Scott Stafford — The Berkshire Eagle
11/28/2015 09:39 AM EST - WILLIAMSTOWN >> The Church Council of the First Congregational Church has elected to divest its $2.   Full Story
Correspondence from Alexander Ciccolo's detention may be used in trial
11/27/2015 08:20 PM EST - SPRINGFIELD >> Letters and phone calls from Alexander Ciccolo while in custody may be used as evidence in his upcoming trial, according to court documents. Full Story

Ben Garver — The Berkshire Eagle
11/28/2015 09:36 AM EST - LEE >> Driven by savings of 40 percent and up, atypically warm weather for late November, and free goodies like chocolates, shoppers of all ages flocked by the thousands to the Berkshires' main buyers' paradise — Lee Premium Outlets — on America's consumer holiday, Black Friday.   Full Story
James Mooney, 84, remembered for contributions to Pittsfield, Boys & Girls Club
11/27/2015 05:13 PM EST - PITTSFIELD >> Friends remembered James John Mooney as a city original — a Boys & Girls Club lifer who exemplified selfless living. Full Story

11/27/2015 06:55 PM EST - LANESBOROUGH >> An apparently accidental Thanksgiving evening fire left no one injured but caused about $100,000 in damage.   Full Story
Founding members sworn into inaugural North Adams Public Arts Commission
11/27/2015 05:05 PM EST - NORTH ADAMS >> In a city whose buildings and bridges are increasingly covered with public murals and art installations, the role of deciding what is suitable for public consumption has changed. Full Story

11/27/2015 04:14 PM EST - In Northern Berkshire District Court on Wednesday: James Howe, 20, of Meadowbrook Lane, Cheshire, had a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license dismissed upon the request of the commonwealth.   Full Story
Cumberland Farms approved to replace, expand First Street store
11/27/2015 03:07 PM EST - PITTSFIELD >> Cumberland Farms has received necessary permits to demolish its current store at 154 First St. Full Story

Stephanie Zollshan — The Berkshire Eagle
11/27/2015 10:43 AM EST - PITTSFIELD >> A century-old commercial building on the corner of North and Depot streets has been sold to a New York City developer for $1.   Full Story
Updated: Great Barrington town moderator McCormick recovering after collapse at Turkey Trot Run
11/27/2015 11:44 AM EST - GREAT BARRINGTON >> Longtime town moderator and Deputy Fire Chief Edward G. McCormick is making "good" recovery after collapsing at Thursday morning's Turkey Trot Run. Full Story

Stephanie Zollshan — The Berkshire Eagle
11/27/2015 10:40 AM EST - PITTSFIELD >> A relatively overcast Thanksgiving holiday saw rays of figurative light emanating from the Robbins Avenue Christian Center, base of operations from which volunteers served up or sent out hundreds of meals to less fortunate people.   Full Story
New Williamstown town manager returns to his roots
11/27/2015 11:49 AM EST - WILLIAMSTOWN >> Twenty years after graduating from Williams College, Jason Hoch is right back where he started — at least geographically speaking. Full Story

11/26/2015 04:54 PM EST - PITTSFIELD >> The city has released information on efforts to assist the homeless during the coming winter, both in Pittsfield and in north and south Berkshire County.   Full Story
Pittsfield begins winter parking ban December 1
11/26/2015 04:50 PM EST - PITTSFIELD >> The Pittsfield Police Department is reminding city residents and visitors that winter overnight parking restrictions take effect on Dec. Full Story

11/26/2015 04:43 PM EST - NORTH ADAMS >> The City Council voted unanimously this week to set the new residential property tax rate at $17.   Full Story
(Colin Young-Wolff)
Gwyneth Paltrow sings on new Coldplay record

Coldplay singer Chris Martin suggested ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow sing some lyrics she wrote for their new single “Everglow.”