Officer Darren Derby is looking to buy an ice cream truck.
Two years ago Derby had read about Boston Police owning an ice cream which they used to reach out to the children in the community. He saw St. Louis convert an old ambulance into a truck to do the same.
Just as important is the light-filled tasting room filled with an assortment of seating, unique tables and bric-a-brac the couple scouted out. It's a little bit industrial, a nod to the historic mill it calls home, but also very obviously a place to enjoy a glass of wine.
On Tuesday, Search Committee Chairman Steven Miller told the full Transition Committee he had notified the two finalists and received confirmation from each that he and she would like to continue in the process.
The former Democratic candidate for state senator had hinted last week on "The John Krol Show" that she was interested, saying people had reached out to her about running and that she was "taking a really hard look at it."
John Duval, chairman of the board, will defend his seat from the other four candidates who returned their papers Monday.
James Bush, Heather Marie Cachat, Wayne Piaggi and Donald Sommer will be on the ballot this year.
She swung by the Adams Visitors Center to get an update on the Berkshire Scenic Rail project for which the state, in 2016, awarded $2.6 million in MassWorks funds to finish the last stretch of the rail and to fund the installation of a passenger platform.
The Select Board signed off on a single-article warrant Wednesday that would see if town meeting would accept an agreement with the town of Stamford that would merge the two districts. Chairman Jeffrey Levanos shared his concerns over the redundant article.
At age 9, Dakota Hoffman was in trouble with the law.
"This little boy needed some help and the truth is we didn't have the knowledge or tools to help him," his grandmother Jenny Pytko said of those days.
The nonprofit committee organized by the Downtown Pittsfield Cultural Association was approved last month for a $50,000 Commonwealth Places/MassDevelopment matching grant. It hopes to raise the $50,000 in matching funds by May 18.
The center is pushing for people to have cancer screenings by advertising the fact that March is colorectocal cancer screening month. According to the American Cancer Society, colorectoral cancer is a leading cause of cancer death for both men and women. More than 130,000 people are diagnosed each year.
A question about the size of a single classroom at Lanesborough Elementary School led to a big-picture discussion about school funding at Tuesday's Mount Greylock Transition Committee meeting.
And it highlighted one of the challenges the district is likely to face as it implements an elementary school funding approach that paved the way for passing full regionalization in November.
The concrete bridge was closed in 2012 after it was found to be structurally deficient. The 1936 span shows significant corrosion, spalling of the concrete, and severe deterioration of its steel girders, which caused the bridge to be load-restricted. A temporary, one-lane steel bridge was installed over the older bridge, with stop signs on each end.
The Freeman Center offers 24-hour support for these victims - mostly women but a small percentage of men, as well, around 2,000 every year from all towns, races and ages — from a telephone hotline (866-401-2425), offices in Pittsfield, North Adams and Great Barrington, and a secure shelter in Pittsfield.
Hall has been a valued employee for BCArc for 18 years, most recently being honored with the 2017 BCArc Employee of the Year award. Previously he was a BCArc employment manager for 10 years, working to find employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
Saturday's 10 a.m. community outreach session at the Williams Inn will concern the proposal for a recreational marijuana facility, although Silver fielded questions on his plan for the non-medical retail trade in the run-up to January's vote of non-opposition by the Select Board.
School administrations are looking to revamp the therapeutic program.
The district is expecting to see a $1.1 million increase in state support for education and Superintendent Jason McCandless wants to use a portion of that to bolster the program for those with the most social, emotional, and academic needs.
Of the admitted students, 103 are international students representing 53 different nationalities. Among American students, 50 percent identify as students of color: 220 students are Asian American, 187 are black, 165 Latino and 13 Native American. Thirty-six percent identify as white and 4 percent opted not to identify.
As agreed to Wednesday and blessed by the School Committee 24 hours later, the town would pay $12,477 per pupil in fiscal 2019, $14,442 in FY20 and the full DESE per-pupil rate, whatever it may be at that time, in FY21.
Berkshire Regional Planning Commission's Health Planner Jennifer Kimball and Police Chief Richard Tarsa were invited to speak at the monthly club meeting on Sunday at the PNA and they fielded questions about drug abuse in the Berkshires.
Burdick joined General Dynamics in Pittsfield in 1995, when she began work at General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems. In 2002, Burdick became the marketing and public relations manager for General Dynamics Mission Systems, before she assumed the position of senior manager of marketing and public relations for the company in 2014.
The fellowship includes a $15,000 grant, a one-week residency at Jacob's Pillow's new Pillow Lab, and a residency at LIU Tilles Center. Executive Vice Chairman Roger Tilles was integral in making this new partnership between Jacob's Pillow and Long Island University possible.
The meeting will be held noon to 3 p.m. at Reid Middle School, 950 North St. The conversation is part of an ongoing series conducted by the VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System in its service areas.