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Pittsfield Schools Launching New African-American Studies Courses
Mabel Hamilton provides opening remarks about the importance of the classes. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mabel Hamilton remembers when stories of African American history weren't just passed down from family to family, but were reinforced in schools.   The city school system had offered African American studies,
Pittsfield's World Series Run Ends in Yet Another Nail-Biter
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Say this for the Pittsfield Babe Ruth Baseball 13-year-old All-Stars: They gave fans their money’s worth at this week’s World Series.   While the other nine teams at the championship had at least one game that was a little bit lopsided in the end, here are the margins of victory in the New England
Lanesborough Selectmen in Talks to Buy New Gravel Bed
Highway Director William Decelles is honored for 35 years of service. LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The town is considering buying a new gravel bed on Ore Bed Road.   Town officials have been in talks with Dennis Condron about purchasing a piece of property across from the town's
Pittsfield School Committee Accepts Increased Chapter 70 Spending Plan
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The School Committee set a spending plan for an extra $1.3 million increase in state funding that it hadn't anticipated Monday night.   The plan is eyed to benefit the middle and elementary schools as well as alternative programs.   The School Committee held a special meeting Monday
Central Berkshire Tennis Team Wins Western Mass U18 Title
LONGMEADOW, Mass. -- The Lee Community Tennis Association Central Berkshire team this weekend won the USTA Western Massachusetts Junior Team Tennis Championship in the under-18 division.   Isaiah Neski, a member of the Lee team, was awarded the tournament's U18 Sportsmanship Award.   Other team members included Ava
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Teddy's Pizza Claims Berkshire Summer Lacrosse League Crown
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. -- Next spring, Williamstown resident Michael McCormack will be looking to repeat as an all-America selection as a senior for the Middlebury College men’s lacrosse team.   On Monday night, he was looking to win some bragging rights a little closer to home.   McCormack and his Teddy’s
Spokane, Wash., Edges Pittsfield Babe Ruth 13s at World Series
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- The Pittsfield Babe Ruth 13-year-old All-Stars have played four games -- 28 innings -- at the World Series, and they are all square.   Starting Tuesday, that won’t be enough to stay alive.   Spokane, Wash., Monday edged Pittsfield, 4-3, in the final game of pool play for the New England
Persip Focuses On Collaboration In Council Re-election Bid
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Earl Persip III knows that he doesn't have all of the answers.   And that's why he listens to others. He said 100 people in Pittsfield will have 100 different views on an issue and he feels his job as a councilor is to listen to them all and find the best solution.   "I never go
Berkshires Beat: The Clark, Jacob's Pillow Team Up for Special Dance Performance
Martha Graham at the Clark The Clark Art Institute hosts a special pop-up performance by the acclaimed Martha Graham Dance Company on its Williamstown campus on Sunday, Aug. 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. The free event is co-hosted in a cultural collaboration with Jacob's Pillow. The day's program includes some of Martha Graham’s
Pittsfield Babe Ruth 13s Take First Loss at World Series
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Three games into the Babe Ruth Baseball 13-year-old World Series, this much is certain: The Pittsfield pitching staff is nearly flawless.   A little bit of good fortune on offense Sunday, and Pittsfield would have a record to match.   Greenville, N.C., scored a run in the first and an insurance run
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