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Berkshire Museum Board of Trustees Elects New President
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Trustees of the Berkshire Museum elected new officers, and appointed four new board members, at its annual meeting on Sept. 23. Ethan Klepetar, member of the board since 2011 and trustee vice president since 2015, is stepping into the role of president, a position previously held by Elizabeth McGraw. A trustee
Perfect Fall Weather on the Horizon for Fall Foliage Festival Weekend
A hint of color is creeping into downtown North Adams. If the damp, cool week has got you worrying about the Fall Foliage Parade weather, have no fear: While there may be some clouds in the sky for the parade itself, the weekend looks to be crisp and dry. In other words, a perfect fall weekend in the Berkshires to wrap up the
Lee Woman Receives Latinx Excellence on the Hill Award
LEE, Mass. — Lee resident Eleanore Velez was honored by the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus during a State House ceremony on Thuesday. She was one of 44 recipients of the Caucus’ 2019 Latinx Excellence on the Hill Award. Velez was nominated for this recognition by state Sen. Adam G. Hinds. "I know
Cities Seek Donation of Official Holiday Trees
Pittsfield typically hosts its tree-lighting ceremony the first Friday of December. Do you have a tree that would be perfect to donate and serve as an official holiday tree for the city of Pittsfield or the city of North Adams? Both cities are seeking residents to donate their official holiday trees for the upcoming season.
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Conversation With Wayfair CEO Opens Neal's Economic Summit
Mayor Linda Tyer welcomes the gathering on Thursday.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The founder of Wayfair engaged in a conversation with U.S. Rep. Richard Neal on Wednesday morning, covering topics of technology, entrepreneurship, immigration, taxes and trade.    Niraj Shah, a 1991 graduate of Pittsfield
Mount Greylock Celebrates Building that 'Reflects Its Greatness'
  State Rep. John Barrett III, a Mount Greylock alumnus, and student Charlie McWeeny listen to another speaker during Wednesday's ribbon-cutting celebration. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Wednesday was homecoming day for state Rep. John Barrett III.   Barrett was one of the dignitaries asked to speak
Flu Shot: It's That Time Again
With flu season around the corner, your health care providers, employers, pharmacists and others are sounding the annual reminder: "Get your annual flu shot." We encourage this for you — and for the people around you, too. We see evidence every year of the benefits of the flu vaccine, and we also see the risks of skipping
How to Become a Long-term Investor
It's a fairly predictable pattern: When the stock market rises, more people invest, but after a large-scale drop, many of these same people head for the exits. But by staying out of the financial markets, and only putting their money in "safe" vehicles that offer few or no growth prospects, are they really helping
Red Apple Butchers Taking Second Slice at North Street
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Red Apple Butchers is hoping absence has made the heart grow fonder for its prime cuts and specialty sandwiches.   Nearly 18 months after it shuttering his location in the rear of Crawford Square, Jazu Stine expects to open on Tuesday in the very same spot to serve breakfast sandwiches and lunch, and fresh
Adams Man Charged With Murder In Columbus Avenue Shooting
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — An Adams man has been charged in the murder of 32-year-old Stephanie Olivieri of Yonkers, N.Y.   Tyler Sumner, 25, was arraigned in Central Berkshire District Court on a single count of murder on Monday.   He is being held at the Berkshire County House of Correction without
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