Prosecutors and attorneys say fewer district court judges in Berkshire County due to retirements are leading to delays in cases being heard and out-of-town judges coming in to cover sessions.
Tolls at the six western-most exits were reinstated in 2013 after Governor William Weld abolished them in the mid 1990’s
At least three judges have retired since 2006, but one continues to work past the usual retirement age of 70. To fill those gaps, court sessions are sometimes covered by judges from elsewhere in western Massachusetts.
Soggy weather forced the Veterans Day program indoors in North Adams, but many of the traditions such as marching music, the playing of “Taps” and the presentation of a memorial wreath still took place.
The former Lee, Massachusetts, police chief was found guilty in June of extorting a 4-thousand-dollar donation from a couple involved in a prostitution sting in order to drop charges against the pair.
As members of the ways and means committee, Neal says he worked closely with Ryan on attempts to change the nation’s tax code.
Bianchi who was running for his third term, lost by 20 percentage points to City Clerk Linda Tyer.
The Mayors of Pittsfield and North Adams each ran 2nd in their respective primary elections in September.
After what Mayor Domenic Sarno described as “a frank discussion”, he says he accepts MGM’s apology for not giving him a heads-up about the casino design changes.
Either Richard Alcombright or John Barrett has been the mayor of North Adams since 1984.
Pittsfield has about 44,000 residents. North Adams has fewer than a third of that.
As the populations of Lee, Lenox and Stockbridge have declined, remaining residents have been dealing with rising property taxes to help cover municipal budgets.
Officials are trying to figure out why the Berkshires aren’t an attractive place for people under 40.
Incumbent Richard Alcombright and his challenger, former mayor John Barrett, agreed on little during the 90-minute forum.
Mayor Dan Bianchi and City Clerk Linda Tyer really went after each other.