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Polar Plunge Raises $25K For Special Olympics
In groups no larger than 10, some 70 people jump into the cold water on Sunday. More photos from the plunge can be seen here. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Some 70 people braved the icy cold water Sunday morning to raise $25,000 for the Special Olympics.   The Polar Plunge put on by the local branch of Law Enforcement
Pittsfield Police Seek Info On Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are seeking information on a fatal motor vehicle accident in the early hours of Sunday.   Police say that at about 1:30 in the morning a pedestrian was hit in the area of 457 Dalton Avenue and died because of the injuries. Police are now looking for a light colored Ford SUV with front end
Nine Displaced In Pittsfield Fire
Paramedics provided oxygen to two cats that firefighters had carried from the building. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Nine tenants escaped a Sunday morning fire on Kellogg Street.   Firefighters were dispatched for a structure fire at 11 Kellogg Street shortly after 8 a.m. The tenants in the four-family duplex along
Berkshires Drop A Spot In County Health Rankings
Kim Kelly of Berkshire Health Systems detailed the Community Health Initiative aimed to turn around the poor rankings seen in the data. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire County has dropped a spot in the county health rankings.   The annual rankings measure in two categories — health outcomes and health
Pittsfield Ceremony Honors Vietnam Veterans
Mayor Linda Tyer served as this year's keynote speaker. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — She was just a young child but Mayor Linda Tyer remembers watching soldiers returning from the Vietnam War on television.   Her mother had a silver bracelet etched with the name of Francis Edward Visconti, a soldier from
National Guard Brings Robotics, STEM Education to Pittsfield High School
Shannon Kennedy, Elise Wellman, and Kendra Castagna built the winning robot. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — As a child, Elise Wellman played with Lego robotics.    But on Friday, it was a whole lot different game.   National Guardsmen dropped a box full of parts with a manual. She and her fellow
Fruscio, Former Creative Director, Has New Post at Housing & Development
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The head of the county's former Berkshire Creative agency has been named assistant secretary of program and performance management for the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development.   Helena Fruscio Altsman, a former city resident, has held a number of creative economy posts in state
1Berkshire Announces VP of Tourism and Marketing, Digital Specialist
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — 1Berkshire has promoted Lindsey Schmid to the position of vice president of tourism and marketing. Schmid, who previously served as 1Berkshire's director of marketing, has worked with the organization for more than eight years and is also the regional Tourism Council director. "We are thrilled to
Adam's Hometown Market Opens to Welcoming Crowd
  ADAMS, Mass. — Adam's Hometown Market opened to a welcoming crowd on Friday morning. A month ago, the grocery store's aisles were empty and shelves bare as Big Y ended its tenure. In just 18 days, the Connecticut grocery chain had stepped, freshened the entire building, hired many of the former workers and
BFAIR Names New Vice President of Residential Services
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Michelle Carleton has been promoted to vice president of residential services at BFAIR (Berkshire Family and Individual Resources). Carleton is responsible for overseeing the DDS Residential & Acquired Brain Injury Residential Services, Adult Family Care/Shared Living and the director of
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