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Berkshire Tidbits: Summer BBQs & Garden Tours
Eat on North kitchen in Hotel on North, 297 North St. in Pittsfield, 413 358-4741, will present another Kids Cooking Class of no more than 20 students ages 6 to 15, from 2 to 4 on Wednesday, June 22. $25 per child by advance reservation. The first class was well received. This time they'll be making quesadillas and Rice Krispie treats.
Guest Column: Bans on Plastic Bags Gaining Ground
I am pleased to announce that at last night's town meeting (Monday, June 20), Adams banned single-use plastic bags. (Article 25). It was a remarkable unanimous vote by the members of the town meeting.   Recently, there have been a series of single-use plastic bag bans. There has been a ban in Lee, a ban in Lenox, and last night a
Alcombright Endorses Hinds for Berkshire Senate Seat
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — North Adams Mayor Richard J. Alcombright has endorsed Adam Hinds for state Senate in the Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden District. Hinds is running for the Democratic nomination for the office. "I am very pleased to support my colleague and community leader Adam Hinds," said Alcombright.
Northern Berkshire United Way Names Interim Director
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Gerald Desmarais has been named interim director of the Northern Berkshire United Way. Desmarais will fill the vacancy created by Joseph McGovern, who accepted a new position as executive director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County in Aberdeen, Md.   Desmarais recently retired from
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Center Offering Free Obstetric Ultrasounds
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — New Direction Pregnancy Center is offering free obstetric ultrasounds the weeks of June 23-25 and June 27-30. Women who are 6 to 22 weeks pregnant are welcome to view a window into the womb and get your free ultrasound pictures. Gender determinations are not provided. Call New Direction at 413-346-4291 to
Outstanding Regional Classical Music Being Offered
In the three preceding weeks, I previewed the musical offerings at six leading music venues: in Massachusetts: Tanglewood (Lenox,) Mohawk Trail Concerts (Charlemont,) and the Bang On a Can Music Festival at Mass MoCA (North Adams); in New York: Tannery Pond (New Lebanon); in Vermont, there’s the eponymously located Manchester Music
Leave the Fireworks to the Pros, Officials Urge
Last Fourth of July weekend, two members of the National Football League demonstrated just how dangerous fireworks can be. Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback C. J. Wilson was forced to retire from a promising football career after losing two fingers from fireworks on the Fourth of July weekend. That same weekend, Giants defensive end Jason
Gen Xers Must Juggle Both Money and Time
If you’re an older member of Generation X – that is, if you were born in the early- to-mid-1960s – you may have a lot of “balls in the air.” You are saving for your own retirement – which might not be that far away – while at the same time possibly wanting to help pay for your children’s college
Ericson, Flood Victors In Lanesborough Election
Typically the hillside next to Town Hall is filled with candidates and campaign signs during an election. But, this year, only Robert Ericson could be found there Tuesday afternoon and few voters made it to the polls. LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Selectmen Robert Ericson narrowly won re-election Tuesday and a newcomer
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Mount Greylock School Committee Splits on Superintendent Evaluation
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A divided Mount Greylock Regional School Committee on Monday gave a passing grade to the district's superintendent after his first year on the job.   On a vote of 4-2 (with one member absent), the committee rated Douglas Dias "proficient," the second highest of four possible grades in the
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