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Cities Seek Donation of Official Holiday Trees
10:55AM / Thursday, October 03, 2019

Pittsfield typically hosts its tree-lighting
ceremony the first Friday of December.

Do you have a tree that would be perfect to donate and serve as an official holiday tree for the city of Pittsfield or the city of North Adams?

Both cities are seeking residents to donate their official holiday trees for the upcoming season. Pittsfield's tree will be on display in Park Square; North Adams needs two trees to place on each end of Main Street.

In Pittsfield, criteria used to select the city's official holiday tree includes minimum height of approximately 30 feet; superior shape; ease of access to the tree for cutting; adequate room to safely fall the tree; and ease of transporting

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Conversation With Wayfair CEO Opens Neal's Economic Summit
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
07:32PM / Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Mayor Linda Tyer welcomes the gathering on Thursday.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The founder of Wayfair engaged in a conversation with U.S. Rep. Richard Neal on Wednesday morning, covering topics of technology, entrepreneurship, immigration, taxes and trade.    Niraj Shah, a 1991 graduate of Pittsfield High School, is bringing 300 jobs to his hometown with the development of a call center for the international home decor company. He was the keynote speaker at Neal's Economic Development Policy Summit hosted by Berkshire Community College.    Shah's father was one of the thousands employed by General Electric in Pittsfield. He'd emigrated from India


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

Mount Greylock Celebrates Building that 'Reflects Its Greatness'
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
01:20PM / Wednesday, October 02, 2019
State Rep. John Barrett III, a Mount Greylock alumnus, and student Charlie McWeeny listen to another speaker during Wednesday's ribbon-cutting celebration. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Wednesday was homecoming day for state Rep. John Barrett III.   Barrett was one of the dignitaries asked to speak at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the recently expanded and renovated Mount Greylock Regional School.   Noting that the ceremony — forced indoors because of the threat of rain — was being held in one of the renovated portions of the middle/high school, Barrett said he was glad to be back to help the school celebrate its new era.   "I sat out there


Flu Shot: It's That Time Again
By Dr. Everett Lamm,
11:45AM / Tuesday, October 01, 2019

With flu season around the corner, your health care providers, employers, pharmacists and others are sounding the annual reminder: "Get your annual flu shot." We encourage this for you — and for the people around you, too. We see evidence every year of the benefits of the flu vaccine, and we also see the risks of skipping it.

The flu vaccine has dramatic impacts on public health. However, since strains of the flu may vary from year to year, the vaccine must be received annually. Although the vaccine doesn't guarantee a flu-free winter and perfect health, medical research has convincingly shown that the flu shot reduces flu severity and reduces sick visits,


How to Become a Long-term Investor
Submitted by Edward Jones,
11:17AM / Tuesday, October 01, 2019

It's a fairly predictable pattern: When the stock market rises, more people invest, but after a large-scale drop, many of these same people head for the exits. But by staying out of the financial markets, and only putting their money in "safe" vehicles that offer few or no growth prospects, are they really helping themselves?

Here's the bottom line: If you're going to make progress toward your long-term goals, you have to become a long-term investor. But how?

To begin with, you need to understand that long-term investing involves accepting inevitable short-term price swings. You may not like seeing those sharp price drops, but it will help your outlook greatly if


Red Apple Butchers Taking Second Slice at North Street
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:44AM / Tuesday, October 01, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Red Apple Butchers is hoping absence has made the heart grow fonder for its prime cuts and specialty sandwiches.   Nearly 18 months after it shuttering his location in the rear of Crawford Square, Jazu Stine expects to open on Tuesday in the very same spot to serve breakfast sandwiches and lunch, and fresh meats.    But this time he won't be alone — the butcher shop is being supported by a team that includes Otto's Luke Marion. Call it "collaborative capitalism."   "We're working in tandem to create kind of a few different ideas. And then we also got Berkshire Organics involved," Stine said on Friday, as


Adams Man Charged With Murder In Columbus Avenue Shooting
02:50PM / Monday, September 30, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — An Adams man has been charged in the murder of 32-year-old Stephanie Olivieri of Yonkers, N.Y.   Tyler Sumner, 25, was arraigned in Central Berkshire District Court on a single count of murder on Monday.   He is being held at the Berkshire County House of Correction without bail.   Sumner was arrested in Adams on Saturday by Pittsfield Police, with assistance from Adams Police and North Adams Police. The charge is in connection with the Aug. 25 shooting on Columbus Avenue in Pittsfield that killed Olivieri.   Olivieri, a native of Pittsfield, suffered a single gunshot wound while sitting in a silver sedan near the intersection of Columbus and


Berkshire Force 12U Squad Splits Sunday Double-Header
07:20AM / Monday, September 30, 2019
The Berkshire Force 12-and-under travel softball team finished its fall ball season on Sunday with a win and a loss.   First, the Force shut out Blue Hills, 13-0, behind a complete-game, four-inning performance in the circle by Mia DeJesus. Audrina Pelkey and Brianna Lynch each doubled in the win.   The second game was a 5-3 battle against the Classie Lassie Pirates.   Gionnah Levaridi threw seven solid innings in the circle.   Cheyann Goddard had a pair of hits, Audrina Maloney doubled and Pelkey tripled for Berkshire.


Pittsfield Traffic Commission Makes South Church Street Changes
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
02:44AM / Monday, September 30, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Traffic Commission approved the elimination of "No Parking" on a portion of South Church Street and the removal of a taxicab stand.   The commission held a brief meeting on Thursday to approve some requests from the mayor's office referred to it by the City Council.   City Engineer Ricardo Morales said these changes are really preparing the street for future work.   "We are essentially allowing with these, parking on the street," he said. "We want to widen the street."   He said eventually they would like to install bike lanes on the st.   As for the taxi stand, Morales said it goes back to the 1970s


Pittsfield ZBA Continues Two Marijuana Facility Hearings
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
04:49PM / Sunday, September 29, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Zoning Board of Appeals deferred two special permit requests for two marijuana facilities to its Oct. 23 meeting, seeking clearer more complete information.    Marijuana took the better part of the ZBA's two-hour meeting Sept. 18 and with residents both supporting and opposing proposed growing and retail facilities on Seymour Street and Pecks Road and questions amongst the board, the board agreed to hold off decisions until next month.    "This is tough ... these are not easy things to resolve when you have the invasion of things into people's backyards that are new," Chairman Albert Ingegni, III said. "It is difficult


HiLo North Adams Welcomes Comedy Night to the Region
By Rick Duteau, iBerkshires Correspondent
07:07PM / Saturday, September 28, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — We enjoyed a live comedy show in North Adams on Thursday night.   HiLo North Adams entertained a near-capacity audience on Thursday night for its inaugural Comedy Night, headlined by comedian Monroe Martin.    The venue at Canal and Union streets opened just a few weeks ago to bring a local home for live music and nightlife entertainment, and Comedy Night is another extension of that vision.   Both audiences and performers alike were unsure what to expect of one another, and yet almost immediately the atmosphere felt comfortable and exciting in a way that suggested this was anything but the first time this was happening there. The feel of the


Pittsfield City Council Brings on New Firefighters
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
06:07AM / Saturday, September 28, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city welcomed 10 new firefighters to the force and accepted a nearly $50,000 Assistance to Firefighters Grant.   "Tonight we have a great addition to the Fire Department," Fire Chief Thomas Sammons told the City Council on Tuesday. "We have 10 hardworking guys."    Jacob Rand, Robert Reynolds, Marc Rosa, Katrina Medders, Jared Carchedi, Shane Aitken, Matthew Healey, Michael Lynch, Ryan Ziter, and David Orsi were appointed as permanent firefighters.   The council also accepted $46,768.18 Assistance to Firefighters Grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to go toward the purchase of a new cascade system to fill

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