|State House Passes Act That Helps Preserve Family Farms|
BOSTON — State Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli joined state Rep. Kate Hogan of Stwo and colleagues in the House of Representatives to pass a bill that aims to preserve family farms across the commonwealth.
H.3915, An Act to establish estate tax valuation for farms, would change the method for assessment of the estate tax
|BCC Announces Spring Semester Dean's List|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College has announced its spring 2018 dean's List.
To be eligible for the list, full-time students must have declared a major; completed a minimum of 12 non-repeated, traditionally graded credit hours during the spring semester; and achieved a 3.250 to 3.749 grade point average for honors,
|BArT Announces Fourth Quarter Honor Roll|
ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School has announced the students who made honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2017-18 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 their
|Berkshires Beat: Tickets on Sale for Lions Circus|
It's the circus!
The Dalton Lions Club are now selling tickets for its annual circus, the 25th year it has brought America's oldest performing art to Dalton. Ticket locations are: Val's Variety in Adams; Harry's Supermarket, Wahconah Street, Pittsfield; Green Ridge Variety, Dalton; Dalton CRA, 400 Main St.; and Dalton
|Be Safe When the Temperatures Soar|
It's that time of year when the temperature goes up and heat and humidity, which can be deadly, make being outdoors very uncomfortable. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 600 people in the United States are killed by extreme heat every year. The American Red Cross has steps you can take to help stay safe when the
|Biz Briefs: Tunnel City Hosts Art Show Through End of June|
Coffee and culture
New art can be found this spring at Tunnel City Coffee's flagship shop on Spring Street in Williamstown, with work by Vermont photographer Seline Skoug and landscape paintings by Marilyn Cavallari. The show runs until the end of June 2018 and combines bright, surreal paintings with color-rich rural
|SteepleCats Drop Another At Home|
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. —It seems to be a retelling of the same story for the SteepleCats at Joe Wolfe Field.
After getting two big wins on the road, the North Adams SteepleCats returned home Sunday for a faceoff against the Vermont Mountaineers where the away team pulled away after garnered an early lead to get the victory over the
|Coutts And Ortiz Lift SteepleCats Over Swamp Bats|
KEENE, New Hampshire. — What started as an early pitching duel Saturday night quickly turned into another pull away victory for the SteepleCats.
A day after their big 14-8 win in Sanford, the SteepleCats rolled into Keene, NH and got another road win as they defeated the Keene Swamp Bats 7-2.
Most of the
|@theMarket: Trump's $50 Billion in Chinese Tariffs Trashes Markets|
Investors waited all week for President Trump's verdict. On Friday, he did not disappoint his followers. He decided to move ahead with plans to slap $34 billion in tariffs on Chinese imports. Stock markets worldwide fell on the news as investors await a Chinese response.
And China will respond. Chinese trade officials have
|Baseball Exhibit Brings Cultural, Historical Threads Together|
Larry Moore of Baseball in the Berkshires, left, and John DeRosa with a display of old Drury High baseball uniforms.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A new exhibit on Main Street this summer threads the legacy of the national pastime with the long history it has in Berkshire County.
"One Country, One Game:
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