• Business briefs for Nov. 26 - 11/26/2014 08:13 AM EST
    Pittsfield City Council adopts law allowing it to add to school budget

    11/26/2014 11:58 AM EST
    PITTSFIELD >> Overriding a negative recommendation from its Ordinance and Rules Committee, the City Council has adopted a provision of state law that allows a council to add to – not only subtract from – a School Department budget recommendation from the mayor. 
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    New England Holocaust Institute and Museum gets three-month reprieve
    11/26/2014 12:19 PM EST - NORTH ADAMS - A museum dedicated to Nazi-era artifacts will remain on Eagle Street for at least another three months. Full Story

    Local fire crews knock down Savoy shed blaze
    11/26/2014 09:48 AM EST - SAVOY - Firefighters fought down a fully engaged electrical fire in a shed located just 5 feet away from a Griffin Hill Road home last week. Full Story

    Berkshire communities declare snow emergencies ahead of nor'easter
    11/26/2014 10:00 AM EST - Declared snow emergencies for Berkshire County Lenox: 11 a.m. Wednesday through 11 a. Full Story

    Berkshire jobless rate sinks to lowest level in six years
    11/26/2014 07:14 AM EST - PITTSFIELD - The Berkshire County unemployment rate dropped precipitously in October, reaching its lowest level in six years. Full Story

  • In the courts - 11/25/2014 04:00 PM EST
  • Pittsfield fire victims homeless - 11/25/2014 03:23 PM EST
  • New sentencing for 'Bernie' mortician

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' highest court has granted a new sentencing hearing for the mortician whose conviction for killing his longtime companion and storing her body in a freezer inspired the dark-comedy movie "Bernie. Full Story
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    Bette Midler to Ariana Grande: Clean up your act

    The veteran entertainer complains in an interview that young singers rely too much on selling sex instead of talent.