Her sister Judith Ann had tumbled into the 100-foot gorge at the Cascades. The difficulty of her rescue and her near-miraculous recovery filled a page in the former North Adams Transcript and showed up in papers that included The New York Times.
The natural resources and scenic beauty of the Berkshires has always been a draw for those who enjoy hiking, camping, mountain biking, skiing, and the like.
But now officials are becoming a little more intentional about that. Both local and state officials are now looking closely at the economic benefit that comes with building an outdoor recreational economy.
The new Taconic High School opened on time, on budget, and with tremendous fanfare.
But not everything is perfect. The building isn't 100 percent complete yet and traffic on Valentine Road has become very problematic. But, the doors are open and a ribbon cutting featuring state officials is scheduled for Oct. 19.
In her final days, Matthew Kudlate's grandmother mentioned that she regretted not getting to the cemetery to clean up the family plot.
She was dying of cancer, one of five losses for Kudlate in recent years, and Kudlate and his cousin went the very next day to do it. And, that is when a new business idea set in.
The City Council on Tuesday approved funds to complete exterior work on the Armory with little discussion but sent the issue of a stipend for the Retirement Board to the Finance Committee after nearly a half-hour of debate.
The word is being thrown around North Adams circles as more property is being bought and developed by "outsiders." Two recent projects included the development of the former Cariddi Mill into Greylock Works and the former Redwood Motel property in the Tourists resort.
Ridge Avenue area neighbors feel blindsided by a plan to construct a 6.6-megawatt solar facility at the Pontoosuc Country Club.
The Boston-based solar developer Nexamp is looking to take over 25 of the 131 acres on the course for a photovoltaic array. The planned array is located on the southern portion of the property - the Hancock Road side of the first handful of holes.
The accident occurred at approximately 3:37 p.m. when a 2012 Honda Civic operated by Anthony Disanto of Westfield rear-ended a 2009 Nissan Versa, operated by Daniel Hammer of Pittsfield, which then struck the bus.
The City Council supports the transgender community.
But, it stopped short of going on record supporting a ballot question to uphold laws prohibiting discrimination of transgender people in public places.
The National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement lists eight essentials for a civilian police oversight board: independence, funding, access to critical information, rapport, authority, the ability to review police policies, community support, and transparency.
Igor Greenwald says the mayor's plan for such a board doesn't do that.
The city recognized the success of its Little League all-star team on Tuesday.
The team loaded onto the city's ladder truck which was driven around the downtown with them on the back, with sirens blaring and hands waving, led by a police escort, another fire engine, and the fire chief. The trip ended at City Hall where Mayor Linda Tyer was waiting to greet them all.
A final design for more than a half million dollars worth of improvements to Clapp Park was finalized Monday.
The Parks Commission gave its stamp of approval on the design crafted by Berkshire Design Group. The design, however, isn't entirely what parks officials had been hoping for when first crafted.
The former Kentucky Fried Chicken on East Street is yet again eyed to be a marijuana facility.
Just two years ago the Zoning Board of Appeals denied a permit for Happy Valley Compassion Center to operate a medical marijuana facility at the vacant restaurant. Now, Heka Health is proposing to use that and the neighboring Tailored Events properties for a recreational marijuana dispensary.
On the weekend, hundreds of boats take to Goose Pond.
But in recent years, the boat access has been in poor condition. It was all gravel, was filled with holes, and when it rained, it all washed out. It was eroding away.
The project was awarded relief from the city's sign ordinance on Monday night and is expected to go before the City Council in October for approval of its underground fuel storage tanks. The company also plans to speak with the Traffic Commission about install a proposed crosswalk on Ashland Street near the Blackinton Street intersection.
The three-year program, consists of three, two-week summer terms at the University of Wisconsin, School of Business in Madison. Each yearly term requires participants to pass three exams, complete two projects, and make an oral presentation.
The parks commission oversees all the sports facilities and public parks in the city but not Windsor Lake or Historic Valley Campground. It also doesn't have much to do with the Armory or the Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Memorial Skating Rink.
More than two dozen Berkshire Grown member chefs and local beverage producers will be on-hand. The chefs will be serving a wide selection of tastings - all featuring fresh ingredients from local farms.
The bell has been rung to start Round 2.
Paul Caccaviello announced on Wednesday that he intends to run a write-in campaign for district attorney. The announcement comes two weeks after he lost the Democratic primary. Caccaviello released a statement confirming his intention to continue to seek the office of district attorney, however, was not available for further comment moments after releasing the statement.
Smallwood is the deputy director and chief operating officer of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams. He played a central leadership role in the organization’s recent $40 million expansion and has been a vital part of Mass MoCA's growth.
Cohen has been a freelance reporter with NEPR since 2012 and has produced an impressive body of reporting for the station including recent pieces on the legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts, local farming and school safety from the perspective of students and teachers.
The Selectmen held the annual tax classification hearing Tuesday with the Board of Assessors and were pleasantly surprised to hear that new growth in town has sent the tax rate south with an almost 6 percent decrease.
Translation: It's a love story, but a hesitant one worried about all the baggage Cupid must drag over the finish line if the fabled musician and the modest docent are to sail off into the sunset. We have hope, but also allow for the possibility that reality will rear its devastating head.
On Wednesday, Sept. 19, officials from the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center will celebrate three local small businesses that have received free counseling from the MSBDC and successfully acquired SBA financing to grow their business.
The Williams College women's basketball team became the ninth Eph team to draft a local child onto their roster through the Team Impact Program when they hosted a draft day signing party in the Al Shaw Basketball Offices on Tuesday.