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Pittsfield Board of Health Takes Hard Line With Tobacco Sellers
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
03:47AM / Thursday, April 07, 2016

Mayor Linda Tyer, as well as four city councilors, advocated on behalf of the businesses to be granted waivers. Their advocacy worked for Zuke's but not for Gas Man. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Board of Health levied stiff penalties for a business owner who did not comply with tobacco permitting regulations and denied a new business the chance to sell tobacco.   A week after hearing testimony from the owner of Zuke's Soups and Variety on West Street and the proprietors of Gas Man on East Street, the board on Wednesday handed out its decisions.   Zuke's is facing a 90-day suspension and a $500 fine for being late in renewing its  application and Gas Man was


Community Development Board Signs Off On Pittsfield Company Expansion
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
06:58PM / Wednesday, April 06, 2016
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Community Development Board on Tuesday gave its OK for an expansion to the Pittsfield Plastics Engineering Inc. property on West Housatonic Street.   Jeffrey Randall of Hill Engineers said the expansion includes two buildings, one for manufacturing space and the other for a warehouse. A total of 9,000 square feet will be added to rear of the property for the storage space while 3,600 square feet will be added out front for manufacturing. The company primarily makes molded spools and cores for packaging stranded objects, such as wire and thread.   The property is owned by HWC Realty LLC and the building is currently 64,100 square feet.   "We

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Radiation Oncology Services Move to BMC Cancer Center
03:17PM / Wednesday, April 06, 2016

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Health Systems' Radiation Oncology services has opened in its new location at the BMC Cancer Center.

The move brings both Radiation Oncology and Hematology Oncology into a single location at the Hillcrest Campus of Berkshire Medical Center and completes a nearly $6 million investment by BHS in Radiation Oncology. The BMC Cancer Center is located at 165 Tor Court in Pittsfield.

The new Radiation Oncology clinic at BMC Cancer Center has state-of-the- art technology, featuring two new linear accelerators. Both units, a Varian IX, and a Tomotherapy HD, are designed to provide highly precise treatment and targeting of the radiation therapy, and


Berkshire Adult Baseball League Schedules Free Agent Tryouts
03:03PM / Wednesday, April 06, 2016

DALTON, Mass. -- Free agent tryouts for the 2016 season of the Berkshire Adult Baseball League will be Sunday, April 24, at 11 a.m. at the Dalton American Legion on Route 9

If you wish to play there are many openings on teams.

Please tell commissioner Lou Orazio at if you want to try out.


Berkshire Tidbits: Baby Animals, Say Cheese
By Judith Lerner, Special to iBerkshires
02:59PM / Wednesday, April 06, 2016
A wintry week of wine tastings and dinners, cooking classes, an annual food conference and the last indoor winter farmers' market of the season in downtown Pittsfield — in May it will move back outdoors to the Pittsfield Common. And lots of other tidbits.     The menu for the Haven Supper Club for the week of April 4 will be:   Chicken parmesan served with spaghetti and sautéed spinach Shrimp and vegetable curry with basmati rice Balsamic glazed meatloaf served with mashed potatoes green beans and mushrooms   Entrées come with soup or salad and cost $22 for one to three dinners ordered, $75 for four dinners ordered, $110 for six dinners, $200 for


Golf, Tennis Camp for Kids Offered Week of Spring Break
02:26PM / Wednesday, April 06, 2016

LEE, Mass. -- The Lee Tennis Community Association and eduKaytion Golf will combine to offer a Spring Break Tennis & Golf Academy from April 18 to 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for boys and girls 10 -14 years.

Each day’s session will take place at Greenock County Club and Cranwell Golf Resort & Spa and will include tennis instruction from 9 a.m. to noon, lunch at Fiddleheads Grills and golf instruction from 1 to 3 p.m.  Wilson Tan, PTR tennis professional, provides the tennis instruction and Kay McMahon, LPGA Teaching Hall of Famer, provides the golf instruction.

The cost for the week camp is $250 per junior.

Go to to register for the camp and to see full


Pittsfield Crafts Policies For Naming Parks, Alcohol Use
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
02:22PM / Wednesday, April 06, 2016
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Parks Commission adopted new policies Tuesday on how to handle events with alcohol, and the naming of parks and facilities.   Alcohol has not been allowed in city parks for years, with the exception of historic Wahconah Park. But once the newly renovated First Street Common opened, more and more requests have been coming in for events that include serving alcohol. In response to those requests, the Parks Commission has adopted a policy outlining the management of alcohol.   "I think what we've done is created a wonderful space downtown that can create wonderful spin offs in the community," Parks and Open Spaces Manager James McGrath


Kitten Shower Held for BHS During April
01:17PM / Wednesday, April 06, 2016

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Humane Society is expecting ... kittens, and lots of them!  So BHS is holding its second annual Kitten Shower though Saturday, April 30.

Although BHS has made great strides in decreasing the number the litters and homeless cats through its low-cost spaying and neutering programs, the shelter cared for almost 300 kittens during last year’s kitten season, which runs from spring through fall and sees the largest numbers of kittens born. To help prepare and care for this year’s litters, BHS is asking the community for donations for its annual Kitten Shower.

Suggested items include KMR (kitten replacement milk), Royal Canin Baby Cat Dry,


Berkshire Medical Center, Fairview Hospital Praised for LGBT Care
11:37AM / Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Berkshire Medical Center and Fairview Hospital both have been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization.

The findings were part of HRC Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index 2016, a unique annual survey that encourages equal care for LGBT Americans by evaluating inclusive policies and practices related to LGBT patients, visitors and employees.

BMC and Fairview earned top marks in meeting non-discrimination and training criteria that demonstrate its commitment to equitable, inclusive care for


Should You Change Your Investment Mix Over Time?
Submitted by Edward Jones,
11:15AM / Wednesday, April 06, 2016

To be successful at investing, some people think they need to “get in on the ground floor” of the next “big thing.” However, instead of waiting for that one “hot” stock that may never come along, consider creating an asset allocation – a mix of investments – that’s appropriate for your needs, goals and risk tolerance.

But once you have such a mix, should you keep it intact forever, or will you need to make some changes? And if so, when?

To begin with, why is asset allocation important? Different types of investments – growth stocks, income-producing stocks, international stocks, bonds, government securities, real estate


BMC Area Intersection Reconstruction Delayed to 2018
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
12:54AM / Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Peter Frieri says the project may not even be able to to bid in 2018. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Plans for the reconstruction of the intersections near Berkshire Medical Center will not be ready in time.   Peter Frieri, of the state Department of Transportation's District 1, said the design hasn't progressed enough to go to bid for 2017 and it is questionable if it will be ready for 2018.   The project was planned to start in 2017 and span into 2018 at a cost of some $6 million, though that cost appears to have grown to $7.3 million.   The BMC project is planned to align Charles Street with Springside Avenue as well as eliminate the fork dividing traffic at North


Lanesborough Police Arrest Vermont Man For String of Car Breaks
By Andy McKeever,
06:31PM / Tuesday, April 05, 2016
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Police arrested a Bennington, Vt., man whom they believe is responsible for a number of recent car breaks.   On Tuesday, police arrested 29-year-old Nicholas Leonard at the Weathervane Motel on a number of charges related to the string of car break-ins. Leonard is being held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $5,500 bail and will be arraigned on Wednesday.    "A concerned citizen knew we were looking for him and said they saw him at the Weathervane," said Chief Timothy Sorrell.   Leonard is being charged by Lanesborough Police on four counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle, two counts of larceny under $250, and


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