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Berkshire Reps Proud to Be Part of Historic Moment
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — State Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier began her Tuesday rounding up all of the Hillary Clinton delegates from Massachusetts.   As a Massachusetts whip for the Clinton campaign at the Democratic National Convention, she was the one with the forms for them to cast their votes. The delayed flight of one delegate
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Classical High Season Approaches Its Zenith
During late July into early August, the classical music festival high season, anchored by concerts at Tanglewood and at other regional venues, approaches its zenith, with sure-fire programming. Offerings at Tanglewood this week include Beethoven's Seventh Symphony and Mahler's Ninth, concertos by Mozart, Brahms and Sibelius, with
Financial Tips for Single Parents
Parenting is never an easy job – and, unfortunately, it can be especially difficult if you're doing it on your own. As a single parent, you face many challenges, not the least of which are the financial ones. But by following the suggestions below, you may be able to make life easier – for you and your children. *
Swistak Helps Lead Cages Baseball Club to Victory
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Jake Swistak stranded a runner at third base in the top of the ninth to secure a 6-5 win for the Cages Baseball Club under-22 team over the New England Roughnecks on Tuesday at Mount Greylock Regional School.   Swistak also went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI at the plate for the Cages
Local Theater Group Brings the Arctic to the Berkshires
'Passage' will be performed in Pittsfield. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — It might be nearly 90 degrees outside, but inside the Shire City Sanctuary this week, it's going to seem downright chilly. That's because the Kickwheel Ensemble Theater (the creative arm of The Berkshire Fringe) is staging an
Lanesborough's Overtures to Superintendent Irks School Committee
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The School Committee is irritated about being sidelined again by town officials over school business, this time over the future of the shared superintendent of schools' office. Town Manager Paul Sieloff wrote a letter in May on behalf of the Board of Selectmen to Superintendent Douglas Dias looking to strike
Berkshire Reps: Unity Strong at Democratic Convention
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Reports over the news are of a divisive and split Democratic National Convention, with chants and boos targeting some speakers.   But on the vast floor of the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, state Reps. Paul Mark, D-Peru, and Tricia Farley-Bouvier, D-Pittsfield, aren't hearing
Harrington Calls for Override of Governor's Vetoes
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Democrat Andrea Harrington, candidate for state Senate, is urging the Legislature to restore funding that Gov. Charlie Baker recently cut from the state budget that had been approved by the House and Senate. "I am deeply troubled as several of the governor's vetoes will be harmful to the people and
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation Tops $2 Million in Summer Grants
SHEFFIELD, Mass. — The board of directors of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation have announced the recipients of the second round of grantmaking for 2016. The foundation distributed a total of $430,378 in grants to individuals and nonprofits in the four-county region it serves; $496,786 in scholarships to graduating high school
Biz Briefs: Simon Scholarships, Canyon Ranch Luxury Residences
A little help: Simon Malls and Simon Premium Outlets in New England, parent company of the Lee Premium Outlets, have awarded 26 high school seniors with Simon Youth Foundation Scholarships totaling more than $80,000.   Locally, Emma Lezberg of Pittsfield and Erica Perrea of Hinsdale were each given scholarships. Simon Youth
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