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MSBA Approves New Taconic High School Building Project
The MSBA board of directors on Wednesday approved funding of $72.4 million toward a new Taconic High School to open in 2018. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The MSBA approved funding the Taconic High School project.   The Massachusetts School Building Authority's Board of Directors voted on Wednesday
Berkshire Craft Beer Festival Adds 5K
PITTSFIELD, Mass.- The Berkshire Craft Beer Festival will hold the inaugural 5K Charity Chug Run this year as part of the 2015 festival that will be held Saturday June 6, at The Common.   The Berkshire Craft Beer Festival, along with the newly added 5K Chug Run, is a charity based festival; 100 percent of the funds raised from the
Pittsfield Residents Air Concerns About BCC Turf Field
A public information session at Berkshire Community College offered a chance for residents to ask questions and air concerns over the planned turf field being installed on campus. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Environmental and health concerns were aired Monday night over a community turf field to be constructed on the
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Lanesborough Projecting Drop in School Choice Enrollment
The Lanesborough School Committee voted an array of moves to put the expected school choice into the budget to conform with the bottom-line number approved at the public hearing. LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The school choice revenue for 2016 is expected to come in lower than
Lenox Formally Joins Pipeline Advocacy Group
The Selectmen, led by new Chairman Ed Lane, voted to join the Northeast Energy Solutions pipeline coalition. LENOX, Mass. — The Board of Selectmen, led by newly-elected Chairman Ed Lane, has made a strategic move for the town in regard to the fight against the proposed gas pipeline by aligning with Northeast
Family Resource Center Sets Open House
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Children and Families will host an open house for its newly established Family Resource Center at 480 West St. on Friday, June 5, from 3:30 to 5.   The center will be a single point of entry for family members to access family support services. Any family member will be able to walk into the FRC and
'Dine & Donate' Events Support Berkshire Humane Society
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Two local eateries will participating in the next round of Berkshire Humane Society's Restaurant Challenge. Patrick's Pub and Panera Bread will be hosting "Dine & Donate" evenings to support BHS by contributing 20 percent from the bill of each contributing diner to help the homeless animals
Berkshire Task Force Plans For Aging Demographics
Roberta Orsi outlined the changes in populations as predicted for the next 15 years. The task force is hoping the county can become more 'age-friendly.' PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire County was built out significantly to accommodate young families following World War 2.   The
Rattlesnakes: Disparaged Denizens of the Berkshires
Once abundant timber rattlesnakes are disappearing from the Berkshires because of loss of habitat. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Colorful, venomous, and increasingly rare — rattlesnakes have had an interesting history among the residents of the Berkshire hills, one that has left its mark on the lives, literature,
'Tomorrowland': Mediocre Expectations
Popcorn Column by Michael S. Goldberger   Walt Disney Studios  A pin offers a peak into a possible future for a selective group, but the reality isn't as wonderful as it should be. Filmmaker Brad Bird's
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