Four families are displaced after a fire caused significant damage to a Cherry Street apartment building. But, quick work and awareness from the firefighters ultimately saved the building.
Deputy Fire Chief Matthew Noyes said at about 6:30 Wednesday night, firefighters were dispatched to 2-4 Cherry Street for the reported fire. But, almost immediately on arriving it was reported that the fire was out but that wasn't the case.
MassWildlife rescued a mature buck stuck on Pontoosuc Lake Thursday morning.
The 180 to 190-pound animal will now be assessed, treated, and hopefully released back into the wild. It is unknown how long the deer was stuck on the ice but a team from MAssWildlife was able to tranquilize the animal and free it from the lake.
When it comes to local planning efforts, nothing was more ambitious than the Sustainable Berkshires master plan.
The 800 or so page document was developed by stakeholders throughout the county as it looked to create a master plan for the entire county. After three years of work, Berkshire Regional Planning Commission adopted the full document in 2014.
While the city and state was courting Wayfair to bring some 3,300 new jobs to the state, investors felt they were being misled.
A class action lawsuit has been filed against the Boston-based company alleging that Wayfair officials failed to disclose adverse facts about the company, deceived the public regarding its future business, artificially inflated the stock price and allowed Wayfair executives and insiders to sell off millions worth of their personally held stock at the inflated price.
Police are warning residents of a phone scam.
The department received a complaint on Monday that woman received a call asking for donations on behalf of the department. The caller asked the woman for her credit card information. Police, however, say that neither the Pittsfield Police Officers Union Local 447 nor the Pittsfield Police Supervisors Union Local 447S is currently running a fundraiser
Late last year, in response to the explosion in short-term rentals because of the success of online services like Airbnb and VRBO, the Legislature passed a regulatory regime that was signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker.
Principal Justin Kratz and teacher Perry Burdick gave the School Committee a drone presentation Thursday night and demonstrated what the little aircraft could do even in the confines of the meeting room.
The committee last week voted not to renew its contract with the North Berkshire School Union to share the services of its business manager. Rather, the school district will seek a full-time business administrator effective July 1.
Pickleball put the city in a somewhat of a pickle.
The Parks Commission approved a plan to develop pickleball courts near the Doyle Softball Complex in Springside Park but not without opposition. The approval goes against the Springside Park Conservancy's wishes that the project takes a backburner to others specifically outlined in the park's master plan.
The selectmen have been paying bills for the American Legion out of their own pocket.
Town Manager Kelli Robbins had recently identified that the town's support for the American Legion wasn't legal and stopped payments. The town spends $5,500 per year to pay for propane, electricity, and the phone lines for the legion and the Selectmen remain supportive of that decision.
State Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier says that since 2016, the Massachusetts legislature has been shifting further left.
And that's meant the Progressive Caucus' numbers are growing. She is currently the co-chair of that group and has watched it swell in ranks.
Interim Town Administrator Edmund St. John IV told the Selectmen on Tuesday that after years of troubleshooting and working with the state, the town is poised to hold the vote needed to increase the board size.
If you are not living the markets every single moment, day-in, day-out, then forget about profiting from it. Most retail investors will get chopped up into little pieces and spit out by the proprietary trading desks and their quantum computers.
SunRaise proposes to install a ground-mounted solar array at 101 Grove St., Duke's Sand & Gravel Pit, and is requesting a special permit and site plan approval. The company leases land and roofs to develop solar projects.
Entering his first full session in the House of Representative, John Barrett is doubling down on the priorities he held when he was first elected.
"One of the areas I'm obviously concerned about is transportation in the county. We need it, especially in the Northern Berkshire area," Barrett said.
The Berkshires don't have the traffic congestion or real estate prices that the Boston area does.
And Jim Lovejoy, from Mount Washington, sees that as an opportunity. He envisions using the effort to expand broadband in Western Massachusetts as a chance to build a far superior internet connection that will incentivize companies to build and grow here instead.
Temescal Wellness will start recreational sales of marijuana on Tuesday starting at 11 a.m.
The company will be the first to sell recreational marijuana in the city and will be the second in the county. Temescal was granted its license to sell for adult use in December and is now expecting a big crowd on the first day.
Westfield State senior guard Lucy Barrett (Mt. Greylock/Williamstown, Mass.) Tuesday added New England Women's Basketball Association weekly honor roll honors to her resume after picking up the MASCAC Player of the Week award on Monday.
If Citigroup, one of the world's largest banks, is any indication, women earn 29 percent less than their male counterparts. It also revealed that only 37 percent of its managerial jobs were held by females.
The Parks Commission wants to crack down on off-leash dogs at Kirvin Park.
The park off of Williams Street had long been used by dog owners as a place to let their four-legged friends run off leash. However, dogs are required to be on leash in a city park and the increasing use of the park of dogs has led to problems.
On Sunday from 3-6 p.m. at Second Congregational Church, join Multicultural Bridge and the Berkshire County NAACP for Dreaming Beyond Borders, the annual community celebration of the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The speaker will be the Rev. Da Vita D. McCallister, Lead Pastor of First Church in Somerville, Mass.
Anyone with a heart and a half-decent upbringing will be abashed by the stark divulgences about intolerance in America so artfully unearthed as Mahershala Ali's Don Shirley, the world famous pianist, is escorted on his tour through the Deep South by Viggo Mortensen's Tony Lip.