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Superior Court Briefs: Jan. 23 - Jan. 25
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Tuesday, January 23.   Brian Aherne, 40, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to a single count of larceny by embezzlement.   The charge was continued without a finding for one year. Aherne took approximately $5,000 from the estate of Corrine Wise between October 1, 2010 and October
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BArT Announces Second Quarter Honor Roll
ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School has announced the students who made honor roll for the second quarter of the 2017-2018 school year. Students who earned 80 percent or above in all of their classes received the distinction of "honors." Students who earned 90 percent or above in all of
WAM Announces Expansion of Theater Leadership
Talya Kingston has been named associate artistic director and Max Galdos-Shapiro will join WAM as general manager. LEE, Mass. — WAM Theatre embarks on its ninth season with the announcement of two new members of the WAM Leadership Team and three new members of its board of directors. Talya Kingston has been named
MCLA Men Use Defense to Earn Road Win
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- The MCLA men's basketball team held Framingham State to 29 percent shooting as they clamped down on the Rams and rolled to a 58-40 win on Thursday night.   MCLA (6-11, 3-3 MASCAC) was led by Keiland Cross and Adam Conquest who each ended with 10 points. Quran Davis added 9 points in the
North Adams Officials Taking on Problem of Domestic Violence
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The recent murder of a local woman has prompted two city councilors to engage local government in addressing the issue of domestic violence.    Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien, who moved to the city less than a year ago, was allegedly killed by her husband on Jan. 5. Of the three murders that occurred
'Phantom Thread': When Love Is In Fashion
Though perhaps deluded, I'd like to think I put as much effort into an essay as Daniel Day-Lewis' Reynolds Woodcock devotes to making a dress in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Phantom Thread."    This is the sort of person you want doing your heart operation, piloting the airplane you're on, or teaching your
GIC to Reconsider Reduction to Health Insurance Portfolio
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The GIC may reverse course on its decision to slash the number of health insurance companies in its portfolio in half.   Last Thursday, the Group Insurance Commission, which administers health insurance to more than 400,000 state, school, and municipal employees, voted to decrease its options from six to
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North Adams School Department May Move to City Hall
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The School Department's Central Office may be taking over the second floor of City Hall.   Mayor Thomas Bernard said the discussions are still in the early stages but his administration is working with Superintendent of Schools Barbara Malkas to see if the co-habitation is a suitable
Hinds Appointed to Senate Ways And Means
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — State Sen. Adam Hinds was appointed to the Senate Ways & Means Committee.   The Pittsfield Democrat was appointed to the committee by acting Senate President Harriette Chandler on Wednesday, the same day Gov. Charlie Baker put forth his $40.9 billion spending plan for fiscal
Ciccolo Case Still on Track for June Trial
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Attorneys in the case of an Adams man accused of violating federal terrorism statutes say they are still communicating about a possible plea deal but told the judge to anticipate using the scheduled June 18 trial date.   Judge Mark G. Mastroianni on Wednesday held a brief status conference in the case of
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