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4 hrs ago | MassLive.com

North Adams Regional Hospital reaction , Attorney General Martha...

An Attorney General's office investigation into the abrupt closure in March of North Adams Regional Hospital is still ongoing, according to a news release from Massachusetts attorney general and Democratic candidate for governor Martha Coakley .

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Related Topix: North Adams, MA, Adams, MA, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Pittsfield, MA

9 hrs ago | Berkshire Eagle

Pittsfield: South Mountain Association awards music scholarships

South Mountain Association has awarded four Willem Willeke Memorial Scholarships to students of stringed instruments who study or reside in Berkshire County.

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Related Topix: Pittsfield, MA, UMass Amherst, Williamstown, MA, Richmond, MA

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Berkshire Eagle

Council confirms Rota as Southern Berkshire justice

William A. Rota has been confirmed by the Massachusetts Governor's Council as an associate justice at Southern Berkshire District Court.

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Related Topix: Berkshire, MA, Pittsfield, MA, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Longmeadow, MA

Boston.com

Invasive emerald ash borer found in Arnold Arboretum

A beetle that can quickly kill ash trees has been found at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston, making Suffolk County the third in the state to find the invasive bug, state park and agriculture officials announced Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Suffolk County, MA, Agriculture, Science

Berkshire Eagle

BRTA considering Southern Berkshire schedule changes

Representatives of the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority told the Selectmen on Monday that the BRTA is soliciting information for an aggressive restructuring of its South County transportation schedule.

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Related Topix: Berkshire, MA, Pittsfield, MA, Great Barrington, MA

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Berkshire Eagle

CATA mural project designed to maximize participant interaction

On Tuesday morning, 15 volunteers, staff members and people with varying disabilities sat at a table that overflowed with rainbows of wool roving, a material that was being used to create two new public fiber arts murals.

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Related Topix: Dance, Great Barrington, MA, Pittsfield, MA, Stockbridge, MA

IBerkshires

Hoosic River Revival Project in Line for $8.8M...

A group of local activists hopes that getting into the state's funding stream will help advance a project to beautify and utilize the Hoosic River.

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Related Topix: Adams, MA, North Adams, MA, Natural Disasters, Flood

WWLP

clouds rolling in and lightning in the distance 1 Dsattler

A short-lived tornado touched down in Berkshire County late Sunday afternoon, narrowly missing one house.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Natural Disasters, Weather, Dalton, MA

BroadwayWorld.com

BTG's SEUSSICAL to Feature Over 100 Berkshire County Youth

Berkshire Theatre Group presents Seussical, Berkshire Theatre Group's 9th Annual Children's Theatre Production at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield.

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Related Topix: Pittsfield, MA, Dr. Seuss, Vocal

Berkshire Eagle

Berkshire County: Choral concerts to benefit county food pantries

Berkshire Lyric will be presenting the chamber choir Ubi Caritas in a series of choral concerts to raise money for Berkshire County food pantries on Sunday, Aug. 3. The three concerts will take place over the course of the same afternoon starting at 1 p.m. at First Congregational in Williamstown, followed by a 3 p.m. concert at First Baptist Church ... (more)

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Related Topix: Williamstown, MA, Pittsfield, MA, Stockbridge, MA, North Adams, MA

Berkshire Eagle

Hillcrest Educational Centers, Inc., gets $9 million from MassDevelopment

Hillcrest Educational Centers, Inc., has been issued $9 million in tax exempt and taxable bonds to expand and potentially increase enrollment at the South Street-based organization.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

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Tanglewood Wine & Food Classic

The Tanglewood Wine & Food Classic features wines from around the world, East coast chefs, and locally sourced foods, enjoyed in an incomparable setting on the Tanglewood grounds.

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Related Topix: Classical, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Berkshire County, England

MassLive.com

Thunderstorms knock out power for 6,000 customers across Western Massachusetts

Thunderstorms that swept across Western Massachusetts Monday afternoon have left more than 6,000 electric customers without power, primarily in Berkshire, Franklin and Hampden counties, according to area utilities.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts, Hampden County, MA, Brimfield, MA, Holland, MA, Wales, MA

WWLP

Severe T-Storm Warning, Berkshires; T-Storm Watch for all WMass

All of western Massachusetts is at risk for severe weather Monday afternoon and evening, as some strong thunderstorms work their way from New York state into New England.

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Related Topix: Weather, Berkshire County, England, Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Flood

Berkshire Eagle

Soggy start to the week as more storms roll through the Berkshires

A series of pre-dawn storms rolled through Berkshire County, sparking intense lightning and thunder, causing a deluge of more than an inch of rain during a two-hour period in some areas, as well as numerous downed trees and utility lines, flooded roadways and lawns and streets to be littered with debris.

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Related Topix: Weather, Berkshire County, England, Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Dalton, MA

IBerkshires

1283 Lovers Lane Rd Washington

Beautifully landscaped 2 bedroom, 2 bath ranch nestled in the hills of Berkshire County.

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Related Topix: Berkshire, MA

IBerkshires

New Pittsfield School Bus Fleet Arriving

The first of a newly purchased fleet of school buses arrived this week, Superintendent Jason "Jake" McCandless told the city's Public School Committee on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Pittsfield, MA, Chicopee, MA

Sun Jul 27, 2014

MassLive.com

Showers and thunderstorms redevelop tonight, low 68

A heavy band of rain caused some localized flash flooding just before noon today.

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Related Topix: Weather, Franklin County, MA

Berkshire Eagle

Residents say no to new Elm Court hotel

Town leaders heard the message loud and clear from Old Stockbridge Road residents at a packed Select Board meeting -- they oppose a new 112-room hotel in their tranquil neighborhood along a bucolic country road.

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Related Topix: Lenox, MA, Stockbridge, MA

WWLP

Martha Coakley opens Springfield campaign office

The office will serve as a coordinating base for many of Coakley's western Massachusetts supports who plan on making phone calls, and knocking on doors to solicit support for their candidate.

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Related Topix: Springfield, MA, Pittsfield, MA, North Adams, MA

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