When people think about "the city" or "the government" images of politicians, the pillars at city hall, or a badge jumps into their mind.
They don't necessarily see the city as being made up of individuals, humans, who have regular lives just like anyone else doing jobs just like themselves. click for more
The Berkshire Innovation Center has a new leader.
Ben Sosne is taking over as the executive director as the opening of the BIC at the William Stanley Business Park inches closer. Sosne replaces Scott Longley, who served as the executive director during the construction. click for more
This past winter Melissa Mazzeo was being asked about piles of salt being left on the side of the roads.
The small trucks weren't working properly. She said she talked to the commissioner about it but didn't really have any authority to do anything about it. And now, the city's budget is some... click for more
B&B was one of 12 companies in the state to receive the award and partner Jason Koperniak said he was excited to take advantage of an initiative that will help continue to stabilize the young business.
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The Parks Commission is looking to strengthen the rules for both park and conservation areas.
The city recently saw large groups of youth causing mayhem in Springside Park by fighting and using air rifles. The city is now added language to specifically outlaw those and BB guns to strengthen Police authority to enforce the rules.
More and more seniors are forced to turn to using their dwelling as an asset of last resort. The use of reverse mortgages to make ends meet is becoming increasingly popular. And here is where the rubber meets the road when it comes to an FHA loan.
The town of Clarksburg will begin the search for a new town administrator within the next week but the Select Board is keeping an option to hire for two part-time positions: a town administrator and a grant writer.
Nancy Gomez arrived in American in the fall of 2017 with a dream for her family to own their own home.
She came from Columbia with her husband, three children, and pregnant. In a new country, the financial system was intimidating. But she had gained some confidence through places like the Family Resource Center, the Elizabeth Freeman Center, Manos Unidas, Working Cities, and Habitat for Humanity and eventually, walked into Greylock Federal Credit Union to meet with the credit union's Communi
The design efforts to restore the Springside Pond is entering the permitting phase.
Parks and Open Spaces Manager Jim McGrath updated the Parks Commission on Tuesday about the progress and said the city will be seeking permits from the Conservation Commission in the coming weeks. However, the project itself is going to be costly and a funding source has not been identified.
Gordon Hubbard will join the Board of Selectmen after defeating Robert Ericson on Tuesday.
Hubbard reeled in 269 votes to Ericson's 114. Hubbard is the owner of the Mount Greylock Campsite Park and campaigned on his wide-ranging experience in teaching, school administration, volunteer firefighter, an emergency medical technician, and now as a business owner running a "mini-village" that is the campgrounds.
State Sen. Adam G. Hinds nominated Donna Cesan for this recognition because of her dedication to community, having served as Community Development Director and interim Town Administrator for the town of Adams for 19 years.
Two newly hired firefighters resigned after it was found they had falsely claimed residency to get a boost in the Civil Service exam.
The Civil Service Commission called for an investigation into the matter after a bypass appeal was filed late last fall. Justin Brady had taken the exam but did not get the job. He filed a grievance with the Civil Service Commission claiming three candidates - Lucas Perry, Jonathan LaCasse, and Nicholas Amuso - above him did not qualify for the residency prefer
The state hopes to see more renewable energy from solar and thus incentives solar development. However, the way the programs are currently established, the solar often comes at the expense of cutting trees.
"We have perverse incentives for solar. It is cheaper for a developer to come in and cut down a whole bunch of trees to do something for the environment," state Rep. Farley-Bouvier said.
A third man has been charged in the killing of 18-year-old Jaden Salois in January.
Dasean Smith, 21, is now charged with murder, carrying a firearm without a license, and possession of a firearm while committing a felony. Judge Mark Mason ordered him to be held without bail.
Thanks to a $900,000 state grant, Herberg Middle School is poised to vastly improve the academics in the building.
Herberg has had low scores on state assessments leading it into "turnaround status" and Principal Martin McEvoy and Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning Lisa Lesser crafted an ambitious plan to change those results. Earlier this month, the state not only approved the plan but also awarded $900,000 over the next three years to implement it.