MEMBER SIGN IN
Not a member? Become one today!
         iBerkshires     Berkshire Chamber     Berkshire Community College     City of Pittsfield    
Search
News and events in Pittsfield, Mass.

Pittsfield Council Wants Update on Cell Tower Health Concerns
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
04:07AM / Thursday, March 25, 2021
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Frustrated with a lack of response, the City Council has given the Health Department a deadline to provide answers on a Verizon cell tower that has sparked an abundance of public comment.   The Health Department says it does not have expertise to deal with the situation.   The council on Tuesday unanimously requested an update by April 13 on the investigation of health concerns from residents that neighbor the 877 South St. cell tower.   "This is really disturbing tonight, it really is, I'm not blaming anybody and I understand the Health Department had their hands full but with being a ward councilor, this could have happened in any

1 Comment
Read More >>

Tyer: Pittsfield has 'Gone Backwards' With COVID-19, UK Variant Found
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
07:30PM / Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Mayor Tyer urges residents to work with the public health nurses on contact tracing and continue pandemic protocols. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mayor Linda Tyer is not happy about the emergence of a COVID-19 surge.   "A lot has changed since my last update to you on March 9," she said at Tueaday's City Council meeting. "If you've been following the situation, you know that we have gone backward and our community is now categorized as a yellow community, and the information that I'm sharing with you this evening should really be a call to action for everyone in our community to get back to basics around COVID-19 safety precautions."   Since

1 Comment
Read More >>

Inauguration 2016
by Soapbox 02:00PM / Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Kids 4 Harmony Provided The Music At The Inauguration Reception
by Soapbox 08:38PM / Monday, January 06, 2014

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
by Soapbox 04:10PM / Tuesday, December 10, 2013

www.berkshiresheds.com
www.culligannewengland.com
www.thetahititakeout.com
PITTSFIELD.COM TEXT ADVERTISINGADVERTISE TODAY

New date Added For Pittsfield's DEI Study Group
04:21PM / Wednesday, March 24, 2021
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City of Pittsfield's scheduled webinar at 6 p.m. on March 25 to review findings from its diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) study group will be rescheduled to 6 p.m. on March 30.   Human Resources Director Michael Taylor said the schedule change is necessary as the webinar conflicts with the event, Massachusetts town hall on anti-Asian racism, sponsored by the Berkshire branch of the NAACP.   "As this is also an important and necessary conversation for our community, we felt it was appropriate to reschedule our event to another time and day," he said.   Please note that the noon webinar will still take place on March 25. Those

0 Comments
Read More >>

BRTA Receives MassDOT Funds
12:15PM / Wednesday, March 24, 2021
BOSTON — The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) will receive $488,880  from MassDOT to continue the Evening Service Pilot program.   The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced that $3.5 million in grants have been awarded to Regional Transit Authorities (RTAs) across the Commonwealth that will be used to implement best practices and innovative services to benefit customers.   BRTA received $488,880 to continue the Evening Service Pilot program. Funds will allow the BRTA to continue evening services on Routes 1, 4 and 22, while adding evening service on Route 14, which connects several Environmental Justice communities in Pittsfield

0 Comments
Read More >>

MCLA Green Living Seminar: Promoting Recycling Behaviors in Massachusetts
08:04AM / Wednesday, March 24, 2021
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. Jason Seacat, professor of psychology at Western New England University, will give a talk titled "Promoting Recycling Behaviors in Massachusetts" as part of MCLA's Green Living Seminar Series at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.    Green Living Seminar Series webinars are free and open to the public; community members can register for each lecture at mcla.edu/greenliving. All seminars take place weekly on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. through April 14.    Seacat's major program of research explores the interplay of negative social stereotypes, stigmatization and personal health behaviors. As a social-health psychologist, he primarily

0 Comments
Read More >>

Rezoning Eyed for Berkshire Mall Property
By Joe Durwin, iBerkshires Staff
01:22AM / Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The Selectmen agree to keep Town Hall closed for the time being.

LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The town's Planning Board is looking to rezone the area of the former Berkshire Mall facility to accommodate all possible uses outlined in a building reuse study.

"We've kept the structure of the current zoning bylaw in place, and we've simply modified it in its use table, in its dimensions, and in some of its development standards," Town Planner Andrew Groff told the Selectmen on Monday.

A large scale, federally-funded study by Berkshire Regional Planning Commission completed in 2019 outlined five uses deemed most promising for the vacant complex: a destination sports

3 Comments
Read More >>

Conte, Elementary Schools Prepare For Classroom Return
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
12:43PM / Tuesday, March 23, 2021

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Pittsfield Public Schools, along with all public elementary schools, are getting a step closer to the "new normal" as full in-person education nears.

Earlier this month, Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley directed the return of all elementary students to resume a full, five-day in-person schedule by April 5 beginning at 8:45 a.m. and ending at 3:15 p.m.

"Some people are really excited to get back and have no fears and others are going to go back but we have fears," Conte Community School Principal Kerry Light said in a school council meeting on Monday.

Middle schools will follow, beginning complete in-person education around April 28

0 Comments
Read More >>

Business owners' issues go beyond 'mom and pop' label
Submitted by Edward Jones,
09:43AM / Tuesday, March 23, 2021
If you own a small business, you typically don't get a lot of recognition – so you may be pleased to learn that March 29 is National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day. You might not necessarily think of your business as a "Mom and Pop" operation, but it certainly contributes to the well-being of your family now, and possibly to that of future generations, too – if you make the right moves.   Depending on the nature of your business, you may have spent the past several months more concerned about today than tomorrow, given the serious economic repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is still placing stress on a great many business owners across the

0 Comments
Read More >>

MCLA to Present Panel On COVID-19 Vaccine
08:03AM / Tuesday, March 23, 2021
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host a virtual panel, "Closing the Gap on Herd Immunity," featuring three experts in public health at 5 p.m. on April 8.    Topics covered will include COVID-19 vaccine access, misinformation, and a look ahead as vaccines become available to wider segments of the population in Massachusetts and across the U.S.     The panelists are Michelle Williams, dean of the faculty and professor at Harvard College's T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Mary Clarisse Kilayko, a doctor of infectious diseases and internal medicine at Berkshire Health Systems; and James Lederer, Berkshire Health

0 Comments
Read More >>

Clinton AME Church Renovation Finalizing Designs
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
02:24AM / Tuesday, March 23, 2021

The 40th anniversary celebration of the Du Bois dedication site, courtesy of the restoration.  

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Clinton African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church restoration aims to bring light to Great Barrington's African American history and highlight W.E.B. Du Bois' place of birth and boyhood.

The Clinton Church Restoration group is finalizing designs for the historic site's transformation into an African American Culture Center focusing on Great Barrington native Du Bois and Black history in the Berkshires.

The culture center will include a small performance space, interpretive exhibits featuring history and artifacts, listening stations, a

0 Comments
Read More >>

Volunteers Sought For Friends of the Pittsfield Dog Park
04:26PM / Monday, March 22, 2021
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — With the City of Pittsfield's new dog park expected to open this summer, the city is seeking volunteers to join a new group, Friends of the Pittsfield Dog Park, which will help to support the park's goals for all users.   The dog park, which will be located within Burbank Park, near the Valentine Road entrance, will be a fenced in, off-leash area where well-behaved dogs can exercise, run free, and socialize in a clean, safe environment without endangering people, property or wildlife.   Becky Manship, the city's Recreation and Special Events Coordinator, said the group will be an important component of the park's success.   "It

0 Comments
Read More >>

Clark Art: Virtual Artist Conversation
12:58PM / Monday, March 22, 2021
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Artist Jennie C. Jones discusses her site-specific installation in the Clark's "Ground/work" exhibition with Dr. Kimberly Juanita Brown, associate professor at Dartmouth College and author of "The Repeating Body: Slavery's Visual Resonance in the Contemporary" (Duke University Press), on Tuesday, March 23.    This free program takes place over Zoom at 6 pm.   "Ground/work," the Clark's first outdoor exhibition, consists of newly commissioned site-responsive installations by six  contemporary artists set throughout the woodland trails and open meadows of the  140-acre campus.    Working

0 Comments
Read More >>

Page 10 of 239... 5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15 ... 239  
Pittsfield.com is owned and operated by: Boxcar Media 106 Main Sreet, P.O. Box 1787 North Adams, MA 01247 -- T. 413-663-3384 F.413-664-4251
© 2008 Boxcar Media LLC - All rights reserved