For some residents of Windsor, mail delivery is more predictable than the weather. They know it isn’t coming. The U.S. Postal Service says its vans can’t navigate dirt roads where snow and ice lingers in winter. Other delivery services manage to get through, residents say. Town officials have been looking for answers for more than a year.
One day last week, the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Berkshire County hit an unusual high. That tally has eased, but questions remain: How severely will a new strain of the virus, known as XBB1.5, affect public health in the region?
"We know the exhaustion of constant police brutality, but we cannot give up the fight for police reform. Our lives depend on it," Dennis Powell — president of the NAACP Berkshire County Branch, an organization hosting the rally — wrote in a news release for the event.
Around 10:30 p.m., Friday police responded to a report that shots were fired near Zen's Pub, according to the police call log posted on their website.
Six months after J.C. Chadwell was acquitted of murder, his sister Yulanda Chadwell was acquitted of the accusation she lied to police.
A close vote Tuesday had some city councilors thinking they'd passed a petition to allow voters to have their say on removing the North Street bike lanes come November. But city leaders say there's one more vote between that question and the ballot.
TODAY'S TOP HEADLINES
- Pittsfield's Imperial Bowling Center is reopening and getting a major makeover with a new name: K&M Bowling
- Here's where the 'well loved' Ashuwillticook Rail Trail is heading next in Pittsfield
- Melissa and Mia Mazzeo join Barnbrook Realty as Realtor associates
- Monument Mountain staves off South Hadley to clinch postseason trip on a big night in Great Barrington
- An animal tranquilizer is turning up in the illicit drug supply, including in the Berkshires
- Local agents team up to launch tax and accounting firm O'Connor and Agar in Sheffield
- What you should know about the latest COVID-19 strain XBB1.5, also known as 'Kraken'
- East Side Cafe, Magic Touch Spa and a Pittsfield resident's car all take damage from plow truck drivers after a recent snowstorm
- Pittsfield police investigate shots fired on Tyler Street in Pittsfield
- Letter: Trump and his attorney get a fitting reprimand from US District Court judge
- Photos: Monument Mountain boys basketball vs South Hadley
- Photos: Monument Mountain swimmers visit Wahconah at Pittsfield Family YMCA
- Photos: Taconic boys basketball hosts West Springfield Friday night
- Photos: Community Health and Wellness Fair at the Berkshire Athenaeum
- Photos: Hitting the slopes at Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort
- Photos: Clearing the cross-country ski trails after 'Top 5' winter storm at Notchview Reservation in Windsor
- Photos: PHS vs Chicopee girls basketball
- Photos: Cheshire Town Offices will move into the former Cheshire Elementary School
- Photos: Today in History for Jan. 28
- Photos: A look back at skiing in the Berkshires
The most pressing question must be answered sooner rather than later: Exactly what is the status of that $31 million in tax credits that Massachusetts offered Wayfair for job creation in the commonwealth?
Who was that fellow running down this lonesome stretch of road? Haven’t I seen him before, in Windsor, perhaps, during a snowstorm? Or was it in Savoy, when he emerged through a wintry fog?
Watching movies and TV shows on devices not much larger than a postage stamp feels as if civilization is taking a giant leap backward. I’m almost ready to chalk it up to bad parenting.
Eagle columnist Leonard Quart writes: "The film offers a clear and powerful, if slightly too sanitized version, of a Russian hero and martyr."
A Massachusetts prosecutor says a mother has been charged with reckless endangerment of a child in connection with the death of her 2-year-old daughter, who allegedly was exposed to illegal drugs while the two were living in a car in Peabody. The 28-year-old woman was ordered held without bail following her arraignment Friday. She pleaded not guilty to the charge, as well as to a charge of permitting substantial injuries to a child. The prosecutor said the child was brought to a hospital on Jan. 18 after she appeared unresponsive. Efforts to revive her were unsuccessful. A message seeking comment was left for the woman's lawyer.
Addressing hundreds of business leaders, Gov. Maura Healey said she is keyed into their concerns about competitiveness, tax burdens, a shortage of employees, runaway housing prices and unreliable transportation services. But her speech included few specifics about what her nascent administration will do to tackle those issues.
After agreeing to a $110 million one-year extension, lawmakers, advocates and families are calling for the state to make school meals free for all Massachusetts students permanently.
Guardrail work will cause delays Monday and Tuesday on an eastbound section of I-90 in West Stockbridge.
Berkshire Community College held a traditional pinning ceremony and awards night for 19 graduates of its Associate Degree in Nursing program on Thursday evening, Jan. 26.
The Berkshire Conservation District and Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter, are offering a pollinator-friendly resolution webinar at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31.
Mexican-born husband and wife team, Jaime Lozano and Florencia Cuenca present “Broadway en Spanglish" at Club B-10 at Mass MoCA on Saturday, Feb. 4.
January may seem bleak, but winter in the Berkshires is anything but dull. Check out these musical events coming to area stages in the next few weeks.
Practitioners of the New Perennial Movement do not, typically, insist on the use of locally native plants in their landscapes. Indeed, especially in Great Britain, this school has popularized the concept of “novel ecosystems.”
William Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers will take the stage for a special Valentine's presentation, "I'll Be Thine, Valentine: Romeo & Juliet," 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 at Shakespeare & Company's Tina Packer Playhouse.
Luigi Iasilli and his partner Bridget Cappo have relocated their successful Max restaurants from Manhattan to the Berkshires by way of Columbia County, N.Y.
Back in July, Evan Franz made a surprise appearance as a member of the Brockton Rox at Wahconah Park, singling after signing a one-day contract.
Lauren R. Stevens takes you on a 3-mile hike in Williamstown this week.
For the first time since the 2019 season, the Williams men have lost consecutive NESCAC league games. It happened Friday night in Williamstown when Tufts knocked off the 10th-ranked Ephs.
Gene Chague talks coyotes, the fly-tying event at Berkshire Outfitters, a new designation for the Housatonic River and more in this week's Berkshire Woods and Waters column.