|TOP STORIES AROUND THE COUNTY
|State Secretary Ash Preps Berkshire Leaders For Baker's Economic Plans
"People have their eyes on your area of the commonwealth." — Jay Ash.
Clark Art Unveils Super Bowl Prize
"I'm sure there's a lot of connections we can make between fine art and football, I'm sure you agree." — Richard Rand
BFAIR Speaker Example in Overcoming Challenges
"Tell them to support programs like BFAIR. Not because of the things that they do, but because it is the right thing to do." — Michael Baker
Business, Education, Political Officials Eye Growth Of Innovation Economy
"Massachusetts has really emerged as the global leader in life sciences." — Ryan Mudawar
Cultural Pittsfield This Week: April 17-23
Pittsfield Food For Fines Program Ends April 18
The food-for-fines program, now in its 21st year, is the library’s attempt to create a more positive feeling about getting overdue library materials returned, and to get library borrowers to clean out their bookshelves and bring back library items that ha
Casting, Opening Dates Set for Shakespeare & Company’s 38th Season
Ball said box office sales to-date are ahead of last year’s numbers and going strong.
Pittsfield Woman Tapped as New Executive Director at Snow Farm
Murphy is the fourth director since the New England Craft Program was founded in 1984. She follows Karen Totman, who served as the director since 2009 and is leaving Snow Farm after 20 years.
Downing Named One of the 'Good Guys' by Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus
The MWPC is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization committed to increasing the number of women elected to public office and appointed to public policy positions in Massachusetts.
More Big Names Coming to Williamstown Theatre Festival
Additional programming and events, as well as complete casting and creative team information, will be announced at a later date.
Laurel Hill Scholarship Applications Accepted
The deadline for submission is May 31.
Police: Street Racing Caused Curran Highway Accident
A three-car accident on Thursday night in front Ocean State Job Lot closed Curran Highway for several hours.
Baker's Western Mass Office Head Fields Berkshire Selectmen's Concerns
"We are putting all these regulations and all of these hoops and ladders you have to climb and jump through. It is kind of crazy." — Ryan Chamberland
Williamstown Selectmen Recommend Tabling Anti-Plastics Bylaws
"There are a few things I'd like to remove from this and then I could vote for this." — Andrew Hogeland
Verizon Set to Switch Service to New North County Tower
Customers will see a disruption in service beginning at 6 a.m. on Saturday as the new antenna goes online.
Pittsfield Eyes Return Of 'Rejuvenated' Third Thursday
"Anything that has been going for nine years needs a little bit of a kickstart, a little bit of a rejuvenation." — Jennifer Glockner
'Danny Collins': Idol for the Ages
Supplying both affirmation and eloquently imparted nostalgia, the film chooses for its protagonist the iconic figure of a generation: the rock star.
Pittsfield's Donati Signs National Letter of Intent to Play Baseball
"The campus — I got that butterfly feeling on campus. It was just amazing. I can't even say it." — Kevin Donati
New Children's Book Showcases Imperfect Produce
"The ugly-looking vegetables tasted just the same as the prettier ones." — Amelia Ritner
Lanesborough Elementary Principal Named
Martin J. McEvoy Jr. has been named principal of Lanesborough Elementary School effective July 1, 2015.
Mazzucco Recommends Override Instead of Cuts
"An override from a financial standpoint is the only way fund our school system at the level needed." — Tony Mazzucco
PEDA Fighting New EPA Requirements
"We can't go back and clean the property, we don't have the funds to do it." — Corydon Thurston.
Adams Selectmen Close Warrant, Approve Special Town Meeting Articles
"Most people are aware of the project, and they know that it is coming. People have been very supportive." — Donna Cesa
'Furious 7': Makes Six Too Many
The only question to answer with each succeeding issue is, "Just how much more insanely ludicrous is this one?"
North Adams Happenings: April 15-21