|TOP STORIES AROUND THE COUNTY
|Pittsfield Expands Role of Police Advisory Commission
"Our role was pretty limited in terms of police advisory." — Alan Righi
North Berkshire School Union Raises Substitute Rates
"If we're paying $70 and Williamstown is paying $80, they're going to Williamstown." — John Solari
Williamstown Building Commissioner Addresses Economic Development Panel
"The state building code is just that: a state building code. It doesn't change from town to town." — Ryan Contenta
Softball Tourney to Benefit Boy Battling Lymphoma
The inaugural Carson Willette Co-Ed Benefit Softball Tournament will be held this weekend in North Adams.
Berkshire Tidbits: Harvest Fests, Historic Fare Fill Weekend
"I doubt that you will see anything from Betty Crocker come from Barbara," Opperman said with a laugh.
Adams-Cheshire School Committee Halts Costa Rica Fundraising
"I feel bad because there are kids that want to go, that’s why I am torn." — Stephan Vigna
Letter: Vote Alcombright to Move City Forward
Dick Alcombright and his administrators are welcoming, open, and willing to listen.
Skiffington Named Interim Men's Basketball Coach at MCLA
Anthony Skiffington will replace Jamie Morrison as head coach of the MCLA men's basketball game this season.
Alcombright Outspends Challengers in Run Up to Preliminary
Campaign spending reports were due on Sept. 14 for the period of Jan. 1 to Sept. 4; the next reporting deadline is Oct. 26.
Senate Endorses Mt. Washington's Broadband Internet Plan
S. 1978 authorizes the town of Mount Washington to establish, own and operate a broadband infrastructure project without establishing a municipal light plant.
Berkshire School of Etiquette to Host Youth Culture Program
Each session uses real dining and conversational situations to inspire a higher level of confidence in social situations.
Hopkins Forest Welcomes Deer Hunters
A limited number of complimentary permits will be issued to hunters from local communities.
Pittsfield Looking for Official City Christmas Tree
Criteria used to select the city’s official holiday tree will include: minimum height of approximately 30 feet; superior shape; ease of access to the tree for cutting; adequate room to safely fall the tree; and ease of transporting the tree.
MCLA Welcomes Six New Assistant Professors
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has welcomed six new, full-time assistant professors to five departments on campus.
Williamstown Commons Receives National Award for Best Practices in Quality Care
Williamstown Commons is one of only 128 facilities in the nation, and one of only four facilities in Massachusetts, selected to receive the silver award in 2015.
Berkshire Taconic Announces Final Round of 2015 Grant Deadlines for Berkshire County
Covering the period from October through December, the fall grants cycle is open to regional nonprofits, schools and individuals.
SVHC Foundation Welcomes Two to Leadership Positions
“We are so pleased to have these remarkable women working with the SVHC Foundation." — Leslie Keefe
Williams College Launches $650 Million Comprehensive Fundraising Campaign
The campaign is a comprehensive effort to build significant support for the core aspects of a Williams education, chief among them the financial aid program that provides opportunity to students and allows the college to create an educational community re
Williams Shares Plans for Future Construction
"One of the college's goals is we do not build anything unless it's net zero energy." — Rita Coppola-Wallace
Thousands Rally In Springfield in Support of Sanders
"We are living in a rigged economy. Heads they win, tails you lose. That has got to change." — Bernie Sanders
Conservation Commission Approve Paving Project Without DEP's Blessings
"I cannot understand why all of the sudden white is black and black is white." — James Fassell
Adams Anthony Center Focuses on Creative Spaces
"We can be the people that figure out how to get the projects done and that will turn the town around." — William Kolis
Barrett Withdraws From MCLA Mayoral Debate
The debate was proposed and organized by a state and local politics class being taught by J. Benjamin Taylor. 1 Comment
Northern Berkshire Children's Parade Winners Announced
Two groups even copied costumes that had been worn by parents and relatives in past parades
'The Intern': Works Well Enough
Now, I don't want De Niro to take it the wrong way when I say he has gone from Godfather to Fairy Godfather.