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.

Superior Court Briefs: March 13 - March 15
Staff Reports,
09:44AM / Friday, March 17, 2017
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Monday, March 13.   Carl Litchfield, 57, of Hinsdale pleaded guilty to four counts of breaking and entering in the daytime, three counts of larceny from a building, two counts of larceny over $250, and a single count of larceny under $250.    He was ordered to serve concurrent 15-month sentences at the Berkshire County House of Correction on all charges except larceny under $250. For that charge, he was given a one-year concurrent sentence and placed on one-year probation.   The charges stem from a series of break-ins at a home in Washington between July 25, 2015 and August 9, 2015.   Cases heard before Judge John Agostini

0 Comments
Read More >>

Dellea Honored With Hillcrest's Irish Person of the Year Award
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
09:30PM / Thursday, March 16, 2017

There was a large audience at the Pittsfield Country Club for the event.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — It was in the mid-1980s when Michael Dukakis was looking to close the Avalon School, which was in receivership.

Meanwhile, Hillcrest officials had taken an idea of expanding into the education field to their Chief Operating Officer Eugene Dellea.

Dellea brought the concept the board chair, financial and legal reviews were done and the leadership was ready to bring the idea of buying Avalon to the full board. But first, they needed the governor's office to stop his efforts to close it.   "In communications with the governor and his staff, we impressed upon him the needs

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.dinerainbow.com
www.freightyardpub.com
www.iberkshires.com
PITTSFIELD.COM TEXT ADVERTISINGADVERTISE TODAY

The Independent Investor: Trump's Budget
By Bill Schmick,
06:44PM / Thursday, March 16, 2017

It was late, "skinny," and guaranteed to send Washington lawmakers up a wall.  President Trump's first crack at a budget, released on Thursday, makes drastic cuts to many sacrosanct departments and programs while boosting spending in others.

If you haven't strapped in quite yet, now is the time to do so. The president's 53-page budget (less than half of his predecessor's lean, 134 pages) makes dramatic cuts to departments such as the Environmental Protection Agency (minus-31 percent) and the State Department (minus-28 percent), while increasing defense spending by $54 billion.

Areas that would also be hit hard were foreign aid, grants to multilateral

0 Comments
Read More >>

Medical Marijuana Dispensary On Pace To Open In Pittsfield Soon
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
02:34AM / Thursday, March 16, 2017
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Construction is on pace for what could be the first medical marijuana dispensary in the county.   Khem Organics has started renovations to a building on Dalton Avenue, which currently houses Jay's Custom Muffler & Auto, Casey's Billiards, and used to house the Salvation Army store. All three businesses are vacating the facility to make way for the dispensary.    "Our goal is to be substantially complete in about six weeks and we are online for that. We've filed for a building permit and obtained a building permit. It is mostly interior renovations," said Frank DeMarinis, the Sage Engineering president and the engineer on the

6 Comments
Read More >>

Police Find Vehicle Of Missing Woman
Staff Reports,
04:01PM / Wednesday, March 15, 2017
EASTHAMPTON, Mass. - Authorities say the vehicle of 39-year-old Joanne Ringer has been found, but she is still missing.   Ringer went missing on March 2. She had last been seen in Clarksburg and was driving her 2001 Volkswagen Jetta to Easthampton. On March 6, authorities found the vehicle in Easthampton but she remains missing.    Police are asking for any assistance in locating here. She is described as a white, standing 5-feet 7-inches tall and weighing 130 lbs. She has brown eyes, but police say she could be wearing colored contacts, and has brown hair with purple streaks. She has several tattoos including the full length of her right arm. Specifically, she has a tattoo

1 CommentRead More >>

Berkshire Taconic Announces Second Round of Grant Deadlines
03:17PM / Wednesday, March 15, 2017

SHEFFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation has announced the second round of deadlines for competitive grants in 2017.

Regional nonprofits, students, school communities and individuals are invited to apply for funding during the spring grants cycle from April through June.

For nonprofits

The Fund for Williamstown's DeMayo Bright Futures Innovation Award recognizes nonprofit organizations, businesses or individuals who are passionate about solving community challenges with innovative practices in Williamstown. The award recipient will receive $1,000. Nominations are due April 15.

The Wassermann-Streit Y’diyah Memorial Fund supports educational projects about

0 Comments
Read More >>

Lanesborough Town Manager Proposes $11.4 Million Budget
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
01:16AM / Wednesday, March 15, 2017
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Town Manager Paul Sieloff has proposed an $11.4 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year.   The budget is $196,635 more than last year, and that is mostly driven by the costs for the Mount Greylock Regional School building project. Sieloff had actually penciled in an increase of $154,576 for the Mount Greylock budget for the capital project but the preliminary district budget shows only a $92,489 increase.    "We don't change much year to year. We don't have new coming come in of any substance," Sieloff said.   If approved, this budget would raise taxes by about 3 percent — about 2 percent of that is attributed

0 Comments
Read More >>

Pittsfield Shakespeare Presents 'Twelfth Night'
02:15PM / Monday, March 13, 2017

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park, with the Office of Cultural Development, announced that its fourth annual free outdoor production will be "Twelfth Night," Shakespeare's delightful comedy of misplaced passion and mistaken identities.

Directed by Artistic Director Enrico Spada, the production will feature actors, designers and technicians from the Berkshire County community, including many favorites from past Pittsfield Shakespeare productions.

One of Shakespeare's most loved comedies, "Twelfth Night" tells the tale of twins separated by a shipwreck, a countess surprised by her capacity for love, a servant who oversteps his place

1 Comment
Read More >>

iBerkshire Storm Center: Weather Updates & Cancellations
02:04PM / Monday, March 13, 2017
The National Weather Service's winter storm warning expires at 4 a.m. on Wednesday, but cleanup from Tuesday's blizzard may take several days.    A number of schools systems in the Berkshire are closed and others on 2-hour delays. The courts are also on a 2-hour delay and will open at 10 a.m.

• List of School Closings

Motorists should continue to take precautions; many side roads still need plowing and roads may be narrow.    Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer said city crews have been working since 3 a.m. on Tuesday.    "It's been a battle to keep the mains open," she wrote on Facebook at about 7 p.m. "Neighborhood streets will

9 Comments
Read More >>

Miss Hall's School Announced First Semester Head's List, Honor Roll
01:46PM / Monday, March 13, 2017

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Miss Hall's School has announced 40 local students among the 127 girls schoolwide named to the Head's List and Honor Roll for the first semester, which ended Jan. 25.

For Head's List recognition, students must have taken five major, full-credit courses and must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 92, with no single grade below B-plus.

For Honor Roll recognition, students must have taken five major, full-credit courses and must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 86, with no single grade below B-minus.

Head's List

Grade 12: Gabriela Keator, of Lenox; Sarah (Sally) Nason, Lee; Mackenzie (Mac) O’Brien, Windsor; and Jacquline Rich,

0 Comments
Read More >>

Pittsfield Councilor Lisa Tully Won't Seek Re-election
Staff Reports, iBerkshires Staff
01:21PM / Monday, March 13, 2017
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Ward 1 Councilor Lisa Tully has opted not to seek re-election this fall.   Tully is concluding two terms on the council after first being elected in 2013, when she ousted the incumbent Christine Yon. On Monday she released a statement saying she is foregoing a re-election bid to spend more time with family.   "It has been an honor to represent the residents of Ward 1 for two terms. While the experience is very rewarding, being a city councilor is also very time-consuming. At this moment in my life, I want to spend more time with my grandchildren while they are still young," Tully wrote.   "Although I will no longer be officially in

0 Comments
Read More >>

Biz Briefs: Wheeler & Taylor Acquires GoodWorks Insurance's Great Barrington Office
12:23PM / Monday, March 13, 2017

Insurance merger: Wheeler & Taylor Insurance of Great Barrington has purchased the Great Barrington office of GoodWorks Insurance.  The purchase brings together two firms that are consistently ranked among the top independent insurance agencies in the region, according to George A. Ryan, Jr., president of Wheeler & Taylor.  

Chad Yonker, chairman of GoodWorks Insurance, will become a shareholder and chairman at Wheeler & Taylor. Ryan will continue in his role as president indefinitely and remains the company’s majority shareholder. Both organizations have a long history of supporting their communities through charitable giving and going forward will be no

0 Comments
Read More >>

Page 4 of 217 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14 ... 217  
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