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Neal Visits Hoosac Valley, Says Will Attend Inauguration
Hoosac Principal Jeremiah Ames welcomes Congressman Richie Neal to a student assembly on Tuesday. CHESHIRE, Mass. — U.S. Rep. Richard Neal says he will attend Friday's presidential inauguration of Republican Donald Trump. The Springfield Democrat and staunch Hillary Clinton supporter told students at Hoosac Valley
Civil Rights Leader John Lewis Speaking at MCLA Commencement
Anne W. Crowley and BHS CEO David E. Phelps will also receive honorary doctorates. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will celebrate its 118th commencement exercises on Saturday, May 13, beginning at 11 a.m., in the Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium. This year's keynote speaker will be U.S. Rep.
North Adams Library Trustees To Address Building Issues
The trustees plan to list building priorities in a letter to the mayor's office. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The library trustees plan to meet with the city administration to go over some maintenance concerns. Library Director Mindy Hackner told the trustees Wednesday that the city is now completely in charge of addressing
Mount Greylock Grad Recognized on Senior Day at Bates College
Carlos Ames receives congratulations from his Bates College men's squash teammates. Bates College senior Carlos Ames of Williamstown earned a pair of wins on Saturday as the 19th-ranked Bobcats men’s squash team celebrated Senior Day with wins over Hobart and Hamilton.   The Mount Greylock
Late Don Quinn Kelley Presented MLK Peacemaker Award
Volunteers worked around the area. College students, above, painted a hallway at the YMCA. See more photos here. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The late Don Quinn Kelley, historian and documentarian, had long been involved in social justice and community empowerment. Mayor Richard Alcombright described him as the type of person
Biz Briefs: 'Farm to Fork' Bike Ride Coming to Berkshires
Fresh and fit: The award-winning bicycle event series Farm to Fork Fondo will launch its first ride in the Berkshires in September. Five hundred cyclists from throughout the country are expected to attend Farm to Fork Fondo on Sept. 23-24 at Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield. Wrenegade Sports, the producer of this event, is based in
Berkshires Beat: OLLI Opens Spring Classes
Lifelong learning: OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College, kicks off its winter semester of classes this month in Pittsfield and Great Barrington. OLLI is a membership organization that offers over 80 classes, talks, workshops, events and trips a year, designed especially by and for people 50 years old and
Bruins Bag Banner With OT Win in Kittredge Tourney
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- Caleb Kollmer capped the 46th Gib Kittredge Hockey Tournament in style. The Berkshire Bruins defenseman Sunday scored midway through the second overtime to give the hosts a 4-3, come-from-behind victory over Avon, Conn., in the Bantam Division title game. Seamus Hayes scored with just less than
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North Adams Third-Graders Get Free Swimming Lessons
Kids splash at the YMCA last Tuesday. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — All North Adams third-graders will be provided free swim lessons through a donation from All Saints Episcopal Church and the Northern Berkshire Family YMCA. According to the National Safe Kids Campaign, drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional
BCC Enters Home Stretch Of Renovation Project
The classroom spaces have have much more natural light with the renovations. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The state's oldest community college is starting to look more like the newest.   Berkshire Community College is wrapping up renovations to two academic buildings. The $30 million renovations have been under
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