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DALTON — This time next year, plastic bags at checkout in town will be a thing of the past.To some, it's a long time coming. "I'm surprised that it takes a bylaw to do this at this point," said Brian Gibbons, owner of Berkshire Organics. "It … more
Prior to the end of the school year, Pittsfield Public Schools elementary band teacher, Senta Brodeur, took her students out on tour. The Advanced Band, which meets after school, is "mostly made up of fifth-grade second-year students but also … more
PITTSFIELD — A city teen accused of shooting a man in June has been ordered held without bail for up to four months.William J. Brown IV, 18, is charged with wounding the man following a physical altercation on June 2. He left the scene and … more
PITTSFIELD — The sound of a hovering helicopter and ringing phones go hand in hand for Donna Todd Rivers at this time of year. "People are constantly talking about the noise from helicopters," said Rivers, ward 5 City Councilor.The complaints … more
STOCKBRIDGE — Three women who say they were sexually abused by former school counselor Scott Muir have reached a settlement agreement with the Berkshire Hills Regional School District.Michael Aleo, the attorney for the former students, told … more
LANESBOROUGH — Eversource has gone to Plan B to boost solar energy in Lanesborough.The town's electricity provider is gearing up to construct a 6.6 megawatt solar array on land it's leasing from Petricca Industries along Partridge Road.The … more
STOCKBRIDGE — Settlement of a billing dispute between the town and GZA GeoEnvironmental's Springfield office has cleared the way for further preliminary work on a $4 million restoration project to dredge and remove invasive Eurasian milfoil … more
By Katie LannanState House News ServiceBOSTON — Mitchell D. Chester, the longtime commissioner of the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, has died after a short illness, the state's education board chairman announced … more
LENOX — Learning and appreciating the art of sculpture is all about perception. SculptureNow, a nonprofit arts organization, is motivated to get as many visitors as possible to the annual exhibit of some 30 works displayed outdoors at The … more
NORTH ADAMS — A special election has been scheduled for Nov. 7 to replace state Rep. Gailanne Cariddi.The Massachusetts House of Representatives on Monday adopted an order from House Speaker Robert DeLeo setting the election for the 1st … more
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