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Breaking: Adams Man Accused in Terror Plot Pleads Guilty, Agrees to 20-Year Sentence
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The Adams man accused by the government of plotting a terror attack and providing material support to the Islamic State pleaded guilty to all charges in federal court on Monday afternoon. Alexander Ciccolo, 25, admitted to supporting ISIS, planning a terror attack at an unnamed college campus outside
Berkshires Beat: Roots Rising Enters New Phase
Rise up Roots Rising, Pittsfield's farm-based youth development program, was developed in collaboration by Alchemy Initiative and Berkshire Botanical Garden, and launched in 2017. Now that the program is in operation, the two organizations have agreed to shift to a single managing organization. This will ensure the most efficient
Williamstown Fire District Holds Annual Meeting Tuesday
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The fire district will ask voters on Tuesday to fund a study of the district’s current and future needs.   Included on the warrant for the annual district meeting is an article requesting permission to spend up to $25,000 for the study.   “We’re going to go out and do [a
Music & Art Come Together This Summer With Painted Pianos
Keith Bona checks out his piano at Memorial School.  ADAMS, Mass. — More than a dozen pianos are being transformed into singular artworks to evoke the county's musical and artistic heritage.    Dirty, dusty and out of tune, these castoffs found new partners as local artists tramped through the
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Local Collegians Making their Marks in Spring Post-Season
Taconic graduate Dom Nda is headed to the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships next weekend in Wisconsin.   The UMass Boston senior qualified as an individual in the 100-meter dash and will run a leg on the Beacon’s 4-by-100 relay quartet. Earlier this month, the 4-by-100 relay squad broke the school’s record
MIT Edges Williams Softball to End Ephs' Season in NCAA Super Regional
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- M.I.T. rallied from a three-run deficit to post a 7-5 victory over the Williams College softball team Sunday at Cole Field in the third and deciding game of a 2018 NCAA Div. III Super Regional.    The Engineers (38-9-1) took advantage of four Eph errors that led to five unearned runs and will advance to
Six Qualify to Regional from Pittsfield Pitch, Hit and Run Competition
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- Baseball in the Berkshires held the Pitch, Hit and Run Competition at Belanger field on May 12.   Although the weather was un-baseball like - cold and rainy - the competition was held, and six boys and girls qualified to move onto the sectionals which will be held in Hadley on June 2.   Qualifiers
Williams Softball Splits First Two Games of NCAA Super Regional
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College junior Mackenzie Murphy threw a 2-hit shutout and senior Brenna Martinez hit a solo home run to account for game's only tally as the Williams College softball staved off elimination by edging M.I.T., 1-0, in Game 2 of the 2018 NCAA Div. III Tournament's Williamstown, Mass. Super Regional
Girls Inc. Awards Scholarship to 10 Young Women
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Girls Inc. of the Berkshires awarded scholarship to 10 young women at its annual Ruth P. Boraksi Celebration Evening on May 3. The event recognizes the achievements of young women throughout Berkshire County and awarded scholarships through the Ruth P. Boraski Funds for Girls and on behalf of area community
MCLA Announces Recipients of Berkshire County Educator Recognition Awards
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has announced the recipients of the eighth annual Berkshire County Educator Recognition Award. This award, presented by MCLA in collaboration with Berkshire County K-12 superintendents and Berkshire Community College, was created to honor the region’s exceptional
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