Berkshire jobless rate ticks up past 6 percent

County's total workforce decreases by more than 1,200 workers last month
10/21/2014 07:15 PM EDT
PITTSFIELD >> Berkshire County unemployment exceeded the 6 percent threshold in September for the first time in four months. 
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Jail time for ex-con caught with other woman
10/21/2014 05:38 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> An ex-con who assaulted a woman who caught him in the arms of a house guest was sentenced to six months in jail. Full Story

Rainy days ahead
10/21/2014 05:31 PM EDT - Gloom but not much doom from a coastal storm expected to dump 1-2 inches of rain on the Berkshires by the weekend. Full Story

Taconic HS project cost keeps falling
10/21/2014 05:31 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> The estimated cost of a new Taconic High School has dropped another $2. Full Story

Pittsfield man gets 9 months for knife threat
10/21/2014 05:29 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> A 23-year-old man was sentenced to nine months in jail on Tuesday for threatening someone with a knife in Springside Park in April. Full Story

Today's Quiz - "Are you a solar eclipse aficionado?"
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Seen a good corona lately? Don't look directly into the sun! Take this quiz instead... much safer.  Full Story

North Adams man facing multiple charges following alleged assault of MCLA student
10/21/2014 11:12 AM EDT - NORTH ADAMS >> A North Adams man, who remains on the lam, is facing multiple charges for allegedly assaulting an MCLA student with a knife over the weekend. Full Story

BHS to invest $6 millon to expand, improve Northern Berkshire Campus
10/21/2014 09:56 AM EDT - NORTH ADAMS >> Berkshire Health Systems is planning to invest $6 million in the coming months to expand health care services at its Northern Berkshire campus. Full Story

Berkshire communities seek changes to EPA's Rest of River cleanup plan
10/21/2014 06:52 AM EDT - The six communities that have banded together to alter the Environmental Protection Agency's current Housatonic River PCB removal plan are strongly urging the agency to protect Pittsfield and five towns downstream from any damage caused by the project. Full Story

Entergy sets shutdown scenario
10/21/2014 06:46 AM EDT - BRATTLEBORO, VT. >> Entergy Vermont Yankee says it has settled on a site assessment study en route to decommissioning its nuclear power plant on the banks of the Connecticut River in Vernon. Full Story

Elusive bobcat again escapes from New Jersey home

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A pet bobcat that has repeatedly escaped from its owner's southern New Jersey home is again on the loose. Full Story
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NYC police looking into arrest of subway performer

NEW YORK (AP) — Musicians rallied around a fellow subway performer whose arrest in a busy station came after a confrontation over whether he needed a permit and was captured on video as straphangers jeered police. Full Story
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Renee Zellweger barely recognizable Monday on red carpet

The actress, who hasn’t been in a film since 2010, shows up for Elle’s Annual Women in Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles looking like she’s had some plastic surgery.