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Downtown Pittsfield Inc. Celebrates Successes at Annual Meeting
Marshall Raser, owner of Carr Hardward, is given the Downtown Person of the Year Award for not only owning a longstanding business but for his volunteer efforts. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Something new, something old, and something colorful.   The awards given out at Downtown Pittsfield Inc.'s annual meeting
North Adams Recovery Center Leads With Peer Mentoring
Amber Besaw, director of NBCC, welcomes the gathering to the recovery center's open house on Tuesday. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Beacon Recovery Center opened only eight short weeks ago but already has a cadre of nearly a dozen people who show up every Wednesday.    That strong start was celebrated on
Pittsfield Resurfaces Tennis Courts
The high school coaches and parents have been urging the city to improve the courts. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city's tennis courts were in serious disrepair and parents and coaches certainly took notice.   They began advocating the city to fix them. The high school teams practice and play on them and the
Congressman Neal Stresses Free Speech at MCLA Commencement
More than 400 degrees and certificates were awarded.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — U.S. Rep. Richard Neal urged the new graduates of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts to not only hear, but to listen and not to be afraid of encountering alternative opinions.   Rather, he said, determine the facts before
Berkshire Educators Rally Support For 'Fund Our Future' Campaign
State Sen. Adam Hinds and state Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier joined in support of the efforts. The lawmakers will be taking bills up this session. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The state Senate's budget would give an additional $5 million in funding to Pittsfield Public Schools.   But is only addressing one of four
Pittsfield To Re-examine Downtown Parking Meters
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A petition against putting parking meters in the new Columbus Avenue surface lot could trigger a full re-examination of the parking program.   Berkshire Nautilus owner Jim Ramondetta has submitted a petition to the City Council with some 800 signatures of people opposing putting parking meters in the new
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BCC hires new TRiO Academic Counselor
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College has hired Michael Obasohan as the new TRiO Academic Counselor in the TRiO Student Support Services Program. Obasohan previously worked as the assistant director of Diversity Programs and Multicultural Education and as an adjunct faculty member at Massachusetts College of Liberal
Community Health Programs Taps New Board Member
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The board of directors of Community Health Programs has named Celia Clancy of Lenox as a new member. Clancy is CEO of Celia Clancy Consulting and past CEO/president of The Fitzpatrick Companies. She brings to the board her background in retail and consumer goods business leadership and consulting. She has
Cultural Pittsfield This Week: May 17-23
TONIGHT is the first 3rd Thursday of 2019! The first 3rd Thursday of 2019 will celebrate youth, with performances by  the Berkshire Pulse youth drummers led by Aimee
Tyer Eyes Potential Purchase, Demolition of Blighted Gas Station
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mayor Linda Tyer has a tentative plan to get rid of the eyesore of a former Hess gas station on Tyler Street.   In the proposed capital budget, Tyer is seeking funds to purchase the property and turn it into green space. The mayor said on Monday the parcel has been identified as an important piece of
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