U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat from Connecticut, is calling for major federal investments to modernize Veterans Affair facilities. Last month, Senate Democrats proposed a $10 billion plan to modernize VA facilities over the next 10 years.
There is a $140,000 price tag to fix the historical Capitol theater marquee outside the Ralph Froio Senior Center in Pittsfield. But the city can’t decide if it should be budgeted for repair next year.
The 121st Boston Marathon will be run on April 17th. It’s considered one of the top international running events. In 2013 the world’s attention turned to the race as two bombs near the finish line killed three people and injured more than 260 others. A new documentary recounts the history of the Boston Marathon and the return of racers and spectators after the 2013 tragedy.
The Pittsfield City Council’s Finance Committee has approved tax increment financing to a Massachusetts company that says it can grow jobs and contribute to a stronger tax base during hard economic times.
The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development has started to evaluate the Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire’s plan to build low-to-moderate income housing in downtown Great Barrington.
State Senator Adam Hinds met with Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts undergraduate students and faculty last week to hear their concerns about the Trump administration’s proposed funding cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts and for the Humanities.
The warmer temperatures and the calendar indicate spring has arrived, which for many in the region means hiking season is right around the bend. But, as I recently found out, the last vestiges of winter on are the mountaintops.
The top cop in Springfield, Massachusetts said he supports body cameras for the city’s police officers but obstacles remain to using the technology. The costs might be prohibitive and there are complex legal issues.
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, a member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, has petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to protect families from polluted air from upwind states.