|Pittsfield Approves Needle Exchange Program|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — It took seven months to make the decision but on Wednesday, the Board of Health approved a needle exchange program.
The board approved the letter authorizing the state Department of Health to pursue a vendor for such a program. The state will now take over the process of funding, issuing a request for
|Pittsfield Enters 2nd Year of Tyler Street Revitalization Program|
Amequsika 'Sika' Sedzro has been appointed by MassDevelopment to head the efforts. She is paid by the agency for three years to help in Pittsfield's district.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Amewusika "Sika" Sedzro has been in the city for a year now with a primary focus on crafting a plan to revitalize Tyler
|Massachusetts Named Best State by U.S. News & World Report|
BOSTON — The commonwealth of Massachusetts has been named the best overall state in U.S. News & World Report's inaugural report.
This best state ranking evaluates all 50 states in various categories, with Massachusetts ranked the No. 1 overall state, No. 1 in health care, No. 2 in education and among the top 10 for
|BHS Urgent Care Expands Access with Online Appointment System|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Patients in need of urgent care treatment can now reserve their spot in line at Berkshire Health Systems Urgent Care, using a new online system that is accessible from home computers, laptops or any mobile device.
Partnering with Clockwise.MD, BHS Urgent Care allows a patient to self-schedule an appointment online,
|Berkshire Medical Center Sits Atop National Quality Ranking|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Medical Center is ranked as the best performer in Patient Safety Indicators in the United States, according to data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
BMC is ranked number one in the nation when compared to over 3,200 hospitals for its composite measure of Patient Safety Indicators, or
|McCann School Budget Reflects Hikes in Fixed Costs, Health Insurance|
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The McCann Technical School budget for fiscal 2018 is up 2.7 percent over this year, largely reflecting increasing fixed costs and level state funding.
The school's budget is up about $250,000, from $9.09 million to $9,340,159, and includes $88,000 in cuts. Some $3.7 million of the spending
|Boys & Girls Club Girls Win Tourney|
The Boys and Girls Club third- and fourth-grade travel girls basketball team won its home tournament, Feb. 24 to 26.
The team is coached by Kristy Conyers and Bryant Mauer and includes: Kyana Summers, Alivia Mauer, Cheyenne Goddard, Caroline Sherman, Maddy Stetz, Jaelynn Walker, Maddy Chaffee, Jasmine Small, Mia McCluskey and
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