PITTSFIELD — It was about 5 a.m. Saturday when hunters setting out from the Lulu Brook parking area stumbled upon the body of Reymon Delacruz-Batista.
EAGLE INVESTIGATIONS: Dr. Scott Goffin of Great Barrington, whose office was visited by the FBI in October, performed procedures on Medicare patients at rates significantly higher than other Massachusetts dermatologists. In 2019, he took in more than $1.6 million in Medicare payments.
On Oct. 18, 1918, 700 workers of the Berkshire Cotton Manufacturing Co. were out sick with "the grippe," silencing a third of the Berkshire Mills' 6,500 looms.
Three weeks earlier, the town had reported its first cases of Spanish influenza — 16 sick and one death. Now, the town had 850 recorded cases and 28 deaths from the Spanish flu or flu-related pneumonia. But, town health officials suspected the number was much higher, around 2,000 infected individuals.
The Berkshire Eagle's daily recap on key COVID-19 data for Berkshire County and the state.
All Stockbridge nonprofit cultural venues are in residential zones, prompting the town to confine debate on entertainment license applications to several scheduled public hearings aimed at addressing a few residents’ concerns.
Juan Harry, who was accused of sexually assaulting two girls in 2003 in North Adams, then fleeing before his 2010 trial, has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison.
TODAY'S TOP HEADLINES
- Man found dead in Pittsfield State Forest was shot to death, ruled victim of a homicide
- Pittsfield man seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle on Tyler Street
- Kyle Rittenhouse did not sue LeBron James for defamation
- Great Barrington doctor visited by FBI billed Medicare for more skin biopsies than any U.S. dermatologist
- Another round of strong winds expected to hit the Berkshires
- North Adams concert venue HiLo announces hiatus, and the attached cafe is moving downtown
- These Pittsfield office jobs pay $23 to $30 an hour. They remain unfilled
- Massachusetts State Police investigating death of individual found at Pittsfield State Forest
- Here's the correct way to light a menorah
- Mitch Scace takes over as new head coach for Pittsfield High boys basketball team
- Photos: On the set with director Matthew Penn as he films a new movie in Lee and Housatonic
- Photos: Families pack Spring Street for a day of fun, followed by the annual Reindog Parade, at the annual Williamstown Holiday Walk
- Photos: Braving the weather to keep a Christmas tree tradition alive
- Photos: Today in History for Dec. 6
- Photos: Holiday display in Williams Shop and Goff's Sports
- Photos: Museum of the Moon brings the moon inside the walls of the Berkshire Museum
- Photos: Bike lane markers in Pittsfield are worse for wear after weekend snowfall
- Photos: Wahconah football plays in state championship game at Gillette Stadium
- Days Gone By: Images of Wheatleigh from The Eagle's archives
- Photos: Hanukkah Menorah Lighting in North Adams
Holiday season scams will be closely followed by winter scams, followed by Valentine’s Day scams. Entering December brings a renewed effort by scammers.
Pipe dreams aside, today I’d like to take a look at ananyms and anadromes. Ananyms are backward names; anadromes are backward words.
Russia’s coat of arms features a double-headed eagle — a fierce bird of prey that simultaneously looks West and East. Ukrainians lampoon this …
Recently, while driving from Great Barrington to Stockbridge, another car went to pass me. I was in the narrow stretch heading north after pas…
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Scientists spotted an endangered right whale dragging a length of fishing rope caught in its mouth as it swam with a newb…
Two days after the first case of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant was officially confirmed in Massachusetts, the head of the state's largest h…
Read here to see how your representatives in Congress voted last week on legislation dealing with vaccination databases, wireless networks, cybersecurity education and more.
The Berkshire Vaccine Collaborative has scheduled a community COVID-19 vaccine booster clinic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, at the Berkshire Community College Patterson Field House. Preregistration is required.
Berkshire Lyric will present "Noel We Sing!" its first public concerts in almost two years, in Pittsfield and Great Barrington.
The joint membership meeting of the Berkshire Community Land Trust and Community Land Trust in the Southern Berkshires on Saturday, Dec. 11, via Zoom, will include a conversation between three farmers on the topic of access to farmland.
Arts and Culture
Director Gregg Edelman’s uneven, workmanlike production of this bland, by-the-numbers musical features Michael Wartella and Michael Starr as two World War II buddies — respectively Bob Wallace and Phil Davis — who, in the years following the war, find modest success as a song-and-dance duo.
he Old Rep Poet and Tap Room is gone. The New Rep Poet and Tap Room is open for business as Capital Repertory Theatre revives Frank McCourt’s “The Irish … and How They Got That Way” in the theater’s atmospheric new home at 251 N. Pearl St., roughly a quarter-of-a-mile north of the abandoned supermarket at 111 N. Pearl St. that was the theater’s home for the better part of 40 years.
More than 18 months after closing, Gramercy Bistro is back. Chef/owner Alexander "Sandy" Smith reopened the restaurant on Oct. 21 in a new Williamstown location — at the corner of Water and Main streets, a space once occupied by the former Hops & Vines restaurant.
Mahaiwe audiences are in for a treat when comediennes Jane Lynch and Kate Flannery bring their cabaret-style show “A Swingin’ Little Christmas” to town on Friday, Dec. 10, for an evening of tight harmonies and high jinks.
Berkshire Theatre Group's production of "Irving Berlin's White Christmas: The Musical" at the Colonial Theatre begins with previews Dec. 2-3 and runs through Dec. 23.
Air-Tite Holders, of North Adams, which makes plastic coin holders, has been sold to a California-based manufacturer of materials for scrapbooks and photo albums.
It didn't take former UMass football coach Walt Bell long to get a new job. Multiple sources report he will be named the offensive coordinator at Big Ten Conference school Indiana.
Come Saturday, the first semesters for athletes at Williams and MCLA will be over.
After a few years on the bench as an assistant coach, Mitch Scace has stepped into the head role for the Pittsfield High varsity boys basketball team.
Nate Karren's 25 points helped Williams College to a road win over rival Wesleyan 69-60. The Ephs improved to 7-0 on Saturday in Connecticut.