The threats were made to Pittsfield High School, Drury High School in North Adams and Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington. Each was deemed to be a hoax, and police said similar threats have been made this morning at schools around the commonwealth.
Four people arrested after $5,000 in perfume and cologne were stolen from Ulta Beauty store in Pittsfield
Police said four people were arrested Monday after an estimated $5,000 of merchandise was stolen from the Ulta Beauty at Berkshire Crossing.
The Pittsfield Licensing Board approved permits for entertainment and alcohol service on Monday, but was again delayed in holding a show cause hearing for Thistle and Mirth.
"There was one driver of one vehicle, and the other vehicle was a tractor-trailer that didn’t stop," Officer Cody Alvarez said Tuesday. "It’s no longer an accident, it’s actually a hit-and-run."
With two no votes and an abstention, Price Chopper leaves Town Hall without a beer and wine license.
A minor gas leak strained traffic on Valentine Road on Tuesday morning as crews worked to repair the gas lines under the street.
TODAY'S TOP HEADLINES
- Phone threats at three Berkshire high schools prompt large police response, lockdowns
- Pittsfield Schools Resource Officers speak of their outlook and concerns
- Mayor Jennifer Macksey says 'domestic incident' involving former Police Chief Jason Wood was not the reason Wood was relieved of duty
- When April 20 rolls around, one cannabis dispensary in Pittsfield will shut down. Here's why
- Clarksburg's first cannabis store set to open by May
- DOT installing safety system at accident-prone intersection in Great Barrington
- Pittsfield Public Schools add two new school resource officers for middle and high schools
- Red Shirt Farm in Lanesborough is starting work on an almost $800,000 project to build a farm store and commercial kitchen
- Great Barrington denies beer and wine license to Price Chopper/Market 32 for second time
- Tanglewood is looking to fill over 275 jobs this summer
- Photos: New cafe open in the Berkshire Emporium & Antiques shop in North Adams
- Photos: Ukrainian egg decorating workshop at First Congregational in Williamstown
- Photos: Adams residents beat the cold at ThunderFest 2023
- Photos: Western Mass. Senior All Star Game
- Photos: Artists get ready for Berkshire Art Center's Annual Gala
- Photos: Today in History for March 28
- Photos: Spring fishing at the Cheshire Reservoir
- Photos: A warm March afternoon on the Rail Trail
- Photos: High School Team Bowling State Championships
- Photos: Climate action group protests big banks for their investment in fossil fuel industry
Living in the Berkshires, I have been fortunate to have some really good doctors. But I also know that doctors who decide to practice here make a sacrifice to do so. While the Berkshires are a beautiful place to live and raise children, doctors do not make the same salary as they would in a metropolitan area, and with the student debt that most physician’s carry it is a real problem.
One after another, they looked at a seething, conspiracy-addled crowd and indulged, fed and stoked every element of their furious worldview. I didn’t see a single true leader on Trump’s stage, not even Trump himself. I saw a collection of followers, each vying for the affection of the real power in Waco, the coddled populist mob.
College basketball is so much fun to watch. And perhaps Charlie Baker, who knows how to survive and achieve in a hostile environment, will get the NCAA’s problems squared away.
It’s a blessing moving into a home, as I did 13 years ago, where the previous owners had been interested in the plantings. Hence a lovely hawt…
Just years after labor activists persuaded a handful of states to raise their minimum wage to $15 per hour, workers initially thrilled with the pay bump are finding their hard-won gains erased by inflation. New York, California, and Massachusetts are among states where legislation has been filed to boost minimum wages to $20 or more. But opponents to hikes in wages say it can be detrimental to small businesses who already operate on thin margins. Barry Nicholson, a businessowner in Corning, a city by the Finger Lakes in New York, said a big wage increase would be “a smack in the face to small businesses.”
Phillip Eng, an engineer with decades of experience running public transit systems, has been named the general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, the Boston area’s troubled public transit agency. Democratic Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey made the announcement Monday. Eng, the former president of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Long Island Rail Road and one-time interim President of New York City Transit, is currently executive vice president at an engineering consultant firm. The MBTA oversees the nation’s oldest subway system as well as commuter rail, bus and ferry service and has come under intense scrutiny in recent years for a series of safety issues that led to a federal review.
A massive fire has destroyed five homes and damaged three others in a beachfront neighborhood in Scituate. The fire broke out Friday night near Minot Beach. No injuries have been reported. The fire chief told nbcboston.com that the American Red Cross of Massachusetts is helping about a half dozen people who were displaced. The Scituate Police Department said Friday night that residents should expect potential power outages and issues with water pressure and discoloration. Crews are expected to remain on the scene on Saturday to extinguish any hotspots. The cause of the fire is being investigated.
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.
The Pittsfield Rotary Club's Mardi Gras-themed auction on Saturday, April 1, at the Berkshire Hills Country Club, features over $50,000 in local goods and services.
Links for Literacy, the Berkshire Gas mini-golf classic benefiting the Literacy Volunteers of Berkshire County, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4…
SoCo Creamery will host its inaugural March Madness Ice Cream Contest on Saturday, April 1, at its scoop shop, 5 Railroad St.
The Wahconah Regional High School Student Council has issued a call for crafters for its May 6 spring craft and vendor fair.
Columnist Ellen Spear shares her grandmother's Passover sponge cake recipe and writes, "Lemony, crunchy, cloud-like, I consumed this favored dessert throughout the holiday, shunning macaroons (to this day I cannot abide coconut), Passover thumbprint cookies with red jelly centers, and boxes of nut cookies that everyone seemed to bring."
The just-announced addition to the Popular Artists series means four nights of singers and bands during the long Independence Day holiday weekend.
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.
The owners recently took out part of the former countertop and pushed it further out into the entryway, allowing for a more efficient production process and a more organized customer service experience.
Gabe Spinelli, the first player from Darrow to sign a National Letter of Intent to play Division I basketball, is leaving Evansville. Spinelli, and UMass forward Dyondre Dominguez, are two of the latest D-I players to enter the Transfer Portal.
The Class of 2023 was inducted in the Berkshire County Girls Basketball Hall of Fame Saturday. The class of nine included mother-daughter and father-daughter combinations.
Berkshire County ballers suited up one more time to take the floor at the Court of Dreams on campus at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield Friday night.
With the local basketball season now over, Eagle sports columnist Howard Herman takes a glance in the rearview mirror.
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.