Both the North Adams Blue Devils' state crown and their exhibition games in Taiwan were recognized Sunday in a ceremony marking their 40th anniversary at the Baseball in the Berkshires exhibit at the Berkshire Mall.
The commemoration also marks the 271st anniversary of the rebuilding of Fort Massachusetts. Wendy Champney and her group Save Fort Massachusetts Memorial have fought long and hard to preserve the land that the original fort stood upon, and in past years have stressed the importance of celebrating and preserving these historic events and landmarks.
The new logo centers the Mount Greylock Veterans Memorial and its beacon on a mountainous terrain with an orange and gold maple leaf behind. The EMS division has a heartbeat, the van transport service a winding road.
Twenty-five years ago, the ribbon was cut opening the Ralph Froio Senior Center in the former Capitol Theater.
The center had gone through extensive renovations after the historic theater had closed about a decade earlier.
Many of 500 or so workers at Northern Berkshire Healthcare have moved on, or found a place in the revamped hospital facility now owned by Berkshire Health Systems. But it's still a sore spot four years later.
About a decade ago, the city of Pittsfield became well aware of the impact that teenage pregnancy has on a community.
The city had reached a high in the number of births among teenage women and it brought on an array of challenges, from poverty to social issues to that child having trouble learning in school.
Campbell was presented with a certificate of congratulations from the Board of Selectmen by longtime Selectwoman Carol Francesconi and a ceremonial cane from the family of Gus Martin, a member of the Historical Commission.
The weekend began mild and sunny, so typical of early fall weather in New England. But Sunday was expected to dawn cooler and wetter for the annual parade.
A rainy Nor'easter that was moving into the region was about to put a damper on the Fall Foliage Parade on that Sunday 20 years ago today. Disappointing but hardly catastrophic — the parade had marched in rain and cold before.
With the town's 225 anniversary around the corner, the Selectmen are seeking community input for possible festivities.
The town will celebrate its bicenquasquigenary this coming March and already a group of citizens is forming to plan multiple events.
Champney said the city has been in continued negotiations with Golub Corp. Golub purchased the property in 1959 and demolished the replica to build Central Market, which eventually became the former Price Chopper.
Margaret Lindley Park has been a destination for generations of area youngsters and anyone looking for a cool spot on a hot summer day.
But there are still people who do not fully appreciate the little park near the junction of Routes 7 and 2 in South Williamstown.
When the Zion Lutheran Church was built on First Street in 1892, the congregation placed a time capsule in the cornerstone.
And it sat there for 125 years. Current Pastor Timothy Weisman knew there was one somewhere in the building's structure, but wasn't sure where. Seven months ago, the church embarked on a $1.2 million renovation and the mason dug around the northwest corner of the building and found it. The time capsule was placed there on July 13, 1892.
More than 200 members of the Highpointers Club will be hiking, biking, driving or otherwise finding their way to the top of Mount Greylock this weekend.
The annual convention of the club gathers at the highest peak in a selected state. Massachusetts was chosen as this year's location, bringing club members to the 3,491-foot summit on the Mount Greylock State Reservation.
After 30 years of busting bugs and wrangling critters, Action Pest Management continues to protect homes throughout Berkshire County and Southern Vermont from uninvited guests.
Siblings Shanah and Caleb Miner are part of a family business. But instead of running a cash register at the family store, they are exterminating termites and chasing bats out of steeples.
The Cages at the Mill is entering its fourth year of providing indoor practice, training and instruction space for local athletes in the former Blackinton Mill building on Massachusetts Avenue.
To celebrate, the complex will hold an open house on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 1 to 3 p.m.
"We knew that Pownal was an underserved area and having primary-care health center was critical," said Thomas Dee, president and CEO of Southwestern Vermont Health Care. "We're looking to have a number of these centers throughout out our coverage area. This is the first one that was built from the ground up."
The center's development became more critical as North Adams (Mass.) Regional Hospital closed in 2014 during its planning and several primary care physicians left the area widening an al
Stamford had just that year organized a fire company, but had no equipment and no station. The Paradise Farm fire would illustrate the need for the town to have its own Fire Department.
"We're probably the youngest one I believe," said Chief Paul Ethier. "As far as departments go, we really are the baby of the bunch."