On Friday night, the country club's dining room was transformed into an "Evening in the Enchanted Forest" with woodsy decorations and twinkling lights to raise funds for the agency and honor volunteers who have helped its mission. Guests were welcomed by gala co-chairs Tim and Ana Suffish and thanked by board Chairwoman Rosemarie Phelps.
Berkshire County Arc opened its first residential program for individuals with developmental disabilities in 1971, and, in 2002, the agency opened its first residential program for individuals with brain injuries.
he Finance Committee approved a $33,000 reserve fund transfer that would square off the $198,000 needed to repair the CT Plunkett boiler room roof.
After the Selectmen approved the reserve fund transfer Wednesday, the Finance Committee made their vote Thursday to add $33,000 to the funds already allocated for the project.
The annual Berkshire Athenaeum book sale doesn't just happen. There is a lot of work that goes into it.
Elizabeth Sharon Larsen and Arthur Larsen are the ones who do much of that work. The two are part of the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program and are stationed at the library.
Housing Authority Executive Director Jennifer Hohn reported that although the former Sun Cleaners property is still undergoing an environmental study, she does not anticipate an expensive cleanup.
"The latest update I have is we just have two more days of drilling for the 21E," Hohn told the Housing Authority Committee Thursday. "I think considering what they have found so far, we donít have to worry about a lot of money for clean up."
It started as a simple homework assignment.
Debra Guachione's 7th-grade students at Reid were asked to write an essay answering the question, "If you could change places with anyone in the world who would it be and why?"
The North Adams Ambulance Service received its new ambulance Friday.
"We are very excited; we are always excited when we get new ambulances," General Manager John Meaney Jr. said. "The crew will be excited about it and they are going through all of the new training."
Area residents want an equal shot at the economic boon that could come with the recreational marijuana industry.
That means they don't want the licensing fees and requirements to be set a such a level that only big businesses from out of state can qualify. That means local farmers should be able to grow it outdoors and the plant isn't forced into an industrial warehouse. That means allowing social clubs, delivery services, and various business models. And that means not taxing too high that t
Never heard of a Bronze Award? You're not alone - and based on many social media posts and comments following the announcement of the Boy Scouts of America's decision to allow girls into Boy Scouting, it's clear there are a lot of misconceptions about what Girl Scouting offers girls.
The U.S. Department of Education is helping to strengthen ties between area educators and cultural institutions.
On Thursday, education leaders celebrated the reception of a $740,000 federal grant to support arts-integrated professional development for Berkshire County educators.
The Zoning Board of Appeals gave the green light for BVD Solar to build a commercial photovoltaic array on outer East Street.
The company is planning to us about 20 acres of a 73-acre parcel near Winesap Road. More than 11 acres of vegetation will have to be cut and the array will generate 1.9 megawatts of electricity.
The Berkshire Education Task Force has asked BRPC to take an expanded role in helping school districts regionalize.
The task force had already released its recommendation that eventually the county should have a single school district. That process will take years and have many challenging steps. The group has now asked the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission to serve as the "backbone" to support any consolidation efforts county school district undertake.
It would likely cost the town over $6 million to operate Cheshire Elementary School on their own, according to Town Administrator Mark Webber.
On Tuesday, Webber told the Board of Selectmen that running the now-closed Cheshire Elementary school on their own may not be a possibility.
The City Council voted to enter into a purchase and sale agreement with Cumberland Farms for the DPW facility.
Mayor Richard Alcombright asked the Council to approve an agreement Wednesday between the city and Cumberland Farms that would start the process of a $575,000 purchase from the city - $475,000 above the appraised amount.
Supporters of the $19 million school project were accused of unethical conduct in garnering signatures for a second special town meeting to approve borrowing for the project.
Another resident vowed to circulate her own petition for a third vote should this second one pass.
The WES cafeteria will be packed with gently used, nearly new and brand new quality children's clothing and accessories, including dressy styles, swim and athletic wear, foot wear, costumes and pajamas.
Abigail Lemanski became the city's first woman firefighter Tuesday night.
The City Council appointed Lemanski to the department. She comes after working seven years as a volunteer firefighter in Lenox and starts recruit academy Monday morning.