Corey Bishop, co-owner of Bishop West Real Estate, said after Atlantis Equipment donated and installed a backdrop fence on the softball field, he thought there was more to be done.
"They bought the backdrop and I was standing out there while they were installing it," Bishop said. "I looked around and we had lights and a lit scoreboard but our buildings were deplorable. It was embarrassing."
By the end of the year SABIC may be gone. But not forgotten.
Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corp.'s Innovative Plastics is leaving a legacy of philanthropy and community engagement behind with a parting gift of a $1 million endowment for the Berkshire United Way. The company has made major impacts in the city of Pittsfield over the years with donation to the Berkshire United Way, employees serving on boards and commissions, and volunteer efforts on a number of projects.
The only national school of its kind, the program provides marketers, managers and specialists with an intensive education under the guidance and direction of faculty advisors comprised of distinguished marketing and banking professionals. Students develop strategies to promote new products and receive a solid foundation in marketing principles and management practices.
"I am thrilled to welcome three dynamic new board members to the Barrington Stage family. They will give our board and our organization a richer, deeper understanding of our Berkshire community and how we can serve it more effectively," said Artistic Director Julianne Boyd.
Learning went both ways at Williams College's Summer Science Lab this month.
"One of my interns said this morning, 'The kids were my teachers this week as well,' " lab director Stephen Bechtel said last week.
The town's Movies Under the Stars will return for the summer this Friday at the Visitors Center.
Police Officer Gregory Charon, who also organizes Dana Labbee Summer Basketball, said that Movies Under the Stars will kick off this Friday with "Zootopia" at 7:30 p.m.
The Cheshire Fire Department is asking players not to hang around the station after players have been found blocking doors with their vehicles.
"We have had numerous incidents lately where we have gone to our station to respond to an emergency call and have found vehicles parked in front of our apparatus bay doors," the department posted on its Facebook page on Thursday.
But while a sizable portion of the joy is also the sheer outlandishness of it all, it's the whimsical likeability factor of the main characters that ultimately puts it across. McCarthy, who has come into her own as a true original, is superb as the pushy entrepreneur of all gambles and ventures.
This Saturday, July 23, from noon to 7, the Berkshire branch of the NAACP, with the lead sponsorship of Greylock Federal Credit Union, hosts the free annual Gather-In Festival in Rev. Willard & Rosemary Durant Park, formerly Pitt Park, on Columbus Avenue in Pittsfield.
Weed is weighing heavy on the minds of some town officials.
Although the Selectmen unanimously voted Wednesday to request the Planning Board to draft a medical marijuana zoning bylaw, some members were hesitant to start the process.
Selectman Joseph Nowak was not among them. He has been urging his colleagues to pursue a bylaw that would allow a medical marijuana dispensary.
Finishing out the so-called "last mile" of broadband connectivity will take a flexible approach, giving towns an array of options to connect, according to Massachusetts Technology Collaborative implementation liaison Bill Ennen.
Ennen was appointed to the role which serves as an middle man between the state's Massachusetts Broadband Initiative and individual towns in June at the same time former Pittsfield state Rep. Peter Larkin was appointed to chair the MBI board. The two are now heading t
The North Adams Housing Authority opened its new patio on Wednesday with a brief dedication and a cookout.
Named for longtime Housing Authority director William M. Boland, the fenced in area off the main lobby offers a benches and umbrella tables for residents who'd like to dine al fresco or just watch the world go by.