BOSTON (AP) — Four-term Massachusetts state Sen. Eric Lesser announced Tuesday that he is running for lieutenant governor.
The Longmeadow Democrat, who chairs the Legislature’s Economic Development Committee, said in an email to supporters that the status quo isn’t working and is creating an economy that drives up housing costs and gridlock in some places while vacuuming up jobs in other areas.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Vermont resident who authorities say participated in an elaborate telephone scam that used emotional manipulation to bilk at least nine people out of about $300,000 has pleaded guilty in a Massachusetts courtroom and agreed to leave the country.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who fled the state in 2010 just before he was scheduled to face trial on sexual assault charges involving two young girls has finally been brought to justice, prosecutors said Monday.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — Authorities on Friday released the name of the victim in Hampshire County's first homicide of the year.
Joseph Fillio, 39, of Pittsfield, died after being shot in the head in a Northampton apartment at around 11 p.m.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally stabbing a popular Pittsfield barber during a dispute outside a city home three years ago, prosecutors said.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the 1974 slaying of an 18-year-old Massachusetts woman has been increased to $15,000, prosecutors said Tuesday.
BOSTON (AP) — A for-profit adult career education school in Massachusetts has agreed to pay more than $1 million in relief to former students to settle allegations that it used high-pressure enrollment tactics and exaggerated its placement rates, the state attorney general's office said Monday.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a detainee at the Berkshire County jail, but the preliminary investigation does not suggest foul play, authorities said.
Guards discovered the unresponsive person at about 4 p.m.
BOSTON (AP) — A mobile vaccination clinic is working its way through Massachusetts, one arm at a time.
The so-called Vax Bus had scheduled stops in Brockton Sunday and Monday. It was in Revere on Saturday.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A recent high school graduate whose love of music developed into a love of the written word and a passion for journalism was named Wednesday the 2021 recipient of a college scholarship founded in honor of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A man has been arrested in a Tuesday shooting that left one person dead in Pittsfield, according to the Berkshire district attorney’s office...
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A former Olympian and longtime track coach has pleaded not guilty and been ordered held on $200,000 bail on charges that he sexually molested boys while working at a sports camp in western Massachusetts in the 1970s.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A former altar boy who says he was sexually abused by a now deceased Roman Catholic bishop has filed a lawsuit seeking compensation for the suffering he alleges was made worse by a church coverup...
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — These days, the news about local news seems relentlessly bad:
Newsroom employment, down by nearly half over the past 15 years...
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Berkshire Eagle has an expanded investigative team. There's a new 12-page lifestyle section for the Eagle's Sunday editions. There's a new monthly magazine focusing on the area's culinary and natural charms.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Berkshire Eagle has an expanded investigative team. There's a new 12-page lifestyle section for the Eagle's Sunday editions...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A rare 1943 bronze Lincoln penny has sold for more than $200,000 at a Florida auction...
The public will have a chance to comment on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s plan for General Electric to remove PCBs from the Housatonic River at a meeting in Massachusetts on Monday.
Cleanup efforts have been in the works for years, first focusing on Pittsfield, Mass., where GE’s plant was located, and the immediately surrounding river.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts museum that won a legal battle over its plan to sell dozens of works of art has sold a Norman Rockwell masterpiece to a Los Angeles museum founded by "Star Wars" creator George Lucas, officials said Wednesday...
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts have arrested two men they say ran a prostitution ring out of an apartment at a senior living facility...
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts didn't have to look far for a suspect in the knifepoint robbery of a Pittsfield liquor store...
PITTSFIELD >> The driver of a pickup truck was injured Monday morning when his vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer at the intersection of East Street and Hubbard Avenue.
The pickup, a Toyota Tundra, was heading east on East Street when it was hit by the tractor-trailer heading south on Hubbard toward Dalton Division Road.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is planning a tour of western Massachusetts to talk with mayors, business leaders and local voters.
The Massachusetts Democrat will begin the Tuesday tour visiting with Pittsfield Mayor Daniel Bianchi before talking with local business owners along North Street near city hall.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Three men facing murder charges in connection with a triple slaying in Berkshire County will go on trial in January, a judge has ruled.
Adam Lee Hall, David Chalue and Caius Veiovis appeared together in court on Wednesday for the first time since their arraignment 18 months ago amid heavy security.