|Ice Jam Overflows Route 8 in Cheshire|
CHESHIRE, Mass. — A section of Route 8 was closed for more than an hour early Friday afternoon after Kitchen Brook overflowed its banks and covered the highway with large chunks of ice.
Communities across the region have been dealing with flooding caused by the spike in temperatures and heavy rain breaking up more than a
|Former Mayor Alcombright Rejoins MountainOne|
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Former North Adams Mayor Richard Alcombright has rejoined MountainOne Bank.
"We are very pleased to announce Dick’s return to MountainOne in the newly created position of Vice President – Local Business and Customer Relations Manager," said Bob Fraser, MountainOne president and chief
|MCLA Announces New Performing Arts Programs|
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts announces the addition of five new programs to its Department of Fine and Performing Arts, as two concentrations, in design and studio art, and three minors in dance, design, and music production, recently were added.
"The design concentration prepares students for
|Du Bois 150th Festival Begins on Jan. 15 in Great Barrington|
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The town of Great Barrington, birthplace of W.E.B. Du Bois, begins the Du Bois 150th Festival during the Martin Luther King holiday week of Jan. 15.
The celebration of the 150th anniversary of Du Bois's birth will culminate on his birthday, Feb. 23, at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in downtown Great
|How Can You Improve Your Financial Fitness This Year?|
If one of your New Year's resolutions is to get healthier, you may already be taking the necessary steps, such as improving your diet and increasing your exercise. Of course, physical fitness is important to your well-being – but, at the same time, don't forget about your financial fitness. Specifically, what can you do to ensure
|Letter: Please Shovel Your Sidewalks|
To the Editor:
I have lived in quite a few towns throughout New England, and of all, Pittsfield has the worst sidewalks during the winter.
I often see people pushing babies in strollers, disabled people with rascals and wheelchairs, as well as child and adult pedestrians, walking in the street because many sidewalks aren't cleared.
|Berkshire Lacrosse Club Offers Youth Instructional Program|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- The Berkshire Lacrosse Club is hosting a four-day instructional program at The Infield (10 Lyman St.) starting Feb. 3.
The program will focus on skill development, the rules of lacrosse, and organized game play. All equipment will be provided.
The dates are Feb. 3 and 10 and March 3 and
|Biz Briefs: Nonprofit Center Report Addresses Sharing of Services|
Share and share alike
The Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires has released the results of a report titled "Sharing Nonprofit Services in Berkshire County." Authored by Erin Sullivan, who works for a Berkshire nonprofit and initiated the research as part of a requirement for a master's degree in public administration, the
|Westfield State Women, Men Sweep MCLA|
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- With eight former Berkshire County high school athletes on the court at MCLA on Saturday, there were a number of local families in the stands for the Trailblazers’ MASCAC-opening double-header against Westfield State.
At least one family got to go home happy.
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