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McCann Senior Named U.S. Presidential Scholar
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — McCann Tech senior Samantha Dorwin is going places. Or, to be more accurate, she is going MORE places, as the 18-year-old already has logged 15,000 miles in the air in last two years participating in SkillsUSA conferences. This coming summer, while attending SkillsUSA's National Leadership and Skills
Berkshire Chamber, Visitors Bureau Merge Into 1Berkshire
John Toole led a toast after the meeting to honor the occasion.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — After living together for three years, the Berkshire Visitors Bureau and the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce announced their engagement on Wednesday.   The two organizations will become one as of July 1 as part of the
Mount Greylock School Committee Member Charges Open Meeting Violation
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A member of the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee on Tuesday lodged an Open Meeting Law complaint against the committee's chairwoman and the chairs of the two elementary school committees that comprise the Williamstown-Lanesborough Tri-District. Richard Cohen alleges that Carolyn Greene, along with
Berkshire Tidbits: Rhubarb Festival Returns
This week is the hoped-for time for the reopening of 20 Railroad Public House in Great Barrington under its new owners, partners Laura Shack of Firefly Gastropub in Lenox and Ben Downing — not the state senator but a 32-year-old Great Barrington native. Downing, with longtime good relationships in town, will manage the
Patience Pays Off as Ribbon is Cut at Williamstown's Cable Mills
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — It took 14 years to turn a decrepit hulk of a mill into 61 luxury housing units. The project was halted by, among other things, the economic crisis of 2008 and sometimes seemed like a victim of bad luck. But it was a stroke of good luck that sparked the Cable Mills project. "We invited Bob Keuhn
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Berkshire Innovation Center Hitting Number of Funding Hurdles
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The plans for the Berkshire Innovation Center have hit a number of financing snags.   On Tuesday, the City Council was informed that the city did not receive a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Agency that was eyed to improve the gateway to the William Stanley Business Park and the Berkshire
The Independent Investor: Let's Have a Jewelry Party
Contrary to all the present and future trends in retailing, multilevel marketing (MLM) is still alive and well in this country. Exactly what is MLM and why are so many Americans enamored with hitting up their friends and relatives in an effort to succeed at personal retailing? MLM is a marketing strategy in which the sales force is
Williams Women's Tennis Reaches NCAA Semifinals
KALAMAZOO, Mich. – The Williams College women's tennis team (21-3) advanced to its ninth consecutive NCAA Division III semifinal under ninth-year head coach Alison Swain by registering a 5-0 win over the Chicago Maroons (13-6) in a match played on the campus of Kalamazoo College.   The Ephs opened the match by
Stop Ignoring Recall Letters From Auto Manufacturers
Over the past two years, 113 million vehicles have been recalled by manufacturers. According to, that’s approximately one of every four cars on the road being recalled. This does not mean cars are any less safe than in the past; in fact, industry experts feel that cars are safer than ever before. It’s just that
Berkshires Beat: Honoring Downing On His Way Out
More praise: State Sen. Benjamin B. Downing (D-Pittsfield) received awards from advocates for the Massachusetts tourism industry and advocates for clean energy in two ceremonies at the State House earlier this month. Downing, a former chair and current vice chairman of the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development, was
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