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Berkshire County SWAT & No-Knock Warrant Service

Eoin Higgins | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Eoin Higgins

In January of 2016, I was approached by an anonymous source. He said he had filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Pittsfield, MA, Police...

5-Year-Old Boy Battling Cancer Fulfills Crime-Fighting Dream

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.18.2015 | Good News

A 5-year-old Massachusetts boy who is battling stage 4 cancer got to fulfill a special dream this week: to become a police officer. On Monday, Shavez ...

Returns of the Day with Coffee and Doughnuts

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 01.02.2015 | Politics
Robert Whitcomb

In November 1970, the old Boston Herald Traveler sent me to Pittsfield, Massachusetts to get the election returns from Berkshire County. It wasn't a presidential-election year but there was plenty of excitement about close New England races.

Brooklynization of the Berkshires

Find. Eat. Drink. | Posted 10.11.2014 | Travel
Find. Eat. Drink.

Cultural places in the Berkshires like Tanglewood, Mass MoCA, Jacob's Pillow and the Williamstown Theater Festival have traditionally stolen the headlines as the stars of this picturesque region, but the locavore food and drink movement is shifting the spotlight.

Gov. Hassan Sees Impact of Student-Centered Learning

Nicholas Donohue | Posted 03.30.2014 | Impact
Nicholas Donohue

Recently, New Hampshire Governor, Maggie Hassan, visited Pittsfield to experience how student-centered learning is transforming the district's classrooms and leading to students, teachers, and parents who are engaged and excited to learn.

The Significance of Baseball for People Who Don't Care about Baseball

Tom Alderman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Tom Alderman

It's October and the boys of summer are heading for the World Series Fall Classic. So it's fitting to ask, what is it about this ball-and-stick game that is so deeply embedded in our culture -- with influence well beyond the actual sport of baseball?

How a Groundbreaking Art Show About Contemporary Islam Came to Rural New England

Aziz Sohail | Posted 10.27.2013 | Arts
Aziz Sohail

We were initially concerned that Islam Contemporary might not be well received in this small New England city, but we were quite wrong.

Mass. Group Walks 114 Miles To Protest Higher Ed Cuts

The Boston Globe | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The 10 marchers, slightly haggard but determined, trekked 114 miles from Pittsfield to the foot of the State House to deliver a message yesterday to l...

Mass. Community Debuts New Strategy For Helping Homeless Veterans

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

According to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, 107,000 American veterans find themselves homeless on any given night. The organization es...