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First Fridays Artswalk Features 'Quarantine Artist Profiles' on Social Media
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Like every other arts organization across the country, First Fridays Artswalk has had to cancel events and think of creative ways to safely continue bringing art to our community. It was out of this need that the "Quarantine Artist Profile" was born. Berkshire County artists are invited to submit images
Greylock Promotes Two on Business Banking Team
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Greylock Federal Credit Union has promoted two members of its Business Banking Team. Heather King and Chris Barry have been promoted to commercial loan officers. "Heather and Chris are well known to our business members," Greylock Chief Lending Officer Jodi Rathbun-Briggs said. "They have long been
WAM Theatre Raises $3,225 with Online Play Reading
LENOX, Mass. — WAM Theatre's first online play reading raised $3,225 for the BRIDGE COVID-19 Emergency Fund. The reading of "Campus Unrest," written by WAM Associate Artistic Director Talya Kingston, was presented via Zoom on Sunday, May 3. More than 180 audience members joined the reading, from around the USA, England,
Great Barrington Public Theater Postpones 2020 Season
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty around safely presenting onstage programs this summer, Great Barrington Public Theater has postponed its onstage 2020 season. In lieu of the onstage solo festival planned for June at the Daniel Arts Center at Bard College at Simon’s Rock,
Pittsfield School Budget Anticipates $1.4M in Cuts
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — School administrators on Wednesday outlined one vision of a level-funded budget that could eliminate just under 30 positions.   Superintendent Jason McCandless presented this version of a proposed $65,113,700 spending plan for fiscal 2021 budget that has been built with little state aid
Pittsfield City Council Approves Hotel, Brewery TIF Agreements
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City Council accepted two amended tax incentive financing agreements with extended timelines in response to delays caused by the pandemic.   "We understand that both projects might be delayed because of COVID-19 specifically related to the timing of construction," Mayor Linda Tyer said
Family Nurse Practitioner Joins CHP North Adams Family Medical & Dental Center
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Family Nurse Practitioner Janine L. Risser has joined the primary care team at CHP North Adams Family Medical & Dental Center. Risser began her primary care career in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts, where she worked for many years in medical practices there. She most recently practiced at the University
Berkshire, Statewide COVID-19 Trends Appearing to Decline
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — There are signs the Bay State may be turning the corner on the novel coronavirus that has so far caused more than 5,000 deaths in Massachusetts.    The Department of Public Health on Tuesday recorded the lowest number of reported deaths since March 4: 33   The number of hospitalizations
Berkshire County Selectmen's Association Awards Scholarships
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Berkshire County Selectmen's Association last week announced the award of scholarships to three Berkshire County high school students.   Hoosac Valley's Alannah McGrath of Cheshire, Mount Everett's Madeleine Soudant of Great Barrington and Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public
Baker Files Spending Bill Aimed at Accessing Federal Funds
ASHLAND, Mass. — Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday filed a supplemental budget bill to authorize about $1 billion to cover costs related to COVID-19.   But he explained at Tuesday's daily press briefing that the bill is designed to keep the commonwealth in line for more federal funding.   "The bill gives us
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