City man escorted out of latest council meeting

City man escorted out of latest council meeting

PITTSFIELD — Local political gadfly Craig Gaetani was removed from City Council chambers Tuesday, placed under arrest and charged with disorderly conduct after refusing to step away from the microphone during the council’s open speak portion of its meeting. Gaetani, a longtime critic of city government and a mayoral candidate in the 2015 election, approached […]

Taconic proves itself with rivalry win in hostile territory at PHS

Taconic proves itself with rivalry win in hostile territory at PHS

PITTSFIELD — Deonte Sandifer has seen enough Pittsfield-Taconic rivalry games to know what happens when you don’t close strong. The Braves had fallen victim to PHS in the Home Under the Dome too many times in recent memory. So, when the fourth quarter rolled around and the pesky Generals wouldn’t let Taconic pull away, the […]

Chase ends in police shooting in Rotary Park

Chase ends in police shooting in Rotary Park

PITTSFIELD – A Pittsfield police officer shot at a suspect Wednesday morning, following a traffic stop turned car chase that ended at Rotary Park on Springside Ave. At 9:09 a.m., Officer David Hallas pulled over a green Mercedes Benz SUV for a traffic violation on Bartlett Avenue, Pittsfield Police Chief Michael Wynn said. The driver […]

Lead and copper levels close faucets at ACRSD

Lead and copper levels close faucets at ACRSD

CHESHIRE – Results of a lead and copper test have made the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District shut off of eight faucets and bubblers, according to a report from Superintendent Robert Putnam. According to the report, no drinking fountains were affected, which means no students were directly drinking from sources that were “above actionable levels.” Overall, […]

Owner of dangerous dog contacted in Lanesborough

Owner of dangerous dog contacted in Lanesborough

LANESBOROUGH — After more than two months, the owner of a declared dangerous dog has been formally reached and informed of the Board of Selectmen’s ruling. Lanesborough Police Chief Timothy Sorrell provided an update on the dangerous dog situation to the selectmen last week. On Nov. 14, 2016, the Board of Selectmen ruled that a […]

Tito’s Mexican Grill opens its doors in Pittsfield

Tito’s Mexican Grill opens its doors in Pittsfield

PITTSFIELD — The anticipated Tito’s Mexican Grill, replacing Baba Louie’s at 34 Depot St., has come to fruition. Co-owner Luis Verde had planned to open the restaurant by early December, but the opening was delayed while he waited for the state to approve the liquor license transfer from Baba Louie’s to Tito’s, which occurred Dec. […]