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Pittsfield School Approves First Read of New Transgender Policy
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The School Committee passed the first reading of a new policy aimed to support transgender students.   School adjustment counselor Kelly Shuff-Heck headed the effort that mirrors the district's bullying policies and adds a number of protections for transgender students including access to
Kroboth RBI Gives Pittsfield Americans Dramatic Tourney Win
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- Pittsfield’s Little Leaguers showed some big heart over the last couple of days.   In District 1 tournament that either city team deserved to win, the American League All-Stars got the win Wednesday night when Owen Kroboth hit a two-out RBI single to right field to score Brendan Stannard and give
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Letter: Blue Star Parents Group Forming
To the Editor: July 4th is when we celebrate our country's Independence. It's also a perfect opportunity to remind people that the freedom and independence we celebrate is not free. Berkshire County has many residents serving in the military – active, Reserves and Guard. Each military individual represents an entire family
Letter: Support a Pittsfield Ban on Exotic Circus Animals
To the Editor: I am writing to you as a concerned citizen for the welfare of animals especially the exotic ones that could be used in circuses. I realize that this puts all of you in a difficult spot trying to please both sides of an issue but I would encourage each one of you and take a step back and really to consider the issues at
Berkshire Tidbits: Corn Season
The Tolland, Conn., Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual steak and lobster dinner Saturday, July 16, from 5 to 11 p.m. There's a choice of a steak dinner, $25, a lobster dinner, $25, or a steak and lobster dinner, $40. Dinners include a salad, corn-on-the-cob, a baked potato and dessert. Or, hot dogs and hamburgers may be
CPR, AED Training Offered at Reduced Cost
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — SJG Emergency Response Training & Consulting has teamed up with Sweetbrook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center to provide reduced-cost CPR and AED training. The fee is $20 per person (usually $50). Participants can pay by cash or check the day of the event. The classes will be held at
Pittsfield Nationals Reach Little League Final
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- It will be an all-Pittsfield final this evening in the Berkshire County 12-year-old Little League tournament.   The Pittsfield National League All-Stars Tuesday advanced to the championship round of the double-elimination tournament with a 7-6, seven-inning win over Great Barrington in the losers bracket
Summer Music at its Best: Tanglewood, Tannery Pond and Manchester
Tanglewood enters its second week of classical programming, with inspiring and thought-provoking concerts in the Shed and in Ozawa Hall. As always, diversity is the watchword: from an all-Mozart evening to Ives and Gershwin; from Beethoven and Tchaikovsky to the cutting-edge orchestra “The Knights” performing arrangements of Cat
Act Today to Avoid Financial Regrets Tomorrow
“Regrets? I’ve had a few.” – Frank Sinatra. Mr. Sinatra, one of the most famous entertainers of the 20th century, did things his way, but he was also familiar with remorse. He’s not alone, of course. We all deal with regrets – and financial ones are among the most troublesome. Here are the leading
Pittsfield Council Calls For Early Audit Next Year
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City Council is hoping to get next year's audit done earlier to help guide budgeting.   The council approved asking the mayor to call a joint meeting with the City Council, School Committee, and the auditor as soon as the audit is completed. The council also requested that Director of Finance
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