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News and events in South Berkshire, Mass.

Berkshire Americans 15U Squad Wins in Slugfest
10:18PM / Tuesday, July 09, 2019
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- Aarron Whitman went 3-for-3 and scored four times Tuesday to help the Berkshire Americans 15-and-under travel baseball team defeat the Capital Renegades, 19-17.   Dylan Harrison and Nick Lescarbeau each had two hits, including a double, in a 17-hit Berkshire attack.   Colby Bleau went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, and Harrison drove in three.   DeGrenier and Bleau split time on the mound, striking out nine between them.   The Americans (3-3) play the Capital City Kings on Friday in Rotterdam.


Haley Scores Three as West Lax Team Opens with a Win
06:12PM / Tuesday, July 09, 2019
WALTHAM, Mass. -- Drury High student and Hoosac Valley boys lacrosse player Nate Haley had a hat trick on Tuesday to help the West team to a 16-6 win over the Metro in the Bay State Games boys lacrosse tournament.   Wahconah’s Ernie Lampron and Mount Greylock’s Mac Waynick each scored a goal in the win.   Wahconah’s Corey Bazonski contributed on defense, and Hoosac Valley’s Lucas Waterman played midfield for the West, which got faceoff and longstick midfield play from Mount Greylock’s Cole Filson.   The West has two games on Wednesday, playing the Northeast in the morning and the Southeast/Coastal team in the afternoon.   The bronze and gold


Teams Set for Cal Ripken Western Mass State Tourney Semis
02:24PM / Tuesday, July 09, 2019
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Both Berkshire County teams finished out of the running for a spot in the semi-finals at the Cal Ripken Baseball 9-year-old Western Mass State Championships.   The Williamstown Huskies earned their first win on Monday, beating Marlboro, 16-15, to finish 1-3 in the tournament's National Division.   The Berkshire All-Stars went 0-4 in the tournament's American Division.   The top two teams in each division play in semi-finals, rescheduled to Tuesday after rain over the weekend.   Marlboro faces Hudson at Bud Anderson Field while Douglas plays Nipmuc at the Williamstown Elementary School field.   The two winners will meet Wednesday at Bud

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Berkshires Beat: Kids 4 Harmony Celebrates Success With Summer Gala Concert
11:55AM / Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Kids 4 Harmony

Berkshire Children and Families' Kids 4 Harmony Summer Gala Concert will be held July 15 at 6 p.m. at Berkshire Community College's Robert Boland Theatre in Pittsfield. Special guest artist Emanuel Ax will join Kids 4 Harmony musicians for a concert starting at 7 p.m. Ax is a celebrated Grammy-Award winning pianist who has appeared with the world's greatest orchestras. John and Samantha Williams serve as honorary co-chairs of the event.

Kids 4 Harmony, a free after school program at Morningside Community School in Pittsfield and Brayton Elementary School in North Adams, is inspired by Venezuela's El Sistema, an ensemble-based musical approach with a social

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Protecting Children and Others During a Measles Outbreak
Dr. Marie George,
10:39AM / Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Once a common childhood disease, measles was almost an expected part of growing up. But it wasn't without consequence. Worldwide, up to 2.6 million people died annually from measles every year up until a vaccine was introduced in 1963.

In recent years, some parents have refused to vaccinate their children based on misinformation about side effects of the vaccine.  As a result, the number of unvaccinated children, teens and adults in our communities is on the rise. While those making the choice to not vaccinate believe they're making this decision solely on behalf of themselves or their children, they're actually impacting the health of others. Sometimes with deadly

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Eagle Street Beach Party Returns Saturday
10:21AM / Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Prizes will be awarded for the most creative sand castles or sand sculptures.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The City of North Adams once again will transform historic Eagle Street into an urban beach on Saturday, July 13.

An annual downtown tradition that originated with artist Eric Rudd in 1999, the beach party is a fun and creative summer staple in North Adams.

Specialty Minerals donates 500,000 pounds of sand, which is spread curb-to-curb along Eagle Street to create the urban beach and is reclaimed by the city Department of Public Services following the beach party for use in various city projects. Anyone interested in volunteering to spread sand is invited to Eagle Street beginning


Dos Santos Wins Berkshire Junior Series Opener
05:32PM / Monday, July 08, 2019
DALTON, Mass. -- Nathan Dos Santos carded a 79 Monday at Wahconah Country Club to win the first Berkshire County Junior Golf series event of the summer.   Dos Santos, who plays out of Worthington Golf Club, defeated Harrison Seeley of Cranwell, who placed second with an 89, and Daniel Wilson of Wahconah CC (98) in the 16-and-over division.   In the 14-15 age group, Berkshire Hills' Brenden Hayden placed first with an 81.   It was a tight group atop the leaderboard behind Hayden. Nate Murphy (G.E.A.A) was right behind him with an 83, and Max DiGrigoli (Country Club of Pittsfield) and Max Shepardson (Greenock CC) tied for third at 84.   In the 13-and-under age group,


BCC Announces Spring Semester Dean's List
11:30AM / Monday, July 08, 2019

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College has announced its spring 2019 Dean's List.

To be eligible for the list, full-time students must have declared a major; completed a minimum of 12 non-repeated, traditionally graded credit hours during the spring semester; and achieved a 3.250 to 3.749 grade point average for Honors, or a 3.750 to 4.000 grade point average for High Honors. Part-time students are eligible for the list if they meet the same requirements, except that their credit hours may have been completed during the fall and spring semesters of one academic year.

The following students qualified for High Honors:


Abington: Victoria Lehtonen



Rain Washes Out Locals at Cal Ripken State Tourney Sports,
06:27PM / Saturday, July 06, 2019
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The Williamstown and Berkshire 9-year-old Cal Ripken All-Star teams saw their games postponed due to rain on Saturday afternoon in the Western Massachusetts State Tournament.   The two local teams were slated to play Marlboro and Mohawk, respectively, in the final session of the day.   But even the third game on each of the tournament's fields was suspended in progress.   At Bud Anderson Field, Northbridge had an 8-0 lead on Marlboro in the top of the third.   At Williamstown Elementary School, Hudson led Ash-Wets, 20-13, in the top of the sixth when the rains came.   Ash-West earlier lost to Douglas, which won twice to move to 2-0 atop


Greenfield Edges Williamstown in Cal Ripken Tourney Opener
By Stephen Dravis, Sports
09:33PM / Friday, July 05, 2019
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Williamstown’s 9-and-under Cal Ripken Baseball All-Stars did not find a way to pull out a victory in their opening game of the Western Massachusetts State Championship on Friday night.   But they did find their identity.   “These guys came up with it during the game,” coach Chris Johnson said after a 10-9 loss to Greenfield. “The called it the Pack. Our nickname is the Huskies, and I said to them, ‘What do you want to do? Family on three?’ They said, ‘No, let’s do Pack.’ That’s what we are, the Pack.   “Gotta love it when the kids are coming up with that leadership.”   That

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@theMarket: Looking Ahead
By Bill Schmick,
03:58PM / Friday, July 05, 2019
Will the second half of the year be as good as the first half for the markets?   The S&P 500 Index finished up 18 percent for the six months ending June 30. That was the best first half since 1997. Historically, that kind of return is three times the gains investors can normally expect from the market in an average year. The chance of a repeat performance in the next six months is, at best, remote.   That doesn't necessarily mean this is as good as it gets for stock investors. My near-term target for the S&P 500 Index is somewhere around 3,050, which is a further 4 percent gain from here. From my vantage point, as long as interest rates continue to decline and the Fed


UNICO Awards Scholarships to Berkshire County Students
11:42AM / Friday, July 05, 2019

The Pittsfield Chapter of UNICO National and its Scholarship Committee awarded  $14,000 in scholarships to local high school graduates who are continuing their post secondary education.

The students are:

* Sarah Aitken of Pittsfield High School received the Francis Sanginetti Scholarship. Sarah will be attending the University of Massachusetts, where she will study nursing.  She is the daughter of Daniel and Tammy Aitken of Pittsfield.

* Timothy Clayton of Wahconah Regional High School received the Brian Piccolo Scholarship.  He will be attending Endicott College. He is the son of Steven and Kimberly Clayton of Dalton.

* Joseph Cracolici of Pittsfield High School received a

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