BERKSHIRE COUNTY

Coverage of Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

Connecticut Grocery Chain To Open In Adams, Massachusetts

Mar 11, 2019
Adams, Massachusetts.
John Phelan / Creative Commons

A Connecticut grocery chain has announced it will open a new store in Adams, Massachusetts, later this month. 

Cultivation of industrial hemp for fiber and for grain in France.
Aleks / Creative Commons/commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Industrialhemp.jpg

It may soon be easier for Massachusetts farmers to grow hemp, a type of cannabis that is not mind-altering.

A harnessed circus elephant in 1930.
John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

The final resting place of an elephant named Columbus has baffled and fascinated residents of the Berkshires for more than 100 years. 

A graphic included in the report, showing the Berkshire Flyer logo on the side of an Amtrak train.
Berkshire FLyer 2.0 Subcommittee

A train service from New York City to the Berkshires moved one step closer to reality Friday.

Vatican City in Rome, Italy.
bici / Creative Commons

A survivor of clergy sex abuse from Chester, Massachusetts, said he'll stop eating starting at midnight Wednesday until Pope Francis acknowledges he's received letters from survivors of abuse from Massachusetts — or that the Pope returns the letters.

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