10/04/2015 11:01 AM EDT - cfanto@yahoo.com @BE_cfanto on Twitter LENOX >> In order to consider streamlining town zoning bylaws to lower the high hurdles facing new commercial ventures downtown, the Land Use Department is inviting residents and business owners to attend two open houses and offer suggestions.   Full Story
Three more Berkshire towns eye raising to 21 minimum age for tobacco purchases
10/04/2015 10:46 AM EDT - LEE >> Lee, Lenox and Stockbridge could be the latest Berkshire communities hiking the minimum age to 21 to buy tobacco products in an effort to further curb youth smoking. Full Story

10/04/2015 09:52 AM EDT - OTIS >> The two hottest topics in Otis — high speed Internet service and wind energy— are the only agenda items for Tuesday's special town meeting.   Full Story
Alcombright, Barrett focused on next five weeks of campaigning in North Adams
10/04/2015 08:29 AM EDT - NORTH ADAMS — Mayor Richard Alcombright was handily bested in last month's preliminary election by former mayor and challenger John Barrett III, but history shows the race is far from over. Full Story

Ben Garver — The Berkshire Eagle
10/03/2015 12:05 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> Cumberland Farms is proposing a new store with a reconfigured site layout at the First and Adam street intersection in Pittsfield.   Full Story
Pittsfield man arrested on warrant on Conn. larceny charge
10/03/2015 11:57 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> A city man wanted in Connecticut on a 2013 larceny charge is being held without bail. Full Story

10/03/2015 11:45 AM EDT - STOCKBRIDGE >> Voters are being asked to help fund a solution to chronic flooding problems in one section of town and to approve utility access to the old landfill for the long-awaited new cell tower to plug signal gaps that plague portions of the community.   Full Story
Judge rules against Pittsfield City Council candidate over zoning violations
10/03/2015 11:35 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> A Superior Court judge has approved a summary judgment in favor of the city against City Council candidate Tammy Ives and family members on zoning and health code violation notices pertaining to their 62 Sadler St. Full Story

10/03/2015 11:19 AM EDT - BOSTON >> A Milton real estate developer, who oversaw at least two area municipal land auctions, is facing federal wire and mail fraud charges.   Full Story
Fall Foliage Leaf Hunt: Second set of clues released
10/04/2015 07:32 AM EDT - The Fall Foliage Festival leaf hunt committee has released the second set of clues, for the remaining leaves. Full Story

10/03/2015 09:31 AM EDT - STOCKBRIDGE — A painting by Norman Rockwell of a small-town American newsroom is going up for auction to benefit the National Press Club.   Full Story
Former Lenox engineer named Volunteer of the Year in Pittsfield
10/02/2015 06:45 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> A 71-year-old former engineer praised for his "amazing giving spirit" and "wonderful heart" earned Volunteer of the Year Award at a luncheon honoring participants in the city's Retired Senior Volunteer Program on Friday. Full Story

Ben Garver — The Berkshire Eagle
10/03/2015 09:36 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — The transformation from the former Dakota Steakhouse into an Asian bistro is finally complete.   Full Story
Adams day care provider accused of abusing child in her care
10/02/2015 03:42 PM EDT - ADAMS >> An Adams woman has been accused of physically abusing a young child with autism at her in-home day care facility on East Street. Full Story

10/02/2015 03:26 PM EDT - NORTH ADAMS >> Mayoral candidate John Barrett III has decided not to participate in a scheduled mayoral debate at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.   Full Story