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Merged organization ends 2014 on a high note

Reprinted from Berkshire Eagle PITTSFIELD >> Berkshire Theatre Group — the merged Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield and Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge — has completed a 2013-14 season, its fourth as a merged organization, that saw nearly 300 events produced at The Colonial Theatre and the Garage in Pittsfield and the Fitzpatrick Main Stage and…

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Insurance agent honored

Reprinted from Berkshire Eagle Edward A. Chagnon, CIC of Bardwell, Bowlby & Karam of Pittsfield, has received a certificate from the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors honoring his 30 years of participation in advanced education. Chagnon made history by being included in the first group of CICs to reach this 30 year milestone. He earned…

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Berkshire Life Foundation accepting applications

Reprinted from Berkshire Eagle The Berkshire Life Charitable Foundation is currently accepting applications from programs, services and special initiatives that address the needs that arise when individuals residing in Berkshire County have a physical or developmental disability. The deadline for grant requests is April 3. A board of trustees composed of Berkshire County residents will…

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Giving Tree yields clothing for 900 children

Reprinted from Berkshire Eagle Pittsfield >> It came down to the wire again, but more than 900 children living in Berkshire County were given gifts of warm clothing and cheer this winter through the Berkshire Community Action Council Giving Tree program. Also known as the Holiday Elf Warm Clothing Program, its mission is to register…

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Kiwanis Park of Honor

The Park of Honor will be proudly presented by the Kiwanis Club of Pittsfield in November at Park Square.  Row upon row of flags will be displayed with a yellow ribbon on each flag containing information about a Veteran or dedicated to a group of Veterans of one of the United States Armed Forces. Individuals,…

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Ethnic Fair caters to all kinds of tastes

PITTSFIELD-The classic cars were loud on Sunday afternoon.  That was according to Ethan Stone, 8, of Pittsfield.  Ethan and his sister Bella, 6, both like the antique cars, which were part of Sunday’s annual Ethnic Fair, but sometimes, when they were revving their engines, he covered his ears. Along with several thousand other residents and…

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Bianchi finds way around Council block

PITTSFIELD – Mayor Daniel L. Bianchi is moving ahead with plans to consolidate all city inspectors into a single office, despite rejection by the City Council of a $10,000 request for office renovation work.  The office space, he said, is located on the second floor at 100 North St., in the historic First Agricultural Bank…

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Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network

33 Dunham Mall, Suite 103 Pittsfield, MA 01201 413.499.0933 www.msbdc.org/berkshire Mission and Services The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) Network provides free, high-quality and in-depth business advising, training and capital access which contributes to the entrepreneurial growth of small businesses throughout Massachusetts.  Services are delivered through a network of skilled professional staff supported by…

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61st anniversary of armistice

PITTSFIELD – It’s often referred to as “the forgotten war,” but not by those who served in it.  On Saturday morning, a handful of military veterans from various conflicts gathered at City Hall to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended the Korean War on July 27, 1953.  “It’s a war where…

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Four communities judged ideal

Reprinted from Berkshire Gazette Towns considered centrally located and just the right distance apart to not slow travel times By Dick Lindsay Berkshire Eagle Staff PITTSFIELD – Pittsfield, Lee, Great Barrington and Sheffield have been identified as the best places to host rail depots if passenger service to New York City is restored. The four…

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