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Ski, Tourism Business Not Chilled by Mild Winter
This week's cold and snow came just in time to remind fans of winter why they like living in the Berkshires.   But those who make their living from people traveling to the Berkshires say winter's late arrival has not been as bad for business as you might think.   At Lanesborough ski shop Ski Fanatics, manager
North Adams Historical Commission Fears Fate of Fort Massachusetts
A plaque marking Fort Massachusetts was placed on a boulder for the bicentennial. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Price Chopper's imminent closure after nearly 60 years in the city has the Historical Commission worried about a far older property: Fort Massachusetts. The commission agreed Friday to reach out to the supermarket
Stamford Accident Sends 2 to Hospital
STAMFORD, Vt. — Two North Adams, Mass., residents were injured after their car slammed into a tree on Main Road on Sunday morning. Joelle M. Peterson, 34, and her passenger, Zachariah Chaffy, 36, were northbound on Route 8/100 in a 1999 Subaru Legacy before noon when Peterson lost control of the vehicle. "The vehicle hit an
Berkshire Adult Baseball League Meeting Saturday
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- The Berkshire Adult Baseball League will hold an organizatonal meeting on Saturday, Feb. 20, from noon to 2 p.m. at Imperial Lanes.   The league is accepting teams and players for its 2016 season.   For more information, contact Lou Orazio at
Our Neighbors: The Forgotten Houghton
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — One might easily — and convincingly — argue that there are a lot more than one member of the vast Houghton clan that is now forgotten, but I am referring to the one that is buried in Hill Side Cemetery.   Her father, Albert Charles Houghton, was such an important figure in this city, it's
Robinson Scores 13 in MCLA Women's Basketball Win
FITCHBURG, Mass. -- The MCLA women's basketball team broke open a close game at halftime by outscoring Fitchburg State 48-11 in the closing half en route to a  77-30 win over the Falcons.   Courtney McLaughlin scored 18 points to lead four players in double figures for MCLA (12-11, 4-7 MASCAC)  Courtney Pingelski came
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Colgrove Park Sixth-Graders Get to Teach Wave Science
Sixth-grader Emily Cooper, left, shines a flashlight on a mirror for a demonstration on light waves as Zoe Ramsden explains the experiment. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Armed with Slinkys and a microphone, James Holmes' Grade 6 science class taught second-graders about waves. Holmes said pupils planned their lessons from the
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Oh Crepe's Tiniest Stage Becoming Big Success
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The newest performance stage in North Adams is also one of its most unusual — not to mention small. At four feet wide, the Tiniest Stage, which is situated in Oh Crepe at 57 Main St.  might not be huge in physical space, but it's proving to be in community impact. Every other Sunday from 11 a.m. to
Lawmakers Discuss Balancing Budget Priorities At Pittsfield Senior Center
Council on Aging Director Vin Marinaro presented Downing with a certificate that reads 'you were on the hill and now you are over the hill' and other gifts in honor of Downing's 10 years in the state Senate. Downing is not running for re-election. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire delegation said Friday that
Superior Court Briefs: Feb. 10 - Feb. 11
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Wednesday, Feb. 10.   Berthony Jean Baptiste, 23, of Boston pleaded guilty to single counts of assault and battery and larceny over $250.   He was ordered to serve 882 days of time already served at the Berkshire County House of Correction on the assault and battery charge. The
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