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North Adams Struggling to Recruit, Retain Police Officers
Police Director Michael Cozzaglio, left, explains some of the difficulties in recruiting and retaining police officers.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Low pay and high call volume are making it harder to attract and retain police officers in the city.  "There are two things against us," Mayor Richard
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Berkshires Beat: Adams Native Stars in ‘Peppa Pig’ Stage Show
Pigging out: Adams native Evan M. Pinsonnault is an actor with Peppa Pig's first-ever U.S. theatrical tour, "Peppa Pig's Big Splash." The show splashes down in Springfield for the final performance in its spring 2017 tour (peppapigliveus.com). The show will be at Symphony Hall on Sunday, May 7, at 2 p.m. Pinsonnault, stage
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Biz Briefs: Lee Outlets Join In 'More Than Pink' Movement
Thinking pink: Simon Malls and Simon Premium Outlets across New England, including the Lee Premium Outlets, is holding its Spring 2017 More Than Pink movement in support of Susan G. Komen and the fight against breast cancer. As part of its pledge to donate $1 million each year in 2017 and 2018, more than 180 participating Simon Malls, The Mills
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MCLA Names Recipients of Berkshire County Educator Recognition
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has announced the recipients of the seventh annual Berkshire County Educator Recognition Award. This award, given by MCLA in collaboration with Berkshire County K-12 superintendents and Berkshire Community College, was created to honor the region’s exceptional
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Local Economic Specialists See Mall Site As An 'Opportunity'
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Nathaniel Karns posed a question to David Curtis: Does the county have a place for a manufacturer to construct a 150,000 to 200,000 square-foot facility?   "Yes until you impact the environmental issues that surround the parcels which make it unusable. So the answer is no," Cutis, the economic
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Lenox Named Best Northeastern Small Town
LENOX, Mass. — Lenox has been voted the Best Northeastern Small Town in USA Today's Best Small Town contest.    This town of 5,000 will be promoted across USA Today Travel Media Group's digital and mobile products, as well as via social media. Nominees are also promoted across the USA Today travel sections and
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Lanesborough Couple Fighting to Save Historic, Family Farm
Chris Wheeler had dedicated the last two years to cleaning up overgrown sections of the farmland and growing fruit trees and berries.  LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Thomas Olsen grew up on a farm in Norway.   In 1923, he and his wife, Randi, immigrated to the United States, landing in New York. But the city
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Red Lion Reopens Dining Room With $1M Renovated Kitchen
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — The Red Lion Inn bakes more than 6,000 muffins and some 1,300 of its famous apple pies every year. So when the bakeshop in the multiroom kitchen showed signs of structural distress, inn management decided if it was time to revamp this very important area, why not do the whole kitchen
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Sociology Major Names Newman Civic Fellow at MCLA
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts sophomore Maggie Whited of Lincoln, Mass., was selected by the Campus Compact as the College’s 2017 Newman Civic Fellow. According to the Campus Compact, Fellows tackle community challenges, provide fresh energy and perspective, inspire and mobilize others, and develop
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'Baseball and the Berkshires' Moves to Berkshire Mall
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Right alongside an athletic shoe retailer where today's high school baseball stars would feel at home, the stars of Berkshire County's yesteryear have a new home.   "Baseball and the Berkshires: A County's Common Bond" holds its grand opening on Saturday and Sunday and will be open
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