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Crews respond to a structure fire in Pittsfield

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - On Tuesday night, crews responded to a structure fire in Pittsfield. According to the Pittsfield Fire Department, it happened around 8 P.M. on Dartmouth Street. The fire was put out in 30 minutes, and officials say no one was displaced or injured. However, the building sustained...
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We Salute You: Jean Anne Munro

Please join us in saluting U.S. Air Force Lt. Colonel Jean Anne Munro of Pittsfield. She served from 1962-1984, including time as a registered nurse at the Air Force Academy and all over the world. Thank you for your service.

Pittsfield Council Rejects Petition on Homelessness in City Parks

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Ward 2 Councilor Charles Kronick's second attempt to evacuate homeless encampments was shot down by the City Council on Tuesday. His request to postpone all of the Parks Departments' future funding requests and grant approvals until the prohibiting of camps in Springside Park is enforced failed 8-2 with himself and Councilor at Large Karen Kalinowsky voting in favor.

Columbia County fire displaces 14 people

Fourteen people, including an infant, are getting help from the American Red Cross after a fire in Columbia County. The fire broke out Monday at a home on Elmwood Avenue in Philmont. The Red Cross says it’s helping eight adults and six children. The kids’ ages range from 2 months...

Eight Town School District Planning Board frustrated with lack of feedback

Great Barrington — While discussions and studies are going forward with the potential merger of Berkshire Hills and Southern Berkshire regional school districts, members of the Eight Town Regional School District’s Planning Board seem to be frustrated with a lack of input from both the public and staff members of the school districts.
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Berkshire Humane Society Pet of the Week: Meet Princess

Every Wednesday at 8:30 we're joined by John Perreault, Executive Director of the Berkshire Humane Society to discuss all the happenings at their Barker Road facility, plus talk about their Pet of the Week. This week's Pet of the Week is Princess and she desperately needs a new castle. She’s...

Becket Select Board member, candidate for state representative, wants to decriminalize ritual psychedelics

Michael Lavery is a member of the Becket, Massachusetts Select Board and the Green-Rainbow candidate for the 3rd Berkshire District state representative seat in November. While Becket’s town meeting isn’t for another eight months, Lavery is attempting to rally support for his citizen petition to decriminalize entheogens. The term applies to an array of psychedelics used in spiritual practice, like certain mushrooms or peyote. While the substances remain illegal federally, they’ve been used across the globe for thousands of years. Lavery spoke to WAMC about why he thinks the move would benefit Becket.

Big Run from Galliher Keys Taconic Win at Pittsfield

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – On a Taconic volleyball team laden with juniors and seniors, it was sophomore Jadyn Galliher who delivered the biggest points of Tuesday’s three-set win over PIttsfield High. Galliher went to the service line with her team up a set but down, 23-20, in the second.

Take a Look at the Berkshires’ Virtual Job Fair Right Here

Even though we are still dealing with COVID-19 in 2022, there are a number of businesses locally, that need to fill some positions. If you're ready to get back to work, or just thinking of changing careers, the Berkshires' Virtual Job Fair is the place to start. You'll find exciting...

A Special Celebration Takes Place In the Berkshires On October 10th

On Monday, October 10th, the Town of Great Barrington will participate in the yearly Indigenous People's Day get together. Event coordinator Susan Jameson recently appeared on my Saturday "Let's Talk" segment to discuss preparations for these memorable festivities that begin at 11am. You are invited to assemble at The Gazebo located behind Town Hall on Main Street (the same location where local performers participate in the annual summer concert series) as this is billed as "a community event" for everyone to enjoy.

Festival Latino celebrates Hispanic heritage

Great Barrington — For over 25 years, the nonprofit organization Festival Latino has celebrated Hispanic heritage in Berkshire County. As part of its mission, and to coincide with Hispanic Heritage Month, the organization held its annual festival at the Town Hall Green on Saturday, September 24. The event included...

Pittsfield ZBA Continues Allendale Pines Expansion Request

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Zoning Board of Appeals is not ready to approve a special permit to expand Allendale Pines. The panel last week continued Eagle Allendale LLC's request for the expansion and alteration of the mobile home park to create 21 new sites adjacent to 389 and 399 Cheshire Road.

22 Years After Suicide Attempt, Kevin Hines Talks Prevention

DALTON, Mass. — Kevin Hines was just 19 years old when he jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge and immediately regretted the decision. He survived because a phone call from a bystander and the help of a sea lion and has since dedicated his life to suicide prevention, becoming a best-selling author and a producer.

Groups call for police reform six months after Miguel Estrella's death

PITTSFIELD, Mass. - The group 'Change for Miguel' held a march Sunday to raise awareness about how Pittsfield responds to mental health calls six months after Miguel Estrella was shot and killed by Pittsfield police. In a report released last month, The Berkshire District Attorney's office found the officers acted...