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|Pittsfield to Hold Babe Ruth, Little League Fall Ball Signups
Registrations for Pittsfield's fall baseball programs will be held this weekend.
North Adams Considering 'Adopt an Island' Beautification Plan
"I still think it might be a great demonstration project for all these different islands in the city." — Mayor Richard Alcombright 1 Comment
Williamstown Board Asked to Restrict Parking on Lee Terrace
"We're concerned about having to avoid a [motor vehicle] accident and instead hitting a child on the street." — Howard Carter
Gilbane Awarded Contract For New Taconic High School
"They came in with a budget that fits the School Building Needs Commission." — Kathleen Amuso.
Adams Lions Spreading Word on Activities, Vision Care
"All this is going on and we're trying to bring this out to the public about what we're doing." — Richard Laing
Bopp, Alibozek Lead Team to Narrow Win
Yard Work by Dan and Pete's Gun Shop earned wins on Sunday in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.
Local Author Publishes Book On Northern Berkshire Trains
"The rails have been ripped up and they no longer exist, but what was it like? We need to get people back there." — Kristen Demeo
Clarksburg Cemetery Stones Being Repaired
"The loose and leaning stones were the priority this year." — Martin Johnson
Brewing Boomed In Pre-Prohibition Pittsfield
Real crisis came at the end of the decade, as increasing restrictions on alcohol grew into total national prohibition.
Local Lawmakers Push To Override Baker's Budget Vetoes
"I hope we commit to do the right thing and restore these cuts." — Rep. Smitty Pignatelli
LaFesta Baseball Exchange Marks 25 Years
"From the smallest city in the commonwealth to the largest city in the commonwealth, we have to keep this relationship going." — Mayor Richard Alcombright
Potential Disruption of Mount Greylock Renovation Raises Concerns
The impact on education — in the near future and decades down the road — remains a high priority.
Renovated Pittsfield Common In High Demand
"We've hardly gotten started with it, and it has been a huge success already." — Chairman John Herman
North Adams VFW Welcomes Warrior Hike Veterans
"It gives you the opportunity to think back on stuff and kind of go through it." — Gabe Golden
North Adams Takes Possession of New Engine 1
"Our guys built this truck ... they know exactly what they need." — Mayor Richard Alcombright
Lanesborough 11U Bulldogs Lose at Long Island Tourney
The Lanesborough Bulldogs dropped a 13-3 decision on Friday night.
Westfield Ends Pittsfield NL All-Stars' Tourney Run
The Pittsfield National League 12-year-old Little League All-Stars lost in an elimination game in the Section 1 tournament on Friday night.
Benoit Pitches Pittsfield 14s to Babe Ruth Regional Win
The Pittsfield Babe Ruth Baseball 14-year-old All-Stars defeated Cranston, R.I., 8-2, on Friday in Westfield.
BFAIR to Hold Fifth Annual Mini Golf Tournament Fundraiser
The tournament will serve as a fundraiser for the nonprofit organization, which meets the needs of people with disabilities and their families.
BArT Announces Third Trimester Honor Roll
Students who earned 80 percent or above in all of their classes received the distinction of “Honors.” Students who earned 90 percent or above in all of their classes received the distinction of “High Honors.”
Lanesborough Elementary Cafeteria Workers Join Union
"At the end of the day, you are always in a better position when you are in a union." — Sean MacDonald
Susan B. Anthony Days & Agricultural Fair Being in Adams
The celebrations begin Saturday with events at the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum.
Northern Berkshire YMCA’s Swim Clinic to Start July 27
Swimmers will focus on improving their strokes and confidence in the water while still having fun. Instruction will feature endurance and stroke technique training.
Few Attend Cheshire Information Session on Override
"Every year, I have been on the committee we have been cutting so it's not as if we have been fat, dumb, and happy." — Darlene Rodowicz
Berkshire Youths Invited to Enter 4-H Fair in August
This year's fair, set for Saturday, Aug. 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Berkshire County 4-H Fairgrounds in Pittsfield, is celebrating its 75th anniversary