Massachusetts Attorney General recommends fining Hinsdale Selectmen for Open Meeting Law violations

Intentionally violated Open Meeting Law, state authority claims
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. 
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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

Clark puts up Winslow Homer's "West Point, Prout's Neck," in Super Bowl XLIX bet with Seattle Art Museum
01/30/2015 05:47 AM EST - WILLIAMSTOWN >> Tom Brady better be on top of his game Sunday — a Winslow Homer is riding on it. Full Story

Pittsfield mayor encouraged by Baker efforts for cities and towns
01/29/2015 05:54 PM EST - PITTSFIELD >> Mayor Daniel L. Bianchi said he's encouraged by Gov. Charlie Baker's creation of a Community Compact Cabinet to work with leaders of Massachusetts cities and towns. Full Story

Farley-Bouvier seeks review of state storm travel ban policy
01/30/2015 07:04 AM EST - PITTSFIELD - Responding to concerns voiced on social media sites during the recent snowstorm, Rep.Tricia Farley-Bouvier said she wants to discuss with fellow lawmakers whether the statewide storm travel ban system needs tweaking. Full Story

Berkshires experiencing 'rampant' outbreak of influenza
01/30/2015 06:40 AM EST - The Berkshires dodged a blizzard this winter, but not the flu bug. Since late December, area physicians have seen plenty of patients with this year's strain of influenza or those with flu-like symptoms, according Dr. Full Story

Berkshire climate group to hold pipeline opposition forum
01/29/2015 05:20 PM EST - PITTSFIELD >> Opponents of Kinder Morgan's proposed $5 billion, 429-mile pipeline connecting natural gas supplies from southwestern Pennsylvania through New York state to eastern Massachusetts are gearing up to outline their viewpoints. Full Story

Bernice Gordon, crossword puzzle constructor, dies at 101

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bernice Gordon, a prolific crossword constructor whose puzzles were published in major newspapers and brain-teaser books, has died at the age of 101. 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.