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Coronavirus threat deemed ‘low risk’ in the commonwealth

PITTSFIELD — A new respiratory virus, believed to have potentially emerged from an animal source in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China, has claimed the...

Couple writes the next chapter for a historic Division Street property

HOUSATONIC — Terry Coughlin is a self-proclaimed “super fan” of Jimmy Stewart.Coughlin was introduced to the down-to-earth persona of the actor as a teenager...

County officials exploring options, best practices in combating opioid epidemic

PITTSFIELD — Key leaders in Berkshire County’s efforts to fight opioid addiction gathered for a presentation from the Northampton Health Department about that city’s...

Alford officials debate plan to buy land near Town Hall

ALFORD - Residents are set to head to the polls to decide if the town should purchase property located directly next to the Town...

Fulcrum withdraws its cannabis cultivation and manufacturing site proposal

GREAT BARRINGTON — After several months of continued public hearings and meetings that included disapproving outcries from neighbors, a cannabis cultivation and manufacturing business...

Southern Berkshire Ambulance Service actively recruits EMTs

GREAT BARRINGTON — Ambulance services all over the country are grappling with high turnover employee rates for Emergency Medical Technicians. In fact, employee retention...

Lee couple welcomes first baby of the decade, year in Berkshire County

GREAT BARRINGTON — Like many couples throughout the commonwealth, Haylie Breault and Dean Stockley watched the ball drop to welcome the New Year. But...

Community rallies around Quinlan family

LEE — On the day that Mike and Charlene Quinlan were having their soon-to-be-theirs home inspected in Pittsfield, the newly married couple also learned...

Mill River Store’s proprietor warns of uncertain future

MILL RIVER — Lack of support from financial institutions could threaten the existence of one of the Berkshires’ longest standing businesses and one of...

Pop-up flower shop blossoms at Botanica as café reopens

GREAT BARRINGTON — The sweet smell of collaboration is unfurling on the corner of Railroad Street.Over the summer, downtown café and coffee shop Botanica...

‘What if Scrooge were a woman?’

Charles Dickens is arguably one of the most notable novelists to rise from the Victorian Era. Now more than a century later, his works...

So. Berkshire subcommittee suggests a consolidation forum be held

SHEFFIELD — In an attempt to improve communication surrounding a potential school district merger, a Southern Berkshire subcommittee has suggested that a public forum...

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