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|Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation Awards $257,175 in Scholarships
For over 28 years, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation has built stronger communities and helped donors make a difference through charitable giving.
Pittsfield's Mayor Bianchi Launches Re-Election Campaign
"I am extremely optimistic about the future of the city and the future of Berkshire County." — Daniel Bianchi
Nominations Accepted for 2015 Woman of Achievement
The award honors a Berkshire County woman for her considerable achievements and outstanding commitment to the community.
Dagnoli/JBC Rolls Up 85 Points in Giorgi League Win
Nigel Cross led four players in double figures for Dagnoli/JBC in Sunday night's win over Bud Light in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.
Williamstown Economic Panel Hears From Local Business
"It there are two big problems, they would be parking and parking. And the third problem would be parking." — Stephen Sheppard
Sagas of the Shire: The Madness of Sue Dunham
It was perhaps her shrewd tongue that most contributed to her status as a legendary local figure during her lifetime.
North Adams' Colegrove School May Open in New Year
"I think the school transition could be over the Christmas holiday, when we have time." — Mayor Richard Alcombright
Berkshire Battalion Hockey Moving From North Adams
Less than two weeks after saying the Berkshire Battalion would return for the 2015-16 season, the club's new owner said on Friday that he is taking it to Connecticut or New York.
Clarksburg Planners OK Golf Course Solar Array, Clubhouse
The 1.25 megawatt solar array will have more than 4,000 panels over 4 acres and generate enough energy to power about 250 homes.
Cultural Pittsfield This Week: June 26-July 2
WPT Earns Giorgi Summer League Win
Williamstown Physical Therapy edged Tony's Electric in their first meeting of the summer in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League on Thursday.
Pittsfield Traffic Commission Looks To Ease Congestion At Deming
"This is a safety issue for the children." — Dan Miraglia
Mount Greylock Building Committee Adds Renovation Option
"This was our attempt to find a middle ground. And [MSBA] applauded that." — Trip Elmore
Lenox Selectmen Appoint Land Management Committee
"This is going to be a committee that is going to not sit by idly – it's going to have a lot of work to do." — Chairman Edward Lane
Berkshire Mountaineers Head to AAU Nationals
The Berkshire Mountaineers AAU girls basketball team saw its hard work pay off with a state title this spring.
SteepleCats Slug Past High-Flying Gulls
The North Adams SteepleCats stopped Rhode Island's eight-game winning streak on Wednesady night.
Aitken, Frank Field Contracting Rally to Win
Nick Aitken caught fire down the stretch to lead his team to a win in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League on Wednesday.
Pittsfield Schools Promote West To SPED Director's Post
"We are fortunate that we find ourselves growing our own leaders." — Katherine Yon
School Officials Hoping For 2nd Override Try in Cheshire
"After looking at all of the possible options and weighing everything out, I would recommend going back for another override vote." — Kristen Gordon
Williamstown Housing Trust OKs Three Grant Applications
"We may go into a mode now — of necessity — of fund-raising." — Stanley Parese
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.