On Aug. 2 high-definition cable access will be in most of Lanesborough and a week later, high-speed internet.
In part of the merger with Time Warner Cable, Carter Communications is upgrading the systems in three Berkshire towns - Lanesborough, West Stockbridge, and Hinsdale. For weeks workers have been in various parts of the town replacing wiring and bringing the new digital signal to the majority of the homes.
The City Council on Tuesday endorsed the pursuit of a Cultural District designation for a large part of the downtown.
The work on the application began some three years but languished during a change over in staffing. Now being spearheaded by Jennifer Crowell of the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the city's Director of Community Events Suzy Helme, the unanimous approval of the resolution to the Massachusetts Cultural Council completes the application process.
State Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier started Tuesday rounding up all of the Hillary Clinton delegates from Massachusetts.
She had forms for all of them to cast their vote as a whip for the Clinton campaign at the Democratic National Convention. One delegate was arriving late because of a delayed flight and logistics needed to be worked out to make sure the vote was cast. Other delegates were in different parts of Philadelphia. She worked to get the voting forms into each delegates hand.
As always, the place to be for great classical and stimulating new music is right here in our own intimate corner of the world - the Berkshires - a designated "cultural capital," where artistic boundaries are nonexistent.
In a news release, Kickball describes "Passage" as "a dark comedy exploring themes of a changing climate, love and loss (that) integrates sea otters on razor scooters, a guru of ultimate enlightenment, dead sailors, marketing executives and questions of hubris and faith to reveal the cyclical nature of human history."
A letter sent from the town manager to the superintendent's office is adding to the disdain between the Board of Selectmen and the School Committee.
Town Manager Paul Sieloff wrote a letter on behalf of the Board of Selectmen to Superintendent of Schools Douglas Dias looking to strike up a conversation about the future of the office. With the reconstruction of Mount Greylock Regional Middle and High School the state's reimbursement does not fund building central offices so the district's admi
The Selectmen unanimously approved a plethora of recommendations last week from the Traffic Commission that included the purchase of two solar-powered, lighted pedestrian crossing signs on the southernmost crosswalk on Commercial Street.
Police Chief Richard Tarsa, a member of the commission, said the Commerical Street crosswalk has been problematic.
Somewhat of a national conversation has broken out during the Democratic National Convention saying the party is divisive and split.
But on the floor in Philadelphia, state Reps. Paul Mark and Tricia Farley-Bouvier aren't hearing that. Mark is attending the convention as a delegate for Bernie Sanders while Farley-Bouvier is serving as the Hillary Clinton campaign's Massachusetts whip. Both said the tone at the convention is one of unity backing Clinton and not filled with boos and negativity.
The school district's new leader said on Monday that his first impression since arriving has been a strong sense of pride.
"There is a deep and abiding pride in the community," interim Superintendent Robert Putnam told the School Committee. "A true sense of place and dedication to the towns and their institutions."
Putnam was hired earlier this year as interim superintendent of the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District. He started in his post on July 1.
The Public Safety Committee voted unanimously on Monday to recommend ordinance changes that will put parking meters back in the Center Street Parking Lot.
The three members, however, sent a strong message during the discussion that the city should be looking at a parking plan for the entire downtown.
Democrat Andrea Harrington, candidate for state Senate, is urging the Legislature to restore funding that Gov. Charlie Baker recently cut from the state budget that had been approved by the House and Senate.
The foundation distributed a total of $430,378 in grants to individuals and nonprofits in the four-county region it serves; $496,786 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors; and grants totaling over $1.1 million from donors with charitable funds at the foundation.