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Pittsfield Police Arrest Man After Chase On Pomeroy Avenue
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Another gun was seized after a police pursuit on Wednesday.   Police say at about 5:37 a.m. officers attempted to stop a vehicle on Pomeroy Avenue. The driver, Adam Masefield, 30, of Pittsfield allegedly fled from officers.   Later he pulled over near Herberg Middle school and fled on
Be An 'Environmentally Friendly' Investor
On April 22, we observe Earth Day, a worldwide event focusing on protecting the environment. As a citizen of this planet, you may want to take part in Earth Day activities. And as an investor, you can learn some valuable lessons from the environmental movement. Here are a few ideas to consider: * "Recycle" proven strategies.
Pittsfield Parks Commission Endorses Dog Park at Burbank Park
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A portion of Burbank Park has been identified as the best location for a dog park.   The Parks Commission agreed and endorse the recommendation from a study group to use between one and two acres of land for the park. The dog park is eyed to be fenced in with separate sections for large and small dogs. The
Pittsfield Junior Bowlers Earn Spots in National Tourney
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- Four bowlers from the Pittsfield Junior League have qualified for July's Junior Gold Tournament in Cleveland.   Alex White (U15), Andrew Robitaille (U12), Mya Duhamel (U12) and Lynsey Aldam each earned the honor.   In order to qualify, each bowler needed to win a tournament in his or her age
Four Arrested on Gun, Drug Charges After Pittsfield Car Chase
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Four people were arrested on firearm and drug offenses following a traffic stop Monday evening.   Police say the department's anti-crime unit conducted a motor vehicle stop on Lincoln Street at about 7 p.m. As the officers approached the vehicle, it took off at a high rate of speed. Police pursued the
Rabasco Leads County Contingent at Boston Marathon
BOSTON -- Pittsfield’s Matt Rabasco was Berkshire County’s top finisher on Monday at the Boston Marathon, clocking a time of 2 hours, 49 minutes, 17 seconds over the historic 26.2-mile course.   Rabasco was the only sub-three-hour finisher among 11 county residents registered for the race with official times listed on
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Letter: Support Pollinator Resolution
To the Edtor: I'm greatly encouraged by the citizens in Williamstown who want to make the community more pollinator friendly. Stephen Dravis' article, "Williamstown Resolution Looks to Change Bee-havior" (iBerkshires April 9) reports how bees are a vital natural resource for food production and biodiversity
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Berkshire Bank Donates $10K to Soldier On
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Soldier On scored a goal with an assist from the Berkshire Bank Foundation.    Berkshire Bank passed over a $10,000 donation to the non-profit on Monday, a donation part of the foundation's "eXciting" assist program. For every assist tallied by the Boston Bruins between Oct. 13 and Dec.
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Berkshires Beat: Humane Society Holding Baby Shower for Kittens
A purr-fect idea: Throughout the month of April, the Berkshire Humane Society is hosting its third annual Baby Shower in honor of kitten season, a supply drive collecting donations of needed items for kitten and mother cat care. Kitten season typically begins in May and winds down in October.  In addition to the drive, BHS trains
World War 2 Veteran Shares His Story With Reid Students
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — It was like pins and needles.   That's what Bill Weigle, a World War II pilot, told the Reid Middle School eighth-grade class of his flights during the war. He never knew when or if a German fighter would appear near him and shoot him down.   "I did not come here to tell you I'm a
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