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'The Last Hurrah': Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Politics, But Were Told Not to Ask
I wish that I were reviewing one of the half-dozen movies certain to be made when this pox upon our house is no more. But until that glorious return to normality has us resuming all the simple joys of life we take for granted, like going to the movies, I'll be retro-reviewing and thereby sharing with you the films that I've come to
Pittsfield Berkshire Iraq and Afghanistan War Memorial To Be Unveiled Friday
PITTSFIELD, Mass. - The city will hold a dedication ceremony Friday for the new Berkshire Iraq and Afghanistan War Memorial.   The Berkshire Iraq and Afghanistan War Memorial will be unveiled Friday, Sept. 11 at 10 am at Veterans Memorial Park on South Street.   Speakers will include Mayor Linda Tyer and two Afganistan
Berkshires Beat: Elizabeth Freeman Center's Walk a 'Virtual' Mile Continues
Elizabeth Freeman Center's Walk a 'Virtual' Mile Continues The Elizabeth Freeman Center's 2020 digital Walk a 'Virtual' Mile fundraiser to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault, and Gender Violence continues through September. The following walks have been scheduled throughout the Berkshires. Bring a mask and remember to
Hand and Upper Extremity Specialist Joins Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Health Systems has announced the appointment of Matthew C. DeWolf, MD.   DeWolf, a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon and specialist in hand and upper extremity surgery, joins the medical staff of Berkshire Medical Center and the physician staff of Berkshire Orthopaedic
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Pittsfield School Committee Takes No Action on Taconic Name Change Petition
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The School Committee took no action on a petition Wednesday asking it to delay a decision to eliminate the Taconic Braves name. The petition with 200 signatures was simply accepted, essentially grounding a community effort to delay a possible mascot name change at the high
State Waits for Results in College Opening COVID-19 Rates
BOSTON — Massachusetts is making strides in reducing transmission rates of COVID-19, Gov. Charlie Baker said on Wednesday, but he's holding off on further loosening of the economy for the moment.    "One of the things we talked about is trying to get through the school reopening and the college return," he
Yo-Yo Ma And Emanuel Ax Surprise Essential Workers With Pop-Up Concerts
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — To thank essential frontline workers in the Berkshires for their work during the pandemic, cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Emanuel Ax performed nine surprise pop-up concerts in Lee and Pittsfield last week.   In a creative answer to performing live during the public health response to COVID-19, Ma and Ax
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Pittsfield City Council Asks Homelessness Committee For Reports
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City Council referred four petitions to the Homeless Prevention Committee asking for reporting on its productivity.    The council unanimously sent the group of petitions, signed by Councilors Dina Guiel Lampiasi and Earl Persip, on Tuesday demanding some answers from the committee that has met
Grandparents: Consider These Financial Moves
Each year, on the first Sunday after Labor Day, we observe National Grandparents Day. Although it's not as widely recognized as Mother's Day or Father's Day, if you're a grandparent, you probably want to do whatever you can to help your grandchildren on their journeys through life. So, you might want to consider the following
Pittsfield Finance Committee Recommends Water System Upgrades
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Finance Committee is recommending the city borrow almost $4 million to make needed upgrades to the water system.   The committee last week endorsed the request from Mayor Linda Tyer to borrow $2.75 million to fund the new western pressure zone water storage tank.   Public Services
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