A stubborn, smoky fire struck a home in Becket occupied by a family only for weeks, badly damaging the structure and killing four dogs.
The attorney general’s office and the Baker administration’s public safety arm have spelled out for licensing authorities and law enforcement agencies how the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that struck down New York’s concealed-carry gun licensing law applies to Massachusetts law.
After some clearing on Saturday night, it will be cool, dry and very pleasant for the rest of the holiday weekend, with daytime highs below 80 along with low humidity. The weather is ideal for outdoor music, theater and dance, as well as July 4 celebrations.
Vaccinations against COVID-19 are now available in the Berkshires for children aged 6 months to 4 years – the last age group to become eligible.
An ordinance passed in 1943 set a curfew for anyone under 16 in the city. The City Council voted this week to repeal it.
Wanting to keep the City Council's focus on work, Councilor Ashley Shade proposed a code of conduct for elected and appointed officials.
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Knock it off, fellow Christians. We’ve had religious freedom in this country for nearly 250 years without becoming a theocracy or inscribing a particular faith’s agenda in the statute books. You want a religious war? OK, then. Cast the first stone at me.
Preserving safety and order ought to be a priority at the county’s priceless rugged landmarks. On this general point, we wholeheartedly agree with state and local officials. Perhaps more patrols by DCR, which manages Bash Bish State Park, are warranted along with stiffer penalties for violating common-sense rules. That would mean the unwise minority of visitors who seek to break those rules would be ruining it only for themselves.
Earlier this week, a Pittsfield man pleaded guilty to attacking multiple law enforcement officers while participating in the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S…
A Massachusetts man has agreed to plead guilty to fraudulently obtaining about $1.2 million in federal loans intended to help businesses struggling because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Federal prosecutors say 59-year-old James Joseph Cohen, of Wenham, between April 2020 and September 2021 submitted six false applications in which he overstated the earnings, the number of employees, and the payroll for two companies he controlled. Prosecutors say he used the money to pay personal and business loans, including for a mortgage and car payments. A date at which he will plead guilty to bank fraud has not yet been scheduled.
BOSTON — Just days before the deadline for thousands of law enforcement officers to be recertified, a judge has ruled that two of the eight qu…
A former assistant soccer coach at the University of Southern California who created fake athletic profiles for the children of wealthy parents in the sprawling college admissions bribery scheme has avoided prison time after helping convict others in the case. Laura Janke was sentenced Tuesday in Boston federal court to time served and 50 hours of community service. Also on Tuesday, a California couple who admitted to paying $600,000 to get their daughters into USC and the University of California, Los Angeles, were sentenced to one year of probation. Bruce Isackson says he and his wife “profoundly regret” their part in the scheme and “look forward to making amends" by serving their community.
Berkshire Humane Society and Haddad Subaru have launched their 10th annual “Choose Your Subaru” car raffle. One lucky winner will have their choice of a 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Limited, Forester Premium or Outback Premium with a value up to $33,000.
The Williams College Museum of Art invites visitors to immerse themselves in new worlds of song, story and dance in a summer program series titled "Immersions." The series opens Thursday, July 7, with Brooklyn-based medieval music ensemble Alkemie.
Andrew L. Pincus has been only the second critic in that post for the past 100 years, a likely record for a non-metropolitan paper.
Looking for something to do with your extra day off this weekend? When not attending a Fourth of July parade or cookout, you might want to stroll through a few of the new art offerings in the Berkshires and environs this weekend. Here are 3 new shows and festivals, most of which open Friday, July 1, to check out.
In his production of the 1976 Pulitzer Prize-winning musical “A Chorus Line” at the Mac-Haydn Theatre, director-choreographer Eddie Gutierrez has very nearly taken the full measure of this landmark 1975 work and delivered an expertly crafted, creditable 2 1/2 hours of entertainment.
Fast, loud and frenetic are not adjectives you normally think of when dealing with an Agatha Christie play but, then, “Fiddlers Three,” is no ordinary Agatha Christie play.
Joad Bowman and Austin Oliver, who own two restaurants in downtown Pittsfield, believe in the city so much that have opened a third small enterprise, Lulu's Tiny Grocery.
It was a rough Friday night for the Pittsfield Suns, who lost the back end of a home-and-home series with the Westfield Starfires.
WESTFIELD — The Pittsfield offense never took over but, Westfield couldn’t stop it from scoring consistently, leading to a 7-3 Suns win.
Dave Paulsen, who led Williams to the NCAA Division III men's basketball championship in 2003, is the newest assistant coach at Division I Fordham.
Players from Mount Greylock baseball and Wahconah boys lacrosse, two Berkshire County state champions, lead the list of spring sport PVIAC All-Star teams.