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With nearby hydrant turned off, public lends a hand to quell Pittsfield fire

PITTSFIELD — A blaze tore through a multifamily home Thursday on Tyler Street, damaging a nearby building and sending heavy smoke into the air that was visible from more than a mile away.

Book helps kids make transition to kindergarten LEE — Transitioning from pre-K to kindergarten can be hard.So the Berkshire Museum and Berkshire Bank Foundation have teamed up, again, to make that move a little easier — and a bit more …
Pittsfield builder awaits court decision: Jail sentence or trial? SPRINGFIELD — One of Greylock Federal Credit Union's most famous borrowers will learn soon whether the government must prove he engaged in a $4 million conspiracy. U.S. District Court Judge …
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Deficiencies, abuses, impending closure at Sweet Brook nursing home Since summer of 2017, the Sweet Brook Rehabilitation and Nursing Center has been cited by the state Department of Public Health and the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services for a laundry list …
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Letter: Lobster tale reveals consequences of warming To the editor:Due to climate change, the temperature in the Gulf of Maine is warming faster than 99 percent of the rest of the world's oceans, according to Earth and Space Science News, and has had …
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Our Opinion: Unclogged roadways give Berkshires 'status'

Boston traffic is bad. That's not news. What is news is that the unpredictable nature of its traffic heightens its badness. In Berkshire County, traffic is neither bad nor unpredictable. A selling …

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Big Things from a 'Tiny Desk' NORTH ADAMS — NPR's "Tiny Desk" videos hold a lot of weight in the music world. Staged behind the work space of "All Songs Considered" host Bob Boilen, these cramped concerts include eclectic …
'A classic summertime drink' This weekend will be filled with Memorial Day celebrations — the unofficial start of summer in New England (the official start is Friday, June 21) — and Saturday is National Wine Day. …
After depression and grief, Paul Graubard's paintings, collages celebrate the light LENOX — Paul Graubard has endured enough darkness in his life. Art provides him with an opportunity to revel in the light."I laugh a lot at my own paintings," Graubard said at his home studio …

Shaping the exhibition

Follow Leslie Ferrin on social media and you'll notice that she rarely sits still. One day, she's sharing images of new ceramic works at gallery openings in New York City. The next day, she might be …

Margaret Button | Kitchen Comfort: Time to get ready for summer!

I can't believe this weekend is Memorial Day weekend. Summer has finally arrived ... well, unofficially until June 21. Time to get my act together and prepare for it.The first thing on my Memorial …

This is the story of the songwriter behind 'Story of a Girl' NORTH ADAMS — "This isssssss the story of a girl."Nine Days' "Absolutely (Story of a Girl)" opens with one of the most recognizable hooks in recent rock history because, really, how else could …
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