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Pet of the Week: Meet Boo
Every Wednesday at 8:30 we're joined by John Perreault, Executive Director of the Berkshire Humane Society to discuss all the happenings at their Barker Road facility, plus talk about their Pet of the Week.
This week's Pet of the Week is Boo a 2...
Pot Store Mugging Suspect Held Without Bail
The 21-year-old New York man accused of mugging a disabled customer in the parking lot of a Great Barrington marijuana dispensary has been ordered held without bail for 120 days. Investigators are still searching for a second suspect.
The Berkshire Eagle reports that Shane Adams, 21, of Pine Cit…
Eversource Promises No Power Shut Offs this Winter
As many residents still continue to struggle with the financial strain the pandemic has placed on them, one utility company has made an announcement that should give relief to some, especially as the cold winter weather approaches.
According to Western Mass News, Eversource Energy announced they will…
Road Trip Anyone? Magic of Lights Comes to Gillette
Looking to check out some holiday lights in a safe, socially distant way? Time for a family road trip to Gillette Stadium.
Magic of Lights is a festival of twinkling, magical holiday lights! A 200-foot light tunnel and over 40 Scenes of holiday lights displays will be featured during Magic of Lights,…
Handmade, Artisan Wreath Sale Benefits Local Food Pantry
The Holiday season is upon us which means it's time to pull out those holiday decorations, including the perfect wreath!
For the past five years, Cultural Pittsfield's Wreath Art Auction has been the place to get a one-of-a-kind, hand-made wreath from a local artist, with all the proce…
State Officials Encourage Fire Safety This Thanksgiving
The conversation around celebrating Thanksgiving safely has most pertained to COVID-19, but State Fire Officials are urging residents to make fire safety a priority this Thanksgiving.
The State Fire Marshal's office said that cooking activities caused 86 percent of the 704 Thanksgiving Day …
Two More Berkshire Districts SwitchAmid rising to Remote Learning
Amid rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in Berkshire County, two more school districts have chosen to move to remote learning.
Central Berkshire Regional School district will return to remote learning starting this Monday. School Committee Barbara Craft-Reiss, Dalton Board of Health Chair Dr.…
Pittsfield Awarded $3 Million in MassWorks Grant Money
Today, Gov. Baker, Lt. Gov Polito, and Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Mike Kennealy announced the 2020 Round of the MassWorks Infrastructure Grant Program. This year’s awards will invest nearly $68 million in 36 projects across Massachusetts to support housing, economi…
Rapid Testing to Start in Some Berkshire Schools Next Month
Next month, 134 schools or districts in Massachusetts will be able to provide rapid COVID-19 tests to students or staff who feel the onset of virus symptoms during the school day, Gov. Baker and other state officials said yesterday.
Four local Berkshire County Schools will op…
Pittsfield Offers Restaurant Rapid Response Grant Program
As indoor dining is currently suspended at city restaurants, one of several safety measures put in place in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases in Pittsfield, Mayor Linda Tyer has established the Restaurant Rapid Response Grant Program to assist restaurants and eateries during this period...

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