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Pittsfield Eyes Repairs To Taconic Track, Baseball Field
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — With a brand-new school, the Pittsfield Parks Department is plotting a way to make upgrades to the Taconic High School track, football, and baseball fields.   Parks Commissioner Anthony DeMartino said the first goals would be to repair and re-stripe the track, replace fencing around both the track area and
Pittsfield Health Director Concerned With Plastic Bag-Ban Enforcement
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Board of Health has a few questions about its enforcement role in the proposed single-use plastic bag ban.   The petition, filed by the Green Commission and local attorney Rinaldo Del Gallo, is before the City Council now. It would place a ban on certain single-use plastic bags — mostly the
Winter Carnival Draws Families to Springside Park
The volunteers adjusted some of the events. The snow painting event went on but on large rolls of paper. More photos from the event can be found here. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Winter Carnival had a snow problem on Saturday.   The problem was there wasn't any.   But that didn't stop the
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Lanesborough Selectmen Discuss Safety of Youth Football
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — As more information is learned about brain injuries related to football, Selectman Robert Ericson is questioning whether the town should change the sport for the town's youth.   "The CTE, degenerative brain disease, is happening more and more. It is a direct result of a game where kids,
@theMarket: Markets Have Best Week in Five Years
Stocks have had what is called a "V" shaped recovery this week. The indexes climbed every day at least one percent or more. Will it continue or ...   It wouldn't surprise me if stocks took a breather about now. A bout of profit-taking after the stupendous come-back we have had would be entirely reasonable. If the
Berkshire Bank Hires New Wealth Adviser
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Bank has appointed Tanya Haas as vice president/wealth adviser. Beginning her banking career in the Berkshires 26 years ago, 16 of those spent previously at Berkshire Bank, Haas has returned to the Wealth Management Team.   Haas will be responsible for client relationship management, trust
Superior Court Briefs: Feb. 9 - Feb. 14
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Friday, February 9.   Deidra Walker, 30, of Port Jervis, N.Y. pleaded guilty to a single count of possession of heroin with intent to distribute.   She was ordered to serve two and a half to three years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at
Wahconah Student presented with S.A.Y. It Proud Award
DALTON, Mass. — Kendra Richards, a senior at Wahconah Regional High School, was presented with the S.A.Y. It Proud (Supporting and Acknowledging Youth) award at a special ceremony held by the Ambassadors, a student leadership group that strives to implement positive, supportive programs for students at Wahconah, on Jan. 25. School
Snowfall Predictions: Saturday Night Snow
  Ha, ha. You thought spring was here as you shed the heavy winter coats this past week! But alas, a winter storm is moving into the Northeast on Saturday night, bringing with the potential of 3 to 6 inches of snow in Berkshire County, according to AccuWeather, which is putting the probability of snow at around 50
Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Feb. 16-22
VIEW DAY-BY-DAY CALENDAR     February 16 - February 22, 2018 Pittsfield's 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival continues through SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25   The 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival continues daily through Sunday, Feb. 25 and features music, art, theater, dance, film and more. There is something for the entire family, from Barrington Stage's 10x10 New Play Festival and opera at The Lichtenstein, to 10 Days of Play at the Berkshire Museum and a fireworks extravaganza on the Common.    Click here for the full schedule!   MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE THU 10x10 Real Art Party at Berkshire Museum Artists from the Berkshires and beyond have contributed 10×10 inch original artworks to be auctioned off for $25 each to benefit the programs of the Berkshire Art Association. The preview party begins at 6 p.m. and the auction starts at 7 p.m. To guarantee a piece of art, purchase your ARTtix at the Berkshire Museum before the event. Tickets are on sale now through the night of the 10x10 RAP (or until tickets sell out). Plus...  FRI Pinedrop at Hotel on North | FRI Berkshire Mountain Distillers Whiskey Tasting at Hotel on North | FRI Generation X at The A | FRI David Grover & Linda Worster at South Congregational Church | FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | FRI Garson&Sullivan at PortSmitt's | SAT Ted Rosenthal Trio at Berkshire Museum | SAT The Remedy at The A | SAT Latin Valentine's Fiesta at The Funk Box | MON WordXWord 10 New Voices at Berkshire Museum | MON Jazz Night at Mission | TUE Libations with Librarians at Hotel on North | TUE Green Drinks at J. Allen's | WED Jamaican Dinner at the Christian Center | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow | WED Classical Music Concert at Berkshire Athenaeum | THU Keith Nogueira Exhibit Opening at Framework | THU SingleCut Tap Takeover at Thistle & Mirth   FAMILY FRIENDLY FRI+ 10 Days of Play & Community Night at Berkshire Museum Ten Days of Play is back at the Berkshire Museum during the 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival! From Friday, Feb. 16 through Sunday, Feb. 25, the Crane Room will be transformed into a child-directed play zone. There will be interactive activities for early learners in LAB 102, dramatic play in the Berkshire Backyard gallery, and the popular Tinker Lab in the Sabic Innovation Studio. Tonight, Friday, Feb. 16, enjoy a FREE Community Night from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Plus...  FRI WeeMuse: Adventures at Berkshire Museum | FRI-SAT Teen Book Giveaway at Berkshire Athenaeum | FRI-THU Parenting Classes & Play Groups at Berkshire Children & Families | SAT Chow Time at Berkshire Museum | SAT Mutts Gone Nuts at The Colonial | SAT FREE Public Ice Skating at Boys & Girls Club | SAT Winter Carnival at Springside Park | SAT Paint "Bald Eagle" at Berkshire Paint & Sip | SAT+ Starlab Planetarium at Berkshire Museum | SUN+ Billy Budd in the Breadbox at The Colonial | MON BMS Instrument Petting Zoo at Berkshire Museum | MON-WED Jack & the Beanstalk w/Nappy's Puppets at Berkshire Museum | MON-SAT Open Studio at The Dirty Brush | TUE WeeMuse: Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum | TUE Pajama Party & Cradles to Crayons PJ Drive at Berkshire Athenaeum | WED Game Day at Berkshire Athenaeum | WED Hancock Shaker Village Pop-up at Berkshire Museum | THU Records & Burpee Zoo Show at Berkshire Museum | THU Preschool Play & Learn at Berkshire Athenaeum | THU Arts & Crafts Day at Berkshire Athenaeum | THU Lego Club at Berkshire Athenaeum   GET CREATIVE FRI+ $10 Classes at The Funky Phoenix  As part of the 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival, The Funky Phoenix will be offering daily $10 workshops through its new RE-FORMation Academy. Make a shopping bag out of an old pillowcase, create art with reclaimed objects, make your own journal or body scrub, or learn to twist wire to create jewelry or wall hangings, and MORE!  Plus... FRI Floral Centerpiece Class at Township Four | SAT Sunburst Earring Class at Yummy Treasures | SAT Open Studio: Canvas or Pottery at The Dirty Brush | SAT Create a Sunflower Serving Tray at Berkshire Paint & Sip   WELLNESS SAT How to Grow Your Own Joy at Radiance Yoga Radiance Yoga presents an afternoon with Joanna Roche, where you'll discover or rediscover your connection to joy, and learn how to determine the things that bring you the most joy. Journal, create a joymap and discuss how to live more fully in the space in between our busyness. 2-4 p.m. Plus... FRI Friday Night Flow at Chin Bo Jok Martial Arts | FRI-THU Various Classes at Berkshire Running Center | FRI-THU Various Classes at Berkshire Family YMCA | FRI-THU Various Classes at Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness | FRI-THU Various Classes at Radiance Yoga | SAT FREE Community Run at Berkshire Running Center | SAT Curling Club Open House at Boys & Girls Club | SAT New Beginnings for the New Year at Magic Touch Spa | WED Lyme Alliance Meeting at Berkshire Athenaeum | THU Chair Yoga at Knesset Israel   COMMUNITY SAT Berkshire Seed Library Grand Opening   Hancock Shaker Village and Alchemy Initiative welcome you to the grand opening of the Berkshire Seed Library at the Berkshire Athenaeum. Learn from Master Gardeners how to start your own garden; build a Chia Pet; take home local, organic seeds; and design your ideal garden with the Children's Department. 10 a.m. - 1 pm. Plus... SAT Dine-to-Donate for Disaster Relief at Ayelada | SAT Mutts Gone Nuts at The Colonial | SAT Curling Club Open House at Boys & Girls Club | SAT Winter Carnival at Springside Park | SAT+ Presidents' Week Sale at The Outlet at Pine Cone Hill | SUN Domingo Brunch w/Oakes & Smith at Dottie's | TUE Green Drinks at J. Allen's | WED Lyme Alliance Meeting at Berkshire Athenaeum | THU Keith Nogueira Exhibit Opening at Framework | THU+ 10x10 New Play Festival at Barrington Stage   LEARN WED 10x10 Genealogy at Hotel on North As part of Pittsfield's 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival, Hotel on North will welcome genealogist Keren Weiner to the Lounge for a brief presentation about genealogy at 5:30 p.m. Then it's your chance to sign up for a 10-minute one-on-one session with Keren! 5:30-8:30 p.m. Plus... FRI Science Conversations w/OLLI at Berkshire Museum | FRI Living with Bears at BCC | SAT Major Arcana at New Moon Gifts | MON West African & Caribbean Drumming Class at The Licht | TUE Archives Open House at Arrowhead | THU Beginner's Tarot at New Moon Gifts   FILM FRI-MON Oscar-nominated Shorts: Animation For the 13th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-nominated Short Films. With all three categories offered (Animated, Live Action and Documentary), this is your annual chance to predict the winners. Don't miss this year's selection!    See website for dates and times.   ONGOING See What's New at The Beacon | TUE BIFF's Best Short Films at The Beacon What's Showing at The Licht Pittsfield's city-owned community arts center, the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, features nine working artist studios, a ceramics studio, a community room and an art gallery with changing exhibitions, classes, performances and more!  28 Renne Ave.   Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts    IS183 Art School's Learning Through Arts (LTA) after-school program will showcase the artwork of every one of its students, who attend nine elementary, middle and high schools across the Berkshires   PARKING    Parking is FREE on Monday, February 19 for the President's Day holiday.   Click here for more information on downtown parking. VIEW FULL CALENDAR  
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