Monday, July 28, 2014 12:29pm
North Adams, MA now: 75 °   
Send news, tips, press releases and questions to
The Berkshires online guide to events, news and Berkshire County community information.

Williamstown's Overland Overcomes 'Worst Thing That Can Happen'
"I've always said this to parents: We are very good at what we do, but we are not perfect. Everyone needs to understand that." — Tom Costley

North County Community Rallying Round Ailing Infant
"Crista was telling me they were doing more blood transfusions, and he has good days and bad days." — Brandon Horn

Bernice Madigan, State's Oldest Woman, Marks 115 Years
"It's been a long time coming. But I'm doing much better." — Bernice Madigan

SteepleCats Play Chinese Guest Team on Sunday
"Our guys are really excited, and it definitely something to come see." — Tom Aslip

Lanesborough to Celebrate 250th Birthday
"This might develop a life on its own." — Mary Reilly

Officials Celebrate Progress on Williamstown Housing Project
"There are still some hurdles to overcome. But we're definitely on the downslope." — Elton Ogden

Adams Historical Society Exhibits Massive Civil War-Era Flag
"Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!" — Adm. David Farragut

iBerkshire Tag Sales: July 25-26
It's tag sale season again. Time to clear out attics, basements and garages and make some folding money.

New Pittsfield School Bus Fleet Arriving
"The state average across the commonwealth is that it costs ... $483 per year. The city of Pittsfield does it for $261." — Jason McCandless

Williamstown Con Comm Begins Review of Article 97 Question
"The attorney general's office didn't want to opine on a hypothetical." — Hank Art

North Adams Making Pothole Progress With New Equipment
"This holds four tons, and we can keep it in there for up to three to four days and it will stay hot." — Timothy Lescarbeau

Pittsfield Mosquito Control Program Sees Opposition
"We can't go outside. I am begging you to come spray those neighborhoods." — Sharon Shields

Lager, Latin on Tap for Local Faithful
"For me, the music is most appealing, the ability to sing the old chants. Some go back 700 or 800 years." — Darel Paul

Lanesborough Reviving Solar Array Idea
"With the last solar project, only one company responded formally and we basically just broke even." — Robert Ericson

Topia Arts Center Given Fundraising Extension
"If people want the summer home where they can listen to the Boston Symphony Orchestra when they visit there needs to be support." — William Kolis

Clarksburg Town Administrator Off to Running Start
"I've got a full court press on to get this squared away." — Carl McKinney

Pittsfield Passes Revamped Smoking Laws
"Youth cigar use has surpassed the adult smoking prevalence rates." — James Wilusz

Lanesborough's Putnam Road Culvert Being Reconstructed

Classical Beat: Interview with BSO Guest Conductor Honeck
"No recording can do that justice. You must be there to hear this music in the moment." — Manfred Honeck

Mount Greylock School Committee to Feature One November Race
There are two seats for Lanesborough residents and three for Williamstown residents to be decided when voters of the two towns go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Adams Town Administrator Search Committee Organizes
"It is what it is and why spend time attracting people we are going to find out this is not the job they want," Melito said.

Lanesborough Moving Forward With PCTV Running Station
"We need to get the information out there to the public if we want to let people know what we are doing." — Robert Ericson

Adams Business Owners Air Concerns on Park Street Project
"This is a very important public conversation about a project that's going to affect all our lives for a few months." — Jonathan Butler

Hearing on Bianchi Complaint Adjourns After Disruption
"I am a party to this ongoing investigation because Mayor Bianchi has bullied me also." — Craig Gaetani

Rivera Has Hopes for Broadway After WTF 'Visit'
"When I first heard the score, I just leapt." — Chita Rivera

Berkshire Museum To Host Smithsonian Spark!Lab
"Here we are, Berkshire Museum here in Pittsfield, Mass., having these tremendous connections with the Smithsonian." — Lesley Beck

Space Is Top Concern In Picking Pittsfield School Building Project
"It was pretty clear that that would be the preferred option at this point." — Carl Franceschi

Adams Selectmen Put Residency Requirement in Administrator Ad
"Someone would have to make a pretty convincing argument to me for me to waive their residency requirement." — Jeffrey Snoonian

Major Demolition Nearly Complete for North Adams School Project
"The bottom line is we are in good shape as far as we have not impacted any critical items." — Daniel Daisy

North Adams Second-Graders Drilled in Emergency Skills
"These kids will know how to take care of their friends until the ambulance arrives." — Amalio Jusino

Cold Case Expert Offers Thoughts on Unsolved Local Murders
"There are no mystical solutions. It's really, really tedious work." — Sarah L. Stein

Adams Board Replaces Town Administrator Search Committee Member
"It's a difficult thing to do frankly, but I thought it was the right thing for the town and the right thing for the search committee." — Arthur "Skip" Harrington

Berkshire All-Stars Fall Short in Bay State Games Finale
"I think the biggest thing is these kids came out here just wanting to prove they can play." ;mdash; Matthew Ward

Washington Mountain Road Dedicated To Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans
"This sign will be a constant memory for me and all of the people who travel here about the sacrifices they made." — Rep. Smitty Pignatelli

Preservation Officials Tour Berkshire Courthouse Restoration
"When we're all done, this building is going to look a lot more like it did in 1876." — Michael Mucci

Former Waverly Mill in Adams Hosting 'Mill Children' Exhibit
"We think the space is phenomenal, and a lot of people have been getting excited about it." — Gail Sellers

Great Barrington, Sheffield Awarded $803K in Block Grants
"This grant builds on several years of planning investments by the town of Great Barrington and Housatonic in particular." — Sean Stanton

Pittsfield Launching Downtown Ambassador Program
"It made sense to partner with the Berkshire Community College's criminal justice program to address the Quality of Life committee's request." — Daniel Bianchi

High Bids Halt Plans for McCann Nursing Addition
"We aren't going to build the building, but we will keep the process alive and look for alternative locations." — James Brosnan

Bond Bill Includes $5M for Greylock Glen Education Center
"It's a huge step forward that will hopefully create the energy to have even more things happen." — Jonathan Butler

Clarksburg Enters New Fiscal Year With Optimism
"I'm optimistic and I don't even know why." — Mark Denault

Director Takes Leap at Williamstown Theatre Festival
"I always had a romantic vision of working in Williamstown." — Kathleen Marshall

Hoosac Harvest Members Open Gardens for Annual Tour
"This money goes directly to trying to feed your neighbors, and I think that is a worthy cause." — Lee Venolia

Pittsfield Questions DPW and Utilities Management
"The existing organizational charts do not match up to what was being proposed in 2010 by Mayor Ruberto." — Barry Clairmont

Williamstown Housing Trust Finalizes Homeowner Assistance Plan
"It's in their interest and our interest but, most importantly, in the potential homeowners' interests to know about this opportunity." — Chairman Thomas Sheldon

Pittsfield Board Approves Expanded Uses For Shire City Sanctuary
"We basically want to expand the special permit to include many different issues that may come along." — Chris Swindlehurst

MassDOT Purchases Berkshire Line for Passenger Rail
"Studies have shown that a Berkshire County rail connection to New York City would be a winner." — Richard A. Davey

Williamstown-Lanesborough Tri-District Back on Track
"I'm pleased that Union 71 seems to be stabilizing." — Chris Dodig

Lenox Says Google Ad Campaign Is Generating Tourism
"It is much better data than we'd get if we put an ad in The New York Times." — Kevin Sprague

Fuls Named to Mount Greylock School Committee
"Seeing that Mr. Fuls is here and has answered questions, I'm going to vote for Mr. Fuls." — Adam Filson

View All
Polka Picnic 2014
Adams residents enjoyed traditional Polish food and music...
Mingo's Sports Bar & Grill...
Over 50 cars packed into the Mingo's Sports Bar & Grill...
BYP Networking at Naumkeag
The Berkshire Young Professionals met at the historic...
Pittsfield Shakespeare...
Pittsfield's Shakespeare in the Park free performances at...
Lanesborough Kids Fire Camp...
Lanesborough Fire Department held its annual Kids Fire Camp...
Lanesborough Fire Drill
The Lanesborough Fire Department trains on basement fires...
Pittsfield Polish Picnic
Crowds lined up for golabki and kapusta at the annual...
North Adams Kids Emergency...
The North Adams 21st Century Community Learning Center...
Gather-in Festival 2014
The 42nd annual Gather-In festival was held at Pitt Park in...
BFAIR Mini-Golf Fundraiser
Berkshire Family and Individual Resources held its annual...
Lanesborough Seeds of Harmony...
Bradly Farm in...
Hinsdale Block Party
The Hinsdale Fire Department hosted its annual block party...
Arrowhead Country Craft Fair
Arrowhead, Herman Melville's home in Pittsfield, is hosting...
Pittsfield 3rd Thursday July...
Shakespeare was the theme for this month's 3rd Thursday...
State Little League:...
Pittsfield South defeats Holden, 3-2, in the state...
Live On The Lake Concert
Greylock Band played at Burbank Park on Onota Lake in...
Polka Picnic 2014
Adams residents enjoyed traditional Polish food and music...
Mingo's Sports Bar & Grill...
Over 50 cars packed into the Mingo's Sports Bar & Grill...
BYP Networking at Naumkeag
The Berkshire Young Professionals met at the historic...
Pittsfield Shakespeare...
Pittsfield's Shakespeare in the Park free performances at...
Lanesborough Kids Fire Camp...
Lanesborough Fire Department held its annual Kids Fire Camp...
| Home | A & E | Business | Community News | Dining | Real Estate | Schools | Sports & Outdoors | Berkshires Weather | Weddings
Advertise | Recommend This Page | Help Contact Us | Privacy Policy| User Agreement is owned and operated by: Boxcar Media 102 Main Street, North Adams, MA 01247 -- T. 413-663-3384 F.413-664-4251
© 2000 Boxcar Media LLC - All rights reserved