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Pittsfield standoff at hotel ends, man surrenders peacefully

PITTSFIELD - A man threatening suicide at a local hotel resulted in a four-hour standoff with police Sunday. Police with the Berkshire County Special Response Team were eventually able to talk the man into surrendering peacefully. He was taken to the hospital for mental health treatment, Sgt. Nichol

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-01-14 23:31:18

Pittsfield Schools Considers Using Indigenous People Day, Not Columbus

PITTSFIELD, Mass. - The School Department may join the growing movement behind switching out Columbus Day with Indigenous People Day. School Committee member Cynthia Taylor suggested the school change the name when written on the school calendar. The change may be small but the gesture is part of

IBERKSHIRES.COM - 2018-01-14 18:01:27

Former Sen. Benjamin Downing chats about life after the Senate and the issues that captured him then - and now

PITTSFIELD - After a decade representing 52 communities, former state Sen. Benjamin Downing, all of 35, decided in 2016 to head for the private sector. After his term ended last year, he did just that, but remains involved in issues he was passionate about while in office. Now 36, Downing is vice

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2018-01-16 00:09:19

Letter: Reader grateful for 'candles of hope'

Posted Monday, January 15, 2018 4:45 pm To the editor: Thanks, Berkshire Eagle, for publishing articles that provide "candles of hope" even in times when we start to feel overwhelmed with actions and events about us that undermine years of progress. In his Jan. 7 article "Ambitious vision for the

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2018-01-15 21:45:18

Alcombright receives peacemaker award at 25th annual MLK Day of Service in Northern Berkshire

NORTH ADAMS - With the memory of perhaps the nation's greatest civil rights leader to inspire them, roughly 300 people fanned out across Northern Berkshire County to help their friends and neighbors. The 25th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service again drew volunteers to the Venable Gymnasiu

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2018-01-16 01:12:18

Saturday last chance for public input on whether Lenox should regulate short-term rentals

- "Short-Term" means renting for less than 30 days in a home, apartment, condo, etc. including owner-occupied (renting a room in a house where the owner remains as host) and non-owner-occupied (renting a whole house or apartment with no owner on site.) - Other uses: Rentals of 30 days or more are no

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2018-01-16 02:57:19

Another man alleges former Adams Memorial custodian molested him in the '70s

ADAMS - In late summer 2017, a childhood friend from the Adams area contacted Charles "Chuck" Boucher about a story published in The Eagle, detailing allegations from other former students of Adams Memorial Junior High School that they were molested by custodian Clement St. Hilaire. "The first thin

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2018-01-16 02:09:20

In wake of a brutal tragedy, friends remember the life of Christa Steele-Knudslien

NORTH ADAMS - Christa Steele-Knudslien may have been the first transgender person who died by violence in the U.S. this year, but her close friends say they are hoping the legacy she leaves behind is more reflective of her life than her death. Christa's third husband, Mark Steele-Knudslien turned h

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2018-01-15 01:42:18

Temps, wind chills will plummet in metro area before a midweek warmup

Strong northwest winds will usher an arctic air mass into the Council Bluffs-Omaha area today, leaving behind dangerous wind chills lasting through Tuesday morning. The arctic air is expected to linger over the area into Wednesday before warmer conditions return later in the week. The National Weath

NONPAREILONLINE.COM - 2018-01-15 14:49:00

Forecast: Bitter cold will give way to midweek warmup

Strong northwest winds ushered an arctic air mass into the Council Bluffs-Omaha area Monday, leaving behind dangerous wind chills lasting through this morning. The arctic air is expected to linger over the area into Wednesday before warmer conditions return. "It's going to be miserable," said Becky

NONPAREILONLINE.COM - 2018-01-16 06:00:00

Forecast: Temps to warm today before sharp dip, high winds on Monday

The metro area may get a shot of snow this morning. "The highest percentage we have is about 60 percent chance," said Becky Kern, meteorologist for the National Weather Service office in Valley, Nebraska. That storm was expected to bring about a half an inch overnight. "That's not a ton of snow," Ke


Zinfandel - The All-American grape

Only 3 percent of the vineyards in Napa Valley are planted to Zinfandel grapes. But even with that, America has the vast majority of these vines.PHOTOSPIN No grape is as all-American as Zinfandel. The grapes arrived in 1820, and during the Gold Rush were planted all over California. Although the Zin


Myles, Cornelius B. Sr.

Myles, Cornelius B. Sr. Cornelius B. Myles Sr. was born on December 2, 1943 to Willie and Minerva Myles in Winchester, AR. Cornelius (CB) was the youngest of ten children (two brothers and seven sisters). While in the Navy traveling the world he met Lualhati Enriquez, married in 1968 and had two son


Sons of Italy Hall set for September reopening after last year's blaze; 'When people walk in, they'll feel right at home'

Buy Now The Sons of Italy Hall remains under reconstruction one year after a fire nearly destroyed the building. The Hall on 10th Street south of downtown Omaha is scheduled to reopen in September. REBECCA S. GRATZ/THE WORLD-HERALD Parts of the original Sons of Italy Hall remain, like the sign over

OMAHA.COM - 2018-01-15 22:24:00

Suicide support group to gather

The grief support group is designed to help people cope with the shock and pain that accompany the loss of a loved one to suicide. The facilitator is Sandy Olson. We're writing to thank you again for your Fremont Tribune subscription, and to share some tips and handy links that you can use to take a

FREMONT TRIBUNE - 2018-01-16 00:11:00

Norma Jean Nelsen Owens, 90

(Norma) Jean Owens, age 90, of Lincoln died on August 22, 2017. She was born on May 15, 1927 in Lyons, Nebraska to Noble and Evelyn (Anson) Nelsen. Jean attended school in Lyons, Fremont, Wayne State College and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Jean taught at two rural schools in Lyons and Oaklan


Photos: Seward girls lockdown Waverly

The Class B No. 4 Bluejays gritted out a 38-33 win over the No. 2 Vikings on Saturday at Waverly High School. Photos by Francis Gardler, Journal Star. 1 Buy Now Seward vs. Waverly, girls hoops, 1/13/18 Seward's Rylee Opfer (14) and Kendra Placke (34) celebrate their 38-33 win over Waverly on Saturd


Lincoln man arrested for sexually assaulting child

LINCOLN, Neb. - A 22-year-old Lincoln man is in jail after reportedly raping a young girl multiple times. Zackery Wright was arrested on Jan. 10 after admitting to police that he sexually assaulted a girl known to him, multiple times over the course of four years. The victim, who is known to Wrigh

1011NOW.COM - 2018-01-15 18:37:00

Women making sure kids get food on the weekends, one meal at a time

LINCOLN, Neb. -- "We can do this" is a group feeding kids in need on the weekends. Inside the F Street Recreation Center they said they're spreading love in Lincoln through food. Susan Brown had a conversation with her daughter, and learned some kids aren't getting meals throughout the weekend. Sh

1011NOW.COM - 2018-01-15 06:50:00

Blood bank raises awareness of new policy

LINCOLN, Neb. - On Saturday, Iron Brush Tattoo hosted its second annual blood bank in to raise awareness of Lincoln's new policy that makes it easier to give blood when you have tattoos. "You now only have to wait seven days and not a year to donate blood after getting a tattoo," said Tyson Schaff