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Burning bales of hay send up thick clouds of smoke over a farm field at night
PHOTO PROVIDED TO WAMC BY MEGAN WHILDEN

A Dalton, Massachusetts man was arraigned in Central Berkshire District Court Tuesday on a charge of burning personal property after being accused of setting a political display on fire Friday.

Burning bales of hay send up thick clouds of smoke over a farm field at night
PHOTO PROVIDED TO WAMC BY MEGAN WHILDEN

A Dalton, Massachusetts man has been arraigned on charges of burning personal property after a Biden/Harris campaign display was torched in the town Friday.

A political display in Dalton lasted one day before it was set on fire
Photo provided to WAMC by Megan Whilden

Vivid images out of Berkshire County on social media Friday night after a large stack of hay bales painted “USA Biden/Harris 2020” was torched.

A sign reads "Entering Dalton" against a backdrop of green leaves and trees
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The Berkshire County town of Dalton, Massachusetts, settled some business at a special town meeting Monday night.

The door of the Berkshire District Attorney's office.
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A third man has been arraigned for murder after a January shooting in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. 

The 413Heart Music & Arts Festival at The Stationery Factory in Dalton, Massachusetts is celebrating its third year bringing an exciting mix of art to the Berkshires. The festival runs this Thursday through Sunday, August 16-19.

Michael Dowling is a Berkshire-based playwright and screenwriter. His play “Tamarack House” is a comedy/drama about five men struggling to stay afloat when they discover the run-down boarding house they call home is suddenly put on the market. There will be a staged reading of the play at The Stationery Factory on Saturday, August 18.

Our pal Johnny Irion has a new solo record entitled “Driving Friend” – he’ll headline the 413Heart Festival on Friday, August 17.

Crane Co.

Currency titan Crane & Co., headquartered in Boston, is being sold for $800 million to a Connecticut company with a similar name. The company has strong ties to the Berkshires.

U.S. Navy

A Navy pilot from Dalton, Massachusetts who fatally crashed in the Philippine Sea is being remembered warmly. 

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Massachusetts has announced grants to 56 communities to help municipal, school and water districts embrace clean energy. 

Dalton Approves Ban On Plastic Bags

Jun 27, 2017
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Dalton has become the latest Western Massachusetts community to approve a ban on plastic bags. 

This is a picture of a bottle of naloxone
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Police in Dalton, Massachusetts will start carrying the overdose reversal drug Narcan as early as next week. 

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Police in Dalton, Massachusetts are awaiting state approval to carry the overdose reversal drug Narcan.

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Residents in seven different towns want an architectural evaluation of a 56-year-old school in Dalton, Massachusetts.

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The body of a Berkshire County native killed in Afghanistan earlier this month was welcomed home by supporters who lined the streets of downtown Pittsfield.

The body of 24-year old U.S. Army Specialist Mitchell Daehling arrived Wednesday morning at Barens Air National Guard Airport in Westfield, and shortly after 10:30 was transported through downtown Pittsfield to the Dery Funeral Home.

A long line of supporters gathered along South Street and North Street, many holding American flags.