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Cooney's Clutch Hit Lifts Pittsfield Post 68 to Western Mass Crown
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- On a night when very little was working for the American Legion Post 68 baseball team, a little patience went a long way for Jack Cooney.   Cooney crushed a base hit into left center with two out in the bottom of the eighth Monday to score Izaiya Mestre and give Pittsfield a 4-3 win over Aldenville and
Congressman Neal Hosts Heroin Documentary, Panel Discussion
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal is hosting a screening of the HBO documentary "Heroin: Cape Cod USA" at Berkshire Community College on Tuesday. Neal is joined in the event by Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer; North Adams Mayor Richard Alcombright; Berkshire County Sheriff Thomas Bowler and Berkshire County District
Biz Briefs: Rotary 'Citizen of the Year,' Bank Grants
Good citizens: The Rotary Club of Great Barrington presented its annual “Citizen of the Year” award to Sally and Fred Harris of Saint James Place.  A luncheon presentation took place on June 29 at Crissey Farm, with selection committee chair, MaryAnn Norris, presiding. Each year Great Barrington Rotarians honor a member or
Berkshires Beat: Stockbridge Photo Contest Winners Announced
The winners are: Laurel Hill Association and Stockbridge Land Trust have selected five winning submissions to their first photo contest. The organizations are selling notecards, featuring the winning photos, in several local shops. All proceeds go to the two organizations. The winning photos were taken by Dana Goedewaagen of Glendale;
Early Morning Fire Destroys Pittsfied Duplex On Robbins Ave
Firefighters were evacuated from the building when the roof showed signs of collapsing. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — An early morning fire destroyed a Robbins Avenue duplex, leaving two people without homes.   Fire Captain Raymond Tart said the cause is still be investigated and one firefighter was sent to the
Mestre Pitches Post 68 Past Northampton
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- The American Legion Post 68 baseball team did not hit the cover off the ball on Sunday.   But Izaiya Mestre had things covered.   Mestre struck out 15 and allowed just four hits in a complete-game, 4-0, win over Northampton Post 28 that kept Pittsfield unbeaten in the Western Massachusetts
Pittsfield Investigating Apparent Homicide
Update at 5:30 p.m., Monday:   Dr. Mindy Hull, an associate medical examiner for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, conducted the autopsy on 38-year-old Joseph Brown on Monday in Boston. Dr. Hull's preliminary results ruled the manner of death as a homicide from a single gunshot wound to the chest. PITTSFIELD,
Shire City Sessions Returns, Bringing Original Music To Common
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Shire City Sessions concert series has moved to the Common.   Four shows will be played in July and August on Monday nights at the First Street park featuring an array of original bands with regional or national draw. The series in its second year; three concerts were held last year in the parking lot
@theMarket: Markets Make Hay
A series of new historical highs rewarded investors who remained patient this year and remained invested. Unless something changes in the world of central banking, there is a good chance that further gains are in store for the stock market. There will be pullbacks from time to time as the markets digest their gains. We have enjoyed several
Pittsfield WILL Group Formed to Promote City; Dives Into Walmart Debate
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Over the last 10 years, Evan Hickok has formed good relationships with many of his co-workers at General Dynamics.   They are recruited from out of town, come to work as engineers, and the staff at the Pittsfield facility grows a friendship. And then the young professionals leave for what they see are
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