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Seven Years In, Cop on Top Continues To Grow
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — It's been seven years since the first Cop on Top set in motion a series of fundraisers, growing every year, that has raised more than $600,000 for Special Olympic athletes.   "We've made so much money in our county program that we help other programs in other counties," said Officer
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Great Barrington Police Gains Accreditation
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The Great Barrington Police Department has met all necessary requirements for full state accreditation from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission and will be the first department in Berkshire County to receive the award. The department will receive its award at a ceremony, the date of which has
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Everyone Benefits When You Make Charitable Gifts
Now that we are in the heart of the holiday season, you may be thinking about ways you can put your money where your heart is. Specifically, you might be pondering which groups you should support with charitable gifts. And as long as you choose groups that meet the right criteria, your generosity can also be rewarding to you, in the form of tax
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Ciccolo Adds Attorney With Experience Defending Terror Suspects
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The Adams man facing federal terrorism charges has a new member of his legal team.   Alexander Ciccolo was back before U.S. Magistrate Judge Katherine Robertson on Tuesday for a procedural hearing in the case of U.S. v Ciccolo.   Northampton defense attorney David Hoose earlier
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BArT Announces First Trimester Honor Roll
ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Arts & Technology (BArT) Charter Public School has announced the students who made honor roll for the first trimester of the 2016-2017 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
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Guest Column: Going to the Dogs
To the Editor: Hopefully, Berkshire County will be going to the dogs. To the dog parks that is and here's why. As the population declines countywide, so does the number of children playing in the youth sports leagues. Participation in these leagues has dropped over 50 percent since they started and the future looks bleak for
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Biz Briefs: More Than 100 Come for Seminar in Excellence
Excellent: Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and Berkshire United Way co-hosted a "Seminar in Nonprofit Excellence" on Nov. 3 at Crissey Farm in Great Barrington. The seminar attracted over 100 nonprofit and business leaders from Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York to learn about the collective impact model from John Kania
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'Giving Tuesday' Urges Donations to Local Charities
We have passed Black Friday and Small Business Saturday and are on to Cyber Monday, but soon it will be time for something more meaningful this holiday season. Tuesday, Nov. 29, is "Giving Tuesday," and organizations and individuals throughout the community are encouraged to use the occasion to promote a cause or charity that is
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Berkshires Beat: Mass MoCA Free for Berkshire Residents in December
Free for all: From Dec. 1-21, Mass MoCA opens its doors and waives admission to all Berkshire County residents with its first-ever Free Berkshire County program. Since Mass MoCa's inception, various campaigns have steered patrons to the galleries free of charge. Free Day, which typically falls during the winter season, waives admission to
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'Poultry Plunge' Raises Money for Special Olympics
See more photos of Saturday's event here. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Forty hearty souls got a jump on "Giving Tuesday" by jumping into Onota Lake Saturday in order to give to a good cause.   Law enforcement officers from throughout Berkshire County sponsored a "Poultry Plunge" to benefit
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