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Williamstown Housing Trust Looking into Rental Assistance Plan
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Affordable Housing Trust is working toward creation of a pilot program to help renters.   Two years ago, it launched a mortgage assistance program for first-time homebuyers that saw considerable initial interest. Since then, the trustees have heard about a need in the community for a program to help
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'Poultry Plunge' Raises Money for Special Olympics
See more photos of Saturday's event here. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Forty hearty souls got a jump on "Giving Tuesday" by jumping into Onota Lake Saturday in order to give to a good cause.   Law enforcement officers from throughout Berkshire County sponsored a "Poultry Plunge" to benefit
'Bleed for This': Middleweight Contender
To accent boxer Vinny Pazienza's close-knit family in director-writer Ben Younger's "Bleed for This," turning points in the pugilist's remarkable saga are inevitably marked by the clan crowded around the dinner table eating, with hardly room for a bread stick among them. There is a basic, anthropological purity in the
Cheshire Kindergarten: How To Cook A Turkey
The kindergarteners at Cheshire Elementary School again share their ideas on how cook a turkey. Teachers Robin Poirot and Heather Emerson sent their amusing and informative essays to share with our readers, including tales of some fast-cooking turkeys. Happy Thanksgiving! By Mrs. Poirot's Class My great-gram will probably buy a 50-pound
Tree Lightings & Holiday Events 2016
Christmas Tree Lightings * ADAMS: Sunday, Nov. 27, 2 to 5, festivities at the Town Common start at 2 with music, free hayrides and hot cocoa and other refreshments provided by the Adams Lion and Elks clubs; Santa arrives at 3:30 and the tree will be lighted at 4:30. * CLARKSBURG: Sunday, Nov. 27, 6 p.m. at Town Field. Sponsored by the
Williamstown's Spruces Group Aims for Modest Improvements to Land
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The panel charged with developing a plan for the former Spruces Mobile Home Park property decided last week to aim for modest improvements at the town-owned site in 2017.   The Spruces Land Use Committee heard a presentation from local engineering firm Guntlow & Associates about what amenities could
Letter: Thanks for Quitting Smoking
To the Editor: This Thanksgiving season, I'd like to remind readers to thank a co-worker, friend or family member who has quit smoking. Many smokers say quitting is the hardest thing they have ever done. Most smokers have to try a few times before they quit for good, and any amount of recognition can help someone stay quit. Smoking
Biz Briefs: Jeweler, Health Food Store Open in Lee Outlets
Prime additions: Jewelry retailer Kay Jewelers Outlet and GNC are now open at Lee Premium Outlets in Lee, Mass., just in time for Black Friday and the busy holiday shopping season. Kay Jewelers Outlet ensures that every diamond is hand-selected to be of the highest quality and is well-matched to one another in a beautiful piece of jewelry.
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Cook Safely This Holiday Season
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — As Thanksgiving approaches, Chief Charles Burger and the Great Barrington Fire Department remind residents to use caution as they cook over the holidays. "Kitchens can be chaotic - especially when full of people or family members who are not familiar with where everything is or where everything
Berkshires Beat: Habitat Seeks Decorated Trees for Holiday Walk Showcase
Treeing off: Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity will hold its annual Christmas Tree Showcase at the First Congregational Church on Main Street in Williamstown on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 2 to 6 p.m., as part of the annual Williamstown Holiday Walk.   Members of the community, schools, churches, local businesses and community
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