06/29/2016 10:27 PM EDT - BOSTON >> Responding to instability in the stock market that has shredded revenue estimates for next year, House and Senate leaders on Thursday will seek passage of a $39.   Full Story
 
Water main breaks in Williamstown
06/29/2016 09:56 PM EDT - WILLIAMSTOWN >> The Department of Public Works was on the scene working to repair a water main break at the intersection of Arnold and Elm streets on Wednesday night. Full Story

Jenn Smith — The Berkshire Eagle
06/29/2016 09:26 PM EDT - BECKET >> After practicing some moves, Erica Davis stood in the middle of the Ben and Estelle Sommers Studio at Jacob's Pillow, shoulders slumped with her head tilted to the side and slightly downward.   Full Story
 
Police say suspect admitted Pittsfield liquor store heist to buy heroin
06/29/2016 06:58 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> Sean Matthews woke up Tuesday morning and decided to rob a liquor store to support his heroin habit, he told police. Full Story

06/29/2016 06:47 PM EDT - NORTH ADAMS >> After two minor amendments, the city council passed a resolution on Tuesday imploring Berkshire Health Systems and state officials to open additional addiction treatment services in North Adams.   Full Story
 
Flooding damage requires immediate closure of bridges in Stockbridge
06/29/2016 06:35 PM EDT - STOCKBRIDGE >> The Massachusetts Department of Transportation ordered an emergency shutdown on Wednesday of the twin bridges connecting Route 183 to a portion of the town's Interlaken section on Averic Road. Full Story

06/29/2016 06:35 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> A city woman being held as dangerous for allegedly threatening a social worker does not pose a danger and should be granted bail, her attorney said Wednesday.   Full Story
 
Mass. lawmakers reach agreement to amend budget
06/29/2016 03:39 PM EDT - BOSTON >> House and Senate leaders struck a deal Wednesday on an annual budget bill expected to include spending cuts that were not anticipated in April and May when both branches debated their plans. Full Story

Sue Bush — The Berkshire Eagle
06/29/2016 12:35 PM EDT - ADAMS >> An ambitious contingent of C.T. Plunkett Elementary School fifth-grade students believe the town is an amazing place to live — and they made a video to prove it.   Full Story
 
Lone North Street restaurant to cafe dining at Third Thursday in July
06/29/2016 12:04 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> A lone downtown restaurant is taking advantage the opportunity to offer cafe dining to during July's Third Thursday festivities. Full Story

Gillian Jones — The Berkshire Eagle | photos.berkshireeagle.com
06/29/2016 05:09 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — Politicians, business people, community activists and ordinary citizens were among the many who gathered at Hotel on North Tuesday night to get a first glimpse of the proposed Walmart Supercenter at the William Stanley Business Park of the Berkshires.   Full Story
 
Pittsfield mayor's budget gets past divided City Council
06/29/2016 05:50 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — Mayor Linda M. Tyer's fiscal 2017 spending plan edged past the finish line Tuesday, but not before the strong objections of several city councilors were further articulated. Full Story

Stephanie Zollshan — The Berkshire Eagle | photos.berkshireeagle.com
06/29/2016 05:37 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — Once torn apart by medical, financial and other hardships, two families were reunited with a strengthened bond before an audience of social workers, lawyers, judges and others who helped them get there.

Photo Gallery | Reunification Day Celebration   Full Story

 
In Potterverse, Mount Greylock is home to wizarding school
06/29/2016 04:45 AM EDT - ADAMS — Potterheads from the Berkshires have reason to rejoice! J.K. Rowling, author of the popular Harry Potter series, revealed Tuesday that the first North American wizarding school was started atop of the state's highest peak — Mount Greylock. Full Story

06/29/2016 05:50 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — Jerrel L. Hall has exhibited an escalating pattern of "assaultive and erratic behavior" dating back to at least 2003, when he was 11, and should be held without bail.   Full Story