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Berkshire Magazine has released the winning image and finalists for this year's “The Great Outdoors” photo contest.
Spinning bike wheels and flying fishing reels punctuate unseasonably warm November weekend for Berkshire County
An unseasonably warm weekend got Berkshire County residents out to enjoy nature while they could. Some picked up fishing rods, and others got out for what may have been the season's last great day for motorcycle riding.
One by one, the public grills used by picnickers at Pittsfield’s Onota Lake have bowed out. Some rusted. Some were vandalized.
Despite sustained beachfront rescue efforts, a girl found in Onota Lake on July 24 has died from complications. Kristy Prakashkumar Patel, 8, died after receiving medical attention at Berkshire Medical Center and at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield on July 28.
Lysa Polanski wants one thing more than anything else: to see the child she rescued from Onota Lake make a full recovery. “It’s important for me to see her warm somehow,” Polanski said. “I can’t get that image of her not breathing out of my head.”
Authorities and bystanders worked to revive an 8-year-old child at Onota Lake late Sunday afternoon after the youth was found unresponsive in the water.
A cyclist was struck by a car while trying to navigate the area near the Onota Lake boat ramp in Pittsfield at approximately 4:16 p.m. on Sunday.
Lifeguards from the Berkshire Family YMCA will be on duty at Onota Lake, the public beach within Burbank Park, effective Friday, July 1.
Boaters flocked to area lakes, many for the first time this season, taking advantage of the summer-like weather to launch their watercraft. Boat ramps were busy as locals and out-of-towners enjoyed a relaxing day on the water Sunday.
An 18-year-old Pittsfield man is in critical condition with gunshot wounds after he was found to have crashed his vehicle Tuesday on Pecks Road while trying to drive himself to a hospital.