Not Good! 3rd Year In A Row Massachusetts Ranks In The Top 10 For This
I could be wrong, Berkshire County, but I feel that the results of a certain new study do not bode well for the future of the Commonwealth. Now, studies are by no means a prediction of the future, but still. These results make it look like our state is moving in the opposite direction of where it should be.
Staten Island man accused of molesting child in Berkshire County
A convicted sex offender is being held without bail in Berkshire County amid allegations he molested a child. David Gonzalez, 67 of Staten Island is facing charges in connection with a 2017 incident in Lee, NewsChannel 13’s media partners at The Berkshire Eagle reported. Gonzalez pleaded not guilty in...
Who Else Misses These Berkshire County Restaurants? (PHOTOS)
As everyone knows, times are especially tough right now. Not just in Berkshire County, but all over. However, when a business that has to close its doors for good happens to be a local business, that just hits that much harder. Recently, Berkshire County has seen some great restaurants that...
Copake man arrested after shooting at suspected trespasser
A Copake man was arrested after calling 911 and reporting he shot at a car of someone he believed was trespassing, according to deputies. Erik Erickson, 58, faces multiple charges.
Hey Berkshire County, Did You Know This Disturbing Fact About Car Seats?
Being a father of a young daughter, one thing I wanted to make sure I had correct before she was born was that her car seat was installed properly. I was able to make an appointment with one of the officers from the Pittsfield Police Department and he came to my house and made sure the car seat was snug, secure, and installed properly, free of charge. If gave me and my wife peace of mind.
Ancram splits over paying for more patrols
ANCRAM—A debate about whether to contract with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office for Enhanced Enforcement Patrols (EEP) raised more questions about police presence than it answered at the March 16 Town Board meeting. Town Supervisor Art Bassin introduced the topic by describing the contract the town would enter...
Man sentenced in connection with head-on crash in Berkshire County that killed a Connecticut man
A Hinsdale man pleaded guilty on Thursday to motor vehicular homicide by negligent operation.
Habitat for Humanity building 2 houses in Philmont
Columbia County Habitat for Humanity announced on Thursday that its next building project will take place in the Village of Philmont, with an expected groundbreaking this spring.
Columbia County man accused of firing at vehicle
A Columbia County man is accused of firing a shotgun at a vehicle he believed was trespassing. It happened Tuesday evening on Connolly Road in Copake. Erik Erickson, 58, fired two rounds. One shot damaged a tire on the vehicle. No one was injured. Erickson is charged with criminal possession...
Hey, Snackers! What’s Massachusetts’ Favorite Fried Food?
Okay, Berkshire County. I know everybody's all about healthy eating nowadays, but I know that there are plenty of fried food aficionados out there...just like me. C'mon. Fess up. Be honest. I know that I'm not the only one who just has to have some McDonald's french fries now and...
THROUGH THE WOODS: Recovering from the storm
THEY WARNED US the coming storm would be bad in our area of Austerlitz and I believed them. The house was stocked with essentials like milk and eggs, jugs of drinking water, cat food, and a working generator with lots of fuel. The tank was full of fuel oil for the furnace and the cat’s litter box was clean. Outside on the porch, I filled the bird feeders, hung extra suet, and had a good stock of corn and seed. Cell phone, laptop and camera batteries were charged. Extra batteries were stocked for flashlights and radios. I was concerned about some of my large pine trees near the house but glad I had the yard and driveway trees trimmed last fall. I am on top of a hill and tend to catch precipitation from all directions. It is nice to have the views; unfortunately, one must also accept the negative aspects. NYSEG warnings were ominous along with updated weather warnings. I hoped it was hype. It was not.
Stewart’s Expansion Remains High on Agenda as Zoning Board Meets
The Pine Plains Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) has postponed until next month a decision on the proposed expansion of the Stewart’s convenience store on South Main Street. . Meeting at the town hall on March 28, the ZBA heard additional details about the Stewart’s expansion plans, but agreed a decision on the requested variance would need to wait until county planners had weighed in.
Berkshire County Native Has a Net Worth of an Incredible $30 Million
One thing I have noticed when looking up celebrities is one of the first suggestions you'll see in a Google search is their net worth. It goes to show that the public is interested in the big stars' financial stats. Some of those celebrities with the big ticket net worths hail from or live in Massachusetts and Berkshire County. For example, we previously featured an article on James Taylor's net worth. If you want to know what his number is, you can check it out by going here. We also featured an article on Massachusetts-born celebrity Mark Wahlberg. His net worth is just out of this world. Yeah, the number is pretty high. You can view and faint at the number by going here.
Berkshire County continues to investigate hoax threat calls
PITTSFIELD, M.A. (NEWS10) — Dozens of schools across Massachusetts, including a number in the Berkshires, were targeted this week with fake phone calls threatening violence. It’s a strain on law enforcement resources and terrifies students and teachers with Nashville’s deadly school shooting coming at the same time. The Berkshire County District Attorney’s (DA) office says that […]
“I could die here, because it happens to people:” a Pittsfield high schooler describes the terror of shooting hoax
Three Berkshire County high schools were sent into lockdown on Tuesday, as part of the latest string of hoax active shooter threats across the state. At a time when real school shootings continue unabated, unsubstantiated threats are traumatizing, too. Tuesday morning, police across Berkshire County received calls that school shootings...
Ana Walshe Case: Husband Indicted On First-Degree Murder Charge, Norfolk DA Says
A Norfolk grand jury has indicted Brian Walshe in the murder of his wife, Ana Walshe, who was last seen on Jan. 1, and whose story has become a national obsession. Brian Walshe, 48, was indicted Thursday, March 30, on charges of first-degree murder, misleading police/obstructing justice, and i…
Welcome to Real Estate Friday!
Here’s what we have for you this week in The Edge Real Estate section:. Property of the Week – Selina Lamb of BIRCH Properties offers a stunning, fully renovated mill for modern living: life at the intersection of work, creativity, community and more. Transformations – Kenzie Fields and...
Berkshire County’s Biggest Snowstorm Had Nearly 26 Inches in 24 Hours
Over the years, Berkshire County has been known to have some epic winters. Of course, we can't forget the big storm that we just had on March 14 but there have been other storms over the years that were quite intense. What is the Biggest Snowstorm on Record for the...
Death By Antifreeze: Salisbury Woman Accused Of Poisoning Boyfriend Denied Bail
A 64-year-old Salisbury woman was ordered held without bail on Tuesday, March 28, in the poisoning death of her boyfriend, authorities said. Judy Church is charged with first-degree murder after she allegedly slipped a lethal dose of ethylene glycol into his Powerade bottle belonging to h…
Top 5ive award winners are community changemakers
The Top 5ive Awards will be distributed to winners at The Wire event center in Coxsackie on March 31 during a special dinner and awards ceremony. The inaugural awards ceremony honors the top five community changemakers in southern Albany County, Greene County and Columbia County. The program was started this year by Capital Region Independent Media, which publishes the Ravena News-Herald, the Greenville Pioneer and The Columbia Paper, as well as the media company’s website, TheUpStater.com, and community guidebooks geared to specific communities.
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