09/26/2016 08:53 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> An overflow, mostly civil crowd of 400 at the Berkshire Athenaeum Monday night gave mixed reviews to resettling 50 Middle East refugees to the Pittsfield area.   Full Story
 
Board sharply divided on admin.
09/26/2016 06:24 PM EDT - STOCKBRIDGE >> A sharply divided Select Board has voted to extend a conditional job offer to Susan Carmel of Pittsfield to serve as the new town administrator, pending contract negotiations that would follow a review of the seven references she provided. Full Story

Ben Garver — The Berkshire Eagle
09/26/2016 06:12 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> The Morningside neighborhood's future could hinge on health care, increased home ownership, food, entertainment and retail.   Full Story
 
Mayor's proposal would tap into GE cleanup fund to keep Covanta plant open
09/26/2016 04:40 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> Mayor Linda M. Tyer wants to invest $562,000 to keep Covanta open four more years. Full Story

09/26/2016 02:34 PM EDT - Police are urging motorists to be on the lookout following two after-dark collisions between vehicles and moose in Becket and Stockbridge.   Full Story
 
Pilot suffers 'traumatic' injuries in crash at Pittsfield airport
09/26/2016 06:04 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> An unidentified pilot suffered "traumatic" injuries early Sunday after his plane crashed at the Pittsfield Municipal Airport, according to the Pittsfield Fire Department. Full Story

09/26/2016 06:38 AM EDT - ADAMS — Hundreds of roaring engines Sunday morning helped raise thousands of dollars for youngsters with serious medical attention.

Photo Gallery | 35th annual Fall Run Motorcycle Ride

Video | Motorcycle enthusiasts ride through Route 8 in Adams for the 35th annual Fall Run to raise money for the Shriners.   Full Story

 
On report card, Lenox schools get all high marks — except in communication
09/26/2016 05:54 AM EDT - LENOX — A community-wide report card on the performance of the town's public schools includes strong grades on academic performance, faculty commitment and school culture, but communication from the leadership to the staff and parents was rated as "needs improvement. Full Story

09/26/2016 05:57 AM EDT - Hikers, dirt bikers and snowmobilers in the Berkshires can expect better trails in the future, the upgrades funded through $252,000 in state grants.   Full Story
 
North County Veterinary Hospital gets new, but familiar owner
09/26/2016 10:05 AM EDT - NORTH ADAMS — When John Reynolds decided to sell his veterinary hospital on Curran Highway he didn't have to look far for a buyer. Full Story

09/26/2016 06:03 AM EDT - BENNINGTON, VT. — Acquisition of the Carbone Automotive Group by one of the nation's largest dealership networks, Oregon-based Lithia Motors, means that changes are on the way — but they'll be positive ones, a company spokesman said.   Full Story
 
Dalton to host meeting on proposed reconstruction of Dalton Division Road
09/26/2016 06:00 AM EDT - DALTON — The town is pursuing a $10 million reconstruction of Dalton Division Road to improve safety and make the road more accessible for pedestrians and bicyclists. Full Story

Ben Garver — The Berkshire Eagle
09/25/2016 11:39 AM EDT - WILLIAMSTOWN — As the Clark Art Institute's fifth director, Olivier Meslay takes the helm at a transitional moment.

Photo Gallery | Olivier Meslay, Director of the Clark Art Institute   Full Story

 
'I think it's the best job in the world': Great Barrington Fire Department open house features methods, equipment
09/25/2016 11:44 AM EDT - GREAT BARRINGTON — Sebastian Ortiz-Mielke, 7, was having a heck of a good time Saturday morning, sitting behind the Great Barrington Fire Department.

Photo Gallery | Great Barrington Fire Department open house  Full Story

Stephanie Zollshan — The Berkshire Eagle | photos.berkshireeagle.com
09/25/2016 11:42 AM EDT - DALTON — There is always an enormous amount of love and support at the annual Buddy Walk, the principal community event and fundraiser for Berkshire County ARC.

Photo Gallery | 10th annual Buddy Walk of the Berkshires   Full Story

 
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