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SteepleCats Keep Playoff Hopes Alive
SANFORD, Maine. -- The North Adams SteepleCats gained a critical victory on Friday night, knocking off the Sanford Mainers 2-0 at Goodall Park in Sanford.   Thev'Cats kept their NECBL Playoff hopes alive with the victory, moving closer to the third place Keene Swamp Bats.   Neither team was able to score in the
Berkshire Force 12U Team Wins County Title
PITTSFIELD, MASS. -- The Berkshire Force 12-and-under softball team jumped out to a five-run lead after two innings and held off Dalton for an 9-3 win in the Berkshire County Championship at the Doyle Complex.   Maddie Ladowski scattered six hits and struck out five to earn the win in the circle, and Abby Lummus went 2-for-4
Governor Signs Re-Written Marijuana Bill
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Gov. Charlie Baker signed updated marijuana regulations into law Friday.   Voters had passed the legalization of recreational use of marijuana in November and since then lawmakers have been reworking the law, which included a six-month delay. After negotiations between the House and Senate, the Legislature
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MCLA Hosts Golf Classic on Aug. 7
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Dick Lamb and Holly Taylor have been named honorees for the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ Department of Athletics' 21st annual Golf Classic at the Berkshire Hills Country Club in Pittsfield. The event will take place on Monday, Aug. 7, which represents a change from previous tournaments,
Berkshire Children and Families Taps New President and CEO
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Board of Directors of Berkshire Children and Families has appointed Colleen White Holmes as president and CEO, beginning Aug. 7. She assumes the position held by Carolyn Mower Burns, who died in November 2016. Berkshire Children and Families, with offices in Pittsfield and Hadley, is in its 130th year of
North Adams Parks Commission Advises River Street Shed Removal
The commission is also asking the city to put in signs warning of children at play near the park entrance.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Parks & Recreation Commission is looking to do some clean up at River Street Park.    Commissioners on Monday are recommending removing a trashy shed that's
Adams-Cheshire 16U Softball Team Advances in County Tourney
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. -- The Adams-Cheshire Swat 16-and-under softball team defeated Great Barrington, 12-9, on Thursday in the Berkshire County Championship.   McKenzie Kupiec and Caitlyn Nicol combined for the win in the circle in a game played at Olympia Meadows.   Katherine McNeice led the Swat offense with a
BRPC Weighs in on State's Plan to Overhaul Land Use Regs
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — BRPC supports the state's push to overhaul land use regulations. But, the specifics in the bills from the House and Senate have raised some concern.   For months, Berkshire Regional Planning Commission's regional issues committee has been pouring over the details of the massive omnibus bills. Two
Blackmer Kicks Off Campaign for Legislature
Blackmer is one of five candidates so far announced for the 1st Berkshire seat. ADAMS, Mass. — It was not quite Christmas in July, but it was a tale of Yuletide sacrifice and hope that Lisa Blackmer used to kick off her campaign in the special election to fill the vacant 1st Berkshire District seat in the House of
Brayton Students Take On North Adams Police in Kickball
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — More than 40 Brayton Elementary fourth- and fifth-grade Summer Science Camp students swarmed the softball diamond Tuesday to face off against the Police Department in the Cops vs Kids Kick Ball game. "The kids love it," Lt. Jason Wood said. "They really get into it." Wood, who organized the
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