Soldier On set to close overflow Pittsfield shelter

04/17/2014 05:30 PM EDT
PITTSFIELD -- Soldier On's overflow emergency housing shelter will be closed for the winter after Sunday. 
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Berkshire South sets spring break activities for school kids
04/17/2014 01:40 PM EDT - GREAT BARRINGTON -- Berkshire Co-op Market and Berkshire South Regional Community Center have partnered again to offer an annual week of free, fun and educational programs during school vacation, April 21-25. Full Story

Ecu-Health Care, North Berkshire's link to health care, relocates
04/17/2014 01:32 PM EDT - NORTH ADAMS -- The closing of North Adams Regional Hospital hasn't stopped Ecu-Health Care from helping Northern Berkshire County residents access health insurance. Full Story

Williamstown Select Board backs affordable housing project at PhoTech Mill site
04/17/2014 11:56 AM EDT - WILLIAMSTOWN -- A plan to build affordable housing units on a brownfield site in the town has won the endorsement of the Select Board, leaving in question the future of a second such site. Full Story

Pittsfield loans mobile command center as Stockbridge town offices are sealed off
04/17/2014 08:40 AM EDT - STOCKBRIDGE -- The Town offices, focal point for local government, the police station and community activities, will be sealed off from Friday through Monday because of an environmental project. Full Story

MCLA gives vets a place of their own - the Veterans Resource Center
04/17/2014 07:06 AM EDT - NORTH ADAMS -- A new space at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts aims to give more support to a fast-growing student population -- veterans. Full Story

Ex-Village Ambulance GM admits theft of $240K, gets probation
04/17/2014 07:31 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD -- The former general manager of a local ambulance service who allegedly stole nearly a quarter million dollars from the nonprofit -- with the help of his wife -- was sentenced on Wednesday to probation and ordered to pay back the money. Full Story

Berkshire students #GetConnected at leadership conference
04/17/2014 01:29 PM EDT - BECKET -- More than 100 students from 14 Berkshire County schools climbed towers, launched rockets and created new works of art and writing on Wednesday during the annual "411 in the 413" youth leadership conference. Full Story

Pittsfield middle school students arrested in separate incidents
04/17/2014 12:34 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD -- Two 13-year-old students were arrested on Tuesday during separate incidents at two Pittsfield middle schools. Full Story

Three months into job, BerkshireWorks head Monterosso on paid leave
04/16/2014 07:09 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD -- William Monterosso is on paid leave from his job as executive director of the BerkshireWorks Career Center, according to sources familiar with the operation. Full Story

This opera singer treated Paris commuters to a surprise performance

At times, opera singer Christophe Ménager likes to treat commuters in the Paris metro to a performance. In this comedic piece of opera, he clearly enjoys singing to passers-by. Full Story
Gmail makes sending mobile photos easier

Now, you can insert an assortment of pictures or photo albums directly into email, resize them within the message and make sharing with friends and family less of a time-consuming process overall. Full Story
'Bears': Survival is the bare necessity (review)

Wildlife documentary pros Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey follow their well-established format of anthropomorphizing animals with human names, motivations and emotions, while still providing educational information and visuals so stunning, you'll wonder how they were shot. Full Story