As a 911 dispatcher for the Berkshire County Sheriff's Office, Kristin Keefner is trained to keep her cool while others are losing theirs
Kristin Keefner has learned to stay calm when others are in crisis through her job as a 911 emergency dispatcher for the Berkshire County Sheriff's Office.
A judge set $10,000 bail for the Pittsfield man accused of causing two crashes. That's twice as much as the DA's office asked for
Kevin Reale, whom police accuse of speeding through Dalton and Pittsfield earlier this week and causing two crashes, had his bail set Thursday at $10,000 — twice what the DA's office asked for.
Antisemitic incidents rose to record levels in Massachusetts last year. Three were reported in the Berkshires
“The woman pulling out of the space they were waiting for started spewing antisemitic insults at them with no provocation and no indication that they were Jewish, which it turns out they were."
Adams and its Select Board have been cited for not posting a public meeting notice in the proper place: Town Hall
In a letter sent to the town and the complainant resolving the complaint, which was filed by Catherine Foster on Feb. 7, Assistant Attorney General Mary Nguyen found that the Board “failed to post notice for its December 14 meeting at the Town’s designated posting location.”
Ernest Cardillo's civil claim accused Donald Chabon of defamation and infliction of emotional distress for comments he made to a Springfield Republican reporter covering protests that surrounded Cardillo's 2019 termination from his post as Stockbridge fire chief.
Parks Commission chair Clifford Nilan said the commission would switch to having a formal open microphone period at the beginning of its meetings over the next three or four months.
TODAY'S TOP HEADLINES
- We sent three reporters out to hunt for thrifted treasures in the Berkshires. Here's what they found ...
- A company that was planning to invest in the Triplex Cinema is short on cash. If the money isn't raised, the theater could close
- For the owners of Shelley's Kitchen, formerly Joanne's Elm Street Luncheonette, the change in management comes 'full circle'
- A Pittsfield man is accused of causing crashes in Pittsfield and Dalton while traveling at high speeds, injuring himself and two others
- Nicholas Felix, owner of Brooke Astor's Tyringham home, hopes his restoration would make the socialite and philanthropist proud
- As a 911 dispatcher for the Berkshire County Sheriff's Office, Kristin Keefner is trained to keep her cool while others are losing theirs
- 'Please fix it': Strong support for east-west rail at Northampton hearing
- The Lee Police Department has been short-staffed for years. Now, four new officers are joining the force
- AG cites Great Barrington officials for holding closed sessions on short-term rental bylaw revisions
- New England Public Media lays off 17, ends 'Connecting Point'
- Photos: A warm March afternoon on the Rail Trail
- PHOTOS: Goon Jam at Bousquet Ski Area
- Photos: High School Team Bowling State Championships
- Photos: Climate action group protests big banks for their investment in fossil fuel industry
- Photos: Thrift shopping in the Berkshires
- Photos: Spring fishing at the Cheshire Reservoir
- Photos: Mount Greylock baseball hosts tryouts to kick off spring sports season
- Photos: Pedrin's Dairy Bar opens for season
- Photos: Today in History for March 22
- Photos: Today in History for March 23
Basketball embodies Americans’ innate practicality. Hoops can be played indoors or out. All you need is... a hoop.
I have never met a woman who terminated a pregnancy without first contemplating the alternatives and imagining the outcomes. It is a decision that no woman makes lightly, and every woman hopes she’ll never have to make at all.
Seth Brown writes: "I'd like to say that I used to be a completionist and then finished. But it's a hard habit to break."
At the darkest hour in the toughest conditions, these Southern Berkshire emergency responders embodied the grit and bravery sometimes required to answer the call of duty. Last week, that call beckoned from within a storm that could stop a snowmobile in its tracks — but it couldn't stop these rescuers. For that, they have our sincere gratitude.
Officials say five freight train cars have derailed in Massachusetts. But no hazardous materials were being hauled, and there were no reports of injuries. Authorities say the freight cars toppled over at about 11:30 a.m. Thursday. They were carrying sealed containers of trash and recycling material. The fire department called railway operator CSX and the utility National Grid to the scene, and officials took precautions to protect a nearby waterway. The train was not moving at the time of the derailment. CSX said there were no effects on the environment, and the cause remains under investigation. CSX said the cars derailed on a line jointly owned with Norfolk Southern.
Officials say a department-issued rifle has been stolen from a marked Massachusetts State Police cruiser. An agency spokesperson said Thursday it appears that someone forced their way into the vehicle overnight and took the rifle from its secured mount. The vehicle was locked and parked in the garage of a residential complex in Malden, just north of Boston. The spokesperson says there is no indication the weapon has been used since it was reported stolen. It is standard department procedure for troopers who are assigned patrol rifles to secure them in their cruisers while off duty.
Dozens of Western Massachusetts residents packed into the Northampton Senior Center on Tuesday, urging policymakers to make frequent, affordable rail service connecting the state's eastern and western halves a reality.
A former Haitian mayor has been charged with lying on his U.S. visa application. The arrest of 50-year-old Jean Morose Viliena in Massachusetts on Wednesday came just one day after he was found liable in a civil trial for his role in a killing and two attempted slayings in his home country. Federal prosecutors say Viliena was indicted on three counts of fraud for writing on his visa application that he had never been involved in acts of violence in his homeland. Authorities allege that while mayor of the town of Les Irois on Haiti’s western tip, Viliena was involved in acts of violence against political foes.
"Into the Reeds," a nontraditional chamber music performance, will be presented by Bend the Knotted Oak on Sunday, March 26, in the Hunter-Wade Studio.
A Ukrainian Easter Egg workshop to benefit Ukraine relief efforts will take place Sunday, March 26, at First Congregational Church.
The Western Mass. Hilltown Hikers announce a guided hike up Shatterack Mountain to Blue Rock Lookout on Saturday, March 25.
ADAMS — Pete’s Gun Shop is holding a live-fire NRA- and Massachusetts State Police-certified License to Carry safety course on Sunday, April 23.
Edith Wharton-Straw Dog Writers Guild residency continues to give writers space and quiet needed 'to think uninterrupted'
This week, Cat Wei, Parvati Ramchandani and Mario Giannone are writing in Edith Wharton’s innermost rooms. They have come to The Mount on a raw almost-spring day as writers in residence — three of the nine who will come in March, as part of the 2023 Edith Wharton-Straw Dog Writers-in-Residence program.
How well do we know, really know, our dearest beloved — wife, husband, lover, child? What happens when trust is eroded? How do we repair the damage? Those questions go to the heart of playwright Kate Snodgrass’ edgy, sly comedy, “The Art of Burning” which is being given a cannily staged, persuasively acted production at Hartford Stage.
A March snowstorm downed trees and powerlines. It also left behind a winter wonderland filled with feathered friends including two bald eagles
It is barely light outside, but as I move from window to window, I can see mountains of snow. Atop the platform bird feeders are giant cubes of snow, like marshmallows for pterodactyls.
Meredith Lynsey Schade, an award-winning non-profit and commercial theater executive, producer and consultant with over two decades of continuous success in the theater industry, joins Barrington Stage Company as its new managing director.
For the owners of Shelley's Kitchen, formerly Joanne's Elm Street Luncheonette, the change in management comes 'full circle'
A Pittsfield staple changed hands at the beginning of February, when Joanne Longton, owner of the Elm Street Luncheonette for 48 years, sold the business to her former employee Shelley Strizzi. Now, Shelley's Kitchen picks up where Longton left off.
The MIAA's power rankings did their jobs. According to the association, more than 80 percent of the higher-seeded teams in the basketball and hockey tournaments won their games. Almost three-quarters of the No.1 seeds won their respective championships.
GREAT BARRINGTON — The high school bowling season came to a close recently with the team state championships held at Cove Lanes in the Berkshi…
The Williams College men's basketball team was nationally ranked from the start of the season to the finish. The Ephs ended up 23rd in the D3hoops.com national Top 25.
Mount Greylock won its first MIAA state baseball championship last June. On Monday, a new crop of Mounties got tryouts underway on opening day for spring practices.
Things to do this week in Berkshire County
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.
The annual guide to preparing your home for the coming New England winter.
Berkshire Community College presents an annual roundup of forty young leaders making a difference in Berkshire County.
Embrace warmer weather with the Berkshire Eagle's guide to backyard improvement.