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Williams Pair Misses the Cut at U.S. Amateur Championships
07:09PM / Wednesday, August 15, 2018
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Williams College juniors Sam Goldenring and Will Kannegieser each missed the cut to go to match play at this week's U.S. Amateur Championship.   Goldenring came closer at 7-over-par after two rounds of stroke play on Pebble Beach Golf Links and Spyglass Hill Golf Resort.   He went 5-over on the second day of the competition on Tuesday.   Will Kannegieser finished at 20-over after two days of play.   The top 64 players advanced to the match play competition that started on Wednesday.   Eighteen players tied for 46th place at plus-3. A group of 24 played off for the final spot in the 64-player field.

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Enjoy Great Music at Tanglewood, Sevenars, Tannery Pond
By Stephen Dankner, Guest Column
08:26AM / Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Cellist Yo-To Ma returns to Tanglewood on Sunday, Aug. 19.

Come late August, classical aficionados are grateful for the cornucopia of musical riches the Boston Symphony Orchestra bestows to rapt audiences within the incomparably bucolic setting that is Tanglewood. Many of those superlative concerts will reside in our collective memory for a long time.

During this penultimate week of the Tanglewood Music Festival, the spotlight will focus on a range of classical fare in varied genres: from chamber and solo piano music by Beethoven, Brahms, Britten and Mahler to symphonic works by Beethoven, Copland, Bartók and Shostakovich. A special treat – part of Tanglewood's

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Feeding the hungry
by buddy 04:12PM / Friday, February 21, 2014

Williamstown Community Preschool Installs New Signage
by Billsville 02:46PM / Tuesday, February 26, 2013


WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williamstown Community Preschool began sprucing up its new home by hiring local sign maker Lindsay Neathawk,

Williamstown Youth Center Thanks Bedard Bros.
by Billsville 02:13PM / Friday, June 22, 2012
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Unique Musical Shows Coming to Berkshires This Week
By Grace Lichtenstein, Guest Column
07:58AM / Wednesday, August 15, 2018

'Gotta Dance: New Faces for Broadway' comes to Jacob's Pillow on Aug. 19.

It's an unusual week for music in the Berkshires, with one-offs on offer at two of the major venues in the county. Don't miss these unique shows!

Jacob's Pillow

A benefit at Jacob's Pillow called "Gotta Dance: New Faces for Broadway” is among the highlights of the summer at the Pillow near Becket. 

With an onstage band, the show, once called "A Jazz Happening," was created by director/choreographer Chet Walker, playwright Shaun McKenna and composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz features original numbers that provide a chance for all to see new work being

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Candidates Double Down on Talking Points in DA Debate In Becket
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
01:12AM / Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Candidate Andrea Harrington says what she brings is the ability to inspire change in an office she doesn't believe has been serving the community well enough. BECKET, Mass. — Rebecca Moulton had a restraining order against her then-boyfriend David Vincent in 2009 and she had left the apartment the pair shared.   Later she was found beaten to death in that apartment.   Paul Caccaviello was the first assistant district attorney at the time and took the lead prosecution and he kept coming back to one question, "why was she there?"   And the answer was because Vincent had threatened her pet bird.    Vincent was ultimately convicted of the

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Time to Put Excess Cash to Work?
Submitted by Edward Jones,
10:15PM / Tuesday, August 14, 2018

You’ll always want to base your investment decisions on your own needs and goals. But there may be times when you might consider adjusting your portfolio because of risks and opportunities. Now may be one of those times. 

Here’s some background: In recent months, the Federal Reserve has raised short-term interest rates several times, and given its generally favorable outlook on the economy, it has indicated it may continue bumping up interest rates gradually over the next year or so. The Fed doesn’t control long-term interest rates, but these rates often follow the lead of short-term movements. However, longer-term rates haven’t yet risen as much as

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North Berkshire Youth Work Programs Recognize Graduates
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
05:23PM / Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Timothy Durocher, who spent the summer working in the mayor's office at City Hall, speaks about his experiences and the program.  NORTH ADAMS,  Mass. — Timothy Durocher spent his summer helping update the city's employee handbook, fixing broken links throughout the city's website and doing research on potential hosts for a new website.    Durocher was one of 20 students who successfully completed this year's summer programs that brought young people into participating businesses and organizations to experience not only a work environment but tryout potential careers.    "Through our summer work experiences, we learned about the

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Scooter-User Threatened With Fines on Rail Trail
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
03:25PM / Tuesday, August 14, 2018
ADAMS, Mass. — A disabled local man who uses a motorized scooter won't be fined for riding on the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail.   The state Department of Conservation and Recreation has confirmed that rules that ban the use of motorized vehicles such as snowmobiles or motorcycles don't apply to adaptive equipment such as scooters and wheelchairs.     Residents took to Facebook this weekend after news broke that William Lego was told Friday by a state trooper that he could not be on the trail with his scooter.   "He was on the bike trail and a state trooper stopped him and said he was not allowed to have his scooter on the bike trail," Lego's

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Williams Golfers Compete at U.S. Amateur Championship
08:55AM / Tuesday, August 14, 2018
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Williams College junior Sam Goldenring is on the bubble heading into today’s second round of stroke play at the U.S. Amateur Championship.   On Monday, Goldenring carded a 2-over-par round of 74 at Pebble Beach Golf Links, leaving him tied for 73rd place.   After today’s second round, the 312-player field will be pared to 64 for match play.   Goldenring is at the event with his Williams teammate and classmate Will Kannegieser, who finished at 7-over 78 at Spyglass Hill Golf Resort on Monday. That leaves Kannegieser tied for 236th place.   The first day ended in a tie atop the leaderboard, with Daniel Hillier and Trevor Phillips

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Fraser Bores His Way to County Allied Junior Title
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires.com Sports
04:55PM / Monday, August 13, 2018
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. -- Like a lot of high school kids, Thomas Fraser settled in for a boring day on a gray August Monday.   But his definition of boring was a little different than most.   His definition included firing three birdies and carding a 2-over-par round of 73 at Egremont Country Club to win the Berkshire County Junior Allied Championship.   “It all went pretty well. I think I tried to make a lot of pars,” Fraser said. “I wanted to play a boring round.   “It was a nice course, so I was able to make a couple of birdies that I hit in there with the approach shot.”   Fraser of Greenock Country Club recorded birdies on the

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Berkshires Beat: CPA Funds Helping Make Improvements in Pittsfield
03:46PM / Monday, August 13, 2018
Making progress

Community Preservation Act funding approved earlier this summer already has begun to support multiple projects throughout the city of Pittsfield. The first year of CPA funding, totaling $433, 819.11, will support 11 projects in the categories of historic resources and open space/recreation.

City Planner CJ Hoss, who has been instrumental in this process, said community feedback has played an important role from start-to-finish. Voters in the City of Pittsfield adopted the Community Preservation Act in 2016. The act enables a locally supported fund supplemented with a partial match from the state that could be utilized for projects that involve historic preservation, open

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Biz Briefs: Berkshire Bank Unveils MyTeller Interactive Machines
03:07PM / Monday, August 13, 2018
Got tech?

Berkshire Bank is the first bank in Berkshire County to unveil MyTeller – the bank's new Interactive Teller Machine (ITM) technology – to its Berkshire County customers. MyTeller is next-generation banking that combines the technology and convenience of an ATM with the same personal assistance you would receive from a traditional teller.

The use of Interactive Teller Machine technology, is a convenient solution to help customers bank on their own schedule, offering extended banking hours. Customers will now have the opportunity to cash checks, make deposits, transfer funds and make loan payments with more flexibility, allowing for less time spent at the teller

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Final Debates Set for Berkshire District Attorney Candidates
02:29PM / Monday, August 13, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The three district attorney candidates competing for the Democratic nomination in September's primary will meet at least three more times.    Paul Caccaviello, Andrea Harrington and Judith Knight are vying for the nomination that will essentially determine the winner in the race since there is no other candidate on the general election ballot.    Caccaviello was first assistant district attorney for 14 years until his predecessor, David Capeless, stepped down in March so Caccaviello could run as the incumbent. He has worked in the district attorney's office as a prosecutor for nearly three decades.    Harrington is a civil and

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