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Allessio Has Big Weekend on Junior Ski Circuit
PLANTSVILLE, Conn. -- Pittsfield's Michael Mansfield-Allessio finished first in giant slalom and slalom racing this weekend at the Tri-State Under 14 Championships.   On Saturday, Mansfield won a GS at Ski Sundown in New Hartford. Then on Sunday, he followed it up with a slalom victory at Mount Southington.   At
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Lenox's Carpenter Wins Big East Mile
Lenox Memorial graduate and Georgetown University senior Scott Carpenter ran a personal record time of 4 minutes, 3.57 seconds Saturday to win the Big East indoor mile championship at the Ocean Breeze Track and Field Athletic Complex on Staten Island.   Carpenter helped the Hoyas score big points in the event, where Georgetown
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Hundreds Rally In Pittsfield To Support ObamaCare
State Reps. Paul Mark and Tricia Farley-Bouvier were speakers for the event. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Congress will soon take up bills to repeal the Affordable Care Act. But hundreds of local residents took to Park Square on Saturday to oppose those efforts, joining thousands across the nation who have held rallies
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Pittsfield Welcomes Serviceman Back From 5th Deployment
During a short ceremony, Here At Home Committee Chairwoman Kathy Mickle presented Tech. Sgt. Shane Willis with a plaque honoring his service. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — As soon as they saw the sirens coming down Wendell Avenue, the large crowd erupted in cheers: Tech. Sgt. Shane Willis is home safe.   Willis
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@theMarket: Market Stalls at Record Highs
Stock market averages made another batch of new highs this week only to fall back in what may be buyer exhaustion. If the trend continues, investors may be looking at a 4-5 percent decline from here. It is too early to tell, because one day does not make a trend. We could easily experience a rebound next week, but I would still consider
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The Independent Investor: What Happens to Your Pet After Your Death?
If you are one of the 70 percent of the population that considers their pet a member of the family, you should review your estate planning documents. Otherwise, there is a good chance your pet will either end up in the pound, or worse. This hits close to home for many of us. If my wife and I were to die, for example, who would take care of
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'Lion': A Prince of the Jungle
Watching Garth Davis' "Lion," about a 5-year-old Indian boy who gets lost thousands of miles from his home, the innate humanitarian in you wonders just how many years of do-gooding it might take to put a dent in the horrific squalor the tale depicts. The poverty, the social equivalent of that stench-filled restaurant bathroom that
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Superior Court Briefs: Feb. 22 - Feb. 23
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Wednesday, Feb. 22.   Damien Armstrong, 18, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of home invasion, and assault in a dwelling house with a dangerous weapon.   He was released on $5,000 bail. Armstrong is accused of breaking into a house on
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MCLA Professor Begins 'The 50 Card Project'
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Every week since Inauguration Day and continuing through the end of 2017, Melanie Mowinski, an associate professor of visual arts at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will print a new letterpress card in a limited edition of 100, using vintage letterpress type, cuts and other printing matrixes. After making a
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Lee Bank Donates $5K Toward Pittsfield's ShotSpotter Rollout
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Lee Bank has joined in the support for the deployment of a gunshot detection system.   Lee Bank is donating $5,000 toward the ShotSpotter contract. The technology is eyed to be installed this year and is used to detect and pinpoint the sound of gunshot, letting officers know on the spot when a weapon is
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