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Storm Center: Closings for Thursday, Feb. 9
08:52AM / Thursday, February 09, 2017
Up to a foot of snow is expected to fall on the Berkshires on Thursday. Driving is treacherous and visibility is low.    All public schools are closed today as are many state and local offices. Winter parking bans and snow emergencies are in effect in most towns: do not park on the streets or you may be towed. If you plan on going out, call ahead to ensure your destination will be open.   Email us at info@iberkshires.com with your closure. The following are closed:   Adams * All town offices, library and Council on Aging   * Smith Bros-McAndrews Insurance Inc.   * Adams Community Bank and drive-ups will be closing at 4 p.m. today     North Adams *

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New Trash Pickup Plan Heads to Pittsfield City Council
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
02:12AM / Thursday, February 09, 2017
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A proposal to change the way residential trash is collected is heading to the City Council.   The Resource and Recovery Committee on Wednesday passed a favorable recommendation on Ward 3 Councilor Nicholas Caccamo's petition to switch to a totter system. The committee's plan is to give all households a 35-gallon tote for trash and as much as a 95-gallon tote for recycling. Those totes will then allow Republic Services to switch to automated trash pickup.   The commission had sorted through as many as 10 options to settle on a proposal which is estimated to save the city about $87,000 per year in trash collection operations.   However, that

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

Kids 4 Harmony Provided The Music At The Inauguration Reception
by Soapbox 08:38PM / Monday, January 06, 2014

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Jacob's Pillow Hosts 'Chance to Dance' Contest
02:20PM / Wednesday, February 08, 2017

BECKET, Mass. - Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival invites artists of all styles to participate in the first ever Inside/Out: Chance to Dance viewers' choice contest.

An exciting opportunity to perform on the Pillow's iconic outdoor stage, the Chance to Dance contest is a viewer-selected online competition that allows the public, peers, and fans of artists to vote on their inclusion in the Inside/Out Performance Series for Festival 2017.

Submissions to the contest will be accepted from Feb. 6-20; voting is open to the public on PillowTV, the Jacob's Pillow YouTube channel, from February 21-26. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, March 7, and will perform on July 21 as a part

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Renovated Cumberland Farms Opens in Pittsfield
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
02:01PM / Wednesday, February 08, 2017
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The newly renovated and expanded Cumberland Farms on First Street opened Wednesday morning.   The company has been renovating all of its stores, many in Berkshire County and First Street is just the latest to see the transformation. The project massively expanded the former store with the purchase and demolition of the Sanborn property, a former electrical supply company, on Adam Street.    The new 4,700 square-foot convenience store includes doubling the number amount of gas pumps and adding a dozen new jobs. Previously, the small store featured an average of 16 employees and now the store is staffed with 28.   The former store closed on Aug.

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Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation Awards $1.5 Million in Winter Grants Cycle
12:38PM / Wednesday, February 08, 2017

SHEFFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation has announced the recipients of its final round of grantmaking for 2016.

The foundation distributed over $708,000 in grants to individuals, schools and nonprofits in the four-county region it serves, and grants totaling nearly $800,000 from donors with charitable funds at the foundation.

In Berkshire County, the foundation awarded grants from the Adams Cheshire Educational Partnership; Amy Clampitt Fund; Berkshire Environmental Endowment Fund; Berkshire Hills Fund for Excellence; Central Berkshire Fund; Martha Boschen Porter Fund; William J. & Margery S. Barrett Fund for Adams, Cheshire & Savoy; and Williamstown

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Berkshires Beat: Senior Living Community Collects Items For Neighbors in Need
12:30PM / Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Helping hands: Brookdale Fillmore Pond, a senior living community, launched a partnership with the Bennington County Coalition for the Homeless (BCCH), to provide assistance to those in need in the Bennington, Vt., area. The Bennington County Coalition for the Homeless currently provides resources for more than 400 people a year, but continues to need assistance. The associates, residents and their families at Brookdale Fillmore Pond collected items based on the needs of the BCCH.

Needed items that were collected include gently used seasonal clothing, including coats and socks; children's books; and personal hygiene items, specifically small bottles of shampoo, lotion, mouthwash and

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Biz Briefs: Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity to Dedicate 37th Home
11:52AM / Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Home again: Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity will host a Home Dedication for Sheerece Adams on Saturday, Feb. 11. Adams is in the process of closing on the purchase of the rehabilitated Habitat home at 5 Hall Place. This new homeowner had to complete 400 hours of sweat equity working at ReStore, on the job site of her future home, in addition to Financial Tools workshops and coaching.

The dedication and presentation will start at 5 Hall Place at 2 p.m. After the dedication guests will be welcomed with light refreshments and a tour of the home. Habitat has invited several local leaders such as Sen. Adam Hinds to speak at the dedication. All in the community are welcome to join.

In

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On Valentine's Day, Consider Financial Gifts
10:36AM / Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Last year, Americans spent more than $19 billion on Valentine's Day gifts, according to the National Retail Federation, with the majority of this money going to flowers, candy, cards and an evening out. These gifts were thoughtful, of course, and no doubt appreciated, but they were also somewhat disposable, for want of a better word.

On the other hand, some financial gifts can have a pretty long "shelf life."

Beyond simply enclosing some money in a card, what sort of financial gifts can you give? The answer depends somewhat on the recipient. For example, if your sweetheart is also your spouse, some of the gifts suggested below may be redundant to the financial moves you

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Health Officials Make Case for Needle Exchange in Pittsfield
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
02:48AM / Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Mayor Linda Tyer led off the meeting by saying this is one of many sessions planned to take the concept to the public. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — It wasn't long ago when a young man came to the Brien Center looking for help after he had overdosed on heroin.   Dr. Jennifer Michaels, the center's medical director, got him into sober housing, meetings, and family support. He "did all the things he needed to do."   And then the health screening came back and showed during his drug-use days, he contracted Hepatitis C from sharing needles.   That was yet another hurdle for the man to overcome and the medical treatment bills piled up, bills paid by the

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New Shakespeare & Company Head Strives for 'Resonance' with First Season
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
01:30AM / Wednesday, February 08, 2017

LENOX, Mass. — Celebrating four decades of theater and maintaining relevance for contemporary audiences is the focus of Shakespeare & Company's 2017 season.

With founding Artistic Director Tina Packer at his side, first-year Artistic Director Allyn Burrows Tuesday morning unveiled the venue's lineup for its 40th anniversary season.

Burrows wasted no time establishing that the company cannot program its season in a vacuum and has to recognize the environment beyond its stages.

"Some of us, and Tina as well, were just down at the Shakespeare Association conference in Baltimore," Burrows said. "It was a collection of all the Shakespeare companies around the

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Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates Affiliates with Berkshire Health Systems
05:55PM / Tuesday, February 07, 2017

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates, a provider of orthopedic care in the Berkshire region, has entered into an affiliation with Berkshire Health Systems.

“Through this affiliation, Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates will be able to preserve and strengthen the availability of orthopedic services across Berkshire County,” said Dr. Kevin Mitts, division chief of orthopedics at Berkshire Medical Center and a surgeon with the practice. “In addition, this agreement gives us critical access to a variety of support services, including assistance in recruiting new physicians and other providers to serve our community’s orthopedic needs. In fact, two new

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Pittsfield Councilor Kathleen Amuso Won't Seek Re-election
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
03:24PM / Tuesday, February 07, 2017
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Councilor at Large Kathleen Amuso will not seek re-reelection.   Amuso sent out a statement Tuesday morning saying that she believes "it is the right time for me to step away" after 14 years in public office.   Amuso was first elected to the School Committee in 2003 and left in 2013 to succesfully run for the City Council. She has served two terms on the council. As she began to think about the next election in the fall, she decided it was the right time to step aside and find other avenues to help the city.   "I wanted to step down early enough so if people are thinking about running, they know at least one incumbent is not

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