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  1. Our Opinion: Berkshire Bank's Boston presence should pay offRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 24 | Berkshire Eagle

    The purchase by Berkshire Bank's holding company of Commerce Bankshares of Worcester will further solidify the financial base of the county's largest bank. The shift of its corporate headquarters to Boston should make it a larger player in the state capital, with potential benefits to the Berkshires as a whole.


  2. Court orders middle-mile operator to protect serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 23 | Berkshire Eagle

    A U.S. District Court judge has ordered stepped-up protection for the state's 1,200-mile internet backbone, preventing a feared service "blackout" for institutions in hundreds of cities and towns. After furious legal filings by attorneys, Judge Timothy S. Hillman ruled the parent company of the fiber-optic network's operator must guarantee its continued operation, amid a bankruptcy proceeding.


  3. Berkshire Bank to buy out Commerce Bank, bolster Eastern Mass presenceRead the original story

    Monday May 22 | Berkshire Eagle

    At a meeting to discuss plans to purchase Commerce Bankshares Corp., Berkshire Bank CEO Michael Daly, right, said the company remains "committed to all of our employees, customers and communities." At left are Michael Ferry, senior vice president, and Chief Operating Officer Sean Gray, center.


  4. Child marriage ban pressed at rallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 11 | Berkshire Eagle

    Women in white dresses and veils, some clutching teddy bears, placed chains around their wrists and tape over their mouths as they stood on the State House steps Thursday afternoon to call attention to a bill aiming to child marriage in Massachusetts. Fraidy Reiss, founder and executive director of Unchained at Last, a group that helps women and girls leave forced or arranged marriages, said current Massachusetts law allows girls under the age of 18 to get married, but minors cannot always access the legal and social services they would need to end a marriage.


  5. Legal fights rack up expenses for MBIRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 29 | Berkshire Eagle

    As it spars in two federal courts, the Massachusetts Broadband Institute is not out of the woods on an earlier legal battle over its main asset, the $90 million fiber-optic middle mile. In a new financial accounting, the MBI lists an expense of more than $3.8 million to fight a lawsuit brought against it by the company that designed and built the 1,200-mile MassBroadband 123 network.


  6. Middle-mile users will not lose Internet: Judge orders operator to continue operationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    Operation of the state's "middle mile" fiber-optic network is assured for another two weeks, amid a month-old bankruptcy filing and a legal battle as old as the $90 million system itself. For the second time in three years, the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative has won a judge's backing to compel the network's operator to fulfill its contract.


  7. Mountain of overdue bills said to threaten 'middle mile'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    Unpaid bills threaten the state's 1,200-mile fiber-optic network, putting public safety communications at risk as vendors clamor for $375,000 owed them. That's one argument lawyers for the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative are presenting in U.S. District Court in Worcester, as they seek an order compelling the network operator to fulfill its contract despite its March bankruptcy filing.


  8. Robotics team earns rookie awardRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    Nima, John, Toby and Brandon from the drive for the FIRST robotics team of Mount Greylock Regional High School compete in Worcester. Left to right, Jack Lander, Anthony Welch, John Werner, Brandon Fahlenkamp, Nima Darafshi, Helen Greenfield, Amelia Murphy , Teague Murphy and Grace Sanchez.


  9. Strong interest shown in taking over state's fiber-optic networkRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    Though one company claims it's losing millions running the state's 1,200-mile fiber-optic network, as many as a dozen others may compete to step into the fray. To ensure that the $90 million MassBroadband 123 system doesn't go dark, stranding hundreds of institutional customers, the state is recruiting a new network operator, should the current one, formerly known as Axia NG Networks USA Inc., go under.


  10. Pittsfield motorist among the injured in five-vehicle crash on Mass PikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    A Berkshire County trucker was among the injured in a five-vehicle crash during the Monday morning commute on the Massachusetts Turnpike. Shortly after 8 a.m., an unidentified 54-year-old Pittsfield man was operating a 2015 Freightliner, when his rig, another tractor trailer, a box truck and two passenger cars all collided in the eastbound lane of the MassPike in Hopkinton, according to state police.


  11. Central Berkshire fights to get clear message out on Wahconah study voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    Zack McClain, 16 and Sam Pyser, 17 work in the robotics lab at Wachonah Regional High School in a class taught by Jeff Pike. The classroom is actually a small space cut out of the fromer metalworking classroom.


  12. Support grows for pregnant workersRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    Momentum building behind pregnant workers fairness act By Colin A. Young State House News Service BOSTON - Working at a Worcester laundry facility that cleaned linens for hospitals, Alejandra Duarte was routinely tasked with loading up to 600 pounds of linen into a van for transport. But when she became pregnant in 2006 and asked her employer for lighter duty, she instead saw her work hours and responsibilities increase.


  13. Man involved in theft of Purple Heart gets lengthy sentenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    A Massachusetts man already serving a 20-year prison sentence has received an additional 20 to 22 years behind bars for his role in a home invasion in which a Purple Heart was stolen. The Telegram&Gazette reports that Timothy Lavin, of Leicester, was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty last month to home invasion, armed robbery and gun charges.


  14. 'Adventure Day' at Becket YMCA Camp gives vets a day of fun with their familiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    Brendan teaches his son Connor, 9, how to cerrectly hold the bow and arrow at the archery range at the Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA. Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Mass.


  15. Man pleads guilty to driving at 2 officers in stolen carRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a spree that ended in him nearly running over two police officers in a stolen car. The Republican reports that 22-year-old Cristien Connors, of Worcester, pleaded guilty to several charges including breaking and entering in the nighttime and larceny of a motor vehicle.


  16. The cold, hard facts on scrap metal theftRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    No. 2 scrap copper was bringing $1.75 a pound Tuesday at Perlman Recycling in Pittsfield. A sturdy cardboard bin of it sat half-filled on a pallet inside the company's South Merriam Street facility, not far from "bright" copper worth even more.


  17. The cold, hard facts on scrap metal theftRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    Meyer Apkin check in scrap as it arrives at George Apkin & Sons Inc in North Adams, Mass, Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Bails of scrap metal is stacked for transport at George Apkin & Sons Inc in North Adams, Mass, Wednesday, January 25, 2017.


  18. Jewish centers vigilant after second wave of threatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    A second wave of bomb threats this month to Jewish Community Centers nationwide remains outside of Berkshire County, with JCCs in Newton and Worcester the only impacted sites in Massachusetts. Bomb threats were reported at Jewish Community Centers in Florida, New Jersey, Tennessee, Maryland, South Carolina, and Delaware earlier this month, according to the Anti-Defamation League. 5 comments

  19. UMass football to play Maine at Fenway ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    The University of Massachusetts had not scheduled a football game east of Worcester in 2017. That all changed on Thursday, as the Minutemen announced they will be traveling to an iconic football locale.


  20. Court considers who can say if someone is too stoned to driveRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    Are the signs of marijuana intoxication so familiar to the public that prosecutors can rely on the observations of police in stoned driving cases, or are experts required? That's a question the state's highest court is considering, hearing arguments Friday in the case of Thomas Gerhardt, who was charged with driving under the influence of drugs after a February 2013 traffic stop off Route 146. "Like alcohol, marijuana usage at this point is so widespread - it is in the common experience of a juror - that an expert is not required," Worcester prosecutor Michelle King argued before the Supreme Judicial Court.


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