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Elizabeth Freeman to be Honored at State House Event
BOSTON, Mass. — One of the Berkshires most notable historical figures, Elizabeth Freeman, will be honored at the State House on Feb. 25. State Rep. William "Smitty" Pigantelli, D-Lenox, along with Reps. Byron Rushing and Russell Holmes, and the Black and Latino Legislative Caucus, will host the event from 11:30 to 1 in the
McCann School Budget Up 2.6 Percent for Next Year
Principal Justin Kratz speaks to the McCann School Committee on Tuesday night. The committee approved a fiscal 2015 budget of $8.7 million. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The McCann Technical School budget for fiscal 2015 is up 2.6 percent total, which brings total increases to $220,000. The School Committee on
Bowl-A-Thon Mentoring Benefit Set This Sunday
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Bowl-A-Thon returns for its second year to benefit the Youth Mentoring Program of Child Care of the Berkshires Inc. The event will be held Sunday, Feb. 23, from 1 to 6 at Greylock Bowl & Golf, home of Mingo's Bar & Grill. Snow date will be the following Sunday. Bowl-A-Thon was a popular
Board Certified Cardiologist Joins BMC
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Thea N. Calkins, a board certified and fellowship trained cardiologist and specialist in echocardiography, joined the Berkshire Medical Center medical staff and the physician staff of Cardiology Professional Services. Dr. Calkins is accepting new patients in need of cardiology care and echocardiography testing and
Gloria Steinem to Speak at MCLA 'Equality' Series
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will host writer, lecturer, editor and feminist activist Gloria Steinem in the next Public Policy Lecture, "The Progression of Feminism: Where are we going?" It will take place on Tuesday, March 4, at 7 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center's Eleanor Furst
'Love-A-Bull' Month Continues at Berkshire Humane Society
James is a terrier/American pit bull mix available for adoption at Berkshire Humane Society. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Humane Society, in an effort to promote responsible ownership of pit bull dogs and showcase their unique qualities, will continue Love-A-Bull Month throughout the month. Several
Williamstown's Own 'Monuments Man' Documented Stolen Art
S. Lane Faison, who died in 2006 at age 98, worked with the OSS to save art looted by the Nazis during World War II. WILIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The just-released film "The Monuments Men" portrays the real exploits of a little-known group of arts experts-turned-military men during World War II. But
Mathias Bartels' Memory Unites Mount Greylock, Ski Community
David Bartels, left, a member of state championship Nordic teams at Mount Greylock, finished well ahead of his brother, Philip, but jumped back on the course to cross the finish line with the former Alpine specialist. Nre WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Ten years ago, the western Massachusetts Nordic skiing
Williamstown Facing Snow and Ice Spending Overage
A Williamstown Department of Public Works employee clears the sidewalk on Simonds Road on Friday morning. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — This week's snow figures to have the town facing a deficit in its snow and ice removal budget for the third time in four years.   Town Manger Peter Fohlin
@theMarket: Just About There
What a difference one week makes. All the concerns that were ostensibly responsible for the stock market's 7 percent decline in January have already been forgotten. It appears investors are bound and determined to push the markets back to the highs. The markets were up four out of five days this week. Clearly, by Friday, the averages
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