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Late Representative's Will Leaves $420,000 to North Adams
  Gailanne Cariddi, the late state representative and city councilor, has left more than $400,000 to the city and high school libraries, and the bike path. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Gailanne Cariddi is still making significant contributions to the community more than a year after her death at age
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Berkshire Palate Opens in Williamstown
Sweet potato with kale, dried fruit, brown butter and pecans.     WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — It doesn't get much more local than Berkshire Palate, a family-run eatery that offers homegrown flavors.   Paul Brassard and his three sons Nolan, Aaron and Zach have had Berkshire Palate on the
Coding Error Pushed North Adams' Violent Crimes Stats Higher
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The bump in violent crime that led to the city being described as the most dangerous in the commonwealth for two years was caused largely by a bug.    A coding error discovered last month in the software used in crime reporting designated all assaults as felonies. Fixing it has dropped the
CHP Great Barrington Practice Wins Patient Experience Award
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Community Health Programs Great Barrington Health Center has been recognized by Massachusetts Health Quality Partners for excellence in the primary care patient experience, based on patient surveys. The MHQP Patient Experience Awards is a new program introduced this year by MHQP, a nonprofit measurement and
North Adams Trustees Want Voice in Library Director Candidates
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The library trustees want to make sure they're in the loop when it comes to choosing the new library director.    Current director Mindy Hackner, who is retiring, told the trustees Wednesday that she plans to post her position within the next few weeks.    "I think if I
Paratransit Workers Vote Work Stoppage Over Contract
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The union representing paratransit drivers for the Paratransit Management of the Berkshires rejected a contract on Sunday, resulting in a work stoppage on Monday.   In a statement, the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority said the paratransit service will not operate during the
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Hinds Sets Community Outreach Events for December
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The staff of state Sen. Adam G. Hinds, D-Pittsfield, will host two community outreach events during December.   The senator's staff will be available to meet with constituents in the communities of Clarksburg and Conway for this month's staff office hours on Wednesday, Dec. 12,
North Adams Celebrates Lighting of First Menorah
Mayor Thomas Bernard, Rabbi Rachel Barenblat, Paul Marino and Drew Zuckerman on Sunday.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Young Drew Zuckerman confidently climbed the ladder Sunday evening and reached out to take part in a major historical event: lighting the city's first menorah.   "It's time to do
North Adams Elks Donation Helps Veterans Wreath Effort
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — It was just a few weeks ago that organizers planning the wreath laying at local veterans' graves were scrambling to just cover Southview Cemetery.    But a last-minute deluge of donations has covered both the 500-wreath deficit at Southview and ensured a wreath on every veterans' grave in the
MCLA Men Lose at St. Joseph
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. -- The University of St. Joseph men's basketball team held a 66-25 edge off the glass and placed five players in double figures as they routed the MCLA Trailblazers 108-63 Saturday afternoon in non league play.   The Bluejays (5-2) started quickly scoring the games first ten points and never looked back.
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