|Berkshires Beat: South Church Raising Money for Solar Panels|
To offset the growing cost of electricity required to sustain its much-needed community missions, South Congregational Church in Pittsfield has embarked upon a solar energy project. Vivint Solar is installing 100 solar panels on the church roof this summer, at a cost of $103,500. The church is seeking to raise funds to pay for
|Weekly Berkshire County Junior Golf Schedule Set|
The Berkshire County Junior Golf Program is open to boys and girls who are members of an Allied Golf Club and between the ages of 11‑18.
The participants compete in divisions determined by their age. Categories include 13 and under, 14 and 15, and 16 and over. There are six events to be held on Mondays throughout the summer
|Pittsfield Hosting Firefighter Challenge Race This Weekend|
Teams from all over the world compete in the challenge.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Firefighters from all over will swarm Pittsfield next weekend to test their skills against each other.
The Firefighter Combat Challenge is an obstacle course that designed to test firefighters on different tasks they've had to
|Lenox High Graduates Ready to Take Flight|
Class President Jimmy Chassi says the class of 2019 is going to change the world. See more photos here.
LENOX, Mass. — The 49 graduates of Lenox Memorial High School are ready for the risks ahead as they leave the close-knit class of 2019 and learn to fly.
The class is similar to the monarch butterfly that
|Berkshires Receiving Nearly $8M in Chapter 90 Funds|
BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker has signed H.69, An act financing improvements to municipal roads and bridges, which authorizes $200 million in Chapter 90 transportation funds to support all 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts.
About $7,820,310 of that will be heading to the Berkshires with the largest amount
|'Rocketman': Godzilla vs. Elton John|
I actually wanted to see the new "Godzilla." Not that I'm a big fan of the franchise. Maybe it's the kid in me or perhaps because the early stuff was so hokey and so terribly dubbed that it was entertaining. Composed of poorly constructed miniatures and the barest of plots, it was probably the hypersuspension of disbelief
|Sunshine, Warm Temps Finally Arrive in the Berkshires|
After a rainy spring, this weekend might finally feel like summer in the Berkshires.
By the way, the feeling that it was raining all the time was not in your head: The National Weather Service out of Albany, N.Y., reports that "the last time Albany had three days or more of dry weather without a minimally a trace of
|@theMarket: When Bad News Is Good News|
You would think that a non-farm payroll report that was way below expectations would give investors pause. After all, when the pace of employment slows, it usually means that the economy is slowing as well. So why did the stock market spike higher?
It comes down to what the Fed may do. Contrary to many investors' belief that
|The Independent Investor: Long-Term Planning Is Crucial to Caregiving|
The family is headed toward a crisis in caring for the elderly. It will impact all of us, so if you have aging parents, don't think you can just close your eyes and hope for the best. You are likely setting yourself up for a world of hurt.
All too often, the adult children of aging parents are blind-sided when presented
|Berkshires Beat: CATA to Break Ground on Future Home|
Community Access to the Arts will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at the organization's future home at 420 Stockbridge Road on Monday, June 10, at 11 a.m. The new arts center will establish a permanent home for CATA and allow the organization to expand its innovative arts programs for people with
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