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Pittsfield Council Looks to Loosen Proposed Marijuana Regulations
Permitting Coordinator Nate Joyner presented the proposed laws on Monday. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City Council looks to lessen the proposed restrictions on commercial marijuana facilities.   The city's Department of Community Development has proposed zoning guidelines to guide the siting of recreational
Sonsini to Continue Operations; City Mum on Contract Termination
The shelter has 12 dogs on site right now, including this girl. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — City officials are mum on why they opted to terminate the contract with the Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter.   But Sonsini Board President Krista Wroldson-Miller says the nonprofit will not close and will continue operations
Biz Briefs: Steepleview Realty Celebrating 20th Anniversary
Going strong Steepleview Realty is celebrating 20 years in business.  Owner Jennifer Segala opened the real estate company on April 1, 1998, in Adams. The first office was located at One Commercial Place; within the first year of business, Segala purchased the building at 63 Park St., where the flagship office remains today. As
Berkshires Beat: PCTV to Air PSAs for 29 Nonprofits
A public service Pittsfield Community Television has completes its anuagural PSA Days production event. In a four-day production marathon, PCTV completed 29 individual television Public Service Announcements as a gifted service to the participating nonprofit organizations. Over the course of two months, PCTV worked with each of the 29
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Transportation Management Association For Berkshires In The Works
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Regional Transition Authority is looking into being part of the creation of a transportation management association for ride sharing.   The BRTA's hours of operation limit the authority's ability to get workers to and from work beyond the typical first shift. This new group would be a
Taconic High School Construction: Fixtures and Finishes The Focus
Many of the classrooms are completed and awaiting furnishings. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Tiling, fixtures, flooring, more tiling, painting, and ceilings.    That's what's getting the biggest focus at the new Taconic High School building.   The mechanical systems are mostly complete and
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Animal Rights Group Offers To Buy Pittsfield An Ice Cream Truck, With Conditions
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — PETA has put forth an offer to the Police Department: we'll buy the ice cream truck if you serve only vegan ice cream.   The Police Department, under the efforts of Officer Darren Derby, is raising money to purchase an ice cream truck. The concept is centered on the ideals of community policing. The
Cedar Waxwings Bring Golden Glow to Churchyard
The waxwings have a distinctive mask and feathers that look like they have been dipped in paint.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Low and behold on Palm Sunday, there was a feeding flock of showy cedar waxwings feasting on weather-worn crabapples in the First Congregational churchyard here in North Adams.   What a
Sonsini Shelter Accuses City Of Locking Them Out of Shelter
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter erroneously posted that the city had changed the locks on the shelter in the midst of ongoing trouble with the facility.   The trouble was a bent key but it spoke to the turmoil at the shelter as the city seeks to terminate its contract with the nonprofit
Vietnam Veterans Honored In Pittsfield
Anthony Pastore was honored for the numerous occasions he sang the 'Star-Spangled Banner' before ceremonies. More photos can be found here. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — One thing can be certain at every veterans event in Pittsfield: Anthony Pastore will sing the national anthem.   The 93-year-old has done it
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