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Friends of Williamstown Conservation Lands is holding an informational-organizational meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7 in the Orchards’ ballroom. The group is concerned about a potential housing project on long-conserved land.

Friends of Williamstown Conservation Lands is holding an informational-organizational meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7 in the Orchards’ ballroom. The group is concerned about a potential housing project on long-conserved land.

Opinion: Those Who Shall Not Be Named

There has been talk that a hate group with a pattern of disrupting the funerals of servicemen and servicewomen may make an appearance at the funeral of Michael DeMarsico on Saturday. 

iBerkshires has determined that it will not name this group, it will not photograph this group, it will not interview this group, should it appear, and it will not tweet about this group.

We will not allow this group to use us to further its mission or promote its website through search engines. Our colleagues may argue that this is news and should be covered. That is their decision to make. 

This extended family preaching a message of intolerance seems to have a pattern of announcing protests, getting everyone in a tizzy and then not showing up. Last fall, they threatened to protest at the funeral of a Plymouth soldier killed in Afghanistan. They didn’t appear, but did get news articles “explaining” their views and an explosion of social media centered on them. 

That’s a pretty good PR strategy. We’re not falling for it.

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Fundraiser for Animal DREAMS Gives & Receives
Originally Published on Tuesday, July 17, 2012

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A unique fundraiser Thursday for Animal DREAMS is operating on the concept that while it’s good to give, receiving’s not so bad either.Yvonne Borsody and a cadre of dedicated volunteers have been shouldering this non-profit venture to care for and neuter feral felines for 12 years. During that time, she said,Animal DREAMS has aided 3,500 cats and humanely prevented untold thousands of kittens from being born in the wild.

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Fundraiser for Animal DREAMS Gives & Receives

Originally Published on Tuesday, July 17, 2012

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A unique fundraiser Thursday for Animal DREAMS is operating on the concept that while it’s good to give, receiving’s not so bad either.

Yvonne Borsody and a cadre of dedicated volunteers have been shouldering this non-profit venture to care for and neuter feral felines for 12 years. During that time, she said,Animal DREAMS has aided 3,500 cats and humanely prevented untold thousands of kittens from being born in the wild.

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iberkmarketplace:

We’re having a caption contest on the iBerkshires Marketplace. Like The Marketplace for full details. Winner gets a $20 gift card to a local restaurant! Now I can’t tell you what the gift card is for but here’s a hint.

Pizza.
The gift certificate is for pizza.
Delicious.

iberkmarketplace:

We’re having a caption contest on the iBerkshires Marketplace. Like The Marketplace for full details. Winner gets a $20 gift card to a local restaurant! Now I can’t tell you what the gift card is for but here’s a hint.

Pizza.

The gift certificate is for pizza.

Delicious.

First Lady, James Taylor Headline Campaign Fundraiser

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Michelle Obama will join James Taylor at the Colonial Theatre on Friday, Aug. 3, then head to Gov. Deval Patrick’s Richmond home for a select roundtable event.

Read more here. Sign up for tickets here.

First Lady, James Taylor Headline Campaign Fundraiser

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Michelle Obama will join James Taylor at the Colonial Theatre on Friday, Aug. 3, then head to Gov. Deval Patrick’s Richmond home for a select roundtable event.

Read more here. Sign up for tickets here.

Jul 6
Lee Woman Vying for Gridiron Glory
Originally Published on Friday, July 06, 2012

LEE, Mass. — Donna Bruce is a pretty intense character.The Lee native has been throwing herself into athletic challenges all her life - a journey that has taken her from the sandlots of her home town to the biggest stage available in her favorite team sport, which happens to be football.

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Lee Woman Vying for Gridiron Glory

Originally Published on Friday, July 06, 2012

LEE, Mass. — Donna Bruce is a pretty intense character.

The Lee native has been throwing herself into athletic challenges all her life - a journey that has taken her from the sandlots of her home town to the biggest stage available in her favorite team sport, which happens to be football.

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Jul 6
Bradley Cooper Is ‘The Elephant Man’ At Williamstown Theatre Fest
Originally Published On Thursday, July 05, 2012

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Actor Bradley Cooper has been spotted walking on the Williams College campus. Clad in tan cargo pants, a blue sports shirt over a melon-colored T-shirt, and a black cap, with a backpack slung over his shoulders, he might have been mistaken for a tourist, exploring the area.  

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Bradley Cooper Is ‘The Elephant Man’ At Williamstown Theatre Fest

Originally Published On Thursday, July 05, 2012

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Actor Bradley Cooper has been spotted walking on the Williams College campus. Clad in tan cargo pants, a blue sports shirt over a melon-colored T-shirt, and a black cap, with a backpack slung over his shoulders, he might have been mistaken for a tourist, exploring the area. 

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Jul 5

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iBerkshires.com is down for the moment. So please enjoy this cat.

Originally published 4:50 PM, June 29, 2012

Downstreet Art, a summerlong exhibition with monthly gallery openings and events, kicked off its fifth season in North Adams, Mass., with the unveiling of a mural by artists Marta Gil and Estibaliz Vera from Vitoria, Spain.

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Pittsfield Bar Censured for Wet T-Shirt Contest Baring

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city’s Licensing Board voted to chastise a Dalton Avenue establishment Monday with a three-day suspension after a patron was photographed baring her breasts during a licentious-themed event held there in May.The board heard testimony from Lt. Michael Grady indicating that investigation by the Pittsfield Police had found that on May 11, a female bar-goer had flashed the crowd during an annual “Beach Party” held at Casey’s Billiards on 501 Dalton Ave. Photos of the display were later found on Facebook and lead to concerns that the department brought before the Licensing Board."We can’t have people showing their breasts at a bar," said Lt. Grady. "At any event."

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Pittsfield Bar Censured for Wet T-Shirt Contest Baring

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city’s Licensing Board voted to chastise a Dalton Avenue establishment Monday with a three-day suspension after a patron was photographed baring her breasts during a licentious-themed event held there in May.

The board heard testimony from Lt. Michael Grady indicating that investigation by the Pittsfield Police had found that on May 11, a female bar-goer had flashed the crowd during an annual “Beach Party” held at Casey’s Billiards on 501 Dalton Ave. Photos of the display were later found on Facebook and lead to concerns that the department brought before the Licensing Board.

"We can’t have people showing their breasts at a bar," said Lt. Grady. "At any event."

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