Author: Amanda Drane

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Tyler Street is under development, and an emerging initiative aims to help residents grow alongside it.Tyler Street Lab, newly furnished with a storefront at 730... [Read More]
First responders handling recent structure fires won't soon forget the dead children they saw at the scene.So says Mike Gleason, manager of Adams Ambulance and... [Read More]
Longtime teacher and Ward 7 City Councilor Tony Simonelli is retiring. Again. After four terms on the City Council, Simonelli, 68, won't seek another this... [Read More]
The Berkshire District Attorney's Office on Monday confirmed the use of accelerants to start last week's fire in Sheffield, and reinforced - in stronger terms... [Read More]
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Herika Carvalho-Galusha said she awoke to the sound of screams early Saturday morning.The fire from her neighbor's trailer crackled loudly, blazing red in between her... [Read More]
Spring arrives this week, bringing with it budget season and a sneak peek at the city's upcoming election season. Pittsfield's departmental budget process kicked off... [Read More]
Commercial solar projects are no longer allowed in the city's residential neighborhoods.The City Council this week approved a more-stringent set of solar regulations that separate... [Read More]
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The city's Fourth of July Parade has marched along North Street for nearly two centuries. Rain or shine. But volunteers say that without a groundswell... [Read More]
The Berkshire Innovation Center is scheduled to break ground this week after years of hiccups and funding gaps. The ceremonial turning of the dirt signifies... [Read More]
Large, empty bins sat behind the counter at Temescal Wellness, waiting to be filled with marijuana products.During a tour Friday, voices bounced around the shiny,... [Read More]
Lanesborough Police are investigating a vandalism Wednesday that left racist graffiti spray-painted on a man's garage door.Police Chief Timothy Sorrell said Thursday that no ... [Read More]
It wasn't surprising to see so many faces and feet at 'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes' in the year of the #MeToo movement, said... [Read More]
The second time's the charm for a former KFC on East Street now slated to become a marijuana shop. The city's Zoning Board of Appeals... [Read More]
Berkshire County could see its first provisional license to sell recreational marijuana granted Thursday. The state's Cannabis Control Commission is scheduled to vote on a... [Read More]
Officer Darren Derby's face is about to get even more familiar. The Pittsfield Police Department's man about town will be featured on Steve Harvey's nationally... [Read More]
A defunct KFC on East Street soon could make way for a marijuana shop. The city's Community Development Board on Tuesday approved a site plan... [Read More]
The city has been given more time to begin work on a $74 million wastewater plant upgrade required by the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA... [Read More]
Children of this generation could soon be swimming and skating at Springside Park, like their parents before them.The historic park's pond is overdue for a... [Read More]
This week two important issues will compete for public attention: domestic violence and the Berkshire housing market. Two events surrounding the respective topics, the annual... [Read More]
The city was slated to rescind the conservation-restricted property formerly occupied by Berkshire Flower Co., but Tony Mazzeo is hoping to renegotiate that. On Friday,... [Read More]
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