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BCC Wins Grant for Behavioral Health Workforce Program
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College (BCC) has been awarded a $1,080,231 grant from a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services program called Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET). Grant funds, dispersed over four years, will provide stipends, partial reimbursement of tuition and fees, and supplies for
Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. Hosting a Thankful Food Drive
PITTSFIELD, Mass. Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. (DPI) in collaboration with the Berkshire Running Center and MountainOne is hosting a Thankful Food Drive now through November 23, 2022.    Donations will benefit the South Congregational Church and St. Joseph's Church Food Pantries. The drive is accepting non-perishable items
Pittsfield's New Mattress Recycling Program Mirrors State Efforts for Decreased Waste
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city has a new way to get rid of mattresses after the state banned them from waste disposal starting Nov. 1. Residents will notice a different price tag and destination for the mattress. They will now schedule a pickup with a Fitchburg-based recycling company and pay a service fee of $55. The process will
Berkshire Athenaeum to Host Job Resource Fair
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield's public library, will be hosting a job resource fair on Wednesday, Nov. 9.    The event will be held 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Food Zone on the library's main floor.   Representatives from the Adult Learning Center, Berkshire Community
Package Store Owners Supporting Question 3 on the November Ballot
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Wine & Liquor and George's liquor store owner Jigar "Jay" Sinroza has been working to educate the community and other liquor store owners about the importance of passing Question 3 on the November ballot.   "Basically, this is going to be a compromise between the small
Bioscience Image Library at BCC Sees Growth
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — In 2019, when the pandemic had not yet taken hold in the United States, Berkshire Community College (BCC) Professor of Life Sciences Fayette Reynolds created the Bioscience Image Library.    The website got under 1,000 hits.    Three years later, as the global workforce has become
Provider Profile: Christian Galvez, MD, BMC Thoracic Surgeon
For Dr. Christian Galvez, a Thoracic Surgeon at Berkshire Medical Center, the fight against lung cancer is ever present, and the latest screening methods and technology has given physicians like him an upper hand in detecting this deadly cancer early.   "In my own experience, a combination of technology and a major
Kohl's Opens in Lenox, Grand Opening Friday
LENOX, Mass. — Kohl's department store is opening one of its new small format stores on Nov. 4 in The Center at Lenox shopping mall, located at 489 Pittsfield Rd.   "We are excited to bring Kohl's to this community. I think this community really needs something like this," said an employee no authorized to
2024 Regional Transportation Plan Under Development
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC) has begun work on developing the next Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) for Berkshire County.    The RTP has a 20-year planning horizon and is updated every four years. The plan serves as the County's overarching transportation planning document
BArT First Quarter Honor Roll
ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Arts & Technology (BArT) Charter Public School announced the students who made the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2022-2023 school year.     Students who earned 80 percent or above in all of their classes received the distinction of "Honors".  Students who earned
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