2016 06:07 AM EDT
LEE — Robert Roosa is the state's newest lottery millionaire. The Lee resident hit the jackpot recently when he became the third and final winner in the Massachusetts State Lottery's "Nutcracker Cash" $5 instant game. 
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Vernon, Vt., man at the center of a mystery at sea
09/29/2016 05:49 AM EDT - VERNON, VT. >> Residents of this small town in the corner of southeastern Vermont are dealing with a deluge of reporters in search of a man who was rescued in the Atlantic Ocean after eight days adrift in a life raft. Full Story

Proposed medical marijuana dispensary at former KFC site rejected by Pittsfield ZBA
09/29/2016 06:01 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — Siding with several neighborhood home and business owners, the Zoning Board of Appeals Wednesday night denied a special permit for a medical marijuana dispensary at a defunct fast food restaurant on East Street. Full Story

North Adams man pleads not guilty to rape, abuse of disabled person
09/29/2016 06:03 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — A North Adams man was held on $50,000 bail after pleading not guilty to rape charges in Berkshire Superior Court on Wednesday. Full Story

Dialysis treatment now closer to home for Northern Berkshire patients
09/29/2016 06:10 AM EDT - NORTH ADAMS — For the past four years, Ed Lewis has been making the trip from his home in Williamstown to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield — a 35-minute drive — for dialysis treatments. Full Story

Drury, Pittsfield schools among 34 across state getting support from AG, Patriots and grants
09/29/2016 06:25 AM EDT - Sixty students from Drury High School in North Adams and Pittsfield High School are being tapped to help make changes on the domestic violence front, with support from the state attorney general and the New England Patriots. Full Story

National Blue Ribbon School: Morris Elementary first in Berkshire County to earn recognition
09/29/2016 06:21 AM EDT - LENOX — Morris Elementary School has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School, the first time a Berkshire County elementary school has achieved that honor from the U.S. Department of Education. Full Story

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Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston split up

Taylor Swift decides Tom Hiddleston isn’t the one after all and hands him his walking papers.