The ducks in their jaunty sea caps were a fund raiser for Family Center of Northern Berkshire County, a program of Child Care of the Berkshires, to raise funds to pay for playgroups, family support, parent education and early literacy programs.
Simeon Bruner of Cambridge Development Corp., and principal of Bruner /Cott Architects, has offered $465,000 for the historic mill with the pledge to invest a minimum of $400,000 on facade and capital improvements within the next three years.
More than 200 members of the Highpointers Club will be hiking, biking, driving or otherwise finding their way to the top of Mount Greylock this weekend.
The annual convention of the club gathers at the highest peak in a selected state. Massachusetts was chosen as this year's location, bringing club members to the 3,491-foot summit on the Mount Greylock State Reservation.
In the middle of a strike authorization vote and the union filing charges against the hospital with the National Labor Relations Board, the Massachusetts Nursing Association and Berkshire Medical Center return to the bargaining table Thursday in hopes to come to an agreement on a new contract.
Kevin Towle knew that the Monday right after Gailanne Cariddi had died, she'd want her staff reporting to work.
And they did. The top legislative aide for the late Cariddi pulled the staff together, hung a white board and listed every piece of legislation, local projects, and budget priorities on it and the group began planning for the next steps. For days, Towle reported to work and looked at that white board with fear that everything the staff has worked on for the last year would all be fo
Williams College's plans for a new Williams Inn on Spring Street cleared one regulatory hurdle on Tuesday and face another test on Thursday at Town Hall.
The Planning Board on Tuesday gave its blessing to the 64-room inn, which the college hopes to have online by the spring of 2019.
Heather Thompson started going to college in 1998. And then found out she was expecting a child.
She returned home to Berkshires and six months after giving birth, enrolled at Berkshire Community College.
The town will use an engineering firm to gather cost estimates for expanding the Department of Public Works facility at Bellevue Cemetery.
The Cemetery Commission was asked to use funds to either replace or add on to the existing garage and after a tour of the grounds Monday, commissioners agreed to start moving the project forward.
A proposed renewable energy utility line may pass through town adjacent to existing electricity lines.
The project will be bid as part of the Massachusetts Clean Energy request for proposals that was created by the Clean Energy legislation that passed last July. The legislation forces energy companies to distribute specific amounts of energy from different renewable sources by 2022.
The chairman of the Berkshire County Education Task Force says he was as surprised as anyone when the group voted to recommend a single school district for the county's 30 towns and two cities.
But John Hockridge is convinced that the proposal makes sense for students and taxpayers alike.
Porches Inn was given a special permit and waivers that will allow it to begin process for a new building on Veazie Street.
Attorney Jeffrey Grandchamp of Grinnell Partners LLC, representing the inn, said two of the structures — 10 and 18-20 Veazie — would be demolished to make way for a standalone building largely for use as a breakfast or gathering location.
State Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli will take over the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture for the late Rep. Gailanne Cariddi.
Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo appointed Pignatelli to the seat which was previously chaired by his former Berkshire delegation colleague, Cariddi, who died earlier this year. The dean of the delegation will likely be removed from his current committees to focus solely on the chairmanship.
The body discovered Monday afternoon on Mount Greylock has been identified as Kurt Kruger of Great Barrington.
Kruger's death is not considered suspicious, according to a statement from the Berkshire district attorney's office.
With support from the last election, Finance Committee Chairman Ray Jones is now calling on the state legislature to allow the town to increase the percentage retirees pay for health insurance.
Jones had requested a ballot question on the town election to "change the health insurance premium contribution rate for eligible town retirees from town's share 85 percent and retirees' share 15 percent to town's share 70 percent and retirees share 30 percent."
Cheshire voters on Monday agreed to fund the regional school budget, ending months of mounting anxieties over the consequences of not having a school budget in place.
The second time was the charm at Monday's special town meeting scheduled solely to vote on the town's $3.1 million assessment to the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District.
The Conservation Commissioned is concerned with motorized vehicles on the developing Greylock Glen trail network.
The commission had only good things to say about the new trail system currently under development by the state Department of Conservation and Recreation, however, it noted that all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes have been damaging the trails.
New signage, outdoor seating, public art, and the addition of a seasonal parklet are just some of the new additions that this grant, submitted through the NAMAzing Eagle Street Initiative (NESI), will help support.