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James T. Collingwood Jr., 63, of Sheffield

James T. Collingwood Jr., 63, passed away unexpectedly at home with his wife Theresa on Monday, June 27, 2022. He was born on December 9, 1958 in Sharon, Conn., the son of the late James Collingwood, Sr. and Betty Markham Collingwood. Jim was a 1976 graduate of Mount Everett Regional...
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Local fixture of the Berkshires’ music culture amplifies his commitment to the community

Pittsfield — At its most basic level, Andy Wrba’s career in the local music industry can be distilled to a trio of integral ingredients—all of which stem from his role as a bass guitar player. Whether residents of the 413 know him as a member of Barefoot Truth, a teacher at The Darrow School, or music director at Mill Town Capital, he’s striking the very same chord despite wearing very different hats. “I can certainly play by myself for a while, but my role [on bass] is bridging the rhythms of the drums to the harmony of the piano,” Wrba told The Edge, adding that, “it’s all about collaboration and communication.” Plus community. Last week, he took to the stage at Bousquet Mountain (in a Barefoot Truth reunion show, their first performance since 2015); the event kicked off the Bousquet Summer Concert Series, which will continue on Thursday evenings throughout the summer—featuring a lineup hand-picked by Wrba.
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Look for Your Favorite Berkshire County Radio Stations in the Pittsfield Parade

Who's ready for a parade? The Pittsfield Fourth of July parade to be exact. Yes, after a two-year absence, one of the country's most beloved parades returns this Monday, July 4. The Pittsfield parade is always is a lot of fun and is very impressive. In addition, it gives us a chance to get out and see our friends. You'll be entertained by marching bands, floats, specialty units, and four of your favorite Townsquare Media Berkshire Radio stations including Live 95.9, Whoopee, WSBS, and WNAW.

Pittsfield's Allendale Pines Plans Further Expansion

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Allendale Pines plans to expand the mobile home park with more than 20 additional lots. This addition will separate the parks into AP South and the new AP North. The Mobile Home Rent Control Board on Monday OK'd the plan contingent on approval from the Conservation...

New trial motion filed in Greenfield Police discrimination case

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - The attorney for a former Greenfield Police officer who won a racial discrimination case against the city told Western Mass News that a motion has been filed asking for a new trial. Attorney Timothy Ryan said the motion was filed on behalf of the city and...

Tyer Announces Final Round of ARPA Community Awards

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mayor Linda Tyer has announced the last of the city's American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) community awards to 19 organizations totaling $2.9 million. "When Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act, it emphasized the importance of investing in post-pandemic recovery, especially for people who had been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic," Tyer explained at a press conference in the council chambers on Wednesday.

Pittsfield man sentenced for aiming crossbow at police

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - On Wednesday, the Berkshire District Attorney’s office obtained a guilty conviction and jail sentence of the man who aimed a crossbow at police back in March. 40-year-old Timothy Tatro of Pittsfield was found guilty of a single count of assault with a dangerous weapon and...

BITS & BYTES: CATA art show; Golf tournament to benefit library; BSC shows open; new gallery in North Adams; WPA exhibit; BTG sensory-friendly performances

CATA’S annual art show opens in Pittsfield and Williamstown. PITTSFIELD & WILLIAMSTOWN – Community Access to the Arts (CATA) presents its annual art show, I Am a Part of Art, featuring a vibrant collection of paintings, drawings, and sculptures by more than 150 artists with disabilities. The exhibit takes place in partnership with the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA, and the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts in Pittsfield, MA.

SteepleCats Get Strong Pitching, Lose in 10th

BRISTOL, Conn. -- Bristol's Chaz Myers drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th Wednesday as the Blues defeated the SteepleCats, 2-1. North Adams got a sterling performance from starting pitcher Randy Reyes, who struck out six and allowed just one hit in six innings of work.