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Pittsfield Approves East Street Solar Array; Soldier On Plans Expansion
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Zoning Board of Appeals gave the green light for BVD Solar to build a commercial photovoltaic array on outer East Street.   The company is planning to us about 20 acres of a 73-acre parcel near Winesap Road. More than 11 acres of vegetation will have to be cut and the array will generate 1.9 megawatts
BRPC Considering Expanding Role In Education Task Force
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Education Task Force has asked BRPC to take an expanded role in helping school districts regionalize.   The task force had already released its recommendation that eventually the county should have a single school district. That process will take years and have many challenging steps. The
Framework Opens Its Door On North Street in Pittsfield
Tim Burke and Scott Moraes teamed up on the project, which had a soft opening two weeks ago. The business is now open and offers day passes for those who just want to try it out. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Framework is now open.   On Thursday, Mayor Linda Tyer and staff from the Community Development office took a
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Pittsfield Council Candidates Handle Questions At NAACP Forum
Rhonda Serre is running for election in Ward 7. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — What type of approaches would you take to increase diversity in government and the schools?   That was the first question posed by former Berkshire County NAACP Chapter President Will Singleton Wednesday night during a lengthy candidate
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Williamstown Elementary Holds Fall Children's Clothing Sale on Oct. 14
Bins of goodies await shoppers on Oct. 14. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williamstown Elementary School PTO's annual clothing sale enters its second decade on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. As an added bonus, items will be half-price for customers receiving a hand stamp and entering after 1:30 p.m. The WES
Pittsfield Hires City's First Female Firefighter
Matthew Bainbridge, on the left, and Abigail Lemanski, on the right, with Fire Chief Robert Czerwinski Tuesday night after the two were appointed to the department. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Abigail Lemanski became the city's first female firefighter Tuesday night.   The City Council appointed Lemanski to the
Berkshire Health Systems Named a 2017 WWCMA WorkWell Massachusetts
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Health Systems and its Wellness at Work program have been named a WorkWell Massachusetts Award Program Gold Level winner for exemplary worksite health promotion. The award recognizes Berkshire Health System's achievements developing, implementing, and participating in corporate health improvement and
International Investing: Still a Journey to Consider
Columbus Day was observed on October 9. And while it may be true that Leif Erikson and the Vikings beat Columbus to the New World, Columbus Day nonetheless remains important in the public eye, signifying themes such as exploration and discovery. As an investor, you don't have to "cross the ocean blue," as Columbus did, to find
Pittsfield Considering Lowering Speed Limits In 'Densely Settled' Areas
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City Council approved lowering the speed limits on Spring Street, on a section of Benedict Road, and in a section of Linden Street, to 25 miles per hour. Those are just latest in a yearlong trend of individual roads being lowered. The state's Municipal Modernization Act went into effect just short a year
Grieve to Speak at Baseball in the Berkshires Exhibit
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. -- Baseball in the Berkshires will have a special "Talkin' Baseball" program with Pittsfield native Tom Grieve on Thursday, Oct 12, from 6 to 7 p.m.   Grieve was a Major League outfielder and designated hitter with the Washington Senators, Texas Rangers, New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals. He
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