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Critical Care Specialist Honored With Patient-Centered Award
01:40PM / Monday, April 25, 2016

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A highly respected BMC Pulmonary and Critical Care specialist has been recognized with the 2016 Patient-Centered Physician Award, presented annually to a physician who exemplifies the philosophy of patient-centered care at BMC.

Dr. Hafez Alsmaan was awarded the honor during a special ceremony on March 30, National Doctors Day.

“Dr. Alsmaan has brought a powerful spirit to the hospital, and his heart and soul belong to his patients, their families and his colleagues at BMC,” said Diane Kelly, RN, BMC's chief operating officer. “He is the kind of physician who leaves a lasting mark on all who are in his care. It is his life’s work, his


'Money School' Workshops to be offered in Great Barrington, Pittsfield
01:26PM / Monday, April 25, 2016

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Elizabeth Freeman Center’s financial independence series for people impacted by domestic or sexual violence will be offering two new series starting the last week in April.

“Money School” is a five-week series for survivors that offers financial workshops, income resources, one-on-one financial coaches from local banks, and more. The workshops cover topics like: rebuilding credit, accessing the benefits you deserve, building supports, getting by now, and building toward your financial future.

One series of five workshops will run on Tuesday evenings, April 26-May 24, in Great Barrington, and another series of five workshops will run on Thursday


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Berkshires Beat: Crafters Needed, Pittsfield Hydrants Being Flushed
01:13PM / Monday, April 25, 2016

Vendors are being sought for the popular Otis Craft Fair.

Call for vendors: The Otis Library Summer Crafts and Country Fair seeks artists, craftsmen and other non-food vendors for their annual fair on Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (rain or shine).

The fair is held on the lawn in front of the Otis Town Hall on Route 8 in Otis center. The popular event attracts tourists, second homeowners, Berkshire county residents and their guests.  The fair features about 55 quality vendors from throughout the nNortheast.  

Space is available on a first come-first served basis and sells out fast.  The cost is $40/space (bring your own table) before June 1 and $45 after if


Biz Briefs: Berkshire United Way Celebrates Volunteers
12:50PM / Monday, April 25, 2016

Local leaders and award recipients gather following the Berkshire United Way Live United Community Celebration, incuding Perri Petricca, CEO of Petricca Industries; Kristine Hazzard, president & CEO Berkshire United Way; C. Jeffrey Cook, the Robert K Agar Jr. Volunteerism award recipient; Susan Driscoll, the JC Penney Employee Campaign Coordinator award recipient; Brenda Petell, the Daniel C. Dillon Helping Hands, Caring Heart award recipient; and Christopher Mathews, chairman of Berkshire United Way Board of Directors.

Volunteer shout-outs: Berkshire United Way’s LIVE UNITED Community Celebration was held on Tuesday, April 12, at Berkshire Hills Country Club, where 300 members

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Riverfest Promotes Use of Housatonic; Cleans Up Pittsfield Park
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
02:07AM / Monday, April 25, 2016

Various organizations brought out display tables to educate people about the ecosystem. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — To celebrate Earth Day the Housatonic Valley Association did what you'd expect: they cleaned up a city park and promoted use of the river.   The group held a river festival on Saturday, when dozens of volunteers and numerous environmental groups cleaned up Fred Garner park, provided information and education about the Housatonic River, and welcomed paddlers canoed all the way to the Long Island Sound to promote the river.   "We started out with about 21 boats yesterday. ... We expect to have 126 boats in total joining us. We'll get to Long Island


@theMarket: Markets Hold on to Weekly Gains
By Bill Schmick,
09:19AM / Saturday, April 23, 2016

It was a struggle, but the stock market indexes stubbornly refused to cave in despite some really horrendous earnings reports. A battle is being waged among bulls and bears right here, right now. Who will win?

Remember last week when I reported that earnings have been revised down so low that it was practically impossible for most companies to disappoint the market? Well, that proved to be not quite accurate. Not only did some really big companies in industry, technology, banking and finance fail to beat, they actually came in less than anticipated on both earnings and revenues.

Although traders punished these companies' stock prices in after-hours trading and through the next day,


Pittsfield Police Officers Focus Efforts on Building Community
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
06:30AM / Saturday, April 23, 2016

Officer Darren Derby after delivering a new basketball hoop for the children who live on South Atlantic Street. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — After the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, city officers were told to go into the local schools, look for vulnerabilities, and provide some extra security.   Officer Darren Derby was doing just that when an elementary pupil looked up to him and asked why cops beat and shoot innocent people.    "They were throwing questions at me and saying things like 'my parents told me not to talk to police officers because they shoot people with their hands up or beat people,'" Derby said.   "I was kind of taken


Child Care Organizations Raise Awareness of Child Abuse Issues
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
04:43PM / Friday, April 22, 2016

One hundred and twenty-two pairs of shoes were laid out on the steps of City Hall, each one representing a case of child abuse per month in the Berkshires. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — One hundred and twenty-two children are abused in Berkshire County each month.   And that's only the confirmed cases. Many others are never reported or confirmed. That number continues to grow.   On Friday, child-care organizations and elected officials laid out 122 pairs of shoes on the steps of City Hall to raise awareness of the issue.   "While these are symbols, there are faces and names associated with every one," state Sen. Benjamin B. Downing said.    The

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Superior Court Briefs: April 19 - April 21
Staff Reports,
03:48PM / Friday, April 22, 2016
Cases heard before Judge Daniel Ford on Tuesday, April 19.   Curtis Segura, 23, of Lee had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on two counts of assault by means of a dangerous weapon, two counts of assault and battery, and single counts of kidnapping, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and intimidation of a witness.   He was released on personal recognizance. The charges stem from an incident in Lee and Pittsfield where two men, ages 31 and 34, were assaulted. The incident allegedly occurred on January 26, 2016.   Cases heard before Judge Daniel Ford on Wednesday, April 20.   Dashaan Golden, 22, of Lee had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf


'Barbershop: The Next Cut': Seriously Styled
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
02:10PM / Friday, April 22, 2016

A tragic dilemma confronts director Malcolm D. Lee's "Barbershop: The Next Cut," the fourth in the "Barbershop" film series if you count the spin-off, "Beauty Shop" (2005). While it is a heartfelt and generally successful attempt to lay bare and ponder solutions to the rampant murder rate in urban America (in this specific case, Chicago), the filmmaker also attempts to deliver the rollicking trademark humor that viewers have come to expect from the franchise. The unfortunate result is two disparate natures that never quite meld.

Like a cartoon train that jumps back and forth from one set of tracks to another, one marked serious, the other funny, the


The Independent Investor: Leaving your Legacy
By Bill Schmick,
12:53PM / Friday, April 22, 2016

It may not seem so sometimes, but your children value your opinion. The older they get, the more importance they place on things like your ethics, moral teachings and values. That's why it is extremely important to leave a legacy after you are gone that your children can turn to when they need it.

Leaving your legacy is an integral part of my on-going series of columns on estate planning. My last column on "passing the torch" to another generation concerned the family meeting. Hopefully, the Alpha Child (you or another sibling) has arranged the date, time and place of this momentous occasion and all the invitees (advisor, parents and adult kids) are on hand.

The room is


Cultural Pittsfield This Week: April 22-28
10:51AM / Friday, April 22, 2016

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