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Tyer Releases Rate Plan to Pay For $74M Wastewater Project
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mayor Linda Tyer is introducing a plan to raise sewer rates over the next seven years to pay for the $74 million wastewater treatment project.   The sewer rate increase will be particularly front-loaded with a 50 percent hike at the start of 2019, should the City Council approve the plan. That would raise
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Pittsfield Subcommittee Supports Mayor's Beacon Plan
Michael MacDonald recapped the history of the project and the terms of the deal. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — After meeting for 3 1/2 hours with the prospective buyers of the Beacon Cinema, at least five city councilors are on board with the mayor's proposal to forgive $1 million in loans immediately and $1.5 million over 10
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How Should You Respond to Wild Swings in Financial Markets?
What's going on with the financial markets? Specifically, what's behind the price swings of the past several weeks? And, more important, how should you, as an individual investor, respond? To begin with, the recent volatility was not really all that extraordinary. The daily drops pushed U.S. stocks down about 10 percent from their
WMass Technical Rescue Team Honored for Meritorious Conduct
In a particularly moving moment, Montgomery Fire Chief Stephen Frye, who died responding to a fire on Dec. 6, 2017, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. Chief Frye’s widow Laurie, their children Caitlyn and Matt, and current Chief Galipeau accepted on his behalf. #LODD — Charlie Baker
Unified Sports' Growth Evidenced at Western Mass Jamboree
CHICOPEE, Mass. — Eight years ago, Special Olympics Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association teamed up to offer Unified sports.   Seven high schools statewide started track and field teams.   On Monday afternoon at Chicopee Comp, eight schools in Western Massachusetts alone fielded
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Lach's Lounge Shutting Down For Good
Police Capt. Michael Grady asks for Lach's Lounge's liquor license to be revoked. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Lach's Lounge is shutting down after three troubling years with violence.   The bar on Fenn Street will remain closed following yet another hearing with the Licensing Board.   Owner
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Beacon Cinema: From Blockbuster Hopes to Roll Credits?
Downtown was in rough shape when city officials set their minds to rehabilitating the former Kinnell and Kresge building on North Street. The result was the Beacon Cinema, which opened with high hopes of being a downtown destination that would draw up to 200,000 annually to North Street. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — At
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Berkshires Beat: CATA's North Adams Exhibit Features A.R.T. Technique
Works of A.R.T. Community Access to the Arts presents an exhibit of artwork by visual artists with disabilities at the MCLA Window Gallery at 49 Main St. through Dec. 2 that features a series of large-scale paintings created by artists from BFAIR (Berkshire Family and Individual Resources) using the innovative Artistic Realization
Storm Could Dump a Few Inches of Snow on Berkshires
So apparently we are just in full-blown winter now. After Friday's measurable-but-not-menacing snow, and Monday's nuisance inch or so, comes a winter weather advisory for 1 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20. Snow will start by midnight. Accuweather and the National Weather Service are predicting total snow accumulations of
Get Covered, Stay Covered: It's Open Enrollment Time
Community Health Programs is offering in-person assistance during the Massachusetts Health Connector's open enrollment period, which began Nov. 1 and runs through Jan. 23, 2019. "Health insurance renewal is not automatic for people covered through the MAHealthConnector, and you still need to review if your current medical plan is
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