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Pittsfield's Patti Helps College Team Win League Title
It is championship time for college athletes in fall sports, and Berkshire County products are contributing for their teams throughout New England and beyond.   On Saturday, the Wentworth College women’s soccer team won the Commonwealth Coast Conference title with a 4-0 win over Gordon, and sophomore Taylor Patti
BArT Blows Its Own Horn at Breakfast
ADAMS, Mass. — Four days before Massachusetts voters decide whether to raise the commonwealth's cap on charter schools, the director of Berkshire County's lone charter school Friday made the case for continued support of the junior-senior high school. Julia Bowen told a crowd at the school's annual Fall Breakfast that
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Letter: Negative Campaigning Is Not a Treat
To the Editor: Last week, in Williamstown and surrounding areas, Halloween became political. When one of the authors of this letter went to a friend's party after trick-or-treating, he found a pack of M&Ms in his candy bag with a little note that stated: "Hillary for Prison 2016." It was outrageous. Halloween is for
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Lanesborough-Williamstown School Committees to Discuss Complaint Against Superintendent
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The public school committees of Williamstown and Lanesborough will hold a joint meeting Monday evening to discuss the “competence of the superintendent” of the Tri-District.   The committees late this week posted the agendas for their respective sessions, which have two topics of discussion:
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'Denial': Adding Insult to Injury
A-10345 Point of disclosure: That was the number on the inside of my mother's arm ... my personal proof that there was a Holocaust. The A denoted Auschwitz. The numbers added up to 13. She said it was her lucky number. I don't think she'd mind me telling you. While there were times when Dorothy Goldberger (R.I.P.) absolutely
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Northern Berkshire Santa Fund Kicks Off 2016 Campaign
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Northern Berkshire Santa Fund is kicking off its annual campaign drive to ensure no child in the region goes without a toy this Christmas. Last year, generous donors provided more than $12,000, ensuring more than 300 local children had a toy or book for Christmas. It's easier than ever to support this
DeMarsico Pasta Dinner, 5K Set for Nov. 12 and 13
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The annual Up Front  for DeMar 5K race and 1 mile walk and pasta dinner will be held Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 12 and 13.   These annual events raise money for the SPC Michael R DeMarsico II scholarship fund and to honor DeMarsico and all who serve and have served.   SPC DeMarsico was
Young BArT Harriers Excel at League Championships
ADAMS, Mass. -- In its first year hosting the River Valley Athletic League cross country championships, the teams from BArT Charter were hospitable.   The course at the Greylock Glen? Slightly less so.   “We definitely have the hardest 5K course in the county, I think,” Berkshire Arts and Technology coach
Autumn Leaves Prelude to White Winter
Driving around Northern Berkshire County this gorgeous October treats both residents and visitors alike to stunning, vibrant, oranges, reds and golds of the autumn leaves. Leaf peepers drive to the Berkshires from all over to take in the breathless beauty of the trees atop Mount Greylock, Jiminy Peak, the Taconic Mountains and more. In the
Letter: Check Hinds on Tuesday
To the Editor: As we look out to next Tuesday, there is a wide breadth of questions and various positions both national and local that every eligible voter has the right and responsibility to vote on. No matter what side you take on any of these decisions, they will not only affect our lives, but the lives of future generations in the
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