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Cop on Top Raises $45K For Special Olympics
The torch, lit by a local athlete, burned throughout the event. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The ninth annual Cop on Top event raised $45,000 for the Special Olympics.   For two days local law enforcement officers camped out at the roof of Walmart in Berkshire Crossing while in the parking lot there were a
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Residents Unhappy With Mediation For GE River Cleanup
Tim Gray, director of the Housatonic River Initiative, pushed for chemical and biological technologies to break down the PCBs in the river. LENOX, Mass. — Why is this even being negotiated?   That's what many of the residents along the Rest of the River corridor rhetorically asked Monday night in regards
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Berkshire Palate Opens in Williamstown
Sweet potato with kale, dried fruit, brown butter and pecans.     WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — It doesn't get much more local than Berkshire Palate, a family-run eatery that offers homegrown flavors.   Paul Brassard and his three sons Nolan, Aaron and Zach have had Berkshire Palate on the
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CHP Great Barrington Practice Wins Patient Experience Award
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Community Health Programs Great Barrington Health Center has been recognized by Massachusetts Health Quality Partners for excellence in the primary care patient experience, based on patient surveys. The MHQP Patient Experience Awards is a new program introduced this year by MHQP, a nonprofit measurement and
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Paratransit Workers Vote Work Stoppage Over Contract
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The union representing paratransit drivers for the Paratransit Management of the Berkshires rejected a contract on Sunday, resulting in a work stoppage on Monday.   In a statement, the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority said the paratransit service will not operate during the
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Pittsfield Seeks Input on Tyler Street Streetscape Plans
One of the options includes creating a protected bicycle lane.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city is determining what Tyler Street will look like in the future.   After months of working on conceptual designs and working with stakeholders, officials are now taking the vision for a streetscape plan to the
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Census Bureau Preparing For 2020 Count
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A community has 675 billion reasons to make sure every resident is counted on the Census.   The 2020 Census may still be a year and a half away but the bureau is already preparing for it. The effort is to count where every single person living in America puts their head down at night.   Those
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Pittsfield Honors Inaugural Citizens Academy Class
The mayor said the city is likely to hold another academy next year. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The mayor's office believes the first citizen's academy was a success.    Executive Assistant Catherine Van Bramer headed the effort to connect local residents more closely with city government. The
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Dalton Senior Center Cuts Ribbon on New Exercise Park
The hope is that many will use the equipment with friends to make exercise fun. DALTON, Mass. — The Senior Center has made it a bit easier for people to be healthy and fit even later in life.   Through a grant from AARP, a half-dozen pieces of outdoor workout equipment have been installed on the
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Making the Loop

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