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Pittsfield Man Arrested For Six Armed Robberies In Last Month
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police arrested a Pittsfield man for a half dozen armed robberies committed in the last month   George Bliss, 30, of Onota Street is being charged with six counts of armed robbery while masked. Police say Bliss admitted his involvement in the following robberies in the last month: the Getty on Elm Street
Pittsfield Board Seeks Delay For Convent Demolition
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city's Historical Commission voted unanimously on Monday to recommend a six-month delay to be placed on a proposal to demolish the former St. Joseph's convent at 350 North St.     "The reason for the demolition delay is so that we can allow the public a chance to weigh in on
Licensing Board Rules in Favor of Pearlman's Scrap Vehicle Operation
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Licensing Board says Pearlman's Recycling doesn't need any additional licenses to buy scrap vehicles, transfer the title to another company, and then resell the parts.   The board decided Monday that the company is in full compliance with state laws regarding automobile graveyards and entered
Autopsy Shows Pittsfield Murder Victim Died From Gunshot Wound To Head
Update: 8:19PM / Monday January 25 2016   PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The District Attorney's office say James Dominguez III died because of a gunshot wound to the head.   Dominguez was found dead in the early hours of Saturday morning in the parking lot next to Lach's Lounge on Fenn Street. Police
New Program for Teens Set to Begin in Pittsfield
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center in collaboration with Berkshire Children and Families’ Family Resource Center are starting a new program for teens in Pittsfield. Teen Time is a program for teens that will focus on leadership and service learning. Teen Time is open to high school students in
FAFSA Day Offers Free Help Applying for Financial Aid for College
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Every high school senior, college student and adult student who will be attending college during the 2016-2017 academic year needs to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to apply for federal, state and institutional financial aid. FAFSA Day Massachusetts, part of the national
Downing Ending Tenure In State Senate
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — State Sen. Benjamin B. Downing announced on Monday his decision not to run for re-election after 10 years representing the Berkshire, Hampshire and Franklin District.   "This is something I thought about for a while. It's not a decision I came to lightly. I care deeply about the city. I care
Police Investigating Two More Armed Robberies in Pittsfield
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are investigating two more robberies.   Police say Angelina's Sub Shop on Elm Street and Subway on Tyler Street were both robbed Saturday night, less than a half hour apart.   At about 7:48 p.m. a suspect described as a light skinned white male, mid twenties to early thirties,
State Police Find $20K Worth of Heroin During Pittsfield Traffic Stop
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A defective brake light led police to finding more than 500 packets of heroin and $1,650 in cash during a traffic stop.   State Police say on Thursday at 6 p.m. troopers pulled over a blue Honda sedan on South Street for the defective light. The vehicle took a quick left turn and sped away for several
Library Advocates Lobby State Lawmakers For More Funding
State Rep. Gailanne Cariddi reads a handout provided by the advocates. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Since 2001, state funds for technology and resource sharing among the state's libraries has decreased from $4.4 million to $2.1 million.    State aid to regional libraries has decreased from $16.9 million to
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