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Suspect Charged in MCLA Bomb Threat
MCLA officials and police are seeking the individual who called in a bomb threat that forced the evacuation of more than 1,500 people on Monday morning. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A 21-year-old North Adams man has been charged in Monday's bomb threat that caused a mass evacuation at Massachusetts College of
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YMCA Unveils Accessible Locker Room, Pool Lift
Justin Ihne demonstrates how the new accessible pool lift work at the Northern Berkshire YMCA on Monday afternoon. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Northern Berkshire YMCA took a giant step forward Monday in making sure every member of the community can enjoy the facilities. Joined by North Adams Mayor Richard
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Drug Abuse 'Crisis' Tackled at Coalition Forum
Dr. Jennifer Michaels, medical director of the Brien Center, speaks about the drug abuse epidemic in Berkshire County. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The face of a typical drug addict in Northern Berkshire County might not be what you think. Dr. Jennifer Michaels, medical director of the Brien Center, was one of a
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PAVE Marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month
BENNINGTON, Vt. — PAVE, Bennington County’s local domestic violence agency, will mark October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. On Thursday, Oct. 23, Friendly’s of Bennington will donate 20 percent of all proceeds from purchases made by customers who have coupons. During this month, PAVE honors the courage and
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Coakley Stresses Commitment to Berkshires
Gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley greets supporters at the Freight Yard Pub after a day of campaign stops that started in Dorchester. She also met with voters in Great Barrington and Pittsfield. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Martha Coakley ended a swing through the state on Saturday by toasting a title she hopes to
Voters Asked To Expand Bottle Deposit Bill
Jenny Gitlitz is pushing for a deposit on water bottles to encourage more recycling.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Environmental groups have been pushing for more than a decade to expand the 5-cent deposit to non-carbonated beverages.   But each year, a bill expanding the deposit has sat at the
@theMarket: October Starts Off on High Note
Volatility was the buzz word this week in the stock market. The averages moved up and down by a percent or so on a daily basis but ended the week on a high note. Can we expect more of the same? Traditionally, at least the first two weeks of this month have been volatile, so the good news is that we are half way through that period and so
NYT Columnist Nicholas Kristof to Speak at MCLA
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, known for his human rights advocacy and his efforts to give a voice for the voiceless, will deliver this fall's Hardman Lecture at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in the MCLA Amsler Campus Center gymnasium on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 7
Are We There Yet?: It's All About the Foliage
I was driving down Route 7 in Williamstown on Thursday around 6 p.m. and my breath literally caught at the beauty of the stretch of road in front of Mount Greylock Regional High School. I've always considered this to be one of the most beautiful half-miles in all the world, though I may be biased. Still, seeing the fading ray of the sun
Williams Track Team Hosts Program for Kids
Williams College track and field athletes work with local children at last year's 'My First Track Meet' event. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williams College track and field teams cannot wait to start using the recently completed track at the new Weston Field complex.   So it
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