B&B was started by Hoosac Valley High classmates Chris St. Cyr, Mitch Bresett and Jason Koperniak in old garage off Old Columbia Street in Adams but relocated to the city earlier this year when the space at the Windsor Mill fit their needs. They'd planned to employ up to 30 but now have more than 40, including marketing manager Katie Jackson.
About two years ago Madison Quinn was browsing through Instagram when she found photos of Abel.
Abel was a young boy in California fighting cancer. The photos she saw touched her and she reached out to his mother asking what he likes because she wanted to send him a get well present. It was Batman. Quinn went to the store and bought a Batman figurine and mailed it out to California. Abel took the wings off of Batman and took it with him for every single chemo treatment, and his mother sent ph
Everyone goes home.
That's the mantra for the Pittsfield firefighters when they go out on a call. They look to their fellow jakes and expect a high level of professionalism and skill to be right by their side.
North Adams, the city with "sass," was honored on Thursday night for "Putting the Berkshires on the Map."
The city's recognition by 1Berkshire puts it with Berkshire luminaries as Solid Sound Festival, Jacob's Pillow, the Clark Art Institute, Hotel on North, Berkshire Health Systems and Tanglewood for enhancing the image of the Berkshires.
The suspect is said to dark-skinned, standing about 6-foot-tall, with short hair and accent described as possibly Jamaican or African. The individual was seen operating, or as a passenger of, an older tan or silver Toyota Camry (or similar vehicle).
With the town's 225 anniversary around the corner, the Selectmen are seeking community input for possible festivities.
The town will celebrate its bicenquasquigenary this coming March and already a group of citizens is forming to plan multiple events.
Three of the four mayoral candidates running in the preliminary election on Tuesday offered their positions on questions ranging from economic development to the opioid crisis at a forum Thursday held in the renovated Weave Shed at Greylock Works.
There were no places for pedestrians to dispose of rubbish. Through the city's budget, new trash cans featuring the city's logo will be placed along Tyler Street. City staff is responsible for emptying them.
So far this year there have been 23 accidents on East Housatonic Street and Ward 5 Councilor Donna Todd Rivers wants the City Council to do something to reduce those numbers.
And then she found out the City Council already did. Twice.
Joseph Jennings used to push him in the weight room and with his fitness training. And he kept getting injured.
"I was training so much that I found myself getting injured, getting sick, I was unable to recover. A few years ago, I dislocated my shoulder and broke my leg in the same year. A big part of my rehab was training with the kettlebells to regain my strength," Jennings said.
Polls open for voters in North Adams at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, and close at 7 p.m. All five wards will be voting at St. Elizabeth's Parish Center this year. The City Council voted earlier this year to move the Ward 4 polling location to the parish center, where the other four wards have been for a number of years.
The Board of Selectmen wants to go west for information about how to deal with the advent of legalized recreational marijuana.
On Monday, the board revisited the question of what kinds of local fees to attach to the sale of pot if and when a purveyor opens shop in the town next year.
The city may be known for its soaring steeples, but it also has an underused feature whose views easily rival those of its neighboring spires.
The Blackinton Mansion's two-story cupola offers an expansive panorama of the city's downtown and its circling mountain range. It's a sight that few have seen in the 120 years since the private residence became the North Adams Public Library.
The four candidates on the ballot in the Oct. 10 Democratic primary discussed their platforms and qualifications to represent the 1st Berkshire District on Beacon Hill in a 90-minute forum hosted by the town's Democratic Committee and moderated by state Rep. Paul Mark, D-Peru.
Adams-Cheshire Regional School District administration reported that the school year started successfully.
Superintendent Robert Putnam told the School Committee on Monday that the transition to a two-school district was a success and that the school year so far is running smoothly.
A 24-year-old man was shot on Linden Street early Thursday morning.
Police say ShotSpotter notified officers of gunfire on upper Linden Street. Responding officers did not find anything but we diverted to Berkshire Medical Center for a report of a victim with a gunshot wound.
Ward 4 Councilor Christopher Connell wants a commission to oversee the water and wastewater operations.
Connell said years ago there was one but it was halted under former city Commissioner of Public Utilities William Forestell. Now the city is facing what could be up to $150 million worth of capital upgrades to the two treatment centers and Connell wants that commission back in place to make sure everything is done right.
Northern Berkshire has been knitting together a wide array of agencies and organizations to combat an opioid epidemic that's devastated communities. Its leaders, including Mayor Richard Alcombright, have played a prominent role in working groups both regionally and statewide addressing addiction and recovery.
The Conservation Commission on Thursday heard feedback from the town's consulting engineer on Williams College's application to build a new Williams Inn and decided to continue the hearing on the project for at least one more week.
The town will use $196,500 from Chapter 90 funds to purchase a new loader for the Highway Department.
The Selectmen unanimously voted Tuesday to purchase a John Deere and trade in the 14-year-old machine.
Robert R. Moulton Jr. and Peter Oleskiewicz failed to file campaign reports with the Office of Campaign and Political Finance by the Sept. 11 filing date. Each was being fined $25 a day until their report is filed. This is a personal fine and committee funds may not be used.
The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee on Tuesday echoed the school committees at its feeder elementary schools by endorsing a plan to fully regionalize the district while maintaining local control of the elementary schools in Lanesborough and Williamstown.
U.S. Rep. Richard Neal faced somewhat of a tough crowd at Berkshire Community College Friday night as resident pressed him to move further left on his stances on climate change, health care, and the Israeli Anti-Boycott Act.
The Springfield Congressman held a town hall meeting at the college where he quickly touched on his stance on a number of issues facing the nation. Then he held a lengthy question and answer session, where he faced sharp criticism of many of his stances.
The city's employee wellness center is now open.
The city has transformed the former Information Technologies Department space in the basement of city hall into the hub of the city's employee wellness program.
The division in town over the proposed $19 million Clarksburg School project could be summed by a couple of neighbors.
One worries about how the project would drain the town's taxpayers and limit its ability to address its aging infrastructure. The other sees the town's most desireable asset being revamped with state picking up more than half the cost.
Over the past four weeks, just two hurricanes have cost the country upwards of $300 billion. This has easily surpassed the 2005 hurricane cost of $200 billion, which included Katrina, Wilma and Rita combined. The cumulative cost of weather continues to escalate and with good reason.
The North Korean boy who cried wolf is alive and well, but seems to have less and less impact on financial markets. Kim Jong Un's minions launched another missile over Japan on Thursday night and the markets simply yawned.
Town Clerk Christine Emerson told the Selectmen on Tuesday that even after going back as far as the 1920s in the town's records, she could find no information on whether or not Greylock Road is a town road.