Community

<MORE>
image description

Berkshires Beat: Contest Invites Youths to...

The contest will be open to all children attending public, private or parochial school as well as those who are home-schooled. click for more

image description

North Adams Happenings: Jan. 22-28

February 1 - North Adams Farmers Market Indoor Monthly Market 9AM - 1PM at the Green, 85 Main Street, Suite 105. Baked goods, preserves, jams, honey, syrup, eggs, cheeses, and meats! We accept SNAP and double benefits up to $15 per market!We also accept, HIP, credit, debit, and cash. More... click for more

image description

Housing, Jobs and Transportation Top County Needs

Food insecurity, housing, child care, education, financial literacy, and substance abuse were among the subjects of the poverty forum sponsored by the Berkshire Community Action Council and hosted at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts on Friday morning. click for more

image description

Pittsfield ZBA Continues Seymour Street Marijuana...

The brief meeting on Wednesday was to act on the request of proposed indoor marijuana cultivators who asked to continue the hearing until February. click for more

image description

Arrest Made in Adams Gas Station Armed Robbery

A North Adams man was arrested over the weekend for the armed robbery of the Mobil Gas Station on Dec. 26, 2019. click for more

image description

North Berkshire MLK Committee Recognizes Adams...

This year's awardee is Adams Selectman James "Jim" Bush, whose name will join his 26 predecessors on the plaque. click for more

image description

No One Injured in Readsboro Roll Over

A New York City man avoided injury when his Infiniti rolled over on Route 8 on Monday morning. click for more

image description

Williamstown Planning Board Weighing New Pot Bylaw

The Planning Board last week heard from several residents who want it to prohibit outdoor production of marijuana in the language of an updated bylaw the board intends to send to May's annual town meeting. click for more

image description

Pittsfield City Councilor Brings 16 Petitions to...

Newly elected Ward 7 Councilor Anthony Maffuccio started his term with a slate of 16 petitions ranging from simple municipal updates to new initiatives. click for more


image description

Veteran Spotlight: Marine Cpl. Keil Did Tour in...

Mitchell Keil served his country from 2006 to 2010 in the Marine Corps. A graduate of Wahconah Regional High School in Dalton, he was sent to basic training at the famed Parris Island in North Carolina.

image description

Pittsfield Public Works Subcommittee Recommend...

The proposed five-year dual stream contract with the DEP and WM Recycle America would designate the Springfield Materials Recycling Facility as the city's recycling processing facility as it has done for the past two decades.

image description

Williamstown Told to Monitor Sewer Inflow

The town has been issued an administrative consent order from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection to comply with federal standards.

image description

Adams Looks to Spur Development Through Zoning...

The initiative to revamp the town's zoning practices is another effort to stem the rise of property taxes and lessen the financial burden on homeowners.

image description

10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival Returns in February

The expanded 9th annual 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival returns to cure those winter blues this February with a new emphasis on outdoor recreation.

image description

Mount Greylock Committee Meets Award Winners,...

The Renzi Award, first given in 1986, honors the legacy of former teacher, principal and superintendent Helen Renzi.

image description

Pittsfield Receives Insurance Grant to Inspect...

The city received a $10,000 grant from the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association to inspect all playgrounds and provide inspection trainings.

image description

The Independent Investor: Can We Afford 4 More...

After almost three years of threats, bluster and on-again-off-again tariffs, we are right back where we were before Donald Trump was elected.

image description

BHS, Williams College Collaborate on Retail...

The Williamstown Apothecary is scheduled to open in early spring, following the completion of renovations to the property being undertaken by Berkshire Health Systems and municipal permitting.

image description

Holiday Hours: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is being celebrated Monday, Jan. 20.

image description

Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Jan. 17-23

Berkshire Community College honors one of America's greatest heroes by giving back to the community at its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event, taking place in the Connector building at BCC's main campus on Monday, Jan. 20 and co-sponsored by the NAACP-Berkshire County Branch.

image description

Williamstown Parks & Rec Committee Delivers Its...

Among the more ambitious suggestions from the committee is to designate a town employee to "curate, prioritize and advance this work," a step that would have clear implications for the town's budget.

image description

North Adams Mayor Updates Council on Public Safety...

Blue tarps had become a permanent part of the decor at the public safety building over the years. The aged structure's leaky roof has posed a danger to first responders and their very expensive equipment.

image description

Cheshire Looks For Options For Road, Building...

Selectwoman Michelle Francesconi raised the issue of the fire station, which recently had its roof repaired but is now experiencing some heating issues.

image description

Snow on the Way; Preview for Southern Vermont on...

The National Weather Service's Albany, N.Y., has issued the advisory beginning Wednesday at 10 p.m. through Thursday at 7 p.m. Snowfall across much of Vermont could reach 3 to 5 inches with more expected in the higher elevations, along with gusty winds.

image description

Adams Moving Forward With Tobacco Cap

The Board of Health plans to move forward with capping tabaco permits in town even after some push back from a selectman.

image description

North Adams City Council Seeking Legal Opinion on...

Councilors voted unanimously to send a request from Councilors Jason LaForest and Marie T. Harpin to test the viability of the repainted art to the General Government Committee with the amendment it would formulate questions for the city solicitor.

image description

Pittsfield City Council May Reconsider...

Councilors Helen Moon, Keven Morandi, and Chris Connell voted against the assignments and asked Council President Peter Marchetti to reconsider his selections.

image description

Barrett Tells Williamstown Select Board Rail...

Barrett stopped by the panel's twice-monthly meeting to give an update on a variety of legislative issues, and he said transportation generally is perhaps the No. 1 area where the state action can benefit the Berkshires.

image description

Pittsfield Man Sentenced for Domestic Assault...

Judge Jennifer Tyne sentenced Andrew Rossetti, 32, of Pittsfield to 2 1/2 years at the Berkshire County House of Correction on a single count of intimidation of a witness.

iBerkshires.com Text Ads

SW Vermont Medical Center

Southwestern Vermont Health Care is a comprehensive health care Hospital. Located in Bennington, VT

https:

Trustco Bank

Your Hometown Bank! Four Convenient Locations. Pittsfield, Lee, Gt Barrington. Hometown in every way

www.trustcobank.com

Whitneys Farm Market Deli

Subs, Sandwiches, Homemade Salads, Meats & Cheeses, Prepared Meals, Bakery, Grocery & Produce.

www.whitneysfarm.com

Berkshire Snapshot

<MORE>