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Berkshire County DA Participates in Plea Bargain Tracking Project For Judicial Equity
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
02:31AM / Friday, July 16, 2021
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — In an effort to promote equity and fair sentencing within the judicial system, the Berkshire District Attorney's office participated in the making of a digital tool that opens the "black box" of plea bargains.   The project was done in collaboration with the Durham County, NC District Attorney's Office, and Berkshire District Attorney's Office.  It was formally announced on Thursday at a virtual press conference.   "Historically, prosecutors have relied on scare tactics instead of facts which has built this system of mass incarceration," Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington said. "And the communities that

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MassWildlife Advisory: Report Dead Birds and Remove Feeders
04:02PM / Thursday, July 15, 2021
In late May, wildlife managers in Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky began receiving reports of sick and dying birds with eye swelling and crusty discharge, as well as neurological signs. More recently, additional reports have been received from Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana.    While the majority of affected birds are reported to be fledgling common grackles, blue jays, European starlings, and American robins, other species of songbirds have been reported as well.    No definitive cause(s) of illness or death have been determined at this time.    While there is always an increase in reports of dead birds at

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Lee Bank Names New VP to Expand Financial Wellness Services
11:59AM / Thursday, July 15, 2021
LEE, Mass. — Lee Bank has named a new financial wellness officer who will broaden the bank's financial planning and money management services to area residents with a broad range of incomes and needs.   Matthew R. Freitag, a certified financial planner and Cheshire native, has been named vice president, financial wellness. He works with Lee Bank customers to assist them in achieving better financial stability and devising personalized financial plans, regardless of income. This service is offered at no cost to customers of Lee Bank.   "The pandemic has shown us just how fragile some people's financial circumstances are," said Chuck Leach, president of Lee

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Irish American Club Establishes Irish Dance School
11:53AM / Thursday, July 15, 2021
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Irish American Club of Berkshire County, led by President Kevin Cahill, announced the opening of their new Irish dance school, Scoil Rince Bréifne Ó Ruairc, under the direction of Jennifer Darby.   Scoil Rince Bréifne Ó Ruairc (skoal RIN-ka BREF-nee o RORK) will offer Irish dance classes to children and adults in Pittsfield. Their mission is to provide high-quality traditional Irish dance instruction in a fun, supportive, and inclusive environment to anyone in Berkshire County.   Jennifer has achieved certification as a teacher of Irish dance with Cumann Rince Naisiunta, an open platform Irish dance organization that is

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Papa Joe's Ristorante To Celebrate 35 Years In Business
08:09AM / Thursday, July 15, 2021
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — "We’re a lot more than just pizzas and subs."   That’s how Paul Colombari, owner of Papa Joe’s Ristorante on Newell Street, wants customers to view his restaurant.
  An Italian restaurant with relatively inexpensive and an extensive menu, Papa Joe’s has been serving Pittsfield and Berkshire County residents since October of 1986.   Colombari opened the restaurant with his wife Sherry, bringing in most of his own restaurant equipment and cooking most of the food himself, at least in the early days.     "I always knew that this was what I wanted to do," Colombari told

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Berkshire Regional Transit Authority Offering Free Rides Though Saturday
By Brittany Polito,
05:01PM / Wednesday, July 14, 2021

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Catch a free bus ride in Berkshire County while you can.

Berkshire Regional Transit Authority is offering free rides from Monday, July 12 through Saturday, July 17 to welcome new riders and thank existing ones for their patronage.

"The BRTA is so happy to see everyone out and about," Deputy Administrator Sarah Vallieres said. "This is a big ‘thank you' to all of our customers who used our services throughout the pandemic and a 'welcome aboard' to anyone who has never traveled with us."

This is a promotion to encourage riders to use the public transportation services they offer through 13 communities in Berkshire County in

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Baker, Polito Visit Greylock Glen and Clark Art
By Stephen Dravis and Jack Guerino ,
01:21PM / Wednesday, July 14, 2021
ADAMS, Mass. — The same global pandemic that delayed construction of the Greylock Glen Outdoor Center demonstrates the need for the project, state officials said on Wednesday.   "COVID was a horrible, really difficult, at times tragic period, but there are some silver linings in it," Gov. Charlie Baker said. "One of the biggest silver linings is the rediscovery of the outdoors.   "That's been true for the beaches, the parks, the trails, the bike paths, you name it. That's been especially true in Western Mass."   Baker, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides were in

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The Classical Beat: Visit Tanglewood For Classical Music Heaven
By Stephen Dankner, Guest Column
08:11AM / Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Tanglewood is again open to the public at last, as the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) returns to concertizing with audiences in attendance. The BSO enters its second week, and the world-class summer music festival, though abbreviated, runs until Aug. 16; the Popular Artist series continues for an additional week, from Aug. 21-28. The festival's outstanding events are many; indeed, every concert will be memorable. Here's an overview of the highlights:   BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons leads six BSO concerts. Daniil Trifonov is the soloist in Brahms' First Piano Concerto in D Minor, Op. 15 on July 17 and duo-pianists Lucas and Arthur Jussen will perform Mozart's

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First Berkshire Busk! Festival in Great Barrington
04:43PM / Tuesday, July 13, 2021
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The new,  summer event celebrates music and live performance each weekend from July 2 through Sept. 4 on the streets of Great Barrington.   Performers or "buskers" will be stationed at an array of locations from one end of town to the other through the 10-weekend summer music and arts festival that will be held throughout July and August.    In anticipation of opening its satellite office at 322 Main Street in Great Barrington, Berkshire Money Management (BMM) is a lead sponsor for Berkshire Busk! The $10,000 sponsorship is one of many Southern Berkshire initiatives underway as BMM prepares to open its new office

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Adams Aces Earn Walkoff Win, Stay Perfect in BABL
iBerkshires.com Sports,
01:37PM / Tuesday, July 13, 2021
ADAMS, Mass. -- John Yetto delivered a walkoff single in the bottom of the seventh on Sunday as the Adams Aces came from behind to beat Dalton, 3-2, and stay unbeaten in the Berkshire Adult Baseball League's 35-year-old division.   Dalton took a lead in the top of the fourth with RBIs by Steve Kisiel and Jeff Aldrich.   In the bottom of the seventh, Matt Ziter started the winning rally with a one-out double. Gary Munson then walked.   Dan Corbett's double scored Ziter but Munson was thrown out on the play to give Dalton a 2-1 lead with two out.   An error scored Corbett to tie it and put one man on for Yetto, who drove in the winning run.   Cory Hillard

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Lee Bank Foundation Announces Community Funding
12:00PM / Tuesday, July 13, 2021
LEE, Mass. — The Lee Bank Foundation has awarded $64,500 to eight Berkshire area organizations in its second-round of 2021 community grant awards.    Recipients were awarded grants ranging from $2,000 to $12,500 to support their local programming.   The following organizations received funding from Lee Bank Foundation: Berkshire Bounty Berkshire County Historical Society Berkshire South Regional Community Center Elizabeth Freeman Center, Inc. Flying Cloud Institute Music in Common New Stage Performing Arts Center Inc. Volunteers in Medicine Berkshires To be considered  for grant awards, applicants must be a (501)(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused

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MCLA to Hold Virtual Info Session on Degree Completion
08:00AM / Tuesday, July 13, 2021
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — MCLA's Division of Graduate and Continuing Education (DGCE) will hold a virtual information session at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 15.    The session will offer details about the College's bachelor's degree completion program, as well as its Network Security and Principles of Accounting certificates.      Community members interested in advancing their educational credentials by attaining a bachelor's degree or an undergraduate certificate are encouraged to attend.    This information session is free and open to the public, and representatives from each program will answer questions related to academics, the

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