|Dalton Traffic Commission Adds Support to Infrastructure Ask
The project had been fully engineered and slated to be part of a previous federal road project completed in 2018, but was deleted from the final draft. Boyle has pointed out that the way the current sidewalk ends at the bridge is unsafe for pedestrians.
Hasty, Johnson Elected to Williamstown Select Board
Wade Hasty and Jeffrey Johnson were elected to the Select Board on Tuesday in a high-turnout election.
Lenox Community Center Summer Program Registration
Registration for Lenox residents is open until May 14.
Snub by Select Board Leads to Resignation on Williamstown Equity Committee
Bilal Ansari later said he would reconsider and pray on his decision about whether to continue with the Diversity, Inclusion and Racial Equity Committee after he received an apology from the vice chair of the Select Board.
Lenox Garden Club Announces Winner Of Garden Club Of America's Hull Award
As director of Mass Audubon West's network of 18 wildlife sanctuaries, which includes Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Lenox, Ms. Cushing-Gop is the driving force behind the successful Berkshire Environmental Literacy Program, a core component of environmental education for elementary students in western Massachusetts.
Mill Town Prepares for Future Skyline Entertainment
Tim Burke of Mill Town, who purchased the former country club for $750,000 earlier this year, told the Selectmen on Monday that while most of the property will be devoted to the planned installation of solar fields, the plan is to reintroduce the main building "for events consistent with the club's previous usage."
Berkshire County Remains In Mild Drought Conditions
Conditions have improved in the Northeast and Southeast Regions of the Commonwealth, and declared Level 0-Normal Conditions in each region while the Western, Connecticut River Valley, Central, and Cape Cod Regions remain at a Level 1-Mild Drought, unchanged from last month.
North Adams Glamping Project Moving Forward Under New Owner
He said the plan was to develop 48 sites as outlined in the original permit but that there may be some modifications of the placement of some buildings in the plans, for which he would come back before the board.
New Adams Building Owner Restores, Returns Bar Sign to Family
Sheerin said he did his own research on the building and right away realized how important the former watering hole was to the community.
Williamstown Names Interim Police Chief; Process Sparks Committee Member's Resignation
That committee's role was called into question on Monday when one of the residents appointed to serve announced on Facebook that she was resigning over concerns with the process that led to Ziemba's appointment.
North Adams Schools Fully Open Beginning Next Week
High school seniors will be returning to classrooms full time beginning next week on May 17, following the return of Grades 7 and 8 on April 28.
MCLA Innovation & Entrepreneurship Challenge Announces Three Winners
MCLA President James F. Birge announced the winners in a video on Friday, May 7.
Greylock and Credit Union of the Berkshires Agree to Merger
With final approval of the merger, Greylock will assume CUB's nearly $23 million in assets.
North Adams Annual Water System Flushing
The annual flushing will begin in the Phelps Avenue area and the western part of the City. And a second crew will begin in the High Street area.
Pittsfield Smoothie Shop Opening 2nd Location on North Street
The downtown branch will crank out juices and smoothies at 48 North St., the former Brooklyn's Best. It is a 650-square-foot space that owner Jonathan Vella said he has always loved because "it is that tiny perfect little hole in the wall."
Adams Plans Late June Susan B. Anthony Dedication
The town is planning for a late June celebration to unveil the Susan B. Anthony statue and the renovated town common.
Pittsfield Health Board Sets Cell Tower Forum Without DPH Aid
Local health officials are "disappointed" with the state Department of Health for backing out of an investigation of health concerns related to a Verizon cell tower at 877 South St.
Regional Planning Commission Gives Feedback on 2020 Census Change
BRPC's Executive Committee unanimously approved the document on Thursday, which includes concerns for proposals that will eliminate Great Barrington and Lee/Lenox as urban clusters and reclassify the urban area of Pittsfield.
Berkshire Humane Society: How to Tell a Stray From an Outdoor Cat
With warm weather on the horizon, residents are bound to see more cats roaming their neighborhoods, many of whom are outdoor cats just going about their daily routine.
Pittsfield Fire Destroys Linden Street Apartment
The cause of the fire at 78 Linden St. is still under investigation. The second-floor incurred heavy fire, smoke and water damage; the first-floor apartment has "moderate" damage.
Williamstown Historical Museum Hosts 'Baseball in the Berkshires' Exhibit
Since its beginnings in the barn at Herman Melville's Arrowhead in Pittsfield, the exhibit has called Lanesborough, Lee, Lenox, North Adams, Stockbridge and Dalton home.
Pittsfield 4th of July Parade Canceled Again
On Friday morning, Mayor Linda Tyer delivered "breaking news" that the parade will be canceled this year for the second time since 1977. It was also canceled last year due to the novel coronavirus.
Vigil Scheduled for Murdered Trans Activist Jahaira DeAlto
A candlelight vigil to honor her life and legacy of Jahaira DeAlto is being held Saturday at 5 p.m. at Pontoosuc Park.
BCC Announces Virtual Info Sessions for Criminal Justice and Human Services Programs
The program will begin with opening remarks from Dr. Laurie Gordy, Dean of the Humanities and Behavioral & Social Sciences Division.
Q&A: Williamstown Barn Restoration Moving to Next Phase
Babcock is in Williamstown this month removing a 19th-century barn from a property on Green River Road (Route 43). In the not-too-distant future, he will be back in town putting the same barn back together on the property of the Williamstown Historical Museum.
Mass MoCA Readies for Summer Restaurant, Season
The Mass MoCA Commission on Wednesday approved the seasonal restaurant to occupy the former Gramercy space, specifically the courtyard near the museum entrance. The restaurant would operate from Memorial Day until some time September.
Flushing of Pittsfield's Water System Week 3 Begins May 10
Water mains throughout the city will be flushed through hydrants to remove accumulations of pipeline corrosion products. Mains will be flushed Monday through Friday each week, except holidays, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Adams Aiming for Summer Reopening of Public Buildings
Town Administrator Jay Green told the Select Board on Wednesday that although he does not foresee completely opening until the summer, he thought it was time to start planning.
Images Presents Annual 'Fresh Fest' on Food, Farming
Produced by Images Cinema, in collaboration with Storey Publishing and the Williams College Center for Environmental Studies, this annual film festival explores the ways farming and food culture impacts our lives in rich and varied ways, and makes links to local farmers and food producers.
Eagle Newspaper Group Sells Off Vermont Publications
The sale consists of dailies Brattleboro Reformer and Bennington Banner, the weekly Manchester Journal and the 3-year-old award-winning UpCountry, a bi-monthly magazine.
Four Ward Races Open in Pittsfield Election
Four ward councilors have announced that they will not seek re-election, leaving space for new leadership in those areas and a changeup of at least a third of the council November.
Pittsfield's New Road Bridge to Reopen Friday
The bridge was closed on Feb. 26, 2020, to allow crews to replace the existing bridge and upgrade existing utilities.
Williams College Celebrates Staff Members on Annual Appreciation Day
The day is an opportunity for community members to offer thanks to the staff whose contributions uphold the college's functionality and excellence.
Williamstown Fire District Officials Respond to Budget Questions
The committee that governs the town's fire district Wednesday finalized the fiscal year 2022 budget request it will send to voters later this month.
Adams Fire Department Lowers Membership Age
Fire Chief John Pansecchi said with recruitment numbers dipping into the 20s and less availability among current members, the Alert Hose Company is trying to open its doors to a younger generation.
North Adams FY22 School Budget Draft Leans on Federal Funding
The draft plan presented to the School Committee on Tuesday is also level-funded and includes no cutbacks. The appropriation would be the same as this year: $17,769,074.
Pittsfield Officials Pick Taconic Grad for Empty School Committee Seat
Slaughter is the Central Massachusetts regional director for U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and as a Pittsfield native has "strong relationships with several children, families, elected officials, and community leaders in the city."
BART Announces Upcoming Enrollment Deadline
The next enrollment deadline for the 2020-2021 school year for grades 6 - 10 is Thursday, May 13, 2021, at 12:00 p.m.
'Stop Telling Women to Smile' Author Speaks on Street Harassment
"Stop Telling Women to Smile" — her debut book — was released in February 2020 and uses visual art and storytelling narratives to address the daily oppressive experiences of marginalized people.
1Berkshire Youth Leadership Program Class of 2021 Commencement
Having completed the entirety of this 10-month leadership program, 31 students shared the products of their collective impact projects with attending family, friends, and regional leaders, and were recognized for their program completion.
Pittsfield Farmers Market To Open In Person
The opening of the outdoor season kicks off on Saturday, May 15. It will run weekly, rain or shine, from 9am to 1pm in the First Street Common through Oct. 9.
Pittsfield Boards to Select School Committee Replacement
In accordance with the city charter, both committee and council will meet Wednesday at 6 p.m. to vote on a replacement to complete the last months of Powell's four-year term.
Williamstown DIRE Committee Questions Lack of Response from Select Board
The Select Board last summer created what became the Diversity, Inclusion and Racial Equity Committee as an advisory panel. Members of that panel this week questioned why the Select Board has not appeared willing to consider the advice the DIRE Committee has provided.
Pittsfield O&R Plans Remote Public Participation Beyond Pandemic
Not yet ready to settle on a final plan, the Ordinance and Rules subcommittee unanimously voted to table a petition from Ward 1 Councilor Helen Moon requesting that city and council continue to offer a virtual and call-in option beyond COVID-19 for all public meetings.
Pittsfield Residents Bring Chicken Complaint to Council Committee
Ward 2 residents are going up against a flock of chickens that are reportedly disturbing abutters with sanitation concerns.
Proposed BRTA Route Changes
BRTA does encourage feedback and questions regarding the proposed service changes
'Nosh Box' Takeout Fundraiser Supports Pittsfield Schools
The Pittsfield Education Foundation is hosting a takeout-to-donate event called "Food for Thought" to benefit students and teachers of the Pittsfield Public Schools. This is the organization's fourth annual fundraising event and it has a goal of raising $10,000.
MCLA MBA Program Presents 'Friday Focus' Panel
ll events will take place virtually, and are free and open to the public. This event will also be streamed to the MCLA Facebook page and will be archived on the MCLA YouTube channel for later viewing.
BCC Student Selected for Commonwealth’s '29 Who Shine' Program
Berkshire Mantiques Owner Aims to Create Lanesborough 'Destination'
After struggling to reopen and make it work at his first location for a few months, Joe Prince switched gears and went bigger, one town over.