05/28/2015 06:10 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> The Pittsfield City Council has scheduled a series of four budget review sessions next month on Mayor Daniel L. Bianchi's $145.27 million spending plan for fiscal 2016.   Full Story
 
Pittsfield Police: 'Missing/runaway' Taconic High School student found
05/28/2015 06:12 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — A "missing/runaway" Taconic High School student has been found according to a post on the Pittsfield Police Department's Facebook page. Full Story

05/28/2015 06:23 AM EDT - STOCKBRIDGE — A line of severe thunderstorms triggered a damaging house fire in Stockbridge and knocked power out to several thousand homes and businesses in Southern Berkshire Wednesday evening.   Full Story
 
Berkshire County unemployment rate drops full point in April
05/28/2015 06:41 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — The Berkshire County unemployment rate fell more than a full percentage point in April to drop under five percent for the first time in seven years. Full Story

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05/27/2015 11:31 PM EDT - GREAT BARRINGTON — The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center has drawn the curtain on the final act of a three-year fundraising campaign.   Full Story
 
Woman tied to Pittsfield gang leader gets time served for drug charges
05/27/2015 05:23 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> A city woman has been sentenced to time already served in prison for drug charges stemming from a 2009 police investigation into the Bloods gang. Full Story

05/27/2015 04:34 PM EDT - SHEFFIELD >> Preliminary work is underway on a repair project at Mount Everett Regional School — which came in a surprising $1.   Full Story
 
Plans to rebuild Lenox structure as boutique raises concerns
05/28/2015 08:13 AM EDT - LENOX — Another classic confrontation between historic preservation advocates and economic development supporters has emerged in the downtown business district. Full Story

05/28/2015 06:15 AM EDT - SPRINGFIELD — Joseph Buffis' hands began to shake when he was confronted with bank records suggesting that he moved funds from a toy fund he oversaw into his own bank account, an investigator testified on Wednesday.   Full Story
 
Berkshires could see severe thunderstorms with hail, high winds
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

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
 
10 years later, Barrington Stage gets proper Pittsfield 'entertainment' license
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

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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.

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Otis elects a new selectman
05/26/2015 08:27 PM EDT - OTIS >> William T. Hiller Jr. is the newest member of the Board of Selectmen. Full Story

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