The Berkshire LifeStream - Local News Sun Feb 25 6:16 AM
10x the Fun' given ringing endorsement
PITTSFIELD Dozens of children and their families participated in an afternoon of Olympics-themed carnival games, reading, and arts and crafts at Zion Lutheran Church before winter fireworks
Feb 25 1:39AM BE Local News

At 'We Need to Talk,' members of Berkshires' immigrant communities share stories, resources
PITTSFIELD When Sopheap Nhim came to the United States from Cambodia in 1979, she was 18 months old. Other than looking a little different, often being referred to as Chinese, Nhim was able
Feb 24 11:00PM BE Local News

Parties consider mediation to resolve differences on Rest of River cleanup
LEE A judge with the nation's top environmental court might try to mediate a dispute over removal of Housatonic River toxins.The venture, if embraced by the General Electric Co.,
Feb 24 6:39PM BE Local News

Potholes in Berkshires: Sometimes, there's just no getting over them
PITTSFIELD Sam Barbarotta was running errands with her dad until a pothole swallowed their Tuesday evening.It was dark, she said, and she didn't see the manhole-size chasm in front of
Feb 24 6:18PM BE Local News

Intersection work aims to turn discord into order
PITTSFIELD A recent shift in traffic light patterns at one of the city's busiest intersections has left motorists baffled.But in the coming weeks, Center Street at West Housatonic Street will
Feb 24 5:03PM BE Local News

Ready, set, action! New Ashford siblings look forward to TV debut
NEW ASHFORD Two small-town siblings are making their small-screen debut Sunday, in the world premiere of the Lifetime channel's holiday film "A Very Merry Toy Store." It started in August
Feb 24 9:18AM BE Local News

Sweet Baby James' leads Quincy man to trek from Stockbridge to Boston to fight domestic violence
Now the first of December was covered with snow, and so was the turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston," sings James Taylor in one of his classic songs, "Sweet Baby James."David Spillane won't be
Feb 24 9:15AM BE Local News

Studies of parking, lead, asbestos to help Housatonic School redevelopment
GREAT BARRINGTON The full extent of lead and asbestos at the former Housatonic School has always been a mystery.But with grant money now in hand, town officials are about to demystify how
Feb 24 9:15AM BE Local News

Adams town administrator accepts job as general manager in Norwood
ADAMS Town Administrator Tony Mazzucco is heading home. After nearly three years at the helm in Adams, Mazzucco has accepted a position as general manager in Norwood, a town just outside
Feb 24 9:15AM BE Local News

Worker cooperative hopes to plug Berkshires transit gaps
PITTSFIELD Terry Moore spent three years hauling New York City's trash to landfills in Pennsylvania. He prefers his new cargo.On a recent Friday, Moore pulled up to the Pittsfield transit hub
Feb 24 9:12AM BE Local News

Dust-ups, parking hassles and good times - it runs the gamut on Black Friday
Parking spots and shopping carts came in short supply as Black Friday shoppers hit the decks. Stoked or weary from Thursday's feasts, some left their quiet neighborhoods early for the pilgrimage to
Feb 24 9:12AM BE Local News

In-house candidate picked as next leader of BRPC
PITTSFIELD On Thursday, the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission chose an in-house candidate to serve as its executive director. Thomas Matuszko, longtime assistant director of the agency,
Feb 24 1:57AM BE Local News

Students plan walkout at Taconic
PITTSFIELD School had just let out on Valentine's Day, when Taconic High School seniors Bryanna McKearney and Abby Mooney learned about the high school shooting in Parkland, Fla. Their hearts
Feb 24 1:27AM BE Local News

False report of shooting at Great Barrington restaurant was case of 'swatting,' police say
GREAT BARRINGTON Four police cruisers and an ambulance hit the gas and put on the flashing lights Thursday night when a caller reported that shots were fired in a local restaurant.On the
Feb 24 12:03AM BE Local News

Power back on after Thursday outage at Berkshire Mall
LANESBOROUGH Power was restored to the Berkshire Mall on Friday morning following its second blackout in five weeks."We are up and running today," said Becky Smith, administrative assistant
Feb 23 8:48PM BE Local News

Dalton boy nears $8,000 fundraising mark for Boston Children's Hospital
How do you love others? By action."That's how the Rev. Sheila Sholes-Ross, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Pittsfield, described Benjamin Westlake's multiyear fundraising efforts for Boston
Feb 23 8:45PM BE Local News

BMC nurses withdraw strike plan amid progress in labor talks
PITTSFIELD Citing progress in labor talks, registered nurses at Berkshire Medical Center have put on hold plans to hold a one-day strike Tuesday.At the end of the marathon bargaining session,
Feb 23 3:48PM BE Local News

Berkshire Community Action Council, heating assistance program would be gutted by Trump's proposed budget
PITTSFIELD -- Elements of Donald Trump's proposed federal budget would eliminate funding completely for the Berkshire Community Action Council and the Low Income Home Energy Assistance ...
Feb 23 12:03PM BE Local News

Real to Reel,' 'Chalice of Salvation' broadcasts return to Berkshires TV
Berkshire Catholics may rejoice that, after a 10-month absence, a pair of religious television programs removed from the county's leading cable provider returned thanks to an over-the-air station in
Feb 23 1:03AM BE Local News

Man suspected of running large drug trafficking ring held on $150,000 bail
PITTSFIELD A Berkshire Superior Court judge has ordered that a Pittsfield man who was arrested on cocaine trafficking charges in July be held on $150,000 bail. In December, Central Berkshire
Feb 22 11:57PM BE Local News