Recent improvements on Tyler Street in Pittsfield include creation of "bump-outs" to slow traffic and increase pedestrian and biker safety. Some business owners worry they are robbing the street of available parking spaces. An official notes the loss of spaces is minimal.
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.
A plan to develop a one-year pilot program for an on-demand microtransit service in South County is being discussed, but it still faces significant hurdles.
In a break with tradition, the Pittsfield Suns' Fourth of July game will be followed not by fireworks but by a laser show. Supply chain issues are to blame. Organizers promise a better and longer celebration.
GREAT BARRINGTON — Alarmed by accidents and near-misses in Main Street crosswalks over the years, town officials compromised on a plan to add flashers and “refuge” islands to beef up safety on what is also the busy state Route 7.
TODAY'S TOP HEADLINES
- James Taylor shares why the 'stakes are higher' when he performs at Tanglewood
- High heating fuel prices put crimp in traditional pre-order plans in Berkshires
- Looking for Fourth of July fireworks in Pittsfield? You won't see any after the Pittsfield Suns' game this year
- After two years on the market and a $100,000 price drop, the First Church of Christ is still looking for its next owner
- Co-owners of Thistle and Mirth and The Flatburger Society open a new breakfast and brunch spot in Pittsfield
- Chronic absenteeism rates are higher in some Berkshire County schools than the state average. What's being done about it?
- Jury acquits J.C. Chadwell of murder in 2017 Pittsfield killing
- After years of accidents and near-misses, Great Barrington to beef up Main Street crosswalks
- If funding comes through, a new pilot program could improve public transportation services for people in southern Berkshire County
- New traffic-slowing 'bump-outs' on Tyler Street frustrate some Pittsfield business owners
- Photos: Pittsfield American's Berkshire Bank plays National's Fire Department in Little League City Championship
- Photos: Today in History for July 1
- Photos: North Adams Pride Night
- Photos: Gildo's Auto Body and The Infield play for Pittsfield Babe Ruth City Championship
- Photos: Relay for Life of Berkshire County 2022
- Photos: Jacob's Pillow's Ted Shawn Theatre reopens
- Photos: Today in History for June 23
- Photos: Today in History for June 29
- Photos: Pittsfield High School Graduation
- Photos: Today in History for June 18
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.
Boston leaders and state education officials have reached a last-minute agreement to stave off an “underperforming” designation and a state takeover of the city’s troubled public school system. The agreement announced Monday night by Mayor Michelle Wu and Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley includes pledges by the city to implement immediate improvement efforts in several key areas, including services for English learners and special education students, safety, and transportation. The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in a report released in May found “significant, persistent challenges” in the city’s schools. The school system has about 46,000 students.
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.
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.
The roughly 90-minute intermissionless play unfolds at two very different schools in the same unnamed city: one, a seriously all-but-neglected inner city public high school; the other a nearby school for elite students. The measure of the schools’ success is reflected in how their students perform on state-administered standardized tests.
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.
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.
Former Red Sox closer Keith Foulke, who was in Pittsfield to watch his son's Brockton Rox team play, says he'll always be part of Red Sox Nation.