Britney O'Keefe step outside of her back door on Robbins Avenue Monday and just had a bad feeling. Her four-old followed her out and she turned to bring him back inside.
Then all of a sudden a fox was in mid-air lunging at the toddler. She grabbed her son and quickly threw him into the house but the fox kept charging. She slammed the door on the animal and she expected it to run away. It stood up after falling and kept coming, mouth open, jaw exposing teeth.
With the city approaching the debt ceiling in the coming years it is likely some things will be put on the backburner - parks, open spaces, historic preservation, and affordable housing to name a few.
That's where advocates say the Community Preservation Act can come into play. The act allows cities to levy a surcharge on the tax bills to pay for items in those specific areas. The fee isn't included in the debt ceiling calculation and comes with a small match from the state. A group of citize
The Conservation Commission has approved some small modifications of the Greylock Glen trail plan in the preparation of public bidding.
Paul Jahnige, with the state Department of Conservation and Recreation, asked the commission last week to make minor tweaks to the plan, including eliminating some trails, cutting back on unneeded erosion control, and restoring current trails instead of building new ones.
DownStreet Art kicks off its second session on Thursday night with the openings of four new visual art exhibits, live podcasting, musical and theatrical performances, and a night market that features local food and craft vendors.
Democratic Vice President Nominee Tim Kaine is an everyman. But an everyman with loads of government experience.
Kaine received the nomination at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday and both state Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier and Rep. Paul Mark got their first impressions of the Virginia senator when he delivered his address
A 51-year-old Adams died while tubing on the Deerfield River, according to the Northwestern District Attorney's Office.
Authorities say the body of the man was recovered in the river Wednesday evening and the body is being sent to the Chief Medical Examiner to determine the cause of death.
Ethan Piaggi-Cornell of Pittsfield, 23, was killed in Thursday morning's accident in Adams.
Piaggi-Cornell was driving a 2001 Hyundai Sonata north when he collided with a stopped flatbed tow truck on Howland Avenue in Adams at around 11:15 a.m.
The Selectmen plan to adopt the state's Complete Streets program and focus possible funds on the southern Route 8 corridor.
Director of Community Development Donna Cesan encouraged the board on Wednesday during a workshop meeting to adopt the state Department of Transportation’s program that awards qualifying communities funds to improve streets, sidewalks and intersections to better transportation for all travel modes.
On Aug. 2 high-definition cable access will be in most of Lanesborough and a week later, high-speed internet.
In part of the merger with Time Warner Cable, Carter Communications is upgrading the systems in three Berkshire towns - Lanesborough, West Stockbridge, and Hinsdale. For weeks workers have been in various parts of the town replacing wiring and bringing the new digital signal to the majority of the homes.
The City Council on Tuesday endorsed the pursuit of a Cultural District designation for a large part of the downtown.
The work on the application began some three years but languished during a change over in staffing. Now being spearheaded by Jennifer Crowell of the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the city's Director of Community Events Suzy Helme, the unanimous approval of the resolution to the Massachusetts Cultural Council completes the application process.
State Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier started Tuesday rounding up all of the Hillary Clinton delegates from Massachusetts.
She had forms for all of them to cast their vote as a whip for the Clinton campaign at the Democratic National Convention. One delegate was arriving late because of a delayed flight and logistics needed to be worked out to make sure the vote was cast. Other delegates were in different parts of Philadelphia. She worked to get the voting forms into each delegates hand.
The City Council will be asked to decide whether or not to ban non-domesticated animals from being used for entertainment.
A animal advocacy group Berkshire Voters for Animals has proposed a ban, aimed mostly at circuses. While there hasn't been a circus in the city since 2008, the advocates hope to make sure one never returns. The group had previously pushed for a ban in Dalton, where a circus is held annually, but voters there rejected the ban.
In a news release, Kickball describes "Passage" as "a dark comedy exploring themes of a changing climate, love and loss (that) integrates sea otters on razor scooters, a guru of ultimate enlightenment, dead sailors, marketing executives and questions of hubris and faith to reveal the cyclical nature of human history."
A letter sent from the town manager to the superintendent's office is adding to the disdain between the Board of Selectmen and the School Committee.
Town Manager Paul Sieloff wrote a letter on behalf of the Board of Selectmen to Superintendent of Schools Douglas Dias looking to strike up a conversation about the future of the office. With the reconstruction of Mount Greylock Regional Middle and High School the state's reimbursement does not fund building central offices so the district's admi
The Selectmen unanimously approved a plethora of recommendations last week from the Traffic Commission that included the purchase of two solar-powered, lighted pedestrian crossing signs on the southernmost crosswalk on Commercial Street.
Police Chief Richard Tarsa, a member of the commission, said the Commerical Street crosswalk has been problematic.
Somewhat of a national conversation has broken out during the Democratic National Convention saying the party is divisive and split.
But on the floor in Philadelphia, state Reps. Paul Mark and Tricia Farley-Bouvier aren't hearing that. Mark is attending the convention as a delegate for Bernie Sanders while Farley-Bouvier is serving as the Hillary Clinton campaign's Massachusetts whip. Both said the tone at the convention is one of unity backing Clinton and not filled with boos and negativity.
Getting rid of construction debris found in the soil at the site of the new Taconic high School will require construction managers to dip into contingency for the first time.
John Benzinger of the consulting firm Skanska USA said three types of materials were found in the soil - contamination, construction debris, and unusable soils. He estimates more than a half million dollars will be needed to dispose and replace the materials found.
The school district's new leader said on Monday that his first impression since arriving has been a strong sense of pride.
"There is a deep and abiding pride in the community," interim Superintendent Robert Putnam told the School Committee. "A true sense of place and dedication to the towns and their institutions."
Putnam was hired earlier this year as interim superintendent of the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District. He started in his post on July 1.
The Public Safety Committee voted unanimously on Monday to recommend ordinance changes that will put parking meters back in the Center Street Parking Lot.
The three members, however, sent a strong message during the discussion that the city should be looking at a parking plan for the entire downtown.
Democrat Andrea Harrington, candidate for state Senate, is urging the Legislature to restore funding that Gov. Charlie Baker recently cut from the state budget that had been approved by the House and Senate.
The foundation distributed a total of $430,378 in grants to individuals and nonprofits in the four-county region it serves; $496,786 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors; and grants totaling over $1.1 million from donors with charitable funds at the foundation.
In part, the installation addresses Chesterwood’s history, said Remec. Chess, a “war game,” references Abraham Lincoln, the president, as well as Daniel Chester French’s iconic sculpture of the seated figure of Abraham Lincoln (1911-22) for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.