A Painting by an Unknown Artist has Sold for a Hefty Sum After a Student Found it in a Used SofaWilliam TracyNewsBreak Contributor
Massachusetts Restaurant Closes After 16 Years Of Serving The CommunityC. HeslopNewsBreak Contributor
Say Goodbye to a Beloved Restaurant in Bennington After 16 Years - Here's How You Can Show Your SupportSpark NewsNewsBreak Contributor
Two Bone Chilling Haunted Locations Await You In Northern Berkshire County
Everybody loves a good ghost story, but let's clue you in on a pair of locations that will truly send shivers down your spine and they are BOTH located here in Berkshire County's north country. If you are yearning for a paranormal experience, have we got some stop overs that will prove to be unforgettable in nature. Are you ready to join us in this journey? I can certainly attest these places will bring a little fright in your life:
Vallieres to step down as North Adams city clerk after less than a year
Josh Vallieres followed first Cathleen King and then Marcus Lyon to be North Adams’ city clerk in 2022. Now, after less than a year, he too will vacate the position May 5th. 22 at the time of his appointment, Vallieres told WAMC he was excited to bring a youthful energy to the position.
Letter: Homeless Housing in MCLA Dorm is NOT the Solution
Initially, I was not against the idea of MCLA's president, Jamie Birge, announcing plans to open a currently empty dorm building for housing homeless families, however, the more I've talked with neighbors and friends, the more I believe it's a horrible idea. As a direct neighbor to MCLA, I didn't...
‘Filthy Kicks’ pop-up sneaker shop takes over The Goods in downtown Greenfield
High-end sneaker seller, buyer and trader, Filthy Kicks has set up shop at 'The Goods' pop-up shop on Main Street in Greenfield.
Bennington College Dining Services to Add Fast Food Offerings
Students will be able to place to-go orders using Benny the Chatbot. Most college campuses are no strangers to fast food options, which can provide a quick, albeit gut-churning, meal solution for students on the go. Bennington College, however, has historically bucked this trend, seeking out locally sourced, globally inspired cuisines for its dining options in Commons.
Police investigate suspicious death in Brattleboro after report of gunfire
The victim’s identity was unknown late Thursday night, according to police. Read the story on VTDigger here: Police investigate suspicious death in Brattleboro after report of gunfire.
Hinsdale Man Pleads Guilty to Motor Vehicular Homicide
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — On Thursday, March 30 in Great Barrington District Court, Stephen Medina, age 50 of Hinsdale, pleaded guilty to motor vehicular homicide by negligent operation. The accident occurred on Route 8 in Sandisfield on Dec. 12, 2021. Police responded to the scene a little after 3:00pm.
Clarksburg Struggling With Budget Hike, Low Reserves
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — The town could be looking at a Proposition 2 1/2 override if it can't get its more than $5 million budget down. The town's total budget is up $178,776, up 3 percent over this year's $4,912,293 spending plan based on a level-funded school budget. But the...
Public records reveal domestic drama ahead of suspension, departure of North Adams police chief
Documents obtained in a public records request by WAMC shed light on the domestic drama during the final weeks of North Adams, Massachusetts police chief Jason Wood’s tenure. Wood, a city native and longtime department member, took over leadership of the NAPD in 2019, following the 15-year tenure of...
Dogs rescued from western Massachusetts home are in good condition, official says
Multiple animal welfare organizations in western Massachusetts are seeking new homes for more than 70 small dogs that were removed from a house in Plainfield earlier this week. The majority of the young dogs, mostly Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes, were brought to the Dakin Humane Society in Springfield with the...
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.
Man Found Dead Inside Brattleboro, Vt. Apartment After Report of Shots Fired
A man was found dead inside a Brattleboro, Vermont, apartment on Thursday night, prompting police to launch an investigation into the circumstances around his death, according to NBC affiliate WPTZ-TV. The Brattleboro Police Department responded just before 8 p.m. on Thursday to a 911 call reporting shots fired at a...
Vermont State Police investigating suspicious death in Brattleboro
Vermont officials announced earlier this month they have awarded nearly $377,000 in grants to restore historic barns around the state as part of the Division for Historic Preservation’s Barn Preservation Grant Program. One of those 28 recipients is the Cary Sugar House in Danville. While not technically a barn, the owners of the Danville property hope to restore it to its original splendor with the goal of educating the public about the history of Vermont’s liquid gold.
Migrating shad, eel, lamprey, benefit from $152 million in Connecticut River fish ladder work in new FirstLight Power agreement
NORTHFIELD — The operator of hydroelectric stations on the Connecticut River has reached an agreement that could protect fish habitat and restore migrations of American shad, river herring, sea lamprey, and American eel once a comprehensive relicense deal is reached. But the Connecticut River Conservancy is not supporting FirstLight...
Bennington police seek public’s help in identifying gas drive-off suspect
BENNINGTON — The Bennington Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect who drove off without paying for gas at a local Stewart’s shop. Police released surveillance footage from the incident this morning. Corporal Faden of the Bennington Police Department is leading the...
How a Vermont binder business is helping people feel more at home in their body
March 31 is International Transgender Day of Visibility. It's a celebration of trans and nonbinary people and a way to elevate their voices, pioneered by transgender activist Rachel Crandall Crocker in 2009. The day is also intended to raise awareness about the resilience that trans people have in the face...
Former Brattleboro principal sues school board over termination
The Windham Southeast School District board fired Steve Perrin last November following allegations of misconduct. Now, Perrin is suing the board and supervisory union. Read the story on VTDigger here: Former Brattleboro principal sues school board over termination.
Williamstown on Track to Try Electronic Voting at Town Meeting
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Select Board on Monday moved forward with a plan to have this May's annual town meeting try out an electronic vote-gathering device. The meeting began with a presentation from Peter Babel of Meridia Interactive Solutions, who explained how the company's interactive "clickers" could be used to expedite the voting process at town meeting.
Greenfield man killed in NH car crash
A driver involved may face criminal charges. A Greenfield, Mass., man was killed in a car crash in Hinsdale, N.H., Tuesday evening. New Hampshire State Police said in a news release that they were notified of the crash at 5:49 p.m. It happened just south of Runnings near the Vermont state line on Route 119.
Homebrew Festival returning to Bennington this April
The 13th Homebrew Festival and Competition is set to return to Bennington on Sunday, April 29. The Southwestern Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Hopridge Farms will be hosting the event at the Bennington Sports Center in downtown Bennington.
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