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PITTSFIELD — It seemed like every time Jose Bruno Santiago made strides to improve his life, a new challenge would present itself.Despite his struggles, though, the 33-year-old rarely was …

Potential neighbors raise a stink over pot-growing proposal for Great Barrington GREAT BARRINGTON — Cannabis growers and town officials say it is industry in an industrial zone. But people who live in the neighborhood don't feel good about it.And the growers say the place …
West Stockbridge to repave Swamp Road, and try to take on all roads, despite expense WEST STOCKBRIDGE — Swamp Road takes a beating every day from traffic, especially tractor-trailers.Sewer and water mains beneath it speed the deterioration of the pavement. And every eight to 10 …
Cheshire Planning Board to hear proposal for outdoor pot farm CHESHIRE — A controversial outdoor marijuana farm that some residents have fretted about for months finally will get public scrutiny next week before the Cheshire Planning Board.Stafford Green …
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Mom: Lee woman hit by car will 'fight her way back' SPRINGFIELD — Lisa Zabian goes to a bed-and-breakfast across the street from the hospital when she needs a couple of hours of sleep.And when she does, a circulating flow of family and friends …
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NORTH ADAMS — The doors will swing open next month to a new live music and comedy club — though the facade might not be quite ready for prime time.The HiLo North Adams is set to launch … more
PITTSFIELD — The race is on for City Hall's corner office.Incumbent Mayor Linda Tyer faces three challengers — Scott Graves, Karen Kalinowsky and Melissa Mazzeo. During sit-down … more
Much Ado About Nothing at Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park’s is the fifth annual production. Saturday and Sunday are the last chances to catch this free performance on the First Street Common at 8 p.m. more
PITTSFIELD — Standing on Churchill Street on Friday, Kathleen Theoharides watched as a stream flowed through a dilapidated culvert on its way to Onota Lake."This is a mess," she said as she … more
PITTSFIELD — James Hunt has a new office, but he hasn't made the move from his old one just yet.Hunt, the longtime assistant juvenile probation chief, received word from Boston on Monday that … more
One of the reasons why most of us don't steal is that our mothers and fathers and religious institutions taught us that stealing is wrong. Sooner or later, you are likely to get caught. For those who … more
Berkshire Humane Society has received a generous offer from an anonymous donor, one that encourages the dog-loving community to participate in Woofstock, the shelter's annual 5K Race and Downtown Dog … more
NORTH ADAMS — Polished chrome, dazzling paint jobs, immaculate interiors, and the smell of oil and rubber.Motorama must be coming to town.For the ninth year, local volunteers and the Berkshire … more
PITTSFIELD — A group of kids reportedly "trying to shoot each other" with BB guns prompted police response at The Common this week, police say.A 911 caller alerted dispatchers to the incident … more
SPRINGFIELD — A federal judge last month dismissed a civil lawsuit filed by a North Adams woman who alleged excessive force in her 2016 shoplifting arrest in Pittsfield.On July 12, U.S. … more

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