At about 10:49 a.m., two women, along with an 11-month-old baby girl who was in a stroller and a 3-year-old girl, were crossing in a crosswalk on Main Street at Railroad Street. At the same time, an 87-year-old woman from Canaan, Conn., who was southbound on Main Street, failed to yield and struck all four, said police.
Homeowners are eligible for a standard rebate if their old woodstove is currently operational, non-EPA certified, and located in a residential building AND the stove they plan to purchase is EPA-certified and meets Commonwealth Woodstove Change-Out Program emissions requirements for new stoves.
This award was initiated five years ago to recognize outstanding immigrant advocates in our community who embody the strong principles, moral integrity, and intense activism that Jane Addams stood for.
For those needing to go to Probate and Family Court, it can be a traumatic time.
But local students are able to provide a little bit of comfort. For the better part of the year, 15 pieces of student art will hang throughout the halls and in the courtrooms at Berkshire Probate and Family Court.
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Environmental advocates want the Attorney General's office to appeal the decision handed down in May allowing Kinder Morgan's Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. to start construction on the pipeline in the Otis State Forest.
The group 350 Massachusetts sponsored a listening session with representatives of the office on Thursday to discuss a wide range of environmental and energy concerns. The intent of the two-hour session at the Ralph Froio Senior Center was for those staff members to hear the conce
The politics of preschool officially graduated to high school on Tuesday night.
The Side-By-Side special education program at Williamstown Elementary School became a topic for discussion at the monthly meeting of the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee.
The opening came when the Williamstown-Lanesborough Tri-District's Director of Pupil Personnel Services gave the committee a periodic updates on the special education program at Mount Greylock.
"We've got some guys who are getting older ... but we have a committed staff," said Mayor Richard Alcombright. "But they have a lot of time ... all you need is three to call in sick."
Seniority-driven sick and vacation time, along with employees out with injuries continues to take a toll on overtime.
"We have an aging workforce and our average age is 45, 47," said Fire Director Stephen Meranti. Police Director Michael Cozzaglio said his department is preparing for rash of retirements in t
The Selectmen closed the warrant for town meeting on Tuesday after adding in two last-minute debt exclusion items.
The annual town meeting is set for Tuesday, June 7, and will include requests for a new police cruiser and a Department of Public Works truck.
The new cruiser is estimated at $40,000 while the DPW truck will run nearly $125,000.
It isn't about pay raises. It's about the 31 people who work on Federal Street losing their jobs or being shipped out of the region.
The local Verizon workers have been on strike without pay for six weeks and while national news has triggered a lot of public debate over unions, the bottom line is that 95 families in Berkshire County are at risk of having their jobs shipped overseas or out of the region.
The legality of the MLM sector is largely based on a 1979 ruling on one company. There seems to be a lack of government legislation and oversight by state and Federal authorities, nor are they subject to the same rigorous regulations as a franchise might be. Given that many state anti-pyramid statutes are vague or weak, it could take many years and a lot of money to prove guilt.
The Adams-Cheshire Regional School Committee has unanimously voted to hire Robert Putnam as its interim superintendent.
The committee held a short meeting Wednesday to vote on hiring the former Central Berkshire Regional administrator.
McCann Principal Justin Kratz said Dorwin is one of only four Massachusetts students to be named a Presidential Scholar this year, one of only 160 nationwide and only the third student in Berkshire County ever to receive the honor (according to the "unofficial official record-keeping" of local history buffs at McCann).
After living together for three years, the Berkshire Visitors Bureau and the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce announced their engagement on Wednesday.
The two organizations will become one as of July 1 as part of the 1Berkshire Strategic Alliance, joining Berkshire Creative and the Berkshire Economic Development Corporation and cementing a relationship the organizations have been growing for a decade.
Voters on Wednesday passed the bulk of the annual town meeting warrant with little or no discussion, including a school budget of $2,551,546 and town budget of $1,455,549.93
The adoption of a stretch building code and raising town clerk's salary generated the most talk, with the code passing handily and the salary being rejected.
A member of the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee on Tuesday lodged an Open Meeting Law complaint against the committee's chairwoman and the chairs of the two elementary school committees that comprise the Williamstown-Lanesborough Tri-District.
Richard Cohen alleges that Carolyn Greene, along with Williamstown School Committee Chairman Dan Caplinger and Lanesborough School Committee Chairwoman Regina DiLego have been deliberating and taking action in secret meetings in violation of st
The week is the hoped-for time for the reopening of 20 Railroad Street in Great Barrington under its new owners, partners Laura Shack of Firefly Gastropub in Lenox and Ben Downing — not the state senator but a 32-year-old Great Barrington native.
Downing, with longtime good relationships in town, will manage the pub.