Author: Larry Parnass

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Each month, more than 700 people find their way to a building in the city's Westside neighborhood. They come through a side door and take... [Read More]
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A man walks up to the rusted gate at the edge of John Daniels Jr.'s yard at the corner of Robbins and Madison avenues, near... [Read More]
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One Robbins Avenue address is a frequent flyer in Pittsfield Police Department records. Since the start of 2017, the department has received 59 calls for... [Read More]
Officials from 30 Berkshire County towns made their pitch. So did the leader of the region's planning commission: When a task force ponders money problems... [Read More]
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People who walk this town's Main Street were cheered to see a tangle of growth trimmed recently, easing passage on a sidewalk that skirts an... [Read More]
The chief of emergency medicine at Berkshire Medical Center says passage of a nurse staffing ballot question next month could force the hospital to keep... [Read More]
Though he stopped short of calling it fraud, the arbitrator who decided against the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative last week had harsh words for the quasi-public... [Read More]
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When farming advocate Barbara Zheutlin picks up an award this month, standing with her, at least in spirit, will be hundreds of people who keep... [Read More]
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A window upstairs at Mark Charland's Pittsfield jewelry store provides a ringside seat to watch auto racing. And on some days, a demolition derby. He... [Read More]
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Winning the Nobel Prize in Literature fixed the fame of a writer from Minnesota - and no, we're not talking about Duluth native Bob Dylan.Eighty-seven... [Read More]
Word about getting around in the Berkshires is, well, getting around. More than 4,000 postcards will be mailed this week asking residents of Berkshire County,... [Read More]
A routine night of town business in Windsor next week has evolved into a veritable summit meeting. On Monday, residents of Windsor will be summoned... [Read More]
Tags: Windsor - Monday - town
Anyone who wants to bring change to Dalton's top board can stand for election. But longtime incumbents won't have to make it easy for them.... [Read More]
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A check for $100,000 will soon be cut for Dalton, the proceeds of a land sale that is part town history - and a little... [Read More]
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An infusion of federal money will significantly expand a 5-year-old effort to confront the opioid epidemic in Berkshire County, allowing people on the front lines... [Read More]
As the days grow shorter, people will gather in a Berkshire County hilltown, determined to keep the light from dimming. Metaphysically, that is.After a successful... [Read More]
First came the money. Then the man behind it. Windsor's go-to broadband leader, Doug McNally, found himself sitting this past week with Ajit Pai, chairman... [Read More]
The low bid to demolish the old Dalton High School will allow the town to tick off two other tasks, as it prepares to turn... [Read More]
Tags: Dalton - Low - bid
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Apologies to 'Star Wars' fans, but Gary Pratt has his own 'rule of one.'If the rally he is assembling at Park Square on Saturday helps... [Read More]
Berkshire Health Systems says passage of a November ballot question would force it to add 125 full-time-equivalent jobs for registered nurses, pushing its costs up... [Read More]
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