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Official: Smoking material led to Pittsfield house fire
PITTSFIELD The improper disposal of smoking materials caused an early morning blaze in a multifamily home Saturday, according to Pittsfield Deputy Fire Chief Daniel Garner.At 12:14 a.m.
Jan 19 8:21PM BerkEagle Local News

Driver in Pittsfield accident arraigned on drunken driving charge
PITTSFIELD The city woman arrested after a two-car crash Thursday night that sent one person to a hospital was arraigned on a drunken driving charge Friday.Kelsey A. Bradley, 22, appeared in
Jan 19 7:33PM BerkEagle Local News

Drug 'runner' in Pittsfield given suspended sentence
PITTSFIELD A woman prosecutors described as a "runner" who ran drugs between two Pittsfield addresses was given a suspended sentence and time served after admitting to distribution and
Jan 19 7:27PM BerkEagle Local News

Hillcrest Educational Centers worker killed in Stockbridge crash 'showed a lot of care
PITTSFIELD Samuel Pabi used to spend an hour a day in the car with his friend Francis Kesse.Pabi and Kesse, Ghanaian compatriots from Pittsfield, would listen to African music as they rode to
Jan 19 6:15PM BerkEagle Local News

Cost prompts second look at energy system for new Wahconah Regional High School
DALTON Using the Earth's own heat to warm a proposed high school will get a surprise second look next week, after questions arose about the method's cost.The committee in charge of designing
Jan 19 5:48PM BerkEagle Local News

Fredric D. Rutberg: Support local journalism because it's good for you
When Maine's largest daily newspaper decided to eliminate its reviews of books written by Maine writers or about Maine, it upset readers, including Maine's most famous author, Stephen King.As The New
Jan 18 11:39PM BerkEagle Local News

North Adams park will get $455,000 upgrade
NORTH ADAMS A popular, neighborhood park in Brayton Hill is slated to receive a walking path, a shaded seating area, and updates to its basketball, baseball and softball facilities.The punch
Jan 18 11:27PM BerkEagle Local News

Officials discourage unnecessary travel during storm
With a fierce winter storm threatening much of the Northeast with heavy snow and wind, authorities were discouraging all but the most necessary travel.A 24-hour winter storm warning was hoisted by ..
Jan 18 10:48PM BerkEagle Local News

Storm likely to impact Sunday Eagle delivery, access to e-edition to be open
Because of the inclement weather, delivery of the Sunday Eagle might be delayed or not be possible in some cases. As a result, The Eagle's electronic edition Sunday will be made fully available. .
Jan 18 8:30PM BerkEagle Local News

West Stockbridge ends pot moratorium during special town meeting
WEST STOCKBRIDGE By a wide margin, voters approved new marijuana regulations this week, and ended the town moratorium on medicinal and recreational cannabis businesses.At a special town
Jan 18 6:51PM BerkEagle Local News

Adams man linked to multiple overdoses sentenced on drug charge
NORTH ADAMS A man tied to multiple drug overdoses in Adams was sentenced to six months in jail on Thursday after pleading guilty to a drug possession charge.The arrest of Jeremy Vigiard, 50,
Jan 18 6:21PM BerkEagle Local News

Photos: The blizzard of '78, 41 years later
Here's a few images from the Blizzard of '78, which hammered the Northeast with several feet of snow.
Jan 18 2:52PM BerkEagle Local News

Pregnant woman taken to BMC after East St. accident
PITTSFIELD A pregnant woman was taken to Berkshire Medical Center on Thursday morning following a three-car collision on East Street.Around 8:43 a.m.
Jan 17 11:48PM BerkEagle Local News

Good news, Berkshires: As shutdown lingers, February SNAP benefits going out early
PITTSFIELD As the partial shutdown of the federal government enters its fourth week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking steps to ensure that residents who rely on Supplemental
Jan 17 11:03PM BerkEagle Local News

St. Agnes Academy saying goodbye to 'strong leader' as headmaster Jim Stankiewicz announces retirement
DALTON After a 43-year career in education spanning Pittsfield and Dalton schools, James "Jim" Stankiewicz is ready to retire. The Rev. Christopher Malatesta, pastor of St.
Jan 17 10:18PM BerkEagle Local News

Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in Berkshire County
All of the following events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise indicated. Sunday, Jan. 20 Pittsfield Join Multicultural BRIDGE and the Berkshire County NAACP from 3 to 6 p.
Jan 17 10:03PM BerkEagle Local News

It's that time of year: Watch out for RSV and other viruses
Haven Orecchio-Egresitz The Berkshire Eagle If you're wandering around the office and seeing fewer people at their desks, or hearing plenty of heaving coming from the ones who are, you're not alone.
Jan 17 9:39PM BerkEagle Local News

Firefighters demand chief's reinstatement in Stockbridge
STOCKBRIDGE -- With the future leadership of the town's Fire Department still under discussion by two selectmen, a group of volunteer firefighters is demanding the reinstatement of Chief Ernest ...
Jan 17 3:27PM BerkEagle Local News

Former Doctors Building set for move onto North Adams airport
NORTH ADAMS -- To those driving on State Road on Thursday morning: Rest assured, your eyes do not deceive you. Yes, that is a 1,600-square-foot building shimmying onto the Harriman-and-West ..
Jan 17 2:12PM BerkEagle Local News

EAT in Williamstown opens in Colonial Plaza
WILLIAMSTOWN A new restaurant has opened in Colonial Plaza, and it adds a bit of variety to offerings already there.EAT in Williamstown is a "casual Italian eatery" owned by a restaurateur
Jan 17 12:54AM BerkEagle Local News