The City Council is reviewing the mayor's proposed $167.6 million spending plan.
The budget reflects a $2.8 million, or 1.8 percent, increase from the current year. The city's appropriation will be $159.9.
The proposed operating budget is requested to be $148,465,621, which is $3.4 million more than last year, and the enterprise account budgets are eyed to be $11,531,024, which is a $154,529 increase. Those account for the $159,996,645 the City Council needs to appropriate.
State Police identified Ramsey Sampson Ah-Nee, 31, of Manchester, Conn., as the pilot and sole occupant of the 1975 Piper PA-34-200T. Ah-Nee was an experienced pilot with more than five years of aviation experience, according to State Police.
Alexander Ciccolo, 25, admitted to supporting ISIS, planning a terror attack at an unnamed college campus outside Massachusetts, illegally possessing firearms and assaulting a nurse at the Franklin County Jail on the first night of his incarceration during a 50-minute hearing before Judge Mark G. Mastroianni.
As state Sen. Adam Hinds enters the budget debate, he's placed a priority on rural schools.
In January, the Department of Secondary and Elementary Schools released a report on the financial struggles of small rural schools and he's looking to give a little extra help.
The Board of Selectmen recognized the Thunderbolt Ski Runners on Wednesday for aiding and greatly expediting two rescues on Mount Greylock this winter.
The selectmen awarded Thunderbolt Ski Runners Josh Chittenden, Steve Sauve, David Childs and Rich Adamczyk certificates to thank them for helping in two daring rescues on the mountain in March.
More than 100 students became Mildred Elley alumni after crossing the Barrington Stage during Thursday's graduation ceremony.
First to address the graduates was Pittsfield Campus President Annette Jeffes, who asked the graduates to reflect on their time at Mildred Elley.
On Friday morning, Hartford, Conn. Officer Jill Kidik regained consciousness, surrounded by friends and family.
She will not become the 56th officer killed in the line of duty in the United States this year.
The City Council Ad Hoc City Clerk Committee will recommend appointing the Assistant Clerk Deborah Pedercini as the new city clerk.
The ad hoc committee met with City Clerk Marilyn Gomeau and Assistant City Clerk Deborah Pedercini Wednesday to go over the positions and a possible transition plan. The committee agreed to recommend promoting Pedercini and hiring a new assistant clerk.
Hoosac Valley Elementary School preschool students gifted "energy bags" to local police officers.
A convoy of preschoolers made their way to the Adams Police Department to help give the officers a little boost Tuesday.
The Berkshire Blaze girl's softball league are planning to turn one of the fields at Wahconah Park into their new home.
The Parks Commission on Tuesday approved letting the league fix up the little league field along Park Street by eliminating the baseball pitching mound, creating a dirt infield, repositioning the benches, cleaning and painting the backstops, and flattening out the foul territory. Then, they'll use that at their home turf for tournaments and league play.
The Police Station was temporarily evacuated after a suspicious package was received in the mail.
Police say at 11:02 a.m. on Thursday a resident brought a package into the station. The building was immediately evacuated, and emergency operations were implemented.
The Board of Selectmen will not appeal the courtís decision to allow the installation of a solar array on East Harbor Road.
After an executive session Tuesday, the selectmen agreed they will take no action on superior courtís decision to reverse a Planning Board decision to decline a special permit to a resident interested in using their land for solar array development in an agricultural retention zone near the intersection of Wells Road and East Harbor Road.
Peter Mehlin has been impacting childrenís lives as long as the current Williamstown Elementary School has been educating the townís youngsters.
Now Mehlinís impact will be remembered for as long as there is a Williamstown Elementary School.
Paul Caccaviello had a domestic homicide case while working in the district attorney's office and he said he brought in behavioral experts to help teach and understand the issues of domestic abuse.
He said he's taken steps to create a sub-unit to focus directly on domestic abuse cases and to understand the best ways to become proactive in domestic abuse cases to halt things from getting worse. And that's what he says he'll do if elected as the new district attorney this fall.
Six people, including three juveniles, were arrested during two concurrent raids by local authorities Wednesday morning.
City police, the Berkshire County Drug Task Force, and the Berkshire County Special Response Team executed search warrants at 362 Columbus Avenue and 208 Linden Street at 10:20 a.m.
The Parks Commission will welcome commercial enterprises onto city property. But, only if it "enhances the park."
The commission has been weighing the levels in which commercial enterprises can operate on parkland since January. Then, Todd Fiorentino was looking to open a coffee kiosk, Poseidon Coffee.
The former Excelsior Print mill on Roberts Drive has been filling up with tenants since being purchased by developer David Moresi last spring. On Monday, they gave the OK to a yarn dyer, a computer repair shop and Moresi's own business office.