The year began with new government in Pittsfield as Mayor Daniel Bianchi was sworn in. Twas the summer of 'Moby-Dick' as Pittsfield embarked on a yearlong celebration of Herman Melville. Pittsfield celebrated the first phase of reconstruction of the First Street Common. MCLA topped off the 'bones' of the new Center for Science and Innovation. Para sailors spent much of the summer at the top of Mount Greylock. The Williamstown Youth Center broke ground and completed within the year construction. The Hoosac Wind Project was finally commissioned after a decade of planning. This young man honored Veterans in Lanesborough at the Memorial Day ceremony. North Adams Firefighters saved a pet duck from a burning building. This young man was part of one of the many families which saw loved ones graduate either high school or college. Williamstown continued its traditional dog parade. Memorial Day in Pittsfield. Stars Patricia Clarkson and Bradley Cooper took to the Williamstown Theater Festival stage. Thousands flooded the street of North Adams to welcome Pfc. Michael DeMarsico home after he died overseas. Pittsfield's annual Fourth of July parade attracted thousands. This pretty horse in Hancock did what she could to help raise money for breast cancer research. Pittsfield Fire Chief Robert Czerwinski wore donned some high heels to raise money for the Elizabeth Freeman Center. Pittsfield's Babe Ruth All Star team went to the World Series. The Lanesborough Fire Department held its summer camp. Elizabeth Warren beat out Scott Brown for the U.S. Senate seat. The county got a glimpse of a rare moonbow. Gov. Patrick indulges his sweet tooth during a visit to North Adams. First lady Michele Obama was at the Colonial in Pittsfield but the only glimpse of her was this Blue Q bag. Devastating fires hit family lumber businesses in Stamford and Lee. Towns around the county were still making repairs from 2011's Hurricane Irene. Berkshire County had two Super Bowl winners this year: Mount Greylock & Wahconah. This Christmas tree was on its way to North Adams for mounting at Monument Square. Some big construction is years away from completion, like the Clark Art Institute expansion. 2012 In Images
Here at iBerkshires, we take pictures of everything from meetings to flyovers. We've pulled a few of our favorite shots and images we thought best capsulized important or ongoing news this past year.
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