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Berkshire Immigrant Center Names New Advisory Board Members, Leadership
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Immigrant Center has welcomed three new members to its Advisory Board and has new board leadership. Joining the Advisory Board are Jenn Gomez, Helen Moon and Colin Ovitsky, all of Pittsfield, and Dr. Rose Ellis of Williamstown assumed the role of Advisory Board chairwoman on July 1. Ellis is the
Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Sept. 21-27
  MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE SUN Juilliard String Quartet at South Mtn.
'White Boy Rick': The Wild, Wild Midwest
My dad was a bench seat philosopher who, while a man of measured words, occasionally liked to opine from behind the wheel of our '51 Buick Roadmaster, the one with the Fireball 8 engine.   I look back at it as our quality time. Maybe it was a quick trip to Sears to buy some roofing material, or to get me some White Castle
Pittsfield Dedicates Adult Learning Center To William Stickney
William Travis, former superintendent of the Pittsfield schools, shares stories of Adult Learning Center founder Bill Stickney at the renaming of the center in Stickney's honor on Thursday. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — In the latter part of William Stickney's career, he struggled to walk.    Then
Walk A Mile In Her Shoes Draws Hundreds to Benefit Freeman Center
Marchers hold signs for Christa Steele-Knudslien who was murdered in North Adams last January. Her husband was charged in her murder. See more photos from the event here. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Hundreds walked, and some stumbled, down North Street in high heels during the Walk a Mile In Her Shoes march to raise money and
The Independent Investor: Dogs and Their Cars
Pet ownership in America is well over 50 percent. Nine out of 10 of these owners view their pet as part of the family. As such, dollars spent on traditional pet ownership areas such as food, veterinary needs and boarding have expanded to include things like exercise and travel. For more and more Americans, that trend has grown to include what
Marijuana Approved For Former KFC In Pittsfield
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A lot has changed in two years.    Nearly two years ago to the date the Zoning Board of Appeals denied a permit for a medical marijuana facility at the former Kentucky Fried Chicken on East Street because it was detrimental to the neighborhood. On Wednesday, the ZBA approved an even bigger
SBA Touts Small Business Success Stories of The Berkshires
Steve Oakes has a really cool washing machine — well, actually four of them. LENOX, Mass. — For most of her life, Suzanne Merritt always played it safe and conservative.    Then she got cancer and her perspective changed. For years she had it in her mind that one day she would be able to own the
Central Berkshire Habitat Condo Project Receives Permits
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity's Gordon Deming project is a go.    The non-profit received the local permits needed on Tuesday for the six-unit, three-building condominium project. The project has been in the works for a decade since Berkshire Gas first donated the property on Deming
Fall Foliage Festival Kicks Off Sept. 22
The Fall Foliage Children's Parade, set for Friday, Sept. 28, is always a highlight of the annual Fall Foliage Festival. NORTH ADAMS, Mass.  — The 2018 Fall Foliage Festival kicks off this weekend with the theme "Year of the Dog." Traditionally, the Fall Foliage Parade takes place on the first Sunday
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