05/02/2016 10:23 PM EDT - To our readers: Today marks the start of a new day here at The Berkshire Eagle.   Full Story
To our readers from President Fredric D. Rutberg: The Eagle and our commitment to you
05/02/2016 10:14 PM EDT - Dear Reader: This is the first edition of The Berkshire Eagle that has been published by local owners in more than 20 years. Full Story

Ben Garver — The Berkshire Eagle | photos.berkshireeagle.com
05/02/2016 10:08 PM EDT - Although he's more aware than most of the challenges to be faced, Mark Miller expressed optimism Monday over the return of The Berkshire Eagle and its sister newspapers to local ownership.   Full Story
No contested races in Lenox annual town elections
05/02/2016 06:41 PM EDT - LENOX >> Voters at Monday's annual town election will find no contested races on the ballot and two open positions with no listed candidates. Full Story

05/02/2016 05:26 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> The idea behind the 1Berkshire Strategic Alliance has always been to provide a single point of entry for those seeking to do business in this area.   Full Story
Pittsfield police probe shooting Sunday of 17-year-old male
05/02/2016 04:47 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> City police are investigating the shooting of a 17-year-old male Sunday night in the area of Pomeroy and Bartlett avenues. Full Story

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05/02/2016 06:43 PM EDT - LENOX >> In its widely read annual assessment of the nation's best high schools, U.   Full Story
North Adams teen identified as victim in fatal crash
05/02/2016 12:51 PM EDT - ADAMS — Investigators have identified the victim in Saturday's fatal two-car crash as Zackary Decker of North Adams. Full Story

05/02/2016 07:16 AM EDT - LENOX — Taxpayers this week will be asked to sign off on a $19 million operating budget for fiscal 2017, an increase of 3.6 percent from the current fiscal year ending June 30.   Full Story
Saturday crash kills one, injures three in Adams
05/02/2016 12:48 PM EDT - ADAMS — A teenager was killed and three others injured following a two-car crash in Adams over the weekend. Full Story

Ben Garver — The Berkshire Eagle | photos.berkshireeagle.com
05/02/2016 06:40 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — School staffers from across the county took turns "interviewing" one another last week — one role-playing as a student — about drug and alcohol use.

Photo Gallery | SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral for Treatment in schools)   Full Story

Budget impact of moving Pittsfield's Eagleton residents not a worst-case scenario
05/02/2016 05:47 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — Five young Pittsfield men uprooted by the closure of the Eagleton School in Great Barrington are now housed in similar programs, costing city schools at least $75,000 more annually. Full Story

05/02/2016 05:49 AM EDT - MOUNT WASHINGTON — This year's annual town meeting, slated for 7 p.m. Monday at the Town Hall, will present a total municipal budget of $673,233 for voter consideration.   Full Story
Rain doesn't dampen annual Berkshire 4-H farm equipment auction
05/02/2016 05:39 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — On a dank May Day, Donald Raucher parleyed his rapid-fire verbal skills into cold, hard cash for Berkshire County 4-H youth.

Photo Gallery | 4-H Agricultural Equipment Auction Full Story

Eagle File Photo
05/02/2016 05:46 AM EDT - WILLIAMSTOWN — One day soon, if it looks like a pack of about 100 family dogs are chasing about 300 people through the Village Beautiful, don't panic.   Full Story