The first phase of the restoration of the Springside House is slated to begin this spring.
The city awarded Allegrone Construction a $212,000 contract to fix the foundation, a portion of the roof, and drainage controls. The construction will start in the spring, addressing the most immediate needs to preserve the building. From there, advocates and city officials are continuing to plan the exact usage of the building for the future.
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art is setting an ambitious goal of having the new UNO community park open for Memorial Day weekend.
The opening could coincide with the ribbon cutting on Building 6 that will add 105,000 square feet of space to the museum.
Town officials began their four-night public review of the fiscal 2018 budget at the Visitors Center on Monday night.
They are proposing a $15,567,135 spending plan for fiscal 2018 that represents a nearly $1 million increase over this year.
The anticipated annual amount for the contract is $100,000 per year. Funding for this program is part of the MassMATCH federal program which is administered by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission and allows UCP to lend assistive technology equipment and offer demonstrations throughout Western Massachusetts.
The Fall Foliage Parade is in its 62nd year in 2017. This year the theme is "Magic in the Berkshires," inspired by everything magical going on in the Berkshires from Harry Potter on Mount Greylock to Fairies in Adams, and so much more.
Served is a creative collaboration between Williams and Forklift Danceworks, an Austin, Texas-based modern dance company best known for its community-based dance projects that involve people from all backgrounds. One of its best-known projects, featured in the documentary film "Trash Dance," involved a dance choreographed with Austin sanitation workers and their trucks.
To mark the 10th anniversary of the DownStreet Art program, BCRC will embark on an ambitious goal to commission 10 new projects, which will range from performances and murals to pop-up parks and community art projects.
Mount Greylock Regional School officials Wednesday trumpeted a fiscal 2018 budget proposal that shows no increase in member towns' appropriations related to the school's operating costs.
Williamstown and Lanesborough will be delivered higher assessments, but the increase is due entirely to the bond payment on the addition/renovation project approved in debt exclusion votes in both towns in early 2016.
Days after the seat opened up, Helen Moon announced her candidacy to become a Ward 1 city councilor.
Moon announced her candidacy Thursday morning. The 34-year-old is a registered nurse in the critical care unit at Fairview Hospital.
The Selectmen on Wednesday declined to step into a dispute between two local softball leagues, tabling a vote on field usage until April.
There was a full room Wednesday of parents and coaches from the Lassie League and the newly established Adams-Cheshire Savoy League that both requested the use of Russell and Reid fields because they are unwilling to rejoin as a single league.
The Baker Hill Road District has asked the state to allow it to purchase the Berkshire Mall.
The mall isn't currently for sale but the district wants to be in a place to acquire the property and needs legislative approval. The district had previously offered to purchase the property and the concept is to use the district as a tool in the creation of a public/private partnership with a private developer for reuse. The Baker Hill Road District is responsible for building and maintaining the con
Christine Hoyt officially kicked off her campaign for a seat on the Board of Selectmen on Thursday morning at Town Hall.
"After a lot of thought and consideration and support from family and friends I felt it was time to take that next step as it relates to being involved in the town of Adams," Hoyt said. "With that, with enthusiasm, I stand here today and announce my candidacy for the town of Adams selectman."
The Adams-Cheshire Regional School Committee delayed its budget vote until Monday, March 27, to determine if more positions needed to be included.
The date puts the vote before required 45 days prior to town meeting. Committee members felt this allowed the opportunity to form a budget that may include positions originally cut.
Peeps of all ages are invited to make a diorama based on their favorite book or story. Dioramas are to be created out of your favorite Peeps treats. Extra credit may be given to those who deftly use puns in the concept or title. Contest entry forms/rules are available at Ventfort Hall.
Jackson joins illustrator Barry Moser and the Northampton Jazz Workshop. Recipients will be celebrated at the ninth annual Arts & Humanities Awards Celebration on May 24 at the Log Cabin in Holyoke. Tickets are available at NEPR.net. Proceeds support the programs and services of New England Public Radio.
JCPenney at the Berkshire Mall will be closing.
The store is part of 138 nationwide the company is closing. The anticipated closures were announced on Feb. 24 and on Friday the company released the list of specific stores slated for closure.