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BMC Files Unfair Labor Practice Complaint Against Nursing Union
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The hospital has fired back at the MNA with its own complaint with the National Labor Relations Board.   Berkshire Health Systems is alleging that the nurses' union is not bargaining in good faith and is "surface bargaining" — a term used to describe negotiating without trying to
The Independent Investor: America, the Battered
Extreme weather and other climate disasters appear to be occurring far more frequently than we would like. The loss of life and economic damage also seem to be increasing. But does the data support those opinions, and if it does, what price do we pay for all of these perfect storms?   Long-time readers may recall my columns of four
Congressman Neal Holding Town Hall in Pittsfield
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal will host a Town Hall forum on Friday, Sept. 15, at Berkshire Community College's Robert Boland Theater. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the program will begin at 5:30. Berkshire Community College President Ellen Kennedy will be on hand to welcome visitors to campus.
Pittsfield's Albert Helps Williams Women's Soccer Win Opener
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Pittsfield High graduate Ilana Albert set up a goal Wednesday to help the Williams College women's soccer team open the season with a 3-1 win over Hamilton.   Victoria Laino scored twice, and Erika Jung had a goal and an assist for the Ephs (1-0, 1-0 NESCAC), who got four saves from Olivia
HospiceCare Offers Grief Support Groups
PITTSFIELD, Mass. - HospiceCare in the Berkshires is hosting a new round of support groups across Berkshire County. For more information on any of the groups, call 413-443-2994. A weekly support group runs Tuesdays from Sept. 5 through Oct. 24 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at HospiceCare in the Berkshires, 877 South St. This grouup is open to
Brighten Your Grandchildren's Financial Future
Mother's Day and Father's Day may get more attention, but National Grandparents Day, observed on Sept. 10, has gained in popularity. If you're a grandparent, you might expect to receive some nice cards, but if you want to make the day especially meaningful, you may want to consider giving some long-lasting financial gifts to your
Berkshires Beat: Brain Injury Association Returns to Cheshire for Walk & Roll
Walk & Roll: The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts is bringing its annual Walk & Roll fundraiser events to the Berkshires, kicking off their season with a return to the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail in Cheshire on Saturday, Sept. 9, starting at 9:30 a.m. Parking will be located at the Farnams Road entrance off South State Road
Traversa, Shade Lead Springfield to Rivalry Game Win
The local high school sports scene gets under way on Tuesday, but the area’s collegians already are laboring on fields throughout the nation.   On Saturday in Springfield, Pittsfield High graduates Dominic Traversa and Chad Shade helped lead the Springfield College football team to a 35-21 win over local rival Western New
Berkshire Mall Baseball Exhibit Offers Special Program Saturday
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. -- A long-time sports journalist and two former pros will share their insights into America’s pastime on Saturday at the Berkshire Mall.   “Baseball in the Berkshires: A County’s Common Bond,” the permanent exhibition of memorabilia at the mall, will offer an afternoon of presentations at
Williams College Astronomer's Photo Has Left the Solar System
Jay Pasachoff WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — NASA is celebrating the 40th anniversary of two spacecraft, Voyager 1 and 2, that were launched toward Jupiter and Saturn, which they reached in 1979 and 1980, respectively. Voyager 2 went on to Uranus and Neptune, passing Neptune in 1989. Since then, they have continued outward, one even
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