The drug xylazine, which is not an opiate and doesn't respond to opiate overdose reversal medication like naloxone, is being increasingly found in the drug supply in New England and beyond. A testing program in the Berkshires is tracking its rise.
One day last week, the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Berkshire County hit an unusual high. That tally has eased, but questions remain: How severely will a new strain of the virus, known as XBB1.5, affect public health in the region?
Six months after J.C. Chadwell was acquitted of murder, his sister Yulanda Chadwell was acquitted of the accusation she lied to police.
A close vote Tuesday had some city councilors thinking they'd passed a petition to allow voters to have their say on removing the North Street bike lanes come November. But city leaders say there's one more vote between that question and the ballot.
A group of Housatonic residents is demanding, through their lawyer, their water supplier provide “safe, fit, pure and reliable water immediately” — or else install filtration systems, as well as pay $3,000 per household. They set a 30-day deadline for a response.
For the first time in a full month, temperatures will slide below normal, but only light snowfall, if any, is expected.
TODAY'S TOP HEADLINES
- Pittsfield's Imperial Bowling Center is reopening and getting a major makeover with a new name: K&M Bowling
- Letter: Trump and his attorney get a fitting reprimand from US District Court judge
- Here's where the 'well loved' Ashuwillticook Rail Trail is heading next in Pittsfield
- A Pittsfield woman pleads guilty to animal cruelty in last year's abandonment of 15 cats
- What you should know about the latest COVID-19 strain XBB1.5, also known as 'Kraken'
- East Side Cafe, Magic Touch Spa and a Pittsfield resident's car all take damage from plow truck drivers after a recent snowstorm
- Monument Mountain staves off South Hadley to clinch postseason trip on a big night in Great Barrington
- Yulanda Chadwell found not guilty of lying to police. Officers were probing her brother's connection to a 2017 killing in Pittsfield
- 10 Housatonic residents demand the waterworks provide clean water 'immediately'
- A Pittsfield woman accused of abandoning 15 cats during a storm last January is expected to enter a plea deal
- Photos: Monument Mountain boys basketball vs South Hadley
- Photos: Community Health and Wellness Fair at the Berkshire Athenaeum
- Photos: Hitting the slopes at Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort
- Photos: PHS vs Chicopee girls basketball
- Photos: A look back at skiing in the Berkshires
- Photos: A look at Lenox restaurants serving up a busy weekday lunch crowd
- Photos: Cheshire Town Offices will move into the former Cheshire Elementary School
- Photos: All Persons Trail at Mass Audubon's Pleasant Valley
- Photos: 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade rally in Pittsfield
- Photos: Today in History for Jan. 27
The most pressing question must be answered sooner rather than later: Exactly what is the status of that $31 million in tax credits that Massachusetts offered Wayfair for job creation in the commonwealth?
Who was that fellow running down this lonesome stretch of road? Haven’t I seen him before, in Windsor, perhaps, during a snowstorm? Or was it in Savoy, when he emerged through a wintry fog?
Watching movies and TV shows on devices not much larger than a postage stamp feels as if civilization is taking a giant leap backward. I’m almost ready to chalk it up to bad parenting.
Eagle columnist Leonard Quart writes: "The film offers a clear and powerful, if slightly too sanitized version, of a Russian hero and martyr."
Addressing hundreds of business leaders, Gov. Maura Healey said she is keyed into their concerns about competitiveness, tax burdens, a shortage of employees, runaway housing prices and unreliable transportation services. But her speech included few specifics about what her nascent administration will do to tackle those issues.
After agreeing to a $110 million one-year extension, lawmakers, advocates and families are calling for the state to make school meals free for all Massachusetts students permanently.
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said Wednesday that she wants to set the city on a path to reach its former peak population while guarding against trends that are putting pressure on residents because of soaring housing costs. Wu said she hopes to manage the city’s surging growth while avoiding some of the urban renewal efforts of the last century that ended up displacing thousands of working class, immigrant, and Black and brown residents. Boston’s population peaked in 1950, when the number of residents topped 801,000. Wu became the first woman and first Asian American elected Boston mayor in 2021.
Berkshire Community College held a traditional pinning ceremony and awards night for 19 graduates of its Associate Degree in Nursing program on Thursday evening, Jan. 26.
The Berkshire Conservation District and Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter, are offering a pollinator-friendly resolution webinar at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31.
After a rocky start, Lenox Memorial Middle and High School’s robotics team, Enginuity, won the First Tech Challenge International Robotics Competition and received the Design Award on Jan. 21 in Andover.
Mexican-born husband and wife team, Jaime Lozano and Florencia Cuenca present “Broadway en Spanglish" at Club B-10 at Mass MoCA on Saturday, Feb. 4.
January may seem bleak, but winter in the Berkshires is anything but dull. Check out these musical events coming to area stages in the next few weeks.
Practitioners of the New Perennial Movement do not, typically, insist on the use of locally native plants in their landscapes. Indeed, especially in Great Britain, this school has popularized the concept of “novel ecosystems.”
William Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers will take the stage for a special Valentine's presentation, "I'll Be Thine, Valentine: Romeo & Juliet," 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 at Shakespeare & Company's Tina Packer Playhouse.
Luigi Iasilli and his partner Bridget Cappo have relocated their successful Max restaurants from Manhattan to the Berkshires by way of Columbia County, N.Y.
Back in July, Evan Franz made a surprise appearance as a member of the Brockton Rox at Wahconah Park, singling after signing a one-day contract.
Lauren R. Stevens takes you on a 3-mile hike in Williamstown this week.
For the first time since the 2019 season, the Williams men have lost consecutive NESCAC league games. It happened Friday night in Williamstown when Tufts knocked off the 10th-ranked Ephs.
Gene Chague talks coyotes, the fly-tying event at Berkshire Outfitters, a new designation for the Housatonic River and more in this week's Berkshire Woods and Waters column.