The region's electric grid operator does not anticipate calling for controlled power outages this winter and predicts New England should have adequate electricity supplies under mild and moderate weather conditions. But prolonged cold snaps could pose some risks.
Police are investigating an incident at the church, in which nothing was taken and there was no sign of forced entry.
According to one of several messages received by The Eagle, the incident reported Sunday morning involved a septic backup that required employees to remain on the premises despite sewage odors throughout the store.
A federally required upgrade and expansion of the town’s wastewater treatment plant and a new public safety complex to replace outdated, out-of-code facilities are among the marquee issues for Thursday’s special town meeting.
A tip led animal cruelty investigators to this East Road property in Alford, where people told The Eagle the horses have gone with a lack of shelter, proper food and care. Some are sick and limping.
From tree lightings to holiday walks, there was plenty of holiday cheer to spread across the Berkshires last weekend.
TODAY'S TOP HEADLINES
- State begins animal cruelty investigation after more than 20 horses found neglected at Alford farm
- Working two jobs six days a week while going to school. Here's how some in the Berkshires are just (barely) getting by
- Lauren Stevens: A trip through Vermont and the Old Military Road
- Jerome Edgerton takes over helm of Pittsfield High boys basketball program
- A man who had gone missing while hunting on Wednesday has been found dead in Goshen
- In a solemn tradition, families gather and reflect at the annual Vigil of Remembrance for those killed in impaired driving crashes
- A driver was injured Saturday in an Otis crash that closed Route 23
- James Brooke: Following in the wake of John Paul Jones, Ukrainians fight for the Kinburn Spit
- Restaurateur Josh Irwin wanted to buy a Great Barrington inn for worker housing. With community help, it happened
- Pittsfield councilors want answers on whether a cell tower could be making people ill
- Recreation of Rockwell's Christmas in Stockbridge
- Candlelight Vigil of Remembrance and Hope
- Photos: The annual Reindog Parade returns to Williamstown
- Photos: Hundreds gather for the return of Pittsfield's in-person holiday tree lighting ceremony at Park Square
- Photos: Pop-Up Baby Shower provides free clothes, toys, formula and more for families at Gladys Allen Brigham Center
- Photos: Today in History for Dec. 5
- McCann Tech hosts co-op hockey team for North County
- Photos: Meet Cheshire TikTok star Fred Balawender and his very big ox, Tommy
- Photos: Today in History for Dec. 4
- Photos: Get a look at the Berkshire Museum's exhibits for the holiday season
A tribute to the late Fran Malnati, who had a major influence on the people and the landscape of Richmond, from his devotion to ambulance care to his love of the land.
Eagle columnist Lauren Stevens writes: "Really, for all 28 years the world has known how to deal with the climate crisis. It is disturbingly easy, although politically and economically difficult."
Crossing the Gulf of Dnipro in inflatable speedboats, Ukrainian special forces are fighting to reopen Ukraine’s river gate to the Black Sea, a…
When looking for indicators about our region’s economic future, one might not immediately think of how much local ski resorts have spent on their snow guns. As we drop into the season, though, the investments that ski areas across the Berkshires have pumped into their operations are eye-catching — and not just for those itching to hit the slopes.
Experts have identified the remains of a soldier from Massachusetts who died in a Japanese prisoner of war camp in the the Philippines during World War II. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Monday that Army Pfc. Arthur L. Pierce, of Malden, was accounted for in July through mitochondrial DNA analysis as well as anthropological analysis and circumstantial evidence. The 26-year-old Pierce was captured in 1942, endured the Bataan Death March, and died in the Cabanatuan camp. Pierce will be buried in Augusta, Maine, at a future date.
A 27-year-old man who authorities suspect was involved in the killings of a Massachusetts couple has been arrested in Florida. Authorities say Christopher Keeley of Weymouth, Mass. was arrested Friday night in Miami Beach. Prosecutors say Carl Mattson and Vicki Mattson, both 70, were found dead in their Marshfield home on Nov. 29 by police responding to a request for a well-being check. They appeared to have been stabbed and beaten. Autopsy results are pending. Authorities say the suspect and the couple knew each other but have not disclosed a motive in the killings.
An American service member who survived the notorious Bataan Death March during World War II but later died in a Japanese prisoner of war camp has finally been accounted for. Military officials announced Friday that the remains of Army Air Forces Pvt. Joseph E. Lescaut, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, were identified in August using mitochondrial DNA analysis as well as dental and anthropological analysis and circumstantial evidence. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says Lescaut was reported captured in the Philippines in 1942. After the 65-mile forced march, he died in July 1942. Lescaut will now be buried in Arlington National Cemetery at a date to be determined.
Rhode Island has become the latest state to allow recreational marijuana sales. Customers started lining up to buy recreational marijuana in the state early Thursday morning, a little more than six months after Gov. Dan McKee signed legislation permitting such sales to people 21 and older. Five stores are currently allowed to sell recreational cannabis products, but the state could eventually have dozens more. They are in Central Falls, Providence, Pawtucket, Portsmouth and Warwick. All five stores had already been selling medical marijuana. The co-owner of Mother Earth Wellness in Pawtucket said the store opened earlier than normal on Thursday and business has been brisk.
Stockbridge Festival Chorus will celebrate its 35th anniversary with a Christmas concert on Saturday, Dec. 10.
Students from Miss Hall's School's Gallery and Arts Administration class will curate a pop-up art show from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts.
Wow your family and friends at the cookie swap with these cute little cookies that look like mini cups of hot chocolate.
A new show, "Eloise and More: The Life and Art of Hilary Knight," at the Norman Rockwell Museum, takes a deep dive into the career of the illustrator who gave us the precocious Eloise.
On Dec. 10 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Stockbridge and again on Dec. 11 at Trinity Lime Rock Episcopal Church in Lakeville, Conn., Crescendo Chorus will perform “Resonet In Laudibus — Resounding Joyful Praises", an hour-long program.
The average gas price in the Berkshires has dropped 9 cents this week, and the average state price 10 cents, AAA Northeast reported Monday.
The Generals are under new management, as PHS alum Jerome Edgerton steps in as head coach.
The fifth-ranked Williams College men's basketball team remained perfect as the Ephs beat Little Three rival Wesleyan.
Williams College's bid for its first NCAA Division III men's soccer national championship came up short Saturday, as the Ephs lost to the University of Chicago.
In a Bay State basketball classic Friday night in Boston, the Minutemen came all the way back to drop Harvard and improve to 6-1.