Pittsfield Public Schools held a meet and greet for its newly assigned school resource officers on Monday, introducing parents to Officers Izinna Degraffenried and Ansy Jumeau, who recently began their respective assignments at Taconic High School and Reid and Herberg middle schools.
The store has been an almost 10-year process in the making, one of the owners said.
After three decades helping crime survivors navigate the court system in Berkshire County, Jane Kibby-Peirce has picked up a statewide lifetime achievement award.
The intersection at fast-moving Route 7 has young drivers turning into traffic as they arrive and leave.
Mayor Jennifer Macksey says 'domestic incident' involving former Police Chief Jason Wood was not the reason Wood was relieved of duty
In a statement, Mayor Jennifer Macksey said she “lost trust and confidence” in Chief Wood’s ability to lead the North Adams Police Department.
In Lenox, a total of $358,000 is expected in phases. Now, Town Hall needs to decide how to best use it. The new Rural Recovery Center in Great Barrington is the likely beneficiary.
TODAY'S TOP HEADLINES
- Pittsfield Schools Resource Officers speak of their outlook and concerns
- Mayor Jennifer Macksey says 'domestic incident' involving former Police Chief Jason Wood was not the reason Wood was relieved of duty
- When April 20 rolls around, one cannabis dispensary in Pittsfield will shut down. Here's why
- DOT installing safety system at accident-prone intersection in Great Barrington
- Pittsfield Public Schools add two new school resource officers for middle and high schools
- Red Shirt Farm in Lanesborough is starting work on an almost $800,000 project to build a farm store and commercial kitchen
- It's a family affair at the 2023 Berkshire County Girls Basketball Hall of Fame induction
- Just in time for the busy summer season, Starving Artist Cafe in Lee completes its renovation
- Director of Victim Assistance for Berkshire DA's office wins statewide award
- Tanglewood is looking to fill over 275 jobs this summer
- Photos: Western Mass. Senior All Star Game
- Photos: Ukrainian egg decorating workshop at First Congregational in Williamstown
- Photos: Adams residents beat the cold at ThunderFest 2023
- Photos: Artists get ready for Berkshire Art Center's Annual Gala
- Photos: Today in History for March 28
- Photos: Spring fishing at the Cheshire Reservoir
- Photos: Climate action group protests big banks for their investment in fossil fuel industry
- Photos: High School Team Bowling State Championships
- Photos: A warm March afternoon on the Rail Trail
- PHOTOS: Goon Jam at Bousquet Ski Area
Living in the Berkshires, I have been fortunate to have some really good doctors. But I also know that doctors who decide to practice here make a sacrifice to do so. While the Berkshires are a beautiful place to live and raise children, doctors do not make the same salary as they would in a metropolitan area, and with the student debt that most physician’s carry it is a real problem.
One after another, they looked at a seething, conspiracy-addled crowd and indulged, fed and stoked every element of their furious worldview. I didn’t see a single true leader on Trump’s stage, not even Trump himself. I saw a collection of followers, each vying for the affection of the real power in Waco, the coddled populist mob.
College basketball is so much fun to watch. And perhaps Charlie Baker, who knows how to survive and achieve in a hostile environment, will get the NCAA’s problems squared away.
It’s a blessing moving into a home, as I did 13 years ago, where the previous owners had been interested in the plantings. Hence a lovely hawt…
Just years after labor activists persuaded a handful of states to raise their minimum wage to $15 per hour, workers initially thrilled with the pay bump are finding their hard-won gains erased by inflation. New York, California, and Massachusetts are among states where legislation has been filed to boost minimum wages to $20 or more. But opponents to hikes in wages say it can be detrimental to small businesses who already operate on thin margins. Barry Nicholson, a businessowner in Corning, a city by the Finger Lakes in New York, said a big wage increase would be “a smack in the face to small businesses.”
Phillip Eng, an engineer with decades of experience running public transit systems, has been named the general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, the Boston area’s troubled public transit agency. Democratic Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey made the announcement Monday. Eng, the former president of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Long Island Rail Road and one-time interim President of New York City Transit, is currently executive vice president at an engineering consultant firm. The MBTA oversees the nation’s oldest subway system as well as commuter rail, bus and ferry service and has come under intense scrutiny in recent years for a series of safety issues that led to a federal review.
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.
St. Mary's School has announced its second-quarter honor roll for the 2022-2023 school year.
The Clark Art Institute’s First Sunday Free program on Sunday, April 2, offers free admission to the galleries and special exhibitions, a series of special activities and a pop-up display of works on paper.
Stephentown town historian Pat Flint will give a talk on Stephentown's early doctors at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at the Heritage Center.
The Philoptochos Society of St. George Greek Orthodox Church is conducting its annual Easter Greek pastry sale as a preorder event. Order deadline is April 2.
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.
The owners recently took out part of the former countertop and pushed it further out into the entryway, allowing for a more efficient production process and a more organized customer service experience.
Gabe Spinelli, the first player from Darrow to sign a National Letter of Intent to play Division I basketball, is leaving Evansville. Spinelli, and UMass forward Dyondre Dominguez, are two of the latest D-I players to enter the Transfer Portal.
The Class of 2023 was inducted in the Berkshire County Girls Basketball Hall of Fame Saturday. The class of nine included mother-daughter and father-daughter combinations.
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.
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.