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Pittsfield Committed to Diversity But Work Still to Be Done
Mayor Linda Tyer says her administration is committed to opening up opportunities for the city's minority populations. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A recent letter to the editor castigating the city's administration for failing to promote affirmative action prompted Mayor Linda Tyer to respond with a full court
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Habitat for Humanity ReStore Celebrating Earth Day by Holding DIY Contest
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity ReStore is celebrating Earth Day 2017 by asking people to give a second life to donated materials, reducing waste in landfills and by putting their "do-it-yourself" skills to work. Participants should register for the Do-it-Yourself contest at ReStore, 399 Hubbard
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Help Protect Older Adults from Financial Abuse
Financial exploitation costs older Americans billions of dollars per year, according to several sources, including the National Council on Aging. If you have older parents, could they be vulnerable to financial scams and rip-off artists? And, if so, what can you do to help protect them? Unfortunately, it is possible for anyone to become a
Berkshire Arts, Research Take Hits in White House Budget
LENOX, Mass. — Proposed cuts in President Donald Trump's fiscal 2018 spending plan would create serious problems for the creative economy. "The real travesty is this is actually taking money out of the pockets of people who are trying to keep food on their table while teaching kids," Shakespeare & Company Artistic
Pittsfield Brainstorms Future of Parks and Open Spaces
BRPC Planner Lauren Gaherty outlined exactly how much open space and recreation space the city has and why it is important. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Expand the skate park. Add lights to Clapp Park. Fix the drainage at the old beach at Pontoosuc Lake. More benches at Burbank.    And the list goes
Xerox Affiliate Opens Office Space In Allegrone Co-Working Building
The company becomes the first tenant in the Berkshire Design Center.  LENOX, Mass. — Connecticut Business Systems, a Xerox company, cut the ribbon on new office space on Pittsfield Road as it looks to grow its Berkshire operations.    The company is becoming the first tenant in Allegrone's
Local Environmentalists Oppose Policies Supporting Natural Gas
Christopher Kilfoyle of Berkshire Photovoltaic Services is pushing for 100 percent of the state's energy come from renewable sources.  DALTON, Mass. — Dicken Crane has a large solar array on his Holiday Brook Farm. He has a forest management program to harvest timber to burn in a wood furnaces. He
Letter: Say No to Immigration, Yes to Making Pittsfield Great again
To the Editor: This past November election has taught us all many things. It has reminded us that the "long shot" should never be counted out and sometimes it ultimately prevails. Donald Trump is now our president, an upset to some and a relief to others. I am of the latter. I am a huge Trump supporter. Why not build the wall
First Phase of Springside House Restoration Starts This Spring
The porch was last re-done in 1974 and since the boards need to be lifted for the foundation work, it is being redone again this year. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The first phase of the restoration of the Springside House is slated to begin this spring.   The city awarded Allegrone Construction a $212,000 contract
Taconic High Student Arrested After Handgun Found in Backpack
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A Taconic High School student is facing a raft of charges after allegedly shooting a man in the hand on Monday. The student left school grounds without permission at noontime and later was arrested by police at the high school after being found with a handgun in his possession. School officials released a
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