Meanwhile, the town of Williamstown has notified the district that the project has run up more than $300,000 in permitting fees already, and with the major part of construction coming to an end, the town has asked the district to settle its accounts.
Andrea Harrington said some 95 percent of criminal cases end with plea deals crafted behind closed doors.
When one person gets probation after being caught with pounds of marijuana and guns, while another person is given a two-year mandatory minimum sentence for selling a joint worth of marijuana, it certainly gives people pause. They wonder, is the justice system fair?
The Selectmen fear Morgan Management plan to reimburse Pine Valley Mobile Home Park residents without paving the park roads.
Selectwoman Carol Francesconi read a letter from Morgan Managementís attornies Kraus and Hummel Tuesday requesting that the upcoming Aug. 25 rent control hearing be canceled and stated that they are currently calculating how much the park residents have paid since the rent increase.
But in just a couple of weeks, the district gets back to business: educating the children from its member towns plus New Ashford and Hancock.
And for the middle and high school students, that means a whole new experience, which the School Building Committee took a few moments to celebrate at its Thursday meeting.
Richard Neal and Tahirah Amatul-Wadud have agreed to two televised debates.
The two are seeking the seat of U.S. Representative in the September primary. The longtime sitting Congressman Neal is being challenged by attorney and activist Amatul-Wadud. The two will first meet on Aug. 22 for a debate on WWLP, channel 22 and then on Aug. 30 at WGBY.
About this time three years ago Mayor Linda Tyer stood in front of a blighted John Street property as just a candidate.
She made it a focus that blight would be a major piece of her campaign. About this time next year, Mayor Linda Tyer will be a candidate again and she believes that property will no longer be in existence (though the owner has appealed the demolition order).
A pedestrian was reportedly killed while walking on the training tracks.
Authorities have not released information regarding the incident but that the accident happened shortly after 6 p.m. near Center Street. The pedestrian was reportedly walking on the tracks and the Amtrak train heading from Boston to Chicago was unable to stop in time.
Selectman Robert Ericson has missed the deadline given to him to complete the third phase of renovations at the police station.
The retired engineer took on the project after touring it in 2014. He is part of the town's energy committee and has headed efforts with the Green Community Act. In late 2014 the town decided to install a new boiler system for the poorly heated 1800's building.
McLaughlin is a leader in the long-term care network in western Massachusetts, having served in health care administration his entire career. For the last 14 years, he has served as the chief operating officer of the Mercy Continuing Care Network (an affiliate of Trinity Health of New England).
A cinema and photography graduate of Ithaca College, Davis holds a master of arts from the National University of Ireland and was a tenured professor at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, also in Ireland. She resides in Great Barrington with her three children, all of whom who are students in the Berkshire Hills Regional School District.
Hancock Shaker Village hosts a brand-new kind of festival curated by musicians Anna & Elizabeth. The full-day fest will include a sing-a-long, movement and art-making workshops, a dance party and more. Festivities begin at 1:30 p.m. and go until late.
An urgency to develop the William Stanley Business Park continues to grow as another year has gone by without a significant windfall of income for the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority.
PEDA has been spending approximately $305,000 in General Electric settlement money per year to supplement its operations. That account has dwindled down over the years without a significant boon in revenue to replenish it and if the current trends continue, PEDA will be out of available funds by 2024.
In the spring, faced with intense opposition from a vocal group of residents, the board abandoned a proposal to implement changes that would have eased zoning restrictions and created more flexibility in residential zones.
There will be no "contagion." What is happening in Turkey is truly a "Tempest in a Teapot" that bears little resemblance to the crisis in Greece several years ago. Yet, over the last week, Turkey's currency, the lira, fell to record lows, interest rates skyrocketed, and their stock market cratered.
As the job of a police officer becomes "more dangerous and thankless each and every day," Igor Greenwald "belittled" the good work officers do, so says the police unions.
Greenwald has been behind an effort to create a Police Oversight Committee and at a recent subcommittee shared shorties and brought others to testify about negative interactions with police. Greenwald contends there is a "a whole basket of bad apples" in the Police Department and an oversight committee to handle complaints o
No matter how much the City Council and residents complain about the loss of local programming, Spectrum Cable will not be bringing it back.
Melinda Kinney of Charter Communications told the council Wednesday night that the WWLP 22 and WCVB 5 Boston cost too much to bring back to the area. The national company had made a decision that it will not pay extra to carry the channels that are considered "out of market."
The board decided to authorize Town Manager Jason Hoch to send a letter to the businesses that failed to notify them of the board's concern and its intention to take action if one of the establishments is found in violation again in the next 12 months.