(Ben Garver — The Berkshire Eagle | photos.berkshireeagle.com)
Pittsfield Police say gangs likely to blame for recent violence in city

05/05/2016 08:28 PM EDT
PITTSFIELD >> Recent reports of gunfire in the city "appear to be gang-related," according to Pittsfield Police Chief Michael Wynn. 
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Carr Hardware set to expand into Connecticut, finish $500K renovation in Great Barrington
05/05/2016 06:23 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — A well-known Berkshire hardware store chain is expanding into Connecticut while putting the finishing touches on the $500,000 renovation of its current store in Great Barrington.

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Adams: Birthday bash serves as fundraiser

A birthday bash and benefit in honor of the late Tara Whitney will take place from 11 a. Full Story
Pittsfield Police log for Tuesday, May 3

Tuesday, May 3 1:12 a.m.: A report of a structure fire on Bartlett Avenue. Services rendered. Full Story
(Jenn Smith — The Berkshire Eagle)
'BCC Hacks': Students, engineers set to hack new ground

Programmers, coders and more get together for 24-hour hackathon
PITTSFIELD — When a group of Berkshire Community College students invited campus peers to the college's first hackathon, "BCC Hacks," the resounding response seemed to be: "What's a hackathon? Full Story
Three on Williamstown Planning Board offer new proposal for Waubeeka hotel plan

05/05/2016 09:00 PM EDT
WILLIAMSTOWN >> Capping an eight-month process Wednesday, three members of the Planning Board passed a surprise proposal for the Waubeeka Golf Links hotel plan that the owner has said is too restrictive and will not allow enough building space to provide adequate revenue. 
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Ciccolo status conference rescheduled
05/05/2016 08:40 PM EDT - SPRINGFIELD >> A status conference in the case of Alexander Ciccolo, originally set for May 24, has been rescheduled. Full Story

Berkshire Bank gives back in support of National Small Business Week
05/05/2016 08:37 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> As Berkshire Bank has grown in size, so has its small business lending operations. Full Story

Employers sought for North Adams summer jobs program
05/05/2016 08:10 PM EDT - NORTH ADAMS >> The ad might read "local employers wanted." A Northern Berkshire Jobs4Youth initiative kicked off its North Adams Youth Works employer search during a Thursday press conference at City Hall. Full Story

Pittsfield Police SUV, pickup collide at city intersection
05/05/2016 08:28 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> A Pittsfield Police officer suffered minor injuries on Thursday after his vehicle collided with a large Ford pickup at the intersection of First and Fenn streets, police reported. Full Story

Clothier Steven Valenti honored by Downtown Pittsfield Inc.
05/05/2016 05:48 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> Steven Valenti considered the late Robert K. "Bob" Quattrochi to be both a mentor and a friend. Full Story

Former Eagleton program director charged with misleading officer
05/05/2016 05:15 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> The former program director of the Eagleton School has been charged in connection with allegations of abuse that shuttered the school last month. Full Story