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PITTSFIELD — A city man charged with robbing banks in Pittsfield and Hampshire County at knifepoint told police he did it to pay back rent to his landlord.Mike Bedford, 42, of North Street, was arrested early Friday after officers had obtained … more
PITTSFIELD — Robert Paterson to the principal's office. That was the echoing intercom call Friday afternoon. Paterson, a slim, athletic teen wearing a tie and v-neck sweater, got his stuff together. He rounded a corner by a marble statue of St. Joseph, ready to … more
LANESBOROUGH — J.C. Penney on Friday officially announced that it will close its store in the Berkshire Mall, which has occupied space in the county's largest retail shopping complex since it opened almost 29 years ago. The store will officially close on June 18, two employees said. It is one of 138 stores that J.C. Penney is closing nationwide as part of a plan to advance the chain's sustainable growth and long-term profitability. J.C. Penney announced last month that it planned to close the stores, but didn't officially release the locations until Friday. more
The following closings and delays have been reported for Tuesday, March 14. more
PITTSFIELD — For a developer, there was a lot not to like about buildings in North Adams. Take the floorboards. Years of industrial use at the Greylock Mill along Route 2 — a former 240,000-square-foot factory space — left wood contaminated with petroleum. more
PITTSFIELD — When it comes to produce, Hancock Shaker Village is going local. Outside-the-front-door local. The living history museum has entered a partnership with Stockbridge-based Main Street Hospitality Group, which will assume management … more
Nearly 10 years ago, Gov. Deval Patrick came to Becket with a promise of information-age equity: broadband internet service across Western Massachusetts. By 2011, he said. And yet the the “digital divide” persists. more
PITTSFIELD —- Keith Palmer was confused. Standing inside the Beacon Cinema before a matinee showing Tuesday afternoon, the Dalton resident wondered whether he would be parked legally for the duration of the movie. more
LEE — A current and former Lee firefighter are in line to become the town's first-ever fire chief/ambulance squad director.Ryan Brown, training officer for the Lee Fire Department, and Dalton Fire Chief Gerald Cahalan Jr., have emerged as … more
PITTSFIELD — Nearly a quarter of the way through her first term, Mayor Linda M. Tyer believes she has largely made good on three campaign promises meant to strengthen the largest city in the Berkshires.Tyer, who defeated incumbent Daniel … more
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