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NORTH ADAMS — "From the beginning, we suspected foul play," Berkshire District Attorney David F. Capeless said Friday, "and we have considered Joanne Ringer's husband, Chad Reidy, as the sole suspect."Capeless delivered that assessment Friday … more
PITTSFIELD — Before Charles R. Ramsey moved his young family into a house on the south side of Onota Lake, it needed a little TLC. Well, make that a lot of tender loving care. more
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
Editor's note: This story contains graphic details that may be upsetting to some readers. When Caius Veiovis was given three consecutive life sentences in connection with the brutal murders of three Pittsfield men in August 2011, he vowed to bring his case back to court. more
"Productive." "Optimistic." After a year in the deep freeze, relations between state officials and broadband activists in Western Massachusetts appear to be thawing. 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
GREAT BARRINGTON — A boy who got lost in Fountain Pond State Park was found safe Thursday evening after an intensive six-hour search of the area. more
SANDISFIELD — A demonstration at the entrance to Otis State Forest early Tuesday led to the arrest of 18 protesters who had blocked two access roads in opposition to a Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. project. more
NORTH ADAMS — Rep. John Lewis held forth on the future to a packed house of hopeful graduates."We came a distance," Lewis said. "We've made a lot of progress. There's still a distance to go."Lewis was in North Adams Saturday as the keynote … more
The following closings and delays have been reported for Tuesday, March 14. more
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