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Pittsfield Man Charged With Murder
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A city man has been charged in the fatal July 4 shooting of 39-year-old Paul E. Henry.   J.C. Chadwell, 39, of Seymour Street on Monday entered a plea of not guilty in Berkshire Superior Court on a single count of murder. Chadwell is accused of shooting Henry on John Street on July 4,
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Tyer Doubles Down On Toters, Krol Pushes Alternatives
There is a push for changes to trash collection but what exactly the new program will look like is still being debated. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mayor Linda Tyer believes in the proposed toter system for trash collection. But some city councilors have other ideas. Tyer has continued to take her plan to
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Northern Berkshire Waste District Sets Fiscal 2019 Budget
ADAMS, Mass. — The Northern Berkshire Solid Waste Commission passed an $87,877.52 budget with level town assessments.    The committee met Thursday to go over a proposed budget with assessments based on population. Each member community of the 13-town district will be charged $2.87 per person based on the 2010
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Pittsfield Asked to Join Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers, Distributors
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City Council will consider joining a lawsuit against opioid wholesalers to recoup some of the cost the city has incurred combating the drug epidemic.   The law firm Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Rafferty & Proctor is taking on major drug manufacturers and distributors for fueling the illicit
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Guest Column: Time to Enact Paid Family Leave
Twenty-five years ago, on Feb. 5, 1993, President Clinton signed into law the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which allows certain workers to take up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave to deal with a serious health condition, have a baby, bond with a newborn or adopted child, or take care of a seriously ill relative.   The
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The Independent Investor: How to Handle a Pullback
The stock market is in turmoil. Several hundred point swings in the Dow and other averages has investors on edge. The indexes are suffering 1-2 percent point swings per day. How are you dealing with it?   Over the last several months, I have written several columns preparing you for this day. I thought it might be useful to give
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'I, Tonya': Class Warfare on Skates
I wasn't looking forward to seeing "I, Tonya," about provocative, world class ice skater Tonya Harding. The events surrounding her quest for Olympic greatness and fellow competitor Nancy Kerrigan's ruthlessly broken kneecap seemed so yesterday, and anyway, I never learned to ice skate. A bunch of fancily clad skaters twirling
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Berkshire Museum, AGO Agreement Would Allow Art Sale to Proceed
An American museum is interested in purchasing 'Shuffleton's Barbershop' but would loan it to the Norman Rockwell Museum first for up to two years.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A U.S. based museum is waiting in the wings to purchase Norman Rockwell's famed "Shuffleton's Barbershop" if an
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Mass Delegation Calls on Pruitt to Uphold Rest of the River Plan
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The region's congressional delegation is pushing Environment Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to uphold the EPA's 2016 order that contaminated material in the Housatonic River be "shipped off-site to existing licensed facilities for disposal."   U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and
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Snowfall Predictions: Weekend Watch
If you haven't had enough snow this past week, guess what? We might get a few more inches this weekend. The National Weather Service says there is a chance of light snow Friday afternoon into the evening, and then again in the early-morning hours of Saturday and possibly continuing after daybreak. The total amount in northern
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