(Gillian Jones — The Berkshire Eagle)
In Josh Bressette's name, nonprofit guides addicts through recovery

01/30/2015 04:14 PM EST
POWNAL, VT. - After more than a year clean, Melissa Borer was shocked to find herself sitting in a jail cell.

Photo Gallery | Josh Bressette Commit to Save a Life Inc. Full Story

East Coast Snocross races to return to North Adams — under local ownership
01/30/2015 06:00 AM EST - NORTH ADAMS - Kurt Gagne knows a thing or two about making snow.

Gagne, of Clarksburg, owns and operates Gagne Mechanical Corp., which works with a number of snow-making systems at ski resorts.

So when he learned a friend was looking to sell off his ownership of East Coast Snocross, a professional snowmobile racing circuit, he felt pretty comfortable stepping up.

Photo Gallery | 2014 East Coast Snocross race in North Adams Full Story

Egremont: Church chicken pie supper planned Saturday

Egremont Chicken pie supper planned Saturday First Congregational Church of South Egremont will hold its annual chicken pie supper from 5:30 to 7 p. Full Story
Pittsfield Police log for Thursday, Jan. 29

Thursday, Jan. 29 12:15 a.m.: A disturbance is reported on Howard Street. Unfounded. Full Story
(photos by Jenn Smith — The berkshire eagle)
Mountain Road School marks 40th anniversary Blending nature-based learning with the 21st century

NEW LEBANON, N.Y. >> Anne Undeland describes Mountain Road School as a sort of "one-room schoolhouse for the modern age. Full Story
Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade Committee sets theme, starts fundraising

01/31/2015 09:40 AM EST
PITTSFIELD >> The Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade this year will be "Celebrating Our Independence. 
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Berkshire event aims to connect local suppliers, medical manufacturers
01/31/2015 09:25 AM EST - PITTSFIELD >> The Berkshire Innovation Center won't open until next year, but programming for its membership has already begun. Full Story

Massachusetts Attorney General recommends fining Hinsdale Selectmen for Open Meeting Law violations
01/30/2015 06:24 PM EST - HINSDALE >> Accusing the body of "an intentional violation of the Open Meeting Law," the state's Attorney General has recommended fines against the town Select Board for delaying the release of executive session minutes to a former town employee. Full Story

Adams man gets up to 5 years for sale of stolen wind farm copper
01/30/2015 03:29 PM EST - PITTSFIELD >> An Adams man has been sentenced to up to five years in prison for selling stolen copper wire from a Florida wind farm, while his daughter's case, tied to the same incidents, was continued without a finding of guilt. Full Story

Clarksburg lands state funds to fix failing culvert
01/30/2015 03:29 PM EST - CLARKSBURG >> Officials hope to use recently awarded state funds to finally replace a long-failing culvert on Gates Avenue. Full Story

MCLA announces three finalists for president's post
01/30/2015 11:05 AM EST - NORTH ADAMS>> The board of trustees for the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has released the names of three finalists for the post of president. Full Story

North Adams man facing felony charges for alleged gun threat in bar
01/29/2015 10:27 PM EST - PITTSFIELD >> A 65-year-old North Adams man is facing felony charges for allegedly threatening a bartender and other bar patrons with a loaded gun early Thursday morning. Full Story

(Koji Sasahara/AP)
Japan self-censors images, words linked to hostage crisis

TOKYO (AP) — Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood — or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in Syria — have been omitted. Full Story
Eddie Murphy returning to 'Saturday Night Live'

The actor and comedian will appear on “SNL’s” 40th anniversary episode, marking his first time on the show in 31 years.