The evening featured the celebration of the construction of the new Naumkeag greenhouse complex in Fletcher Steele and Mabel Choate's historic and recently restored gardens as well as the launch of Naumkeag’s new flower fields.
Networking is a big part of the mission of Lever, which "supports local economic development by creating and growing enterprises that leverage local assets, including the talents of young people from our region's colleges," according to its website.
The Zoning Board of Appeals last week granted John Duquette, owner of Duke's Sand & Gravel, an administrative appeal of the building inspector's citations against his operations.
During a near three hour and at times combative meeting on Tuesday, the ZBA voted 3-1 to grant Duquette his appeal that will lift the cease-and-desist order in a portion of his pit and not mandate any remediation.
Within 24 hours of the violence in Charlottesville, Va., more than 300 area residents circled Field Park to protest the actions of white supremacists.
The gathering swiftly organized by Greylock Together was one of nearly 800 known rallies across the nation, including one at Park Square in Pittsfield by the Four Freedoms Coalition.
When it comes to addressing poverty, BCAC knows it can't solve it alone.
Berkshire Community Action Council is the county's federally designed anti-poverty agency and provides an array of programming to help low income individuals. But, it isn't able to provide every single need some one has to get out of poverty and into self-sufficiency. So, they've reached out to the organizations who can fill those gaps.
Nearly a month after acting on the data accumulated in Phase 2 of the task force's multiyear study of the county's education system, the members at Saturday's meeting remained firm in their commitment that a single school district provides the best long-term option for providing educational opportunity and fiscal stability in a time of rising costs and declining populations county wide.
The city has put out the bid for line painting.
The city was late getting the bid out this year, leaving crosswalks unpainted as school quickly approaches. Ward 4 Councilor Christopher Connell and Ward 2 Councilor Kevin Morandi both voiced outrage at a recent council meeting that the work hadn't been done.
This will be an evening to share, reminisce and revel in the success of the man who created the organization that the community has come to rely on. Receiving this honor on his behalf will be his wife, Lola Jaffe.
In this new position, Stone will bring industry leadership, community involvement at the highest level, and extensive retail banking experience as the bank continues to attract high-level talent throughout the organization.
Two city gadflies wasted everyone's time on Wednesday in a "shameless plug" when they accused Dennis Powell of falsifying nomination signatures for School Committee, according to Board of Registrar member William Barry.
Craig Gaetani, who is running for City Council at large, and resident Alexander Blumin filed objections to Powell's nomination papers. The pair, who are both regular speakers during the City Council's open microphone period, accused Powell of having the same person write multi
The Zoning Board of Appeals has approved the Agricultural Fair's request to allow camping at the Bowe Field grounds for its events.
Tuesday's meeting finally codified a historic practice of camping at the fairgrounds off Route 8.
The City Council will consider putting a referendum on the ballot to ban the sale of recreational marijuana.
Local attorney Bill Barry put forth a petition to ban marijuana retail shops. However, when he wrote it that was before the state had passed a reworked version of the law which requires such a measure to go to a citywide vote in communities that passed the question on the statewide ballot.
The blue lights started flashing, and a voice came over the cruiser's PA calling for backup.
And the three officers started laughing, as they stood outside of the vehicle. Because inside the vehicle, a group of city teens was having a good time.
City Councilor Keith Bona, who argued strongly against the ordinance change two weeks ago, was able to swing the vote unanimously to his side and prevent it from passing a second reading. His objections had centered around the city's parking ordinances that would be still be on the books but with no way to document new changes.
State Sen. Adam Hinds is looking to be at the forefront of pushing for criminal justice reform.
The freshman Senator hadn't been in office in the fall when dozens bills began relating to reform piled into the Legislator nor was he appointed to the judiciary committee. But, he's trying to elbow his way in to advocate for major overhauls of the system.
The trust voted, 7-0, to authorize a purchase-and-sales agreement with Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity, the only respondent to the request for proposal the trustees issued on lots it purchased on Summer Street and at the corner of Cole Avenue and Maple Street.
A swath of the town was sprayed this week after West Nile virus was detected last week in the Cross and Pecks Road area.
The town is also asking residents to remove standing water such as in bird baths and tires, and to wear long sleeves and pants and use repellent in the evenings. Should any dead birds be observed, residents should not touch them but instead contact the Mosquito Project at 413-447-9808.
A cell phone stopped the show at Shakespeare & Company. During a particularly intense scene of Lynn Nottage's extraordinary "Intimate Apparel," the amazing actor Nehassaiu deGannes broke the fourth wall but stayed in the rage of her character