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News and events in Pittsfield, Mass.

Data Shows North Street Bike Lanes Improve Safety
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
04:32AM / Thursday, August 11, 2022

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Members of the City Council aired their grievances on the North Street bike lanes on Tuesday night but data is showing that the lanes have improved safety.

Commissioner of Public Services and Utilities Ricardo Morales presented a road report for the corridor which showed a 77 percent crash decrease after the lanes were implemented.

This was in response to at-Large Councilor Karen Kalinowsky's request to investigate safety issues with the new bike lanes and the change in traffic pattern on North Street.

"One of the most important things, if not the most important thing for this project on North Street is the safety considerations and the impact safety


Crows Capture Pittsfield Soccer League Crown
By Stephen Dravis, Sports
09:27PM / Wednesday, August 10, 2022
PITTSFIELD, Mass. – Cale Rathburn made the only save of a penalty kick shootout on Wednesday night to send the Crows past the Maroon to claim the summer championship of the Pittsfield Soccer League.   The Crows saw a 1-0 lead evaporate in the closing minutes of the second half but rallied to hold off the Maroon through two five-minute overtimes to get to the shootout.   It was 4-4 going into the fifth round of PKs before Rahburn, who made six saves in the 50-minute regulation time, got all of Camilo Bermudez’ attempt to give the Crows an opening.   Reinaldo Castro then sealed the deal with a low liner past Maroon keeper Jeff Egan, who guessed the wrong way on his



Lanesborough Approves Extension for Cannabis Dispensary
By Brian Rhodes, iBerkshires Staff
04:32PM / Wednesday, August 10, 2022

LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The Selectmen approved a one-year extension for operating and manufacturing for Royal Hemp LLC, which is in the process of constructing a new building on its property.


Lev Kelman, owner of 660 Cheshire Road, said at Monday's board meeting that he expects construction to begin soon but wanted a 24-month extension in case of delays. Kelman is one of only two licenses allowed by town bylaws.


"With everything the construction industry is going through now; the shortages of people, the shortages of equipment, the shortages of materials, I just realized that, by October, my plot might not change even though I'm going to put $500,000 into

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Pittsfield Board of Health Considers Subcommittees
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
02:15PM / Wednesday, August 10, 2022

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Board of Health is considering developing subcommittees to take a deeper dive into topics within its purview.

Last week, the board's newest member, Dr. Jeffrey Leppo, a cardiologist, suggested the implementation of subcommittees for topics such as housing, opioid settlement, RF radiation, and community health.

It will be on the agenda for the board's next meeting and members are expected to bring ideas for possible subcommittees.

Leppo suggested the subcommittees because more than two members cannot discuss agenda items out of session due to the Open Meeting Law. Subcommittees with one or two board members would be a good resource.

"I think it


The Classical Beat: Tanglewood and Sevenars are Not to be Missed
07:38AM / Wednesday, August 10, 2022
This week, as Tanglewood enters its sixth week of classical programming, the two large-scale orchestral works to be performed by the Tanglewood Music Festival Orchestra are 20th century classics - each at the polar opposite of the stylistic spectrum: Béla Bartók’s bold and powerful Suite from "The Miraculous Mandarin" and Sergei Rachmaninoff’s melodically luxuriant Symphony No. 2. Both are audience favorites. Adding to the mix in the chamber music sphere are an evening – the first of four – of a traversal of the complete piano works of Johannes Brahms by the stellar Garrick Ohlsson - and program three of "Pathways from Prague,"


Letter: Playing Ukraine National Anthem at Tanglewood on Parade Was Bad Idea
Letter to the Editor,
07:20PM / Tuesday, August 09, 2022

To the Editor:

As recently reported by The Eagle in a piece by Clarence Fanto, at Tanglewood on Parade, the Ukrainian national anthem was played. Many in the shed and the lawn stood up in support. While I would certainly concede that Russia is the worst of the two countries in terms of human rights abuses, Ukraine has many despicable aspects to it of which I am highly confident almost all the people standing were ignorant.

Boston Pops conductor Thomas Wilkins said, "The Boston Pops and the Boston Symphony stands with the people of Ukraine, and salutes all who stand for democracy and against injustice, and are willing to sacrifice everything for their freedom." Ironically, Mr.


Conservative State Candidates Pitch Campaigns in Pittsfield
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
06:20PM / Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Candidate Dean Martilli, with the Kathryn Mickle of the Berkshire County Republicans, was one of three conservative candidates pitching their campaigns at the meet and greet. 

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire County Republican Association recently hosted congressional candidate Dean Martilli at the Berkshire Hills County Club.

The West Springfield native spoke of his priorities to secure the U.S. border, deflate inflation, gain energy independence, and restore parental rights.  

He previously worked in Washington, D.C., as chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy of Rhode Island and is founder and principal of Martilli & Associates, an independent public-policy


RSVP Visitor Center Opens in Pittsfield
By Sabrina Damms, iBerkshires Staff
04:43AM / Tuesday, August 09, 2022
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Berkshire County launched its new visitor center adjacent to the Berkshire Athenaeum, located at 16 Bartlett Ave.    This collaborative initiative between RSVP and the city's Office of Cultural Development will be open from 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday.    The center will include information materials on countywide activities, a ticketing station that gives reduced rates on theater tickets, a kiosk, and a volunteer on hand to answer questions.    Torrey said Pittsfield RSVP had an information station for tourists in 1971 that closed in 2015 making a center like this


Sheriff Candidates Discuss Incarcerated Women, Operations in Debate
By Brian Rhodes,
04:24AM / Tuesday, August 09, 2022

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The two candidates for Berkshire County sheriff, incumbent Thomas Bowler and challenger Alf Barbalunga, questioned each other on incarcerated women, operations and more in a debate on Monday. 


Moderator Daniel Valenti, who sponsored the debate, asked the candidates questions and allowed them to ask each other questions without a time limit on answers in the candidates' second forum. Bowler and Barbalunga both took part in July in a forum held by the Berkshire County NAACP, the League of Women Voters, and the ACLU of Massachusetts.


Bowler, who has held the position since 2010, said his experience in public safety sets him


Pittsfield Police Seeking Greylock Federal Robber
07:33PM / Monday, August 08, 2022
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are searching for the suspect in Monday morning's robbery of the Greylock Federal Credit Union on Kellog Street.    A man reportedly passed a note to a teller demanding money shortly before 9 a.m. and then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.   There were no weapons or injuries involved.   The suspect is described as a white male, possibly in his 40s, with black hair and a thin build. He was wearing a baseball cap and a dark-colored surgical mask. He appeared to have fled on foot.    This incident is currently under investigation and anyone with any information is urged to contact Det. Tim Koenig at 413-448-9700, Ext.


Pittsfield Babe Ruth 13s Celebrated on Path to World Series
By Stephen Dravis, Sports
04:00PM / Monday, August 08, 2022
PITTSFIELD, Mass. – A ride through the city on a fire truck, a ceremony on the steps of City Hall with the mayor, TV cameras from the local news station out of Albany, N.Y.   It’s a lot for a group of 13-year-olds.   And it is all very much deserved.   But as Pittsfield Babe Ruth 13-and-under All-Stars Manager Ben Stohr was putting his team through its final full practice at Deming Park before leaving for this week’s Babe Ruth World Series in Virginia, he also was thinking about how to make sure his players do not get overwhelmed by the moment.   “Balance is definitely the key,” Stohr said about an hour before the team loaded up on a


Thistle and Mirth Owners Open Third Downtown Eatery
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
04:49AM / Monday, August 08, 2022

Co-owner Austin Oliver says featuring bagels at Lulu's Tiny Grocery was a good initial draw to breakfast and lunch spot.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The owners of Thistle and Mirth recently opened their third downtown eatery: Lulu's Tiny Grocery.

The breakfast and lunch spot, located inside Crawford Square at 137 North Street, offers coffee and tea, bagels, sandwiches, pastries, and more. It opened in late May and has been well received by old and new customers.

Joad Bowman and Austin Oliver had been utilizing the space as a commissary for Thistle and Mirth and Flat Burger Society since the beginning of the year before opening Lulu's. They saw a need for a bagel spot in that


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