A mild and less-than-snowy December has meant a slow start to the ski season in the Berkshires. Mountain operators are hoping the busy week between Christmas and New Year’s will help jump start business.
The tiny village center in West Stockbridge, Mass., is home to two coffee shops—each of which could be called the most connoisseur-friendly coffee service in the Berkshires. One of them has even figured out how to charge $5.95 for a glass of iced coffee, without it seeming entirely crazy.
In the Berkshires every summer, there is a musical collective that wants to rip the powdered wig off traditional classical music. Playing the work of living composers and using unconventional methods, they are interested in anything but a musical history lesson. Things wrap up on Saturday with six hours of music, including special guests like Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche and the composer Steve Reich’s re-working of two songs by Radiohead.
The resurrected local chapter of the NAACP claims that open city positions have not been widely posted among minority communities.
An overflow crowd shared stories of receiving treatment at the North Adams Regional Hospital, praised its employees, and strategized to avert the planned closing.
This weekend, the Berkshire town of Lenox will welcome autumn with its annual Apple Squeeze festival.
When the Declaration of Independence was first circulated through the thirteen American colonies, it was read aloud in town squares and other public places.
In the aftermath of the bombings at Monday’s Boston Marathon, police and organizers of upcoming summer events in the Berkshires say they have plans in place to anticipate security threats.
This week the Patrick Administration announced its latest round of funding for community colleges in Massachusetts, including over $25 million to campuses in the western part of the state.
United States Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood announced $29 million in federal grants Monday to improve military veterans’ access to public transportation.
Despite the images of the Berkshires as quintessentially New England, the departure of large manufacturing companies, once the region’s economic base, has left the county struggling to adapt to the changing economic climate. Now, a group of political, business, healthcare and education leaders in Berkshire County has unveiled what they call a blueprint for the county’s economic revival. “The Berkshire Compact” lays out four main goals. You may have seen an op-ed over the weekend written by Mary Grant, president of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams.