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.

The Retired Investor: Consumers Get Price Relief on Beef
By Bill Schmick,
05:00PM / Thursday, August 25, 2022
Many consumers have changed their diets over the last two years consuming more chicken, pork, and fish and less beef. Driving this substitution have been the stratospheric increases in meat prices. The good news is that high-end beef cuts are now dropping in price.     As readers are aware, prices for food have been rising for months. On a personal basis, my custom of grilling outside at least once or twice a week is just not the same. The prices of steak — sirloin, rib eye, New York strip and steak tips — forced me to switch to chicken kabobs, hamburgers, hot dogs and maybe a cut of London broil.   Beginning in August, however, I noticed that some

0 Comments
Read More >>

Interprint Plans Additional Expansion
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
05:06AM / Thursday, August 25, 2022
Editor's note: we have been informed that the information provided during the presentation may not be correct. This information was given during a public meeting recorded by PCTV and was the basis for an approved permit. This article will be updated or rewritten when as needed and marked as such when further information is provided.
The L-shaped plant will be filled in (see the yellow) with a 57,500-square foot addition. That area, below, is partially used for parking that will be pushed farther back.   

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Interprint is planning a fourth expansion of its Route 41 facility to increase production capacity.

Last week, the Community Development

4 Comments
Read More >>

http:
http:
http:
PITTSFIELD.COM TEXT ADVERTISINGADVERTISE TODAY

Pittsfield Man Sentenced to Prison for Domestic Violence
05:33PM / Wednesday, August 24, 2022
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A Pittsfield man has been sentenced to prison on multiple domestic violence charges.   Dominic Simonetta, 49, pled guilty to single counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping, witness intimidation, assault with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a household member, and two counts of threat to commit a crime.   The commonwealth requested four to six years in state prison, and the defense requested no more than two years and eight months. Judge Douglas Wilkins sentenced Simonetta to serve two to three years in state prison.   On the morning of Sept. 12, 2019, Pittsfield Police responded to an Onota Street address after

0 Comments
Read More >>

Humane Society Shelter to Be Named for Late Veterinarian Dr. Reynolds
01:06PM / Wednesday, August 24, 2022
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Humane Society will rename its animal shelter the Dr. John C. Reynolds Adoption and Education Center in honor of the late veterinarian.    Dr. Reynolds died last December in a kayaking accident but his family announced on Tuesday that it will gift the shelter $500,000 in response its "Forever Family" fundraising campaign with a challenge to the community to match this amount.    The $1 million raised will secure rights to name the animal shelter at 214 Barker Road.   "We were blessed to know Dr. Reynolds as a veterinarian, Berkshire Humane Society Board of Directors member and a friend," said Executive

1 Comment
Read More >>

Licensing Board Rescinds Johnny's Beach Club Liquor License
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
06:03PM / Tuesday, August 23, 2022

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — There is one less liquor license in Pittsfield.

On Monday, the Licensing Board voted to rescind Barcelona Tapas and Bar's annual all-alcohol license.  Its former tavern, Johnny's Beach Club, has been closed for a number of years and, in 2019, the owners opted to put it on the market. 

At the board's June meeting, owners were given two months to make a sale or the liquor license would be rescinded. Since then, the front section of the building was demolished after a pickup truck crashed into it and no sale has been made.

Attorney Jeffrey Lynch asked for a continuation, citing the city's efforts to revitalize Wahconah Park and the promise

0 Comments
Read More >>

State Rep, DA Candidates Meet in Final Forums
02:51PM / Tuesday, August 23, 2022
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — There are two more forum/debates planned before the Democratic primary on Sept. 6.   Nominees for state representative for the 1st Berkshire District will meet on Thursday, Aug. 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the training room at the Williamstown Police Station.    The candidates are incumbent John Barrett III and Paula Kingsbury-Evans. They will take questions from the audience in a forum hosted by the Williamstown League of Women Voters. Questions can be submitted in advance to Jennifer Howlett at howlettjjj@gmail.com.   The event is open to the public and will be recorded for later viewing on Willinet.      The Berkshire Democratic

0 Comments
Read More >>

Arrest Made in Greylock Federal Robbery
01:22PM / Tuesday, August 23, 2022
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A Pittsfield man has been arrested in connection with the unarmed robbery at Greylock Federal Credit Union on Aug. 8.    Police say Daniel McCutchen, 53, was identified as the person who walked into Kellog Street branch, presented a handwritten demand note for money and then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.    Video surveillance in the area aided in the identification of McCutchen. Police investigators applied for and were granted an arrest warrant charging McCutchen with unarmed robbery.   On Aug. 18, members of the Anti-Crime Unit were conducting foot patrol in Springside Park when they encountered McCutchen at a small

0 Comments
Read More >>

Pittsfield Cell Tower Opponents Turn to Supreme Judicial Court
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
04:45AM / Tuesday, August 23, 2022

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Shacktown residents want the Supreme Judicial Court to weigh in on the city's notification process for the cell tower at 877 South St., alleging that they found out about it when construction vehicles showed up on their narrow residential roads.

In April 2020, the abuttors filed a complaint in Berkshire Superior Court trying to annul the Zoning Board of Appeals' approval of the tower and seeking a new ZBA hearing. They claimed that notification was not received through the mail.

The defendants, Pittsfield Cellular Telephone Co., doing business as Verizon Wireless, and the ZBA, filed a joint motion for summary judgment. the judgment ruled against the

0 Comments
Read More >>

Nudel Closing After 13 Years in Lenox
Staff Reports,
07:27PM / Monday, August 22, 2022

LENOX, Mass. — Nudel restaurant is ending its 13-year tenure in the fall with the hope that a new owner will continue its legacy.

Earlier this month, owner Bjorn Somlo took to social media to announce that his time with the eatery is coming to an end. It will be wrapping up on Labor Day weekend and has switched to "NudelBAR" in the meantime, opening from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday through Monday.

"Hospitality is a full contact sport and there's a lot of people out there that really love punching down but it was always the good ones that saved us," He said during an Instagram Live video on Aug. 11.

"We got to find a core group of people that ate and tasted

0 Comments
Read More >>

Lanesborough Economic Development Committee Justifies Existence
By Sabrina Damms, iBerkshires Staff
01:27PM / Monday, August 22, 2022

LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The Economic Development Committee is trying to justify its existence to the Select Board.

A discussion came up during Thursday's meeting after comments were made questioning the committee's function by Select Board member Michael Murphy at the Aug. 8 meeting. 

"The only committee I'm a little reluctant to just blanket appoint is the Economic Development Committee. I'm talking about them as a whole. I'm happy to meet with them as a whole, to discuss some of my concerns about how the committee operates," he said.    "And I mean, no disrespect to any of the efforts they put in, but I don't think

0 Comments
Read More >>

Black Star Tattoo Studio Continues Historical Legacy in Pittsfield
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
07:06AM / Sunday, August 21, 2022

Examples of Lefty Lanphear's work at left and his daughter Viviana's 'twig' work at right. 

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — There is a piece of tattooing history right here in Pittsfield.

The body art practice was made legal in 2000 after Stephan "Lefty" Lanphear won a lawsuit against the state that found its 40-plus year ban on tattooing unconstitutional.

"I got into tattooing and I wanted to have a shop on [Martha's Vineyard] and so I didn't know that tattooing was illegal in Massachusetts until somebody told me, and at the time the general law only let physicians tattoo, so only doctors could tattoo. They did medical marking, like

0 Comments
Read More >>

Q&A: Mark Hopes to Move from House to Senate
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
04:40PM / Saturday, August 20, 2022
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Asked to position himself for a photo in front of Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art's signature upside-down installation "Tree Logic," Paul Mark is ready with a quip.   "I'm an old lineman," Mark says. "I like that"   As he campaigns for a seat in the state Senate, Mark works his life experience, which includes time as a lineman for the phone company, into a variety of contexts.   One context is his commitment to the concept of Medicare for All, which drove him to be an inaugural member of the Medicare for All Caucus in the state House of Representatives, where he has served the 2nd Berkshire District

0 Comments
Read More >>

Page 273 of 282... 268  269  270  271  272  273  274  275  276  277  278 ... 282  
Pittsfield.com is owned and operated by: Boxcar Media 106 Main Sreet, P.O. Box 1787 North Adams, MA 01247 -- T. 413-663-3384
© 2008 Boxcar Media LLC - All rights reserved