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Berkshire Arts & Tech Says Goodbye to Founding Director
Julia Bowen, center, flanked by U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Mayor Richard Alcombright on Saturday after receiving a certificate of recognition from the senator. Her husband, Brad Svrluga, is at left. ADAMS, Mass. — It's not every educational leader who gets a bridge, or two, named after them. But
New Bedford Eighth Inning Sinks SteepleCats
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The North Adams SteepleCats got another magnificent start from Blake Whitney (South Carolina Upstate) on Saturday night, but fell victim to a four-run eighth inning in a 5-2 loss to the New Bedford Bay Sox at Joe Wolfe Field.   An unearned run allowed New Bedford to take the lead in the top of the first
Berkshire Force 14U Squad Falls at Regional
BARRINGTON, N.H. -- The Berkshire Force 14-and-under softball fell behind early and couldn't come back in an 11-1 loss to Barrington Blaze on Saturday at the Babe Ruth New England Regional.   Jordyn Codding, Lexi Sondrini, Addison Lyon, and Jordyn Lummus each had one hit for the Force.   Barrington collected 13
North Adams Council Has Four Open Seats for Election
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — More names are being added to the list of candidates for City Council this fall, but two more names will also be missing, as of Friday.   The mayoral race has also added a candidate in Rachel Branch, who took out papers this week and has already returned them. Thomas Bernard and City Councilor Ronald
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Health Care Dominates Warren's Town Hall in Pittsfield
Warren was greeted with cheers at Saturday's packed town hall meeting at BCC. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The most pressing issue before U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren right now is the proposed federal health care bill.   And that's what she spent most of her time discussing with more than 800 people who
@themarket: Global Interest Rates Rise, Global Stocks Fall
It is something we really haven't seen in quite some time. Back in the day, before the financial crisis, interest rates and stocks most often moved in opposite directions. This week investors got a taste of what the future might hold.   U.S Treasury yields on the 10-year note (the benchmark average) ticked up to 2.39 percent at
North Adams Councilor Blackmer To Seek State Rep Seat
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The longest current sitting city councilor, Lisa Blackmer, is looking to make an even bigger impact.   Blackmer announced on Friday her bid for state representative in the special election to fill out the term of the late Gailanne Cariddi. Blackmer has been a city councilor for 10 years and served two
The Fall Run Will No Longer Rumble Through The Berkshire Hills
ADAMS, Mass. — After 35 rides and more than $500,000 raised for charity, the Custom City Cycle Fall Run will cease to roar through Western Massachusetts.   "It’s a tough thing to give up and it is probably one of the biggest organized rides," Co-founder and owner of Custom City Cycle Mike Roberts
SteepleCats Stymied by Ocean State Pitching
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. - The North Adams SteepleCats were held to just four hits on Friday night, and took a 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Ocean State Waves, who hold the best record in the New England Collegiate Baseball League at 17-5.   In two games against the Waves this season, the 'Cats managed just two runs- both of which
Berkshire Force 14U Squad Advances at Regional
BARRINGTON, N.H. -- A big defensive play by Molly Sherman Friday sparked the Berkshire Force 14-and-under softball team to a 9-5 win in bracket play at the Babe Ruth New England Regionals.   Sherman’s shoestring catch in left field ended a three-run rally in the top of the fourth.   The Force then took the lead
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