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  • Pittsfield Council Rejects Funds to Start Demolition of JB Paper Site
    Mayor Linda Tyer asked for a $25,000 increase in the building demolition budget in the wake of the JB Paper fire, which now poses a hazard. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City Council rejected a request Tuesday night to add funds to the property demolition budget line to start moving toward securing the JB Paper Co. […]
  • Gilbane, City Settle On 'Guaranteed Maximum Price' For Taconic Construction
    John Benzinger from Skanska presented the GMP on Monday. PITTSFIELD,Mass. — The city and Gilbane Building Co. have settled on a guaranteed maximum price for the construction of the new Taconic High School.    The price for construction only is $97,757,373, which is equal to the project established months ago by the state. Now that […]
  • North Adams City Council Approves Funds Toward Church Repair
    Building Inspector William Meranti explains the condition of Notre Dame Church. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to match a $50,000 state grant to begin emergency repairs to 140-year-old Notre Dame Church. The emergency preservation grant was awarded by Secretary of State William Galvin, as part of his oversight of […]
  • Alcombright Hopes to Share Trendsetter Award With Community
    NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — City Hall is looking to share the love when it comes to the city's recent Berkshire Trendsetters award. Mayor Richard Alcombright said last week that he and Suzy Helme, the city's event coordinator, are considering ways that local businesses and organizations might host the award. North Adams was presented this year's […]
  • Pittsfield Fire Now Carrying Narcan
    PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Fire Department is now equipped with Narcan.   The firefighters are being equipped with the overdose reversing drug through a Massachusetts Department of Public Health grant. All of the engine companies were issued nasal Nalozone - Narcan - on Tuesday morning.   The drug reverses potentially fatal opioid overdoses by displacing […]

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  • Chris Bosh unlikely to play for Heat again, Pat Riley says
    Heat president Pat Riley says he believes that Chris Bosh has played his final game for Miami, with the All-Star forward's latest health setback apparently convincing the team that a return from multiple bouts of blood clots is no longer feasible. Riley told reporters Monday that Bosh's "Heat career is probably over" and that the […]
  • Dee Gordon on HR: Jose Fernandez should've been there cheering
    MIAMI -- The thoughts running through? Dee Gordon's head after his first home run of the season ranged from hurried to confusion Monday night. The Miami Marlins?second baseman created one of the memorable sports moments of 2016 as he fought back tears on his way to home plate. "It seemed like it took forever," Gordon […]
  • Three legends' exit makes LeBron James come to grips with final stages of his own career
    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- The King is already contemplating his reign coming to a close. LeBron James, on the opening day of training camp for his 14th NBA season, said that the retirements of Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and most recently Kevin Garnett have caused him to think about when he and his contemporaries will play […]

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  • California police critically wound man witnesses said was unarmed - New York Daily News
    New York Daily NewsCalifornia police critically wound man witnesses said was unarmedNew York Daily NewsA San Diego-area officer fatally shot a man who witnesses claim was mentally challenged and unarmed Tuesday afternoon, marking the latest victim in an unsettling series of black men killed by police. Gunfire rang out around 2 p.m. local time in […]
  • Pasztor had past run-ins with law - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
    Fort Wayne Journal GazettePasztor had past run-ins with lawFort Wayne Journal GazetteShe ran through her neighborhood at night, screaming and banging on doors. She broke all the windows of her trailer and threw furniture and debris into the yard when she was evicted from it last month. She'd been charged with numerous minor criminal ...Mother of […]
  • Drug Lab Blast Kills Bronx Firefighter Royalty - Daily Beast
    Daily BeastDrug Lab Blast Kills Bronx Firefighter RoyaltyDaily BeastA Tuesday morning explosion killed second-generation FDNY Chief Michael Fahey, whom the FDNY called a 'brave man'—just like his dad. Kelly Weill. 09.27.16 10:05 PM ET. A gas explosion tore through an alleged Bronx drug lab Tuesday morning, killing ...Bronx marijuana grow house explosion kills fire chief, injures […]

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