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    Stellar performance at two renowned theaters help sustain Pittsfield economy

    Barrington Stage and Colonial Theatre help sustain the Pittsfield economy, studies show
    08/29/2015 04:43 PM EDT
    PITTSFIELD >> The portraits are placed side-by-side on a wall in the lobby of Pittsfield's first boutique hotel on North Street. 
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    Deputy fire chief hangs up helmet after 37 years
    08/28/2015 08:30 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> Keith Phillips spent 37 years with the Pittsfield Fire Department, but one of his most memorable experiences on the job came in New York City, more than 150 miles away. Full Story

    COMMUNITY
    Brattleboro Baconfest set for Sept. 12

    BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the first ever Brattleboro Baconfest Hog Jog, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 12 in Guilford Full Story
    POLICE BLOTTER
    Pittsfield Police log for Tuesday, Aug. 25

    Tuesday, Aug. 25 8:38 a.m.: A report of a breaking and entering on Danforth Avenue. Full Story
    EDUCATION
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    Boys & Girls Club sets up summer camp to keep young minds active

    RICHMOND — "Summer brain drain" is a common catchphrase that's used to encapsulate what happens to kids when they're not engaged in learning over the summer during the school break. Full Story
     
    MOST RECENT
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    Cummington Fair draws thousands

    Annual fair draws thousands for livestock contests, demolition derbies, carnie rides and more
    08/29/2015 07:27 PM EDT
    CUMMINGTON >> Struggling with a winch he'd attached to the rear window of an impossibly battered 1995 Saab, David "Pinhead" Williams thinks of the perfect line. 
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    Monument to UFO visit unveiled in Sheffield
    08/29/2015 06:25 PM EDT - SHEFFIELD >> First affirmation as a historical event came by an adjacent town's historical society in February, and now a 1969 UFO siting in Sheffield is again affirmed with a 5,000-pound granite monument paid for by witnesses. Full Story

    Making magic is no easy job for theater directors
    08/29/2015 04:54 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> Arts and culture may be a driver of the local economy, but running a venue in that field is a challenging venture. Full Story

    Hannah Nazareth's dad likely hid girl's death for weeks
    08/29/2015 05:01 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> Hannah Nazareth may have been dead weeks before her body was discovered in a Plunkett Street apartment, according to circumstances described by a family friend and a landlord. Full Story

    Colleges welcome students back for new year
    08/29/2015 03:28 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> Students returning to Berkshire County colleges this fall will find new faculty, new majors — and they may even see a hard hat or two. Full Story

    Tearful victim testifies in Liccardi rape trial
    08/28/2015 08:40 PM EDT - NORTHAMPTON >> The prosecution in the trial of Adam T. Liccardi rested its case Friday afternoon after jurors heard over two hours of testimony from the former University of Massachusetts Amherst student who says she was gang-raped in her dorm room in 2012 by four men she thought were her friends. Full Story

    Dunkin' developer submits new plan for St. Mary's parcel
    08/28/2015 08:24 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> The developer that last year proposed razing the former St. Full Story

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    Chris Brown owns 14 Burger Kings

    Peyton Manning, Kanye West, Magic Johnson, Rick Ross, Jimmy Buffett, and Hank Aaron also own fast food joints.