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Pittsfield City Council Tackles 11 Agenda Items in Under an Hour
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
11:24AM / Wednesday, January 26, 2022

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City Council on Tuesday went through 11 agenda items in under an hour, accepting a free cash appropriation for the Pittsfield Municipal Airport and four grants.

An appropriation of about $162,000 from free cash was approved to go towards the airport's highest priority project.

The funds will be used for consultant work from Gale Associates to remove safety hazards on the non-city-owned property around the airport. Obstructions — mostly trees — need to be cut from the defined approach areas extending outward from the airport's runways,  according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

While the city is supplying $162,400 for easement

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BCC To Host Admissions Info Sessions 
08:05AM / Wednesday, January 26, 2022
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — There will be three free virtual information sessions to be held in the month of February: Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 4 pm; Thursday, Feb. 17 at 12 pm; and Saturday, Feb. 19 at 12 pm.    The 30-minute info sessions, presented by admissions counselors on Zoom, are designed to familiarize prospective students with the application and registration process.   To register for a session, visit www.berkshirecc.edu/openhouse.   Information session participants can:  Ask questions about the admissions process: how to apply, register, and choose classes  Learn about BCC's affordability and its financial aid options  Hear from staff

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Gov. Baker Gives Final State of the Commonwealth Address
09:07PM / Tuesday, January 25, 2022

BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker delivered his eighth and final State of the Commonwealth address from the Hynes Convention Center on Tuesday night.   Remarks as prepared for delivery:   Madame President. Mr. Speaker. Leaders Tarr and Jones. Members of the House and Senate. Members of Congress. Fellow Constitutional Officers. Members of the Governor's Council.   Chief Justice Budd and Members of the Judiciary. Members of the Cabinet and our Administration.    Mayor Wu. Secretary Walsh. Sheriffs. District Attorneys. Mayors. Local Officials. Reverend Clergy. Distinguished Guests.   Thanks so much for being with us as I deliver my eighth and final State of

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'RUNWAY' Painting Exhibition to Open at BCC
04:31PM / Tuesday, January 25, 2022
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College (BCC) presents "RUNWAY," an exhibition of original paintings by local artist Grier Horner, on view in Koussevitzky Gallery Monday, Jan. 24 through Monday, Feb. 28, 2022.    The gallery is open Monday–Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Admission is free.   Horner was born in New York City in 1935 and lived in and around New York until enrolling at Brown University in 1953. After graduating, he worked a short stint in the mailroom of a Manhattan ad agency, followed by reporting jobs at The St. Albans Messenger in Vermont and at The North Adams Transcript, until landing at the Berkshire Eagle. There, he spent 32 years,

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Pittsfield Panel OKs Free Cash for Airport Easement Acquisition Project
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
01:50PM / Tuesday, January 25, 2022

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City Council's finance subcommittee last week approved an appropriation of about $162,000 from free cash toward the Pittsfield Municipal Airport's highest priority project.

The funds will be used for consultant work from Gale Associates to remove safety hazards on non-city-owned property around the airport. Obstructions — mostly trees — need to be cut from the defined approach areas extending outward from the airport's runways,  according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Avigation easements will be acquired over four privately-owned parcels for the project.

Under FAA requirements, planning and engineering consultants

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Dalton Select Board Votes in Favor of Town Salary Increases
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
08:50AM / Tuesday, January 25, 2022

DALTON, Mass. — The Select Board on Monday approved a pay and classification report that recommends a raise in town salaries to be more desirable for recruitment and for retaining existing employees.

The report proposes a slight bump to a new position for all staff and a 3.75 percent increase for the fiscal year 2023 — which begins in July — and beyond. Two percent of that is a cost of living (COLA) increase.

It will go to the Finance Committee on Wednesday for review.

Select Board member John Boyle unsuccessfully motioned for a 4 percent COLA increase that would push the overall percent increase to 5.75 percent. Members of the board were hesitant to increase the

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BCC to Offer Free Course for Local High School Students
08:07AM / Tuesday, January 25, 2022
PITTSFIELD, Mass — Berkshire Community College (BCC) will offer a free course for Berkshire County high school students called "Introduction to Interpersonal Communication," a three-credit course.    The course, a hybrid of in-person and online learning, will be held Wednesdays, Feb. 9 through May 18, from 6-8 pm. The instructor is Tattiya Maruco, Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Design / Adjunct Faculty – Communications.   The class is designed to actively build strategies for effective interpersonal communication with a diverse audience, including conflict management and self-advocacy, by experimenting with language, non-verbal cues and the

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Berkshire Health Group to See 8 Percent Rate Hike in FY23
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
04:05AM / Tuesday, January 25, 2022
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Berkshire Health Group Board of Directors on Monday voted to raise health insurance premiums by 8 percent for the fiscal year that begins on July 1 while offering a one-month "premium holiday" in FY23.   By a vote of 6-2 with one member abstaining, the board decided to raise rates for the 31 municipal entities served by the group. The 11 voting members of the group include the towns of Adams, Great Barrington, Lanesborough, Lenox and six regional school districts, Berkshire Hills, Central Berkshire, Hoosac Valley, Mount Greylock, Northern Berkshire Regional Vocational (McCann Tech) and Southern Berkshire; BHG also serves 20 smaller municipal

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BCC to Present 'Successful Immigrants in the Berkshires' Panel
06:23PM / Monday, January 24, 2022
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College (BCC) will hold a virtual panel titled "SUCCESS Presents: Successful Immigrants in the Berkshires" on Friday, Feb. 4 from 5-6:30 pm.   The panel, held on Zoom, is specifically geared to English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students. BCC students will receive forum credit for participating.   "This workshop provides an intentional space for BCC's ESOL learners to connect, grow their network, and strengthen their skillsets with other Spanish-speaking BCC alumni and community members," said BCC Academic Success Coach Kelsey Jones. "The panel will be focused on how to maximize success in a

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Pittsfield Fire Department Reminders on Thawing Frozen Pipes
04:00PM / Monday, January 24, 2022
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — With two back-to-back fires occurring this past weekend in Pittsfield, one of which is considered to have involved the thawing of frozen pipes, the Pittsfield Fire Department has issued a few safety reminders.   "We know frozen pipes are a major hassle to deal with; however, using certain methods to thaw them out are just not safe. This activity can result in major damage to the structure and can lead to potential injuries for those inhabiting these locations," said Chief Tom Sammons. "This is the worst-case scenario that we want to avoid. That's why we want the public to take this guidance seriously."   Sammons says once frozen

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Operation Better Start receives Community Impact Grant from Fallon Health
03:00PM / Monday, January 24, 2022
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Health Systems' Operation Better Start (OBS), an out-patient nutrition program has been named a recipient of Fallon Health's Community Impact Grant for 2021.    The funds, totaling $10,000 will help support the Food and Families program in the Pittsfield Public Schools' 21st Century After School Program.   Food and Families will partner 21st Century Pittsfield middle school students with their grandparents and/or senior friends in a nutrition education, cooking and food share after school program.  Food and Families is a collaborative community project bringing together the Pittsfield Public Schools, Operation Better Start,

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Tyer Releases ARPA Invitations for Proposals
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
01:36PM / Monday, January 24, 2022
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mayor Linda Tyer on Monday announced the release of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding applications to aid recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.   "This is a significant milestone in the life of the American Rescue Plan here in the city of Pittsfield," Tyer said from the City Council Chambers. "After months of study and community engagement, we are very excited to join up with our trusted community partners and emerging leaders to put these funds to work for the people and places in our city that need it the most."   The city will begin to accept applications for eligible programs, services, and capital investments on Feb. 28

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