Clarence Fanto — The Berkshire Eagle
05/27/2015 02:16 PM EDT - cfanto@yahoo.com @BE_cfanto LENOX >> Another classic confrontation between historic preservation advocates and economic development supporters has emerged in the downtown business district.   Full Story
 
Joseph Buffis trial: Clerk magistrate told chief dropping charges 'crazy'
05/27/2015 02:07 PM EDT - SPRINGFIELD >> When Joseph Buffis told Clerk Magistrate Thomas Bartini he planned on not pursuing prostitution charges against a Lee couple, Bartini told him he was "crazy. Full Story

05/27/2015 01:55 PM EDT - The National Weather Service is warning of potentially severe thunderstorms in Berkshire County, all of Vermont, eastern New York and much of the Northeast and mid-Atlantic region until 7 p.   Full Story
 
County Fare: C-SPAN to tape Sen. Elizabeth Warren's BCC speech
05/27/2015 07:07 AM EDT - In addition to the usual Pittsfield Community Television coverage, C-SPAN will also be taping a portion of Berkshire Community College's 55th annual commencement exercises Friday, which will feature a keynote address by U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. Full Story

05/27/2015 05:03 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — Barrington Stage Co. officially has the city's permission to operate a theater, nearly a decade after relocating to Union Street.   Full Story
 
Pittsfield tax lien auction hauls in $667,000; $1.2 million paid in beforehand
05/27/2015 05:31 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — The city held its first property tax lien auction on Monday afternoon, hauling in approximately $667,000 in revenue from seven successful bidders — some of whom acquired multiple property liens.

Photo Gallery | City of Pittsfield holds tax lien auction

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05/26/2015 08:27 PM EDT - OTIS >> William T. Hiller Jr. is the newest member of the Board of Selectmen.   Full Story
 
Fifth OUI charge lands Pittsfield man at Soldier On without bail
05/27/2015 07:02 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — A city man was ordered to be held without bail Tuesday after receiving a fifth drunken driving charge — but his incarceration will be at a Soldier On veterans facility instead of a jail. Full Story

05/27/2015 07:04 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — Newer and stricter federal standards regulating stormwater discharge into Silver Lake would "unfairly burden" both the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority and the city of Pittsfield, according to PEDA's Executive Director Cory Thurston.   Full Story
 
Joseph Buffis trial update: Former chief inconsistent on statements, investigator says
05/27/2015 05:35 AM EDT - SPRINGFIELD — Former Lee Police Chief Joseph Buffis gave inconsistent statements about a $4,000 donation and leaked bad information to the press, according to an investigator looking into Buffis' handling of a 2012 Lee prostitution case. Full Story

05/26/2015 12:37 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> Police are looking for help locating a "missing/runaway" Taconic High School student.   Full Story
 
Buffis Trial | Complete coverage of the trial of former Lee Police Chief Joseph Buffis
05/27/2015 05:55 AM EDT - Complete coverage of the trial of former Lee Police Chief Joseph Buffis Full Story

Ben Garver — The Berkshire Eagle
05/27/2015 07:59 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — Special education programs were just past their infancy in Massachusetts and across the nation when Stephanie Case began working in the Pittsfield school system back in 1977.   Full Story
 
Bard College at Simon's Rock bids adieu to Class of 2015
05/25/2015 11:08 PM EDT - GREAT BARRINGTON — Families, friends, and even some canine pals filled the big white tent to overflowing as the Bard College at Simon's Rock graduated 104 students with associate's degrees and 35 with bachelor's degrees during Memorial Day commencement for the Class of 2015.

Photo Gallery | 2015 Bard College at Simon's Rock commencement Full Story

Ed Damon — The Berkshire Eagle
05/26/2015 08:05 AM EDT - WILLIAMSTOWN — For Merry Anderson, the Williamstown Farmers Market is more than a place to pick up fresh produce.   Full Story
 
 
Family returns found dog tags to veteran's relatives

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Basil Robinson's relatives have his military dog tags back after a family found them in a dumpster while searching for scrap metal. Full Story
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Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield reunited?

'The Amazing Spider-Man' co-stars have been spotted together around L.A. amid reports their romance is back on.