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Williamstown's Spruces Group Aims for Modest Improvements to Land
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The panel charged with developing a plan for the former Spruces Mobile Home Park property decided last week to aim for modest improvements at the town-owned site in 2017.   The Spruces Land Use Committee heard a presentation from local engineering firm Guntlow & Associates about what amenities could
Letter: Thanks for Quitting Smoking
To the Editor: This Thanksgiving season, I'd like to remind readers to thank a co-worker, friend or family member who has quit smoking. Many smokers say quitting is the hardest thing they have ever done. Most smokers have to try a few times before they quit for good, and any amount of recognition can help someone stay quit. Smoking
Biz Briefs: Jeweler, Health Food Store Open in Lee Outlets
Prime additions: Jewelry retailer Kay Jewelers Outlet and GNC are now open at Lee Premium Outlets in Lee, Mass., just in time for Black Friday and the busy holiday shopping season. Kay Jewelers Outlet ensures that every diamond is hand-selected to be of the highest quality and is well-matched to one another in a beautiful piece of jewelry.
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Cook Safely This Holiday Season
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — As Thanksgiving approaches, Chief Charles Burger and the Great Barrington Fire Department remind residents to use caution as they cook over the holidays. "Kitchens can be chaotic - especially when full of people or family members who are not familiar with where everything is or where everything
Berkshires Beat: Habitat Seeks Decorated Trees for Holiday Walk Showcase
Treeing off: Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity will hold its annual Christmas Tree Showcase at the First Congregational Church on Main Street in Williamstown on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 2 to 6 p.m., as part of the annual Williamstown Holiday Walk.   Members of the community, schools, churches, local businesses and community
Coalition Forum Tackles Opioid Abuse Epidemic
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A film of a different kind was showing Friday morning at the North Adams MoviePlex. The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition sponsored a screening of "Faces: Five Voices from One Community — Addiction and Recovery in North Berkshire" by local videographer Joe Aidonidis at the theater in place of
Lanesborough-Williamstown Committee Aims for Interim Superintendent
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The committee that coordinates the hiring of shared personnel in the Lanesborough-Williamstown Tri-District decided Friday to try to have an interim school superintendent on board by Jan. 1.   The four-person Administrative Review Subcommittee, comprised of the chairs of the Williamstown and Lanesborough
Carpenter Earns All-America Honor at Georgetown
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Lenox Memorial graduate Scott Carpenter earned all-America recognition with a 10th place finish on Saturday at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships.   Carpenter covered the 10-kilometer course in 30 minutes, 3 seconds to become the 11th runner in Georgetown history -- and the second in two years --
Documents Reveal Complaints Against Departed Lanesborough-Williamstown Superintendent
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Documents outlining the "complaints or charges against" the former Lanesborough-Williamstown school superintendent show that he had lost the confidence of his top administrators along with that of several school committee members. Douglas Dias and the Lanesborough-Williamstown Tri-District parted ways
BRPC Advocates for Investment in High-Speed Broadband
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Reliable high-speed broadband is critical to the county's economic competitiveness in the coming years. That's the point the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission is stressing in an eight-page letter to Gov. Charlie Baker and more than 15 state and local officials detailing the challenges and goals facing
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