|Japanese Scholar Studying New England Town Meeting|
Professor Kazunori Oshima is studying the New England town meeting. He attended Lenox's annual meeting and will be at Williamstown's next week to watch the democratic process.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Like a latter-day de Tocqueville, Kazunori Oshima came to America looking to see
|Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation Elects Officers|
SHEFFIELD, Mass. — The board of directors of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation elected new officers at its recent meeting.
Berkshire Taconic is the community foundation for Berkshire County, Columbia and northeast Dutchess counties in New York, and northwest Litchfield County in Connecticut.
The new chairman is Christopher
|Moments House To Open Development Office|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The board of directors of Moments House have announced the opening of a development office in the downtown next month.
The location of the new office will be 194 Fenn St., by the post office, in a shared building along with Twin Hearts Yarn Shop and Berkshire Travel Agency.
Moments House was established in January
|Aggressive Pittsfield Fox Tests Positive For Rabies|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The aggressive fox put down over the weekend tested positive for rabies.
The attacks happened in the vicinity of upper Williams Street, Pine Grove Drive and Harryel Street on May 4 and 5.
"This positive diagnosis does not mean that there is going to be an outbreak of rabies within the
|Pittsfield Schools Praised for Recycling|
Mayor Daniel Bianchi congratulates the Pittsfield schools for their recycling efforts that have saved the city thousands of dollars. Pittsfield High Principal Tracey Benson joined him at the steps of PHS on Monday.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mayor Daniel Bianchi and other city officials
|Fire Department Trying To Fix False Emergency Siren Alarm|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Pittsfield Fire Department officials are trying to locate the source of emergency siren activations at Herberg Middle School.
A number of times over the past 10 days there have been reported activations of the early warning emergency siren at Herberg Middle School on 501 Pomeroy Ave.
|Lenox Decides Selectmen, School Committee Races|
LENOX, Mass. — The town of Lenox has released the results of the annual town election held Monday, May 7.
In a five-way race for two three-year seats on the Board of Selectmen, Edward Lane (760) and Channing Gibson (562) bested David W. Berkel (332), Jedd L. Hall (195) and Carolyn L. Barry (134). There was one write-in.
|Pittsfield Police Put Down Aggressive Fox|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — An aggressive fox was put down over the weekend after several attacks.
The Pittsfield Police Department's Patrol and Animal Control Units responded to multiple calls involving an aggressive fox in the outer Williams Street area on Friday night, May 4, and Saturday morning, May 5.
The department responded to
|Bianchi Reverses Third Thursdays Cancellation|
UPDATED: May 7, 2012 at 1:08 p.m.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — After dozens of phone calls from disappointed residents, Mayor Daniel Bianchi has reversed his decision to cancel Third Thursday this month.
On Friday, Bianchi told Cultural Director Megan Whilden that the downtown event would be canceled because of construction. The downtown
|@theMarket: A Sea of Red|
Friday's unemployment rate was a real downer for the markets. Although the unemployment rate itself dropped from 8.2 percent to 8.1 percent, that number was deceiving. The markets immediately saw through the headline number. The resultant decline was hefty.
In April, the labor force participation rate, the employment-to-population ratio, and
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