(Ben Garver — The Berkshire Eagle)
Landmark Pittsfield restaurant Jimmy's has closed

03/03/2015 07:32 PM EST
PITTSFIELD >> An era has ended on West Housatonic Street. Jimmy's Stone Bridge Restaurant has closed. 
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Warrant issued for Berkshire couple accused of stealing tablets from Target
03/03/2015 05:41 PM EST - PITTSFIELD >> A Berkshire County couple is being sought after failing to appear in court on charges they stole approximately $840 worth of tablet computers in January from the Target store at the Berkshire Mall in Lanesborough. Full Story

Hampden man allegedly harassed woman, stole her dog
03/03/2015 05:28 PM EST - PITTSFIELD >> A Hampden man has been released on his own recognizance after denying he broke into a Pittsfield woman's home, stole her dog, and harassed her via telephone over an 11-day span in December — and enlisted family and friends to do the same Corey J. Full Story

North Adams traffic stop nets suspected dealers, $20,000 in drugs
03/03/2015 05:15 PM EST - NORTH ADAMS >> Two Springfield residents are facing drug trafficking charges after police allegedly discovered about $20,000 in cocaine and heroin in their car in North Adams on Monday night. Full Story

Ten Berkshire sites to share Massachusetts Cultural Council Facilities Fund grant
03/03/2015 03:51 PM EST - Ten Berkshire cultural sites are set to share nearly $2.5 million in state funding for facility improvements, historic preservation and environmental upgrades. Full Story

Sheffield, Egremont sign off on Mount Everett project
03/03/2015 03:49 PM EST - SHEFFIELD >> Voters from Sheffield and Egremont on Monday overwhelmingly approved their respective shares of a $7. Full Story

County Fare: Temple Anshe Amunim pair nominated for Excellence in Jewish Education award
03/03/2015 03:35 PM EST - Two educators from Pittsfield's Temple Anshe Amunim, education director Esther Benari-Altmann and youth director Rachel Alemany, have been nominated for the Excellence in Jewish Education award by the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation. Full Story

Pittsfield panel works to add teeth to affirmative action policy
03/03/2015 02:55 PM EST - PITTSFIELD >> A City Council subcommittee wants a streamlined ordinance that will give some legal teeth to the hiring plan that promotes diversity among Pittsfield's municipal workforce. Full Story

In the courts
03/03/2015 02:05 PM EST - In Northern Berkshire District Court on Wednesday: Jennifer Hassenpflug, 26, of Eastview Drive, Cheshire, was fined $300 after she admitted to sufficient facts on a charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle that was continued without a finding until Feb. Full Story

Taconic High School: Pittsfield's share of project estimated at $40 million
03/03/2015 05:58 AM EST - PITTSFIELD - With the budget phase for a planned new Taconic High School entering crunch time, the city's design team and project consultant outlined a $116 million project Monday that, with estimated state reimbursements, would cost local taxpayers just over $40 million. Full Story

New Mexico couple gets engaged, then stranded on mountaintop

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An ecstatic New Mexico couple who got engaged on top of Sandia Peak had to curtail their celebrations after getting stuck for hours because of high winds. Full Story