|TOP STORIES AROUND THE COUNTY|
|'The Great Gatsby': A Bit Jazzed-Up
Baz Luhrmann's take on "The Great Gatsby" is a decent adaptation, it doesn't live up to Bruce Dern's 1974 take.
3rd Thursdays Returns For 7th Year
Upstreet Pittsfield's free, family friendly street festival, 3rd Thursdays, returns for its seventh year on Thursday, May 16.
Williams College Children Center Kids Visits NAFD
"We love when the kids come in, it's a good time to teach them." — Matt Davis
Adams Selectmen Reconsidering Middle School Reuse Plan
"The building is in worse condition that we thought." — Jonathan Butler
Northern Berkshire United Sets Campaign Breakfast
"We ask the entire community to join us for breakfast and help us celebrate all the hard work and success of the past campaign." — NBUW Chairman Thomas Rumbolt
Housing Panel Talks Role in Williamstown Land Discussion
"... We go around and around and around. Everyone in Williamstown likes to talk and talk and talk and focus on process." — Charles Bonenti
Clarksburg Accounting Errors Affecting Free Cash Approval
"It's complicated our finances, it's complicated our budget process, it's complicated our free cash." — Selectman Carl McKinney
Carousel's Park Proposal In Lanesborough Voters Hands
"The town is not raising and appropriating it. It is borrowing it from bonds." — Mark Siegars
North Adams Happenings: May 15-21
Meet up at the North Adams Public Library for a fun and family friendly bike ride around North Adams.
Williamstown Man Energizing Boston Club for Impaired Runners
"As I was coming home with my wife that evening ... it struck me that there were all these people who were injured by the shrapnel." — Hank Art 5 Comments
BRTA Details Phased Plan for Adding Buses, Routes
"I think we're cautiously optimistic with the way things are going." — Robert Malnati
Guest Column: Don't Let The Summer End
Talk about a mind twister. I remember walking toward Spring whispering to myself: "Austin wants a Joanne, Olympia wants a Jimmy." 2 Comments
Wild Acres to Host Youth Fishing Derby
The conservation commission and Lyon Aviation will sponsor a youth fishing derby on Saturday, May 25, at Wild Acres.
Free Boat Inspections Offered in Pittsfield
The Berkshire Sail and Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadron, will offer free boat inspections.
Pittsfield Police Honor Nation's Fallen Officers
"The sacrifices that these officers made and those of their survivors, family and colleagues cannot and must not be forgotten." — Chief Michael Wynn
Williamstown Agrees to Accept FEMA Grant
"At some point, they're going to ask us, 'Where is it? We sent you a document worth $6 million, and you haven't returned it.' " — Peter Fohlin 6 Comments
Lanesborough Selectman Resigning For School Committee Run
Barton was elected to the three-year seat in 2011 in a write-in campaign to defeat then incumbent Joseph Szczepaniak.
North Adams Merchants Preparing for Solid Sound Arrival
"We want people to spend money. We want tourists." — Jonathan Secor 2 Comments
MCLA Rugby Club 2-1 With Win Over Southern Vt.
"There had been several attempts over the years to resurrect the program, but nothing ever came of it." — Glenn Lawson
Richmond's Light Metal, Bulky Waste Day Set for May 25
The town will have a light metal and bulky day at the Highway Department's Garage Area on Saturday, May 25, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Berkshire Bank Names Five Employees Volunteers of the Year
Berkshire Bank announced that five of its employees have been recognized for outstanding community service and named Berkshire Bank's Volunteers of the Year.
Pine Cobble Pupils Recognized in State Writing Competition
"I'm thrilled for these students. Writing well requires taking risks. It demands a thoughtful creative process and extensive editing." — Sue Wells
Mount Greylock High Hosts Music, Environment Residency
"This residency and collaboration is a tremendous opportunity for our students and school community ... ." — Kate Caton
North Adams Sets Information Session on Summer Season
Business owners, local artists, neighbors and interested residents are invited to attend. 2 Comments
Williamstown Community Chest to Honor Yamamoto
"I think she's a person who can see both sides of a situation. That's a great skill to have." — Susan Puddester 4 Comments
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