|Man Arrested After Berkshire Bank Robbery Monday Morning|
A sign on the door alerted customers that the branch is closed for the day.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Pittsfield Police were able to apprehend the suspected robber of a Berkshire Bank branch within hours of the crime Monday morning.
At about 10:50 in the morning, officers responded to a reported robbery of
|Biz Briefs: Three Local Businesses To Be Celebrated For Growth|
Rural Small Business Initiative
Berkshire County comprises 931 square miles, making it the second-largest county in Massachusetts. Census estimates a total population of 126,313, with approximately 135 residents per square mile within this large land mass - creating many economic challenges in a mostly rural county.
On Wednesday, Sept.
|Community Health Programs Names New Chief Communications Officer|
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Community Health Programs has named Elizabeth "Betsy" Strickler as chief communications officer for the CHP countywide health and medical network. In this role, she will lead strategic marketing, communication and fundraising initiatives for the organization.
"Betsy is a great addition to the
|Gentrification Pops Up As North Berkshire Coalition Forum Topic|
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A new buzzword appeared repeatedly throughout the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition monthly forum on Friday.
That gathering, the first of the season, was the annual "needs assessment" forum, at which people can come throw out ideas for what future coalition meetings should focus on. In an effort to
|Pittsfield Couple Expanding Gravesite Business|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — In her final days, Matthew Kudlate's grandmother mentioned that she regretted not getting to the cemetery to clean up the family plot.
She was dying of cancer, one of five losses for Kudlate in recent years, and he and his cousin went the very next day to do it. And that is when a new business
|Lemme, Mumford Top Individuals at Josh Billings Triathlon|
LENOX, Mass. -- Kent Lemme and Heather Mumford were the ironman and ironwoman champions Sunday at the 42nd Josh Billings Triathlon.
Lemme completed the run, boating, biking event in a time of 2 hours, 34 minutes, 38 seconds and placed fifth overall in the triathlon, which sees teams and indviduals competing
|Pittsfield Continues Police Oversight Conversation|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement lists eight essentials for a civilian police oversight board: independence, funding, access to critical information, rapport, authority, the ability to review police policies, community support, and transparency.
Igor Greenwald says the
|NEPR Hires New Berkshire County Reporter|
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Nancy Eve Cohen will cover Berkshire County for New England Public Radio.
Cohen has been a freelance reporter with NEPR since 2012 and has produced an impressive body of reporting for the station including recent pieces on the legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts, local farming and school safety from the
|New Executive Director Joins Berkshire Grown|
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Berkshire Grown's Board of Trustees has announced that Margaret Moulton has assumed the role of executive director of the organization.
Moulton's work with the Trustees of Reservations as an engagement site manager, and her long-time interest in sustainable agriculture as a volunteer educator at
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