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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: March 10-16
11:35AM / Friday, March 10, 2017

  VIEW DAY-BY-DAY CALENDAR       March 10 - March 16,

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Vascular Surgery Specialist Joins Berkshire Health Systems
11:30AM / Friday, March 10, 2017

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Health Systems has announced the appointment of Dr. Elie S. Semaan, a vascular surgeon, to the medical staff of Berkshire Medical Center and the physician staff of Berkshire Surgical Services of BMC.

Dr. Semaan is accepting new patients in need of vascular care, and joins Drs. Michael Cohn, Eugene Curletti, Michael DiSiena, Christian Galvez, Andrew Lederman, Robert Lincer, Clayton Peterson and George Veinoglou at Berkshire Surgical Services of BMC.

Semaan comes to the Berkshires from New Hampshire, where he operated a vascular surgery practice for the past year. Previously, he was director of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at NYC Surgical Associates

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Homeless Man Charged With Using Parking Kiosks For Threats
Staff Reports,
05:24PM / Thursday, March 09, 2017
      PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A 27-year-old homeless man allegedly using the parking meter kiosks to leave a threat on a vehicle.   Police say Joshua Tagge was charged with threat to commit a crime and a civil rights violation for allegedly printing a ticket reading "KILL THE JEW" where the license plate number would be and placing it on the window of Virginia O'Leary's vehicle.   The kiosks ask for users to type in their license plate, which is then printed onto the receipt ticket.   O'Leary reported that the ticket was left on her windshield on Feb. 27. She said she had parked on North Street and found the ticket and

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The Independent Investor: America's Road Toward Universal Health Care
By Bill Schmick,
04:51PM / Thursday, March 09, 2017

The GOP's plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act was introduced this week.  As one might expect, the Republican Party's long-awaited plan was met with a firestorm of protests from just about every conceivable lobbying group. That's exactly what one should expect, given that there is so much at stake.

Headlines throughout the week warned that if the plan were passed in its present form, health-care premiums could rise by 30 percent or more. Seniors could pay far more for coverage under the new plan, while between 6 million and 10 million people would lose their health insurance coverage altogether. The poor would get short shrift, while the wealthy would

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'Logan': Makes Some Sharp Points
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
02:50PM / Thursday, March 09, 2017

Judged solely on its surface value, director James Mangold's "Logan," the third and reputedly final escapade of the Wolverine/Marvel Comics/superhero/X-Men series, rates a six on my excitement scale. However, bear in mind that loyal adherents of this franchise evaluate their cherished, alternate world of right, wrong and not so sure by their very own, entirely proprietary measure. They couldn't care less about what this fuddy-duddy thinks.

Well, good. There is much philosophical baloney and wisdom to be gleaned from the generation gap. Hence, knowing my place as the Brave New World thunders outside my slightly blemished ivory tower of pontification, kindly acknowledge

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Girls AAU Basketball Team Seeks Players
12:02PM / Thursday, March 09, 2017
The Berkshire Mountaineers girls basketball team is looking for any girls interested in playing Spring AAU basketball.   Girls currently in the fifth thru 11th grade are eligible to participate. This is an advanced basketball program that will include weekend travel throughout New York and New England. The schedule has not yet been put together but is typically seven weekends beginning with the last weekend of April through June.  In addition, girls will practice two days a week.   For more information please contact Bill Robinson at 413-652-1055 or email samakenz@yahoo.com.     The Berkshire Mountaineers Girls Basketball Organization was established in 2009 by

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Preliminary Pittsfield School Budget Calls For 57 Job Reductions
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
03:58AM / Thursday, March 09, 2017
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The school district is considering reducing staff by 57 employees.   Superintendent Jason McCandless presented a preliminary budget to the School Committee on Wednesday night that calls for the sharp reduction in staff. Overall, the budget would still be up by about a half million dollars but the staff reductions counter increased cost for contractual obligations.    "This keeps the central focus on student instruction. This keeps the central focus on student learning and that is really, at the end of the day, what we are here for," McCandless said.   The proposal increases the school budget by less than 1 percent that is mostly driven

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Walk with Me in the Berkshires Returns for 15th Season
11:29AM / Wednesday, March 08, 2017

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The popular community walking program, Berkshire Health Systems' Walk with Me in the Berkshires, is returning for its 15th year in late March, where it is expected that more than 3,500 people from across the region will participate in a program aimed at improving health and well-being through walking.

Community registration for the Walk with Me program is Tuesday, March 28, beginning at 10 a.m. sharp on the iBerkshires website. Up to 2,400 people from the community, formed as teams of between two and 20 people each, will receive a free step counter and be able to log-in to a step-reporting site on iBerkshires in order to participate in the six week walking

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Mirabito, O'Reilly Auto Parts Both Looking to Move to Pittsfield
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
03:39AM / Wednesday, March 08, 2017
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mirabito is planning to move all three of its Berkshire locations under one roof with renovations to a building in the Downing Industrial Park.   The Community Development Board approved the plans for the site on Tuesday allowing the propane company to move to the next step. The business needs just a few more approvals before it can begin the renovations. The company currently operates three facilities in the Berkshires — in Dalton, Lenox, and Great Barrington — and all three operations will be condensed into the one building.   "We're just trying to bring them all together to be more efficient. It's an industrial park so it is an

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Johnny's Beach Club Sold, Mexican Restaurant Eyed
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
12:02AM / Wednesday, March 08, 2017

The former Pepe's and Johnny's Beach Club has been sold to Suzanne Chung. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The former Johnny's Beach Club has been sold and will become a Mexican restaurant.   Attorney Jeff Lynch reported to the Licensing Board on Monday that Wahconah Street LLC. has purchased the bar and will turn it into a restaurant.   The secretary of state's office shows Suzanne Chung, a partner with numerous restaurants including Jae's Bistro, as one of the signatories as well as Oscar Amaya.   "They have a long-term plan of renovation to that building and re-opening that space as a restaurant," Lynch said.   Lynch expects renovation to

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Taconic Construction: Exterior Precast To Start in April
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
01:37PM / Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Fireproofing work is ongoing on the second floor. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — There are over 100 people on site at the building of the new Taconic High School and that is expected to ramp up even more over the coming months.   Construction on the $120.8 million building has been ongoing for a full year. The winter weather caused only minor delays and work will ramp up again when the temperature rises.   The number of workers is expected to double to 200 this year. The entire school is set to be completed by June 2018, and the current building will then be razed.   At this point, the side of the building closest to Valentine Road is still covered with wrapping but that is

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Pittsfield Licensing Board Cuts Crowne Plaza Bar Hours
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
12:36AM / Tuesday, March 07, 2017
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Licensing Board opted to close the bars at the Crowne Plaza early for the next two weeks after an incident of overserving.    Both bars at the downtown hotel will need to have last call at 11:30 p.m. with the patrons being out by midnight. That is also extended to any events at the hotel. The sanction was imposed as punishment for an incident on Dec. 23 that led to the arrest of a reportedly intoxicated man.    According to a report submitted to the Licensing Board by Police Lt. Michael Grady, police arrested a severely drunk individual at the end of the event that night. According to the report, the 23-year-old man got into an argument

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