|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
|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
|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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