An increased presence by the Massachusetts Environmental Police has helped but often doesn’t result in enforcement because by the time police arrive, the off-road vehicle riders have left the area.
With town leaders urging protection for senior taxpayers on limited, fixed incomes, two education spending proposals include 3.7% to 5.5% increases over current funding.
A question lies at the heart of a homicide that struck the community of Clarksburg last winter. Is the 37-year-old man accused of killing Dennis Bernardi fit to stand trial for murder?
A former assistant leader was accused of throwing a flash grenade at two Boy Scouts while at a camp in 2021.
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Shaloon Milord, the woman who was critically wounded in a pedestrian car crash last Monday, has died of her injuries. Her family and those who knew her in Pittsfield are not alone in mourning the loss, as she is remembered by people in Haiti, Chile and the United States.
TODAY'S TOP HEADLINES
- Christin Fetterolf and Bill Sweeney open Red's Viking Pub, 'a neighborhood pub for adults' in Adams
- There's power in positive thinking: 3 books to help you focus on your emotional, mental and physical wellbeing
- New Ashford residents feel threatened by off-road vehicles on their roads. But without a police force, who is going to enforce state laws?
- Former Adams Boy Scout leader is accused in court of reckless child endangerment
- Shaloon Milord, the woman critically injured in Monday's pedestrian car crash on West Street in Pittsfield, has died
- Don't touch that thermostat! 5 tips local plumbers want you to know to keep your house warm and your pipes from freezing right now
- Football and friendship is what these Pittsfield High School classmates cherish, making '80 for Brady' movie a perfect night out
- Gordon Hubbard, Mt. Greylock Campsite Park owner and former Lanesborough select board member, dies while skiing
- Lenox storms past rival Lee on Military Appreciation Night to get back in the win column
- Defense for man accused of killing Dennis Bernardi in Clarksburg asks for urgency in addressing question of client's mental competency
- Photos: New Lebanon Farmers Market & Grocery owner cuts his beard after customers raise $10,000 to help feed others
- Photos: Scoil Rince Bréifne Ó Ruairc Irish dancers perform outside Guido's Marketplace
- Photos: Berkshire Invitational Swimming
- Photos: Pittsfield warming centers and shelters open their doors to those seeking refuge from frigid temperatures
- Photos: Lenox boys basketball hosts Lee
- Photos: Today in History for Feb. 7
- 16+ recipes to try this game day
- Photos: West Street pedestrian accident
- Photos: Three Sisters Harvest Cafe opens at Great Barrington VFW
- Photos: Hot Plate Brewing Co. to open Thursday
A number of our scribes keep the Berkshires their home and make The Eagle their careers. Others grow their careers from here to the New York Times and Washington Posts and Boston Globes of the world. Think Danny Pearl (the intrepid investigative journalist at the Post) and Craig Walker (the two-time Pulitzer winner for photography) and Priscilla Painton (vice president and editor-in-chief at Simon & Schuster) and Roger Linscott (The Eagle editorial writer who brought home a Pulitzer). This list here is certainly abbreviated; the complete list would take several more columns like this one. Nevertheless, let’s add Larry Parnass to this list.
What can be learned about the life of a man who shoveled coal or hefted ice blocks most of his life?
Feb. 1 marks the begin of Black History Month. A history to be taught, a history to be celebrated, and a history to mourn.
NORTH ADAMS — Like many, I admit I have an addictive personality. I love sweets, spirits and other riches that are fine in moderation but easy…
Police in Massachusetts say an officer shot and killed a woman with a weapon after a family member requested a wellness check. The town of Easton's Police Chief Keith Boone said responding officers found the 56-year-old woman with a weapon shortly before noon Sunday. The statement did not specify what kind of weapon she had. The woman later approached the home’s front door with the weapon. An Easton police officer fired a single shot, and the woman was found dead inside. The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office is investigating, and the officer is on administrative leave.
The Arctic air that descended on the Northeast has brought dangerously cold sub-zero temperatures and wind chills to the region. That includes a record-setting wind chill of minus 108 degrees Fahrenheit on the summit of Mount Washington in New Hampshire. The Mount Washington Observatory at the peak of the Northeast’s highest mountain, famous for its extreme weather conditions, also recorded an actual temperature of minus 47 and tying an observatory record set in 1934. Across the rest of the region, wind chills — the combined effect of wind and cold air on exposed skin — dropped to as low as minus 45 to minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday.
There will be something for everyone at Tanglewood this summer. The Boston Symphony Orchestra announced Wednesday that the 2023 season will feature the traditional performcaes by the BSO and the Boston Pops, dozens of new performers, conductors, and composers, and the crowd-pleasing popular artist series. The season starts on June 22 and runs until late August. The popular artist series features two performances by James Taylor and his All-Star Band, including one on the Fourth of July, and an episode of “Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me!” NPR’s irreverent news quiz show. Tickets go on sale March 9.
A fundraiser to benefit the Lebanon Valley Protective Association will be held Thursday, Feb. 9, at M & M's Tap & Tavern. The LVPA must raise $250K in order to receive a matching donation from an anonymous donor for its new firehouse.
St. Charles Church at 89 Briggs Ave. is hosting a community Father-Daughter Dance at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11.
For her exhibition, “Hot Corners” at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Yoes has created a series of installations inspired by the lush décor and vintage feel of "period rooms."
J. Peter Bergman directs playwright Arthur Laurents’ “Invitation to a March” at Ghent Playhouse
"Fun Home" has an eight-performance two-weekend run, Feb. 3 to 12, at Hubbard Hall in Cambridge, N.Y.
The Pittsfield High senior has been skating for the co-op out of Springfield for three seasons, and has served as a captain this winter.
The Eagle's Jesse Kolodkin reflects on the awe and disappointment of the Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant Era in Brooklyn and how its finish was perhaps foreshadowed in its inception.
Soule's Spartans have wrapped up a county title, but with a week to go, three teams are still vying for the crown on the boys side of downhill skiing.
In Monday action, girls teams from McCann, Lee, Lenox, Pittsfield, Dury and Mount Everett were all in action. Emma Goewey had 29 points and Jamie Duquette 28 to highlight the night.