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PITTSFIELD — Before Charles R. Ramsey moved his young family into a house on the south side of Onota Lake, it needed a little TLC. Well, make that a lot of tender loving care. 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
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
The following closings and delays have been reported for Tuesday, March 14. more
PITTSFIELD — Prompt action prevented a small attic fire at the Zion Lutheran Church in Pittsfield from causing potentially "catastrophic" damage, according to the Pittsfield Fire Department.Renovation workers who noticed a burning odor called … more
PITTSFIELD — For a developer, there was a lot not to like about buildings in North Adams. Take the floorboards. Years of industrial use at the Greylock Mill along Route 2 — a former 240,000-square-foot factory space — left wood contaminated with petroleum. more
Nearly 10 years ago, Gov. Deval Patrick came to Becket with a promise of information-age equity: broadband internet service across Western Massachusetts. By 2011, he said. And yet the the “digital divide” persists. more
PITTSFIELD — Lucy Kennedy of Lenox, the newly elected chairman of the Lenox Democratic Committee, had a succinct answer when asked her thoughts on why Saturday's Tax Day demonstration at Park Square boasted about 200 people. "A lot of people," … more
PITTSFIELD — A routine traffic stop took a violent turn Wednesday morning when a city police officer opened fire at a driver who was allegedly heading toward him.The suspect, Mark A. Marauszwski, 55, of … more
Despite predictions of snowfall totals over 2 feet, many Berkshires residents greeted the morning on Wednesday with less snow to shovel than they anticipated. About 19 inches of snow was reported in Savoy and Williamstown, while Pittsfield weighed … more
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