|TOP STORIES AROUND THE COUNTY
|North Adams Happenings: March 4-10
Berkshire County Head Start Registering Children for 2015-16 School Year
Income verification is needed with a completed application and eligible children are accepted on a first come, first served basis.
Williamstown Housing Trust Awards Second Homebuyer Grant
"One of the things we resolved to do is refine the program as we experience it." — Stanley Parese
North Adams Rent Board OKs Increase for Wheel Estates
"I think that it happens to be the case that they can not move forward unless we move forward." — Wayne Wilkinson
Cheshire Asks Kinder Morgan For Information Presentation
"They said they don't want a debate forum, and I am guessing they have done that before and it didn't work out to well for them." — Robert Ciskowski
North Adams Historical Commission Nixes Park Lighting Scheme
"This modernism stuff, it seems to be me it's a little out of place and inappropriate." — Richard Zona
Hancock Suing Berkshire Wind Over PILOT Payments
"We made offers to extend the contract at the same rate. They rejected the offer." — Sherman Derby
Pittsfield To Hire Extra Help For Pothole Season
"Road work in the Northeast is never-ending" — Daniel Bianchi
Hancock School Committee Opens Conversation About Expansion
"Long-term, we need more instructional space and a couple of other spaces as well." — Superintendent Barbara Ripa
Adams Field Renovation Plan Makes It Into Preliminary Budget
"I would really like it if another woman would run, somebody with some pep, vigor, and who cares." — Barbara Meczywor
Taconic High School Project Estimated at $116M
"It is a generational opportunity and I wouldn't want to cut too much out of it." — Ellen Kennedy
St. Stanislaus Preschoolers Learn a Thing Or Two From Dr. Seuss
"It is teaching them about imagination and getting them excited about the reading aspect of it." — Lorry Delmolino
Berkshire Taconic President Leaving At End of 2015
During Dowley’s tenure, Berkshire Taconic distributed a total of $104.3 million, with average annual grantmaking nearly doubling in size, ensuring deep investment in our region’s nonprofit organizations working to improve the quality of life with programs
BMC North Reopens Operating Rooms
"They have really made this a first-class facility." — Dr. Jonathan Cluett
McCann Tech Robotics Team Demonstrates for School Committee
"We came up with designs, wrote it on paper, went through designs, and saw what mechanics of it would work." — William Kipp
Williamstown Economic Development Panel Hears from North Adams Planner
"You're all volunteers and bring your own expertise." — Mackenzie Greer
New Business Offers Organic Products From Berkshires & Beyond
"You have a lot of flexibility on the products and I could never have that range of products in a store." — Lisa Harrison
Battalion Falls at Home, Needs Miracle to Finish Fourth
The Berkshire Battalion lost a heart-breaker to Watertown on Friday night in North Adams.
Commission on Status of Women, Groups, Share Concerns With Lawmakers
"It is up to groups like this to give legislation legs." — Gwendolyn VanSant
McCann Senior Praised For Her Achievements
"I think every single day when Laura comes to school she is always ready to work and help others." — Laura Netti
'Still Alice': A Sadness to Remember
Each major stage in the disorder's progression is masterfully depicted: the effects on self, family and how society deals with it.
The Independent Investor: New Fiduciary Rule Would Benefit All of Us
These legal (but less than moral) practices of the financial community have been a pet peeve of mine for years.
Berkshire Reps Rise In Legislative Ranks
"I believe the Berkshires fared extremely well with this reorganization of the house." — Smitty Pignatelli
Clarksburg Nomination Papers Available Monday
Berkshire Battalion Hosting 'Hometown Heroes'
The event starts at 7:35 p.m. at Vietnam Veterans Memorial Skating Rink with the Battalion taking on the Watertown Wolves.