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Boulais, Coleman Win Bay State Games Gold
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. Pittsfield's Aimee Boulais and Williamstown's Abby Coleman earned gold medals in figure skating at the Bay State Winter Games this weekend at Lansing Chapman Rink.   Boulais won the juvenile girls test track group 2 division of the U.S. Figure Skating-sanctioned competition, defeating seven other girls
Berkshire Adult Baseball League Meeting Saturday
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- The Berkshire Adult Baseball League will hold an organizatonal meeting on Saturday, Feb. 20, from noon to 2 p.m. at Imperial Lanes.   The league is accepting teams and players for its 2016 season.   For more information, contact Lou Orazio at
Williams Men's Basketball Tops Bates
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Aided by 14 three-pointers, the Williams College men's basketball team defeated Bates, 84-64, on Sunday in the Ephs' regular season finale.   The Ephs (15-9) were playing to gain some momentum heading into the tournament after a heartbreaking 77-73 loss to Tufts last
Lanesborough Man Facing Charges After Crashing Car
NEW ASHFORD, Mass. — A Lanesborough man is facing charges for operating under the influence after his car crashed into a utility pole early Saturday morning. Daniel Scorpa, 23, lost control of his 2015 Volkswagen Jetta on Route 7 at Ingraham Road at about 2:35 a.m., according to preliminary investigation by Trooper Christopher
Lawmakers Discuss Balancing Budget Priorities At Pittsfield Senior Center
Council on Aging Director Vin Marinaro presented Downing with a certificate that reads 'you were on the hill and now you are over the hill' and other gifts in honor of Downing's 10 years in the state Senate. Downing is not running for re-election. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire delegation said Friday that
Williams Men's Hockey Sweeps Middlebury
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- Alex Hagerty broke a third-period tie to give the Williams College men's hockey team a 3-2 win over Middlebury on Friday night.   This was the fourth consecutive game the Ephs (17-4-1, 13-2-1 NESCAC) let up the first two goals, but have come from behind to claim the victory.   Williams has now
Williams Provost Accepts President Position of Virginia College
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Will Dudley, who has served as provost at Williams College since 2011, has accepted the position of president at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. W&L’s Board of Trustees unanimously elected Dudley as the university’s 27th president during its meeting in Lexington on Friday. Dudley
Williamstown Library Receives $160,000 From Deceased Patron
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The David and Joyce Milne Public Library recently was the beneficiary of the estate of longtime resident William Scanlan. Scanlan left the library $80,000 and left an additional $80,000 to the Friends of the Milne after his death in December 2014.   “We lost a dear friend and library patron
Red Cross Offers Tips for Keeping Safe in Frigid Weather
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — As frigid temperatures move in and blanket the region this weekend, the Red Cross warns of dangers to pets and frozen pipes in homes. During cold weather, take preventative action in your home Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage. Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet
Williamstown School Budget Looks at Staff Reductions
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williamstown Elementary School is looking to cut three teachers to offset rising health insurance costs.   Citing a 14 percent increase in health insurance cost and a need to make the district's budget more sustainable, School Superintendent Douglas Dias told the School Committee on Wednesday his
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