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Letter: BAtT Fundraiser Success Because of Community Support
To the Editor: On Saturday, April 8, Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School hosted our 10th annual "Get BART Smart" fundraiser – and raised $27,843 (net) for the school's college preparatory programs. Over 130 people attended – and re-lived their high school years through our team trivia game. A
Give Mom a Gift to Help Her Financial Future
With Mother's Day around the corner, you might wonder if you should go beyond chocolates and flowers this year and give Mom something that can help her far into the future. What sort of financial gift can improve her life? You could, for instance, encourage your mother to fund her IRA. As long as she has any earned income, she is
Pittsfield Piloting Storefront Improvement Program For Tyler Street
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city is launching a facade improvement program to help owners of Tyler Street businesses spruce up their storefronts.   The City Council accepted a $30,000 grant from MassDevelopment's Transformative Development Initiative to pilot the program. The pilot will be providing commercial building owners
Government Briefs: Trees, Awards, Working Moms
More Trees: Pittsfield won a $3,000 2017 Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Grant for Phase II of the Wellesley Park Tree Replacement Project. The one-acre park is located at 50 Wellesly St. The funds came from $112,500 in matching grants provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service the Massachusetts ReLeaf Trust
Pittsfield Man Arrested For Armed Robbery Early Monday Morning
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A city man was arrested for armed robbery early Monday morning.   Police say officers responded to the Stop & Shop parking lot on Merrill Road shortly after midnight for the report. An employee of a local business arrived to make a night drop at Citizens Bank when Benjamin Robertson, 21, allegedly
Berkshires Beat: Great Barrington Police Department Earns State Accreditation
Extra credit: The Great Barrington Police Department has achieved full state accreditation from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission. The department received its award at a ceremony on Wednesday, May 3, at the Connors Center in Dover. Accreditation is a long and vigorous self-initiated evaluation process by which police
Letter Carriers Food Drive to Benefit Local Pantries
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Local Branch 286 of the National Association of Letter Carriers and Postal Workers, in conjunction with Berkshire United Way, Berkshire Youth United and Berkshire Community Action Council, will be running a food drive on Saturday, May 13. Letter carriers will be collecting non-perishable food items for
Biz Briefs: Yummy Treasures Named Microenterprise of the Year for Massachusetts
Congratulations: The Small Business Administration has named Yummy Treasures the 2017 SBA Microenterprise of the Year for Massachusetts. Yummy Treasures earned the recognition for its success as the No. 1 seller in the United States on — a global online marketplace of handmade, vintage and creative goods. Yummy Treasures is also
Orthopaedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist Joins BMC Staff
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Health Systems has announced the appointment of Dr. Mahlon Bradley, a highly experienced orthopaedic surgeon and specialist in sports medicine, to the Berkshire Medical Center medical staff and Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates, an affiliate of BHS. Dr. Bradley is accepting new patients in need of
Residents Wonder What'll Happen With Elm Street Shell Station
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — City residents are wondering what the new owners plan to do with the former Shell Station on Elm Street.   O'Connell's sold the gas station at auction early last year and the new owners, S&F Investments LLC, closed the business, immediately firing the employees. Then Bob's Elm Street
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