Meet the meat raffle, a monthly fundraiser the American Legion in North Adams started last fall. People buy tickets — and then the carnivorous games begin.
Jurors Wednesday heard witnesses testify about Carey Pilot's behavior the evening that shots rang out on Dewey Avenue in Pittsfield in 2017 and 22-year-old Asiyanna Jones was killed.
Maria P. Wagner has been appointed superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Springfield by Bishop William D. Byrne.
With nearly all “last mile” connections complete, Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration has shifted, in its final months, to efforts to help Massachusetts households overcome other obstacles to access.
The city-owned hanger is being renovated and is now unenclosed, so amid recent high wind debris blew off. Scott Balawender said bits of insulation blew into his yard.
Residents aren't taking no for an answer. At least not until the numbers are thoroughly crunched with regard to a potential merger of the troubled Housatonic waterworks and the Great Barrington system.
TODAY'S TOP HEADLINES
- State begins animal cruelty investigation after more than 20 horses found neglected at Alford farm
- Monterey town clerk resigns alleging retaliation from officials after filing a whistleblower lawsuit
- Alford horse owner surrenders 18 horses amid ongoing animal cruelty investigation
- Medical examiner, police testify in murder trial over 2017 death of Asiyanna Jones
- With the price of groceries these days, you may want to take your chances at the next meat raffle at the North Adams American Legion
- Pittsfield's new restaurant and market Placita Latina preps to offer classic Salvadoran dishes and a bilingual staff
- Unconscious resident is rescued from a burning Pittsfield home
- Meet Tommy, the ginormous Brown Swiss ox in Cheshire who has a growing TikTok audience
- Residents press for a possible merger of the Housatonic and Great Barrington water systems
- A long-empty building in downtown North Adams drew one bidder. What does 'Skip' Barry plan?
- Photos: Bucky Bullett Jamboree 2022
- Photos: Berkshire County companies donate over $20,000 of tree and landscaping services for 18th Arborist Day
- Photos: Today in History for Dec. 8
- Candlelight Vigil of Remembrance and Hope
- Recreation of Rockwell's Christmas in Stockbridge
- Photos: Vote for your favorite tree at the Cheshire Christmas Tree Showcase
- Photos: The annual Reindog Parade returns to Williamstown
- 31 recipes to grace your Thanksgiving table
- Photos: William's Men's Soccer pre Final Four
- Remember when you used to stand in line for Black Friday deals? Here's a look back at Black Fridays in the Berkshires
As broadband access advocates eye the last of the “Last Mile,” it’s worth noting the progress of this years-long initiative. Gov. Charlie Bake…
Biden v. Nebraska marks the 18th time, since 2019, that the court has granted certiorari before judgment. It is, as Vladeck writes, a “remarkable shift.”
Look in the rearview mirror, and you won’t find the pandemic and other illnesses that remain front and center, making too many people miserable.
With some luck, it could be a game-changer — not just for South County working-class residents and businesses but as a potential prototype for housing-minded stakeholders in other communities.
The Justice Department’s inspector general has released its report on the 2018 beating death of notorious gangster James “Whitey” Bulger at the hands of fellow inmates at a federal prison in West Virginia. The internal watchdog finds multiple layers of management failures, widespread incompetence and flawed policies at the Bureau of Prisons. The report says at least six bureau workers should be disciplined. The 89-year-old Bulger, who also was an FBI informant, was killed in his cell hours after he arrived at the troubled West Virginia prison. The Justice Department has charged three men in the case. Bulger spent 16 years as one of America’s most wanted figures before he was captured.
A bylaw that allows anyone, regardless of gender, to go topless on Nantucket’s beaches has been approved by the Massachusetts attorney general’s office. In its decision Tuesday, the office said the resort island's Gender Equality on Beaches measure does not conflict with the state constitution. Residents passed the bylaw amendment at a town meeting by a vote of 327-242. It was originally proposed by seventh-generation Nantucket resident Dorothy Stover, who said it was about equity. On its website, the town urged patience during an adjustment period.
A Massachusetts man who participated in a scheme to defraud the U.S. government out of about $50 million in tax-free grants intended to fund clean energy projects has been sentenced to seven years in prison. Federal prosecutors say Christopher Condron was also sentenced Tuesday in Boston to three years of probation and ordered to pay $8.7 million, the amount he actually made in the scheme that ran from 2009 until 2013. Prosecutors say Condron and others submitted fraudulent grant applications to the U.S. Treasury Department on behalf of four different companies, purportedly involved in either biofuel gasificaton or wind farm projects.
Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety released its 2023 Roadmap to Safety, scoring all 50 states based on whether they have adopted the organization's "optimal laws" in six categories: occupant protection, child passenger safety, teen driving, impaired driving, distracted driving, and automated enforcement to curb speeding.
The Select Board has temporarily lifted downtown parking time limits for the holiday shopping season.
On Wednesday, Dec. 14, Kevin O’Hara returns to Arrowhead to read from this heartwarming collection of festive tales in Herman Melville’s south parlor.
Tinky Weisblat’s latest cookbook, “Pot Luck: Random Acts of Cooking,” published in October, celebrates seasonal foods and holidays, through recipes and stories with a bit of history thrown in the mix.
The hedgerow serves an ecological function, providing fruits and seeds for birds and other wildlife, foliage for native caterpillars and nectar and pollen for pollinators. It also contributes to the architecture of the garden, furnishing a screen and a natural barrier.
This week, Thom Smith answers readers' questions about hissing cockroaches, the Berkshire Museum's armadillo, black squirrels and chipmunks.
Esta semana se retirará el cartel “Coming Soon" ("próximamente") que cuelga en su escaparate desde el pasado verano. Hablamos con los propietarios del nuevo restaurante, que compartieron el menú y su deseo de crear un espacio para todos.
Pittsfield native Chris Battiani, who plays hockey for South Kent School in Connecticut, made his verbal commitment to skate at the next level.
The Eagle's Jesse Kolodkin talks about the apparent lack of student attendance to UMass basketball games and why fans shouldn't fixate on it.
The Williams College women's basketball team was looking to upset 11th-ranked Smith Wednesday night. It did not happen.
The curtain came up on high school basketball in North Berkshire with the Bucky Bullett Jamboree. The annual event was held at Mount Greylock Regional School.