Pastore is a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). He is also a member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), and American Legion Post 68 and has been a frequent Fourth of July Parade participant as a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran along with his fellow veterans. He served as the commander of the DAV from 1992-94 and DAV Chaplain for the last 40 years.
The possession and use of all fireworks by private citizens is illegal in Massachusetts. This includes Class C fireworks which are sometimes falsely called “safe and sane fireworks. Class C fireworks include sparklers, party poppers, snappers, firecrackers, spinners, cherry bombs and more. Sparklers burn at 1800ºF. It is illegal to transport fireworks into Massachusetts, even if they were purchased legally elsewhere. Illegal fireworks can be confiscated on the spot.
You are saving for your own retirement – which might not be that far away – while at the same time possibly wanting to help pay for your children’s college education. And you may also be assisting your aging parents in some ways.
Thirty-five acres of land including a 60-foot water water permit for docks on Otis Reservoir is heading to auction.
The piece of land on Reservoir Road was eyed and received subdivision plans to create 53 housing units as well as a state permit to install 30 docks on the reservoir. However, the owners are putting it up for auction in hopes another developer will take over the project.
Windsor Lake will be closed Thursday and Friday for herbicide to be applied to invasive species in the lake.
The treatment along areas near the shoreline with an aquatic herbicide registered with the state and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will target non-native curly leaf pondweed.
A divided Mount Greylock Regional School Committee on Monday gave a passing grade to the district's superintendent after his first year on the job.
On a vote of 4-2 (with one member absent), the committee rated Douglas Dias "proficient," the second highest of four possible grades in the rubric established by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
The potential grades include unsatisfactory, needs improvement, proficient and exemplary.
A Cliff Street apartment building that's seen better days is finally coming down this week.
The six-unit building at the top of Cliff has been vacant for some time and was blocked off with jersey barriers a few weeks ago when the front threatened to collapse.
Mayor Richard Alcombright said an "all-call" was sent out to neighbors to let them know staging for the demolition would begin Tuesday or Wednesday.
For the caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's, every day can feel like the longest day of the year.
It's a disease that often takes years to be noticed and when it is, many people don't know what to go or where to go. The Berkshire Alzheimer's Partnership is working to give those caregivers the support and resources they need and on Monday, the longest day of the year, the group turned Park Square purple to spread awareness of the disease.
Town meeting on Monday approved a laundry list of spending items, including a $7,791,369 town budget and a $5,446,707 regional school assessment.
A ban on plastic bags, the first appropriation from the newly established economic development fund and the annual citizen's petition requesting $5,000 for Bowe Field generated the most comment and debate although ultimately passing with ease.
Executive Director Barbara Zanetti said Kerwsill has been extremely active in the Chamber from the beginning. She is in her third year sitting on our board of directors with the current title of vice president. She oversees the Marketing Committee and volunteers at all chamber events.
Leight will spend the fall semester conducting research on her ongoing projects at the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, D.C. She will join the SBST for a six-month term starting in January 2017.
The project was created by Berkshire United Way Positive Youth Development Impact Council and Berkshire Children and Families with input and participation from many county based youth and other organizations and community partner
The city has invested some $150,000 in the past couple years just in making Windsor Lake look good.
A multi-year weed eradication program is in process, some $90,000 in grants was leveraged for a new playground and the old concession building has been spiffed up with renovated bathrooms, paint and roof.