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Tyer Backs Harrington In District Attorney's Race
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
03:30PM / Wednesday, August 22, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — With less than two weeks to go until the primary, Mayor Linda Tyer is putting her support behind Andrea Harrington in the race for district attorney.   "My endorsement comes with the strong belief that Andrea and I share similar values and we are like-minded. We both believe in creating opportunities for social justice and for thinking differently about entrenched problems," Tyer said.   "Our leadership styles are similar in that we seek diversity of thought, opinion, and professional experiences to inform our decisions. We believe in building any bridge to find a solution or to advance a progressive idea."   Harrington is one of


Back to School? Keep Kids Healthy and Happy
By Sandeep Kumar,
03:23PM / Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Dr. Sandeep Kumar

"Back to school" is just around the corner for our Berkshire County children. The new school year can be an adjustment challenge for the whole family – but your children's health can remain strong during this busy transition, and on into the school year.

At CHP Berkshire Pediatrics, we'd like to set you and your children and teens on a path to a healthy school season, with some helpful reminders and tips about sleep, stress, food safety and the importance of "downtime." And some advance planning can help to smooth the transition to the school year – regardless of whether you kids are in preschool, high school, or somewhere in


Colorful Bus Stop Installed on Main Street
by TunnelVision 01:33PM / Tuesday, June 19, 2012

by bananas2 10:53AM / Sunday, April 01, 2012
Instead of bickering about parking get a industry in North Adams with higher paying jobs than all the service jobs we have now. Is anyone on the commitee out there looking for any industries to come
Super Bowl Pancake Breakfast
by TunnelVision 10:44PM / Monday, January 30, 2012

Great Jazz, Super Musicals Wrap Up Summer Music Scene
By Grace Lichtenstein, Guest Column
03:04PM / Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The final days of August bring a rush of terrific jazz, a dance party and musical comedies to all corners of the Berkshires.


Berkshire Jazz Showcase

Head for the Pittsfield Common on Saturday, Aug. 25, for a brand new enterprise, the the first Berkshire Jazz Showcase. Between 1 and 6 p.m. five of the area's most popular bands will take the stage for an extravaganza: The Lucky 5, Gruppo Mondo, the Ben Kohn Quartet, the Jason Ennis Quintet with vocalist Natalia Bernal and Andy Kelly Gypsy Jazz.

Founder Ed Bride explains that the event offers a showcase for local talent and a signature jazz event with artists who "could easily establish careers in jazz havens like New York,


Final Summer Tanglewood Concerts Honor Bernstein
By Stephen Dankner, Guest Column
02:28PM / Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Leonard Bernstein conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood in 1970. (Heinz Weissenstein/Whitestone Photo, via BSO Archives)

This week, Tanglewood concludes its 2018 classical programming, culminating with the always-anticipated traditional final concert, on Sunday, Aug. 26, featuring Beethoven's glorious and triumphant Ninth Symphony, which will be preceded by two brief works of Leonard Bernstein – a fitting tribute to cap this "Centennial Bernstein Summer" festival season.

Before the "Ninth," there are three exceptional programs you should consider attending in Ozawa Hall and in the Shed this week – most importantly the astounding lineup


North Adams Hosts Eighth Annual Motorama on Sunday
01:59PM / Wednesday, August 22, 2018

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The city of North Adams will host its eighth annual Motorama on Sunday, Aug. 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Main, Holden and Eagle Streets will be closed to all but pedestrian traffic as downtown North Adams fills with cars, trucks, motorcycles, snowmobiles, tractors and more. Anything with a motor is welcome.

Last year's Motorama brought more than 500 vehicles to the streets of North Adams, and this year hopes to draw record attendance. Those interested in exhibiting their vehicles can register beginning at 7:30 a.m. the day of the event. The cost to enter a vehicle is $15, but the public can enjoy the event free of charge.

In addition to looking at


Financial Tips for Alzheimer's Caregivers
01:27PM / Wednesday, August 22, 2018

If you are, or will be, a caregiver for elderly parents or another close family member living with Alzheimer's disease, you may experience some emotional stress – but you also need to be aware of the financial issues involved and what actions you can take to help address them.

You will find few "off the rack" solutions for dealing with the financial challenges associated with Alzheimer's. For one thing, family situations can vary greatly, both in terms of the financial resources available and in the availability and capabilities of potential caregivers. Furthermore, depending on the stage of the disease, people living with Alzheimer's may have a range of


North Adams Happenings: Aug. 22-28
01:23PM / Wednesday, August 22, 2018
North Adams Happenings: August 22 - 28   Save the Date  

August 30th
ROOTS Teen Center, 43 Eagle Street
12pm - 4pm (ish)
for more information

Every Thursday, August | 12pm-5pm-ish



North Adams Airport Expects Multiple Bids for Building Project
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
01:02AM / Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The Airport Commission voted to accept a federal grant and got an update on the terminal project and operations. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Airport Commission has already received nearly 80 responses on moving and renovating the former Northern Berkshire Family Practice building.   The city plans to move the vacant medical building about 580 feet farther south at Harriman & West Airport, renovate it and use it as a new administrative building.   "We have had a very good showing close to 80 different responses," Peter Enzien of Stantec Consulting Services, the airport's engineer, said. "It means it is


North Adams Buys First Fuel Hybrid Vehicle
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
06:09PM / Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The car's BlueDrive runs on gasoline but also uses an electric motor.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The city took possession of its first hybrid vehicle, a Hyundai Ioniq Blue with an estimated fuel economy of 62 miles per gallon.    "The key message is this is the first hybrid in the fleet," said Mayor Thomas Bernard on Tuesday. "We want to look at these as they make sense. Certainly the heavier-duty plowing on hills, even a medium truck, it doesn't make sense and there isn't a hybrid option. But these are around-town vehicles for inspections services."   The Hyundai will be used by inspection services and be available for

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Pittsfield Girls Softball Registering for Fall Ball
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05:50PM / Tuesday, August 21, 2018
PITTSFIELD - The Pittsfield Girls Softball League has announced that registration for 2018 Fall Ball is now open.   Individuals looking to sign up may go to The cost is $40 to register online and the deadline to register is Aug. 27. Teams will be formed at the end of August with games beginning the week of Labor Day and ending in mid-October.    There will be two divisions. One division is for U10 players with birthdays in the years 2008, 2009, and 2010. The second division is for players U12 players as well as players aging out of U12 but going into 8th grade. Therefore, players born in 2007, 2006, as well as 2005 may register for this


North Adams Woman Celebrates 100 Years
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
02:16AM / Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Betty Prenguber receives a certificate from the House from state Rep. John Barrett III. CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Elizabeth "Betty" Prenguber celebrated her 100th birthday with friends and family Saturday.   The world was much different in 1918 the year she was born: Woodrow Wilson was president; World War I had ended, and the Boston Red Sox won their last World Series until 2004.   "As long as she is smiling I know she is OK … just a super lady very supportive of her family and a very supportive mother," her son, Joseph Prenguber, said. "… She always put her family first."   Her birthday was Aug. 15 but the family held a


DA Candidates Battle in Pittsfield Gazette Debate at BCC
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
12:55AM / Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The debate was more than standing room only. BCC officials set up an overflow room where attendees could watch Pittsfield Community Television's live broadcast. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Andrea Harrington said some 95 percent of criminal cases end with plea deals crafted behind closed doors.    When one person gets probation after being caught with pounds of marijuana and guns, while another person is given a two-year mandatory minimum sentence for selling a joint worth of marijuana, it certainly gives people pause. They wonder, is the justice system fair?   "It is essential that the public has faith that the people making these decisions with integrity,"


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