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Berkshire Tidbits: Church Suppers, Guido's Thank-Yous
By Judith Lerner, Special to iBerkshires
02:43PM / Wednesday, January 20, 2016
First Congregational in Lee
Sets Free Wednesday Suppers
Fall through spring at 5:30   Almost every Wednesday evening, from the end of summer until the next summer, church members, local service clubs, supermarkets and restaurants spend the afternoon in the kitchen of First Congregational Church in Lee, 413 243-1033, 25 Park Place, making simple but tasty suppers for their community.   They welcome everyone. Personally.   It's a pretty friendly place. Many regulars take the time to make newcomers feel at home as they eat their freshly made salads, ham dinners, chicken with pineapple over rice, shepherd's pie

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Pittsfield Fire Controls Basement Fire On Appleton Ave.
Staff Reports,
01:06PM / Wednesday, January 20, 2016
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Firefighters quickly snuffed out a fire in the basement of an Appleton Avenue home, preventing the family from being displaced.   Deputy Fire Chief Daniel Garner released a report saying the department responded to 75 Appleton shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday night for report of smoke in the basement. A furnace without water overheated, which lead to the pipes igniting insulation.    "Upon arrival we found a moderate amount of smoke in the basement and the 1st floor. We found a super heated furnace with insulation located above and adjacent on fire," Garner wrote. "Engine 3 crew pulled a preconnected booster line and extinguished the

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Inauguration 2016
by Soapbox 02:00PM / Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Kids 4 Harmony Provided The Music At The Inauguration Reception
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Pittsfield Seeks Volunteers for the Osceola Park Rope Tow
12:33PM / Wednesday, January 20, 2016

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City of Pittsfield Recreation Program is seeking volunteers to assist with the Osceola Park Rope Tow for the winter season. Upon sufficient snow accumulation, the rope tow will be ready to go.

Training will be provided; volunteers must be at least 18 years old and will be required to complete a CORI Check.  Assistance is greatly needed on weekends and during February school vacation; all activity will be weather dependent.

For more information, please contact Becky Manship, Recreation Activities Coordinator, at 413.499.9370 or email parks@pittsfieldch.com.

 

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Farley-Bouvier Pushing Bill to Aid Rape Victims
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
09:19AM / Wednesday, January 20, 2016
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Rape is horrific. But sometimes in Massachusetts, that's not even the worst part for victims.   "Their experience with the criminal justice system was actually worse than the rape itself," said state Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier on Friday of victims of rape.   "The collection for the rape crisis kit can be very difficult and can take from three to seven hours. The re-traumatizing is so difficult for people to face because this is a system they trust."   She said 20 percent of victims who report the crime regret they did so because of the way they are treated in the justice system. Farley-Bouvier is pushing a bill in the State

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Pittsfield Parks Looking For Solutions To Keep Skate Park Open
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
01:20AM / Wednesday, January 20, 2016
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Parks and Open Spaces Manager James McGrath is hoping to find middle ground with the school department regarding the skate park.   Officials from the Pittsfield High School have requested that the skate park be closed during school hours in the wake of a stabbing last month. School officials say the park is a distraction and leads to many kids congregating and causing trouble during the day.   However, their request was met with strong opposition from skaters and bikers who use the park appropriately and say they shouldn't be punished for misbehaving students.   After a lengthy Parks Commission meeting with numerous residents opposing the closure

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Fate of Pittsfield Convent Building Remains Uncertain
By Joe Durwin, iBerkshires Correspondent
02:12AM / Tuesday, January 19, 2016

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — It remains unclear what the new year will bring for another longtime downtime landmark, as the application process to demolish the former convent building at St. Joseph's remains on pause pending further information from the applicant.

City Planner Cornelius Hoss confirmed last week that the city has still not received supplemental data requested by the Historical Commission at its Nov. 16 meeting, including a more updated history of the 118-year-old fixture at 350 North St., once the original home of what is now Elms College.

It has been more than six years since St. Joseph's announced it had exhausted all options for reuse of the adjacent former convent

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Farley-Bouvier Confirms Re-election Bid
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
01:23AM / Tuesday, January 19, 2016
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — State Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouiver has confirmed she will seek re-election for a third full term.   The Democrat won the office in a special election in 2011 after Christopher Speranzo took a lifetime appointment in Berkshire Superior Court. Farley-Bouvier first defeated Peter White and Ryan Scago in the Democratic primary and then Green-Rainbow Party Mark Miller, Republican Mark Jester, and independent Pam Malumphy in the general election. She ran unopposed in the following two elections.    She'll face competition in 2016 with Ward 4 Councilor Christopher Connell's announcement that he intends to seek the 3rd Berkshire representative

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Berkshire Bruins Squirts Win Kittredge Tourney Title
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires.com Sports
02:10PM / Monday, January 18, 2016
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Bruins Squirt team was confident it could hold a lead, as long is at Holden between the pipes.   Holden Kotelnicki stopped all six shots he faced — including at least four breakaway opportunities — to lead the homestanding Bruins to a 4-0 win over Northern Berkshire on Monday morning in the championship game of the 45th annual Gib Kittredge Hockey Tournament at the Boys and Girls Club.   "I pulled the guys in, I think it was between the first and second periods when we had a one-goal lead, and I told them we need to play an open and aggressive game because our goalie will pick us up if we slp," Berkshire coach Jarrett

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Pittsfield Principals Present Budget Requests Part 3: Instruction, Supplies, Security
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
06:10AM / Monday, January 18, 2016

Stearns Principal Aaron Dean said he would like to implement new lessons but the manuals are expensive. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The principals in each of the city's 12 schools wants the most highly trained teachers and their students to be safe.   But at what cost? During an all-day budget workshop on Wednesday the principals all presented what they think they'd need to most effectively operate their schools.   iBerkshires outlined some of the building repairs and staffing needs through two previous stories, all of which would be above and beyond what a $2.8 million increase would cover.    "Every year as we come to this budget process, not including

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Pittsfield Principals Present Budget Requests Part 2: Staffing
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
06:05PM / Friday, January 15, 2016
  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Williams Elementary School Principal Lisa Buchinski kept her presentation to the School Committee fairly short on Wednesday, knowing she needed to rush back to the school to fill a supervisory role.   The School Committee heard from all 12 principals Wednesday about their wants in the upcoming budget during the daylong session. Buchinski was short staffed because of absences that day and couldn't find a substitute. She put one of the paraprofessional supervisors in a classroom and then took the supervisory role herself.    "For instance today, we are short staffed and I am taking the role of a supervisory paraprofessional when I get

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Jan. 15-21
02:14PM / Friday, January 15, 2016
Office of Cultural Development | City of Pittsfield    

Friday-Monday: MLK, Jr. Weekend Rug Sale at The Outlet at Pine Cone Hill   Take another 25% off Dash & Albert area rugs at The Outlet at Pine Cone Hill. Save on sizes 10'x14' to 1.5'x2' in cotton, wool,

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New Neurosurgeon Joins Berkshire Health Systems
02:01PM / Friday, January 15, 2016

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Health Systems announces the appointment of Dr. Joseph F. Emrich, a board certified and fellowship trained neurosurgeon, to the medical staff of Berkshire Medical Center and the physician staff of Neurosurgery Professional Services of BMC.

Emrich is accepting new patients in need of brain and spinal care and provides both surgical and non-surgical treatments. He is partnered with Dr. Steven Will at Neurosurgery Professional Services of BMC.

Emrich most recently served as director of Functional Neurosurgery at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes Barre, Penn. He is familiar with the Berkshire region, having served previously as a

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