BERKSHIRE COUNTY

Coverage of Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

Berkshire District Attorney Paul Caccaviello.
Paul Caccaviello campaign / Facebook

Berkshire District Attorney Paul Caccaviello has announced he's running as a write-in candidate in the November election.

The Cranwell Spa and Golf Resort in Lenox, Massachusetts
Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism

The Cranwell resort in Lenox, Massachusetts, is getting a makeover and laying off about 45 employees in the process.

A stretch of the Housatonic River that under an EPA proposal would be dredged to remove PCBs.
Nancy Eve Cohen / NEPR

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and General Electric Co. are funding a new approach to negotiating an agreement on the cleanup of the Housatonic River. Just last week, many of the stakeholders met with an independent mediator.

Congressman Richard Neal greets supporter Diana Kibodya outside the Springfield Boys and Girls Club as he arrives to vote on primary election day.
Don Treeger / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

It was a busy primary eleciton day in Massachusetts, with several races at both the state and federal levels going before voters. In the 1st Congressional District, longtime Springfield Congressman Richard Neal won the Democratic primary, and will head back to Washington. 

Mug shot of Alexander Ciccolo.
U.S. Department of Justice

Updated at 2:24 p.m.

Federal Judge Mark Mastroianni on Wednesday signed off on a plea deal for Alexander Ciccolo that will send the 26-year-old Adams, Massachusetts, man to prison for 20 years, followed by a lifetime of supervised release. Ciccolo pleaded guilty in May to an ISIS-inspired plot.

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