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The 1950s and '60s will make a comeback in Berkshire County today — for a good cause.The Memory Lane Variety Show cast will perform rock 'n' roll and country music, interspersed with comedy skits, on Saturday to raise money for the Multiple … more
PITTSFIELD — A city man charged with robbing banks in Pittsfield and Hampshire County at knifepoint told police he did it to pay back rent to his landlord.Mike Bedford, 42, of North Street, was arrested early Friday after officers had obtained … more
Great Barrington -- A game-changing downtown development set to soon break ground is facing some delays over what the developer says is a communication breakdown between him and the chairman of the Historic District Commission.Powerhouse Square … more
Getting your throat slashed while doing your job as a bus driver in San Salvador makes you appreciate Pittsfield all the more. Surviving an ambush by the same gang members shooting at you for disobeying their demands makes you sleep really well in your Morningside apartment. “It’s everything about security,” Josue Diaz says in comparing his life now in the Berkshires and previously in El Salvador’s capital city. “In my country, I felt scared going outside, even going to work. Here I can leave my door open all night and nobody is coming in. You can live here safe.” more
LANESBOROUGH — J.C. Penney on Friday officially announced that it will close its store in the Berkshire Mall, which has occupied space in the county's largest retail shopping complex since it opened almost 29 years ago. The store will officially close on June 18, two employees said. It is one of 138 stores that J.C. Penney is closing nationwide as part of a plan to advance the chain's sustainable growth and long-term profitability. J.C. Penney announced last month that it planned to close the stores, but didn't officially release the locations until Friday. more
Bousquet Ski Area in Pittsfield was planning to wind down for the season this weekend — until 'The March Snowmonster' rolled through the Berkshires on Tuesday. "It has renewed our enthusiasm," said owner Sherry Roberts, who said Bousquet would remain open for at least another week. "We were going to close on Sunday, but with a foot of fresh snow, we'd look a little foolish." more
ADAMS - Christine Hoyt chose to move to town about 10 years ago. Since then she's toiled in a number of town committees and campaigns.Now she's choosing to run for a seat on the Adams Select Board."I've been involved in the Economic Development … more
NORTH ADAMS — After an initial public announcement by the governor's office in February, grant recipients of the Massachusetts Life Science Center's Competitive Capital Program gathered at Chicopee Comprehensive High School to celebrate and share their investments on Thursday morning. more
PITTSFIELD — Bullish about the city's future, Helen Haerhan Moon wants to represent Ward 1 on the City Council.Moon announced Thursday morning she plans to take out nomination papers next month in hope of succeeding Lisa Tully in the citywide … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — Time is running out to get on the ballot."Papers need to be in by [March 21]," Great Barrington Town Clerk Marie Ryan said on Monday.The town has 11 open positions up for election this year. The town will hold its election … more
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