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PITTSFIELD — Andrea Harrington felt shut out. Despite longstanding ties to the Berkshires, Harrington said she found it difficult to gain traction in the political sphere last year when she was running for a state Senate seat. And founders of … more
CLARKSBURG — A private investigator has now added her background and expertise to the ongoing search for Joanne "Jo" Ringer, who has been missing since early March."I believe we have narrowed the (search) area significantly," said Sarah Stein, … more
DALTON — Plastic bags and marijuana.When it comes to this year's special town meeting Monday, Dalton voters will face more than money matters.The town will vote on a proposed ban on thin-film plastic bags provided by local establishments.The … more
LENOX — Who wants to be a "Lenox Millionaire?" Apparently, many students don't.Once again, the Lenox Memorial Middle and High School's mascot for its sports teams is coming under fire as Student Council members urged the town's school board … more
NORTH ADAMS — Less than eight hours before he was scheduled to play the second night of the Solid Sound Festival at Joe's Field, Wilco bassist John Stirratt hunched over an "Asymmetrical 'Organ Pipe' Xylophone" in Building 6 of the … more
PITTSFIELD — Bubbles, rainbow flags and pinwheels flew through the air. A joyous spirit of celebration wasn't far behind."We're here. We are here. We exist in the Berkshires!" shouted Jennifer Wahr, counselor-advocate at the Elizabeth Freeman … more
EGREMONT — Town voters have given unanimous approval to the town's share of the $15.9 million Southern Berkshire Regional School District budget, staving off a possible state takeover of the district.At a special meeting on Thursday night, … more
OTIS — With utility crews readying space on poles, Otis is on track to begin stringing fiber-optic cable in August for a long-awaited broadband network, as it continues in the vanguard of unserved towns going it alone.Otis is working with … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — Dorothy Heath of Housatonic walked slowly down the track at Monument Mountain Regional High School on Saturday afternoon. She was walking clockwise around the track. Everyone else was walking counterclockwise. But Dorothy … more
Need a lift? Unable to drive? No car? Here's your solution: The two major ride-hailing companies, Uber and Lyft, have quietly set up shop in the Berkshires, ramping up the number of drivers available for passengers to summon for transportation, … more
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