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Nurses Picket BMC As Staffing Issues Hold Up Collective Bargaining
The nurses paced back and forth along North and Wahconah Streets. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Nurses and supporters paced back and forth along North and Wahconah streets on Tuesday afternoon, holding signs and chanting "if we're out here, something is wrong in there."   On the other side of the
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,
Berkshires Beat: Berkshire Athenaeum teams up with Boston Bruins for PJ Drive
Pajama jam: The Berkshire Athenaeum is teaming up with the Boston Bruins to participate in their annual pajama drive to benefit DCF Kids (Department of Children and Families) and Cradles to Crayons. The PJ Drive's goal is to collect 10,000 pairs of new pajamas for children and teens in need across the stat, including Pittsfield. The
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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
Biz Briefs: Lowe's, Central Berkshire Habitat Team Up for Women Build Month
Building a future: Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity and Lowe's invite women to build alongside future homeowners during the 10th annual National Women Build Month. Central Berkshire is one of 300 Habitat organizations nationwide hosting Women Build projects during the month of May with support from Lowe’s, a longtime partner in
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.   At
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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