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BRPC to Choose New Executive Director Next Week
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — BRPC will pick its new executive director next week.   A search committee conducted its interviews for the three finalists for the position on Thursday and Berkshire Regional Planning Commission will pick Nathaniel Karns' successor next week. Karns is retiring from the job after 23 years. He was just
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BART Boys Basketball Rallies, Falls Short in League Title Game
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- You know a program has arrived when moral victories just don’t cut it.   In that sense, the BART basketball team has arrived.   Moments after losing its league championship game on a late 3-pointer after rallying from 11 points down midway through the third quarter, the Wolf Pack players
The Independent Investor: Time to Hedge Your Bets?
Over the last few weeks, the threat of rising inflation has triggered a great deal of concern among investors. Given that inflation has been at a low level for a number of years, their concern may be justified.   Many market pundits were surprised by the wage data in the non-farm payroll report for December, which was released two
'Peter Rabbit': Hop to It!
The kids whooped and hollered in gleeful approval of director Will Gluck's adaptation of Beatrix Potter's "Peter Rabbit." This even included the 10-to-12 contingent, usually too sophisticated to admit endorsement of an entertainment that might indict them of liking "baby stuff." And while the littler ones among the
Guest Column: Quit Smoking to Celebrate American Heart Month
To the Editor: February is American Heart Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, smoking is a leading cause of heart disease. Smoking can: • Raise triglycerides (a type of fat in your blood) • Lower "good" cholesterol (HDL) • Make blood sticky and more likely to
Pittsfield Approves Cost of Living Adjustment For Management
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Council Vice President  John Krol doesn't want the city to engage in a "race to the bottom" when it comes to how the employees are treated.   Krol voiced those concerned before supporting Director of Personnel Michael Taylor's proposal for providing cost-of-living raises to non-union
PCTV Channels Moving, Pittsfield Joins Lawsuit Over Opioids
PCTV is unhappy that its low-number channels are being moved by Spectrum because of its new digital signaling.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — PCTV is not happy with Spectrum moving the local access channels. The cable company is moving Pittsfield Community Television's three channels — Access Pittsfield, CityLink,
Pittsfield Man Arrested After Leaving Scene of Accident
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A 20-year-old Pittsfield man was arrested on Wednesday morning after police said his reckless driving caused him to hit a van and a bridge.   Trevor Maffuccio was charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, and reckless operation of a motor
10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival Runs Feb. 15-25 in Pittsfield
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City of Pittsfield's Upstreet Cultural District presents the seventh annual 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival, featuring a lively array of music, art, theater, dance, film, play, fireworks and more, from Feb. 15-25. Organized by the city of Pittsfield's Office of Cultural Development and Barrington Stage
PHS Academic Decathlon Team Snags Honors at Regional Competition
PITTSFIELD, Mass.— The Pittsfield High School academic decathlon team placed second in the small school competition and fifth overall out of a field of 21 at the Massachusetts Academic Decathlon Regionals at Quincy High School on Feb. 3. Eight players on the scoring team garnered 19 medals and came very close to several more. The
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