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Monument Grad McAlister Impresses in Freshman Season
Weyessa “Ace” McAlister is making a big impact on the Trinity College men’s cross country team this fall.   The 2015 Monument Mountain graduate, who did a post-graduate year at Northfield Mount Hermon, placed 11th for the Bantams on Saturday at the Connecticut College Invitational in Waterford,
Speaker DeLeo Helps Kick Off Local Democratic Campaign Pushes
Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo said the Donald Trump campaign is scary. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo says if the state government is going to be effective, he needs Democrats elected from the federal level to the local level.   "We really, really have to change in terms of
'The Birth of a Nation': A Painful Truth
Watching writer-director Nate Parker's "The Birth of a Nation," a biography of the slave Nat Turner that concludes with the namesake rebellion he led in 1831, you can't help but anguish over the idea that only 155 years ago slavery was perfectly legal in the Southern United States. That kind of historical realization always
Great Barrington Police: Racist Threats Do Not Warrant Criminal Charges
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The Police Department says racist comments between two high school students did not constitute criminal charges.   Earlier this year the Police Department and federal investigators began investigating a reported incident in which a white student at Monument Mountain High School threatened to
It's National Save for Retirement Week – So Take Action
Congress has dedicated the third week of October as National Save for Retirement Week. Clearly, the government feels the need to urge people to do a better job of preparing for retirement. Are you doing all you can? Many of your peers aren't – or at least they think they aren't. In a recent survey conducted by,
Fire Prevention Week Is October 9-15
Why It's Such A Hot Topic for Berkshire Homeowners & Renters With The National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) Fire Prevention Week occurring this month, Oct. 9-15, it is the perfect time for your Berkshire County neighborhood insurance agency to talk to you about how your home, condo or renters insurance can provide
Berkshire Planners Remain Concerned About DLTA Program
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Regional Planning Commission remains concerned about the funding for its District Local Technical Assistance program.   The organization lobbied for the state fund the program at $3.4 million during the budget season but ultimately the state Legislature funded it at $2.8 million — level
Zogics To Senate President: Lack of Skilled Work Force Biggest Setback
For more than an hour on Friday LeBlanc spoke about his company with Rosenberg and Hinds. LEE, Mass. — With the state of current technology, a company can basically operate from anywhere. So can employees.   The current workforce wants more out of life than traditional jobs. They want to find ways to combine
Downing, Rosenberg, Olver, Rally Support For Hinds Senate Campaign
State Sen. Benjamin Downing endorsed Hinds on Friday to follow in his footsteps. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The common theme Friday night, when Adam Hinds relaunched his campaign for state Senate, was unity.   Hinds won the Democratic nomination for the state Senate seat being vacated by Benjamin Downing. Hinds now
Berkshires Beat: Grant Helps Farmers Market Continue Its Mission
Farmers market grant: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has awarded the Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market $10,000 to support its work in fostering good eating habits, active lifestyles, and healthy environments, The Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market was started with the belief that everyone in our community should have access to
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