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Man shot to death on Edward Avenue in Pittsfield
At this time the Pittsfield Police Department does not believe that there is a threat to the general public. Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact the Pittsfield Police Department Detective Bureau at 413-448-9705.
Jan 20 4:12PM Berkshire Edge

Overwatch: Confessions of an addict
Maybe you know what I'm talking about. Denial. It's a very big deal.
Jan 20 5:47AM Berkshire Edge

Leonard Quart: Three New York memories
I wanted to leave my parochial Bronx and take greater risks, care less about a secure future, and act out some of the wilder dreams I harbored.
Jan 20 2:38AM Berkshire Edge

BerkShares Business of the Month: Heirlooms Jewelry
During the slow season in the dead of winter, businesses in Stockbridge look to innovative ideas like cooperative advertising and value-added opportunities like BerkShares.
Jan 19 10:11PM Berkshire Edge

Bring back the trains to (and from) the Berkshires
By bringing back the trains, we could take a huge step in restoring the Berkshires to vibrant economic health, and integrate the best of its industrial past with the best of 21st-century economic development and environmental sustainability.
Jan 19 5:23AM Berkshire Edge

Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church group hires architects for design and restoration
In a news release, Clinton Church Restoration said the New York City-based firm, headed by architect Mario Gooden, "is one of the few African-American architectural firms in the country.
Jan 19 12:07AM Berkshire Edge

Cancellations due to snowstorm
Due to the likelihood of a major winter snowstorm this weekend January 19-21, the following events have been cancelled or rescheduled.
Jan 18 11:59PM Berkshire Edge

Welcome to Real Estate Friday!
Tim Lovett of Berkshire Property Agents offers a spotless, beautifully designed and energy-efficient home with killer views! Just in time for snow, homes with attached garages.
Jan 18 4:48AM Berkshire Edge

Bits & Bytes: Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service; 'Rockwell, Roosevelt and the Four Freedoms'; Leah Penniman at Darrow School
In Interfaith Celebration program will begin with a service opened by Rev. Cara Davis and officiated by Wray Gunn of the Legacy Festival and Clinton Church Restoration with a performance by Olga Dunn School of Dance and songs from local congregations.
Jan 17 9:03PM Berkshire Edge

News Briefs: Bump sworn in for third term; public comment sought for draft bike plan
The goal is to have a plan that presents an action-oriented strategy that will lead to increased use of trails for short trips made by bicycling.
Jan 17 5:45PM Berkshire Edge

Evelyn Hatfield, 77, of Sheffield
Elegant and graceful like her favorite animal in Africa, the giraffe, she dared to be different.
Jan 17 4:51PM Berkshire Edge

The Self-Taught Gardener: Leaving the prairie
As we move through life, what things do we carry with us to make us feel whole? Our Self-Taught Gardener Lee Buttala shares his own choices.
Jan 17 3:37AM Berkshire Edge

Great Barrington Selectboard backs away from enforcement of plastic water bottle ban
Selectboard Chairman Steve Bannon said he could not support enforcement of the bylaw until there is an implementation and funding plan for the series of water stations that are planned to help consumers refill the reusable bottles.
Jan 16 11:27PM Berkshire Edge

One World Concert to support mission of Berkshire Immigrant Center
Berkshire Immigrant Center is the only organization in the county offering comprehensive immigration services for the more than 10,000 foreign-born residents of Berkshire Countya number that equates not only to 10 percent of the County's population, but also the only growing segment of the region's population.
Jan 16 9:11PM Berkshire Edge

News Briefs: Volunteers sought for sustainability committee; audit recommends DA office improvements
The audit, which was requested by former District Attorney Paul Caccaviello shortly after his March 2018 appointment, provides newly sworn-in District Attorney Andrea Harrington with recommendations to address these areas.
Jan 16 7:15PM Berkshire Edge

Eric Borezoski, 42, formerly of West Stockbridge
Whether he was creating clever nicknames for his coworkers on the Williams Construction crew or uttering one of his many famous comments, Eric made people laugh.
Jan 16 6:40PM Berkshire Edge

Nurse practitioners, physician assistants vital parts of health care teams
In his letter Dr. Everett Lamm writes: "In today's health care environment, in nearly all medical settings and not just in rural areas, primary care medicine is increasingly provided by highly qualified nurse practitioners and physician assistants who work alongside physicians in a team setting.
Jan 16 3:41PM Berkshire Edge

Ren Graber, 73, of Sheffield, retired Mt. Everett dean of students
He was an accomplished athlete, excelling in football and baseball, earning a scholarship in football and a tryout with the New York Mets in baseball.
Jan 16 3:08PM Berkshire Edge

CAPITAL IDEAS: Beer and the cost of brinkmanship
Negative effects will intensify and compound the longer the shutdown continues. If the government were to reopen today, the affect for this quarter would be nearly tripled due to the impact from workers not receiving paychecks.
Jan 16 5:01AM Berkshire Edge

Breach of town 'trust policy' disputed after ICE arrest of immigrant
Great Barrington Police Chief Bill Walsh said his department "played a minimal role in this operation"; that he reported it to his boss, Town Manager Jennifer Tabakin, the next day; and that he responded to media inquiries on the incident.
Jan 15 10:20PM Berkshire Edge