|TOP STORIES AROUND THE COUNTY
|Area Responders Prepared for Possible Ebola Cases
"There is nothing fast about dealing with an ebola patient." Lucy Britton
Williamstown Planners Mull Zoning Change for College Hotel
"Change is going to come. The thought was to have that change be as thoughtful as possible." — James Kolesar 1 Comment
Tree Lightings & Holiday Events 2014
Roundup of tree lightings and other holiday events in the Berkshires.
Downing, Bianchi Launch Toys For Tots Collection Competition
State Sen. Benjamin Downing and Mayor Daniel Bianchi are in a battle over toys.
MSBA Moves Taconic High School Project To Design Phase
"I think a new career, vocational high school fits in with everything else we are trying to do." — Mayor Daniel Bianchi
Williamstown's Mather House Moves to New Location
Mather House is moving around the corner to 63 North St., where Guntlow & Associates will use it for offices and possibly apartments.
County Goes Wild Over Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees
"I am always so impressed with the commitment and the creativity that is displayed by so many during this festival." — Kristen Wampler
North Adams Happenings: Nov. 19-25
Winstanley Appoints Event Coordinator
Leikvoll brings experience in event planning, production management and marketing to her new role.
Williamstown School Committee Preps for Superintendent Uncertainty
"I don't want to be in violation of the law because of our dependence on a partner that might be in a position where they can't make that decision." — Richard Reynolds
Bianchi Maintains Support For Pipeline Despite Complaint
"If they become uncompetitive, that concerns me." — Mayor Daniel Bianchi
Cheshire Looking to Prevent Feeding of Nuisance Geese
"If I had that many geese in my back yard, I would be concerned, and this is not the first time this has come up." — Carol Francesconi
Lenox Protects Watershed With Unanimous Special Town Meeting Votes
"It is a great system but it is very fragile." — Channing Gibson.
Pittsfield Holding Tax Classification Hearing Thursday
"I am advocating that we have just a very slight shift to help support small businesses," — Mayor Daniel Bianchi
North Adams Fire Department Delivers Turkey Donation
"This year, there is larger spike in families in need of aid and grandparents raising their grandchildren." — Captain Katherine Corno
Berkshire County Arc Celebrates 60th Anniversary
"We each have the power to change the world, even if you have to do it one person at a time." — Amber Steele
Lanesborough Giving Preference To In-house Police Chief Candidates
"We have to be versatile with a department of our size." — Mark Bashara
Clarksburg Receiving $600K in Free Cash for Fiscal 2015
"You have the finacial information now when before it was kind of like a guessing game." — Thomas Scanlon
Berkshire Scenic Rail Cars Arrive in North Adams
"So this should be reassurance to anybody with doubt this project is going to happen." — Jay Green
Williams Hotel Project Percolating Through Town Boards
The Planning Board will hold a "community input session" to consider a possible expansion of the Village Business District.
Mass MoCA Marks $25.4M State Funding, Names Artist Partners
"This is pretty close to a miracle, except we tend to specialize in miracles at Mass MoCA," — Hans Morris
Patrick Announces $1.2M in Park Projects in Lenox, Pittsfield
"I have tried to be governor for the whole state - both geographically and demographically." — Deval Patrick.
Civic Club Considers Adams Taxpayers Association Revival
"If you live in Adams and pay taxes, you should have a vested interest in what happens." — Alfred Diesz
Clark Launches Program For People With Dementia
The program provides a chance to engage with the Clark collection and participate in guided, themed conversations about art in a way that welcomes all contributions.
Mather House Move Delayed Until Wednesday
"If we get 4 inches of frost, it will be wonderful." —