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Temescal Wellness lands county's first provisional license for recreational pot
PITTSFIELD Large, empty bins sat behind the counter at Temescal Wellness, waiting to be filled with marijuana products.During a tour Friday, voices bounced around the shiny, teal walls of the
Sep 22 12:51AM BE Local News

New York man found guilty in 2014 kidnap, rape
PITTSFIELD It took jurors about two hours to decide that a New York man kidnapped a woman at gunpoint and repeatedly raped her in a remote area in Hancock in 2014.Shane Harding, 29, was found
Sep 22 12:33AM BE Local News

Next Clark deputy director a familiar face in local art world
WILLIAMSTOWN Larry Smallwood, deputy director and chief operating officer at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, is taking his career as a museum administrator to a different
Sep 22 12:09AM BE Local News

Anti-opioid group refuels with $200K federal grant
PITTSFIELD An infusion of federal money will significantly expand a 5-year-old effort to confront the opioid epidemic in Berkshire County, allowing people on the front lines to test the most
Sep 21 11:54PM BE Local News

Town Players' 98th season starts with benefit for Pittsfield High School theater
PITTSFIELD Two of the city's long-running local theater groups are pairing up to present "Just Say Cheese: A Musical Collage of Memories," to benefit youth theater programs. Despite some
Sep 21 11:15PM BE Local News

Hinds, Barrett to seek $1.3M after flood damage in Adams
ADAMS After viewing flood damage in the Lime Street neighborhood, state representatives Friday said they would seek $1.3 million in state funding to help cover repair costs and long-term
Sep 21 10:45PM BE Local News

North Adams PD seeks to withdraw from Civil Service
NORTH ADAMS The North Adams Police Department wants out of the Civil Service, alleging that the program is too restricting during the hiring process.The city has begun the multistep process
Sep 21 7:45PM BE Local News

Monterey library moves to fire station ahead of construction
MONTEREY The Monterey Public Library is moving to the fire station next week. But it will stay there only until next summer, when the newly renovated and expanded library building is expected
Sep 21 7:42PM BE Local News

Hinsdale's former top cop accused of shoplifting
NORTH ADAMS -- A former Hinsdale police chief has paid $100 in court fees stemming from a shoplifting charge at Walmart, and store security told police they suspect her in a number of past ...
Sep 21 1:27PM BE Local News

Laura Reilly plea hearing rescheduled for Oct. 4
PITTSFIELD The plea hearing for Laura Reilly, who is accused of lying to police investigating the disappearance and homicide of Joanne "Jo" Ringer, has been rescheduled to Oct. 4.The hearing,
Sep 20 10:45PM BE Local News

Bail set for 2 men charged in Ashley Reservoir shooting
SPRINGFIELD Cash bails were set Thursday for two of the three men charged in connection with the shooting at October Mountain State Forest that left a teenager critically injured last
Sep 20 9:54PM BE Local News

Pittsfield adult learning center renamed to honor 'great boss, leader and friend' William Stickney
PITTSFIELD The association of William "Bill" Stickney and adult basic education on North Street has permanently come full circle. A few dozen people gathered at 141 North St. on Thursday
Sep 20 9:24PM BE Local News

Sheffield voters to weigh in on bridge project, solar business taxes
SHEFFIELD Unfinished business from the May annual town meeting solar power and Berkshire School Road bridge work may be wrapped up Monday night during a special town meeting.
Sep 20 6:39PM BE Local News

Monterey man shoots self in arm while cleaning gun
MONTEREY A town man was airlifted to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield on Wednesday after he shot himself in the arm while cleaning a gun.The man, 70, whose identity has not been
Sep 20 6:15PM BE Local News

Pittsfield among 7 cities to host Trial Court's Cultural Appreciation event
PITTSFIELD The city will be host to the Massachusetts Trial Court's first Cultural Appreciation Week celebration Monday.Pittsfield is one of seven cities chosen to host celebrations during
Sep 20 5:33PM BE Local News

2 Pittsfield pot shops get green lights; pending recreational store count at 7
PITTSFIELD The second time's the charm for a former KFC on East Street now slated to become a marijuana shop. The city's Zoning Board of Appeals didn't allow a marijuana dispensary at the
Sep 20 2:30AM BE Local News

Pittsfield marijuana shop could get provisional clearance Thursday
PITTSFIELD Berkshire County could see its first provisional license to sell recreational marijuana granted Thursday. The state's Cannabis Control Commission is scheduled to vote on a
Sep 20 12:00AM BE Local News

Mom, son from Brazil encounter moose on loose in Adams
ADAMS -- There's another moose loose in town, and this time, he came up against a young fella who bears the nickname "Moose."This is the third verified moose sighting in the area, the previous ..
Sep 19 11:30PM BE Local News

Pittsfield's Operation Copsicle to appear on Steve Harvey's show
PITTSFIELD Officer Darren Derby's face is about to get even more familiar. The Pittsfield Police Department's man about town will be featured on Steve Harvey's nationally syndicated daytime
Sep 19 11:15PM BE Local News

DNA report expected soon in case of man accused of killing wife
PITTSFIELD DNA testing is complete in the homicide case of Mark S. Steele-Knudslien, who is accused of beating and stabbing his wife to death this year at their North Adams home.Assistant
Sep 19 11:06PM BE Local News