image description

Adams' Fallen Heroes Banners Line Park Street

"Banners for Fallen Heroes" is the endeavor of George Haddad and Selectman James Bush, who worked with volunteers and American Legion Post 160 to honor those from Adams who died in service for their country.

image description

Pittsfield City Council Recognizes Environmentalist

Before breaking into the evening's business Tuesday, the council took a moment to recognize the executive director of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team.

image description

Northern Berkshire Coalition Recognizes Good Works

Instead of congregating for breakfast and speeches and recognitions, Executive Director Amber Besaw turned to another model of neighborly engagement for the group's 33rd annual meeting.

image description

Pittsfield Recognizes Boys Who Tried to Help Swimmer

But first-responders said the 16-year-old was loud and clear on June 23 when he called 911 to report the emergency.

image description

Child Care Leader Recognized by State Women's Commission

For her decades of devotion to children and families throughout Berkshire County, Nemetz-Carlson was recognized Wednesday as a member of the 2020 Class of Commonwealth Heroines by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women.

image description

Richardson Recognized Twice During MCLA's Athletic Celebration

Megan Richardson wrapped up two year-ending honors Tuesday as the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts celebrated its 2019-20 student-athletes.

image description

Pittsfield Honors Couple's Efforts Promoting Sports & Literacy

Mayor Linda Tyer read a proclamation honoring community leaders Manny and Vanessa Slaughter, who were awarded the Black Excellence on the Hill Award by the Black and Latino Caucus in Boston earlier this month.

image description

Bay State Games Recognizes 'Berkshire Heroes'

Bay State Games presented the Berkshire Hero Award on Saturday evening to two staunch supporters of the annual Winter Games.

image description

Neighborlies Celebrate Good Deeds in North County

The Northern Berkshire Community Coaltion's Neighborlies Awards was event the largest so far in more than a decade or longer.

image description

Brien Center Honors Two at Annual UNICO Dinner

Sutton led an itinerant childhood under the thumb of his alcoholic, abusive biological father. After shuttling between Massachusetts and the state of Florida, he was barely able to make it to the 11th grade before quitting in the first week.

image description

BCArc Honors Individuals, Staff at 65th Annual Meeting

Berkshire County ARC looked back at its accomplishments over the last year at its 65th annual meeting Friday morning at the Berkshire Hills Country Club. But for one recognition, it went way back - 65 years, in fact, to the founding of BCArc in 1954.

image description

Lanesborough Selectmen in Talks to Buy New Gravel Bed

The town is considering buying a new gravel bed on Ore Bed Road. Town officials have been in talks with Dennis Condron about purchasing a piece of property across from the town's landfill. Selectman Henry "Hank" Sayers said the property has about 50,000 yards of gravel in the lot while the town's current landfill is nearly empty.

image description

Berkshire Business Interns Recognized for Summer Efforts

The Berkshire Business Interns, winnowed from more than 500 applications this past spring, worked in 20 different organizations, businesses and municipalities throughout the county this summer. About two-thirds hail from the Berkshires.

image description

Dalton Fire Dedicates New Engine, Honors Member's Heroic Effort

On Sunday, the department held a ceremony recognizing both the history and the future. The firefighters dedicated their new Engine 1 to the only Dalton firefighter to die while on duty and presented a Medal of Valor to a current firefighter for his role in saving a woman's life last month.

image description

Adams Celebrates Important Local Women, Displays 'First Ladies' Quilt

Committee unveiled the "First Ladies Quilt" and Wall of Recognition at Town Hall on Friday evening with small reception.

image description

Library's Growing Melville Collection Recognized as Literary Landmark

For Herman Melville's 200th birthday, the Berkshire Athenaeum is being recognized as a literary landmark and its Melville collection is growing this fall. "For over 75 years the Berkshire Athenaeum has been the home of the largest collection of Melville family, personal memorabilia in the world as well as one of the largest research collections available for scholarly research," said Kathy Reilly, who heads the local history department.

image description

Coalition Celebrates Another Year of Building Community

Parts of that hole, however, could be filled by the inspiring and uplifting words of the speakers who came to the podium on Friday to share what the idea of "building community" the theme of the meeting, complete with a Lego brick motif and cake meant to them.

image description

BCAC Celebrates Accomplishments at Annual Meeting

Nancy Wagman, the Kids Count director of the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, gave a presentation to the more than 100 guests gathered at Berkshire Hills Country Club on Friday that went back in time to show when and how poverty started winning the war that President Lyndon Johnson declared on it in the 1960s.

image description

North Adams Superintendent Honored by Peers

Superintendent of Schools Barbara Malkas has been recognized by her peers for her professional accomplishment and her advocacy for students.

image description

Downtown Pittsfield Inc. Celebrates Successes at Annual Meeting

Something new, something old, and something colorful. The awards given out at Downtown Pittsfield Inc.'s annual meeting this year represented a range of what has been happening in the downtown, whether that be the efforts of those behind Berkshire Pride Festival which brings nearly a thousand people to the common or Carr Hardware's 90 years of business to the First Friday Arts Walk that continually drives foot traffic.

image description

Pittsfield Police Honors Good Work, Promotions, Retirements

In November, officers were sent to Cherry Street for a call of suspicious activity. The officers received information about a potential vehicle but nothing was immediately in the area. Officer John Virgilio kept it in mind and later in the day he saw it. The officer tracked it down and with Officers Edward Pezze, Michael Lupisella, Michael Silver, and Matthew Killeen. There were four individuals from Springfield in the vehicle, one had an arrest warrant, and search of the car found a firearm

image description

Adams Hires Officer, Recognizes Departing Board Members

The town welcomed new Police Officer Christopher Whitney and recognized two departing members of the School Committee and Planning Board for their many years of service.

image description

Northern Berkshire United Way Presents Spirit of Caring Awards

Tracy Rougeau McConnell was presented the Spirit of the Future Award; Dianne Cutillo and Bernie Pinsonnault with the Spirit of Community Award; and Specialty Minerals Inc. the Campaign of the Year award and its longtime campaign coordinator Leon "Butch" Parrott was recognized.

image description

Northern Berkshire United Way Holding Annual Awards Celebration

The celebration will recognizes individuals in the community for their length and breadth of service to Northern Berkshire United Way, its network, and the overall Northern Berkshire community.

image description

Adams Selectmen Honor Champion Hoosac Girls Basketball Team

The Selectmen honored the entire team before their usual meeting Wednesday and presented the players and coaches with certificates marking their historic 66-49 victory over St. Mary's of Lynn on Saturday.

More Stories