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Group weighs fundraiser to replace cracked Housatonic 'flowform
GREAT BARRINGTON -- It works a water rhythm between a Main Street storm drain and the riverbank. It is both a small and a large gesture. A statement.
Apr 23 6:06PM BE Local News

Best way to enjoy spring finally arriving: From behind the handlebars
After the icy grip of this brutal winter, Sunday's blazing sun and temperatures in the upper 50s made for a great day to be on a bicycle.I had been waiting for such a day and the City Street Ride in
Apr 23 2:06AM BE Local News

New Stockbridge committee eyes 'transparent guidelines' on nonprofit payments in lieu of taxes to town
STOCKBRIDGE The PILOT Program Committee established by the Select Board to consider a policy for payments in lieu of taxes from the town's long list of tax-exempt properties is seeking
Apr 23 12:45AM BE Local News

ArtWeek coming to Berkshires for the first time
For the first year since its founding in 2013, ArtWeek has crept it's way to the westernmost part of the state, About 30 art exhibits and events, many of them free to the public, will be offered
Apr 23 12:03AM BE Local News

Indebted to their courage': 4th annual Blue Mass pays tribute to first responders
PITTSFIELD -- On Sept. 11, 2001, police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians were thrust into the war on terrorism.The attack on New York City alone killed 412 emergency .
Apr 22 11:21PM BE Local News

Sean Stanton looks back on a decade with the Great Barrington Select Board
GREAT BARRINGTON After 10 years serving on the Select Board, outgoing Chairman Sean Stanton says the biggest challenge facing Great Barrington is how public schools are funded.Stanton
Apr 22 9:33PM BE Local News

At public hearing, Ipswich Pharmaceuticals makes fourth pitch for pot facility in Becket - to familiar concerns
BECKET Despite a significant portion of residents voting to legalize medical and recreational marijuana, and a moratorium on establishments and a public consumption ban failing, some Becket
Apr 22 9:15PM BE Local News

At annual Springside Park cleanup, garbage in, garbage out
PITTSFIELD The Berkshires' snowy and seemingly never-ending winter might have had one payoff: less trash buildup in Springside Park. On Saturday morning, one day before Earth Day, dozens of
Apr 21 10:24PM BE Local News

Will WTBR, with its precious vinyl, find new groove under new owner?
PITTSFIELD It began in a closet of the Taconic High School library in 1974.It didn't take long for student-run radio station WTBR's record collection to outgrow the tiny space, alums say.In
Apr 21 9:03PM BE Local News

Pignatelli, Barrett seek 10 percent funding hike for regional transportation authorities
PITTSFIELD With the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority facing a budget shortfall, and potential service cuts, local legislators are stepping up to push for more funding.State Reps. William
Apr 21 5:15PM BE Local News

As museum seeks restoration of grant, other area groups in good standing
As the Massachusetts Cultural Council prepares to decide whether to restore funding to the Berkshire Museum, these area groups remain in good standing. In all, 22 other Berkshire County organizations
Apr 21 4:57PM BE Local News

Adams-Cheshire on cusp of deciding: Hire new schools chief, or opt for shared superintendency
CHESHIRE With interviews nearly complete of its four superintendent finalists, Adams-Cheshire Regional School District officials are poised to make a crucial decision: whether to hire one of
Apr 21 4:51PM BE Local News

Massachusetts Cultural Council mulls return of suspended grant to Berkshire Museum
PITTSFIELD With art auctions pending, May is poised to bring an eight-figure boost to the Berkshire Museum's balance sheet. That means tens of millions in new dollars, some already in hand
Apr 21 4:36PM BE Local News

Pittsfield City Hall elevator down - and staying that way for weeks
PITTSFIELD Keep a careful eye on the city calendar in the coming weeks, as a downed elevator at City Hall is causing upheaval with community meetings.The building's only elevator died last
Apr 21 3:51PM BE Local News

New evidence leads to dismissal of rape charge against North Adams man
NORTH ADAMS A rape charge against a city man was dropped Friday after new evidence surfaced.Gerald Richardson, 33, was charged with raping a woman in a tent last July, after a night of
Apr 21 12:27AM BE Local News

Pittsfield board reviews site plan for new assisted living facility, 'Morningstar' project
PITTSFIELD The Community Development Board approved a site plan for the redevelopment of St. Mary the Morning Star Church on Tyler Street on Tuesday.The board also began deliberating on a
Apr 21 12:21AM BE Local News

Education group to host presentation at Mahaiwe
GREAT BARRINGTON The Southern Berkshire Educational Future, a working group focused on inter-district collaboration among southern Berkshire County school districts, will host a presentation
Apr 21 12:21AM BE Local News

Dalton mulls whether to prohibit Select Board members from taking town-provided health insurance
DALTON No members of the Dalton Select Board are currently taking health insurance through their positions on the board, but the board has spent much of several meetings in the past few
Apr 21 12:15AM BE Local News

BMC, nurses head to first contract talks since strike date lifted
PITTSFIELD After more than a month apart, representatives of Berkshire Medical Center and its registered nurses return to bargaining next week, with contract talks now in their 20th month.
Apr 20 11:57PM BE Local News

Two groups rally to promote voices, seek inclusion in gun violence debate
GREAT BARRINGTON Hundreds of people, including many students from Bard College at Simon's Rock, rallied on Main Street on Friday afternoon to promote the voices of people of color and LGBTQ
Apr 20 11:15PM BE Local News