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Berkshire health officials on vaping: 'Do we know it's safe? Absolutely not.'

With six people dead and hundreds sickened nationwide from a vaping-associated lung illness, Berkshire health officials are doubling down on the message that they have been sending for years: We …

Preliminary election in Pittsfield to bump two mayoral candidates PITTSFIELD — A preliminary election Tuesday will narrow the city's most hotly contested fields, including the one for mayor. The other races appearing on the ballot are those in Wards 5 and 6. …
Pittsfield eyes dog park at Burbank Park; interim site `a nonstarter' PITTSFIELD — Those looking for a place to let their dogs freely romp around off leash likely will get their wish, but they'll need to wait. The City Council this week accepted a $27,000 design …
Helping serve health needs of LGBTQ community 'was always on my radar' PITTSFIELD — Dr. Jeremy Stoepker was only in elementary school when his father, a gay rights activist, was diagnosed with AIDS. Doctors initially told Stoepker's father that he had a year to …
The Berkshire Eagle Conversation Series: Coming of Age with Ambassador Madeleine May Kunin

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GREAT BARRINGTON — Jake Borden is on the other side of the camera lens in front of a Main Street restaurant. It's where he got his first job busing tables so he could backpack across New … more
The Five Town Cable Advisory Committee is seeking legal action to prevent cable companies from cutting back or terminating funding for local public access channels providing TV and online coverage of … more
RICHMOND — State Department of Transportation officials will present to town officials Monday data for the partially completed road safety audit at a dangerous Route 41 (State Road) … more
LENOX — High drama this past week at Shakespeare & Company, a crown jewel in our arts and entertainment gallery.Not only did the theater troupe issue a bold, ambitious plan to partner with … more
I'll have to admit — I don't know much about "Star Wars." Somehow I missed the window to watch them during my formative years. Although I have glasses, write about grammar and prefer staying … more
PITTSFIELD — A lack of public transportation and access to primary care physicians make growing old in the Berkshires a challenge. For LGBTQ residents, even more so. On Tuesday, more than a … more
PITTSFIELD — A prosecutor is expected to provide a completed witness list by the end of next week in the case against one of the men charged in the 2017 shooting death of Asiyanna Jones.During … more
NORTH ADAMS — More than 80 members of the Northern Berkshire community turned out for a forum Friday to discuss issues facing the region that, they say, need more focus during the coming … more
LANESBOROUGH — A truck dealership was damaged in a fire Thursday that temporarily shut down a busy state road.Nearly 30 firefighters responded to a blaze that broke out at Village Truck Sales … more
PITTSFIELD — Cyanobacteria levels in Pontoosuc Lake are higher than they have been all summer, but officials said Thursday that samples show there is no public health risk. Discoloration along … more

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