As a lawsuit against several Pittsfield city officials continues to wage on, a discussion about the potential health impacts of cell tower emissions returned to City Council this week. Councilors overwhelmingly called for state and federal leaders to push for a reevaluation of the FCC standards relating to cell towers.
Officials from the Mexican consulate in Boston made their annual visit to Pittsfield Saturday to help Berkshire residents sort out passport and visa issues.
The driver of a Lincoln Navigator was taken to Berkshire Medical Center for treatment Saturday after the vehicle split a telephone pole in half on East Otis Road, causing police to shut down part of the road.
It is not clear why the aircraft turned over, but a pilot who flies out of the airport noted that recent wind gusts may have loosened or unhooked its tie-down straps.
Members of the Planning Board have heard emotional appeals, from Amy Brentano and her supporters, in favor of granting a permit for live music. They’ve heard equally emotional accounts of the harm that loud, amplified music has had on neighbor Truc Nguyen and her business, Truc’s Orient Express. A fifth hearing comes Monday.
In the coming days and weeks, Michelle Petricca will be out and about talking to readers, advertisers and people interested about The B magazine and her vision for it.
TODAY'S TOP HEADLINES
- Restaurateur Josh Irwin wanted to buy a Great Barrington inn for worker housing. With community help, it happened
- A man who had gone missing while hunting on Wednesday has been found dead in Goshen
- State begins animal cruelty investigation after more than 20 horses found neglected at West Stockbridge farm
- SUV driver a 'lucky man,' says police, after his vehicle hit a tractor trailer and flipped on Route 8 in Cheshire
- Michelle Petricca named publisher of The B, a magazine of the Berkshires
- A driver was injured Saturday in an Otis crash that closed Route 23
- Kristi Mastroianni learned cosmetology at McCann Technical School. After almost 20 years in the trade, she's back at McCann teaching others to follow the same path
- James Brooke: Following in the wake of John Paul Jones, Ukrainians fight for the Kinburn Spit
- Cinema Lab, led by Luke Parker Bowles, is poised to buy The Triplex Cinema in Great Barrington
- UPDATE: A suspect has been arrested in the unarmed robbery at Berkshire Bank on West Street in Pittsfield
- Photos: Hundreds gather for the return of Pittsfield's in-person holiday tree lighting ceremony at Park Square
- McCann Tech hosts co-op hockey team for North County
- Photos: Pop-Up Baby Shower provides free clothes, toys, formula and more for families at Gladys Allen Brigham Center
- Celebrate National Christmas Lights Day by voting for the best holiday lights for LumiNAMA
- Holiday events and tree lightings to get you in the Christmas spirit in the Berkshires this weekend
- Photos: Watch North Adams landmarks come to life through a series of gingerbread houses
- Photos: Bousquet and Garden host 2nd Cranberry Jam preseason rail jam
- Taconic High School Hockey Practice
- Photos: Get a look at the Berkshire Museum's exhibits for the holiday season
- Photos: William's Men's Soccer pre Final Four
When looking for indicators about our region’s economic future, one might not immediately think of how much local ski resorts have spent on their snow guns. As we drop into the season, though, the investments that ski areas across the Berkshires have pumped into their operations are eye-catching — and not just for those itching to hit the slopes.
Crossing the Gulf of Dnipro in inflatable speedboats, Ukrainian special forces are fighting to reopen Ukraine’s river gate to the Black Sea, a…
On Nov. 2, All Souls Day, I came very close to dying. My brush with death occurred while bagging leaves beneath our massive, 200-year-old sugar maple. Taking a short break, I went indoors and grabbed a fistful of peanuts. When I returned to my task, I found a dead limb — five feet long and weighing more than 40 pounds — lying directly across the pile of leaves where I’d been working.
A pandemic-inspired chore of gathering family yearbooks reveals a collection of 65 of them, spanning almost 100 years. But what purpose do they still serve?
An American service member who survived the notorious Bataan Death March during World War II but later died in a Japanese prisoner of war camp has finally been accounted for. Military officials announced Friday that the remains of Army Air Forces Pvt. Joseph E. Lescaut, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, were identified in August using mitochondrial DNA analysis as well as dental and anthropological analysis and circumstantial evidence. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says Lescaut was reported captured in the Philippines in 1942. After the 65-mile forced march, he died in July 1942. Lescaut will now be buried in Arlington National Cemetery at a date to be determined.
Rhode Island has become the latest state to allow recreational marijuana sales. Customers started lining up to buy recreational marijuana in the state early Thursday morning, a little more than six months after Gov. Dan McKee signed legislation permitting such sales to people 21 and older. Five stores are currently allowed to sell recreational cannabis products, but the state could eventually have dozens more. They are in Central Falls, Providence, Pawtucket, Portsmouth and Warwick. All five stores had already been selling medical marijuana. The co-owner of Mother Earth Wellness in Pawtucket said the store opened earlier than normal on Thursday and business has been brisk.
A 21-year-old Vermont man is facing federal charges that he purchased a handgun that was found less than 24-hours later at the scene of a shootout in Springfield, Massachusetts, that resulted in the deaths of two men. Prosecutors say that Cameron Yee, of South Burlington, was arrested Tuesday. He appeared in court Wednesday where he pleaded not guilty. Court documents say Yee was paid $2,000 by a man he knew as “Jay" to buy a .40 caliber handgun and that Yee knew Jay was involved in a dispute with another man. Prosecutors did not specifically say if the man who was killed was Jay. Yee's attorney declined comment.
New York congressman Hakeem Jeffries has been elected House Democratic leader and will become in the new year the first Black American to lead a major political party in Congress. Democrats met Wednesday behind closed doors for the internal party elections as Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her team step aside. House Democrats are ushering in a new generation of leaders. The 52-year-old Jeffries has vowed to “get things done,” even after Republicans won control of the chamber and relegate Democrats to the minority party in January. The trio led by Jeffries includes 59-year-old Rep. Katherine Clark of Massachusetts as the Democratic whip and 43-year-old Rep. Pete Aguilar of California as caucus chairman.
Images Cinema will present Music in Movies: Roomful of Teeth, Carter Burwell and "Catherine Called Birdy," a fundraising event, on Tuesday, Dec. 6.
The Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts has received a $25,000 Catalyst Grant from the Women’s Foundation of Boston.
The Clark Art Institute is offering free admission for all visitors from January through March of 2023. The “Free for Three” program is part of the art museum’s ongoing effort to expand awareness of its offerings and to welcome new visitors.
A new show, "Eloise and More: The Life and Art of Hilary Knight," at the Norman Rockwell Museum, takes a deep dive into the career of the illustrator who gave us the precocious Eloise.
Berkshire Theatre Group's early summer season includes “contact,” a Tony Award-winning dance musical; “What the Constitution Means to Me,” a co-production with WAM Theatre; “Photograph 51,”; and the world premiere of “The Smile of Her,” by Christine Lahti. Tickets go on sale Dec. 2.
Team Auto Group, the new owners of Pittsfield's Nissan dealership, arrived in the Berkshires Thursday to assess their new acquisition.
Williams College's bid for its first NCAA Division III men's soccer national championship came up short Saturday, as the Ephs lost to the University of Chicago.
In a Bay State basketball classic Friday night in Boston, the Minutemen came all the way back to drop Harvard and improve to 6-1.
The Eagle's Lauren Stevens takes you through the Old Military Road trail in Vermont.
The Eagle's Gene Chague talks about prescribed forest burns, conservation efforts and the new hunting season.