Prison rules
Do prisons need tighter security measures put in place?
(Ben Garver — The Berkshire Eagle)
Pittsfield Mayor Daniel Bianchi launches bid for re-election

PITTSFIELD — Looking to double his stay in City Hall, Mayor Daniel L. Bianchi officially declared his re-election campaign on Monday.

Bianchi has won back-to-back two-year terms — the last on uncontested in 2013 — but now he is seeking Pittsfield's first-ever four-year term under the revised city charter voters approved two years ago. Full Story

Pittsfield Police log for Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28

Saturday, June 27 9:32 a.m.: Police arrest Kevin Yaniel Figueroa-Santos, 24, of North Street, Pittsfield on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Full Story
(Scott Stafford — The Berkshire Eagle)
Net metering caps blacking out solar development in the Berkshires

BOSTON — While people and businesses that elect to install solar photovoltaic panels do see a benefit from net metering, the utility grid and society in general benefit more.

Photo Gallery | Solar caps halt development of large solar farms in much of Massachusetts Full Story

(Howard Herman - The Berkshire Eagle)
Bernie Carbo connects in North Adams

1970s Red Sox standout greets fans, meets with SteepleCats
NORTH ADAMS -- The Boston Red Sox may have won three World Series championships since the turn of the century, but it seems as if a team that lost in the Fall Classic is the one that is nearest and dearest to the hearts of baseball fans in New England. Full Story
Josh Garran's pitching leads SteepleCats past Vermont
MONTPELIER, VT. — When the North Adams SteepleCats walked off of Joe Wolfe Field after scoring 13 runs in a Sunday-night win, manager Mike Armstrong said he was a bit concerned that a blowout win might negatively impact the team the next night. Full Story