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Polar Vortex Bringing Cold, Snow to Parts of Northeast
The date may say May, but it sure feels like it's still March. Temperatures have barely dipped into the 50s and 60s for a day or two before the weather turned cold, cloudy and rainy again.   And here we are in the first week in May or, as some call it, March 67th, with warnings of a polar vortex headed our
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Pittsfield Officials Outline Goals for Community Block Grant Funds
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city officials outlined plans for Community Development Block Grant funds and pressed their importance during the COVID-19 pandemic.   The remote presentation on Tuesday went over a draft five-year plan and an action plan for fiscal 2021. Director of Community Development Deanna Ruffer said these funds
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Berkshire Money Management to Distribute Free Facemasks
DALTON, Mass. — In reaction to Gov. Baker;s recent order requiring all Massachusetts residents to wear face covering when they are out in public beginning Wednesday May 6, Berkshire Money Management has secured 5,000 hand-sewn cloth facemasks to make available to the community.  The bulk of these masks will be distributed
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Richardson Recognized Twice During MCLA's Athletic Celebration
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Megan Richardson of Adams wrapped up two year-ending honors Tuesday as the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts celebrated its 2019-20 student-athletes.   Richardson, a graduate of Hoosac Valley High School and an MCLA senior, was recognized in a Twitter poll for recording the Best Moment of the Year and
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BCC Students to Be Inducted Into National Honor Society
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College will hold a virtual induction ceremony for students joining the Xi Alpha Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa on Wednesday, May 6, at 2 p.m., via Zoom.                                          
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Community Access to the Arts to Host Virtual Gala
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Community Access to the Arts presents its virtual gala and performance on Saturday, May 9, from 5 to 6 p.m.  The event is free to attend and takes place entirely online here. Prior to the event, CATA launches a weeklong celebration with videos and digital performances beginning Monday, May 4. The
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Smart Moves for Women Business Owners
Mother's Day is upon us. If you're a mother, you will enjoy the recognition you get from your family on this day. And given the health concerns caused by the coronavirus, your appreciation of family may be even greater this year.  As we all know, mothers have a difficult job. And many mothers also run their own businesses
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Towns Shift Election, Town Meetings This Spring
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in municipalities across the Berkshires altering their town meeting and local election schedules. For elections, town officials are encouraging voters to apply to receive mail-in ballots in order to protect the health of voters and ballot workers on election day. Although the concept of absentee
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Berkshire Seamsters Market Homemade Masks, Benefit Those Struggling Economically
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — When the COVID-19 pandemic began shutting things down in Berkshire County, Kate Lauzon had a problem.   But with some creativity, hard work and outside philanthropy, she and her friends helped turn that problem into two solutions.   "A few months ago, I had started a community sewing
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Greene Unanimously Appointed to Fill Vacant Mount Greylock School Committee Seat
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — With a resounding 14-0 vote and words of appreciation from officials in both member towns, the Mount Greylock Regional School District on Monday appointed Carolyn Greene to fill a vacant seat on the School Committee.   Greene, a longtime member and former chair of the committee, was approved in a joint
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