For 10 weeks, Reid Middle School students gave up their Tuesday nights to spend time in the school's library learning about the law. On Friday, they put that knowledge to the test as student attorneys in a mock trial program.
Humorist David Sedaris, comedian Colin Mochrie and folk and blues singer-songwriter Tom Rush are among the national and regional acts coming to the Colonial Theatre.
After four days of testimony in Berkshire Superior Court, the Berkshire District Attorney's office rested its case against three people charged with murder in the death of Asiyanna Jones.
Don't even think of bolting on service to Pittsfield later, a lawmaker says. As a new commission begins work, a demand for regional equity in transportation sounds loud and clear.
At the corner of Eagle, River and Canal streets, a large BP sign can be seen, but demolition of the former gas station is underway. The roof once over the station is gone.
After an unusually mild early December, seasonable temperatures return, with several inches of snow expected late Sunday into early Monday, though the forecast is subject to change depending on the storm track.
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In Pittsfield and Lenox, heated disputes over where and how to site cell towers signal a need for authoritative answers that our communities, …
Columnist James Brooke writes: "Clipping the wings of Himars rocket launchers sent to Ukraine, the Biden administration made hardware and software fixes to prevent rockets from reaching Russia. American officials apparently forgot that in the Soviet era, Ukrainian engineers designed and built intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of hitting New York."
A Great Barrington-to-Wassaic shuttle will improve Berkshire travel connections, and it is doable and cost efficient. We can't wait to see those wheels turn.
In a recent post on his social media site, our former president called for the “termination” of the U.S. Constitution.
The Massachusetts Teachers Association rolled out its five top education and labor priorities for the 2023-24 session at the Statehouse on Thursday afternoon, joined by educators and supportive legislators.
A Massachusetts man accused of saying “Go back to China” to a family of Asian descent and then twice striking one of them with his car has been released with conditions. At a court hearing Thursday, 77-year-old John Sullivan of Quincy was deemed by a judge to be dangerous. He was nonetheless released to home confinement with GPS monitoring, with exceptions for medical and court appointments. Sullivan had been held without bail since his arrest Dec. 2. He has pleaded not guilty to several charges including assault and battery to intimidate based on race, a hate crime. Sullivan’s attorney said his client disputes the allegations.
The Justice Department’s inspector general has released its report on the 2018 beating death of notorious gangster James “Whitey” Bulger at the hands of fellow inmates at a federal prison in West Virginia. The internal watchdog finds multiple layers of management failures, widespread incompetence and flawed policies at the Bureau of Prisons. The report says at least six bureau workers should be disciplined. The 89-year-old Bulger, who also was an FBI informant, was killed in his cell hours after he arrived at the troubled West Virginia prison. The Justice Department has charged three men in the case. Bulger spent 16 years as one of America’s most wanted figures before he was captured.
A bylaw that allows anyone, regardless of gender, to go topless on Nantucket’s beaches has been approved by the Massachusetts attorney general’s office. In its decision Tuesday, the office said the resort island's Gender Equality on Beaches measure does not conflict with the state constitution. Residents passed the bylaw amendment at a town meeting by a vote of 327-242. It was originally proposed by seventh-generation Nantucket resident Dorothy Stover, who said it was about equity. On its website, the town urged patience during an adjustment period.
The Bushnell-Sage Library has issued a call for Berkshire artists to enter a juried art show in conjunction with “Crossroads: Change in Rural America,” the Smithsonian exhibit coming to the library in spring 2023.
Berkshire HorseWorks is offering Photography 101, a workshop for ages 8 to 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 7 to 21.
Tickets for newly added performances to the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center 2023 Winter/Spring concert series featuring blues legend Robert Cray and singer-songwriter Joan Osborne, with special guests Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams go on sale Friday, Dec. 16.
If you're looking for a showstopper cookie to bring to the party, try these delicious seasonal cookies that come out beautifully laminated, almost like a pastry.
The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow's concert billed as a “presale” event for a multi-faceted project that includes a live album and a documentary film, each of will be completed early next year. Fans at the concert will learn how they can register to purchase the materials directly from the artists and filmmakers.
"It's a Wrap," a holiday show featuring the works of Morgan Bulkeley, Sue Muskat, Kristen Palazzo, Scott Prior, Karin Schaefer, Joy Taylor, Ann Wolf and Eric Wolf opens Saturday, Dec. 10, at Bernay Fine Art.
We sit down with April Jordan, the owner of Rock'n Ink in Pittsfield, to learn how she went from doodling in school to a becoming a master artist, a distinction bestowed on tattooists with at least 10 years of experience.
Michael Ullrich was named tournament MVP as the Eagles built a big lead and hung on Friday night in Turners Falls.
Monument Mountain drove up to Pittsfield and drove back home with two wins, one each for the boys and girls swim teams in a season-opening win over Taconic.
The reaction from members of the UMass women's basketball team is the same as it is in many parts of the country. The Minutewomen are glad that Brittney Griner is home.
Wahconah girls basketball took its first game of the season behind great 3-point shooting in a home win over Hoosac Valley.