|Pittsfield Police Honor Nation's Fallen Officers|
The Honor Guard honored five officers who were killed in duty while working for the city.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — County law enforcement honored more than 19,000 police officers who were killed in the line of duty, including five from Pittsfield, as part of National Police Week.
|Berkshire Bank Names Five Employees Volunteers of the Year|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Bank announced that five of its employees have been recognized for outstanding community service and named Berkshire Bank's Volunteers of the Year.
Award recipients were selected based on their service to nonprofit organizations both in bank-sponsored volunteer projects and in the broader
|That's Life: A Mother's Pride|
Is it only me, or do all mothers look at their adult sons and daughters and say to themselves, "How could that have come out of me?"
For me, there is the physical aspect of the miracle. How could teenie me have produced this man who could fling me over his shoulders? And how could this beautiful vivacious
|Downtown Farmers Market Opens In Pittsfield|
Market Manager Jess Conzo, Mayor Daniel Bianchi and Downtown Pittsfield Inc. Executive Director Pamela Tobin cut the ribbon on the farmers market Saturday morning.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Farmers Markets returned to the city Saturday morning with dozens of vendors, entertainment and
|Berkshires Effort Seeks to Aid One Fund, Connect Community|
Businesses participating in the B4B effort will display a sticker to let customers know.
ADAMS, Mass. — An effort to link the eastern and western ends of the state is also hoping to connect the north and south ends of the county.
B4B, or Berkshires 4 Boston, is a countywide coalition spearheaded by Fidel
|Downtown Pittsfield Gets a Spring Cleaning|
Employees of SABIC took a section spanning from Park Square to South Street as part of the downtown cleanup.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — More than a dozen businesses did some spring cleaning Friday in the downtown.
The annual Downtown Corporate Clean-Up, put on by Downtown Pittsfield Inc., saw its
|Pittsfield Farmers Market Opens Saturday|
First Street Parking Lot Across from the Common
Saturdays • 9am-1pm • May 11 - October 26
Join us tomorrow, May 11, for the opening of the NEW Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market! We're taking over just half of the parking lot on First Street across from the Common from 9am-1pm. Not to worry, there's plenty of FREE parking available!
Come by with the family and stock up on some new items and old favorites. We'll even have a coffee booth, fun with food for the kids by Food Adventures, music and a raffle to enjoy while you shop.
Opening Day Schedule:
9am: Ribbon Cutting ceremony with Mayor, Daniel L. Bianchi, along with the Farmers Market partners, Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. and Alchemy Initiative
9am - 1pm: 4-H Club at the Community Booth
9:15am: Magician Eric Durant wandering throughout the Farmers
9:30am: Spinach salad how-to with guest chef Pam Tobin (Executive Director of Downtown Pittsfield, Inc.)
10am - 12pm: Music by Berkshire Mountain Breeze
11am - 12pm: FREE WORKSHOP CET presents "Home Composting Made Easy"
The NEW Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market wouldn't be possible without the support of all of the volunteers, hundreds of hours invested by the partners to get it up and running and financial contributions made by our sponsors:
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
Berkshire Health Systems
Massachusetts Cultural Council
RB Design Co.
BBE Office Interiors
MyCom Federal Credit Union
See you tomorrow and every Saturday through October 26 from 9am-1pm! We'll be there rain or shine...
The Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market
Our Mission: The Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market provides a venue for local farmers, food producers, and artisans to come together to bring fresh, locally-grown and produced food and related products to the community. The market encourages direct communication between consumers and producers, fosters community building, and promotes healthy living. The Market is a collaboration between the City of Pittsfield, Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. and Alchemy Initiative.
Farmers & Food Producers:
Berkshire Mountain Bakery
Sourdough artisanal breads
Climbing Tree Farm
Pasture-raised pork, grass-fed lamb, cutting boards, photo notecards
Cricket Creek Farm
Artisanal farmstead cheese, butter, buttermilk, whey, fresh baked goods, eggs, beef, veal. Ready-to-eat grilled cheese.
European-style fruit tarts, chocolate tarts, other unique desserts
Grass-fed beef, pasture-rasied pork
For the Love of Pie
Pecan pie, pie tarts (made with 100% local maple syrup)
Hancock Shaker Village
Starter vegetables, potted herbs, potted flowers, CSA shares
Hilltop Orchards and Furnace Brook Winery
Apples, cider, baked goods, cheese, preserves, wine
Holiday Brook Farm
Grass-fed & pastured meats, organic veggies, maple syrup, wool yarns
Kimchi, sauerkraut, tempeh
How We Roll
Food truck: rolls, popcorn, sweets, drinks
Muttley Crew Dog
Bakery Natural, preservative-free dog treats and cuisine.
North Plain Farm / Blue Hill Farm
Chicken, pork products and cuts, beef cuts, eggs, grilled sausages (ready-to-eat)
Food Adventures is a hands-on Learning experience for students to learn about nutrition and healthy food choices.
Row by Row Farm
Vegetables, eggs, broiler chickens
Flowers and shrubs, annuals and perrenials, hanging baskets, flats and containers, firewood, compost and topsoil
Fruits, vegetables, prepared foods, goats milk soap
Windy Ridge Farm
Vegetables, bedding plants, eggs
Varied vegetables, eggs, grass-fed beef
Ali Herrmann Artwork & Jewelry
Jewelry, watercolors (inspired by botanicals), encaustics and paintings
Diane Firtell Designs
Decorative flowerpots, notecards, jewelry, small works of art
JK Custom Furniture & Design
Cutting boards, cheese boards, Live edge serving boards, Serving trays
Justin Green Massage
Wheel and Loom
Handwoven textiles, pottery, woodcrafts (cutting boards, spoons, and tables)
|Superior Court Briefs: May 8.|
Cases heard before Judge C. Jeffrey Kinder on Wednesday, May 8.
James Mullen, 22, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on five counts of larceny over $250 from a person 60-year-old or older, three counts of forgery, three counts of uttering and single counts of breaking and entering, larceny from a person over age 65,
|Three Educators Honored At MCLA Award Ceremony|
State Rep. William 'Smitty' Pignatelli presents an award to Barbara Minkler at the third annual Berkshire County Educator Recognition Award ceremony. For more photos, see the slideshow.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is making sure teachers are recognized for their efforts
|Berkshire Hills Bancorp Holds Annual Meeting|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (PRNewswire) — Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc. (NYSE: BHLB) held its annual meeting of shareholders on Thursday, May 9, in Pittsfield.
Chairman, President and CEO Michael P. Daly summarized Berkshire's accomplishments in 2012. They included strong organic growth and team recruitment, along with the acquisitions of
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