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The 13 Most Dangerous Intersections In Pittsfield
Motor vehicle collisions are a fact of life in a city of over 40,000 people. Pittsfield Commissioner Ricardo Morales' number one priority has been pedestrian safety. Over the years, these intersections in Pittsfield have been notorious for crashes. As the city continues to make yearly improvements, roundabouts have helped slow...
Pittsfield Residents: Apply Now for Housing Rehabilitation Grants and Loans
The City of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, is offering residents the opportunity to apply for grants and loans for housing improvements. This is part of the Housing Rehabilitation Program, overseen by the City's Community Development Office. The program covers a variety of eligible improvements. These include roof, chimney, deck, and porch repairs, as well as the replacement of sewer lines, windows, doors, and water heaters.
These Are The 3 Best Spots In Massachusetts For Hot Dog Lovers
Are you a fan of the "Frank"? The "Coney"? The "Pig in a Blanket"? The "Dog" or the "Bowwow"? Of course, I'm referring to what we all probably know best as the hot dog. I'm a fan. I absolutely love me some "dogs". Fortunately, if I'm ever in the mood...
Hot Plate Brewing in Pittsfield upgrading facility
A Latina-owned business that opened this year in downtown Pittsfield has received a bond to help upgrade the facility.
CGHS/SPCA waives all adoption fees for December
Interested in adopting a furry friend this holiday season? All adoption fees at the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA will be waived through December!
Massachusetts Town Named One of the ‘Most Christmassy’ Places in America
I've always thought New Bedford and Fall River do a solid job of decking the halls (and the streets) for Christmas. Between New Bedford's downtown lamp posts getting strung with lights, the gorgeous glowing decorations of Clasky Common Park and the Fall River Children's Holiday Parade (which turns 40 next year), the two cities don't hold back.
Chatham Earns Top Honors in Financial Reporting for Second Year in a Row
The Town of Chatham has been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). This top award in governmental accounting was given for the town's annual financial report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022.
Woman, 48, killed in Kinderhook crash
One person died in a Kinderhook car crash on Monday morning. Sophia Perez-Martinez, 48, was trying to turn from State Route 9H to County Route 25 just before 8 a.m., investigators said. She pulled into the path of a van and was hit. Perez-Martinez was pronounced dead at Columbia Memorial...
Dec. 4, 2023 Police Blotter
Tyler Phelps, 28, Warren was charged with DUI: Controlled Substance – Combination, DUI: Controlled Substance – Schedule 1, DUI: Controlled Substance – Metabolite, and Careless Driving on 10/24/2023 following a Traffic Stop. Zachary Dewees, 20, Warren was charged with Rape – Forcible Compulsion, Rape – Unconscious Person,...
Pittsfield remembers airman killed in Japan
PITTSFIELD, M.A. (NEWS10) — A local high school football player who joined the military and passed away overseas, is now being remembered and honored by the people of Pittsfield. Old Glory flew half staff at Taconic High School, just days after 24-year-old Air Force Staff Sgt. Jake Galliher died in an Osprey training mission off […]
Active-duty Massachusetts Police sergeant dies suddenly
Massachusetts State Police are grieving the loss of a sergeant.
Columbia County, New York Restaurant Closes After 87 Years
A restaurant near the Hudson Valley has announced they have closed after serving meals for almost 88 years. If you have ever been to the town of Ghent in Columbia County, New York you've probably heard of either the Old Post Road Tavern or Kozel’s Restaurant, both located at 1006 Route 9H. The Old Post Tavern became Kozel's back in 1955 after the Kozel children took over operations from their parents Frank and Eva Kozel and changed the name. Ever since Kozel's has been a staple for amazing meals in Ghent, NY.
Join the Festivities: 2023 Light Up the Holidays Parade on Main Street This Saturday
2023 Light Up the Holidays Parade on Main Street is Saturday, December 9th from 5 – 8pm. For Saturdays Events and other details: Parade-Events-FINAL-2023 Santa, Fire and Police Vehicle(s) drive by neighborhoods is Sunday, December 10th from 5 – 7pm – For Sundays route and other details: Santa-Parade-route-2023Visit here for more details.
Get in the Holiday Spirit at the Pride Night Christmas Diva Dance Party!
Get ready to dance the night away at the Pride Night Christmas Diva Dance Party at Methuselah Bar and Lounge. The event is set to take place on Thu, Dec 07, from 8pm to 11pm at Methuselah Bar and Lounge, located at 391 North Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201. This monthly Pride Dance Party is a beloved event in the community, and this month's festive edition is not to be missed.
Discovering Stockbridge: A Charming Haven for Families and Retirees
Stockbridge is a charming town located in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. With a population of 1,827, Stockbridge offers residents a sparse suburban feel and is known for its beautiful parks, restaurants, and coffee shops. The town is particularly popular among retirees and has a moderate political climate. Additionally, Stockbridge boasts above-average public schools, making it an attractive place to live for families.
Western Mass. native mourned after dying in military aircraft crash off the coast of Japan
Staff Sgt. Jacob "Jake" Galliher is survived by his wife and their two young sons — a 2-year-old and an infant. The family of a U.S. Air Force member and Pittsfield native killed in an Osprey crash off the coast of Japan last week is remembering the young airman as “an incredible son, brother, husband, father and friend to so many.”
These Massachusetts unsafe dams will be removed
Due to the climate crisis of more extreme rain and flooding, the state is investing $25 million of federal COVID relief funds to remove eight aging dams in central and western Massachusetts.
New Rabbi Arrives in Hudson
HUDSON- In celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish festival of lights, on December 10th Rabbi Mendel and Rochie Kremer – founders of the newly established Chabad Jewish Center of Columbia County – invite the community to join the county’s public Menorah Lighting at Hudson Town Square. The celebration will feature a giant Menorah, a fire performer, and a unique “gelt drop” in collaboration with the local Fire Department. Mayor Kamal Johnson and other Hudson public officials will be joining the festivities.
Pittsfield Mayor-elect Marchetti announces administrative team as he prepares to be sworn in next month
Before succeeding outgoing two-term Mayor Linda Tyer, Marchetti identified key staffing appointments Monday. Catherine VanBramer will serve as the Director of Administrative Services, continuing on in the role she holds in the Tyer administration. A city employee since 2010 and Chair of Pittsfield’s Ward 6 Democratic Committee, VanBramer created and directed Pittsfield’s first Citizens Academy — a course that educates residents about how the city operates. Brittany Walsh, who currently works in the city’s police department as Administrative Assistant to the Chief, will serve as the Executive Assistant to the Mayor. Marchetti’s inauguration is set for January 2nd.
After three applications, Great Barrington Selectboard approves Price Chopper’s liquor license
Great Barrington — During its meeting on Monday, December 4, the Selectboard approved the liquor license for the town’s Price Chopper store at 300 Stockbridge Road. The vote was three to one, with Chair Stephen Bannon, Vice Chair Leigh Davis, and member Ben Elliott voting to grant the liquor license, with member Eric Gabriel voting against granting the license. Selectboard member Garfield Reed recused himself from the vote, as he did for the two previous votes, because he is an employee of the Plaza Package Store on State Road.