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Lanesborough Selectmen Vote Down Police Station Feasibility Study
The police station dates to the 1880s. See more photos of its condition here. LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — At about 7:30 Tuesday night, Chairman of the three-member Board of Selectmen John Goerlach asked for a motion. And there was silence.   The board had just spent an hour and a half critiquing a request for
College Notes: April & May 2019
Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College Grace Ellrodt working on a window insert. Read the full story here.  Grace Ellrodt of Lenox, a junior at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, recently presented the results of her environmental studies capstone project titled "Insulating Window Insert Interventions in Energy
Biz Briefs: Couple Returns to Berkshires to Buy Catherine's Chocolates
Change of chocolate hands The iconic Catherine’s Chocolate handcrafted chocolatier was sold on April 12 to Steven and Trent Kinney of Lenox, Mass. The couple recently returned to the Berkshires, one having completed his military service. Both men were captains in the 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army piloting Apache helicopters
Longtime Nephrologist Honored with BMC Patient-Centered Award
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A highly respected and longtime Berkshire Medical Center nephrologist has been recognized with the 2019 Patient-Centered Physician Award, presented annually to a physician who exemplifies the philosophy of patient-centered care at BMC. Dr. Henry Rose, who has served kidney disease and dialysis patients at BMC for
Pittsfield's Business Development Manager Discusses Challenges, Successes
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — There are three companies that would expand immediately if there was a building with 20,000-square-feet of warehouse space available, according to Business Development Manager Michael Coakley.   In less than 24 hours, Coakley presented to two different city boards on his work over the last year or so. The
North Berkshire Coalition Forum Urged to Think Green
Mary Stucklen, a member of the Pittsfield Green Committee, had some green advice for the forum participants on Friday. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — We've all heard it before, but the "reduce, reuse, recycle" mantra is one we should still be heeding. That was the message a group of environmental advocates gave to the
Locals Compete at 123rd Boston Marathon
BOSTON, Mass. -- Lee’s Matt Kinnaman finished 71st in his division to post one of the strongest performances among Berkshire County residents competing at Monday’s 123rd Boston Marathon.   Kinnaman, 58, covered the 26.2 mile route from Hopkinton to downtown Boston in 3 hours, 13 minutes, 15 seconds.   The
Wahconah & Mount Greylock to Match Wits on WGBY
WESTFIELD, MASS. — Two Berkshire high school teams will match wits next weekend in a quiz show competition broadcast on public television.   The two teams, Wahconah Regional High School and Mount Greylock Regional School, will spar on "As Schools Match Wits," airing on WGBY public television Saturday, April 20, at 7
Windstorm Blows Through Berkshires
  A wind gust or microburst blew out the side of a barn in Clarksburg. Owner Dan Tanner posed on Facebook that it shifted the barn 4-6 inches and took down trees around the property. A severe storm system working its way along the East Coast blew through the Berkshires early Monday morning, taking down trees in
McCandless Shrinks Pittsfield School Budget Request
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Superintendent Jason McCandless is scaling back his budget request by about a half-million dollars.   McCandless said he had a meeting with Mayor Linda Tyer and Director of Finance Matthew Kerwood since revealing his initial request for a $3.4 million increase to the budget and the three agreed to a lesser
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