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BerkChique Fashion Fundraiser Returns May 11-13
02:51PM / Wednesday, May 09, 2018

WEST STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — The Berkshires' premier annual pop-up clothing sale and fundraiser, BerkChique!, returns for its seventh consecutive year on the weekend of Friday, May 11, through Sunday, May 13, at the West Stockbridge Historical Society, located at 9 Main St.

Since its inception in 2012, BerkChique! has donated more than $150,000 to support local nonprofits. This year the sale is being presented by and in support of WAM Theatre and its programs, with additional donations going to the Berkshire Humane Society, Community Access to the Arts and IS183 Art School of the Berkshires.

The annual event features new and gently used clothing and accessories in a variety of

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'Show {Your School} Love Campaign and Contest’ Runs Through May 22
02:14PM / Wednesday, May 09, 2018

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week this month (May 7-11), Berkshires MacKid will celebrate Berkshire County K-12 private and public schools and their teachers throughout the month of May in partnership with Realty Street, Mazzeo's Ristorante, Dalton General Store, Tyler and Pine Bakery, Pittsfield Cooperative Bank, and the Pittsfield Suns.

Through May 22, individuals will be able to submit one vote per day per email address for the school of their choice online and then answer a few super quick questions to "show your school love."

The wining school will receive a luncheon in June for its staff courtesy of Realty Street, Mazzeo's Ristorante, Dalton General Store, and

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Feeding the hungry
by buddy 04:12PM / Friday, February 21, 2014

Williamstown Community Preschool Installs New Signage
by Billsville 02:46PM / Tuesday, February 26, 2013


WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williamstown Community Preschool began sprucing up its new home by hiring local sign maker Lindsay Neathawk,

Williamstown Youth Center Thanks Bedard Bros.
by Billsville 02:13PM / Friday, June 22, 2012
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Mental Health Month Marked in May
01:58PM / Wednesday, May 09, 2018

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — May is national Mental Health Month, and National Alliance on Mental Illness Berkshire County is promoting awareness throughout the month.

The designation of May as Mental Health Month was started 69 years ago by Mental Health America to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of good mental health for everyone. This year, Mental Health Month is focused on the importance of balance in both mental and physical health, and how a healthy lifestyle may help prevent the onset or worsening of mental health conditions, as well as heart disease, type two diabetes, obesity and other chronic health problems. It can also help people recover from

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BMC Receives Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award
01:47PM / Wednesday, May 09, 2018

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — For the second year in a row, Berkshire Medical Center has received the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award, a designation that recognizes superior performance of hospitals that have prevented the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients during hospital stays.

The 2018 distinction places BMC among the top 10 percent of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data for its excellent performance as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

This is the second time in less than a month that BMC's Patient Safety record has been

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This Mother's Day, Consider Financial Gifts for Your Adult Children
Submitted by Edward Jones,
10:21AM / Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Mother's Day is almost here. If you;re a mother with grown children, you might receive flowers, candy, dinner invitations or some other type of pleasant recognition. However, you might find that you can get more enjoyment from the holiday by giving, rather than receiving.

The longest-lasting gifts may be financial ones – so here are a few moves to consider:

* Contribute to your child's IRA. If your children have earned income, they are eligible to contribute to an IRA, which offers tax benefits and an almost unlimited array of investment options. You can't contribute directly to another person's IRA, but you can write your child a check for that purpose. This could

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Williams Women's Golf Tied for First after Day One at NCAAs
09:47PM / Tuesday, May 08, 2018
HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. – Tomas Adelsteinsson's Williams College women's golf team rallied on the back nine in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, erasing a 10-shot Claremont Mudd Scripps (CMS) lead at the turn to finish in a tie for first place with CMS at 311.    Williams and CMS each finished 19-over-par and 10 shots ahead of the nearest of 23 competitors.   Tied for third pace at the end of the first day were Carnegie Mellon (10th seed), Carleton College (15th seed), and NYU (3rd seed) at 321.    In Tuesday’s opening round of play the Ephs were paired with CMS and Whitman College.   Both Williams and CMS went off in the morning

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Boyd, Carlisle Elected to Williamstown Planning Board
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
09:08PM / Tuesday, May 08, 2018
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Stephanie Boyd and Alexander Carlisle earned spots on the Planning Board as 702 Williamstown residents went to the polls for the annual town election on Tuesday.   Boyd earned a five-year seat on the board by defeating Michael Goodwin by a margin of 390-291.   Carlisle defeated John Spelman, 383-323, to earn the right to serve the final two years in the unexpired term of Ann McCallum, who is stepping down from the board.   Turnout was typically light, with just 14 percent of the town's 4,855 residents voting.   The election featured three contested races, but the third, for Elementary School Committee, generated little interest. The two

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Berkshires Beat: BCC First in Massachusetts, Third in United States in Recycling Contest
02:16PM / Monday, May 07, 2018
Waste not

Berkshire Community College finished first in Massachusetts and third in the United States in the Diversion category of the 2018 RecycleMania competition with a recycling rate of 80.9 percent. RecycleMania is the nation's premier waste reduction and recycling competition among colleges and universities, managed by Keep America Beautiful. With a recycling rate of more than 94.8 percent, The College of Staten Island is the top school in the Diversion category, while the Rhode Island School of Design finished first in the Per Capita Classic category.

The year marked BCC's 10th year of participation in the annual RecycleMania competition. The college has improved its waste

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Local Schools Receive Olmsted Awards from Williams College
12:58PM / Monday, May 07, 2018

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College has announced its 2018 Bicentennial Olmsted Awards for Faculty and Curricular Development to the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District, Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School, Lanesborough Elementary School, McCann Technical School, Mount Greylock Regional School, North Adams Public Schools and Williamstown Elementary School.

Each entity will receive $5,000 for professional and curricular development projects.

Adams-Cheshire will fund the implementation of Project Lead the Way at Hoosac Valley Middle School. PLTW will help teachers engage in student-centered instruction and improve student learning through increased engagement

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Biz Briefs: Haddad Subaru Donates $23,000 to Berkshire Humane Society
09:48AM / Monday, May 07, 2018
Sharing the love

Haddad Subaru presented the Berkshire Humane Society with a $23,000 check from their Share the Love campaign on May 3. The presentation was aired live on News 10 as part of meteorologist Steve Caporizzo's live broadcast from the shelter in Pittsfield. Subaru's Share the Love program allows dealerships to select a charity of their choice to receive $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased between Nov. 21 and Jan. 2. This year, Haddad Subaru selected Berkshire Humane Society as their local charity.

Additionally, Haddad's and BHS's sixth annual Subaru Car Raffle has kicked off, and tickets are now being sold at a variety of locations, including BHS and

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Attorney General Candidate Visits Pete's Gun Shop
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
04:01AM / Monday, May 07, 2018

McMahon, recently endorsed by state Republicans, is running as a strong proponent of 2nd Amendment rights.  ADAMS, Mass. — One of the Republican candidates for state attorney general was back in the Berkshires on Saturday, stopping in at Pete's Gun Shop.    Jay McMahon, a Bourne attorney and former police officer, heard residents' concerns about crime, public safety and 2nd Amendment rights.   "This is the fifth time I have come out here because I know that they are not paying attention up here," he said. "I need Berkshire County ... and I have a heart for Berkshire County."   McMahon was recently endorsed at the Republic

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Girl Sets Course Record at Waubeeka in AJGA Event
06:54PM / Sunday, May 06, 2018
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Littleton, Colo.'s, Sofia Choi posted a two-day score of 7-over-par 149 Sunday to set a course record and win the American Junior Golf Association Preview at Waubeeka Golf Links.   Choi posted a birdie on No. 18 Sunday to finish her second round to finish nine strokes ahead of runner up Catherine Zhang of Canada.   In the boys tournament, Jolo Timothy Magcalayo of the Philippines finished at 2-over 140 to win the title, posting his second straight 1-over 70 on Sunday.   He finished three strokes ahead of Canada's Max Dragon and Scarsdale, N.Y.'s, James Allen, who finished tied for second at 143.   North Adams' Ryan Baran finished

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