MEMBER SIGN IN
Not a member? Become one today!
         iBerkshires     Berkshire Chamber     Berkshire Community College     City of Pittsfield    
Search
News and events in Pittsfield, Mass.

State Police Investigating Death of Individual Found in Pittsfield State Forest
07:05PM / Saturday, December 04, 2021
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A body was discovered Saturday morning in Pittsfield State Forest.    The identity of the individual will not be released until the conclusion of an autopsy scheduled for Sunday, according Berkshire District Attorney spokesman Andrew McKeever.    Confirmation of the death was not released until 7 p.m. on Saturday. Pittsfield Police referred inquiries earlier in the day to the DA's office, saying the case was a State Police investigation.    Hunters reported to Pittsfield Police that they discovered the body at approximately 5:10 a.m., according ot McKeever. Pittsfield Police, Pittsfield Fire, and Action Ambulance responded, and

0 Comments
Read More >>

@theMarket: Markets Get Smacked
By Bill Schmick,
11:53AM / Saturday, December 04, 2021
Most investors blame the discovery of a new, possibly more virulent mutation of the coronavirus for the decline in stocks this week. No doubt there is some truth to that, but equally as important was the change in monetary policy enunciated by Jerome Powell, the chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank, this week.   Readers have seen the S&P 500 Index decline by about 4 percent since the Thanksgiving week. The announcement that a new COVID 19 variant, dubbed Omicron, had been discovered in Africa, surprised the investment world. Friday, Nov. 26, we saw a substantial 2 percent downdraft in the financial markets. The move was exaggerated by the absence of a sizable number of traders who

0 Comments
Read More >>

Open House Set Dec. 10 at New Wahconah High
11:26AM / Saturday, December 04, 2021
DALTON, Mass. — The community will have a chance to tour the brand-new Wahconah Regional High School on Friday, Dec. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m.   Public tours of the $73 million school had been expected prior to its opening but completion delays pushed the transfer from the old school to the new into mid-October.    Central Berkshire Regional Superintendent Leslie Blake-Davis said in a letter to the school community that the tour's "goal is to ensure that all community members have an opportunity to view our new state-of-the-art learning facility. Visitors will have the opportunity to take part in a self-guided tour. While our visitors are touring, Wahconah staff and

0 Comments
Read More >>

Greenagers Youth Crew to Assess County Bridges and Culverts
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
07:15AM / Saturday, December 04, 2021

The survey is part of a larger hazard mitigation program to identify areas for flooding and ecological damage caused by climate change.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Greenagers youth crew will be assessing the bridges and culverts of Pittsfield, Lenox, Stockbridge, and New Marlborough over the next two years. 

The environmentally interested teens will be determining what improvements are needed for the infrastructure to support increased precipitation and flooding, wildlife crossings, and stormwater management.

"I think sort of the biggest thing we want to get out there is that if you see folks assessing these structures or in your neighborhood, then it's a Greenagers

0 Comments
Read More >>

The Retired Investor: The Hawks Return
By Bill Schmick,
11:47AM / Friday, December 03, 2021
On Tuesday, Nov. 30, during testimony before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, Jerome Powell, chairman of the Federal Reserve bank, did an about face on monetary policy. Powell appeared to take on a new mantle, that of the nation's chief inflation fighter, casting aside his former dovish stance towards continued easing of monetary stimulus. Investors are asking "what changed?"   "We're now looking at an economy that's very strong and inflationary pressures that are high," Powell said. He went on to say that it might be "appropriate to wrap up our purchases a few months earlier."   Powell was referring to the planned tapering of the

0 Comments
Read More >>

Pittsfield School Committee Aims to Shorten Meeting Times
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
08:09AM / Friday, December 03, 2021

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — School Committee members recognize that meetings can be dramatically long and are looking to change that.

The policy subcommittee on Monday unanimously voted to limit them to three hours with a 2/3 vote needed to extend; to move agenda item 6: School Committee non-agenda participation; 7: approval of minutes from previous meetings, and 8: approval of reports to the end of the agenda; and to remove item 9: school presentations from the agenda.

Mayor Linda Tyer assembled the subcommittee to address the issue of meeting lengths. She said that in the past year, they have sometimes run for four or five hours.

"My real aim here is to shorten the length of

0 Comments
Read More >>

Lanesborough to Host Tour de Greylock Bicycle Race in 2022
By Brian Rhodes, iBerkshires Staff
03:55AM / Friday, December 03, 2021

LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The Economic Development Committee has begun planning specifics of the first annual Tour de Greylock, a bicycle race that will take riders across Northern Berkshire County. 

The committee discussed initial plans for Tour de Greylock at its Tuesday meeting, with a target date of Sept. 24, 2022, for the event. The route for the race, while not finalized, is expected to take riders across the county, from Lanesborough to Williamstown, using both roads and bike routes along Mount Greylock.    "This is not just Lanesborough," said committee Chair Barbara Davis Hassan. "It goes all the way around the base of Mount Greylock. That's why

0 Comments
Read More >>

Annual Vigil for Victims of Drunken Driving Set Sunday
03:56PM / Thursday, December 02, 2021

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire District Attorney's Office will host the 34th annual Vigil of Remembrance this Sunday, Dec. 5, at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church to remember the victims of impaired-driving collisions.

The annual candlelighting ceremony provides families an opportunity to reflect and honor their loved ones, spread awareness to deter others from driving under the influence, and reconfirm law enforcement's commitment to enforcing the impaired driving laws aggressively.

The program features District Attorney Andrea Harrington reading the names of each of the 53 Berkshire people who died in impaired driving collisions while State Police troopers light

0 Comments
Read More >>

Pittsfield Continues in the Red Zone for COVID-19
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
08:30AM / Thursday, December 02, 2021

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Just over a week after the city reached the "red" zone for COVID-19, numbers continue to rise.

Interim Director of Public Health Andy Cambi told the Board of Health on Wednesday that the city is no exception to the surge that has been happening nationwide, statewide, and countywide.

Pittsfield's positivity rate is currently around 7, two percent higher than the metric on November 19 that put the city in the red classification for high risk of transmission.

The average case rate has gone up to 62.3 cases per 100,000, which has gone up to ten cases from November 22.

Last Tuesday, Mayor Linda Tyer addressed the public about the surge in a press

2 Comments
Read More >>

Pittsfield Man Charged in Catalano Murder Pleads Guilty
04:34PM / Wednesday, December 01, 2021
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A second man has been convicted in the 2018 murder of William Catalano.    Jason Sefton, 23, pleaded guilty to murder on Wednesday in Berkshire Superior Court. Judge John Agostini sentenced Sefton to serve a life sentence with the opportunity for parole after 25 years.   His trial had been scheduled in two weeks.    Sefton was one of three Pittsfield men charged in connection with the stabbing death of Catalano on Oct. 15, 2018. Catalano, 34, died at Berkshire Medical Center roughly 90 minutes after he was found lying on the sidewalk in front of 219 Robbins Ave. He had been stabbed multiple times.   Also charged were Bruce D. Romano

0 Comments
Read More >>

Pittsfield, Williamstown Libraries Host Zoom Talks With Ken Gloss
Staff Reports,
03:00PM / Wednesday, December 01, 2021
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire booklovers have two opportunities to hear from rare book specialist Kenneth Gloss this week.    The owner of the 200-year-old Brattle Book Shop in Boston and longtime contributor to WGBH-TV's "Antiques Roadshow" will be speaking via Zoom to audiences at the Berkshire Athenaeum and the Milne Public Library in Williamstown.    Gloss is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, the New England Antiquarian Booksellers of America, the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Antiquarian Booksellers Association, the Committee for the Boston International

0 Comments
Read More >>

BMC Nurse Earns DAISY Award Recognition
11:38AM / Wednesday, December 01, 2021
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Medical Center registered nurse Michaela LaPlante has received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, a national nursing recognition program that has been adopted by thousands of hospitals to honor individual nurses who have had a tremendous impact on patient care.    LaPlante, who serves on 4 East in the hospital, received a glowing nomination for her care of a patient in her final days.    "You could tell from the moment that Michaela walked in the room that she has a passion for nursing and the care that was to be provided. She was knowledgeable, swift and precise in her care," said a relative of the patient. "She

0 Comments
Read More >>

Page 14 of 250... 9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19 ... 250  
Pittsfield.com is owned and operated by: Boxcar Media 106 Main Sreet, P.O. Box 1787 North Adams, MA 01247 -- T. 413-663-3384 F.413-664-4251
© 2008 Boxcar Media LLC - All rights reserved