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Pittsfield Man Killed in Train Accident
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Authorities are investigating the death of a Pittsfield man who was hit and killed by a train late Tuesday afternoon.   Rodney Sumner, 54, died in the collision shortly after 4 p.m. Investigators believe Sumner was in the area observing nearby construction and was unable to get out of the path of the
Berkshires Beat: 'Mom's Day Off' Cancer Fundraiser Re-do Set for March 6
Mom's Day Off On Friday, March 6 Bromley Mountain ski resort will hold their 18th annual "Mom's Day Off" fundraiser. (The previous date was cancelled as a result of weather conditions.) Moms ski or ride for just $25 when they show the ticket seller a snapshot of their kid or kids. Once again, this year's event will
Williams College Senior Senior Receives Luce Scholars Fellowship
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College senior Summer-Solstice Thomas has been named a Luce Scholar by the Henry Luce Foundation for the 2020–21 academic year. Each year, between 15 and 18 college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals are chosen for this recognition, which provides funding, language training, and
Eversource Hosts Seventh Annual Student Challenge
Writing a poem, drawing a cartoon strip, or creating a superhero are just three ways Eversource is encouraging students to demonstrate their knowledge of energy efficiency. The energy company is reminding students that submissions are still being accepted for its seventh annual Student Challenge. The contest promotes energy conservation,
New Doctor Joins Berkshire Surgical Services of BMC
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Health Systems has appointed Dr. Richard Basile, board-certified in general surgery and certified by the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine, to the physician staff of Berkshire Surgical Services of BMC. Dr. Basile, who has operated Basile Vein Specialists for many years, has been named the
Williamstown Finance Committee Begins Review of FY21 Budget
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Town Hall does not plan to ask for any increase in property taxes to cover the town's expenses in fiscal 2021, the town manager told the Finance Committee last week.   The town's assessment from the Mount Greylock Regional School District remains an unknown.   The Finance Committee
Grasshopper and Spider: One jump too Many Into Oblivion
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Curiosity can lure a biologist into the field, leaving the secure footpath to engage in actual research on the life of grasshoppers that thrive in a maze of grasses, and forage among vivid wild flowers burgeoning in benign weedy neglect.    Therein lurk in floral disguise their natural predators,
Williams Women's Basketball Advances in League Tourney
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Katie Brule scored 17 points Satuday to lead the Williams College women's basketball team to a 65-56 win over Trinity in the quarter-finals of the NESCAC tournament.   Maggie Meehan scored 15, and Maddy Mandyck had 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Ephs, who shot 45 percent from the
Mount Greylock School Committee Chair Vacates Post
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — For the second time in eight months, the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee is one member short.   Chairman Dan Caplinger on Friday informed the district's superintendent and his colleagues on the committee that he is stepping down from the elected office "effective
Greylock Thunder Still Has Spots for U14 Travel Softball Team
ADAMS, Mass. -- The Greylock Thunder will hold an informational meeting for families of players interested in joining its under-14 travel team on Sunday, March 1, at 6 p.m.   The meeting will be held at the Bishop West Real Estate office at 10 Center St., and will include information about fees, schedules and tournament
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