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ZBA Grants Special Permit for Allendale Pines Expansion
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Zoning Board of Appeals last week granted a special permit to expand Allendale Pines after a resolution was reached between the applicant and an abutter. "In a city that has an extreme need for any type of housing that may be affordable, this is an option that is not already out there as much as it should
Pittsfield Council Talks Snow Removal During First Snowfall
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City Council took up various agenda items related to snow removal on Tuesday while flurries fell for the first time this season. Councilors voted to update to the city's snow and ice removal process to increase compliance, designated a private way for plowing, and received a breakdown of fiscal 2022
The Mount Opens Nightwood Immersive Exhibit
Now in its third year, Nightwood was created as a safe outdoor event during the pandemic.  LENOX, Mass. — By day, a historical museum paying tribute to American storyteller Edith Wharton; by night, a fanciful world bringing dreams and stories to life.    The Mount has decked out its grounds for the
@theMarket: Markets on Hold
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and then the Christmas holidays are upon us. Will Santa deliver coal, or will the stock market find gains in their stocking?   The bulls are expecting a pretty good market between now and year-end. Historically, the evidence is on their side, although there have been several years when the
North Adams, Pittsfield Receive Recycling Grants
BOSTON — To mark America Recycles Day, the Baker-Polito Administration today announced $4.2 million in grant funding to 270 municipalities and regional solid waste districts across the Commonwealth including Pittsfield and North Adams.   "One of the most effective measures we can take to reduce the waste stream in
Round 2: Parks Commission Supports Pickleball in Springside Park
An illustration of where the courts would be located in relation to the softball field and nearby residences.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A Springside Park pickleball proposal has risen from the grave after the City Council scrapped its funding in 2019. This time, the project is supported by $500,000 in American Rescue Plan
The Retired Investor: U.S. Veterans Gaining Jobs
The unemployment rate for veterans in the U.S. is 2.5 percent. That is a level that is 1.2 percentage points lower than the national unemployment rate. Much of this declining jobless trend can be attributed to the success of hiring, training, and education programs of businesses and the government.   Today, veterans account for 7
PHS and Taconic Evacuated Due to Floor Refinishing Fumes
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Students and staff got an early start to their weekend when both of the city's high schools were evacuated on Friday due to floor varnish fumes. Contractors were supposed to refinish Pittsfield and Taconic high schools' gym floors while school was not in session but, instead, began during the school
Pittsfield to Recognize Remembrance Day for Pedestrians & Bicyclists
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city of Pittsfield joins MassBike on Sunday, Nov. 20, in observing "World Day of Remembrance," which honors the victims and families of pedestrian and cyclist traffic crashes.    City Hall will be among several downtown buildings lit in yellow from Sunday through Saturday, Nov.
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Pittsfield Committee Supports $50K for Saw Mill Acquisition
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city is seeking a $50,000 boost from Community Preservation Act funding to acquire over 50 acres of conservation land along the southwest branch of the Housatonic River. The Community Preservation Committee on Wednesday supported an out-of-cycle application for the saw mill property acquisition, which would
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