Coverage of Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

A sign outside the Joe Hill cabin at Camp Kinderland in Tolland, Massachusetts.
Courtesy / Cindy Zingher

The hopes and dreams of the labor movement have long been expressed in song. Unions are less powerful than they once were. But in the Berkshires, a group of young activists are working to keep one labor movement song alive.

Massachusetts State Senator Adam Hinds moderates a debate in Becket, Massachusetts, for Democratic candidates for Berkshire County District Attorney on August 14, 2018. From left, the candidates are Paul Caccaviello, Judith Knight and Andrea Harrington.
Screen shot of video by John O'Toole / Becket Democratic Town Committee / Vimeo

The lone primary race in western Massachusetts for district attorney is taking place in Berkshire County. Three Democrats are vying to replace David Capeless, who abruptly retired in March.

A polling place in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Kevin Gutting / Daily Hampshire Gazette /

There are important contested races in western Massachusetts. Here’s what you need to know as we head toward the state's primary election on September 4.

A Berkshire Community College pennant at an open house in 2018.
Berkshire Community College

The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing has issued a warning and a report to the nursing program at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield.

Exterior MGM Springfield's entrance to the South End Market off MGM Way at State Street in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts.

Construction is wrapping up on the MGM Springfield casino. The company says it is exceeding diversity goals when it comes to minorities, women and veterans.