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BCF Names Acting Executive Director After CEO's Sudden Death
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Children and Families, a social services agency serving Berkshire County and the Pioneer Valley since 1887, has appointed Diane Robie to the position of acting executive director, filling the vacancy caused by the recent death of President and CEO Carolyn Mower Burns. Robie, who was senior vice president
Williamstown's Holiday Walk Returns Saturday
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Carols, cookies and canines will help lift holiday spirits this weekend in the Village Beautiful.   The Williamstown Chamber of Commerce's annual Holiday Walk gets under way at 9 a.m. Saturday morning with the Run with the Reindeer 5-kilometer run and offers up a full day of family-friendly
Lanesborough-Williamstown Schools Begin Search for Interim Superintendent
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Lanesborough-Williamstown Tri-District is moving ahead with a plan that officials hope will bring an interim superintendent to the district as early as Jan. 1.   On Wednesday evening, the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee held a joint meeting with its colleagues from Superintendency Union 71,
'Moonlight': Illuminating
The DNA of everything that is wrong, sad and perplexing about race relations in the U.S. is poetically discerned and illuminated in filmmaker Barry Jenkins' Oscar-worthy "Moonlight." Jenkins ingeniously utilizes the low-budget, art house look of his sociologically profound film about a young black man's journey in ghettoized
Seven Years In, Cop on Top Continues To Grow
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — It's been seven years since the first Cop on Top set in motion a series of fundraisers, growing every year, that has raised more than $600,000 for Special Olympic athletes.   "We've made so much money in our county program that we help other programs in other counties," said Officer
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McCann Announces First Quarter Honor Roll
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — McCann Technical School has announced its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2016-2017 school year. This quarter, 107 students received high honors and 64 received honors. High Honors Seniors: Butler, Evan; Cristofolini, Lorenzo; Dean, Ainsley; Denault, Angela; Field, Mallory; Foley, Alexis; Gardner,
Three Realtors Join Burnam Gold
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Three fellow Realtors have joined Burnham Gold Real Estate LLC. Jane Miller has a life-long passion for the northern Berkshire region. Her family settled here in the late 1800s, making her a fourth-generation resident. Her years as a florist in her own shop in Williamstown helped her develop expertise in
Everyone Benefits When You Make Charitable Gifts
Now that we are in the heart of the holiday season, you may be thinking about ways you can put your money where your heart is. Specifically, you might be pondering which groups you should support with charitable gifts. And as long as you choose groups that meet the right criteria, your generosity can also be rewarding to you, in the form of tax
Tuition Costs Highlight Meeting With Lanesborough School, Town Officials
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Selectmen Chairman John Goerlach said he is "thoroughly disgusted" that New Ashford is paying half the cost per pupil than Lanesborough is for the same education.   The town has a tuition agreement with New Ashford, which does not have an elementary school, to send its students to Lanesborough
Ciccolo Adds Attorney With Experience Defending Terror Suspects
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The Adams man facing federal terrorism charges has a new member of his legal team.   Alexander Ciccolo was back before U.S. Magistrate Judge Katherine Robertson on Tuesday for a procedural hearing in the case of U.S. v Ciccolo.   Northampton defense attorney David Hoose earlier
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