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DALTON Rick Petricca would be in a staff meeting and, on occasion, get a one-word text from his close friend, Billy West."Ride?" West asked.That's all Petricca needed to know and if
WILLIAMSTOWN The concrete pad floors are in, insulation panels are being installed and roofing is underway.Construction continues apace on the new Williams Inn, a $32 million steel and
CHESHIRE Juliette Campbell is more than just a die-hard Boston Red Sox fan; she is Red Sox history.At 106 that's the same age as Fenway Park Campbell has seen in person or on
The city lost a fiery voice in Valerie Hamilton, and many in the community will feel that loss this week and for many weeks to come. Hamilton, 61, passed away after a brief illness during a time of
STOCKBRIDGE A zoning bylaw proposal to limit retail sales of adult-use marijuana to the compact downtown business district is up for a required formal public hearing by the Planning
SANDISFIELD The town just can't catch a summer break these days. Last year, it was pipeline construction. Now, it's the bathrooms at York Lake, which remain closed since last year, after the
NORTH ADAMS While a large body of water seems like it would be a prerequisite for any successful beach party, it's absence didn't stop dozens of families from flocking to Eagle Street on
PITTSFIELD The parents of Asiyanna Jones are breathing easier now that three people face first-degree murder charges in her killing last fall on a downtown street. Arraignments were a long
PITTSFIELD -- Norman Rockwell meets Norman Bates.That's how Gregory Crewdson describes his cinematic photography in the Berkshires. He borrowed the line from a friend, he said, smiling.
PITTSFIELD A city man, found hiding under a house by police July 6 is being held without bail amid charges that he assaulted and choked a woman after breaking down her front door. Fabian
ADAMS A new candidate has stepped forward to run for the Northern Berkshire Registry of Deeds. Maria Ziemba, who has worked in the Northern Berkshire Registry of Deeds office for 20 years, is
NORTH ADAMS The City Council has nixed a proposed information technology study. Amid concern about the $28,000 price tag and scope of the study proposed last month by Mayor Thomas Bernard, a
PITTSFIELD Name an environmental insult, and there's a chance it sits amid rubble at 70 Elmvale Place. Asbestos? Oh, yeah. A study conducted at the site of the former J.
PITTSFIELD Though lured away by better pay and career prospects, the former manager of the Pittsfield Municipal Airport admits shedding tears. She says she'll miss no longer guiding a slew of
PITTSFIELD A city man is being held without bail for allegedly threatening a woman at gunpoint in her Onota Street residence.The answer to why he showed up at the house while armed depends on
PITTSFIELD Rhoda Levitt's passion for the arts stretches from her home near Miami to the Berkshires, and Barrington Stage Company is grateful for it.The Pittsfield-based performing arts
PITTSFIELD Jango, a 2-year-old German shepherd that joined the Pittsfield Police Department last September, is now properly attired.The dog recently received a protective vest from a Taunton
STOCKBRIDGE They come to the Berkshires from all over the globe in their quest for benefits like health, wellness and balance.Visitors to the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health generate
WILLIAMSTOWN With the deed in hand for property that will house a new fire station, officials are looking ahead to the next steps in what will likely be a two-year process.The first priority
PITTSFIELD -- The state Department of Public Health confirmed Friday that a mosquito sampling in the area of Elm and Williams streets was contaminated with West Nile virus, according to a statement from the city.