Not a member? Become one today!
         iBerkshires     Southern Berkshire Chamber     Lee Chamber     Lenox Chamber     Berkshire Community College    
News and events in South Berkshire, Mass.

Museum of Dog Planning Move to Larger Quarters in Pittsfield
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
12:16PM / Wednesday, September 05, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Museum of Dog needs a bigger doghouse.   Owner David York had plans to rehabilitate the former Quinn's Paint & Wallpaper building at the corner of Canal and Union streets but now says the historic building isn't large enough for his collection of dog artifacts and art — and to do the programming he's planning.    "We are averaging over 800 visitors per week and we are out of room," York wrote in an email about putting the building on the market. "People are driving 2 to 3 hours for experiences at Museum of Dog with their dogs."   York opened his collection in the 8,000-square-foot building earlier


Consider Financial Gifts for Your Grandchildren
Submitted by Edward Jones,
10:22AM / Wednesday, September 05, 2018

National Grandparents Day is observed on Sept. 9. If you're a grandparent, you may get some gifts or cards – or maybe even a phone call! But you might feel that it's better to give than to receive, especially when it comes to your grandchildren. And you can make a real difference in their lives by making a financial gift for their future. 

For starters, think about your grandchildren's education. If college or some type of vocational school is in their future, you may want to help them meet some of the costs, which can be considerable. One common education-savings vehicle is a 529 savings plan. With this plan, earnings on withdrawals are tax free, provided they are


Lakeside Bar & Grill
Lakeside Bar & Grill Serving Seafood and more with a smile ! Daily 11am-10pm. (413)447-9780. Outside or Inside Dining Available. Take out.

Gonzalez Wins Primary to Take on Charlie Baker
12:44AM / Wednesday, September 05, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The local district attorney's race was the hottest ticket in Tuesday's primary but there were plenty of other races on the ballots for both parties.    On the Democratic side, Jay Gonzalez outpolled Bob Massie by nearly double to move onto the general election. A former administrator under Gov. Deval Patrick, he'll face popular Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, who's pursuing a third term.    For lieutenant governor, Quentin Palfrey bested Jimmy Tingle to win the nomination with nearly 60 percent of the vote. Palfrey's been in the Berkshires fairly frequently over the past months.    William Galvin easily swept


MCLA Opens Year With Plans to Enhance Programming, Raise Visibility
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
01:00PM / Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Birge, with his wife, Lisa, pulls raffle tickets for a good cause.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is welcoming just over 400 incoming students this year — but it wants more.    At the annual campus breakfast marking the start of the semester, college President James Birge detailed some of the priorities designed to "position MCLA to strengthen and enhance the college," including enrollment.   "This fall, we will welcome 415 new students to MCLA," Birge told the crowded cafeteria on Tuesday morning.. "This number is lower than last year at this time by about 25 students. Although we had budgeted for a


Berkshire Voters Head to the Polls on Primary Day
02:32AM / Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Voters go to the polls today, Tuesday, to decide a number of party primaries, several of which will determine the winner before the general election in November.    Voting in all cities and towns is from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; find polling places for your communities here. Those enrolled in a party must vote in that party's primary; voters who are unenrolled may choose which primary to vote in.    Perhaps the most significant race on the ballot Tuesday is for Berkshire district attorney. Three Democrats are vying for the post in an election that will determine the winner of the office -- barring any last-minute write-in effort in November.    Paul Caccaviello,


Ranked Choice Voting Seen as Way to End Vote Splitting In Elections
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
12:21AM / Tuesday, September 04, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Voters are heading to the polls this Tuesday to cast ballots for one of the three candidates in the Berkshire district attorney's race.   But they have to figure out the game -- this election, just like last year's for state representative in North County, won't simply identify a party candidate but who will win the office.   So if their favorite candidate loses, did that pull a vote from their second choice? Vote splitting has been an ongoing conversation in every election when there are more than two candidates. Two candidates can pull from the same like-minded voting pool and a third candidate cruises to victory -- sometimes with less than

1 Comment

Zamore Wins Mount Greylock Road Race
07:46PM / Sunday, September 02, 2018
ADAMS, Mass. -- Turner Zamore Sunday won the 43rd annual Mount Greylock Road Race, reaching the summit of the commonwealth’s highest peak in 53 minutes, 11.62 seconds.   Zamore, 34, set a pace of 6:39 per mile to lead a pack of 254 finishers.   He finished just more than three minutes ahead of runner-up Cameron Cogburn, 32, who clocked a time of 56:21.80.   The top female finisher in the race was Meghan Davis, 16, who placed 10th overall in 1:00:40.27.


Endorsements Roll in For Final Push in District Attorney Race
Staff Reports,
07:41AM / Sunday, September 02, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — As the primary election day approaches, a number of elected officials have been choosing their sides in the district attorney race.   Whether those final affirmations by well-known names will swing any late-deciders toward — or away — from a candidate is yet to be seen. Still, the candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for Berkshire district attorney, and essentially the election, have been showcasing the support they racked up.    Paul Caccaviello, the incumbents, boasts of two former mayors, city councilors in both Pittsfield and North Adams, and Sheriff Thomas Bowler as lead endorsements in his camp. Andrea Harrington reeled in


Dellea's 'Quiet' Service Trumpeted as BCC Turf Field Named in His Honor
By Stephen Dravis, Sports
10:19PM / Friday, August 31, 2018

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — On Friday afternoon, Berkshire Community College ushered in a new era in Berkshire County sports and recognized a longtime civic leader in the process.

The best part for honoree Gene Dellea? It just may be the fact that his part came at the end of a 45-minute dedication.   "For all of you who know this person, you will say to yourself, 'Of course, this should be dedicated to this person,' " Dellea's friend Emil George said moments before revealing the name of the long-awaited artificial turf field at BCC. "Because this field is important not just to Pittsfield but to Berkshire County, it should be dedicated to someone who has given


@theMarket: September's stock market
By Bill Schmick,
04:47PM / Friday, August 31, 2018
Next week, Wall Street's big boys return to their offices. Campaigning for mid-term elections moves to the front burner, and tariff threats between the U.S. and China will likely escalate. Welcome to one of the worst months of the year for stocks.   It is true that both September and October tend to be negative months for the averages. Since 1945, the S&P 500 Index has, on average, lost 1 percent. In addition, it is a mid-term election year where Septembers are almost always rocky months for the market.   One could say that investors face an entire fall season of potential risks. Besides those I have already listed above, there will be the implementation of the new Iranian


Berkshire Money Management Welcomes New Community Development Director
01:59PM / Friday, August 31, 2018

DALTON, Mass. — Berkshire Money Management, a locally based investment advisory firm, announces that Berkshire native Nichole Dupont has joined the firm's growing team of investment and business professionals.

Dupont is a freelance writer, editor and communications consultant whose work has appeared in multiple regional and national publications including Berkshire Magazine, The Take, Rural Intelligence, the Berkshire Eagle, Newsday and the Huffington Post. She has also helped businesses and nonprofits — Simon's Rock college, Emma Willard School, the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, and many others— "find" their stories and bring this unique


Holiday Hours: Labor Day
11:30AM / Friday, August 31, 2018

Labor Day is being celebrated Monday, Sept. 3. Labor Day was established as a federal holiday in 1971 by Congress and is held on the first Monday of September. Read a history of Labor Day here.

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The union encouraged the development of a workingman's holiday and a number of states began setting a day aside. Parades and picnics or similar events were not uncommon in its early days; it is now seen as part of the last three-day weekend of the summer prior to the start of school in many localities. 

Massachusetts was among the first states to


Page 14 of 130... 9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19 ... 130 is owned and operated by: Boxcar Media 102 Main Sreet, North Adams, MA 01247 -- T. 413-663-3384 F.413-664-4251
© 2018 Boxcar Media LLC - All rights reserved