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By Elizabeth Mehren and Elizabeth Mehren,LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 5, 2004
PITTSFIELD, Mass. - The first snow fell softly, dusting the tired old city with a sense of serenity. In the five downtown blocks that once housed theaters, restaurants and busy department stores, vacant buildings stood dark and doors were shut tight. There was little sign of life at nightfall that Saturday. Then suddenly, joyously, the artists burst onto North Street. Laughing, working feverishly, they dragged sofas and chairs from their studios to the sidewalk. Someone brought a lamp and a coffee table.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | January 14, 2012
The Orioles have purchased the contract of 24-year-old minor leaguer Peter Fatse from the Newark (N.J.) Bears of the independent Can-Am Baseball League, according to the Bears' team website. Fatse played for the Pittsfield (Mass.) Colonials of the Can-Am league last season, hitting  .279/.345/.418 with 12 doubles, five home runs, 41 RBIs and 17 stolen bases. Newark aquired him in October through Pittsfield's dispersal draft. In affiliated minor league ball, he's never played above the high single-A level, when he hit .250/.322/.303 in 132 at bats with the Marlins' Florida State League team in Brevard County.
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NEWS
August 21, 2008
Family and Friends may attend a service at the Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home 11800 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD on Saturday, August 23, 2003 at 3:00 PM. Flowers can be sent to the funeral home and/or donations may be made to The Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Myeloma Society Donor Services P.O. Box 4072 Pittsfield, MA 01202 Or go on line to donate at: ttps://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/ Please sign and view the family guestbook at www.hinesrinaldifuneralhome.com.
NEWS
August 21, 2008
Family and Friends may attend a service at the Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home 11800 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD on Saturday, August 23, 2003 at 3:00 PM. Flowers can be sent to the funeral home and/or donations may be made to The Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Myeloma Society Donor Services P.O. Box 4072 Pittsfield, MA 01202 Or go on line to donate at: ttps://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/ Please sign and view the family guestbook at www.hinesrinaldifuneralhome.com.
NEWS
October 6, 2003
On October 4, 2003 MARGARET A. MEYENBURG, of Elkridge, Md. She is survived by four children, two brothers and many other loved ones. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the GARY L. KAUFMAN FUNERAL HOME AT MEADOWRIDGE MEMORIAL PARK, 7250 Washington Blvd., Elkridge, Exit 6 Off Rt 100, on Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Arthritis Foundation, Attn: Donation Department, 4284 Pittsfield, MA 01202-4284.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | January 14, 2012
The Orioles have purchased the contract of 24-year-old minor leaguer Peter Fatse from the Newark (N.J.) Bears of the independent Can-Am Baseball League, according to the Bears' team website. Fatse played for the Pittsfield (Mass.) Colonials of the Can-Am league last season, hitting  .279/.345/.418 with 12 doubles, five home runs, 41 RBIs and 17 stolen bases. Newark aquired him in October through Pittsfield's dispersal draft. In affiliated minor league ball, he's never played above the high single-A level, when he hit .250/.322/.303 in 132 at bats with the Marlins' Florida State League team in Brevard County.
SPORTS
December 11, 1994
BaseballNew York Mets -- Announced the return of Triple-A Norfolk pitching coach Bob Apodaca, Double-A Binghamton manager John Tamargo, Single-A St. Lucie manager Rafael Landestoy, Single-A Pittsfield pitching coach Dave LaRoche and roving instructors Bobby Floyd, Chuck Hiller, Rich Miller, Al Jackson and Ken Berry. Named John Gibbons manager and Dave Jorn pitching coach at Rookie-level Kingsport; Howie Freling manager and Ray Ripplemeyer pitching coach at Single-A Columbia; John Stephenson manager in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League; Ron Gideon manager at Single-A Pittsfield; Bill Latham pitching coach at Double-A Binghamton; and Randy Niemann pitching coach at Single-A St. Lucie.
NEWS
By Alec MacGillis | May 18, 2004
"For the Preservation of the Windows in the New Meeting House no Person or Inhabitant of said Town, shall be permitted to play at any Game called Wicket, Cricket, Baseball, Batball, Football, Cat, Fives or any other Game or Games with Balls, within the Distance of Eighty Yards from said Meeting House." THE DISCOVERY, announced last week, of this 1791 ordinance from Pittsfield, Mass., with its reference to "baseball" has thrilled the game's historians. Previous clues traced the national pastime's roots to the 1820s in Manhattan; the new evidence offers startling proof that baseball was being played three decades earlier, in the very first years of the young country.
NEWS
By Alec MacGillis | July 15, 2001
AS BALTIMORE knows, it's no fun losing a professional sports team. But at least the city got some sympathy when it happened. My hometown of Pittsfield, Mass., should be so lucky. Amid all the feel-good celebration of baseball's return to Brooklyn, one inconvenient fact has been overlooked. The Brooklyn Cyclones, the Single-A New York Mets farm team that is now playing to sellout crowds beside the famed old Parachute Jump, are not, as many media odes to the Cyclones would have you believe, an entirely new creation.
NEWS
By William M. Caufield and William M. Caufield,SUN STAFF | February 22, 2002
From the beginning, Daniel Pearl was determined to be a business reporter. When he showed up in the summer of 1988 for a job interview at The Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield, Mass., he told the editors interviewing him that he wanted to cover business, not government or courts. He had done some business writing at The Transcript, a small daily in North Adams, Mass., but it was his enthusiasm, intelligence and quiet confidence that got him the job at the larger Eagle at the age of 24. Pearl covered the local business scene in Berkshire County in western Massachusetts for two years under the watchful eye of Lewis Cuyler Jr., the Eagle's veteran business editor, who had spotted his work in The Transcript.
NEWS
By Elizabeth Mehren and Elizabeth Mehren,LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 5, 2004
PITTSFIELD, Mass. - The first snow fell softly, dusting the tired old city with a sense of serenity. In the five downtown blocks that once housed theaters, restaurants and busy department stores, vacant buildings stood dark and doors were shut tight. There was little sign of life at nightfall that Saturday. Then suddenly, joyously, the artists burst onto North Street. Laughing, working feverishly, they dragged sofas and chairs from their studios to the sidewalk. Someone brought a lamp and a coffee table.
NEWS
By Alec MacGillis | May 18, 2004
"For the Preservation of the Windows in the New Meeting House no Person or Inhabitant of said Town, shall be permitted to play at any Game called Wicket, Cricket, Baseball, Batball, Football, Cat, Fives or any other Game or Games with Balls, within the Distance of Eighty Yards from said Meeting House." THE DISCOVERY, announced last week, of this 1791 ordinance from Pittsfield, Mass., with its reference to "baseball" has thrilled the game's historians. Previous clues traced the national pastime's roots to the 1820s in Manhattan; the new evidence offers startling proof that baseball was being played three decades earlier, in the very first years of the young country.
NEWS
October 6, 2003
On October 4, 2003 MARGARET A. MEYENBURG, of Elkridge, Md. She is survived by four children, two brothers and many other loved ones. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the GARY L. KAUFMAN FUNERAL HOME AT MEADOWRIDGE MEMORIAL PARK, 7250 Washington Blvd., Elkridge, Exit 6 Off Rt 100, on Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Arthritis Foundation, Attn: Donation Department, 4284 Pittsfield, MA 01202-4284.
NEWS
By William M. Caufield and William M. Caufield,SUN STAFF | February 22, 2002
From the beginning, Daniel Pearl was determined to be a business reporter. When he showed up in the summer of 1988 for a job interview at The Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield, Mass., he told the editors interviewing him that he wanted to cover business, not government or courts. He had done some business writing at The Transcript, a small daily in North Adams, Mass., but it was his enthusiasm, intelligence and quiet confidence that got him the job at the larger Eagle at the age of 24. Pearl covered the local business scene in Berkshire County in western Massachusetts for two years under the watchful eye of Lewis Cuyler Jr., the Eagle's veteran business editor, who had spotted his work in The Transcript.
NEWS
By Alec MacGillis | July 15, 2001
AS BALTIMORE knows, it's no fun losing a professional sports team. But at least the city got some sympathy when it happened. My hometown of Pittsfield, Mass., should be so lucky. Amid all the feel-good celebration of baseball's return to Brooklyn, one inconvenient fact has been overlooked. The Brooklyn Cyclones, the Single-A New York Mets farm team that is now playing to sellout crowds beside the famed old Parachute Jump, are not, as many media odes to the Cyclones would have you believe, an entirely new creation.
SPORTS
December 11, 1994
BaseballNew York Mets -- Announced the return of Triple-A Norfolk pitching coach Bob Apodaca, Double-A Binghamton manager John Tamargo, Single-A St. Lucie manager Rafael Landestoy, Single-A Pittsfield pitching coach Dave LaRoche and roving instructors Bobby Floyd, Chuck Hiller, Rich Miller, Al Jackson and Ken Berry. Named John Gibbons manager and Dave Jorn pitching coach at Rookie-level Kingsport; Howie Freling manager and Ray Ripplemeyer pitching coach at Single-A Columbia; John Stephenson manager in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League; Ron Gideon manager at Single-A Pittsfield; Bill Latham pitching coach at Double-A Binghamton; and Randy Niemann pitching coach at Single-A St. Lucie.
SPORTS
By John Steadman | June 14, 1993
Memories are stored away, to be drawn upon as a personal bank account. So it is with Joe Cascarella, never a boring braggart but a raconteur extraordinaire. His baseball career didn't lead to the Hall of Fame, but it's obvious he was paying attention to what was going on around him.Cascarella pitched in the major leagues with "modest effectiveness" for five years and, at age 85, is the last surviving member of the distinguished 1934 All-Star team that toured Japan with such illustrious players as Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig and Charlie Gehringer.
NEWS
February 11, 2003
On February 9, 2003, , SYLVAN MARTIN LERNER; devoted brother of Gerald B. (Sandy) Lerner; devoted uncle of Maury Lerner and Mrs. Deborah Feldman. Services and Interment Tuesday, February 11 at 10 A.M., at the Yehuda Amachby Lodge Cemetery, Rosedale. Please omit flowers. In mourning 9010 Pittsfield Road, (21208) Arrangements by SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC.
SPORTS
By John Steadman | June 14, 1993
Memories are stored away, to be drawn upon as a personal bank account. So it is with Joe Cascarella, never a boring braggart but a raconteur extraordinaire. His baseball career didn't lead to the Hall of Fame, but it's obvious he was paying attention to what was going on around him.Cascarella pitched in the major leagues with "modest effectiveness" for five years and, at age 85, is the last surviving member of the distinguished 1934 All-Star team that toured Japan with such illustrious players as Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig and Charlie Gehringer.
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