Submitting your news

The Eagle welcomes your news items. The Eagle prefers e-mail submissions. Since not all items can be e-mailed, faxes may be sent to (413) 499-3419; news items may also be mailed to The Berkshire Eagle, Attn: News Department, P.O. Box 1171, Pittsfield, MA, 01202.

When e-mailing, keep in mind:

  • Send us news items at least 7 days in advance of the event. The Eagle cannot guarantee publication of items received later than that.

  • Briefer is better. Items of 300 words or less are preferred.

  • In the e-mail subject line, use a two- or three-word description and give a date of the event, if there is one. For instance, Church Spaghetti Supper, Nov. 30.

  • Do not send us attachments; avoid sending HTML-coded text, signature lines and e-mail backgrounds/stationary. Copy and paste the plain text into the body of the e-mail.

  • To send a photo, upload it to www.neni-news.com.

  • When writing your news release, make sure these basic questions are answered: What is it? Who's doing it? When is it? Where is it? Who do readers contact?


To send a letter to the editor:

E-mail your letters to letters@berkshireeagle.com. Faxes may be sent to (413) 499-3419; news items may also be mailed to The Berkshire Eagle, Attn: News Department, P.O. Box 1171, Pittsfield, MA, 01202.

  • The Eagle reserves the right to edit letters for length, style and content.

  • All letters must include the author's address and telephone number.

  • Writers are asked to limit their letters to 400 words in length. Shorter letters have a better chance of being published.

  • The Eagle does not run anonymous letters, form letters or letters seeking funds.

  • Do not send us attachments; avoid sending HTML-coded text, signature lines and e-mail backgrounds/stationary. Copy and paste the plain text into the body of the e-mail.


To send an obituary:

E-mail obituaries to obits@berkshireeagle.com. Faxes may be sent to (413) 499-3419; obits may also be mailed to The Berkshire Eagle, Attn: Obit Department, P.O. Box 1171, Pittsfield, MA, 01202. To send a photo, e-mail it to obits@berkshireeagle.com. Direct obituary questions to (413) 496-6226, Sun - Fri 2 - 7 PM

Sat 1 - 6 PM

  • Questions that arise prior to these times, dial 413-496-6357 weekdays.