Education task force advances with Berkshire County study

Education task force advances with Berkshire County study

DALTON — The Berkshire County Education Task Force is moving forward with the second phase of its  county-wide education study, which will be in partnership with the District Management Council. The DMC, which is based out of Boston and has worked with more than 150 school districts across the nation, was the only group to […]

Collins Center recommends more than 20 changes to Adams-Cheshire district

Collins Center recommends more than 20 changes to Adams-Cheshire district

ADAMS — Representatives from the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management have made 13 policy recommendations and eight building use recommendations regarding the Adams-Cheshire School District – changes that they say could greatly improve the district’s future. The 21 total changes were presented Feb. 8 at C.T. Plunkett Elementary School to an auditorium […]

Storm shuts down the Berkshires

Storm shuts down the Berkshires

PITTSFIELD – The first major snowstorm of 2017 struck the Berkshires late Wednesday night. In advance of the storm snow emergencies were declared across the county and all of the local schools closed. The large storm also forced many businesses and attractions in the county to close including Berkshire Museum, Berkshire South Regional Community Center […]

Cheshire residents supply big ideas for Master Plan

Cheshire residents supply big ideas for Master Plan

CHESHIRE – Fifty residents came together inside Cheshire Elementary School Thursday night to discuss the future of their town and to work towards a complete master plan. Five standing easels inside the CES auditorium helped collect resident input. Each easel had a question, and residents were asked to tack up their answers on the boards. […]

Housing rehab grant one step closer in Cheshire

Housing rehab grant one step closer in Cheshire

CHESHIRE – A draft Community Development Strategy has been created for the town, a major prerequisite of the housing rehabilitation grant the town is pursuing. The CDS is a seven-page document that outlines the town in general and also delves into what grant money would be put towards. It is somewhat similar to the town’s […]

Cheshire selectmen upset with Adams’ school comments

Cheshire selectmen upset with Adams’ school comments

CHESHIRE – The town’s selectmen are not happy with what they call “pre-emptive” and “premature” comments made by members of the Adams town government. The face-off comes at a time when both towns have contracted the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management to study the future of their joint school district. The Adams-Cheshire […]

Taconic Ice Hockey stuns Wahconah at Foote

Taconic Ice Hockey stuns Wahconah at Foote

NORTH ADAMS — Taconic Ice Hockey took its time in the visitor locker room at Pe- ter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Memorial Skating Rink Wednesday night. The Braves were drained, emotionally and physically by a 4-3 win over host Wahconah. They survived a total of 11:30 of penalty time, including a four-minute major and a full three-minute […]

Bomb threat evacuates John T. Reid Middle School in Pittsfield

Bomb threat evacuates John T. Reid Middle School in Pittsfield

PITTSFIELD – Students at John T. Reid Middle School were evacuated early this afternoon following a bomb threat. Officials, though, said the threat was false. The middle school students were evacuated to two nearby areas, but have since been allowed back inside the school building under the guidance of their teachers. Students will gather inside […]

Crowne Plaza headed to foreclosure auction

Crowne Plaza headed to foreclosure auction

PITTSFIELD – Documents obtained by The Berkshire Courier confirm that the Crowne Plaza Hotel building will head to a foreclosure auction next month. Santander Bank, the holder of the mortgage, filed paperwork with the Berkshire County Registry of deeds on Jan. 5 beginning the process. The property, located at 1 West Street, will head to […]

City accepts funding for new park shed

City accepts funding for new park shed

PITTSFIELD — The City Council unanimously accepted Tuesday night a $25,000 gift from a local credit union to help defray costs associated with the construction of a shelter in Durant Park. W. Kent Hudson Jr., senior vice president and chief operations officer for the Greylock Federal Credit Union Board of Directors, notified Mayor Linda Tyer […]