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Williamstown Ambulance Service in Dire Straits, Seeks Town Funding
Dr. Win Stuebner explains the ambulance service's dire financial picture to the Finance Committee on Wednesday. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The town's ambulance service is in critical condition, officials told the Finance Committee on Wednesday.   And if Village Ambulance does not receive town support, it
Williamstown Zoning Board OKs Main Street Hotel Permits
Zoning Board Chairman Andrew Hoar directs Thursday's hearing as Lindsay Ericcheto looks on. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Zoning Board of Appeals Thursday voted 5-0 to approve special permits to allow a 95-room hotel at the former site of the Grand Union at 430 Main St. (Route 2). Petitioner Navin Shah and his
MountainOne Unifies Branding of Divisions
The clock also has a new lighting array installed. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — MountainOne Financial, the parent company of MountainOne Bank and three additional financial service divisions, has rebranded each of its divisions under the MountainOne name. The rebranding includes a new blue and white logo, replacing the tan and
United Way, Habitat For Humanity Launch Free Tax Prep Program
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — It's coming up on tax time, a chance to catch up on bills, build up savings, or make investments. And there are community groups just waiting to help people with the preparation and filing.   The Berkshire United Way and the Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity have put together a pool of volunteers
North Adams BMC Adds Cardiac Rehabilitation to Medical Services
Kelley Weider, director of cardiac rehab, speaks about the benefits of the program. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Health Systems has added cardiac rehabilitation program to the host of services that are now being provided at North Adams Campus of Berkshire Medical Center. The program, hosted in the new Northern
Mount Greylock Building Committee Applauds Staff's Efforts
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Regional School Building Committee last week took a break from talking about the district's future to recognize how its present staff is working diligently to help move the project forward.   Robert Ericson, a Lanesborough selectman and former member of the School Committee who
Fifth Grade Arbor Day Poster Contest Theme: 'Trees are Terrific'
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation has announced the theme of 2017's fifth grade Arbor Day Poster Contest: "Trees are Terrific … from Berkshires to Bay!" Fifth grade classes from both public and private schools across the commonwealth are encouraged to participate in the annual
What Should You Know About Taking RMDs?
As we get older, the end of another year takes on greater meaning, in many ways, than it did when we were young. And if you're a certain age, Dec. 31 has a very specific meaning in terms of your finances, because it's the deadline for withdrawing money from some of your retirement plans. What should you know about these withdrawals? And
Williams Brings 'BioEyes' Back To Lanesborough Elementary
The students are learning genetics through the process of watching zebrafish development. LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — It starts with a question: what do baby zebrafish look like?   Then observation, noting what adult zebrafish look like and how they act. Then a hypothesis, an educated guess on what the babies will
Berkshire Planning Receives DLTA Funding To Help Towns With Projects
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — BRPC finally got its local assistance funding and more than 25 towns have requested help.   The funding for District Local Technical Local Assistance program was questionable over the last few months as the state pondered budget cuts to address shortages of revenue. The state provides $2.8 million to
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