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Police in Massachusetts are investigating a break-in at Pittsfield's historic ballpark in which personal items belonging to players, as well as team souvenirs and frozen hamburger patties were stolen.

Police think the theft from Wahconah Park happened between 2 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Sunday.

The nearly 100-year-old park is currently home to the Pittsfield Suns of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League, a summer league for college players.

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Like many places around the country, the Pittsfield community is gathering to remember the victims of the Charleston church shooting.

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The first full weekend of summer brings the return of Solid Sound Festival to MASS MoCA. Some 7,000 people from near and far are expected to take part in the three-day event in North Adams.

Western Massachusetts economic development officials are hoping for Olympics venues if Boston becomes host for the 2024 games.

The Vatican Thursday published Pope Francis’ much anticipated encyclical on the environment.  The Pope warns of serious consequences if the world does not act on climate change.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with a renowned climate researcher, Raymond Bradley, director  of the Climate System Research Center at UMass Amherst.

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A mayoral candidate in Pittsfield is calling on his opponents to refrain from engaging in many facets of a modern day political race.

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The third largest city in Massachusetts will again have a Catholic high school.  Plans for a new school were unveiled today, more than four years after a tornado wrecked Springfield’s Cathedral High School.

After months of private study by the Springfield Diocese and public campaigning by advocates for a Catholic high school in Springfield, Bishop Mitchell Rozanski Friday made the much-anticipated announcement of the site he selected.

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has announced the state has granted a waiver to allow the first medical marijuana dispensary to begin selling its product.

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The 75th anniversary of the Tanglewood Music Center gets started Friday night with a performance of the Boston Pops and country rock singer Sheryl Crow.

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A 68-year-old Vermont widow who nearly gave $60,000 to a scammer is warning other potential victims to ditch them.