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'BOOM' Looks to Connect Local Musicians
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Calling all Berkshire musicians: BOOM has arrived. The Berkshires may be brimming with musicians, but for whatever reason, few venture far from their favorite open mic or music venue — leaving a sometimes stagnant local music scene. "The issue with the Berkshires is it is just a spread-out area
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Berkshire Medical Center Gets OK to Expand Addiction Treatment
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Medical Center is taking the first steps in providing local comprehensive after-care for patients struggling with addiction. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has approved the proposal by BMC to create a new 30-bed unit to improve long-term recovery. The Clinical Stabilization Services center
MPO Short On Ready Projects to Spend $2.5 Million
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The MPO isn't quite sure how to use up $2.5 million for road projects.   The money was planned to be used for a renovation of the intersections near Berkshire Medical Center. However, the state Department of Transportation and city officials say there is no chance the design will be ready in time for
Can You Make Your Investments Less 'Taxing'?
Tax Freedom Day, which typically occurs in late April, according to the Tax Foundation, is the day when the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay off its total tax bill for the year. So you may want to use this opportunity to determine if you can liberate yourself from some investment-related taxes in the future. Actually, Tax
Williamstown Selectmen Back Mohawk Trail Partnership
Bob O'Connor of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, foreground, talks as Selectmen Andrew Hogeland and Jane Patton listen. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Board of Selectmen on Monday agreed to support a drive to create a 21-community economic development and conservation project stretching
Berkshire Tidbits: Spring Cleaning, Mushroom Cultivation
Mariette and James Rickard show other gardeners at Canoe Meadows community gardens one of their prized 'peanut' pumpkins at the annual end-of-season garden picnic celebration in 2010. Last Saturday, April 23, was an Earth Day celebration and inauguration of the new community gardens at the Great Barrington Fairgrounds.
North Adams Man Injured in Hunting Incident
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A North Adams man was reportedly shot on Monday morning while hunting off Hopper Road. Michael Pontier, 50, was taken to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield by paramedics with Village Ambulance, according to Sgt. Scott E. McGowan. He reported that Williamstown Police responded to Hopper Road at about 7:25
Countywide Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 30
This spring, community coalitions from across the county have joined forces to host the biannual Prescription Drug Take Back Day, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at eight locations within Berkshire County. The process of dropping off medication is anonymous and quick, and it has potential life-saving benefits. Anyone with unused,
Williamstown Resident Joins Berkshire Museum Board of Trustees
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Joan B. Hunter has joined the Berkshire Museum Board of Trustees as its newest member. Hunter, a Pittsfield native and Williamstown resident, brings a wealth of experience as a dedicated volunteer in the cultural community here in the Berkshires as well as her professional expertise in the field of
Three Williams Students Named 2016 Goldwater Scholars
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College juniors David Burt, Sarah Fleming and William Kirby have been named 2016 Goldwater Scholars by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. The students are among 252 recipients of the scholarship, which is awarded to college sophomores and juniors nationwide who
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