(Scott Stafford — The Berkshire Eagle)
Officials mark groundbreaking for Williamstown senior housing complex

12/19/2014 05:50 PM EST
WILLIAMSTOWN >> Aug. 28, 2011. Many residents can't forget the days following Tropical Storm Irene, including Williams College President Adam Falk. 
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Pittsfield's Hotel on North envisioned as a blend of old and new
12/19/2014 06:43 AM EST - PITTSFIELD >> The owners of a boutique hotel being built on North Street said on Thursday they hope to retain vintage features of the historic buildings while offering modern conveniences like a spa, gym and a restaurant.

Photo Gallery | Construction tour of Hotel on North Full Story

COMMUNITY
Pittsfield: Puppeteers to perform Russian folktale

Pittsfield Puppeteers to perform Russian folktale The Puppet People will present "The Firebird" at 1 p. Full Story
POLICE BLOTTER
Pittsfield Police Log for Wednesday, Dec. 17

Wednesday, Dec. 17 12:18 a.m. An activated fire alarm is reported at the Wendell House Apartments on Wendell Avenue Extension. Full Story
EDUCATION
(photos by Jenn Smith — Berkshire Eagle Staff)
Taconic SADD chapter launches 'Be Yourself' campaign

PITTSFIELD >> Teenagers are constantly at risk of being labeled: bully, stoner, loser, slacker, thug. Full Story
 
MOST RECENT
(Ben Garver — The Berkshire Eagle)
Greylock Federal Credit Union donates cash for food pantries, gifts for kids

12/19/2014 05:20 PM EST
PITTSFIELD >> Sizable money and gift donations from Greylock Federal Credit Union on Friday went to benefit local food pantries, elderly in need of fuel assistance and underprivileged kids. 
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MCLA aims to host finalists for president in February
12/19/2014 04:59 PM EST - NORTH ADAMS >> A search committee is finalizing the pool of candidates looking to become the next president of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and hopes to bring finalists to campus in early 2015. Full Story

Williamstown man indicted on multiple gun charges
12/19/2014 04:24 PM EST - PITTSFIELD >> The Williamstown man accused of carrying a loaded gun on the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts campus in October has been indicted on multiple firearms charges. Full Story

In farewell interview, Gov. Deval Patrick covers energy, gambling and more
12/19/2014 03:29 PM EST - After Gov. Deval Patrick leaves the Statehouse on Jan. 8, he plans to remain a highly visible presence in the Berkshires as a private citizen. Full Story

Williamstown Chamber launches search for new executive director
12/19/2014 12:07 PM EST - WILLIAMSTOWN >> The Williamstown Chamber of Commerce is looking for a new executive director. Full Story

Pittsfield man indicted on murder charge in fatal shooting of Goshen man
12/19/2014 01:03 PM EST - PITTSFIELD >> A Berkshire County grand jury has indicted a city teen on a charge of second-degree murder in the November shooting death of a Goshen man. Full Story

Pittsfield man allegedly stole more than 100 pounds of copper
12/19/2014 02:24 PM EST - PITTSFIELD >> A city man is facing charges for allegedly stealing more than 100 pounds of copper from a plumbing supply company earlier this week. Full Story

Man without use of arms facing gun charge released

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man who can't use his arms because of a spinal condition but faces a gun possession charge has been released from a New Jersey jail without having to pay bail. Full Story
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9 films advance in Oscars shortlist for best foreign film

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The list of contenders for best foreign film got a bit smaller Friday as the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced the nine features that will advance to the next round of voting. Full Story