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North Adams First-Graders Send Textbooks to Kenya
Brayton Elementary School first-graders pose with the books they sent to students in Kenya. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — It takes a village to get a load of books from North Adams to an African village. Brayton Elementary School first-grade teachers Elizabeth Patenaude and Jacqueline Thomas recently spearheaded an effort to send
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PCTV Submits Proposal To Manage WTBR, The Brave FM
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Pittsfield Community Television wants to turn WTBR into a community radio station.   For nearly four years, school officials have been looking for partners to keep the The Brave FM alive after the demolition of the current Taconic High School building.   In the last few months, those talks led
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Pittsfield Police Seeking Information on Gas Station Robbery
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are seeking information on an armed robbery that occurred at a Wahconah Street gas station on Saturday night.    The incident happened at about 10:30 p.m. at the Gulf Gas Station at 186 Wahconah St. When officers arrived at the location they learned that a masked man had entered the store,
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New 'Boutique Bridal Show' Offers Couples Quieter, Personal Meetings With Vendors
With Valentine's Day having passed and the "engagement season" now officially over, future newlyweds are wondering what's next: "Where will our venue be? Who will cater? Is this vendor reliable?" In a time that should be filled with excitement, the wedding planning process can quickly become a hodgepodge of
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Pittsfield Eyes Repairs To Taconic Track, Baseball Field
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — With a brand-new school, the Pittsfield Parks Department is plotting a way to make upgrades to the Taconic High School track, football, and baseball fields.   Parks Commissioner Anthony DeMartino said the first goals would be to repair and re-stripe the track, replace fencing around both the track area and
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Pittsfield Health Director Concerned With Plastic Bag-Ban Enforcement
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Board of Health has a few questions about its enforcement role in the proposed single-use plastic bag ban.   The petition, filed by the Green Commission and local attorney Rinaldo Del Gallo, is before the City Council now. It would place a ban on certain single-use plastic bags — mostly the
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Winter Carnival Draws Families to Springside Park
The volunteers adjusted some of the events. The snow painting event went on but on large rolls of paper. More photos from the event can be found here. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Winter Carnival had a snow problem on Saturday.   The problem was there wasn't any.   But that didn't stop the
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Lanesborough Selectmen Discuss Safety of Youth Football
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — As more information is learned about brain injuries related to football, Selectman Robert Ericson is questioning whether the town should change the sport for the town's youth.   "The CTE, degenerative brain disease, is happening more and more. It is a direct result of a game where kids,
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@theMarket: Markets Have Best Week in Five Years
Stocks have had what is called a "V" shaped recovery this week. The indexes climbed every day at least one percent or more. Will it continue or ...   It wouldn't surprise me if stocks took a breather about now. A bout of profit-taking after the stupendous come-back we have had would be entirely reasonable. If the
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Berkshire Bank Hires New Wealth Adviser
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Bank has appointed Tanya Haas as vice president/wealth adviser. Beginning her banking career in the Berkshires 26 years ago, 16 of those spent previously at Berkshire Bank, Haas has returned to the Wealth Management Team.   Haas will be responsible for client relationship management, trust
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