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BRPC's Kusik Award Goes to Vaccine Collaborative, COVID-19 Fund
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission on Thursday voted two COVID-19 response entities as the recipients of the organization's Kusik Award that recognizes projects, groups, or individuals who made outstanding contributions to planning in Berkshire County. The Berkshire Vaccine Collaborative and the
BCC to Welcome New Students with Special Events
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College (BCC) welcomes students enrolled for the fall 2021 semester with a week of events designed to encourage student engagement.    All events, ranging from psychic readings to rock climbing, are free.   Schedule of events:   Tuesday, September
Veteran Spotlight: A Vietnam Diary
The following is the diary of a local Marine who served in Vietnam in 1968. The veteran wishes to remain anonymous but was willing to share the impressions he wrote down of his time there. This is the first of three parts as transcribed by Wayne Soares, with minor editing for clarity.   1968 FEB 11: Left Okinawa for Da Nang by
White Runs for Pittsfield At-Large to Stay Accessible to Constituents
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Peter White says he wants to continue being an approachable, accessible, representative that is dedicated to the city of Pittsfield.   The current councilor at large is seeking a fourth term. He served one term as Ward 2 councilor from 2010-11 and was elected to his current position in
Pittsfield Board of Health Wants to Reconsider Mosquito Spray Opt Out
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Board of Health is pushing back against the City Council's April decision to vote to opt out of the city's mosquito spraying program.   They have asked that the panel reconsiders its vote and will state their case at the next Public Health and Safety subcommittee meeting on Sept.
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Maffuccio Wants to Remain an Independent Voice for Ward 7
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — City Council veteran Anthony Maffuccio is running for re-election to represent Ward 7 as an independent voice that is dedicated to the needs of constituents.   His priorities include supporting the ward with needed infrastructure improvements, reducing gun violence and crime in the West Side, and ensuring
MCLA to Feature Sgt. Justin Biasin as Artist of the Month
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — MCLA Sergeant Justin Biasin will be MCLA-Pittsfield's featured Artist of the Month, with work on display at the College's Pittsfield location at 66 Allen Street.   Biasin's work will be exhibited for the entire month, and an opening artist reception will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday,
Marchetti Wants to See Pittsfield Turn a Corner After Pandemic
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Peter Marchetti is seeking re-election for his eighth term as councilor at large with a focus on making Pittsfield turn a corner for the better after a markedly difficult year.   The current City Council president wants to make sure that federal monies — including the $34 million in American Rescue
@theMarket: Investors Are Chasing Stocks Higher
The proverbial Wall of Worry provided plenty of foot holds for investors this week. The major averages continued to make new highs (or hovered just below them), despite bad news and focused instead on anything that could justified higher prices.   The belief that the Delta variant of the coronavirus may be peaking in the worst-hit
Pittsfield Street Improvement Project Schedule: Sept. 7-10
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (Sept. 2, 2021) – The following work is scheduled for Sept. 7- 10, as part of the City of Pittsfield's 2021 Street Improvement Project.   The schedule is as follows: Tuesday, Sept. 7: berm installation on Oxford and Dillon streets. Wednesday, Sept. 8: berm installation on Malcolm Avenue;
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