|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
|Allessio Has Big Weekend on Junior Ski Circuit|
PLANTSVILLE, Conn. -- Pittsfield's Michael Mansfield-Allessio finished first in giant slalom and slalom racing this weekend at the Tri-State Under 14 Championships.
On Saturday, Mansfield won a GS at Ski Sundown in New Hartford. Then on Sunday, he followed it up with a slalom victory at Mount Southington.
|Lenox's Carpenter Wins Big East Mile|
Lenox Memorial graduate and Georgetown University senior Scott Carpenter ran a personal record time of 4 minutes, 3.57 seconds Saturday to win the Big East indoor mile championship at the Ocean Breeze Track and Field Athletic Complex on Staten Island.
Carpenter helped the Hoyas score big points in the event, where Georgetown
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