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Large Public Hearing Turnout Opposes Eversource Rate Increase
Attorney General Maura Healey has been testifying against the increase throughout the state. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — There were a lot of numbers being thrown around Monday night at the public hearing for Eversource's proposed electrical rate increase.    Seventy-three is the number of teachers the city
Plunkett Students Learn STEM Skills In Explore! Program
General Dynamics engineer Meghan Nef prepares a hover car track made with magnets, part of Plunkett's after-school STEM program. ADAMS, Mass. — More than 60 C.T. Plunkett School students in Grades 3-5 were scattered throughout the school last week participating in STEM enrichment sessions.   Teacher
Education Task Force Seeks Community Input, Aspirations
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Berkshire County Education Task Force is seeking input as it develops recommendations for county schools.    Five "community aspiration" meetings are scheduled this month for parents, educators and community members to share expectations, aspirations, and concerns for the future of
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Biz Briefs: Otto's Breakfast and Deli Honored for Diverse Workforce
Proud honor: Otto's Breakfast and Deli on East Street in Pittsfield was recognized and honored for their excellence in their diversity practices for providing gainful employment to individuals with mental illness with the support of the Department of Mental Health-funded Clubhouse rehabilitation and recovery centers. Massachusetts
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Seventeen Williams Students, Alumnae Awarded Fulbright Grants
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Fourteen Williams College students and three alumnae have been offered Fulbright grants for 2017-18, setting a new record for the college for the number of Fulbright recipients in one year. Nine of the honorees will receive one-year grants to study or conduct research in their academic fields, and eight will
Williamstown Registration Deadline April 19 for Town Election, Town Meeting
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The deadline for voter registration for the annual town election and annual town meeting is Wednesday, April 19.   The town election will be held on Tuesday, May 9, from  7 a.m. to 8 p.m.. Town meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 16, at 7 p.m. Both events will take place in the gymnasium of the
Southwestern Vermont Health Care Launches Teen Meme Program
BENNINGTON, Vt. — Teens in southwestern Vermont and the surrounding area can now receive memes on their cell phones sent from Southwestern Vermont Health Care as part of a new program, SVHC's Life Hacks. The word "hack" has many meanings. When used in this way, it describes clever solutions to common concerns or tips
Berkshires Beat: Freeman Center Snags State Award for 'Money School'
Money School award: Elizabeth Freeman Center's Money School was presented with MOVA's Innovation Award at a ceremony at the State House in Boston on April 4, in recognition of its ground-breaking work to advance financial independence for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. During Victim Rights Month in April, Attorney General
Police Dog, Handler Thank Karate Students for Funding Vest
Millie serves in the Bennington County Sheriff's Department. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Villari's of Williamstown teaches karate to kids and adults to help them stand on their own two feet. On Saturday, some of those students got to meet a new friend who stands on four feet. Millie, a German shepherd who serves
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Williamstown Resolution Looks to Change Bee-havior
North Adams beekeeper Tony Pisano talks about declines in the local bee population. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Dandelions are dandy.   What homeowners think of as weeds are actually an integral part of the food web that sustains human life, and a group of residents want to help change the way town residents think
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