Berkshire County, MA

Former Boston TV News Reporter Sadly Passes Away At 64

Depending on what you had for a cable hook-up in the 1990s, you may have been able to watch some news stations out of Boston, based on where you lived in Berkshire County. If that was the case, you may be familiar with one particular reporter and anchor by the name of Uma Pemmaraju. Sadly, she passed away Monday at the very young age of 64 years old. Her cause of death has not yet been released.
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Berkshire County police searching for missing 16-year-old girl

ALFORD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - Police in Berkshire County are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 16-year-old girl from Alford. According to troopers with the Massachusetts State Police in Lee, 16-year-old Nevaeh Mack has been missing since the evening of Thursday, July 29, 2022. Police describe her...
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Here’s When You Can Legally Turn Left on Red in Massachusetts

I've been working the morning shift in Berkshire County for over 10 years now. Driving from Pittsfield to Great Barrington at 3:30/4:00 am in the morning, I can say there are barely any other vehicles on the road. Many times there isn't a single vehicle on the road for quite a stretch. It is very tempting for me to just drive through a red light but I obviously respect the laws of the road. Let's be honest, if I were to do that, it would just be my luck and I would be nailed with a ticket, blemishes on my driving record, and plenty of headaches. Who needs that? I don't need to pay a fine on top of the expensive gas prices here in Massachusetts.

MA Residents Can Expect to Freeze Their Buns Off This Winter

As any resident knows, Berkshire County can keep you on your toes when it comes to weather. Oftentimes, you'll experience hot and cool temperatures all on the same day. It can be beautiful out one minute and the next, a downpour. It's not uncommon for Berkshire County residents to see snow in the spring months as well as early fall, as early as October.

WATCH: Adorable Western MA Beaver Doing Some Grooming on Camera (VIDEO)

As we have seen on social media time and time again, Berkshire County and Massachusetts residents in general love sharing wacky, adorable, and fun videos and photos of animals out in the wild. Of course, sometimes, these furry friends aren't out in the wild that long as they like to approach patios, porches, and decks. In some cases, they will break into homes to gather up some food and fill their empty bellies.

Another Exciting Berkshire County Car Show is Almost Here (over 100 classic car photos)

Berkshire County residents were recently treated to the Great Barrington Main Street Car Show (see over 100 photos below) which was hosted by the Great Barrington Fire Department on Aug. 4. It was very hot in the Berkshires that day but folks still came out to check out the classic cruisers up and down Main and Railroad Streets in Great Barrington especially around 5:30/6 pm when the evening started to cool down a bit. Though the Car Show took place on a hot day, the Great Barrington Fire Department was still pleased with the turnout as proceeds from the event went to the department's scholarship fund which benefits and supports local youth in the southern Berkshires.

Berkshire Residents: Take A Road Trip And Get A Discount On Gas

Massachusetts drivers from the Berkshires to Boston can now take that much deserved road trip and save some "moolah, moolah moolah" on gas in the process. The good news is that prices at the pump are declining as we try to get below that dreaded 4 dollar per gallon moniker. This option can save you an additional 30 cents when filling up between now and Labor Day (September 5th) and that's a good thing if you ask me.

Jamming Out in Great Barrington on Tuesday Night, Aug. 9 at SOS (photos)

Another night of amazing music was held in southern Berkshire County this past Tuesday evening as the band Dead Man's Waltz performed at the Great Barrington V.F.W. for Sounds of Summer. I know I have said it in the past but this night, in particular, was perfect as not only was the show rain-free but the humidity broke early in the evening with a nice breeze making its way through the audience. We couldn't ask for anything better weather-wise.

These Little Leaguers May Renew Your Faith In Mankind, Berkshire County

We all know that it's a crazy world we live in, right Berkshire County? The news is all bad, all the time. Not just here in the Beautiful Berkshires, but everywhere. I mean, a truck driver who was loaded up on fentanyl, cocaine, and heroin and was responsible for the deaths of seven motorists in New Hampshire back in June of 2019 was found innocent of all charges. How does that happen?