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Pittsfield Police Seek Info On Attempted Gas Station Robbery
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are asking for information regarding an attempted robbery of the Lipton Mart on West Housatonic Street.   Police say at about 9:17 p.m. Friday night members of the department were called to the location for the reported robbery. A man had entered the building, brandished a handgun, and demanded the
Plastic Bag Ban One Step Closer to Passing
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City Council's Ordinance and Rules Committee finally came to an agreement on a plastic bag ban.   A proposal to ban thin, single-use plastic bags, which are primarily used to bag groceries at the supermarket, has been working its way through the legislative process for nearly six years. It was
Pittsfield Man Shot By Police During Pursuit Found Guilty of Reckless Driving
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A man shot by police officers during a vehicle pursuit in 2017 was found guilty on Monday of reckless operation of a motor vehicle, operating a vehicle with a suspended license, and failure to stop for an officer.   The jury, however, found him not guilty on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous
BRTA Running Evening Bus Service in Pittsfield
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A pilot program for a late-evening bus in Pittsfield started two weeks ago will run through May and help regional transportation officials determine if the service will continue.   The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority began the limited service on Tuesday, Jan. 22. The initial route selected for the
Biz Briefs: SVHC Named One of Vermont's Best Places to Work Again
Five and counting Southwestern Vermont Health Care has been named one of the 2019's Best Places to Work for the fifth year in a row. SVHC received the honor for the first time in 2015. It remains the only hospital in the state of Vermont to be recognized by the awards program. "The employees of SVHC derive genuine satisfaction in
Spring 2019 ArtWeek Applications Now Available
A diverse team of local organizations has been named as collaborators for the 2019 ArtWeek festival, celebrating the arts across Massachusetts with hundreds of creative events from April 26 through May 5. Applications for the festival are now available online.  Featured events should be hands-on, interactive, or offer
Berkshires Beat: Williams College to Host 'Equity Drafting Table'
Equity Drafting Table The International Living Future Institute presented the Equity Drafting Table at the Seattle Design Festival 2015. Williams College and Northern Berkshire community members are invited to participate in the Equity Drafting Table at Williams College, an interactive "pop-up" exhibit that examines
McCann Announces Second Quarter Honor Roll
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — McCann Technical School has announced its honor roll for the second quarter of the 2018-19 school year. High honors Grade 12: Beany, Jeremy; Blake, Hope; Brown, Lauren; Cote, Robert; Daniels, Millard; Daub, John; Devito, Cortney; Dolle, James; Furlon, Krista; Glidden, Nicholas; Goodell, Morgan; Goyette, Megan;
TEDx North Adams Focuses on Building Community
Organizers welcome attendees to the 2019 TEDx event. They are hoping to expand the presentations to a larger crowd for 2020. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Eight presentations explored and expanded upon the concept of community over the space of a Saturday afternoon.   From the most basic needs of water and food and
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Auditor Praises Pittsfield's Bookkeeping, Offers Few Suggestions
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Auditor Thomas Scanlon is praising the city's bookkeeping.   "This is probably the best condition the city's financial reporting has been in," Scanlon told both the City Council and the School Committee at a joint meeting Wednesday evening.    Scanlon has been auditing
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