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Pittsfield Council Approves $146.2 Million In Operating Budgets
"One of the objectives was to make sure our Police Department and Fire Department are fully funded and fully manned." — Mayor Daniel Bianchi

North County Bids Farewell to NBCC Leader Bashevkin
"This community at its best is Al Bashevkin." — state Sen. Benjamin B. Downing

Morrison Berkshire Forces Game 3 in N.A. Little League Series
Morrison Berkshire topped MountainOne on Wednesday in Game 2 of the City Championship series.

State Senate President Hears Berkshire's Challenges, Successes
"In so many ways BCC is at the center of our regional efforts to address the issue we have." — state Sen. Benjamin B. Downing

The Classical Beat: Tanglewood Defines Summer Music in the Berkshires
During the opening week’s events, from Thursday, June 25, through Wednesday, July 1, Tanglewood celebrates the opening of their celebratory 75th Music Festival with a sampling of both popular and classical concerts that are sure to attract audiences.

Residents Skeptical of Dalton High School Housing Plan
"What this really is, is workforce housing." — Elton Ogden

Miss Hall's School Announces Head's List and Honor Roll


Berkshire Museum Awarded Grant For Playground Equipment System
With a collection of custom-designed, oversized blue foam parts, Imagination Playground provides a changing array of elements that allow children to turn their playground into a space constantly built and re-built by their imagination.

North Adams Happenings: June 24-30


Women's League Play Under Way in Giorgi League
Tony's Electric and Teddy's Pizza earned wins Tuesday in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.

Adams Town Meeting OKs Budgets, Rejects Plastic Bag Ban
It took the 128 town meeting members present nearly three hours to run through the 36 articles Tuesday night.

Pittsfield Narrowly Approves $11M Capital Plan; OKs 2016 Budget
"I still believe there are places to cut but I refuse to let what happened last year happen." — Anthony Simonelli

North Adams Council Approves $38.6M Budget
The appropriated budget is up $840,453, or about 2.0 percent, over this year.

MountainOne Takes Lead in NALL Championship Series
MountainOne took the first game on Tuesday in the best-of-three North Adams Little League Championship Series.

Retiring Brayton Educator Named Teacher of the Year
"She strives each year to truly know each child in her room to help them find their niches — to grow both academically and emotionally."

Red Lion Inn Hosts Local Authors' Reception
While they all shared the common thread of being residents of the Berkshires, each author brought his or her unique talents.

Opioid Abuse on Williamstown Selectmen's Radar
"It's just mind-boggling to me that this is not a topic of conversation at every dinner table, every coffee shop, every meeting." — Jane Patton

Moonlight, Mingo's Get Monday Wins
Nolan Bird scored 27 points to lead his team to victory in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League on Monday.

Sorrento Slam Helps Lift SteepleCats
The North Adams SteepleCats outslugged Sanford, Maine, on Monday night.

North Adams Looking at 5-Year Weed Plan For Windsor Lake
The tall, invasive weeds have been proliferating around the edges of the pond, nearly obliterating the views of the campground beach from the main public area.   1 Comment

Pittsfield Prayer Vigil Urges End of Hate, Racism
"Hate is too great a burden to bear because it is more injurious to the hater than the hated." — the Rev. Charles Pratt

Berkshire School Committees Considering District Consolidations
"This is a conversation we probably should have had five years ago." — state Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli

Pittsfield Election: Nomination Papers Taken Out Show Possible Races
Races have formed for all City Council seats except in Ward 3 and Ward 5. There appears that there will be races for city clerk, mayor, and School Committee.

Pittsfield Signs Agreement on Tyler Street Initiative
As part of the agreement, MassDevelopment will provide a district revitalization plan for Tyler Street.

Berkshire Cultural Venues Join 'Free Fun Fridays' Schedule Again
“This signature program reflects the Highland Street Foundation’s longtime commitment to enriching the lives of kids and families by providing easy access to the very best cultural offerings in Massachusetts.” — Blake Jordan


Solid Sound Day Three
Solid Sound concluded Sunday with performances from the...
Solid Sound Day Two
Saturday's performances at Solid Sound included NRBQ,...
Solid Sound Day One
Solid Sound gates opened at 4:30 and concert goers enjoyed...
Colegrove Park School Tour
School and city officials toured the far-from-completion...
Down Street Art 2015 Kickoff
Down Street Art kicked off Thursday night with music, food,...
High School Softball All-Star...
High school softball players from throughout the county...
Bashevkin Farewell Party
Nearly 100 staff, friends, family and partners of the...
Little League Championship...
Hunter Sarkis and Logan Briggs Tuesday evening singled...
Candlelight Vigil for S.C....
More than 300 residents gathered at United Methodist Church...
Central/South Relay for Life...
Hundreds spent Friday night and Saturday morning walking...
'Amazing' Book Launch Party
Hundreds turned out for the release of Ty Allan Jackson's...
Third Thursday June 2015
Third Thursday in Pittsfield brought thousands to North...
Bruins Rally At Cheshire...
The Boston Bruins held a rally for Cheshire Elementary...
Pittsfield High Graduation...
Pittsfield High School held its graduation on Sunday at...
Taconic High Graduation 2015
Taconic High School held its graduation exercises on...
Lenox High Graduation 2015
Lenox Memorial High School presented diplomas to 64...
Solid Sound Day Three
Solid Sound concluded Sunday with performances from the...
Solid Sound Day Two
Saturday's performances at Solid Sound included NRBQ,...
Solid Sound Day One
Solid Sound gates opened at 4:30 and concert goers enjoyed...
Colegrove Park School Tour
School and city officials toured the far-from-completion...
Down Street Art 2015 Kickoff
Down Street Art kicked off Thursday night with music, food,...
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