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Pittsfield Registrars Uphold Powell's Candidacy for School Committee
For more than an hour, Alexander Blumin pointed to instances where the handwriting closely matched handwriting in others.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Two city gadflies wasted everyone's time on Thursday in a "shameless plug" when they accused Dennis Powell of falsifying nomination signatures for School
Pittsfield Considering Putting Ban On Recreational Marijuana To Vote
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City Council will consider putting a referendum on the ballot to ban the sale of recreational marijuana.   Local attorney William Barry put forth a petition to ban marijuana retail shops. However, he wrote it before the state had passed a reworked version of the law that requires such a measure to go
Carrier Leads Team to Giorgi League Title
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Lawrence Carrier scored a game-high 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds Thursday to lead   Troiano & Sons/Kingsbread/Flynn & Dagnoli to a 75-70 win over Yard Work By Dan in the championship game of the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Carrier hit a pair of 3-pointers and shot
Pittsfield Police, Krispy Cone Provide Ice Cream To City's Youth
Some of the local children got to try on the gear officers wear. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The blue lights started flashing, and a voice came over the cruiser's PA calling for backup.   And the three officers started laughing, as they stood outside of the vehicle. Because inside the vehicle, a group of city
Hinds Pushing For Criminal Justice Reform, Asks NAACP For Support
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — State Sen. Adam Hinds is looking to be at the forefront of pushing for criminal justice reform.   The freshman senator from Pittsfield hadn't been in office in the fall when dozens of bills began relating to reform piled into the Legislator nor was he appointed to the judiciary committee. But, he's
Nurses File Second Unfair Labor Practices Against BMC
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The registered nurses at BMC have filed a second complaint with the National Labor Relations Board against hospital administrators.   The nurses are accusing Berkshire Medical Center leadership, particularly Vice President of Human Resources Arthur Milano, of denying them information they deem is needed to
Tanglewood, Sevenars Showcase Great Music
Tanglewood this week will be very rewarding and diverse, with spectacular musical riches across the centuries, representing the progressive continuum of styles: music that's both ancient and new, and everything in-between. Tanglewood continues its classical programming into mid-August, featuring powerful symphonic works – all
As Eclipse Nears, Williams College Crew Prepares
A crew from Williams College is at the center of the planning for the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21. Want to see it for yourself? View details online. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College astronomer Jay Pasachoff. is heading one of the largest organized scientific expeditions to study the sun, and the sun's effects
How Can You Leave the Legacy You Desire?
You may not see it in the greeting card section of your local drugstore, but August is "What Will Be Your Legacy Month." So it's a good time to think about the type of legacy you would like to leave. Of course, "legacy" can mean many things. In the broadest sense, your legacy is how you will be remembered by your
Pittsfield Council Upset With Faded Street Lines & Crosswalks
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City Council is upset that just weeks before school starts, the city's crosswalks have not been repainted. And they probably won't be done this year.   Ward 4 Councilor Christopher Connell filed a petition asking for a schedule for line painting after noticing areas throughout the city where
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