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North Adams Colegrove Park Students Thank Police Officers
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Colgrove Park Elementary seventh-graders invited Police Officers David Lemieux and Kyle Cahoon in for a presentation last week to thank them for their service and classroom involvement. The week before, the officers had read "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" to James Holmes' classes for Read Across
MCLA Women's Lax Loses Second, Plays Home Opener Wednesday
CLERMONT, Fla.- The MCLA women's lacrosse team wrapped up play on its southern swing as they fell to Eastern Connecticut, 15-4, on Sunday. The Warriors wasted little time taking control as they led 15-1 after a half of play.  They dominated the half outshooting the Trailblazers, 26-2, in the opening stanza.   MCLA (0-2)
Freemasons Honor Longest Serving Mason in Massachusetts
Wellcome poses with current District Deputy Grand Master Craig Perdicini and Nicholas Mantello, Kevin Hamel, Lawrence Tonini and Mark Feder. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — When Frank Wellcome Jr. joined the Masons way back when, he didn't expect to make history. "My father was a Mason so as soon as I turned 21, I
@theMarket: Fed-Driven Rally Grinds Higher
Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, the Federal Reserve Bank gave investors everything they wanted this week. As a result, the indexes racked up their fifth week of gains in a row. Could there be six? A combination of events has unfolded over the last few weeks that have driven the markets higher. A potential bottom in
Berkshire Planners Object to Transportation, Development Cuts
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission is taking aim at Gov. Charlie Baker's proposed fiscal 2017 budget. The commission on Thursday approved sending a letter to state lawmakers outlining its opposition to cuts that will affect transportation and development issues in the region. Executive Director
Vermont State Police Launch Unsolved Cases Pages
WATERBURY, Vt. — On the eve of the 12th anniversary of 17-year-old Brianna Maitland's disappearance from Montgomery on March 19, 2004, the Vermont State Police is launching a new tool to provide an increased focus and public awareness of unsolved cases such as Maitland's. Interactive Vermont Missing Persons and Unsolved
'The Brothers Grimsby': Fraternally Filthy
I don't quite know yet if I've been scarred for life by Sacha Baron Cohen's "The Brothers Grimsby," an audacious exercise in bad taste that goes over the top and, like a playground swing gone wild, loops around a few times. It'd be easy to simply say it's tasteless, vulgar garbage that would push the envelope of
The Independent Investor: Why Free Trade Has a Bad Rep
The Establishment — Economists, politicians of both parties, Wall Street and Corporate America — are horrified. One of the linchpins of capitalism has suddenly come under attack. The growing anger over free trade is threatening more than 30 years of trade deals with the rest of the world. It was a disaster waiting to happen and we
Maple Grove Civic Club Holding State Senator Candidate Forum
ADAMS, Mass. — The Maple Grove Civic Club will host a "meet the candidates" forum this weekend at the PNA on Victory Street. State Senate candidates Andrea Harrington of Richmond and Adams Hinds of Pittsfield are expected to attend the civic club on Sunday, March 20, at 3 p.m. Both candidates are campaigning for the
Register now for Ys American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Pre-Course Swim Test
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Family YMCA announces open registrations for its American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class. A free required Pre-Course Swim Test will be held on March 30 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Pittsfield Branch and April 11 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Northern Berkshire Branch. Participants will learn
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