Town Manager Paul Sieloff couldn't be happier with the performance of the police chief in his first year.
The Board of Selectmen authorized a 2.5 percent raise for Chief Timothy Sorrell Monday after Sieloff's exceptional review. As part of his contract, Sorrell will be reviewed annually and pay raises will be based on performance.
The Planning Board tabled a vote on Dollar General's special permit request on Tuesday and told the chain store to go back to the drawing board.
Austin Turner with Bohler Engineering, the firm representing the discount chain store, provided the board with more specifications on the proposed store at a public hearing Monday.
North Adams Housing Authority Executive Director Jennifer Hohn reported that the fiscal 2015 audit came back with no financial findings.
"We have no financial findings which is the most important," Hohn told the housing authority commissioners Monday. "There are no questioned costs."
The search for an interim superintendent took an unexpected turn Monday night when one of candidates declared the post was "not a good fit," thanked the committee and left.
The departure of Christine Canning came at the end of a somewhat tense interview with the Adams-Cheshire Regional School Committee over the needs and expectations of the school district. At one point, she turned to fellow candidate Robert Putnam, shook his hand and said, "congratulations, you've got the job."
The Finance Committee last week approved the town warrant but expressed some concern over articles that would appropriate money for the Adams Agricultural Fair and to make repairs to C.T. Plunkett School.
The committee flew through most articles Thursday during its review of the budget hesitated on recommending an article that would appropriate up to $130,000 to make repairs to Plunkett's boiler room roof.
The Office of Cultural Development is considering letting North Street restaurants have outdoor seating during Third Thursday.
Shiobbean Lemme of the Office of Cultural Development brought the idea to the Licensing Board Monday in hopes to find the best way to do it. The board said it liked the idea but wanted to see specific plans on how the alcohol service will be controlled by each restaurant.
The inspiration for the Junior Fire Academy was Nick Garrity. He and his father, Deputy Fire Chief Wood Garrity, saw the Junior Fire Academy being hosted by the National Volunteer Fire Council, and for the costs associated to attend that decided instead to host an event locally.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as many as 25 percent of car owners do not respond to a recall. You, the consumer must do your part by participating fully in recalls, which are always free safety fixes.
Voters on Wednesday night will decide a $4.3 million total budget for fiscal 2017 and whether to institute two new zoning bylaws.
Town meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 25, beginning at 7 p.m. at the elementary school. The annual town election will be held Tuesday, May 24, from noon to 7 at the Clarksburg Senior Center. The full warrant and budget is posted below.
Mayor Linda Tyer is calling for an increase of nearly $1 million to boost staffing in the Police Department.
The mayor was joined by an array of elected officials, community leaders, and law enforcement Monday in a press conference addressing increased gun violence in the city. Tyer said the fiscal 2017 budget calls for a $936,000 increase to bring on a half-dozen new officers and new equipment.
U.S. Army Recruitment Officers Staff Sgt. Aaron Pierce and Sgt. First Class Kenneth Rosado were in attendance along with representatives from various local veterans’ organizations, including American Legion Post 68 and the Vietnam Veterans Chapter 65, both of Pittsfield.
"It's the sound of freedom" is how the assistant airport manager describes the increased activity of military helicopters at the airport.
Residents may have recently noticed many military helicopters flying overhead recently. But don't be alarmed: it's just practice.
With several blasts of the train whistle, the Hoosac Valley Service's Budd Car 6126 moved along the backways of the city at a dignified 10 mph.
The ride from North Adams to Adams on Friday night was a precurser of the scenic rail line's first full summer season in North County — and a sneak peak for North Adams Chamber of Commerce members
Lodging in Northern Berkshire is caught between feast and famine.
There's no room to be found during the summer and high-traffic weekends; in the winter and shoulder seasons, rooms go begging.
It's a conundrum that city officials are keeping in mind as they grapple with the growing shared services economy and proliferation of online room rentals, a topic at a meeting Wednesday at City Hall.
The first round of improvements to the newly named Buddy Pellerin Field at Clapp Park is set for this summer.
The Parks Commission gave the group heading the effort the Okay to order a scoreboard and to continue planning for a number of other additions and changes to the field. The group has already raised $20,000 and has set a goal of a quarter of a million to make four phases worth of improvements to the ballfield.
Hundreds of people shook it up on the dance floor at Hancock Shaker Village on Friday night.
The dance party Friday night capped of the Berkshire United Way's Day of Caring during which dozens go businesses found ways to donated to the organization's childhood literacy efforts. Further, 50 book houses were installed all over the county as a mini lending library.
Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski visited the truncated St. Francis of Assisi Church on Friday to thank the city for its cooperation in the emergency demolition actions.
"I came here today to see the progress that had been done so far this week but also to personally thank our police officers, our firemen and the people of the town of North Adams for all they did in cooperating to help alleviate this issue as fast as possible," Rozanski said.