• Bernie Carbo connects in North Adams - 06/28/2015 10:27 PM EDT
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    Scott Stafford — The Berkshire Eagle
    06/29/2015 05:45 PM EDT - BOSTON >> While people and businesses that elect to install solar photovoltaic panels do see a benefit from net metering, the utility grid and society in general benefit more.   Full Story
     
    Pot, table leg weapons in alleged Pittsfield assault
    06/29/2015 05:41 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> A city man is facing assault charges for allegedly using a table leg and a cooking pot against his neighbors early Saturday after an argument over loud music. Full Story

    06/29/2015 05:14 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> A city man was arrested on assault charges Sunday evening after a child twice called 911 to report that the child's parents were fighting.   Full Story
     
    Stockbridge Library leaders $350,000 short of renovation goal
    06/29/2015 04:32 PM EDT - STOCKBRIDGE >> The $3.6 million fundraising campaign for the renovation of the 1864 Stockbridge Library and Museum is in the home stretch, with $350,000 remaining to reach the goal. Full Story

    Scott Stafford — The Berkshire Eagle
    06/29/2015 01:35 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> After a year of temporarily housing pets for families in crisis in its new Safe Pet Room, the Berkshire Humane Society has determined that there are more pets in need of this kind of help than they can handle.   Full Story
     
    Great Barrington, state to assess contamination at dry cleaner site
    06/29/2015 12:09 PM EDT - GREAT BARRINGTON >> Armed with a $91,000 state grant, the town has begun assessing the level of contamination at the former Ried Cleaner business on Main Street. Full Story

    06/29/2015 09:56 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Humane Society opted for dry dogs over wet woofers on Sunday.   Full Story
     
    Nasty weather triggers power outages in Dalton, Clarksburg
    06/28/2015 04:26 PM EDT - Dalton and Clarksburg hit the hardest with power outages caused by high winds associated with a storm that dumped an inch of rain on the Berkshires this weekend. Full Story

    Norman Rockwell Museum Collection. All rights reserved.
    06/29/2015 06:38 AM EDT - STOCKBRIDGE — Turns out Norman Rockwell was there — in more ways than one — during the historic period when the United Nations was established.   Full Story
     
    Williamstown officials to target opioid epidemic, environmental issues
    06/29/2015 07:20 AM EDT - WILLIAMSTOWN — The regional opioid epidemic, environmental issues and redevelopment of a brownfield site are among the topics selectmen are expecting to tackle in the coming year. Full Story

    Clarence Fanto — The Berkshire Eagle
    06/28/2015 11:35 AM EDT - LENOX >> In an effort to avoid a repeat of the ill will directed against the town by some ticketed motorists two summers ago, the new downtown parking regulations and police enforcement have been launched as a "soft opening.   Full Story
     
    Pittsfield highway chief resigns to take Lanesborough post
    06/29/2015 07:24 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — The city is searching for a new highway superintendent after Kevin Swail resigned recently to accept the superintendent's post with the Lanesborough Fire and Water District. Full Story

    Jenn Smith — The Berkshire Eagle
    06/29/2015 05:48 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — When hiking, Sheila Collins may not be able to see the path she's walking on so well, but she can still sense of the magnificence of the nature surrounding her.   Full Story
     
    Hinsdale voters oust Select Board Chairwoman Bonnie Conner in recall election
    06/28/2015 08:23 AM EDT - HINSDALE — Select Board Chairwoman Bonnie Conner was ousted from office in a recall election Saturday following a year-and-a-half of tumultuous opposition among some residents. Full Story

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    06/28/2015 07:29 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — They're viewed mostly as kitschy, plastic lawn ornaments, but back in the late 1990s pink flamingos were an integral part of the Greylock Federal Credit Union's marketing strategy.   Full Story
     
  • In the courts - 06/27/2015 02:46 PM EDT
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    Bees swarm from truck crash near Washington-Idaho border

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say bees are swarming near the Washington-Idaho border after a tractor-trailer full of the buzzing insects tipped over, spilling its load on Sunday. Full Story
    Robert Redford urges global action on climate change

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Robert Redford said he came the United Nations Monday not as an actor but as an environmental advocate, father, grandfather and concerned citizen to urge the world's nations to take action now on climate change. Full Story