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Berkshire Family YMCA plans $5M overhaul for historic North Street complex

PITTSFIELD — You wouldn't know the Berkshire Family YMCA was there unless you looked for it.That realization occurred to the organization's president and CEO, Randy Kinnas, one summer day in …

In-house candidate among 3 finalists for North Adams police chief NORTH ADAMS — A lieutenant with the North Adams Police Department is among the three finalists to be the next chief.Mayor Thomas Bernard has scheduled a series of public meetings for residents …
Edward Reilly, former Pittsfield mayor, dies at 69 PITTSFIELD — Edward M. Reilly, who served three terms as Pittsfield mayor in the 1990s and was known for his love of politics and dedication to the city, has died at age 69, city officials …
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Clarence Fanto: Maybe Baker's views is right about stoned drivers - A Brooklyn-based chocolatier is considering buying or leasing the vacant, 51,000-square-foot former J.C. Penney site at the woebegone Berkshire Mall in Lanesborough for a marijuana-cultivation and …
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Letter: ER-BMC patient grateful for kind care To the editor:Sunday morning, March 10, I arrived by ambulance at the BMC Emergency Department with the flu and extreme difficulty with breathing. It was terrifying. My first "thank you" goes to Lisa …
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Our Opinion: Save the parade, and assure its future

The Pittsfield Fourth of July parade is a regional attraction, a living historical monument, part of the glue that holds this community together and an anticipated event that brings joy to …

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'The familiar world re-seen' NORTH ADAMS — A great duality exists in New York. While the city is renowned for its vibrancy, much of its activity occurs after-dark, within shadowy structures on dim streets.Artist and native …
Opioid crisis fuels new play by Berkshires native Patrick Toole

GREAT BARRINGTON — "You Are Not Alone," a new play about addiction, recovery, and the opioid crisis by Patrick Toole, will be performed March 28-April 6 at the Universalist Unitarian Meeting of …

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