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Cook Safely This Holiday Season
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — As Thanksgiving approaches, Chief Charles Burger and the Great Barrington Fire Department remind residents to use caution as they cook over the holidays. "Kitchens can be chaotic - especially when full of people or family members who are not familiar with where everything is or where everything
Berkshires Beat: Habitat Seeks Decorated Trees for Holiday Walk Showcase
Treeing off: Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity will hold its annual Christmas Tree Showcase at the First Congregational Church on Main Street in Williamstown on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 2 to 6 p.m., as part of the annual Williamstown Holiday Walk.   Members of the community, schools, churches, local businesses and community
Coalition Forum Tackles Opioid Abuse Epidemic
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A film of a different kind was showing Friday morning at the North Adams MoviePlex. The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition sponsored a screening of "Faces: Five Voices from One Community — Addiction and Recovery in North Berkshire" by local videographer Joe Aidonidis at the theater in place of
Carpenter Earns All-America Honor at Georgetown
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Lenox Memorial graduate Scott Carpenter earned all-America recognition with a 10th place finish on Saturday at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships.   Carpenter covered the 10-kilometer course in 30 minutes, 3 seconds to become the 11th runner in Georgetown history -- and the second in two years --
North Adams Food Drive Donates 960 Pounds
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — This year's city and school food drive raised nearly 960 pounds of food to donate to the Friendship Center.   City workers gathered the donation boxes on Friday morning to deliver to the Northern Berkshire Interfaith Action Initiative's food pantry on Eagle Street.   "It is
Clarksburg School Building Committee Begin MSBA Process
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — The School Building Committee has officially begun the planning process with the Massachusetts School Building Authority and looks to go out to bid the summer of 2018. Brian Laroche of owner's project manager Potomac Capital Advisors and architect Margo Jones told the committee Thursday they were recently on
BRPC Advocates for Investment in High-Speed Broadband
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Reliable high-speed broadband is critical to the county's economic competitiveness in the coming years. That's the point the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission is stressing in an eight-page letter to Gov. Charlie Baker and more than 15 state and local officials detailing the challenges and goals facing
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New Nonprofit Gives Expectant Moms Early Bundle of Joy
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — In a way, expectant mothers in Berkshire County owe some thanks to Donald Trump. During the long presidential campaign, South Egremont resident Hinda Bodinger was feeling sad about the tone of the campaign, particularly in regards to inflammatory remarks about minorities and women. Not one just to sit back,
Vacant North Adams Lot Being Transformed Into UNO Park
The empty lot next to UNO Center, at left, will have gardens, benches, basketball and bocce. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The "UNO Park" sign was installed months ago above the grassy lot that once held a tire service center at the corner of Houghton and River streets. The UNO Center next door opened last year; now
'Arrival': Quite a Trip
You know how sometimes between sleep and consciousness you can tell the future? Well, good for you if you can; it doesn't happen to me, not anymore. I've been stuck in this reality mode since the 1960s ended. But, just in case you tune in, Dr. Leary, there's a fascinating variant of that "Twilight Zone"-like mind trip in
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