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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