If you were driving from Adams to Pittsfield along Route 8 on Sunday, you noticed all the runners gutting it out on the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail. They were competing in the Steel Rail Marathon, Half Marathon and 8K races. To find out who raced, who won and what it took to compete in sweltering heat, read Howard Herman’s coverage.
Have you seen the new design proposed for Pontoosuc Lake Park in Pittsfield? So far, the plans are getting decent reviews. A sandy swimming area makes a return in the latest plan. See what the plans look like.
The on-ramp to the Massachusetts Turnpike (Route 90 east) in Lee will be closed for two months starting on May 24. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation needs to repair the bridge on the eastbound side.
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I wish you a good start to your week. Below my name are your Berkshires in Brief.
Kevin Moran, executive editor
If approved in a second vote at a future meeting, the mayor's salary would increase from $88,470 to $98,000 starting July 1 Read more
Pittsfield schools are delaying drills this week designed to help students and staff prepare to respond to violent intruders, out of respect to the lives lost in Tuesday’s school shooting in Texas. Read more
Over 21 years ago, Lenox native, outdoorsman and college student Daniel R. Duke was found unconscious lying on a road in Columbia, South Carolina. He died of his injuries on Thursday. Read more
DAY 6: "Why are they following us?" A witness Tuesday described the scene as up to 10 people descended on Nick Carnevale's truck, instigating an attack that a prosecutor said left the Cheshire native fighting for his life. Read more
The Bard will return to The Common this summer with Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park's production of "The Comedy of Errors." Read more
One of the largest housing properties in the city is going through a massive facelift — the first since 1999. Mohawk Forest, with 190 units, most of them in the “affordable” category, is using $26 million in grant funding to install new siding, roofing, windows, furnaces and water heaters. Read more
With a split vote, the town's last beer and wine license goes ... to no one. This time, Price Chopper loses out. Read more
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