Agreeing with the Berkshire District Attorney's office, a judge ruled that the lawyer for Andre K. Austin can't lean on terms including “racial profiling" when fashioning its defense, saying there wasn't evidence it was a factor in the case.
In December, Mayor Linda Tyer said that she had made a decision about whether to enter the race and seek a third term as mayor. She told The Eagle that she’d make a formal announcement following the holiday season.
The town has hired a consultant firm that has helped cities like Flint, Michigan solve water utility financial problems.
A defense lawyer representing a Black man on trial this week for alleged illegal gun possession slammed a prosecutor's bid to prevent him from mentioning to the jury terms like "racial profiling" and what he called other "inflammatory" remarks.
While Town Hall is closed, possibly until Friday, Town Offices are functioning across the street. Two new heat pumps were installed at Town Hall prior to Thanksgiving, but a new propane furnace and backup generator, which can function in colder weather, have not yet been installed.
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- You voted: Here's who has the best chicken wings in Berkshire County
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- Scott O'Connell and Mike Coggins to open used car dealership in Pittsfield
- It's coyote mating season. Here's how to keep coyotes out of your yard and away from your pets
- Wahconah cheerleading heads down to Orlando for the National Cheerleading Championships for the first time since 2020
- Is Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer running for reelection?
- Power outage in Windsor knocks out Town Hall's new heating system and freezes pipes
- Roundup: Wahconah boys, Hoosac Valley girls roll to decisive basketball victories
- Defense fights prosecutor's bid to bar use of phrases including 'systemic racism' during gun trial
- UMass hoop commit Mayhugh's double-double helps Brewster Academy beat Darrow in prep showdown
- Photos: New Lebanon Farmers Market & Grocery owner cuts his beard after customers raise $10,000 to help feed others
- Photos: Mt. Everett and Taconic face off in ice hockey at Boys & Girls Club
- Photos: Wahconah cheerleading
- Photos: At look at the Greylock Glen outdoor center construction
- Photos: Darrow vs Brewster basketball
- Photos: Today in History for Feb. 9
- 16+ recipes to try this game day
To keep Americans safer, the federal government and state and local governments need to match continued investments in policing with reforms that make law enforcement agencies as a whole — as well as individual officers — more accountable to the communities that they serve.
Gaining back public trust in science and promoting scientific literacy is paramount for a society to progress through participation. More needs to be done.
More than six million Americans are living with a heart failure diagnosis, and most are leading active and productive lives, thanks to a combination of treatments, medications and lifestyle changes aimed at reducing symptoms and restoring heart function.
An effort to digitize more than 200 Boston Pops radio broadcasts conducted by John Williams from 1979 until 1991 is almost complete. The Boston Symphony Orchestra made the announcement Wednesday, Williams’ 91st birthday. The project to preserve 233 live radio broadcasts recorded on quarter-inch reel-to-reel analog tapes that were becoming increasingly fragile and in danger of chemical deterioration was funded by grants totaling $24,000. The recordings chronicle Williams’ work with guest performers from a broad spectrum of the entertainment industry and many feature the first concert arrangements of many of Williams’ film scores.
Police in Massachusetts say an officer shot and killed a woman with a weapon after a family member requested a wellness check. The town of Easton's Police Chief Keith Boone said responding officers found the 56-year-old woman with a weapon shortly before noon Sunday. The statement did not specify what kind of weapon she had. The woman later approached the home’s front door with the weapon. An Easton police officer fired a single shot, and the woman was found dead inside. The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office is investigating, and the officer is on administrative leave.
The Arctic air that descended on the Northeast has brought dangerously cold sub-zero temperatures and wind chills to the region. That includes a record-setting wind chill of minus 108 degrees Fahrenheit on the summit of Mount Washington in New Hampshire. The Mount Washington Observatory at the peak of the Northeast’s highest mountain, famous for its extreme weather conditions, also recorded an actual temperature of minus 47 and tying an observatory record set in 1934. Across the rest of the region, wind chills — the combined effect of wind and cold air on exposed skin — dropped to as low as minus 45 to minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday.
Statements of interest are due Feb. 20.
Second Street Second Chances Inc., better known as 2nd Street, together with Community Legal Aid and the Committee for Public Counsel Services, will hold a free clinic on how to seal or expunge a criminal record from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10.
The last day to take out nomination papers for the May 9 annual town election in Great Barrington is March 17.
In this week's NatureWatch, Thom Smith describes the wonders of the seahorse and answers questions about mourning doves and robins.
We asked and you answered: Who has the best chicken wings in the Berkshires? Here are your top picks!
We all have our go-to wing place, but once in a while it's good to try somewhere new. You voted and told us your favorite spots, and from your suggestions we compiled this Chicken Wing Directory. Here are 55 places to grab wings in the Berkshires.
Giacomo Puccini’s “La Bohème” will highlight Berkshire Opera Festival’s 2023 season which also features two genre-spanning concerts and the debut of a new opera in the fall.
Coggins Auto of Vermont, headed by two men with extensive experience in Berkshire auto sales, is planning to open a pre-owned car sales and service center in Pittsfield.
Local sports roundup, Hoosac Valley and Wahconah got wins and more.
Taconic toughed out a win at home against Mount Everett to reach 7-4 on the season.
In a prep school showdown at the Boys and Girls Club of the Berkshires, UMass commit Sawyer Mayhugh and Brewster Academy eked out a win over Darrow School.
Wahconah cheerleading is going to compete in the National Cheerleading Championships for the first time since COVID.