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Berkshires Beat: Berkshire Grown Hosts Spring Supper
Spring Supper Berkshire Grown chefs will celebrate the coming of spring at the Spring Supper on Monday, April 8. Host chef Alex Hammond of the Mezze Restaurant Group has assembled a talented group of local chefs: Daire Rooney Corcoran from Morgan's at Interlaken Inn, Alex Hammond from Mezze Catering, James Lowe of the Pittsfield Country
Freeman Center Rally Raises Awareness of Domestic Violence
Each flag represents a new victim of sexual or domestic assault in the Berkshires. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — There were 345 flags in Park Square on Thursday, with each one representing a new local victim of domestic and sexual violence.   The Elizabeth Freeman Center placed one flag per new disclosure of sexual or
The Independent Investor: Coffee Prices at 13-Year Lows
A few days ago, arabica coffee futures prices fell to a price they haven't seen since December 2005. But don't expect your morning cup of coffee to reflect those cheaper prices. The coffee business doesn't work like that.   Normally, when the price of a commodity falls (like oil), consumers can expect to see a drop in
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'Us': It Takes Two to Terrorize
Point of disclosure: Save for classics like "Dracula" (1931) and "Frankenstein" (1931), I'm a scaredy-cat when it comes to horror films. I'm not simply afraid of them, but rather, in the parlance of childhood, "a-scared'"of them. That is, until now. Gripping my armrests in anticipation of a
Clarksburg Officials Preparing for Debt Exclusion Questions
The Select Board is considering one or two information sessions to explain the need for a debt exclusion.  CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Elected officials are preparing for information sessions to lay out to voters the need for a debt exclusion to borrow $1 million over five years.    The town is hoping
Westfield State Baseball Tops MCLA
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Westfield State used a five-run eighth inning to pull away to an 11-6 win over the MCLA Trailblazers Wednesday afternoon in MASCAC action.   The game was originally scheduled to be played in North Adams but was moved to Westfield due to wet field conditions.   The Owls started fast putting up three
Briggsville Water District Votes in New Board
Carl McKinney, town administrator and district member, convenes the meeting. Select Board Chairman Ronald Boucher, who also attended, says the town will be supportive of the new board's efforts. CLARKSBURG, Mass. — It took only a few minutes, but the Briggsville Water District once again has a board of water
MassDOT Announces Enhanced Teen Driver Initiative
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Registry of Motor Vehicles, in collaboration with Safe Roads Alliance and program sponsors Safety Insurance, Toyota North America, and the Massachusetts National Guard has announced that "The Parent’s Supervised Driving Program" has been updated and is now available
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Biz Briefs: Wild Oats Launches New Catering Website
Catering website Wild Oats Market, a cooperatively owned natural foods grocery store, bakery and cafe, has launched a new catering website that will streamline the ordering process for customers. The new site, which also include meat and seafood, will allow customers to begin their order online with a few clicks and get a preliminary quote
Try to Avoid 'Titanic' Investment Mistakes
It has been 107 years this month since the tragedy of the Titanic. Of course, this disaster has fascinated the world ever since, leading to books, movies, musicals and, ultimately, a successful search for the big ship's remains. On the positive side, commercial shipping lines learned a great deal from the Titanic, resulting in safer travel
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