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The Retired Investor: Bicycles Sales Are Booming
In the age of the pandemic, some industries have thrived. Take the bicycle industry, for example; sales have more than doubled this year, and the only impediment to further growth seems to be the availability of product. Thanks to COVID-19, biking has become a global phenomenon.   The real growth is centered in the metropolitan
Pittsfield Native Promoted to Air force Brigadier General
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Pittsfield native Jeannine M. Ryder was promoted to the rank of Air Force brigadier general.   Ryder, a graduate of the Pittsfield High School class of 1987, was promoted to the rank of Air Force brigadier general where she will command the 711th Human Performance Wing.     "I
Baker: Getting a Flu Shot Shows Support for Health Care Workers
ROSLINDALE, Mass. — Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday urged Massachusetts residents to get vaccinated for seasonal influenza, and talked about why he trusts the process that will lead to a COVID-19 vaccine — however long that process takes.   Baker, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou
Berkshire Museum Offers Virtual After School Program
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Enrollment for the Berkshire Museum After School program After-School@Home is now open.   The Berkshire Museum will host After-School@Home through the fall and bring lessons on science, history, art, and culture directly to students' homes.    "We realize that remote
State Awards $11.1 Million in Climate Change Funding To Cities And Towns
FITCHBURG, Mass. — Continuing investment in climate change resiliency, the Baker-Polito Administration announced $11.1 million in grants to cities and towns through the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Program.   This announcement brings total state investment in climate change resilience through the MVP program to
Berkshire United Way Teams Up With Ready4K
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire United Way (BUW) and Northern Berkshire United Way (NBUW) have partnered with Ready4K to provide Berkshire families with educational facts and on their cell phones.    To support early childhood education, BUW and NBUW have teamed up with Ready4K to help support early childhood education
Pittsfield Historical Commission Approves Demolitions
The former storefront at 730 Tyler was approved for demolition to make way for market-rate housing. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Historical Commission approved the demolition of two structures in the Morningside neighborhood, making way for the development of market-rate housing     The structures at
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Mount Greylock School Committee Passes Modified Agreement with Union
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee on Tuesday night approved a number of modifications to the memorandum of agreement with the district's union about procedures related to the COVID-19 pandemic.   By a vote of 5-2, the committee OKed changes that include the structure an "remote
Pittsfield Fire Station Sparks Little Interest
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The future of the Morningside fire station is looking dim.   The City Council last week was informed that there has been little to no interest in the deterioating structure.    "As we all know this has been going on for a while," Ward 2 City Councilor Kevin Morandi said at
Ventfort Hall Announces New Board Members And Board Of Director Changes
LENOX, Mass. — The Board of Directors of Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum elected two new officers.   The Board of directors voted at their annual meeting on Friday, Aug. 21 to elect two new officers: Susan Moyle Lynch of Troy, N.Y. as Secretary/Clerk and Karen Spies of Lenox as
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