Pittsfield High School students attend prom at the Berkshire Hills Country Club in Pittsfield.
The residents are voluntarily dismissing their case “without prejudice,” which leaves the door open for a future lawsuit on the same grounds in this or another court.
Three weeks before the summer solstice arrives, a heat dome still parked over New England again will send temperatures toward 90 in Berkshire County on Friday.
Splash pad at The Common in Pittsfield is broken after an act of vandalism. It might be out of commission for weeks
Ahead of a heat wave, the splash pad at The Common in Pittsfield is broken due to an act of vandalism.
The Lee School Committee is looking for a new member. According to Michael Richard, Lee School superintendent, one of the committee members, Randy Kinnas, resigned his seat on the board due to time constrictions.
The milling is taking place from the Eastern Summit in Florida to the Five Roads in North Adams.
TODAY'S TOP HEADLINES
- Two-time Oscar-winner Barbara Kopple bringing her latest documentary 'Gumbo Coalition' to Berkshire International Film Festival
- Beer and wine inside the Shed at Tanglewood? The BSO is staging a two-event experiment this summer to test the waters
- Five people were transported to the hospital after a three-car pileup on Pittsfield Road in Lenox
- Pittsfield paraprofessionals say the school district employed 'union busting' tactics in hiring staff through a contract agency
- A 230-year-old bench from Berkshire County's first courthouse lives again: Here's who saved it
- Monument Mountain stuns Taconic to win the Western Mass. Class B baseball championship
- A witness, who was arrested and brought to court, testifies he saw David Green Jr. get shot, but didn't get a good look at the suspect
- Who might be running for City Council, mayor, and other positions in North Adams?
- Artist Gregory Crewdson is selling one of his unpublished pictures to benefit the Triplex movie theater purchase
- The state is keeping close tabs on GE's Woods Pond Dam in Lenox Dale to avoid flooding that could spread PCBs
- Photos: Taconic High School Prom
- Photos: Monument Mountain beats Taconic in Western Mass Class B Championship
- Photos: Pride month kicks off in Pittsfield with flag raising at City Hall
- Photos: Wahconah and Pope Francis boys lacrosse Western Mass Championship
- Photos: Wahconah students clean up West Branch of the Housatonic River
- Get a sneak peek of the SculptureNow exhibit at The Mount in Lenox
- Photos: Mount Greylock falls to Greenfield in PVIAC Western Mass. Softball Championship
- Photos: Pittsfield falls to Hampshire in PVIAC Western Mass. Softball Championship
- Photos: Monument Mountain High School Prom 2023 at Jacob's Pillow
- Photos: Mount Greylock girls lacrosse wins Western Mass. title
"Around the time Tina Turner was becoming a rhythm-and-blues icon, Linda Taylor attained notoriety as America’s original 'welfare queen,'" Eagle columnist Donald Morrison writes. "The term apparently originated in a 1974 Chicago Tribune article about Taylor’s uncanny ability to collect more benefits from a family assistance program than she was due."
"Given the demographics in the U.S., if we ever want to solve our labor shortage and, at the same time, reduce inflation, expanding our immigration policies is the only way to accomplish that," writes Eagle columnist Bill Schmick.
If the debt ceiling deal between President Joe Biden and Speaker Kevin McCarthy wins Congressional approval, it will tell us a lot about what this Republican Party cares about and how it really works. And it will have proved something important about what lines Democrats can hold and which they can’t.
Our Opinion: Berkshire food pantries' missions poised to expand — again. They deserve our communities' full support
Picture all the people you see in the course of a day. Now picture a third of them staring at a bare cupboard. According to a Greater Boston F…
After a public hearing featuring calls for Massachusetts to "get our groove back" and a debate on whether boozy drinks or chicken tenders are more harmful to health, Consumer Protection Committee Co-chair Rep. Tackey Chan said his fellow representatives have not signaled a desire to clear the way for beverage promotions in some communities.
AYER, Mass. (AP) — AYER, Mass. (AP) — American Superconductor Corp. (AMSC) on Wednesday reported a loss of $6.9 million in its fiscal fourth quarter.
Investigators using advanced DNA technology have identified a suspect in a series of sexual assaults in Boston that took place about 15 years ago. Law enforcement officials say 35-year-old Matthew Nilo was arrested in Weehawken, New Jersey, on Tuesday. Joseph Bonavolonta, head of the FBI’s Boston office, said four victims of sexual assault were informed of the arrest. Nilo is charged with three counts of aggravated rape and other offenses in connection with the assaults in Boston’s Charlestown neighborhood in 2007 and 2008. Authorities say Nilo lived in Boston at the time. It is unclear if Nilo has an attorney.
A lawsuit brought by a former altar boy who said he was raped as a child in the 1960s by a now-deceased Roman Catholic bishop has been settled. The sides announced the settlement Friday. Terms were not disclosed. The plaintiff identified in court papers as John Doe alleged in the suit filed in February 2021 that not only was he abused by the former Diocese of Springfield Bishop Christopher Weldon as well as two other clergy, but also that the church engaged in a yearslong coverup to protect the bishop’s reputation and legacy. The diocese’s current bishop in a statement announcing the settlement apologized.
Drury High School has announced its Class of 2023 graduates
Drury High School announces awards and scholarships for the Class of 2023.
Benjamin Ginsberg is valedictorian and Jane Wong is salutatorian for the Taconic High School Class of 2023. The graduation ceremony will be held Sunday, June 4, on school grounds.
Hoosac Valley High School has named Kathryn Scholz as valedictorian and Tia Kareh as salutatorian for the Class of 2023. Commencement exercises will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, June 2.
George Gilder, author, investor, economist and co-founder of the Discovery Institute, joins Jim Brooke in conversation about his latest book, "Life After Capitalism: The Meaning of Wealth, the Future of the Economy and the Time Theory of Money," at the Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives, 3 p.m. Saturday, June 3.
Stockbridge native Daisy Rockwell will read from International Booker Prize-winning translation of "Tomb of Sand" by Geetanjali Shree at The Bookstore at 3 p.m., Saturday, June 3.
May, that most glorious of birding months!
Fracking can contaminate soil and poison groundwater. Maya K. van Rossum wrote a book on how to strengthen your state's Bill of Rights to stop this from happening
In November 2022, van Rossum published a second edition of her book "The Green Amendment" which is expanded to include consideration of environmental racism, the climate crisis, the human health devastation caused by environmental degradation, and the importance of protecting future generations from pollution and environmental harm.
Shirley Lafave has spent the last 10 years as a home health care aide, a position she finds rewarding.
In this week's Tee to Green column, Richard Lord talks with local golf pros about their junior programs and previews both the Stockbridge Trophy and Mass Amateur qualifier at Wahconah on Monday.
Berkshires' best head to MIAA Track and Field Meet of Champions, beginning Thursday at Fitchburg State
Wahconah's Alex Perenick is seeded third in pentathlon, while Greylock's Dan Warren and Eamon Hetherington earned top-10 seeds in discus.
The Spartans got to Taconic early and then rode a strong start from Collin Parker past the Thunder and to the Class B crown
Mount Greylock softball can't keep pace with Mackenzie Paulin, Greenfield in PVIAC Western Mass. Class C Final
Emma Newberry's monster day not enough for Mounties to unseat the defending champions.
Things to do this week in Berkshire County
The Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires presents the 2023 Berkshire Nonprofit Awards
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.