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Preservation project 30 years in the making adds hundreds of acres to Hollow Fields reserve

RICHMOND — A scenic 342-acre forested preserve adjoining the New York state line is now protected forever, thanks to a joint $375,000 fundraising campaign by the town, Richmond Land Trust and …

Dawn of new ID for longstanding Berkshires nonprofit PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Children and Families has lasted for 130 years by evolving with the times, say members of its leadership.And that's what the nonprofit is doing now, leaders say, as they …
Stockbridge second-home owners bemoan 'taxation without representation' STOCKBRIDGE — For about 75 second-home owners who turned out for their yearly meeting with the town's Select Board, this is the summer of their discontent. From the start, they were aggrieved …
Mayor, councilor spar over stalemate on Pittsfield waste management PITTSFIELD — A social media spat between city leaders shed light over the weekend on what one commenter called "a stalemate" surrounding the city's solid waste reform.Ward 6 Councilor John Krol …
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PITTSFIELD — A 35-year-old city man, described by prosecutors as "quite a handful" at the Berkshire Jail and House of Correction, was sentenced to up to four years in state prison Monday after … more
PITTSFIELD — A Franklin County man, whose false testimony to a grand jury complicated the investigation into a 2014 death, was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in jail after pleading guilty to a … more
SPRINGFIELD — An 11th-hour attempt to tell his story to a judge or jury came up short Monday for a Pittsfield builder accused of financial fraud. U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni … more
CLARKSBURG — With board members of the Clarksburg Council On Aging heading into their advanced years — and with no one else stepping up — the group has decided to close the senior … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — Power went off in downtown Great Barrington Sunday afternoon after a tree fell across Alford Road and took utility lines down with it, police said.The incident was reported … more
DALTON — An 81-year-old Pittsfield woman is doing well— and planning not to drive for now — after being rescued by public safety workers when her car plunged into the Housatonic … more
DALTON — "Yes" votes prevailed April 6 when voters in seven towns faced the question of building a new Wahconah Regional High School.But the "no" side isn't sitting still.As Hinsdale moves … more
ALFORD — George Meyer left his home at 11 Rowe Road on Sunday to get some gravel. When he returned 20 minutes later, the single-story house where he had lived for over 30 years was on fire."I … more
PITTSFIELD — The first time they picked up violins, Gerdlie Jean Louis and Leila Paredes were in third and first grades, respectively. They didn't know each another, though both attended … more
Louis Henry Mitchell remembers the night a sock came alive on the Ed Sullivan Show half a century ago.It changed his life. On Tuesday, Mitchell will talk about his work as creative director of … more

Town Meetings and Elections | Spring 2019

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