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Book house a fitting honor for comrade who sought 'any excuse to ride
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
Jul 16 2:45AM BE Local News

As new Williams Inn rises, goal is to nail down outside essentials by winter
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
Jul 16 1:03AM BE Local News

Red Sox, community knock it out of the park to honor 106-year-old fan from Cheshire
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
Jul 16 12:21AM BE Local News

Amanda Drane | Look ahead, Pittsfield: Pittsfield loses passionate youth advocate; marijuana shops advance; spraying for West Nile
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
Jul 15 10:33PM BE Local News

Public hearing nears for zoning bylaw proposal on retail pot sales in Stockbridge
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
Jul 15 9:09PM BE Local News

York Lake bathrooms another victim of state park cuts
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
Jul 15 6:30PM BE Local News

Word on the street? Life's a beach (party) in North Adams
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
Jul 14 11:15PM BE Local News

Life a 'nightmare' for Asiyanna Jones' parents while pushing for justice after daughter's killing
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
Jul 14 9:09PM BE Local News

Pittsfield's postindustrial vibe clicks with noted cinematic photographer Crewdson
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.
Jul 14 7:30PM BE Local News

Police: Assault suspect found hiding under house
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
Jul 14 6:18PM BE Local News

Northern Berkshire Registry of Deeds office veteran running for top spot
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
Jul 14 5:27PM BE Local News

Price tag, scope push North Adams away from IT study
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
Jul 14 4:48PM BE Local News

Tests to gauge environmental contamination at former Pittsfield factory
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.
Jul 14 4:12PM BE Local News

Pittsfield airport manager says lure of new job pulled her away
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
Jul 14 12:18AM BE Local News

Pittsfield man trying to retrieve necklace arrested after woman says he threatened her, her kids with a gun
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
Jul 13 11:36PM BE Local News

Barrington Stage Co. honors Rhoda and Morris Levitt with lobby after $100K donation
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
Jul 13 11:18PM BE Local News

Pittsfield K9 receives protective vest
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
Jul 13 11:00PM BE Local News

Report cites Kripalu's boost to local economy's wellness, $56M impact in Berkshires
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
Jul 13 10:54PM BE Local News

Williamstown taking slow but steady process on new fire station
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
Jul 13 8:57PM BE Local News

Mosquito sample tests positive for West Nile virus in Pittsfield; spraying coming to Elm, Williams street area
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.
Jul 13 8:39PM BE Local News