Friday May 24, 2013 WILLIAMSTOWN -- Saturday’s annual Riverfest will treat local river lovers to a wide variety of food, art, music and activities.
The event, organized by the Hoosic River Watershed Association (HooRWA), is in its 22nd year, according to Lauren Stevens, member of the board of directors and Riverfest founder.
Friday May 24, 2013 North Adams Transcript
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Two women were honored at Tuesday night’s annual town meeting for their service to the community.
Affordable Housing Committee (AHC) Chairwoman Cathy Yamamoto was the 32nd recipient of the Faith R. Scarborough Community Service Award.
Thursday May 23, 2013 NORTH ADAMS -- Although recent negotiations between the city and its Public Employee Committee has yielded a $486,000 savings in health insurance costs, that savings is not truly reflected in the fiscal 2014 budget, according to Mayor Richard J. Alcombright.
"As line items [the Medex and medical insurance accounts] we saved about $166,000," Alcombright said
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Thursday May 23, 2013 PITTSFIELD -- Together in the same courtroom for the first time since their indictments 18 months ago, three men accused in a triple murder case learned Wednesday they could be going to trial in January.
Adam Lee Hall, David Chalue and Caius Veiovis -- charged in the August 2011 kidnapping and murder case of three Pittsfield men -- were brought to Berkshire Superior
Thursday May 23, 2013 ASHFIELD -- A multi-county highway management committee has planned a robust future for Route 116, and local residents may view a draft of their report online this week.
During their quarterly meeting in Ashfield on Tuesday, committee members encouraged residents of the seven towns traversed by the 39-mile stretch of the byway to take a look at the report and give
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Thursday May 23, 2013 PITTSFIELD -- Scores of people, many holding small American flags, lined North Street on Wednesday morning to greet the motorcade procession returning the body of U.S. Army Spc. Mitchell K. Daehling to the Berkshires, days after the 24-year-old Dalton man was killed in action in Afghanistan on May 14.
Wednesday May 22, 2013 WILLIAMSTOWN -- A new gallery on Spring Street will feature the works of renowned watercolor artist Barbara Prey.
"I'm very excited," Prey said Monday. "I think this is a wonderful opportunity for people to see my work together."
The Barbara Prey Gallery's official opening is Saturday from 4 to 6 p.
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Wednesday May 22, 2013 WILLIAMSTOWN -- For many attending the second annual "Grown in the Berkshires Gala," a fundraiser for Berkshire Community Action hosted by The Orchards Hotel, Tuesday evening was a way to give back to the community.
But for Anthony and Connie Chase, of Hancock, it was also a way to repay the kindness of a stranger who had paid for their family's lunch when
Wednesday May 22, 2013 MOORE, Okla. -- Helmeted rescue workers raced Tuesday to complete the search for survivors and the dead in the Oklahoma City suburb where a mammoth tornado destroyed countless homes, cleared lots down to bare red earth and claimed 24 lives.
Scientists concluded the storm was a rare and extraordinarily powerful type of twister known as an EF5, which is capable of
Wednesday May 22, 2013 PITTSFIELD -- The body of a 24-year-old Dalton soldier who was killed in Afghanistan on May 14 will be arriving in Pittsfield today ahead of a wake and funeral later this week at St. Agnes Church in Dalton.
U.S. Army Spc. Mitchell K. Daehling's body will arrive at Barnes Air National Guard Airport in Westfield at 8:45 a.
Tuesday May 21, 2013 WILLIAMSTOWN -- A new Mexican restaurant aims to spice up Spring Street.
Tony's Sombrero, which opened officially at 69 Spring St. on May 15, serves a wide variety of authentic Mexican dishes. Owner Tony Columna said though the business is small -- he runs the restaurant with the help of his mother and cousin -- the food's quality is high.
Tuesday May 21, 2013 BENNINGTON, Vt. -- Local officials and business leaders are exploring the idea of bringing a natural gas pipeline to Bennington after an Ohio-based developer proposed the idea of extending service from North Adams, Mass.
David Eigel, president of DEnergy Ltd., in Canton, Ohio, said an 18-mile pipeline can be installed, along with a distribution center in Bennington,
Tuesday May 21, 2013 The early outlook for Memorial Day weekend is bright and sunny, though on the cool side, for the Berkshires and the rest of the Northeast.
But first, expect a sultry stretch of summer-like warmth and high humidity, along with on-and-off outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms during the rest of the work week.
Monday May 20, 2013 NORTH ADAMS -- In July 2002, Nancy Fritz Torkington decided to drive past her family's old homestead at 182 East Main St. -- a move that would lead to her purchase of the Victorian-era home and put in motion plans to turn it into a bed and breakfast.
Almost 11 years later, the historic home will open as The Inn on East Main Street, with an open house from 2 to 5
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Monday May 20, 2013 ADAMS -- When the Berkshire Running Center opened in 2011, part of its business model was organizing community events supporting local runners. On Sunday, it hosted the first of what will likely be many such running events, and not without some help.
Approximately 500 regional runners converged on the Ashuwillticook Trail in Lanesborough for the inaugural Steel Rail