Pittsfield's Fourth of July Parade returned after a two-year hiatus from the COVID-19 pandemic. For those who attended, the parade offered a welcome return to form for Pittsfield, bringing smiling faces together on a nearly flawless morning.
Pittsfield residents and visitors feel like the worst of the pandemic is mostly over — and showed it at the city's July 4 parade. Some businesses still notice a slower pace.
Tripping down memory lane at Tanglewood with James Taylor and his All-Star Band is a balm to soothe shattered spirits.
The event, to be held at Town Hall on Labor Day weekend, offers up to 7,000 books donated by area residents; proceeds benefit the Lenox Library Association.
The Lanesborough Police Department responded to a case of larceny from a motor vehicle at the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail parking lot on Sunday morning.
Three city residents were arrested following an investigation into an alleged drug-dealing operation from a Crystal Street home in Pittsfield.
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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.
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It’s a time to gather with family and friends for a picnic on the grass, enjoy some wine or a beer, and listen to the sounds of music — cool jazz, swing and soul, Broadway favorites, African rhythms, 60s nostalgia. A time to wander through nature infused with art, with sculptures and whimsical topiary amid the lush plantings.
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Robbie Burnett hit a ninth-inning single to score Bo Bramer with a game-winning run on Monday night in front of a standing-room-only crowd in Pittsfield.
The Independence Day Run returned to downtown Pittsfield on Monday for the first time since 2019, traversing 5K along the Fourth of July parade route to an exciting finish at Wahconah Park.
Playing before the largest crowd of the season, 2,327 got to see visiting Brockton score four runs in the top of the seventh inning to break a tie and hand the Pittsfield Suns their third straight loss.
Evan Franz of Tamarack, N.Y., thought it was going to be a good day to meet members of the Brockton Rox who were the children of Boston Red Sox legends he grew up rooting for. Little did he know that the Rox and the Pittsfield Suns put together a surprise at Wahconah Park that included a one-day contract with the Rox and an at-bat against Pittsfield starter Freddy Mosier.