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 […]

BIFF toasts to another year

BIFF toasts to another year

GREAT BARRINGTON — A sea of lanyards swung through the crowded sidewalks as the downtown was transformed into a festival showcasing film over the past weekend. The Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF), now in its 14 year, offered movie-goers and filmmakers as well as artists on either end of the camera a look at 21 […]

DA Harrington reaffirms that Sheffield family of 5 was murdered by husband

DA Harrington reaffirms that Sheffield family of  5 was murdered by husband

SHEFFIELD — As new details emerge, Berkshire County District Attorney Andrea Harrington reasserts that the assailant behind the deaths of a family of five in Sheffield was the father. The evidence, she says, is “unequivocally” consistent with the original evidence suggesting that 41-year-old Luke Karpinski murdered his wife, Justine Wilbur, 41, and their three children, […]

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