|TOP STORIES AROUND THE COUNTY
|House Rejects Governor's Request To Cut Local Aid
"We have a healthy rainy day account. We should do everything we can to avoid cuts mid-year." — state Rep. Smitty Pignatelli
Clarksburg Considers Two Possible Solar Arrays
"There are 77 acres of land that really do not have much purpose. ... There is a lot of cool stuff we could do with that." — Carl McKinney
Pittsfield Schools Grapple With Enrollment Drop
"I think that we have to take a look at very strategic, specific and well-reasoned redistricting." — Jason McCandless
Williamstown-Lanesborough Tri-District Picks Interim Superintendent
"Basically, I like people. I like teaching. I like to think I hit the ground running and I'm quick to learn." — Gordon Noseworthy
Williams Volleyball Falls in NCAAs, Women's Basketball, Hockey Win
The Williams women's volleyball team lost in the quarter-finals of the NCAA Division III tournament on Friday.
Mt. Greylock Announces First Quarter Honor Roll
The school has a total enrollment of 553; 334 students made the Honor Roll.
Friends of St. Mary's Tour Endangered Pittsfield Church
"We've knocked down a lot of buildings that we shouldn't have. I'd like to see us stop doing that, if we can." — Councilor Lisa Tully
Luma's and New Creperie May Open in North Adams
"We've wanted to do this for a long time, and it was one of those things where you need to hit the iron when it's hot." — Benjamin Lamb
Adams Begins Interviews of Town Administrator Finalists
The three candidates were chosen by the Town Administrator Search Committee from more than 40 applicants.
Cover for Retirement in Stages
And while it may be closer for some than it is for others, everyone needs to make sure they are financially prepared when the time comes to take a permanent leave from the ranks of the employed.
Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Nov. 21-27
Northern Berkshire Santa Fund Kicks Off Annual Fund Drive
"There is a need in the county. Last year, we served more than 600 kids." — Brendan Bullett
Clarksburg School Committee OKs Pre-K Feasibility Study
"I still would want to move full steam ahead on the VFW. I don't think anyone wants to put the pre-K aside another year." — Jeffrey Levanos
Adams Mulls Tourism Director Post, Street Parking Permits
"We are going to miss her. In a very short time she has really created a lot of energy. She has done a terrific job." — Donna Cesan
Lanesborough Education Research Committee Loses 3 Members
Lanesborough School Committee member Robert Barton and Mount Greylock School Committee member Richard Cohen — have chosen not to serve.
Pittsfield Councilor Files Petition To Restrict Mayoral Employment
"They can't work it during City Hall hours." — Barry Clairmont.
Pittsfield Sets Fiscal 2015 Property Tax Rates
"I am totally disgusted with this council. Every year, we keep raising taxes." — Robert O'Connor
Lanesborough Elementary Top Level School in MCAS
"That is not easy to accomplish." — Principal Ellen Boshe
Pittsfield Committee Supports Changing Public Health Nurse Position
"In our attempts to fill the position we've had real challenges finding qualified nurses." — Gina Armstrong
North Berkshire Waste District Reports Successful Paint Collection
"I'd say we had another wildly successful collection this year." — Sandy Totter
Letter: Berkshire Scenic Railway Exhibit Worth Saving
Berkshires schoolchildren deserve such a resource that otherwise seems headed for the recycle bin.
Pittsfield Rules Panel Rejects 'Debate' Idea, Gets Records Tip
"Once you say those three words, 'public records request,' the public records law applies. If you don't say it, it doesn't." — Kathleen Degnan
Clarksburg Selectmen Revisit Special Gravel Removal Permit
"I'm not an attorney, but it is not too often I see 2 plus 2 equals 4." — Willam Schrade Jr.
Area Responders Prepared for Possible Ebola Cases
"There is nothing fast about dealing with an ebola patient." Lucy Britton
Williamstown Planners Mull Zoning Change for College Hotel
"Change is going to come. The thought was to have that change be as thoughtful as possible." — James Kolesar 1 Comment