The School Committee held firm on its decision to rename Columbus Day on the school calendar to Indigenous Peoples Day.
The committee took a moral stand back in January that Christopher Columbus was not someone to be celebrated and vowed to teach the true history of the man and the atrocities he for which he was responsible. And with that, they stripped the name of the holiday on the second Monday in October and renamed it in honor of the people whose cultures were destroyed because of his ac
New Hope United Methodist Church have found a new home on State Street and want to open its doors to the community.
Reverend Danial Randall said the new church, currently under renovation, at 192 State St. will not only be a place of worship but a center for community engagement and refuge.
The order authorizes the purchase of four Ford F550 heavy duty trucks (the green trucks); two Dodge Ram Tradesman pickup trucks for Public Services and Inspection Services; a Chevrolet Silverado 3500 for the Building Department and Hyundai Sonata Hybrid for Inspection Services.
Berkshire Bike and Board is finding a burgeoning market in e-bikes.
Electronic bicycles have been in existence for more than a decade but only recently has the technology began to take hold in the Berkshires. The bicycles are just like traditional bikes and made by traditional bike manufacturers, but come with a small battery-powered motor attached to the crank to help assist with the peddling.
Tom Patti considered it a compliment to have his art in the same building as Norman Rockwell and Alexander Calder.
Patti had his work commissioned for the Berkshire Museum. He has pieces at the entrance, the foyer, and in three other locations. But now, Patti doesn't feel that the museum values local artists.
he Conservation Commission gave the Porches its blessing to go forward with an expansion.
Charlie LaBatt, of Guntlow & Associates, went over the Porches’ plan to expand parking and green space on their campus as well as plans to remediate the former Sunshine Pools property across the street.
Three more marijuana companies are working their way through the local permitting process.
Temescal Wellness, Bloom Brothers, and David Graziani all received approvals from the Community Development Board Tuesday night - though the first was more of an update to a previously approved medical marijuana facility to become recreational and the third requires a secondary approval.
Teachers in the Lanesborough and Williamstown elementary schools and at Mount Greylock Regional School have filed a series of unfair labor practice complaints with the state Department of Labor Relations, according to a statement released on Monday.
The Police Department is looking for a new place for firearm training.
The city has closed the shooting range on Utility Drive, off Holmes Road, following a challenge to the zoning laws. A group of residents in the area has been trying to get the range closed, citing safety and nuisance factors, and lodged a formal complaint saying the use of that property violated the city's zoning.
The project in its entirety is slated to cost $455,000 and the city is requesting $318,500, or 70 percent of the project, from PARC. The remaining 30 percent ($136,500) will come for the next round of Community Development Block Grant funds.
Airport Manager Gloria Bouillon has taken a new job in Beverly.
Bouillon has been on the job since February of last year and is credited with moving a number of improvement projects along, increasing revenues, and positioning the airport for years to come. She came to Pittsfield from Colorado, citing Pittsfield as an airport with great potential.
The attorney representing a city police officer accused of assault and battery has taken aim at the witness's credibility.
Officer Michael McHugh is accused of assaulting a 54-year-old man while off duty on the evening of July 4, 2016.
The case is now eyed to go to trial in November but on Monday, Attorney Timothy Shugrue argued for the case to be dismissed saying the victim's account of the night is untrustworthy because he was allegedly under the influence of alcohol and painkillers.
Commissioner Bruce Shepley told the commission Wednesday that although they may have found a proper storage shed to meet cold storage needs at Bellevue Cemetery, actually purchasing it may be a problem.
The needle exchange program has collected more than 15,000 dirty needles in the first five months of this year.
According to Berkshire Health Systems Director of Infection Prevention and Control Michael Perreault, that shows the need for the disease prevention program is there.
Board of Health member David Rhoads told the rest of the board last week that he recently attended the Mass Recycling Center Workshop where he was updated on initiatives available to communities to help promote recycling.
The Planning Board on Tuesday held its second meeting since May's town election and the town meeting at which the prior board had hoped to bring an ambitious proposal to revamp the town's zoning bylaws before voters.
District Attorney Candidates Paul Caccaviello and Andrea Harrington have taken aim at each other over the last few weeks.
Caccaviello first challenged Harrington's fitness for office, saying she doesn't have the "basic qualifications" needed.
Peter Greenbush cannot tell you the scores of his games in the LaFesta Baseball Exchange, and that’s not just because the games were played a quarter-century ago.
“I honestly remember it like it was yesterday,” Greenbush said this week. “The field in Boston sits right on the bay there. It’s an unmistakable right field fence that’s 50 feet high. I remember the food they cooked for us, the parade they did for us.
The players on this year's North Adams SteepleCats are too young to really remember the frustration that preceded the Boston Red Sox' 2004 World Series Championship.
But that did not stop them from being a little awestruck in the presence of history.
Art and science came together in a unique way for Bridget Spann.
One of the coordinators of the town’s Bee Friendly Williamstown campaign was at the Clark Art Institute in May when she had an epiphany.
The legislation creates a framework in which eligible voters will be automatically registered to vote when receiving services from the Registry of Motor vehicles, MassHealth, and other participating state agencies.
As secretary of administration and finance in under Gov. Deval Patrick's administration, Jay Gonzalez took a number of trips to the Berkshires.
Patrick, who owns a home in Richmond, used to hold cabinet meetings, bringing state secretaries from various parts of government together. Gonzalez doesn't see that same level of commitment from current Gov. Charlie Baker and the Needham Democrat says he'll make sure the Berkshires are a priority in Boston.
Polidoro, an Adams, Mass., native, is a manager at Matrix Financial, LLC in Wellesley, Mass., where she provides tax planning, consulting and compliance services to high-net-worth individuals and closely held businesses. Her areas of expertise include partnership, S Corporation and individual taxation, with a subspecialty in both commercial and residential real estate.
The 1Berkshire Trendsetter Awards showcase Berkshire-based individuals and businesses who demonstrate excellence in several areas. Each year these winners are the highlight of the annual Celebrate the Berkshires event.
A new study conducted by the Williams College Center for Creative Community Development has found the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health has a strong economic impact on the Berkshires, surrounding Western Massachusetts communities, and the state of Massachusetts as a whole.
Time is running out for anyone who wants to run for the newly constituted Mount Greylock Regional School District School Committee.
Nomination papers must be returned to the town clerks in Williamstown and Lanesborough by Tuesday, July 24, at 5 p.m.
Now retired from their respective fields in education and medicine, the Pellishes have dedicated themselves to social action, social awareness and social justice for the temple and in the greater community.
Wiesenberger's interests span modern and contemporary art, design, and architecture. He has been a member of the Yale faculty since 2013, teaching a seminar on the history and theory of graphic design in the school's MFA program in graphic design
The ceremony is a time-honored nursing school tradition, dating back before the turn of the 20th century. Traditionally, nursing students have conducted an honors or pinning ceremony to mark the passage of student nurse role to practice role.