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Biz Briefs: Main Street Hospitality Branching Outside Massachusetts to Rhode Island
Main Street, Rhode Island Main Street Hospitality Group, owners and operators of boutique hotels in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts that include the iconic Red Lion Inn, has been named as the management partner for the new Hammetts Wharf hotel development on the waterfront in Newport, R.I.  This marks the company's first
Berkshires Beat: Two Firefighters Join Great Barrington Force
New firefighters Two Great Barrington firefighters have graduated from the Massachusetts Fire Academy's Call/Volunteer program. At the ceremony on Monday, Oct. 29, call firefighters Mike Bissaillon and Iovan DeRis graduated alongside call and volunteer firefighters from throughout Massachusetts. The Call/Volunteer academy program
District Attorney Write-In Campaign Could Delay Results
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — There are only a few local races on the ballot Tuesday and their outcomes won't take too long to tally up. Except one.    It's possible that full results for the Berkshire County district attorney might not be known until Wednesday — or even Thursday.    The election
BC Arc Celebrates Successes at Annual Meeting
Awards were given to those individuals who made great progress in the last year. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Those with autism, brain injuries or who are developmentally challenged should be treated just like everybody else and Berkshire County Arc tries to do just that.   Through numerous programs throughout the
Guest Column: We Are Too Great to Hate
As the president of a public institution of higher education, I have the unique opportunity to hear from many voices of those who represent the next generation. It should come as no surprise that there are myriad concerns coming through in those voices about the state of our country.   Between the Trump administration's seeking
Caccaviello's Team Holds Final Standout as Election Day Approaches
Caccaviello supporters stand on every corner of the busy intersection. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Amanda Hamilton didn't personally know William Catalano but she knew the family.   She said she knows Catalano's father very well and refers to the Catalanos as family friends. Her father, Tim Hamilton, said
Letter: Moran Much More Experienced for Register of Deeds
To the Editor: I am writing this letter to support Debbie Moran in her candidacy for the Northern Berkshire Register of Deeds. In looking at both candidates, one might say that they both have significant experience in the office, with both having over 20 years, and Debbie having the most with 26-plus years in the office, but to examine
Letter: Caccaviello Offers Leadership, Continuity
To the Editor: As a respite care foster parent for nine years for children who have been traumatized by violence and/or sexual assault; as a crime victim myself; as an elected School Committee member (winning as a write-in) and a former Fair Housing commissioner; I know the work that Paul Caccaviello and the staff of the Berkshire district
Letter: Harrington Right Person for DA
To the Editor: It was supposed to be easy. The position of district attorney in Berkshire County was his to be had. It was set up so well. A shady backroom deal between the 14-year veteran DA and the Republican governor ... an early retirement of the 14-year veteran to allow him to run as the incumbent ... and a last minute switch to
MassPIRG Pushing to Increase Voter Turnout at MCLA
MCLA student Ari Battaini, MassPIRG coordinator, speaks with Mayor Thomas Bernard and college President Jamie Birge after the presentation. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — It's a given that young people don't vote. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is hoping to buck the trend.    In one good sign, the
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