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Berkshires First Recreational Marijuana Store Opens Friday
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The county's first recreational marijuana retailer opens its doors on Friday at 10 a.m.   Theory Wellness will be the first to sell retail, rather than medical, cannibis products in the Berkshires after being approved by the state's Cannabis Control Commission last
Big Y Plans to Eliminate Single-Use Plastic Bags in 2020
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Both Berkshire County cities last year spent months, if not years, talking about banning single-use plastic bags but they might find business is moving ahead of them.    Big Y Foods Inc., one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England, will eliminate its use of the bags from
Berkshires Beat: Winners of the Pittsfield Photo Challenge Announced
The winners are ... This past fall, Downtown Pittsfield Inc. held a photo challenge to find the photo that best captures why downtown Pittsfield is the "Heart of the Berkshires." Entrants were encouraged to capture photos that showcased the beauty and personality of downtown Pittsfield, keeping in mind the theme "Heart of the
Messy Winter Weather on the Menu This Week
  Did someone order snow? The National Weather Service originally issued a "Hazardous Weather Outlook" for the Berkshires and southern Vermont for basically the entire first half of this week, then upgraded it to a "Winter Weather Advisory" for 3 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday for the first leg of the multi-day
Watercooler: Company Donates Quilts to Hospital
Quilt donation Staff of Oceanair Marine, Ltd., of Manchester, Vt., visited the Women's and Children's Department of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, a division of Southwestern Vermont Health Care, on Friday, Dec. 21, to deliver 19 hand-stitched, soft and colorful quilts and blankets for families being treated on the unit during
Berkshire Blaze Travel Softball Tryouts Friday and Saturday
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- The Berkshire Blaze travel softball program will hold tryouts this week for the 14-and-under and 16-and-underage groups.   Two days of tryouts will be hosted by The Infield at 10 Lyman St.   On Friday Jan. 11, pitchers and cathchers will try out from 7 to 7:30 p.m., and fielding and hitting tryouts
Williamstown Community Preservation Committee Faces $466K in Requests
The roof on the 1753 House in is in need of replacement. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Last winter, some members of the Community Preservation Committee lamented that the town had received fewer than usual requests for funding from Community Preservation Act funds.   Be careful what you wish for.   When
BRPC Looks to Kick Start Mountain Biking Project
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — BRPC is hoping to kick off an effort to bolster mountain biking in the area.   Berkshire Regional Planning Commission is joining with two others Western Massachusetts planning organizations in a grant application to map, analyze, identify trail conditions, and lay the framework for a marketing effort to
Pittsfield Police Hosting Expo on Law Enforcement Careers
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Want to fight crime? Because the Pittsfield Police Department is looking for candidates to join the force.   The department is holding a recruitment expo on Tuesday at Taconic High School to answer questions and demonstrate equipment for those who may be thinking of entering the profession. The expo is
Williams Women's Swimming Tops Amherst
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The Williams College women's swimming and diving team defeated the Amherst Mammoths in Williams' last home meet of the season on Saturday.   The Ephs also recognized their seniors – Victoria Chentsova, Kristina Barry, Dana Chung, Franny Dean, Giulia Filocca, Alison McNamara, Erin Kennedy, Maia
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