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Classical 'High Season' Approaches Its Zenith
Boston Pops Laureate Conductor John Williams returns for the popular Tanglewood on Parade on Aug. 1. During late July, the classical music festival "high season," anchored by concerts and special events at Tanglewood, approaches its zenith, with sure-fire programming. Offerings this week include great chamber music
Berkshire Healthcare Communities Earn 15 National Awards for Customer, Employee Satisfaction
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Of the few long-term care and senior living providers in Massachusetts recognized this year by National Research Corporation for exceptional customer and employee satisfaction, Berkshire Healthcare communities captured 60 percent – 15 out of 25 - of the Massachusetts awards. In the Berkshire region,
Financial Moves for 'Empty Nesters'
When your children leave home and you become an "empty nester," you'll probably make several adjustments in your lifestyle. But how will your empty nest status affect your financial situation? Everyone's story is different, involving a range of variables. But here are a few issues to consider: * Insurance: If your
State Broadband Initiative Provides Update on Last Mile Plans
The map of underserved towns is slowly filling in, but there is a long way to go before the high-speed services are live in all towns. LEE, Mass. — The Massachusetts Broadband Initiative relaunched its push last April for connecting the last mile of broadband service.   Over the past year, the organization
Hall, Traversa Double in Winning Rally for Post 68 Juniors
FRANKLIN, Mass. -- Joe Woronick reached on a squeeze bunt that drove in a run in a five-run rally that lifted the Post 68 Juniors to a 5-3 win over Barnstable in the American Legion Baseball State Championships on Tuesday.   The Post 68 Juniors advanced to Wednesday’s semi-finals, where they will face the winner of
Boston Nonprofit Sets Crosshairs on Farley-Bouvier In Mailer
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A Boston-based advocacy group has taken aim at state Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier.   Residents throughout the city received a mailing recently calling on residents to call the Pittsfield Democrat and have her switch positions on a recent vote to increase stipends for lawmakers in leadership. It was sent out
City of Pittsfield Reopens Reconstructed First Street Parking Lot
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The newly renovated First Street municipal parking lot reopened Tuesday.   The parking lot holds 241 vehicles and is available for both permit and metered parking. There are several marked spaces near the Fenn Street entrance (by MyCom) identified for metered parking only.    As
National Grid Plans New Transmission Line Through Seven Towns
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — National Grid is looking to run another power line, mostly along the existing rights of way where lines exist already, through seven local towns.   Peter Kavanaugh, from National Grid, said the plan is to run a 600-megawatt line through Nassau and Stephentown, N.Y., cross the border into Hancock,
No Preliminary Needed In Pittsfield Elections
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — There won't be a need for a preliminary election.   The last day to file nomination papers for signature certification was Monday and not enough candidates have been nominated to require a preliminary election. However, there will be races for nearly every ward and for the at-large seats on the City
Berkshire Attack Girls Lacrosse Team Edges N.Y. Squad
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The Berkshire Attack girls lacrosse team recently defeated Averill Park, N.Y., 11-10, at the Zavattaro Athletic Complex at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.   The Berkshire team includes: Pittsfield's Sierra Murray, Hoosac Valley's Sara Tokiewicz and Abi Disbrow, Pine Cobble's Olivia
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