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Teacher of the Month: Alla Chelukhova

Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School history teacher Alla Chelukhova has been selected as the April Teacher of the Month.

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New England States Seek Funding for Transmission, Energy Storage Infrastructure

Two applications demonstrate continued regional and interregional collaboration on electricity infrastructure to bolster grid reliability and resilience

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MassDOT Extends Public Comment Period for Beyond Mobility

Beyond Mobility plan to help guide MassDOT's decision-making and investments through 2050 Comment period one step in robust public engagement efforts

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Bascom Lodge to Open Memorial Day Weekend

Bascom Lodge will open to overnight guests and visitors on Memorial Day weekend.

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Toy Library Installed at Onota Lake

Feel free to use or leave a toy at Onota Lake's newest infrastructure meant to foster community and benefit kids.

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School Budget Has Cheshire Pondering Prop 2.5 Override

The Board of Selectmen voted to schedule a Proposition 2.5 override vote, a move seen as a precaution to cover funding for the Hoosac Valley Regional School District if an agreement between the school and town cannot be reached.

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@theMarket: Markets Sink as Inflation Stays Sticky, Geopolitical Risk Heightens

Geopolitical risk, inflation, higher for longer, rising bond yields, take your pick. There are several reasons for the stock market sell-off. The bad news for investors is that after a counter-trend bounce, the selling should continue.

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South County Construction Operations

Construction Operations on I-90 Eastbound and Westbound Monday, April 22 through Friday, April 26 Traffic will be allowed through the work zones

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Weekend Outlook: Spring Celebrations, Clean-ups, and More

This spring weekend, there are a variety of events in and around the Berkshires, including Spring Celebrations, music, cleanups, and more.

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Adams Welcomes New Officer; Appoints Housing Authority Board Member

Desroches graduated from the Police Academy on March 22 in the top tier in his class. He's currently in the field training program and assigned to Sgt. Curtis Crane.

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Dalton Planning Board OKs Gravel Company Permit

The hours of operation will remain 7 to 4 p.m. The commission approved owner Paul Nichols' request to allow trucks to depart the property in either direction.

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Williams College Receives Anonymous $25M Gift to Support Projects

The donors, who wish to remain anonymous, say the gift reflects their desire to not only support Williams but also President Maud S. Mandel's strategic vision and plan for the college.

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The Retired Investor: The Appliance Scam

There seem to be three factors behind the shorter life span of these household goods. Computerization, an increase in the number of individual components that go into each appliance, and the quality of materials overall.

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Williamstown Select Board Talks Dog Park, Short-Term Rentals

The Select Board could be going back to the drawing board on a proposal to designate an area of the Spruces Park for off-leash dogs.

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Flushing of Pittsfield's Water System to Begin

Water mains throughout the city will be flushed, through hydrants, over the upcoming weeks to remove accumulations of pipeline corrosion products.

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Pittsfield Cable Advisory Committee Seeking Input

The committee seeks to gather input and information from a wide variety of residents to gauge their experiences and reactions to the level of service provided by Charter Spectrum, and the impact of Public, Education, and Government ("PEG") access provided by Pittsfield Community Television.

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Pittsfield Kayak Kiosk Proposal Withdrawn After Pushback

Whenever Watersports has withdrawn its proposal for a kayak rental program at Onota Lake.

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Greylock Glen Outdoor Center 90% Complete

Matthew Sturz of owner's project manager Colliers International updated the Selectmen on the project's progress via Zoom on Wednesday.

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Pittsfield Street Improvement Project: April 18-19

On-street parking is prohibited during this work between the hours of 6 a.m.- 6 p.m.

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Pittsfield Woman Dies After Being Rescued From Structure Fire

The woman who was rescued when her home caught fire on Monday has died.

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Man Charged With Child Porn Posts $100K Bail

A Cheshire man charged with numerous counts of child pornography and sexual assault was released on $100,000 cash bail on Tuesday.

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Suspect in High-Speed Adams Chase Arrested

A suspect test-driving a pickup truck who led police on a wild high-speed chase on Tuesday was arrested in Adams early Wednesday morning.

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Arbor Day Celebrations Planned in Pittsfield

Both events will happen rain or shine and light refreshments will be provided.

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Low-Cost School Vacation Events in the Berkshires

Having fun on April vacation doesn't have to break the bank. From baby animals to recreational activities and crafts, there is an array of free or low-cost family events happening across the county this week.

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Car Seat Installation and Inspection Event In Pittsfield

Car seat installations/inspections take about 30-45 minutes and include education on installing the seat, proper use of the seat, and general vehicle safety.

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