City councilors will go through cultural competency and implicit bias training if they want.
The council unanimously approved a petition from Councilors Helen Moon, Donna Todd Rivers, Youth Alive Executive Director Shirley Edgerton, and local NAACP branch President Dennis Powell requesting that all councilors go through the training aimed to help interact effectively with people from all cultures.
Authorities released the name of the victim in Sunday morning's homicide on Edward Avenue.
According to the District Attorney's Office, 18-year-old Jaden Salois, of Dalton, was pronounced dead on the scene. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled the death a homicide.
A proposed cannabis retailer received the local permits needed for a West Street location.
Devin Bajardi and Mark Penna are planning to open Pure Botanicals inside the existing building at 239 West Street. The plan is to use 7,000 square feet in the rear of the industrial building for the discrete location of the retail shop. The plan estimates for nine total employees and limited alterations to the property.
After months of debate and public input at its regular monthly meetings, the panel has crafted two proposals that allow more flexibility to homeowners who want to put a second or third dwelling unit on a residential lot.
After a morning of community service Monday on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, those who took the day on instead of the day off met at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts to recognize local community leader and addiction assistance advocate Kenna Waterman.
A 27-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly stabbing a 34-year-old man on Madison Avenue.
Police say Nakesha Peltier-Tarrance is being charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and is currently being held on $10,000 bail related to the incident Monday morning.
State Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli heard a story in which a police officer witness someone die from an overdose while waiting for an ambulance to arrive.
Not all first responders carry Narcan and Pignatelli believes that if that police department had it, the person could have lived. As this new legislative session starts, Pignatelli has filed a bill to require every first responder in the state to carry the overdose reversal drug.
According to Berkshire Community Action Council, around 8,000 households in Berkshire County apply for LIHEAP (the low-income heating assistance program) every year; across the state, a total of 160,000 residents seek help.
Police are investigating a homicide on Edward Avenue.
Authorities were called to the location shortly after 2 a.m. for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, a man was found with a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead on the scene.
Event organizer Kathy Keeser is encouraging those who can shovel out of their driveways to bundle up warm and head to Venable for warm beverages to start the day before dispersing to off-site activities or joining in those in the gym.
For those who followed my advice last quarter and have remained invested, your paper losses are rapidly disappearing. I expect that, despite continued volatility through March, the second half of the year should see all your losses recouped and I expect further gains after that.
The Parks Commission wants to crack down on off-leash dogs at Kirvin Park.
The park off of Williams Street had long been used by dog owners as a place to let their four-legged friends run off leash. However, dogs are required to be on leash in a city park and the increasing use of the park of dogs has led to problems.