City leaders say that for generations Pittsfield's house on the hill — Springside House — was the center of community life. With exterior renovations done, Pittsfield's leaders are hoping to start in on interior work and welcome the public back to the historic home.
A defense lawyer representing a Black man on trial this week for alleged illegal gun possession slammed a prosecutor's bid to prevent him from mentioning to the jury terms like "racial profiling" and what he called other "inflammatory" remarks.
While Town Hall is closed, possibly until Friday, Town Offices are functioning across the street. Two new heat pumps were installed at Town Hall prior to Thanksgiving, but a new propane furnace and backup generator, which can function in colder weather, have not yet been installed.
MassWildlife officials offer tips for residents to prevent rare "negative coyote encounters" during the animals' ongoing mating season.
With the town moving into the former Cheshire Elementary School building, its Recreation Committee has moved to bring back a once-annual Valentine's Day father-daughter dance.
A mix of sleet, freezing rain and snow could cause slick travel conditions, according to the National Weather Service’s winter weather advisory.
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More than six million Americans are living with a heart failure diagnosis, and most are leading active and productive lives, thanks to a combination of treatments, medications and lifestyle changes aimed at reducing symptoms and restoring heart function.
What can be learned about the life of a man who shoveled coal or hefted ice blocks most of his life?
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.
Feb. 1 marks the begin of Black History Month. A history to be taught, a history to be celebrated, and a history to mourn.
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.
The Select Board and Finance Committee will hold a series of Fiscal Year 2024 budget planning sessions in February and March. The public can attend in-person at Town Hall or via Zoom.
The Clark Art Institute’s popular Start with Art series for preschoolers continues at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11.
Nomination papers for elected town offices are now available in the town clerk’s office.
Chester Theatre Company's 2023 season, which runs June 22 through Aug. 20 at Town Hall Theatre, is the first for husband-and-wife duo James Barry and Tara Franklin as co-producing artistic directors of the 33-year-old theater.
Giacomo Puccini’s “La Bohème” will highlight Berkshire Opera Festival’s 2023 season which also features two genre-spanning concerts and the debut of a new opera in the fall.
Berkshire Pulse, a dance and performing arts education center in Housatonic, has organized this eight-week program since 2019. To make it easy for anyone to join, organizers arranged for a Spanish-speaking translator to be present, as well as childcare and free transportation. Each week features a theme that is explored through a series of exercises, themes like welcoming, creating community, or finding balance.
ADAMS — Christin Fetterolf and Bill Sweeney had recently moved to Lanesborough from Lexington two years ago, and they wanted to play pool.
It was survive and advance for Williams on Tuesday night, as the 15th-ranked Ephs hung on to beat SUNY New Paltz in the regular-season finale at Chandler Gym.
Jackson Shelsy had 17 points and the Mounties kept their unbeaten run against league foes in tact Tuesday night in Williamstown.
Pittsfield High and Minnechaug went blow-for-blow but in the end, PHS edged out their visitors to get a win on Senior Night.
The Warriors bottled up the Hurricanes in Dalton, while Monument ran wild once again to take command of the Bi-County East.