08/24/2016 01:00 PM EDT - GREAT BARRINGTON >> If an emergency situation arises in town, residents now can get a phone alert from authorities — but only if they sign up.   Full Story
Driver injured in crash with tractor-trailer on East Street at Pittsfield-Dalton line
08/24/2016 10:41 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — The driver of a pickup truck was injured Wednesday morning when his vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer at the intersection of East Street and Hubbard Avenue, trapping him inside. Full Story

08/24/2016 05:47 AM EDT - Vermonters could face an additional fee when the Massachusetts Turnpike switches to an all-electronic tolling system this fall.   Full Story
No quarter: North Adams City Council nixes meters for Center Street parking lot
08/24/2016 06:08 AM EDT - NORTH ADAMS — Downtown businesses have successfully lobbied against a proposal to install parking meters on Center Street. Full Story

Jenn Smith — The Berkshire Eagle
08/24/2016 06:13 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — They came prepared, with rods and lures, tackle and live bait, hoping to reel them in.

Photo Gallery | MassWildlife's 'Take a Youth Fishing' event at Onota Lake   Full Story

Leaving no soldier behind: US Marine who died in WWII returns home
08/24/2016 06:15 AM EDT - HINSDALE — U.S. Marine Private First Class George Traver was killed on Nov.20, 1943 while storming Betio Island during World War II. Full Story

08/24/2016 06:18 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — Organizers of Discover Tyler Street have found the right formula to celebrate the resurgent business district.   Full Story
Pittsfield schools retain programs but see cuts in kindergarten, vocational training programs
08/24/2016 06:16 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — The long-term fiscal trends are not encouraging, but the Pittsfield Public Schools are entering the 2016-17 year with a level of programming similar to last fall. Full Story

08/24/2016 06:23 AM EDT - LEE — Katelynn Goodwin was suspended from Lee Middle and High School in 2011 for a crime she did not commit.

On Tuesday, the state's Supreme Judicial Court ruled a Berkshire Superior Court Judge erred when he dismissed the suit she filed against the school for unlawfully suspending her and causing her to miss the remainder of her senior year and the opportunity to graduate with her class.

"She deserves a new day in court and the SJC has given her a new day in court," said Attorney Joseph Schneiderman, who represented Goodwin.   Full Story

New family restaurant Bash Bish Brew & Que offers pizza and barbecue
08/24/2016 06:26 AM EDT - SHEFFIELD — Jim Olivieri didn't know it at the time, but a leak that he found in the kitchen of the property that he bought last year made the transition to a new restaurant better. Full Story

08/24/2016 06:29 AM EDT - Circumstance and situation. Those are key elements that law enforcement professionals said would be factors in a local police department's decision not to arrest an off-duty police officer who was believed to be drunk behind the wheel.   Full Story
After delay, St. Francis of Assisi is coming down
08/24/2016 06:21 AM EDT - NORTH ADAMS — The demolition of St. Francis of Assisi Church has resumed.

Though the building has remained standing, its former steeple has been sitting in a pile next to the church since it was removed in an emergency demolition more than three months ago. Full Story

08/24/2016 05:46 AM EDT - GREAT BARRINGTON — Keeping in the spirit of the theme "Laughter is the Best Medicine," actor/comedian Paul Reiser will headline next month's Fairview Hospital 2016 Gala.   Full Story
Loaded handgun, shell casings near site of Pittsfield shooting, but no victim
08/24/2016 06:28 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — City police are investigating an apparent shooting at the intersection of Second and Lincoln streets on Monday afternoon. Full Story

Sue Bush - The Berkshire Eagle
08/24/2016 05:50 AM EDT - NORTH ADAMS — Washed, waxed and tires inflated, most of the Dufour Bus Co. fleet is ready to begin another year of transporting Berkshire region students to community elementary and high schools.   Full Story