|TOP STORIES AROUND THE COUNTY
|Williams Team Breaks Record on Lego Star Destroyer Build
"The problem was to choose a time that was long enough to be possible, short enough to keep things interesting." — Steven Miller
Clarksburg's Chapter 90 Boost Clears Way for Gates Ave Bridge
"This is great news. We won't have to hold up Gates Avenue." — Carl McKinney
Morningside Principal Offered Pittsfield's Deputy Superintendent Job
"We had three really strong candidates emerge from the field. It is always important for us to know we are growing leaders." — Katherine Yon
Letter: Williamstown Must Remain Walkable
Build the hotel at the top of Spring Street, keep the town walkable, and go back to the drawing board on how to attract business.
Pittsfield Group Leaves Warm Clothing Out For Those In the Cold
"I just thought it was something nice we could do with the pending weather." — Patti Lyon Reed
Free Blood Pressure Screenings Set in February
In recognition, Berkshire Health Systems and Berkshire VNA will be offering free blood pressure screenings and health education at these locations throughout February.
Greylock Insurance Agency Makes Donation to Breaking Bread Kitchen
Breaking Bread is a partnership of eight South County churches and groups that volunteer on Thursday evenings to serve free hot meals to 60 to 80 community residents at the Sheffield American Legion.
Ventfort Hall Mansion Names New Executive Director
Rainey joined Ventfort Hall in 2009 as a front desk associate and museum shop manager, assuming the duties of operations manager in 2013.
North Adams Little League Sets Sign-Up Dates
North Adams Little League registration will be held Feb. 23 and 24.
Cheshire Considers Joining BRPC Pipeline Group
"If it's $20,000 to $30,000 with all 12 towns in, we still don't have that." — Chairwoman Carol Francesconi
North Adams Housing Agency Finds Potential Buyers For Properties
"However, that said, it is the North Adams Ambulance Service, and it is going to good people and it's going to serve a purpose." — Jennifer Hohn
Area Religious Groups Join Social Justice Efforts in New Organization
"What if we pooled that all that energy together and turn it into something where we can move as one body?" — the Rev. Jennifer Gregg
Pancake Breakfast Slated To Help Lanesborough Firefighter Beat Cancer
"He's a tough kid, a fighter." — PJ Pannesco
Williams Students Aim to Break Record Lego Build Time
"They said, 'You love math. You're going to be a math major here. And you love Legos.' " — Jacob Broude
Williamstown — Finally — Decides on Town Flag
The board had other, arguably weightier topics on its agenda Monday.
Berkshire Youth Wrestling Club Set to Host Sectional
In just its fifth year of existence, the Berkshire Youth Wrestling club will host the Central/Western Massachusetts Sectional Tournament next month.
Pittsfield Residents Wary of Taconic High School Cost
"Where are we going to get this $40 million?" — Ellen Fothergill
Lanesborough Voters Will Be Asked to Decide School Affiliations
"Our thought was that any educational change that is major should be up to the voters and not a transient school committee." — Regina DiLego
Williamstown Selectmen to Hire Consultant for Town Manager Search
"We decided we would use an outside recruiting firm." — Ronald Turbin
Williams College Senior Awarded Churchill Scholarship
Freeman, a math major from Bethesda, Md., plans to pursue a Master of Advanced Study in pure mathematics at Cambridge
'Blizzard of 2015' Causing School Closings, Cancellations
Snow is expected to begin falling in the Berkshires this afternoon, with heavier accumulations after 4 p.m.
Battalion Boosts Playoff Hopes With Big Weekend
The Berkshire Battalion has won three of its last four games after Sunday's win over first-place Watertown.
Pittsfield Traffic Panel Asked to Restore Crosswalk Near Allendale
"It is a situation where somebody is going to get hurt." — Bob Parsons
Mount Greylock School District Facing Tough Budget Choices
"Basically, they said they want us to cut out budget." — Carolyn Greene
Berkshire County UCP Holds Final Telethon
"We believe the community support is so solid that they'll be behind us with whatever we do." — Christine Singer