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GREAT BARRINGTON — Bittersweet vines climb steps of the grandstand. And they've made their way to the top of camera towers that hover over a bend in the racetrack. Vines aside, the state of the …

Lessons on paid leave offered PITTSFIELD — The state's new Paid Family Medical Leave program doesn't begin for another two years, but the first step in initiating the process starts July 1, and the county's state designated …
Apps guarding against school shootings LOS ANGELES — Schools trying to protect kids from mass shootings are turning to gunshot detection systems, cellphone apps and artificial intelligence — a high-tech approach designed to …
Longevity recognized: At 90, Marshall Raser honored by merchant's association PITTSFIELD — Marshall Raser is as old as the business that he runs which wouldn't be unusual except they both turned 90 last year. The owner of Pittsfield-based Carr Hardware, which he has …
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ALFORD — Voters will consider candidates for 12 town offices Tuesday at the annual town elections, but all of the declared candidates, including several incumbents, are running unopposed.Voting … more
PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Hathaway Barnbrook Realty will open a third sales and marketing center at 77 East St. in Pittsfield in order to expand its services to central and northern Berkshire … more
BOSTON — The state unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point last month to 2.9 percent, the first time it's been below 3 percent since 2000, the state Executive Office of Labor … more
LENOX — WAM Theatre has donated $8,000 of the box office proceeds from its world premiere production of Lady Randy to its 16th beneficiary, Tapestry Health Systems. The theatre annually donates … more
PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Bank has received four platinum and seven gold awards, as well as eight honorable mentions, for its 2018 marketing and advertising development from the Hermes Creative … more
BENNINGTON, Vt. — Southwestern Vermont Health Care Foundation has renamed its annual Vision Award for Distinguished Community Service for Sean Casey, a member of the SVHC Board of Trustees, who … more
SPRINGFIELD — New England Public Radio of Springfield has won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award from The Radio Television Digital News Association for its continuing coverage of marijuana … more
PITTSFIELD — Western Massachusetts Housing Court staff, including Assistant Clerk Magistrate Laura Fenn, representatives from the housing specialist staff and the Civil Service Sheriff's … more
WILLIAMSTOWN — The Williamstown Chamber of Commerce, Waubeeka Golf Links and Tavern on 7 will host a Chamber Night event Monday in recognition of the tavern's opening. The hours are 5 p.m. to 7 … more
DALTON — Berkshire Money Management on Sunday will hold its second celebration picnic for nurses employed by Berkshire Health Systems. The event takes place at 1 p.m. at the investment firm's … more

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