Residents of the Chenaille Terrace cul-de-sac remain unconvinced that changes on the proposed bike path would ensure their privacy and security.
More than a dozen neighbors walked the roughly outlined pathway that skirts their back yards on Thursday with city and state officials.
With half of a year in the books, the parker meter program isn't turning the revenues an early pro-forma supposed. But, it is still producing more revenue than the city took in previously.
The meters went live at the start of the year — though accepting revenue was deferred for a few weeks at first — and at the halfway mark the meters have taken in $62,577 in revenue. Meanwhile, it had cost the city to date were $20,172, according to Director of Finance Matthew Kerwood. Should that trend cont
Simeon Bruner of Cambridge Development Corp., and principal of Bruner /Cott Architects, has offered $465,000 for the historic mill with the pledge to invest a minimum of $400,000 on facade and capital improvements within the next three years.
In the middle of a strike authorization vote and the union filing charges against the hospital with the National Labor Relations Board, the Massachusetts Nursing Association and Berkshire Medical Center return to the bargaining table Thursday in hopes to come to an agreement on a new contract.
The Conservation Commissioned is concerned with motorized vehicles on the developing Greylock Glen trail network.
The commission had only good things to say about the new trail system currently under development by the state Department of Conservation and Recreation, however, it noted that all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes have been damaging the trails.
With support from the last election, Finance Committee Chairman Ray Jones is now calling on the state legislature to allow the town to increase the percentage retirees pay for health insurance.
Jones had requested a ballot question on the town election to "change the health insurance premium contribution rate for eligible town retirees from town's share 85 percent and retirees' share 15 percent to town's share 70 percent and retirees share 30 percent."
The chairman of the Berkshire County Education Task Force says he was as surprised as anyone when the group voted to recommend a single school district for the county's 30 towns and two cities.
But John Hockridge is convinced that the proposal makes sense for students and taxpayers alike.
The Berkshire Mall bills are piling up.
The mall owner, Kohan Retail Investment Group, under Berkshire Mail Realty Holdings, not only owes close to a half million in taxes to the town and to the Baker Hill Road District — $230,000 for the road district and $209,000 to the town.
The official name of the elementary school may have changed, but the markers designating it as C.T. Plunkett School will remain in place.
School officials say they have no intention of erasing Plunkett's history from the school. Rather, the name was changed to Hoosac Valley Elementary as a way to unify the regional school district with the closure of Cheshire School.
C.T. Plunkett School has a new, although familiar name: Hoosac Valley Elementary
The name change is part of a bid to bring some unity to the two towns of the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District that have been riven by discord in the wake of the closure of Cheshire Elementary School. The shared high school has the same name, the designation for the river valley within which the two towns sit.
The body discovered Monday afternoon on Mount Greylock has been identified as Kurt Kruger of Great Barrington.
Kruger's death is not considered suspicious, according to a statement from the Berkshire district attorney's office.
No one's quite sure why state Rep. Gailanne Cariddi's left a "mysterious and magical gift" to the library in support of astronomy.
But the city is "very, very grateful for this gift," Mayor Richard Alcombright told the City Council as it voted to accept the amount of $7,465.47.
The Conservation Commission on Thursday began its review of plans for a larger culvert to carry the Christmas Brook under downtown and into the Green River.
Williams College is proposing to replace the existing, undersized culvert with a precast box culvert that is at least 5 feet by 12 feet, the top of which will sit 5 to 7 feet below grade.
There will be the day when the doors of the former Tyler Street Fire Station will be opened, the old emergency vehicles in the backdrop, with a live band and a craft brewery serving up drinks. Across the street, Jacob's Pillow will be giving dance lessons.
That day will be on Aug. 26. The old fire house is too decrepit for the building inspectors to let people all the way in and attempts by the city to dispose of the property had found no interest. But, what is possible with the historic buil
A proposed renewable energy utility line may pass through town adjacent to existing electricity lines.
The project will be bid as part of the Massachusetts Clean Energy request for proposals that was created by the Clean Energy legislation that passed last July. The legislation forces energy companies to distribute specific amounts of energy from different renewable sources by 2022.
MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack says the massive $10.5 million reconstruction of East Housatonic Street is a perfect example of what the state wants to see.
The project has been in the works for years and finally began construction March of 2016. It is on pace to be completed in October, with punch list items being completed in the spring.
The Redwood Motel project for months has been coming before the Planning Board with tweaks and changes that have greatly expanded on the initial renovation of the old motor court.
But project manager Eric Kerns on Monday said this update was different: "This is about doing something less rather than doing something more."
Dancecapade School of Dance was one of 10 dance schools in the world that recently competed in the first Walt Disney World Dance Competition.
The school brought home four bronze medals and the girls also performed in the Magic Kingdom parade.
Adams has received $800,000 in 2017 Community Development Block Grant funds to reconfigure the parking lot at the Adams Visitors Center.
Adams was one of 58 towns and cities receiving $30.5 million in CDBG funds announced on Thursday. Also receiving grants are Becket, Buckland and North Adams.
The building at 11-15 Furnace St. was demolished Friday, nearly three years after the city first sought to take down the vacant structure.
The apartment building was one of several given the thumbs up for razing by the Historical Commission last month. The commission in 2014 twice voted against taking down the building, hoping that it could be saved.
The annual Eagle Street Beach Party has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 15, in light of daylong thunderstorms and showers predicted for Friday.
The times of the events remain 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. for the family portion, and 7 to 10 p.m. for the adult fiesta. Volunteers are needed to help spread the sand at starting at 1:30 p.m.; shovels provided, just show up.
The City Council made up for the late nights during the budget hearing Tuesday night when it barreled through its business in eight minutes.
The City Council meets just once a month in July and August and Tuesday's agenda ended up with what was ultimately only four items - all of which were approved with minimal to no discussion.
The town will use an engineering firm to gather cost estimates for expanding the Department of Public Works facility at Bellevue Cemetery.
The Cemetery Commission was asked to use funds to either replace or add on to the existing garage and after a tour of the grounds Monday, commissioners agreed to start moving the project forward.
The Mount Greylock School Building Committee on Thursday got its clearest picture yet of the cost for the addition/renovation project at the junior-senior high school.
And the news continues to be good.
Kevin Towle knew that the Monday right after Gailanne Cariddi had died, she'd want her staff reporting to work.
And they did. The top legislative aide for the late Cariddi pulled the staff together, hung a white board and listed every piece of legislation, local projects, and budget priorities on it and the group began planning for the next steps. For days, Towle reported to work and looked at that white board with fear that everything the staff has worked on for the last year would all be fo
Heather Thompson started going to college in 1998. And then found out she was expecting a child.
She returned home to Berkshires and six months after giving birth, enrolled at Berkshire Community College.
More than 200 members of the Highpointers Club will be hiking, biking, driving or otherwise finding their way to the top of Mount Greylock this weekend.
The annual convention of the club gathers at the highest peak in a selected state. Massachusetts was chosen as this year's location, bringing club members to the 3,491-foot summit on the Mount Greylock State Reservation.
Food is not just sustenance for the human body, but can be for an entire neighborhood.
That's what a group of community organizers in the Morningside area believe. The Morningside Up initiative is what has came out of a $75,000 planning grant from the Kresge Foundation and those involved are now patiently waiting for the fall to see if another round of funding will take their plans and turn them into reality.
School Committee Chairwoman Regina DiLego participated in 32 meetings of the Berkshire County Educational Task Force over two years.
And it was exhausting. But as the group voted last Saturday to recommend a single school district for all of Berkshire County, she's become "re-energized."
Wayne Wilkinson was returned to the City Council on Tuesday night by an unanimous vote of the councilors.
Wilkinson, a one-term councilor who came in 10th place in the last election, was one of four citizens who had submitted letters of interest to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Nancy Bullett on July 1.
State Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli will take over the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture for the late Rep. Gailanne Cariddi.
Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo appointed Pignatelli to the seat which was previously chaired by his former Berkshire delegation colleague, Cariddi, who died earlier this year. The dean of the delegation will likely be removed from his current committees to focus solely on the chairmanship.
In his role, Hopkins has responsibility for all of the school's enrollment management and student recruitment efforts, including the development and implementation of strategies to meet enrollment objectives and provide outreach for Miss Hall's both locally and globally.
When the Zion Lutheran Church was built on First Street in 1892, the congregation placed a time capsule in the cornerstone.
And it sat there for 125 years. Current Pastor Timothy Weisman knew there was one somewhere in the building's structure, but wasn't sure where. Seven months ago, the church embarked on a $1.2 million renovation and the mason dug around the northwest corner of the building and found it. The time capsule was placed there on July 13, 1892.
The Berkshire Museum was faced with a choice - change, move or die.
For the last decade, the museum has faced a $1.1 million deficit in its budget, setting a course for failure. Director Van Shields described it as a threat to the museum's future. In response, the museum has crafted a bold $60 million plan to not only get its financial house in order but also modernize the museum and how it operates.
The state Senate approved naming the Miner Road bridge after a local Vietnam hero. Now it goes to the House of Representatives.
The bridge was rebuilt in 2012 and the Board of Selectmen petitioned the state to name it after Sgt. Gregory Aloysius Noonan. After three consecutive legislative sessions, the bill finally received approval from the Senate on Thursday and it will need approval from the state House of Representative and signed by Gov. Charlie Baker.
The School Department was close to closing all of its preschool classes at Morningside and Conte Community School, two schools that need it the most.
But, between state legislators and the union, there will at least be a few. The state budget includes $50,000 to help fund those programs.