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Fenn Street Homeless Shelter Expected to Open in Spring
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — After several years of anticipation, the First United Methodist Church's homeless shelter is set to open in the spring. Director of Community Development Justine Dodds last Wednesday reported that demolition has been completed and construction is underway. From the road, not much can be seen as the changes are
Jewish Federation of the Berkshires to Show 'True Colors'
PITTSFIELD, Mass. On Monday, Jan. 23 at 6:45 p.m., The Braid, a theater company offering a diverse array of stories about Jewish identity, will present “True Colors: Stories from Jews of Color Exploring Identity and Community.”   A moderated Q&A by DEI consultant and actor/writer, Joshua Silverstein, will
EforAll Celebrates Accelerator Program Grads
PITTSFIELD, Mass. Entrepreneurship for All celebrated the 2022 Fall Accelerator Program graduates with its first in-person gala and $13,000 in awards.    Around 100 people gathered at the Berkshire Innovation Center on Thursday to recognize the 19 individuals representing 13 businesses that completed the intensive
BCC Hosts Martin Luther King National Day of Service
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Pittsfield community united Monday at Berkshire Community College (BCC) to reflect on the life and message of Martin Luther King Jr.   Monday marked the first in-person Martin Luther King National Day of Service BCC has had since the pandemic, marking a return of an event that allowed residents to give
Veteran Spotlight: John Harding Jr.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — John Harding Jr. served his country with bravery and distinction as a corporal in the Marine Corps from 1963 to 1966 and in the Vietnam War.    Harding said he enjoyed his basic training at Camp Geiger, Marine Corps Base Lejeune.    "Boot camp was probably one of the best times
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National Grid Approved for Phase III Electric Vehicle Proposal
WALTHAM, Mass. —The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities recently approved National Grid's Phase III Electric Vehicle (EV) proposal, the largest and most comprehensive EV program ever filed by the company, supporting the Commonwealth's goals of achieving net zero emissions, accelerating transportation electrification
Governor Appoints Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development
BOSTON — Governor Maura T. Healey and Lieutenant Governor Kimberley Driscoll announced that they will appoint Lauren Jones to be Secretary of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.    Jones is currently the Executive Vice President of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable, and previously held roles with
FEMA Awards $4M to MassDOT for Winter Storm Costs
BOSTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be sending more than $4 million to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to reimburse the Massachusetts Department of Transportation for some of the costs of plowing and sanding roads after Winter Storm Kenan in January 2022.   MassDOT will receive a total of $4,041,370 in
Pittsfield Disability Commission Supports PCTV’s Accessibility Efforts
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Disability Commission is aiding Pittsfield Community Television's effort to make its programming more accessible with closed captions on city meetings.  On Thursday, the panel voted to use $1,850 of its parking violation funds to support 500 hours of closed captioning on PCTV.  This will
BCC to Offer Suicide Prevention Training
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — In recognition of the growing rate of suicide among college students, Berkshire Community College (BCC) will offer students, faculty and staff the opportunity to enroll in a free online course to learn how to recognize the signs of suicidal ideation and how to take action.    As an incentive, students
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