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Home Damaged, Pets Lost in North Adams Fire
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — An early morning fire severely damaged a Greylock Avenue home on Sunday. No one was injured but two pets were lost.    Fire Director Stephen Meranti said the fire began on small exterior porch on the south side of the single-family home.    "It extended up the outside and it
Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Tells MCLA Grads to 'Get in the Way'
President Jamie Birge shakes the hand of a graduate wearing Birge's trademark fashion statements — a bowtie. See more photos here. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — An icon of Civil Rights Movement, U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Alanta, Ga., urged the class of 2017 to "be brave, be bold, be courageous" and turn the
North Adams Mayor's Fitness Challenge Kicks Off
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Mayor's Fitness Challenge kicked off Friday night with activities, music and ideas for healthy living.    This is the fourth year of the event, now part of the "Berkshire Mayors'" challenge as Pittsfield joined last year, offering up a little competition between the county's
Lee Teenager Wins Congressional Art Competition
The self-portrait will hang in the Capitol in Washington D.C. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Fiora Caligiuri-Randall has a natural gift.   Only the second acrylic painting the 14-year-old has done will now hang in the halls of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Fiora's painting beat out 45 other high school
HospiceCare in The Berkshires Earns National 'Hospice Honors' Recognition
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — HospiceCare in The Berkshires has been recognized as a "Hospice Honors" recipient, one of only six in Massachusetts. The designation is based on survey results from 2016. The "Deyta Family Evaluation of Hospice Care" (FEHC) survey evaluates a hospice's performance on 24 satisfaction
MountainOne Bank Names Senior Vice President of Residential Lending
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Sherry Fonseca has joined MountainOne Bank to become its new senior vice president/senior residential lending officer. Fonseca will succeed long-time Senior Residential and Consumer Lending Officer Peter Radigan, who is retiring at year-end following a very successful mortgage banking career. "We are
North Adams Event Tries to Link Local Vendors with Anchor Institutions
Jeffrey Thomas of Lever organized the event at Mass MoCA's B10 Club.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Last Friday's foul weather was just fine with Jeffrey Thomas.   "I've never hoped so hard for rain," Thomas said as the crowd filtered in to a Buyer/Supplier Meetup event he planned at
Great Barrington Rescuers Locate Missing 13-Year-Old Boy
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — A 13-year-old special needs child who went missing early Thursday afternoon during a hike was located shortly before 7 p.m. Police Chief William Walsh and Fire Chief Charles Burger said more than 75 rescuers took part in the search that successfully located the child. Rescuers responded at 12:15 p.m. to
Model Railroad Museum Options to Buy Heritage Park for $1.2M
The Redevelopment Authority, including new member David Bond confirmed on Tuesday, voted unanimously to enter into the agreement.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The proposed model railroad has taken out an option to purchase Western Gateway Heritage State Park and the former Sons of Italy property for $1.2
The Independent Investor: Cosmetics Survive, Prosper Despite Competition
As the clash between brick-and-mortar retail enterprises and the mighty Amazon escalates, the internet shopping colossus is laying waste to one store or mall after another. One of the few areas that has not only staved off the internet shopping giant, but has actually turned the internet and social media to its advantage, is the cosmetics
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