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Biz Briefs: Technical Training Program Students Receive Certificate of Completion
02:05PM / Monday, June 27, 2016

Congratulations: Fourteen students recently received a certificate for completing the Berkshire Advanced Manufacturing Technical Training Program. The entry level training program, which ran from February to June, provides students with basic manufacturing and workforce readiness skills.

Each student received a Certificate of Completion from Berkshire Community College as well as a MACWIC Level 1 credential that verifies mastery of basic manufacturing skills such as math, blueprint reading, metrology, safety and work readiness. The work readiness component was facilitated by Goodwill Industries.  

The program was offered through a grant from the Massachusetts Executive Office of

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Pittsfield's Woodlawn Bridge Reopens After 10 Years
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
01:38PM / Monday, June 27, 2016

PEDA Executive Director Corydon Thurston said the bridge will now provide visibility to the William Stanley Business Park in the agency's attempt to redevelop the former GE land. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Finally.   The Woodlawn Avenue Bridge is finally opened after being closed for a decade. City, state and Pittsfield Economic Development Authority officials celebrated the re-opening of the north-south connection between the Morningside Neighborhood and East Street.   The bridge used to be own by General Electric and was closed in 2006 and was demolished in 2012.    The reconstruction lifts the bridge high enough to allow double-decker trains to fit underneath

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Berkshires Beat: A New Place For a Walk in the Woods
01:28PM / Monday, June 27, 2016

Take a hike: Members of Southwestern Vermont Health Care staff and their families completed work on a new 1.4-mile addition to the regional trail system on Saturday, June 18.

The trail is open to hikers and bikers and traverses SVHC’s Bennington Campus in Bennington, Vt. The entire community is invited to use the trail for outdoor recreation. Access points include Dewey Street in front of the hospital, Stark Street Playground, Monument Avenue Extension, and Frost Drive.


A fair time: Berkshire Youth Fair Books are available for youths 5-18 who want to enter the fair. Youths can print the fair books off the web or call the 4-H office at 413-448-8285 . Some will be automatically put

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New Clocktower Owners Eye 'Adaptive Reuse' of Historic Building
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
02:17AM / Monday, June 27, 2016

The work has already begun on the sprawling complex. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The new owners of the historic Sheaffer-Eaton mill, now known as the Clocktower Building, are looking to modernize the entire building to fit today's business needs.   The building whose anchor tenants include The Berkshire Eagle and Berkshire Health Systems was purchased by Scarafoni Associates under a new holding company, Clocktower Partners LLC, for $1 million.   In the next few years, the company is looking to invest millions into it to attract small businesses.   "The Berkshire Eagle was trying to sell this building for a long time. Twenty, 30 years ago, however long it was, the

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Pending EPA Permit Part of Waterstone Pitch For PEDA Parcel
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
01:53AM / Monday, June 27, 2016
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Part of the selling point for the new Walmart at the William Stanley Business Park is that it will ease an environmental regulation expected later this year.   Last year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a new draft permit for the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority's ability to drain storm water into Silver Lake. That permit called for significantly better water quality than currently being done.   PEDA and the city argued against it, saying it doesn't have the money to make the needed improvements to the storm water. Further, General Electric cleaned up the site to the standards outlined in the consent decree and the EPA

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North Adams Artist Finds Expression in Ancient Paper Craft
By John Seven, Special to iBerkshires
03:41PM / Sunday, June 26, 2016

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The technique of paper quilling isn't a common one in the contemporary art world, but North Adams resident Lisa Nilsson embraced the antediluvian medium and elevated even beyond her contemporaries to her inventive and intricate — and almost obsessive — images that stretch the form to its limits.

Quilling is a hundreds-of-years-old paper craft that involves rolling strips of colored paper into formations to create images with a three-dimensional quality.

Nilsson had previously worked in the format of box assemblages, which allowed her to create in a variety of mediums and she was always on the lookout for something new to add. After becoming

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Berkshire Mountaineers AAU Team Goes 4-0 in Maine
04:29PM / Saturday, June 25, 2016
The Berkshire Mountaineers seventh grade AAU girls basketball team went 4-0 to win a recent tournament in Portland Maine.   The team is 19-4 with one more tournament left in its season.   The sixth/seventh-grade team includes: Delaney Babcock, Abby Bird, Rylie Bishop, Abby Hugger, Alyssa Garabedian, Jayden Johnson, Sharaya Keele, Averie McGrath, Kaylee Tatro, Grace Towler and Rylynn Witek.   The team is coached by Shaun McGrath and Jeff Johnson.

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Pittsfield Approves $11.8 Million in Capital Spending
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
04:22PM / Saturday, June 25, 2016

Fire Chief Robert Czerwinski explained why the department needs a new ladder truck and two new command vehicles. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City Council approved Thursday a $11.8 million capital plan, which is just $50,000 less than what the mayor had proposed.   The capital budget calls for the borrowing of $11,948,000 for capital expenses, which is about $1.7 million more than this year. The largest portion of the plan will go to the Department of Public Works with $3,650,000 eyed to be borrowed for repairs to the streets and stormwater systems as well as the purchase of a new truck and vibratory roller for paving.   A total of $2.5 million will go toward the streets. A

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@theMarket: Who Is Next?
By Bill Schmick,
07:59PM / Friday, June 24, 2016

 

The vote is in and all you have to do is look at world markets to discover the verdict. The citizens of the United Kingdom voted to exit the European Union. Chaos reigned for today but tomorrow may be a different story, at least for U.S. investors.

Do not panic. Most of my readers are heavily invested in the U.S. equity and bond markets. As such, the fallout from Brexit will be short-lived here at home as investors come to the realization that, for now, the United States is the only game in town. As I look at Friday morning's damage to our markets, I am impressed at how well we are doing compared to Europe. Essentially, all we have done is give back a week's speculative

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Berkshire Food Festival Offers Up Tasty Fare on Sunday
02:46PM / Friday, June 24, 2016

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — North Adams will play host to the 14th annual Berkshire Food Festival on Sunday, June 26, from noon to 4 p.m. on Main Street.

This year's Berkshire Food Festival is presented by 1230-AM WNAW and WUPE-FM and features the cuisine from numerous area restaurants and food vendors along with a selection of beer.  Some of the restaurants represented will be Boston Sea Foods, Bousquet Catering, Gramercy Bistro, Krispy Kone, Lickety Split, Mint Indian Lakeside Cuisine, Oh Crepe, Papa John's, Slick Willie's and The 413 Grill.

Attendees will also be treated to the live music between 1 and 3 p.m., along with a corn hole tournament and other entertainment,

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Miss Hallís Students Named Pickett Scholars
02:09PM / Friday, June 24, 2016

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Recent Miss Hall’s School graduate Jamie Flynn, of Chester, N.Y., and rising senior MaryCatherine Balcom of Pittsfield have been named by the Lenox School Alumni Association as recipients of this year’s Mansfield Pickett Scholarships.

The awards are named in memory of Mansfield E. (Peter) Pickett, who was a longtime teacher both at the former Lenox School and at Miss Hall's School. The scholarships are given to two students who exhibit outstanding performance in academics and extracurricular activities. This is the 13 year the association has honored Miss Hall’s students.

Paul Denzel, Edward A. Miller Jr., and Robert J. Sansone, all

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Laura Bush Tours Latest Restorations at The Mount
02:02PM / Friday, June 24, 2016

LENOX, Mass. — Former first lady Laura Bush and friends toured the recent restoration efforts at The Mount, the home of Edith Wharton and a National Historic Landmark, on Saturday, June 18.

Bush, who serves as the honorary chair of The Mount’s National Committee, was joined by Mount Trustee Chairman Dan Kasper, Executive Director Susan Wissler, and Facilities Director Ross Jolly, Lois Betts, Nancy Weiss, and Penny Slade-Sawyer.

The main focus of the tour was the recent repairs to the historic stable’s exterior, which had suffered severe deterioration. Bush and her friends were given a behind-the scenes tour by Jolly. This project was green-lighted last fall thanks to

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