Massachusetts State Senator Ben Downing will not seek re-election this fall, part of a promise he says he made to himself ten years ago.
There’s a backdrop of economic unease in this campaign, illustrated recently by news that plastics company SABIC will leave town next year.
We’ve been talking this month to candidates in several mayoral races around western Massachusetts.
The incumbent mayors of Holyoke, North Adams and Pittsfield each won enough votes during preliminary elections Tuesday to earn a spot on the November 3rd ballot. But none of the mayors will face an easy go of it in the next round.
Voters in a handful of Massachusetts cities head to the polls next Tuesday for preliminary elections. Both cities in Berkshire County have contested races for mayor.
A tense moment happened when water systems analyst Craig Gaetani veered off topic and addressed criminal charges pending against him.
TWEETS FROM THE DEBATE: @AdamFrenier, NEPR’s Berkshire County reporter
Bringing back native plants is only one step in restoring this part of the Housatonic. Tearing down an unnecessary century-old dam is another.
A strike has been avoided at Berkshire County’s largest mental health and substance abuse treatment center.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given people until this Monday to comment on a $613 million plan to finish a toxic waste clean up of the Housatonic River.
With the start of the school year, superintendents like Jason McCandless have enough things on their to-do list. Add this: deal with cyber attack.
The passenger rail service that will run between Pittsfield and New York City is still several years away.
The resurrected local chapter of the NAACP claims that open city positions have not been widely posted among minority communities.
A newly revived Pittsfield committee on human rights took up its first complaint this week: discrimination charges against mayor Dan Bianchi.
Some 530 full and part-time jobs were at stake with the shutdown of Northern Berkshire Healthcare, which owned North Adams Regional Hospital. Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield says it’s hired 143 of those employees.
A trademark issued to a small business in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, for its vinegar-based health tonic is causing a firestorm of criticism. A scrappy small business now finds itself portrayed as a corporate usurper. Based on a cold remedy Dana St. Pierre remembers being spoon-fed by his grandmother as a child, it has a very distinct taste and packs a spicy wallop; the recommended daily intake is about a tablespoon.