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Ryan Leads Berkshire Adult Baseball League Team to Win
Pat Ryan homered and drove in seven runs recently as the Adams Aces scored 21 wins to win over the Outlaws and clinch first place in the regular season in the 35-year-old division of the Berkshire Adult Baseball League.   Matt Witek threw a complete game for the Aces, who improved to 12-1 this season.   Jamie Zdon,
Biotech Company Head Muraca Facing Fraud Charges
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Nuclea Biotechnologies' former chief executive Patrick Muraca is accused of misusing investor funds for his new startup company. The U.S. Attorney's Office and the FBI arrested Muraca on Tuesday morning on a wire fraud charge.   On Monday, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed a
Mount Greylock Grad Wins Iron Division at Pedal & Plod
ADAMS, Mass. -- If competitive high school cycling was a thing in this neck of the woods, Evan Arthur might have found the sport sooner.   And he probably would have done quite well for himself.   Instead, all he did in four years at Mount Greylock was help continue the school’s runs of eight straight Western
Lanesborough Raises Questions On School Regionalization Vote
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The long-discussed vote on regionalization of the Lanesborough-Williamstown schools goes to the voters on Nov. 14.   The Board of Selectmen set that date for a special town meeting to handle the question of whether or not Williamstown and Lanesborough should join together with Mount Greylock Regional as
Former Coach, Minor Leaguer to Appear at Baseball and the Berkshires Exhibit
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. -- "Baseball and the Berkshires: A County's Common Bond" continues its summer offerings on Saturday with a special appearance from former Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts assistant coach and former Babe Ruth Baseball coach Tom Rizzo.   The former Atlanta Braves farmhand will be on hand from 2
Mosquito Control Spraying Planned in Pittsfield
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The state Department of Public Health has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus in a sample of mosquitoes collected in the city. The Berkshire County Mosquito Control Project regularly monitors the larval and adult mosquito population and tests for mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus or Eastern Equine
Letter: A Nursing Strike at BMC Not in Patients' Interest
To the Editor: Berkshire Medical Center has been my employer for 23 years. I work in a non-management, staff recruitment role. My mother is a retired registered nurse and my father was a member of two labor unions during his career. I grew up influenced by nursing and labor. Health care is a difficult and complex business. Whether one
Berkshires Beat: Williamstown Residents Riding in Pan-Mass Challenge
Quite a challenge: On Aug. 5 and 6, three riders from Williamstown will cycle up to 192 miles in the Pan-Mass Challenge with the goal of raising $48 million for critical research and cancer care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. During PMC weekend, Laurie Thomsen, Kris Herman and Sam Smith from Williamstown will join the more than 6,200
A Year Later, J.B. Paper Warehouse Remains a Pile of Rubble
Shortly after the fire, the city went in and knocked down the walls of the gutted building, and secured the site with a fence. Later a lien was placed on the property for the work. But, 11 months later, a pile of rubble still remains. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — It has been 11 months since one of the biggest fires the city
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McCann School's District Towns Getting Some Funds Back
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Some towns in the Northern Berkshire Regional School District are going to see a little bit of relief in their assessments, and others will get turnbacks of transportation funds.   Superintendent James Brosnan told the McCann School Committee on Thursday that now that the state budget has passed, he
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