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Miss Hall's Girls Top Westover
PITTSFIELD, Mass, -- Junior Grace Guachione scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Miss Hall's girls basketball team to a 51-28 win over Westover on Wednesday.   Sarah Willson scored six points with 12 boards as all 15 Miss Hall's players contributed to the win.   Miss Hall's travels to Ethel
Berkshire Chamber Calls To 'Change Narrative' of Berkshire Economy
LENOX, Mass. — It is easy to point to the headlines proclaiming the loss of 300 jobs impacting the Berkshire economy as examples of the county's decline.   But if the county wants to grow its economy, it needs to "change the narrative" and recognize and build on its strengths.   That's the
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PHS Leaders Call For Locking Skate Park After Stabbing
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — School officials want to close the skate park during school hours after a stabbing there on Friday.   The School Committee on Wednesday voted unanimously to ask the Parks Commission to put up a gate and a lock. Superintendent Jason McCandless offered to have custodial staff be responsible for locking and
Pittsfield Councilors Calling For Special Meeting To Handle Vice Presidency
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Three city councilors have filed a letter with the city clerk's office calling on President Melissa Mazzeo to call a special meeting to sort out the process of choosing a council vice president.   The City Council debated for an hour Tuesday night the procedures for appointing or electing a vice
PEDA Planning For BIC Construction Next Year
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A funding gap for the Berkshire Innovation Center hasn't stopped PEDA from continuing to plan for construction early next year.   At the end of September, the lowest bid for the project was $7.1 million, which was $600,000 more than anticipated. The low bids leave the Berkshire Innovation Center with
Check Out These End-of-Year Investment Tips
Who knows where the time goes? Although 2015 is almost in the books, you can still make some year-end investment and financial moves that may help you get off to a good start in 2016. Here are a few suggestions. * Boost your 401(k) contributions. Ask your employer if you still have time to add more to your 401(k) before the year ends. If
Pittsfield Debates Process To Choose Council Vice President
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — After what could have been the last meeting before inauguration, the City Council has no idea how to pick a council vice president.   Debate over the language directing how the council's leadership is chosen was halted Tuesday night by a charter objection invoked by President Melissa Mazzeo. Outgoing
High School Student-Athletes Attend Leadership Summit
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Before they could learn to stand up as leaders, 10 dozen local high school students had to lie down on the floor of the Boys and Girls Club gymnasium.   Tuesday's fourth annual Berkshire County Leadership Summit began with a brief yoga session led by Kripalu instructor Iona Smith, who reminded boys and
Superior Court Briefs: Nov. 23 - Dec. 3
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Monday, Nov. 23.   George Shurtleff, 54, of Adams was found guilty to three counts of indecent assault and battery under a child under the age of 14, two counts of indecent assault and battery on a person who has attained age 14, and a single count of rape and abuse of a child aggravated by
Baker Administration Introduces 'Modernization' Bill for Municipalities
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Gov. Charlie Baker unveiled a raft of legislative amendments on Monday designed to remove outdated obstacles to efficient local government. Baker and Lt. Gov. Karen Politio introduced "An Act to Modernize Municipal Finance and Government" after months of meetings with municipal officials across the
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