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  • Town Officials Tour Adams-Cheshire Schools
    An average class size in the old section of Cheshire is 700 square feet. CHESHIRE, Mass. — Last week offered an opportunity for residents to tour the two elementary schools in the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District. With the district pondering the likelihood of closing one of the schools, their condition, size and maintenance costs are […]
  • Berkshire Scenic Releases Strong Ridership Numbers For Inaugural Year
    The railway is a volunteer-run organization that offers rides through the summer and fall in North Adams. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Some 9,600 passengers rode the rails between North Adams and Adams during the Hoosac Valley Service's freshman year. The 8-mile ride from the city to Renfrew and back in a restored 1955 Budd car […]
  • Adams Selectman Wants to Look Into Splitting Adams-Cheshire District
    ADAMS, Mass. — Selectman John Duval is advocating for splitting the troubled regional district so both Adams and Cheshire can keep their elementary schools open. "I can't envision the town of Adams the third largest community in Berkshire County not having public elementary school in its borders," Duval said. "The town of Florida, the town […]
  • BMC Rebuilt Surgical Residency Program Earns New Accreditation
    Dr. Michael DiSiena worked to revamp the residency program, which received a new accreditation last month. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — It was 2014 when news came down that Berkshire Medical Center was losing most of its surgical residency program.   The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education pulled its accreditation and with it, a large part […]
  • Pittsfield Officer to Carry Torch in Austria For Special Olympics World Games
    PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The job of a police officer means dealing with people on their worst days, day after day.   And it wears on the officers. Eight years ago, Officer Darren Derby started getting involved with the Law Enforcement Torch Run fundraising efforts for the Special Olympics. He's raised more than a half-million dollars […]

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  • Pelicans officially acquire DeMarcus Cousins in blockbuster trade with Kings
    The Sacramento Kings?changed course Sunday night and agreed to trade DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans, just two weeks after publicly proclaiming that the All-Star center was off the market. The teams announced Monday afternoon that the Pelicans had acquired Cousins and swingman Omri Casspi while sending Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, a […]
  • Johnson cruises to win, No. 1 world ranking in typical DJ fashion
    PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. -- Everything about Dustin Johnson's ascendancy to the world No. 1 ranking for the first time was perfectly appropriate. He didn't backdoor his way into the top spot with some T-22 finish. Didn't sweat out some chew-your-fingernails stretch run. No, the guy who has created a habit of making golf look easy […]
  • Olympic organizers say winter sports set for boom in Asia
    Lee Hee-beom, the head of the Pyeongchang organizing committee, says the 2018 Olympics will usher in a new era for winter sports in Asia

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