North Adams Mayor Jennifer Macksey revealed that she will not be renewing Police Chief Jason Wood's contract, who is on paid administrative leave through June. After that, he will no longer be working for the city.
Massachusetts State Senate President Karen Spilka visits the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, talks rural aid
State Senate President Karen Spilka addressed questions about rural school aid, a state program to set up homeless shelters in state-owned buildings, East-West Rail and Chapter 90 funding, among other topics.
Noradamus Wilson’s Emporium Snack Bar opened Friday in Berkshire Emporium & Antiques.
One year later: What’s happened with the mixed-income rental housing complex at Brushwood Farm in Lenox?
Developer Pennrose LLC, awaiting approval of state tax credits and other financing, is now aiming to break ground on the 65-unit rental apartment project next spring.
The daytime snow, sleet and rain should be no problem on Saturday, and there’s good news for the week ahead, at least by late-March standards.
A good idea. Up in the air. It's the right thing to do. Those were some of the reactions Friday from city residents about a proposal to use a vacant Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts dormitory as a shelter for homeless families.
TODAY'S TOP HEADLINES
- State sends rapid respond team to a Pittsfield nursing home after COVID outbreak hits more than 60 residents, staff
- Mayor Macksey: Jason Wood relieved of duty as North Adams police chief
- Two missing persons, two search and rescues: Lenox Police report success for both team efforts
- 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
- MCLA may turn one of its dorms into a homeless shelter for families. Some North Adams officials are wary of the plan
- Nicholas Felix, owner of Brooke Astor's Tyringham home, hopes his restoration would make the socialite and philanthropist proud
- Public forum on Greylock Glen campsite development in Adams draws hundreds
- There are 15 vacant storefronts in downtown Pittsfield. The Berkshire Black Economic Council wants to fill those by offering money to new businesses
- Williamstown Theatre Festival summer season will have a slimmed-down look with only one fully mounted production
- Neighbors, students weigh in on proposal to use vacant MCLA dorm as a homeless shelter
- Photos: Western Mass. Senior All Star Game
- Photos: Adams residents beat the cold at ThunderFest 2023
- Photos: Artists get ready for Berkshire Art Center's Annual Gala
- Photos: Spring fishing at the Cheshire Reservoir
- Photos: A warm March afternoon on the Rail Trail
- Photos: Climate action group protests big banks for their investment in fossil fuel industry
- PHOTOS: Goon Jam at Bousquet Ski Area
- Photos: Thrift shopping in the Berkshires
- Photos: High School Team Bowling State Championships
- Photos: Today in History for March 25
Canyon Ranch gave more to the Berkshires than jobs for its workers and room taxes to Lenox.
Cell service is itself a public health issue, though not just in the way tower opponents claim it is. If police or firefighters cannot make or receive emergency cellphone calls from huge swaths of a town in the 21st century, that is a public health problem. If residents who live in those coverage gaps lose power and are cut off from the outside world, as they were in the recent nor'easter, that is a public safety issue.
For hundreds of years, Moscow surrounded itself with satellite countries run by obsequious rulers. From the Soviet days, think of Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia and East Germany. Now, in a tale of changing places, Russia is emerging as an economic satellite of China.
If I wanted to play it safe, I’d employ a “verbal hedge,” which is a word or phrase used to lessen the impact of a statement.
A massive fire has destroyed five homes and damaged three others in a beachfront neighborhood in Scituate. The fire broke out Friday night near Minot Beach. No injuries have been reported. The fire chief told nbcboston.com that the American Red Cross of Massachusetts is helping about a half dozen people who were displaced. The Scituate Police Department said Friday night that residents should expect potential power outages and issues with water pressure and discoloration. Crews are expected to remain on the scene on Saturday to extinguish any hotspots. The cause of the fire is being investigated.
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.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation will be conducting signal work at the intersection of Routes 7 and 20 at Hubbard Street on Monday, March 27. A temporary closure at the intersection will be required.
Mount Everett Regional School has announced the second-quarter honor roll for students in grades 6-12.
Bard College at Simon’s Rock celebrates Pride this March with a Pride Week lecture and dance performance.
Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum will offer two Slavic Easter egg decorating demonstrations and instructional workshops on Saturday, April 1.
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.
There are 15 vacant storefronts in downtown Pittsfield. The Berkshire Black Economic Council wants to fill those by offering money to new businesses
The grant program, called Vibe North Street, will award either seed (up to $7,500) or sapling money (up to $25,000). It is funded by the Mass Development's Transformative Initiative and the plan is to award it to four to six applicants.
Berkshire County ballers suited up one more time to take the floor at the Court of Dreams on campus at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield Friday night.
With the local basketball season now over, Eagle sports columnist Howard Herman takes a glance in the rearview mirror.
Lauren R. Stevens dives in to some history this week along the accessible Old Mill Trail in Hinsdale and Dalton.
This week's Berkshire Woods and Waters column features a deep dive into Governor Maura Healey's promise to pause logging on state-owned forest land.
Things to do this week in Berkshire County
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.
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.