McLaughlin is a leader in the long-term care network in western Massachusetts, having served in health care administration his entire career. For the last 14 years, he has served as the chief operating officer of the Mercy Continuing Care Network (an affiliate of Trinity Health of New England). click for more
A cinema and photography graduate of Ithaca College, Davis holds a master of arts from the National University of Ireland and was a tenured professor at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, also in Ireland. She resides in Great Barrington with her three children, all of whom who are students in... click for more
There will be no "contagion." What is happening in Turkey is truly a "Tempest in a Teapot" that bears little resemblance to the crisis in Greece several years ago. Yet, over the last week, Turkey's currency, the lira, fell to record lows, interest rates skyrocketed, and their stock market... click for more
No matter how much the City Council and residents complain about the loss of local programming, Spectrum Cable will not be bringing it back.
Melinda Kinney of Charter Communications told the council Wednesday night that the WWLP 22 and WCVB 5 Boston cost too much to bring back to the area. The... click for more
The board decided to authorize Town Manager Jason Hoch to send a letter to the businesses that failed to notify them of the board's concern and its intention to take action if one of the establishments is found in violation again in the next 12 months.
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On Wednesday evening during the annual Downtown Celebration, there was a pause to cut a blue ribbon strung between the brand-new eagle medallions marking the exit of the historic street.
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Theatergoers are going to be mad about Mass MoCA this fall.
Jon Hamm, the star of the landmark television series Mad Men, comes to town this fall to collaborate in a work-in-progress theater project dubbed Fishing, which will see him team with Wilco percussionist Glen Kotche and... click for more
Mayor Thomas Bernard submitted an amended ordinance to the City Council that removes the commission's control on approving public art installations, turning it into a recommending body on par with certain other city boards, and also addressing a host of grammatical and word changes.
A deer died naturally but was laying on the side of the Ore Bed Road. It was bloated and "ready to explode."
Sources haven't confirmed the actual conversation but iBerkshires can imagine it went something like this: "I'm not touching it," said a highway worker. "Call the animal control officer."
For the second time this summer, the convenience store chain has requested a continuation of its public hearing on its proposal to build a new gas station on Commercial Street. The hearing has been rescheduled to Sept. 11.
Durocher was one of 20 students who successfully completed this year's summer programs that brought young people into participating businesses and organizations to experience not only a work environment but tryout potential careers.
The state Department of Conservation and Recreation has confirmed that rules that ban the use of motorized vehicles such as snowmobiles or motorcycles don't apply to adaptive equipment such as scooters and wheelchairs.
Owner and manager Wayne Gelinas appeared before the Planning Board on Monday with a presentation on how he will restore the closed gift shop, rebuild cabins and turn the residence into a wine and coffee bar. He anticipates the renovations and construction would be done in three phases.
With the Russell Field Renovation Project delayed at least another season, the Parks Commission agreed to put efforts into resolving a few safety issues at the park specifically with the softball field.
St. John, who serves as superintendent of building and grounds, said the repair of this small portion of the roof is estimated to cost $64,566. This, with the $24,000 the town originally allocated to make the repairs plus other smaller costs, brings the amount to approximately $95,000.
The commemoration also marks the 271st anniversary of the rebuilding of Fort Massachusetts. Wendy Champney and her group Save Fort Massachusetts Memorial have fought long and hard to preserve the land that the original fort stood upon, and in past years have stressed the importance of celebrating and preserving these historic events and landmarks.
Paul Caccaviello, Andrea Harrington and Judith Knight are vying for the nomination that will essentially determine the winner in the race since there is no other candidate on the general election ballot.
The state Legislature relax a bit in the early hours of Aug. 1 as the formal legislative session was ready to close.
But, wait, wait. State Rep. Paul Mark had one more bill -- a land taking for the town of North Field intended to help local farmers.
Habitat for Humanity, which was chosen by the town's Affordable Housing Trust to build two single-family homes at the corner of Cole Avenue and Maple Street, is looking for help from a local resident or business.
State Rep. John Barrett said he is in the mindset of at least making a little bit of progress at a time.
That's why he is disappointed there couldn't be some consensus at the statehouse on education and health care. Neither of those bills ultimately passed the legislature and Barrett said he wished at least something could have been done on each topic and then continued next year.
A fire was reported as being in the walls of the American Legion Drive structure shortly after 8 p.m. on Saturday. At least two dozen people were evacuated from the building and firefighters were quickly on the scene -- the fire station is across the street from the post.
It was three years ago that the UNO Community Center opened in a former tavern on River Street. Purchased and renovated by Wadsworth what he calls "impact investing" the center provided the first permanent home for the neighborhood group founded by Davis in 1990.