MCLA may turn one of its dorms into a homeless shelter for families. Some North Adams officials are wary of the plan
A dormitory on the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts campus in North Adams may become a shelter for homeless families.
A judge set $10,000 bail for the Pittsfield man accused of causing two crashes. That's twice as much as the DA's office asked for
Kevin Reale, whom police accuse of speeding through Dalton and Pittsfield earlier this week and causing two crashes, had his bail set Thursday at $10,000 — twice what the DA's office asked for.
Antisemitic incidents rose to record levels in Massachusetts last year. Three were reported in the Berkshires
“The woman pulling out of the space they were waiting for started spewing antisemitic insults at them with no provocation and no indication that they were Jewish, which it turns out they were."
Adams and its Select Board have been cited for not posting a public meeting notice in the proper place: Town Hall
In a letter sent to the town and the complainant resolving the complaint, which was filed by Catherine Foster on Feb. 7, Assistant Attorney General Mary Nguyen found that the Board “failed to post notice for its December 14 meeting at the Town’s designated posting location.”
Ernest Cardillo's civil claim accused Donald Chabon of defamation and infliction of emotional distress for comments he made to a Springfield Republican reporter covering protests that surrounded Cardillo's 2019 termination from his post as Stockbridge fire chief.
Parks Commission chair Clifford Nilan said the commission would switch to having a formal open microphone period at the beginning of its meetings over the next three or four months.
TODAY'S TOP HEADLINES
- MCLA may turn one of its dorms into a homeless shelter for families. Some North Adams officials are wary of the plan
- Brandon Rousseau, new Pittsfield and Taconic athletic director ready for the challenge
- A judge set $10,000 bail for the Pittsfield man accused of causing two crashes. That's twice as much as the DA's office asked for
- Public forum on Greylock Glen campsite development in Adams draws hundreds
- As a 911 dispatcher for the Berkshire County Sheriff's Office, Kristin Keefner is trained to keep her cool while others are losing theirs
- We sent three reporters out to hunt for thrifted treasures in the Berkshires. Here's what they found ...
- For the owners of Shelley's Kitchen, formerly Joanne's Elm Street Luncheonette, the change in management comes 'full circle'
- Antisemitic incidents rose to record levels in Massachusetts last year. Three were reported in the Berkshires
- Nicholas Felix, owner of Brooke Astor's Tyringham home, hopes his restoration would make the socialite and philanthropist proud
- A company that was planning to invest in the Triplex Cinema is short on cash. If the money isn't raised, the theater could close
- Photos: Spring fishing at the Cheshire Reservoir
- Photos: A warm March afternoon on the Rail Trail
- PHOTOS: Goon Jam at Bousquet Ski Area
- Photos: High School Team Bowling State Championships
- Photos: Climate action group protests big banks for their investment in fossil fuel industry
- Photos: Thrift shopping in the Berkshires
- Photos: Berkshire Eagle readers share photos of Tuesday's nor'easter
- Photos: Today in History for March 24
- Photos: Mount Greylock baseball hosts tryouts to kick off spring sports season
- Photos: 2023 Berkshire Robotics Challenge
If I wanted to play it safe, I’d employ a “verbal hedge,” which is a word or phrase used to lessen the impact of a statement.
Why choose to live here in the first place if you’re only willing to experience three out of its four seasons?
For 55 years, my wife and I have been living in a rent-controlled apartment in Greenwich Village. It has allowed us to live comfortably, while many other renters in our income bracket have been painfully priced out of the area by exorbitant rents. Obviously, I am a proponent of rent control and would like it continued and expanded. But it’s not only self-interest that motivates me.
The political question is inescapable: Will an indictment help Trump or hurt him in his quest to reclaim the Republican nomination and the presidency?
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.
Officials say a department-issued rifle has been stolen from a marked Massachusetts State Police cruiser. An agency spokesperson said Thursday it appears that someone forced their way into the vehicle overnight and took the rifle from its secured mount. The vehicle was locked and parked in the garage of a residential complex in Malden, just north of Boston. The spokesperson says there is no indication the weapon has been used since it was reported stolen. It is standard department procedure for troopers who are assigned patrol rifles to secure them in their cruisers while off duty.
Dozens of Western Massachusetts residents packed into the Northampton Senior Center on Tuesday, urging policymakers to make frequent, affordable rail service connecting the state's eastern and western halves a reality.
A former Haitian mayor has been charged with lying on his U.S. visa application. The arrest of 50-year-old Jean Morose Viliena in Massachusetts on Wednesday came just one day after he was found liable in a civil trial for his role in a killing and two attempted slayings in his home country. Federal prosecutors say Viliena was indicted on three counts of fraud for writing on his visa application that he had never been involved in acts of violence in his homeland. Authorities allege that while mayor of the town of Les Irois on Haiti’s western tip, Viliena was involved in acts of violence against political foes.
With a significantly diminished demand, Berkshire Health Systems will temporarily halt its COVID-19 vaccination clinics at the BHS Vaccine & Testing Centers in Pittsfield and North Adams in April.
A ceremony commemorating National Vietnam War Veterans Day will be held Saturday, March 25, in Park Square.
"Into the Reeds," a nontraditional chamber music performance, will be presented by Bend the Knotted Oak on Sunday, March 26, in the Hunter-Wade Studio.
A Ukrainian Easter Egg workshop to benefit Ukraine relief efforts will take place Sunday, March 26, at First Congregational Church.
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.
For the owners of Shelley's Kitchen, formerly Joanne's Elm Street Luncheonette, the change in management comes 'full circle'
A Pittsfield staple changed hands at the beginning of February, when Joanne Longton, owner of the Elm Street Luncheonette for 48 years, sold the business to her former employee Shelley Strizzi. Now, Shelley's Kitchen picks up where Longton left off.
With last week's dumping, The Eagle's resident powder hound hit the hills and also previews Saturday's Thunderbolt Ski Race with a bucket list trek up and down Mount Greylock.
UConn wasted no time blitzing Arkansas to reach the Elite Eight for the first time since 2014.
Brandon Rousseau, the new Pittsfield High and Taconic athletic director is ready for the challenge and to cheer on his hometown teams.
The MIAA's power rankings did their jobs. According to the association, more than 80 percent of the higher-seeded teams in the basketball and hockey tournaments won their games. Almost three-quarters of the No.1 seeds won their respective championships.
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.