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Williamstown OKs Fire District's Land Purchase
Cory Thurston, right, and the three members of the Williamstown Prudential Committee vote yes at Tuesday's special fire district meeting. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — By an overwhelming margin Tuesday, the voters in the Fire District chose to acquire a 3.7-acre Main Street parcel where officials hope to someday build a new
Letter: Vote for Chris Canning
To the Editor: North Adams, Massachusetts is the eighth poorest city in Massachusetts. John Barrett has a lot to do with North Adams' poor record. The people of Northern Berkshire County deserve a state representative who can bring the 1st Berkshire District new and better ideas. Christine Canning offers such ideas, has great
Youth Lacrosse Team Wins Fall Tournament in N.Y.
CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. -- The 1X Lacrosse seventh- and eighth-grade travel team recently went 3-0 at the Shenendehowa Fall Brawl Lacrosse Tournament.   More than 85 players competed for the 1X program this fall.   "Our model is flexible, and just this past weekend we had players show up whose soccer or football season
North County Turns Out in Droves for Annual PopCares Fundraiser
Crista and Patrick Wood speak about journey of their toddler Carrick, who was born with cancer and died before this third birthday. Crista Wood thanked the community and PopCares for their support during difficult times.  Update: A statement from the PopCares organization on Nov. 3.: Be prepared to be
Williamstown Selectmen Delay Recommendation on School Regionalization
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Board of Selectmen on Monday finalized the warrant for a long-planned Nov. 14 special town meeting but deferred making a recommendation on what promises to be the meeting's most contested question until the night before.   That is because school officials in the so-called Tri-District are still
Northern Berkshire Santa Fund Teams With North County's BCAC, United Way
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Northern Berkshire Santa Fund is joining a collaborative effort spearheaded by Northern Berkshire United Way to bring together several of North County's largest holiday gift-giving programs under one unbrella.    The purpose of this collaboration is to eventually create one point of signup,
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Berkshires Beat: SVMC Hosts Breast Cancer Awareness Month Events
Becoming aware: In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, observed each October, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vt., has scheduled two events designed to help area women lessen the effects of breast cancer on their lives. On Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., SVMC's Executive Chef Laura LaCroix
Biz Briefs: Berkshire Farm & Table, Alchemy Initiative Team Up to Aid Farmers Markets
Teaming up: The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, in partnership with Berkshire Farm & Table and Alchemy Initiative, has been awarded a three-year capacity-building U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service Farmers Market Promotion Program grant in the aims to address the growing needs of 20 independent
Williamstown Fire District Asks Voters to Approve Land Deal
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The officials who oversee the town's fire district are hoping the third time is a charm.   On Tuesday, the district's voters will be asked in a special 7 p.m. district meeting whether to acquire a 3.7-acre Main Street parcel where the Prudential Committee, which oversees the district, hopes to
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Whiteley, Genaway Making Impact as Freshmen on College Team
Taconic’s Anthony Whiteley and Wahconah’s Will Genaway are among their team’s leaders as freshmen at Endicott College this fall.   Whiteley is second on the team in rushing with 19.1 yards per game, and Genaway is second in receiving yards per game with 31.3 ypg for the 1-6 Gulls.   Whiteley scored
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