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Pittsfield Couple Dies In Early Morning Fire
The home caught fire shortly before 4 a.m. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — An elderly couple died in an early morning fire on Bryan Street Thursday.   Shortly before 4 a.m., an electrical cord short-circuited and set the home at 71 Bryan St. on fire. The three occupants — the couple and their daughter
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Pittsfield Collects $800K in Back Taxes Ahead of Auction
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city recouped slightly more than $800,000 in back taxes ahead of Thursday's tax lien auction.   Director of Finance Matthew Kerwood said the owners of nearly 500 properties with tax liens were sent notification of the upcoming auction and 156 owners came to City Hall to settle the
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Berkshire Works Rebrands as MassHire
Secretary of Labor and Workforce  Development Rosalin Acosta said boards and centers throughout the state are being rebranded under the MassHire name and logo. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — We have jobs.   That's what numerous elected officials proclaimed Wednesday morning. There are thousands of jobs
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How Can You Become a 'Sustainable' Investor?
Your values are important to you – and so are your investments. But you don't have to keep these two parts of your life separate if you pursue sustainable investing. If you haven't heard of this term, you might know it by other names: socially responsible investing, values-based investing and environmental, social and
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Flu Shot: Get the Vaccine to Protect You — And Those Around You
With flu season around the corner, your health care providers, employers, pharmacists and others are sounding the annual reminder: "Get your annual flu shot." We encourage this for you — and for the people around you, too. We see evidence every year of the benefits of the flu vaccine, and we also see the risks of skipping
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Pittsfield Firefighters Quickly Knock Out North Street Fire
The multi-family building is at the corner of North and Edgewood. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Pittsfield firefighters were able to quickly knock down a fire that started in the back of 823 North St. on Wednesday morning. Fire Chief Robert Czerwinski said crews got the call at 9:11 that heavy smoke was showing at the back of the
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Pittsfield Calls For Increased Monitoring, Communication Regarding Hill 78
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Increased levels of contamination in groundwater near the toxic waste sites near Allendale School have city councilors asking for increased scrutiny.   The City Council accepted a report on Tuesday that calls for another meeting with the state Departments of Environmental Protection and of Public Health,
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Secretary of State Candidate Amore Drums Up Support in Pittsfield
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Anthony Amore views elections as the "next great security challenge" and it is one he hopes to take on.   The Swampscott Republican is challenging longtime incumbent William Galvin for the post of secretary of state in the November election. Amore has a lengthy background in security —
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Northern Berkshire United Way Announces Campaign Goal
iBerkshires.com account representative Tyler Bissaillon of Adams became of the youngest board member in the history of the Northern Berkshire United Way when he was officially elected to the board on Friday. The other new board members are: William Blackmer of North Adams, a retired lieutenant/station commander with the Massachusetts
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Berkshire Education Task Force Developing Models for Collaboration
LEE, Mass. — The Berkshire County Education Task Force has completed its initial mission of determining options for local schools facing difficult economic and academic futures.    Now, it's hoping to offer pathways to school officials as they decide whether and how far to proceed toward the task force's solution
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