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Lenox: Town scholarship deadline announced

High school seniors and postgraduates who are residents of Lenox are invited to apply for the Lenox Town Scholarship. The application deadline is Thursday, April 11. Scholarships are open to Lenox residents who are graduating from high school in 2019 and plan to enroll in a two or four-year post-sec


Hudson police and immigration advocates find common ground

HUDSON — The Hudson City Police Department will adopt a policy governing how officers can recognize and respond to the different types of warrants executed by federal immigration agents after the attempted detention of two men by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the city earlier this month.


American Red Cross called to 17 emergencies in western Massachusetts last week

SHEFFIELD/PITTSFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Multiple fires have ravaged several homes and taken lives in western Massachusetts this past week. 22News spoke with the local chapter of the American Red Cross to find out how they've been keeping up with an increased need for their services.


Great Barrington: Du Bois scholar to deliver lecture

The W.E.B. Du Bois Legacy Committee will host a free talk, "Resisting Repression: W.E.B. Du Bois's Relationship to Cold War Surveillance," by Phillip Luke Sinitiere, professor of history at the College of Biblical Studies in Houston, Texas, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Mason Library.


Adult Learning Institute announces April programming

HUDSON — The Adult Learning Institute has announced its programs for April. All programs are held at Columbia-Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23, Hudson. Call the ALI Office at 518-828-4181 ext. 3431 or email ali@sunycgcc.edu to register.


Hudson residents stand together for Muslim community

HUDSON — Standing shoulder to shoulder, members of the Hudson community held a light up to the world and pledged kindness Saturday in the wake of the devastating terror attacks against the Muslim community in New Zealand last week.


DA: Man killed wife, 3 children before setting house fire, committing suicide

SHEFFIELD, Mass. — A Sheffield man killed his wife and three children before intentionally setting fire to the family's home and committing suicide, according to Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington.


Greene County Older Americans Month

CATSKILL — In April 1963, President John F. Kennedy designated the month of May as Senior Citizen month. Later in 1980, President Jimmy Carter changed the name to Older Americans month. The Administration on Aging, part of the Administration for Community Living, announces the theme for Older Americ


Local history talk on Seventeenth Century Colonial America

HUDSON — The Hudson Area Library History Room, in collaboration with the Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History, Greenport Historical Society and the Gotham Center for New York City History, presents the latest in its Local History talks 6-7:30 p.m. March 21, ‘Colonial New York’ a


22YO Columbia Man Accused Of Drunken Driving

KINDERHOOK, NY — A 22-year-old was accused of drunken driving in Columbia County after crashing his car. State police said Andrew L. Sacco, 22, of Stuyvesant, was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor.


Driver, 4 kids suffer injuries in NY crash, none serious

LEE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a stopped school bus picking up elementary school students was rear-ended by a car in central New York, sending four children and the car's driver to the hospital.


Ruth Bass | Helicopter parents reach new heights with college admission bribes

RICHMOND — For years, New York City friends have told of how intensely some new parents in Manhattan pursue places in the most prestigious day care and preschool establishments. They have Ivy League aspirations for a kid who can't sit up yet. Until last week, parents of this type could be labeled as


Berkshire Beat: Herberg Team Wins 20th Annual Berkshire Robotics Challenge

Herberg Middle School HBP (Heavy Brain Power) defeated Williamstown Elementary School (WES) LEGOHeads I, 78-54, in the finals to win the championship of "Into Orbit," the 20th annual Berkshire Robotics Challenge, conducted March 16 at Lenox Memorial Middle and High School.


Authorities suspend search of Mount Washington for Porith Stephon Sou, a Massachusetts man missing since March 10

Authorities in New Hampshire have suspended a search of Mount Washington for a missing Massachusetts man after scouring the mountain over the weekend. Porith Stephon Sou, 21, of Dracut, Massachusetts has been missing since March 10, but investigators had a difficult time finding an area to search un


After Tragic Week, Sheffield Gathers For Prayer Service

On Saturday, dozens gathered in Sheffield, Massachusetts, to grieve together after a tragic week. Old Parish Church sits in the heart of Sheffield, an idyllic Berkshire town just south of Great Barrington in the southwestern corner of Massachusetts. Established in 1735, the church’s current structur


Restoration effort aims to give new life to Seven Hills ahead of tourism season

1740s: Colonial settlers build a modest farmhouse on the site a mile east of the downtown village. 1885: New owner Robert Chapin expands the house and names it Norwood, among the earliest Berkshire "Cottages."


‘Down and Out in the Berkshires’? Not necessarily.

Nora Caplan-Bricker recently wrote a piece, “Down and Out in the Berkshires,” for Boston Magazine. My comments on her piece follow. Nora: In your first two paragraphs, you highlight the positive attributes of the region. I agree, and it is getting better. Canyon Ranch was just purchased by Miraval f


Down to 3 finalists for Great Barrington town manager as panel preps interviews

GREAT BARRINGTON — A panel charged with screening candidates for a new town manager has narrowed the field to three. The finalists, including leaders from two Berkshire communities, will be interviewed on consecutive nights next week.


Legislators question need for $1.3 million jail garage

CATSKILL — A garage proposed for the new county jail made several legislators take pause on Monday. Legislator Charles Martinez, R-Coxsackie, questioned the need for a $1.3 million garage at the facility.


Clinicians offer advice for seasonal depression amid transition to spring

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- The transition from winter to spring can be a happy time for many, but for others, it can come with a number of challenges and personal struggles.