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Community Wellness Program Berkshire 150 Enters Third Year
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Health Systems (BHS) Wellness Program wants area residents to improve their health and well-being through the third year of Berkshire 150.    Berkshire 150 is a community wellness program promoting exercise over a 5-week period, with the goal of exercising at least 150 minutes a week.
Pittsfield Cable Committee Seeks Lawyer Funds, Starts Ascertainment Plans
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City Council will tackle a $25,000 request on Tuesday from the Cable Advisory Committee to obtain legal counsel for the Spectrum contract renewal. This includes a review of the license and charter, planning of ascertainment, gathering information on community needs, negotiations, and drafting the initial
Dalton Planning Board Approves Solar Energy Project Special Permit
DALTON, Mass. — The Planning Board last week approved the special permit for Citizens Energy Corp.'s solar energy project on the closed landfill with a number of conditions.   The conditions from the special permit that was granted back in 2014 were retained.    These include the payment of all back
Year After Miguel Estrella's Death, Balloons Soar Over Pittsfield in His Honor
The Estrellas have been advocating for reforms on how authorities deal with people suffering mental issues and how police respond to such incidents. Right, balloons rise over the park.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Balloons soared over the downtown on Sunday in remembrance of Miguel Estrella, who was fatally shot by
Preschool, Kindergarten Registrations Scheduled Around County
Berkshire County schools are scheduling and re-scheduling preschool and kindergarten registration dates and procedures for the 2021-22 school year. Schools can send their information to to be included on this list.   All students, regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national
RMV Announces Class D and M Learner's Permit Exams Offered in 7 Additional Languages
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is announcing learner's permit exams for passenger car (Class D) and motorcycle (Class M) licenses are available in seven additional foreign languages.   The exams are now offered in a total of 35 languages and now include Albanian, Cape Verdean Creole,
State Senators Hear About Needs of Rural Communities
LENOX, Mass. — Decrepit buildings, deteriorating roads, swelling budgets, few staff and dwindling resources.    These and other issues challenging rural communities were brought to the fore as local officials tried catch the ears of legislators and strategize ways to advocate for their needs on Beacon
County Girls Basketball Hall of Fame Inducts Nine
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire County girls basketball family Saturday recognized some great Berkshire County girls basketball families.   The 10th class of the county girls basketball Hall of Fame included not one but two parent-child combinations among the nine inductees.   "My family is famous
Vietnam Veterans Honored in Pittsfield
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Around 100 people stood at Park Square on Saturday morning to honor the 27 Berkshire County residents who were killed in action in Vietnam. The annual ceremony recognizes National Vietnam War Veterans Day, which is on March 29, and is sponsored by the James E. Callahan Berkshire Chapter 65 of the Vietnam Veterans
Massachusetts EEA Announces Leadership Team
BOSTON — Secretary Rebecca L. Tepper announced her leadership team at the Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs (EEA). T   The following individuals have joined the Office of the Secretary and will help shape the Commonwealth's clean energy economy, environmental protections, and public
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