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Pittsfield Subcommittee OKs $230K for Excess Asphalt Costs

The finance subcommittee on Tuesday authorized the transfer of $230,000 from the Public Works Stabilization Account to the Department of Public Services for inflated costs of liquid asphalt.

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Berkshires In Normal Drought Conditions

Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Beth Card announced that Western Mass remains in a level 0 normal drought condition.

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@theMarket: Investors Await Inflation Data

From a macroeconomic point of view, it seems to me that we are a long way from achieving the Fed's target rate of 2 percent inflation. The economy, while slowing, is still growing and employment remains healthy. A recession seems certain, but so far elusive. This is not good news for a central bank that needs economic demand to slacken in its fight against inflation.

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FEMA Awards Over $5M to Mass National Guard for COVID-19 Response

The $5,080,750 Public Assistance grant will reimburse the Massachusetts National Guard for the cost of providing medical staff and setting up temporary hospitals to handle COVID patients between March and September 2020.

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Pittsfield's A.J. Enchill Appointed to Healey-Driscoll Transition Committee

Berkshire County will have representation on the Healey-Driscoll administration's transition committee that deals with the workforce and economy.

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Berkshire Holiday Retail, Craft Market Set Saturday

On Saturday, the first annual Berkshire Holiday Retail and Craft Market will take place at the Stationery Factory on 63 Flansburg Ave.

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Series of Unexpected Moments: Making of The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow.

The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow is a product of little coincidental moments that all added up to create something that you wouldn't expect to work but did and made something entirely unique, Keane said.

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The Retired Investor: Time to Rebuild the Strategic Petroleum Reserve?

My reasoning centers on a handful of geopolitical events that could send oil prices soaring in the first week of December. To understand how important the SRP might be in that case, one needs to know more about the Biden administration's use of the SRP since 2021.

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Passport to Downtown Pittsfield Seeks to Support Small Businesses

Downtown Pittsfield Inc. is celebrating Small Business Saturday with a "Passport to Downtown Pittsfield" event in an effort to support local businesses.

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Pittsfield COVID Rates Remain Low for Thanksgiving

The city for the most part remains on the downward trend from two fall COVID-19 surges as the region enters the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

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Berkshire Humane Society's Catwalk Boutique Reopens in Lenox

The Catwalk Boutique in Lenox opened on Nov. 17 in its newest location at 51 Church St. It's the third time this Berkshire Humane Society benefit store has opened since 2018.

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North Adams Annual Food Drive

This year's drive will seek to re-stock the shelves of the Northern Berkshire Interfaith Action Initiative's Al Nelson Friendship Center Food Pantry.

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Five Fire Companies Respond to Thanksgiving Fire in Adams

The second floor of the century-old building at 16-18 Richmond was fully involved when firefighters arrived shortly after 9:30 a.m.

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Happy Thanksgiving from iBerkshires.com

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Oh Be Thankful Pie Auction Raises Funds for Food Pantry, Humane Society

After all, it's been two years since the students and staff at Gabriel Abbott Memorial School in Florida have whipped up delectable desserts designed to entice community members to part with their dough.

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Berkshire Humane: 100 Cats for the Holidays

This is the 9th year the shelter has received an award to support 100 Cats for the Holidays, a low-cost spay and neuter initiative.

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Berkshire County Sees a Flock of Thanksgiving Eve Events

The night before Thanksgiving, has become a popular bar night for adults largely because people are home for the holiday.

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Warmer Temperatures Return for Thanksgiving

On Thursday, Nov. 24, Thanksgiving temperatures are expected to reach the high 40s.

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North Adams City Council Narrowly OKs Lower Tax Shift

The City Council on Tuesday split on the city's tax classification to vote to 5-4 to set a commercial shift of 1.715.

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Berkshire Planning Commission Talks Housing, Workforce Advocacy

He pointed out that Gov.-elect Maura Healey and Lt. Gov.-elect Kim Driscoll have announced the formation of transition policy committees and said it is important to advocate for county priorities when Healey and Driscoll take office.

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Former North Adams Dry Cleaning Building Demolished

The city took possession of the former dry cleaning shop in 2019 as part of a portfolio of properties transferred by the now-dissolved Housing Opportunities Inc. That process took several years because of site testing and over concerns of liabilities for cleanup.

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Holiday Events and Tree Lightings 2022

'Tis the season to be merry and bright. Planning a holiday event? Let us know at iberkshires.com. Visit our Holiday Bazaars and Craft Fairs list for holiday craft fairs.

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Pittsfield Police Investigating Onota St. Shooting Incident

Police said do one was injured during the incident. Ballistic evidence was found at the scene.

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89 South in Pittsfield Offers Community Events

The organization has a variety of programs aimed at expanding participants' experiences.

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Harvest Festivals and Craft Fairs 2022

Have an event to add? Email us at info@iberkshires.com.

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