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'Get Out': Guess Who's Coming to be Terrorized?
It is an eerie, unsettling experience when your every instinct smells dangerous deceit and yet numerous people claiming authority discount your fears as just so much paranoia and curious distrust. Worse even yet is when such shifty characters then try to convince you, despite their most egregious actions, that they have only your best interests
Housing Program Authorizes Property Transfers to North Adams
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The board of Housing Opportunities Inc. has authorized the transfer of seven properties to the city, a critical step in the dissolution of the organization. Held back are two properties and the nonprofit's recapture account pending soil test results from the former Sun Cleaners on River Street. "The
North Adams Moves Ward 4 Voting to St. Elizabeth's
Mary Ann Caproni of the Board of Registrars explains the reasons for moving Ward 4 polling. The City Council had to approve the move per state law. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The City Council on Tuesday approved consolidating all five of the city's wards into one voting location. Ward 4, now located at Greylock School,
Alcombright's Annual Address Touts Progress in North Adams
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Mayor Richard Alcombright gave an upbeat vision of the city on Tuesday, pointing to the significant private investments happening in North Adams. "We have a great core of folks who have committed or re-committed themselves to the success of North Adams and I thank those people," he said during his
Nurses Picket BMC As Staffing Issues Hold Up Collective Bargaining
The nurses paced back and forth along North and Wahconah Streets. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Nurses and supporters paced back and forth along North and Wahconah streets on Tuesday afternoon, holding signs and chanting "if we're out here, something is wrong in there."   On the other side of the
Massachusetts Named Best State by U.S. News & World Report
BOSTON — The commonwealth of Massachusetts has been named the best overall state in U.S. News & World Report's inaugural report.  This best state ranking evaluates all 50 states in various categories, with Massachusetts ranked the No. 1 overall state, No. 1 in health care, No. 2 in education and among the top 10 for
Clarksburg Couple Recognized for 72 Years of Marriage
The couple pose with their certificate before celebrating with a small party at North Adams Commons. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — John Tietgens remembers with clarity his first date with Ellen Shields. They were sitting in his 1934 Chevy outside her parents' home on Hall Street on a Sunday afternoon when word came over the radio
Community Helps Bounti-Fare During Storm
The restaurant will be open tonight for a spaghetti supper fundraiser. ADAMS, Mass. — The storm that barreled through North County on Saturday night did more than snap a few trees and drop some powerlines. It peeled a roof of the Bounti-Fare Restaurant clear off the building. "I was sitting in my living room
Berkshires Beat: Berkshire Athenaeum teams up with Boston Bruins for PJ Drive
Pajama jam: The Berkshire Athenaeum is teaming up with the Boston Bruins to participate in their annual pajama drive to benefit DCF Kids (Department of Children and Families) and Cradles to Crayons. The PJ Drive's goal is to collect 10,000 pairs of new pajamas for children and teens in need across the stat, including Pittsfield. The
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Berkshire Medical Center Sits Atop National Quality Ranking
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Medical Center is ranked as the best performer in Patient Safety Indicators in the United States, according to data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. BMC is ranked number one in the nation when compared to over 3,200 hospitals for its composite measure of Patient Safety Indicators, or
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