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Williamstown Planning Board Narrows Focus for Waubeeka Zoning Change
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Planning Board is leaning toward a proposal to create an overlay district to accommodate a potential inn on the Waubeeka Golf Links property in South Williamstown.   At its most recent meeting, board members once again expressed their preference for using the request from Waubeeka owner Michael Deep
MassPIRG Warns of Dangerous Toys For Holiday Season
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — MassPIRG is asking gift buyers to be vigilant in making sure toys bought for children this holiday season are safe.   The Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group released its 30th annual report on toy safety in which it found dozens of toys inside local retail stores that are unsafe for
How Can the Fedís Actions Affect You?
When will the Federal Reserve raise interest rates? This question has been on the minds of economists and financial market prognosticators for quite some time now. But what does it mean to you, as an individual investor? First of all, it’s important to understand just what is meant by “raising rates.” The Federal Reserve,
Berkshire Tidbits Special: Where to Eat on Thanksgiving
There are not many Berkshire restaurants open or serving dinner this Thursday, Nov. 26, Thanksgiving Day. Many of those that are open and serving are already fully booked. Here are some that are still available to reserve seats for Thanksgiving dinner.   Everyone requires or requests reservations unless otherwise stated. Tax and
Williamstown Selectmen Discuss Parking Woes on South Street
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Board of Selectmen on Monday heard concerns from a South Street resident about overflow parking from the Clark Art Museum.   The museum, located on South Street, had one of its most successful summers ever in 2015 with an exhibit by Van Gogh and a visit from "Whistler's
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Williams Women's Soccer Reaches NCAA Final Four
GENEVA, N.Y.— The Williams College women's soccer team on Sunday advanced to the NCAA Division III Final Four by beating William Smith on penalty kicks after playing the Herons to a 1-1 tie.   The Ephs (19-1-2) got on the scoreboard early. Kristi Kirshe pushed a short pass ahead inside the box to Audrey Thomas. Thomas put
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Berkshire Tidbits: More Thanksgiving Specials
Pittsfield Salvation Army Sets Free Thanksgiving Dinner Sunday, Nov. 22: 4 p.m. Today, Sunday, Nov. 22, Capts. Darlene and Elliot Higgins and church members will cook and serve a free Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings for anyone who wants one. No reservations are needed. The Pittsfield Salvation Army is at 300 West St.,
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Williamstown Fire Officials Want Another Look a Repair Plan
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Prudential Committee on Wednesday voted to hit the pause button on a repair project to the fire station.   The committee, which oversees the fire district, has for months been trying to address cracks that have developed in the wall at the front of the Water Street building.   A
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'Suffragette': Heroines of Democracy
When historical films like director Sarah Gavron's "Suffragette" so movingly inform how brutally primitive we were not so long ago, it is decidedly chilling. Hardly more than a hundred years ago, so-called enlightened civilizations were beating up women because they wanted to vote ... to represent themselves within the society
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Seven Children Find Forever Homes To Celebrate National Adoption Day
PITTSFIELD, Mass. —— Michelle Nichols remembers the phone call.   She was approved to adopt the child she had been fostering for four years. It began seven years ago, when she and her husband first decided they wanted to be adoptive parents. One of her students needed a home and the couple began to foster. Four years
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