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Countywide Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 30
This spring, community coalitions from across the county have joined forces to host the biannual Prescription Drug Take Back Day, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at eight locations within Berkshire County. The process of dropping off medication is anonymous and quick, and it has potential life-saving benefits. Anyone with unused,
Williamstown Resident Joins Berkshire Museum Board of Trustees
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Joan B. Hunter has joined the Berkshire Museum Board of Trustees as its newest member. Hunter, a Pittsfield native and Williamstown resident, brings a wealth of experience as a dedicated volunteer in the cultural community here in the Berkshires as well as her professional expertise in the field of
Critical Care Specialist Honored With Patient-Centered Award
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A highly respected BMC Pulmonary and Critical Care specialist has been recognized with the 2016 Patient-Centered Physician Award, presented annually to a physician who exemplifies the philosophy of patient-centered care at BMC. Dr. Hafez Alsmaan was awarded the honor during a special ceremony on March 30, National
'Money School' Workshops to be offered in Great Barrington, Pittsfield
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Elizabeth Freeman Center’s financial independence series for people impacted by domestic or sexual violence will be offering two new series starting the last week in April. “Money School” is a five-week series for survivors that offers financial workshops, income resources, one-on-one financial
Berkshires Beat: Crafters Needed, Pittsfield Hydrants Being Flushed
Vendors are being sought for the popular Otis Craft Fair. Call for vendors: The Otis Library Summer Crafts and Country Fair seeks artists, craftsmen and other non-food vendors for their annual fair on Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (rain or shine). The fair is held on the lawn in front of the Otis Town Hall on
Biz Briefs: Berkshire United Way Celebrates Volunteers
Local leaders and award recipients gather following the Berkshire United Way Live United Community Celebration, incuding Perri Petricca, CEO of Petricca Industries; Kristine Hazzard, president & CEO Berkshire United Way; C. Jeffrey Cook, the Robert K Agar Jr. Volunteerism award recipient; Susan Driscoll, the JC Penney Employee
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Riverfest Promotes Use of Housatonic; Cleans Up Pittsfield Park
Various organizations brought out display tables to educate people about the ecosystem. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — To celebrate Earth Day the Housatonic Valley Association did what you'd expect: they cleaned up a city park and promoted use of the river.   The group held a river festival on Saturday, when dozens
@theMarket: Markets Hold on to Weekly Gains
It was a struggle, but the stock market indexes stubbornly refused to cave in despite some really horrendous earnings reports. A battle is being waged among bulls and bears right here, right now. Who will win? Remember last week when I reported that earnings have been revised down so low that it was practically impossible for most
Pittsfield Police Officers Focus Efforts on Building Community
Officer Darren Derby after delivering a new basketball hoop for the children who live on South Atlantic Street. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — After the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, city officers were told to go into the local schools, look for vulnerabilities, and provide some extra security.   Officer
Child Care Organizations Raise Awareness of Child Abuse Issues
One hundred and twenty-two pairs of shoes were laid out on the steps of City Hall, each one representing a case of child abuse per month in the Berkshires. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — One hundred and twenty-two children are abused in Berkshire County each month.   And that's only the confirmed cases. Many others
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