|TOP STORIES AROUND THE COUNTY
|Interim Leadership Energizing Northern Berkshire YMCA
"There is a new energy in that building that is absolutely palpable." — David Brown 1 Comment
North Adams Library Budgets Wage Hikes for Part-Time Staff
We can't meet something that has been determined to be the living wage by our state." — Mindy Hackner
Lanesborough Puts Fire Department Trucks Up For Sale
The Blazer is being sold as is with a minimum bid of $250.
Alcombright Address Lauds North Adams Investment, Progress
"As I did last year, I will once again ask this question: If there was no North Adams and we were to build one, what would it look like?" — Mayor Richard Alcombright
Pittsfield Councilors Question Snow-Removal Problems
"It boils down to having the product on hand." — Kevin Swail
North Adams Seeks Public Input on 'Re-Branding' City Identity
"Re-branding North Adams is a top priority of our Vision 2030 Comprehensive Plan." — Mayor Richard Alcombright
Cold Weather Slowing North Adams School Project
"This cold weather is a big, big challenge." — Daniel Daisy 1 Comment
Williamstown Selectmen Again Decline to Take Pipeline Stance
"I don't like spending our time on resolutions over which we have no control of the outcome." — Hugh Daley
Williamstown Cal Ripken Lengthens Basepaths in Majors This Spring
Signups for Williamstown Cal Ripken Baseball begin Tuesday, joining other towns throughout the county registering players for the spring.
Adams-Cheshire May Restructure School Model
"Everyone would all be on the same page within the district with the grade levels." — Kristen Gordon
Lanesborough Says Override Only Option To Fund Mount Greylock Request
"We don't really have an option at that point." — Paul Sieloff
North Adams Planning Board OKs Methadone Clinic
"We have data that shows that you have several dozen people that are traveling to a facility we have currently in Pittsfield." — Kristin Nolan
Congressman Neal Calls For Major Public Works Investments
"The best, fastest and most dependable way to put people back to work is with a big public works initiatives." — Richard Neal
BMC Achieves Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence
This is the third straight year that BMC has been recognized with this prestigious honor, which places BMC in the top 5 percent of the more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated nationwide based solely on its outstanding clinical performance.
Williamstown Cal Ripken Baseball Signups Start Tuesday
Williamstown Cal Ripken Baseball will register players for the 2015 season starting on Tuesday and Thursday this week at the elementary school.
North Adams Little League Signup Monday and Tuesday
North Adams Little League registration will be held this week at the Elks Lodge.
Mezze Brings 'Berkshires' First Taste of Spring' to New York City
Chefs Nicholas Moulton and Daire Rooney will prepare dishes featuring food produced in the region in complementary cooking styles for the “Berkshires’ First Taste of Spring” dinner.
The Carpet Guy: Take Simple Steps to Protect and Care for your Carpet
An annual professional cleaning, vacuuming, spot cleaning, and catching dirt before it enters you home, all helps to keep your carpet and home healthy, and extend the life of your carpet.
Donations Wanted for ABC Clothing Sale
Donations are welcome until Labor Day at the First Congregational Church, 906 Main St., Williamstown, on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. and on Sunday between 9 a.m. and noon, plus other times by appointment.
Downing Talks Politics, Policy, And Energy Efficiency
"We need to do everything we can to not simply rebuild the road or the bridge the way that it was built last time." — Sen. Benjamin Downing
Perfect Conditions Await The Thunderbolt Ski Run
"The snow is unbelievable. I would call it a record year on the Thunderbolt right now." — Josh Chittenden
Pittsfield Selling Back Tax Liens; Installing Online Permitting Software
"Right now we have $10 million in uncollected property taxes." — Mayor Daniel Bianchi
Legal Issues Hold Up North Adams Museum Plans
"We're in a quagmire." — Alan Horbal
Mosquito Control Project Sets $250K Budget For 2015 Summer
"Drainage work reduces the reliance on pesticides." — James McGrath
Pittsfield Asking State Approval To Hike Jaywalking Fine
"The fine is a buck so it is not even worth trying to identify these people." — Police Chief Michael Wynn