|Berkshire Health Systems Investing $6M in North County
"This represents a major commitment in providing expanded and sustainable care, close to home for Northern Berkshire residents." — David Phelps
Colegrove Park School Project Toured
"Just in this rough state it feels like a whole different space." — Jean Bacon
Pittsfield School, City Officials Prepping For Big Decisions
"We think this is too important for all us to hear the same thing at the same time." — Kathleen Amuso
BArT Students Get Lesson in Chocolate, Child Labor
"I think that is amazing that they are trying to get rid of child labor." — Natalie Ellis
MBTA Rail Cars to Be Built in Springfield
Patrick had indicated from the start that he wanted the winning bidder to locate in Western Mass.
Adams Civic Club Seeking Broader Membership
"We need to do something to keep this club going." — Stanley Cote
Cariddi Hosting Information Forum on Ballot Questions
The event will be held Thursday, Oct. 23, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the third floor of the North Adams Public Library.
Lanesborough Committees to Discuss School Funding
"We can go in there with the attitude that we are all on the same page and we are having a meeting of the minds." — Gregory Wolf
Shakespeare & Company Head 'Excited' for Future
"We're going to constantly be assessing where we are and how we can do better ..." — Rick Dildine
McCann Manufacturing Students Tour Pittsfield's Starbase Technologies
"What they are learning at McCann can be used in careers right here in Berkshire County." — Justin Kratz
Egremont Hosts Final FireFighters' Steak Roast of the Year
"It's a volunteer department. They need funding to be sustainable for everything they do. That's why I support it." — Terry Moore
Hundreds Watch Berkshire Battalion Drop Puck On Inaugural Season
"We had a packed house. It is a great start." — Herm Sorcher.
State and Town Officials Sign Master Lease For Greylock Glen
"This is really going to put the town of Adams on the map not just at the monument, but at the downtown too." — Gailanne Cariddi.
Downing Sponsors Holiday Greeting Card Design Contest
"I thought it would be fun to spread holiday cheer by using a truly unique card designed by a young constituent." — Benjamin Downing.
Pittsfield Teen Follows Her Passion for Skating
"My mom’s friend suggested figure skating, and it was the only thing that I loved." — Michaela Grady
North Adams' Eclipse Mill Opening Studios For Weekend
"Although we have work in the hallway, we don’t invite the public in to our homes." — Debi Pendell
Smithsonian Leaders Hail Berkshire Museum SparkLab Partnership
“We think that real innovation will happen in this space." — Claudine Brown
Berkshire Battalion Ready for Opener
"I'm psyched." — Michael Kaselouskas
Events to Raise Funds, Awareness of Kids Place
"A lot of people don't know what the Kids Place is or what we do. We're really working hard to get the word out." — Laura Baran
State Health Connector Launching Open Enrollment, New Website
"There were many areas where we stumbled and we made sure to rectify." — Jean Yang
Pittsfield Council Looks At Civil Service Report
"We did a lot of hard work, and we looked at a lot of issues." — Michael McCarthy.
Adams Gallery Putting On Play Based On Local Mill Workers
“The stories are all real with people who actually worked in the mills; the names are changed, but the people actually lived.” — Peter Bergman.
North Adams Council Opposes Tennessee Gas Pipeline
I simply see this resolution as saying to the other communities that we support you, and it gives them a few extra people on their side." — Joshua Moran.
Adams Signs Lease To Move Forward With Greylock Glen
“This will allow us to move forward to the development phases of the project.” — Donna Cesan.
PEDA Hopeful For Local Rail Car Jobs
"We continue to hear from state officials that western Mass. the most likely location." — Corydon Thurston.
BCC Partners With UAlbany's Atmospheric Science Program
"We are excited at the possibilities and opportunities that it will give our students." — Ellen Kennedy
Ecu-Health Care Moving Back to Former North Adams Hospital Site
Ecu-Health Care will occupy the second floor office it had used for many years prior to the closing of the former North Adams Regional Hospital at 71 Hospital Ave.
Pittsfield Council Postpones Vote on Gas Pipeline
“This project does have a significant implications and will have a major impact on Berkshire County.” — Jonathan Butler.
North Adams Approves Solar Array Lease
“We want to send a message as a community that we want to be as green as possible.” — Richard Alcombright
North Adams City Council Adopts Resolution Calling For A Full Hospital
"It is really an important facet of this resolution." — Benjamin Lamb
Williamstown Selectmen Asked to Adopt Hospital Resolution
"The financial statement done by the unions feels that without debt, the hospital would be in the black." — Jean Vankin
Pittsfield Council Upset With Process of Health Insurance Switch
"This was independently approved as a good proposal and one that would save the city conservatively between $1.5 and $2.5 million." — Daniel Bianchi
Miss Hall's Students Learn About, From Horses
"So the horse is also a good teacher - not just us." — Judy Sprague
North Adams Council to Decide Solar Lease, Resolutions
The council will also decided resolutions to for a full-service hospital and against a controversial natural gas transmission line.
Pittsfield Group Looks To Increase Public Art
"Downstreet Art is really what prompted the conversation to get the murals going again in Pittsfield." — Jennifer Glockner
Adams' Firehouse Cafe Closes, But Owner Hopes Spirit Lives On
"Essentially what I am doing is putting it into a coma right now." — William Kolis
Pittsfield Youth Commission Advises City On Outreach
"We all kind of realized, where's the youth in this conversation?" — Adam Hinds
McCann Recognizes Class of 2015 RPI Scholarship Recipient
"Andrew is one of our top-notch students, and we are very proud of him and his accomplishments over the past four years." — Justin Kratz
Pittsfield Cultural Office Exploring Changes to Lichtenstein, 3rd Thursdays
"We're not looking to do anything drastic. This could be a long feasibility process." — Jennifer Glockner
Electric Customers In 10 Berkshire Towns Seeing Group Benefits
"These programs are all about choices." — Mark Cappadona
North Adams Cemetery Commission Raises Burial Fees
"It has all gotten out of hand over the past 24 years without a commission, and we have no one to back it up." — Paul Arabia
BRPC Wants Language Holding GE Responsible For All Pollutants
"GE felt they were able to walk away from contamination that continued to come off the site." — Nathaniel Karns
McCann Strategizes on Pumping Up MCAS Scores
"When you are a high-achieving school, and they want you to show growth, there is not a whole lot of room to grow." — Justin Kratz
'Milestone' for Mount Greylock School Project: Manager Selected
"Dore & Whittier is someone who knows the district well." — Rose Ellis
Broad Support Heard for Keeping Taconic High's WTBR-FM
"If we're going to do it, we have to do it right." — Jason "Jake" McCandless
Williamstown-Lanesborough Superintendent Search Progressing
"I think it's amazing we're still meeting these deadlines." — Williamstown School Committee Chairwoman Valerie Hall
Deadline to Register to Vote is Oct. 15
The deadline to register to vote in the Tuesday, Nov. 4, state election is Wednesday Oct. 15, for all municipalities in the state
Adams Hopes to Use Memorial School for Holiday Market
"There are over 20 returning vendors who are interested and possibly upwards of 30 vendors." — Donna Cesan
Fashion Designer Indashio Offers Career Advice at Mildred Elley
"It's all about marketing yourself, putting it out there and claiming it. ... You cannot be shy in this business." — Indashio
MassDOT Cuts Ribbon On Pittsfield's Safe Routes To School Project
"These are my favorite project - safe routes to school - because I know that it is making an improvement right here in the neighborhood." — Patricia Leavenworth