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What? Motorist Drives SUV Inside of a Massachusetts Mall? (VIDEO)

Remember the days of shopping at the Berkshire Mall? I truly miss those days. I remember back when the Berkshire Mall was the hopping place to be on the weekends. Back in those days, you had to drive around the outside of the mall at times just to find a parking spot. Between the shoppers and the movie theater attendees, the mall was booming with life (Do you remember these 65 Berkshire Mall stores?)
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Pittsfield 13s Face Hawaii in Friday Afternoon's World Series Final

GLEN ALLEN, Va. — The Pittsfield Babe Ruth 13-year-old All-Stars came to the World Series with a perfect record. They end it Friday by attempting to keep another team from finding perfection. Pittsfield, the New England Regional Champion, takes on Pacific Southwest Champion Hawaiii at 1 p.m. at Glen...
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Adams Diner Owner Saves Choking Woman, Report Says

The owner of a Western Massachusetts diner is being praised after saving a choking customer, News10 ABC reports. Peter Oleskiewicz told the outlet the scary incident happened Wednesday, Aug. 17, inside his Berkshire County restaurant, Miss Adams Diner, located on Park Street in Adams. When an elderly woman began choking,...

This Has to Be the Most Unique Way to Travel Around Pittsfield!

There are plenty of ways to get around the Berkshires and more specifically, Pittsfield. You can drive, go biking, take a scooter, walk around downtown, or even jog over to most places. But there is a mode of transportation out there that has shown up in Pittsfield area and it might just be the unique way to get around that we've seen. And thanks to TikTok, it's definitely making its way around the internet.

Is Common Law Marriage Legal in the State of Massachusetts?

With the fall, particularly the month of October not too far off in the distance, I have been thinking about my wedding day lately. I was married back on Oct. 10, 2008, right here in Berkshire County, Williamstown to be exact with the reception in Pittsfield. It was a beautiful fall foliage day in the Berkshires and everything went off without a hitch. Every now and again, my wife and I will pull out our wedding DVD and sit back and just laugh at all of the crazy dancing we did on our day. Our guests were into it. There was even one point where my friend and kidney donor, John Pitroff had a dance-off with me to classic Michel Jackson and Tone Loc. This was nine years before John donated his kidney to me. We go back pretty far.

Interior designers were invited to transform the miserable Pittsfield fire into a living space. The big reveal comes on Friday | Middle Berkshires

If you’ve ever driven down Tyler Street from downtown Pittsfield, you’ve probably noticed the former Morningside Firehouse. Built in 1906 by Pittsfield architect Joseph MacArthur Vance, the building, at 231 Tyler Street, is a notable presence within the urban fabric of Morningside neighborhood: it stands out from its neighbors for its intricate brickwork, architectural details, and compact but-great facade.

Sheriff candidates unload accusations at each other

Pittsfield — It was a full house at the Berkshire Athenaeum library as Berkshire County Sheriff Thomas Bowler debated candidate Alf Barbalunga on Monday, August 15. 
The event, which was streamed live via YouTube and social media, was sponsored by Berkshire Community Television and the website iBerkshires. Panelists...

Residential Tax Exemption is unfair

Mr. Beacco, a former Stockbridge Selectman who now lives in Lee, does not understand the full impact of Patrick White’s proposal to adopt the Residential Tax Exemption (RTE) for Stockbridge. For every full-time resident—rich or poor—it creates taxes lower than for second home owners. The RTE would...

Bowler wrong about Franklin County women returning to Chicopee correctional center; Shugrue admits he was wrong about broken windows debate claims

The debates on Pittsfield Community Television are making waves with just weeks until the September 6th Democratic primary. With no Republican candidates running, the vote will likely guarantee the Berkshires’ next sheriff and DA. A flashpoint in the contentious campaign for sheriff has been the policy of holding Berkshire...

Here’s Why You Can’t Sign Below the Line on the Back of a Check

Berkshire County, do you remember checks? I know, nowadays it seems like people don't write or cash/deposit checks anymore but it still does happen from time to time. I receive checks from family members, particularly on Christmas and on my birthday. I guess I may be considered a little boring but there isn't too much I need these days but receiving cash or a check can definitely do the trick. I don't think anybody would turn down money, especially during these current times. If anything, I can use the money to fill up my tank or purchase

Weekend Outlook: Plays, Craft Shows, and More

Berkshires County has a variety of events this cloudy hot weekend including craft fairs, plays, and comedy nights. Downtown Pittsfield concludes the Third Thursday season this Thursday, August 18, with a "Love Pittsfield" theme. The event includes snowcones, giveaways, a bounce house, vendors, food truck and performances by Zumba with...

MassDOT to Resurface Adams' Howland Avenue

ADAMS, Mass. — The state Department of Transportation is set to resurface all four lanes of Howland Avenue in fiscal 2023, with work expected to begin in the fall. "We don't know the exact number; we do know that the scope is, essentially, just north of the roundabout, all the way up to the city line by Bounti-Fare," said Town Administrator Jay Green at Wednesday's Board of Selectmen meeting. "The methodology of the resurfacing is yet to be determined. MassDOT engineers need to come out and work with our DPW to do core samples to determine the condition of the roadway that's underneath the surface."

Amazing Western MA Bobcat Stops Off for Quick Bathroom Break (VIDEO)

As mentioned in previous articles, there's no shortage of people sharing photos and videos of wildlife on social media. Many of these photos and videos were taken right here in Berkshire County. It's a fun pastime to capture our furry counterparts on camera and share, share, share. Think about it, there was a time, not too long ago, when we couldn't do this. I mean sure, you could hold a cumbersome camcorder and try to film wildlife but it certainly wouldn't be as easy or as practical as whipping out your phone, and bam you're good to go. You gotta love technology.

Pittsfield Personnel Review Board Approves New Positions

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Personnel Review Board on Wednesday voted to create emergency co-responders in the Police Department and two social worker positions: one in the police department and one in the Health Department. This comes in the wake of increased homelessness and mental health distress and the police...

New York Swimmer Hit By Boat In Hudson Valley

A woman was seriously hurt after she was hit by a boat while swimming in the Hudson Valley. On Saturday, August 13, 2022, New York State Police from Troop K responded to Queechy Lake for a boating accident. Boating accident on Queechy Lake, Canaan, Columbia County, New York. At approximately...