Sunday will be the nicest day of the upcoming week, followed by three days of clouds and showers. Then, a warmup and a return of sunshine are likely late in the week and into next weekend.
Father's Day is June 18. Honor the father-figure in your life by sharing a funny story, some good advice or simply why your dad is the best dad of them all.
What's going on in Housatonic these days? There's a renaissance happening in this "sleepy" village, say residents.
In the Berkshires, for the Berkshires, from The Berkshire Eagle: BerkshiresWeek.com makes its new debut
With so many parts of our life being reimagined after the pandemic, we're revving up this much-beloved cultural guide, while reimagining Berkshires Week for your mobile device and the way you live today. We're excited for you to visit BerkshiresWeek.com.
A Lee teacher is resigning after student artwork displayed swastikas, saying he no longer feels safe at the school
Hanging from the walls and ceiling were pieces of butterfly artwork by sixth graders. That’s not unusual, but the swastika emblems on the artwork was something different.
A Dalton man accused in a fatal OUI crash has been sentenced to jail for violating his probation in a prior OUI crash
A Dalton man accused of drunken driving in 2021 was supposed to stay out of trouble if he wanted to stay a free man. But then, he was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence again, this time causing a crash that killed 85-year-old John Cicchetti.
TODAY'S TOP HEADLINES
- Instead of hauling endless bags of mulch into your yard, fill your garden's empty space by planting 'green mulches'
- A Lee teacher is resigning after student artwork displayed swastikas, saying he no longer feels safe at the school
- Is vegan-organic gardening the next plant-based trend? Or a sustainable alternative to animal manure?
- A Dalton man accused in a fatal OUI crash has been sentenced to jail for violating his probation in a prior OUI crash
- A judge declared a mistrial in the murder case against Bronx man accused in the fatal shooting of David Green Jr. in November 2018
- Police clear large area in search for Savoy man accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend, but he remains at-large
- The Pittsfield City Council has voted to approve steep hikes in water and sewer rates. Here's how it will affect your bill
- Catching sight of a willow flycatcher is among the delights of May
- A North Adams arson suspect has been arrested in New Hampshire
- Finally, the smoke has cleared. But for how long will the sunny, warm weather stick around?
- Photos: Mount Greylock tennis plays Ipswich in the State Tournament
- Photos: Pittsfield Suns play Norwich Sea Unicorns in home game at Wahconah Park
- Photos: Road milling on State Road in North Adams causes traffic woes
- Photos: McCann Technical High School graduation 2023
- Photos: Pittsfield High School Prom 2023
- Photos: Lenox High School prom at Ventfort Hall
- Photos: Lenox girls tennis plays indoors at Bousquet Sport in state tournament match
- Photos: McCann Post Secondary Programs graduation 2023
- Photos: Walk to School Day in North Adams
- Photos: Monument Mountain baseball fell to Hamilton-Wenham in Division IV Sweet 16
The Geneva Conventions explicitly ban targeting dams in war because of the danger to civilians. But Russia seems to add this to its scorched-earth tactics in eastern Ukraine.
A recent Eagle report delves into how the Berkshire District Attorney approaches low-level drug crimes compared to his predecessor. Those diff…
As we enter another presidential campaign cycle, we should heed the words about words from former U.S. presidents, counsels columnist Curtis Honeycutt. Pay attention to what candidates say and measure them against what they have done.
We suffer from the aspirations of a nation of great expectations. It is a midlife existential crisis when we face decrepitude and decline of democracy. We idolize tyrants, thieves and thespians. Failing to find peace in ourselves, we look to others to save or complete us.
Hearst Connecticut Media. June 7, 2023.
The Massachusetts Senate unveiled a long-awaited $590 million tax relief proposal Thursday as the Democratic-led Senate and House, and Democratic Gov. Maura Healey, work to come up with a final tax-cutting plan. The Senate proposal would increase the rental deduction cap from $3,000 to $4,000, increase the child and dependent tax credit from $180 to $310 per child or dependent and bump up the earned income tax credit from 30% to 40% of the federal credit. The Senate, like the House, would also raise the state’s estate tax threshold from $1 million to $2 million. The Senate is expected to debate the bill next week.
The prosecutor in the murder trial of a man charged with killing a Massachusetts police officer and an innocent bystander nearly five years ago told jurors in opening statements that the suspect acted with deliberation when he used the officer’s own gun to shoot him multiple times. The defense, however, on Thursday described a defendant who has spent years struggling with mental illness made worse by frequent marijuana use. Emanuel Lopes faces 11 charges in all, including two counts of murder, in connection with the killings of Weymouth police Sgt. Michael Chesna, a veteran and married father of two, and bystander Vera Adams, a 77-year-old widow, on July 15, 2018.
A growing number of states are decriminalizing fentanyl testing strips, seeking to protect people who use drugs from unwitting exposure to the highly potent synthetic opioid ravaging the U.S. with overdose deaths. The strips have the support of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a way to help prevent fentanyl overdoses. But the strips are still technically illegal in some states under drug paraphernalia laws dating back decades. Now at least 20 states, including Ohio, Mississippi and Pennsylvania just this year, have legalized the test strips in a bid to combat rising deaths from the ever-present opioid crisis.
The Lenox Memorial High School quiz team will compete in the semifinals of "As Schools Match Wits" on Saturday, June 10.
Berkshire Community College announces a full slate of orientation sessions for new students over the coming months. All accepted students are invited to attend.
Fairview Hospital is bringing back its free summer health education series for the community from June 13 to 20.
The Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, to set priorities for the coming 2024 fiscal year.
“The Nether,” which is being given an earnest, if unilluminating and considerably less than satisfying production at Ghent Playhouse, runs through June 18.
The first of three exhibits chronicling the history of the Berkshire Museum, from its founding by Zenas Crane in 1903 to the present, opens on June 17.
Small private galleries have the ability to offer up new works by contemporary artists, big and small, well-known and unknown. Here in the Berkshires, we have a vast variety of galleries offering up artists working in a multitude of mediums. Offered here is a just a sampling of shows being offered by small art galleries in June.
Berkshire Museum's 'Romance & Nature: Art of the Hudson River School' highlights works from its permanent collection
"Romance & Nature: Art of the Hudson River School," highlighting works from the Berkshire Museum's permanent collection, is on view through Oct. 1.
Any company that can wag the flag of AI in front of the bull's face has seen its stock price soar, but investors should be warned that there are a lot of companies that are claiming to be in the forefront of AI when they are not.
It has been six years since Monument Mountain graduate Bobby Kinne first joined the Tampa Bay Rays organization. The Eagle caught up with the Coordinator of Major League Operations last weekend at Fenway Park.
Eagle sports columnist Howard Herman looks at how the hockey coaching tree at Williams College is sprouting another branch as one-time assistant Dana Borges has a new Division I job. He's taking what he learned under Bill Kangas to Arizona State.
Gene Chague: MassWildlife survey shows most brown trout in the Deerfield River are wild, not stocked
In this week's Berkshire Woods and Waters, Gene Chague talks trout in the Deerfield River, changes to goose hunting season, and some upcoming courses, classes and fishing events like Carp Palooza on June 24.
The Wild Goose Chase returns to the Housatonic River on Saturday, and will be followed by the annual Chocolate and Cookie Bowl races later this summer.
Things to do this week in Berkshire County
The Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires presents the 2023 Berkshire Nonprofit Awards
A tribute to those we have lost, December 2022 - February 2023
Prepare for the long-term with The Berkshire Eagle’s annual guide to financial readiness and life planning.
A tribute to those we have lost, September - November 2022
The best of the best of Berkshire County, chosen by Berkshire Eagle readers
1Berkshire presents the official guide to the 66th Annual Fall Foliage Parade.