Richard Lindsay is a general assignment reporter for The Berkshire Eagle.
Nearly 40 Lanesborough voters approved all 15 articles during Saturday’s special town meeting. Highlighting the agenda were two public works articles totaling $480,000 to replace the sidewalk on Summer street and repave a section of Summer. Also, voters agreed to move the annual town meeting from the second Tuesday in June to the third Saturday in May to boost participation in town government.
City firefighters made "good stops" of two fires within 60 minutes of each other on Saturday night, fire officials said Sunday.
Rev. Joel Huntington is retiring as long-time pastor at South Congregational Church in Pittsfield. Why retire now and look back at the ministry he led for 32 years that included dealing with food insecurity, shepherding new clergy and bringing other churches in Pittsfield together.
Association members elected Andrea Wadsworth as president of the 14-member board of directors. Wadsworth assumed the leadership role on Jan. 1.
Two Pittsfield animal shelters are benefiting from the Betty White Challenge, the national movement to raise awareness and money for care of animals.
More than half of Berkshire County's fire departments will share in a $5 million equipment upgrade from the state.
Lanesborough will hold a special town meeting Jan. 22 on 15 articles, highlighted by three, six-figure public works projects and a potential date change for the annual town meeting.
Icy weather gripped the Berkshires on Sunday, making travel treacherous and providing a preview of the cold temperatures expected to come this week.
PCB dump opponents in Lee have forced the town to delay working on a new master plan, concerned about the agency Lee was to hire is too closely involved with the proposed toxic landfill.
The new Lanesborough town administrator Josh Lang and Finance Committee have begun the fiscal 2023 budget process by vowing to come up with a budget the town needs and can afford.