Berkshire women raise money for suicide prevention

Berkshire women raise money for suicide prevention

BOSTON — Two board members of a Berkshire-based coalition are hoping to shed some light on a difficult subject: suicide. Together, Bertha Connelley of Lee and Lee Watroba of Becket plan to walk all night in Boston this Saturday as part of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s annual Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk […]

Tradition and culture take center stage in Sheffield

Tradition and culture take center stage in Sheffield

Swedish folk band Jaerv has shared its music in Japan, Scotland, Ireland, Japan and Spain. And on Thursday, June 27, the band will perform for a crowd in Sheffield. The concert, sponsored by Egremont-based wood supplier Berkshire Veneer and Berkshire Strings, a musical instruction school located in North Egremont, will provide patrons with a unique […]

Military veteran aboard ambulance rescued by crew after it caught fire

Military veteran aboard ambulance  rescued by crew after it caught fire

SANDISFIELD — An ambulance suddenly broken into flames on Sandisfield Road while transporting a patient. But thanks to the quick thinking of the two members of the ambulance crew, the patient, a retired military veteran, was pulled to safety before the vehicle became fully engulfed with flames and smoke. The Chicopee-based crew from Alert Ambulance […]

20 new Americans Pledge their Allegiance

20 new Americans Pledge their Allegiance

STOCKBRIDGE — Known for its iconic Americana imagery, The Norman Rockwell Museum served as a fitting setting when the venue was transformed into a courtroom to welcome 20 new U.S. citizens. The museum partnered with the Berkshire Immigrant Center in Pittsfield, the Berkshire Community College Adult Learning Program in Great Barrington and the Literacy Network […]

Fire engulfs West Stockbridge farmhouse

Fire engulfs West Stockbridge farmhouse

WEST STOCKBRIDGE — A fire destroyed a two-story colonial-style farmhouse from the 1900s on State Line Road. Nearly 30 firefighters from West Stockbridge, Stockbridge and Richmond as well as Canaan, New York, responded to the blaze at the 3,336- square-foot home at 11:15 p.m. on Monday, June 10, said West Stockbridge Fire Chief Peter Skorput. […]

Housatonic Water Works strives to clear the water with consumers

Housatonic Water Works strives  to clear the water with consumers

HOUSATONIC — There could be something extra in the water if the state Department of Environmental Protection denies Housatonic Water Works request for modification to its corrosion control system. But before that happens, the private utility company held an informational meeting to address concerns that might have muddied the water. Dr. Richard Gullick of Rural […]

Asperger’s, LD organization celebrates 35th year

Asperger’s, LD organization celebrates 35th year

LEE — An organization focused on helping young adults with Asperger’s Syndrome and other learning differences define the path to their futures is celebrating its 35th anniversary. Through a ceremony held last week, College Internship Program (CIP) Berkshire celebrated its 35th anniversary at its headquarters in Lee. CIP Berkshire was founded as the Transitional Apartment […]