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Maffucio Calls for Investigation of Homeless Shelter, Change in Park Policy
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — As winter approaches, there are still homeless individuals camping at Springside Park, risking their safety because of reportedly poor conditions at the homeless shelter provided through the city.   Ward 7 Councilor Anthony Maffuccio brought two petitions to City Council on Tuesday calling for an
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Baker Rolls Back Reopening Plan in Face of Rising Virus Rates
BOSTON — The state's occupancy limits cut to 40 percent beginning Sunday as the governor rolls back the reopening phases because of rising rates of COVID-19.   Occupancy limits will be reduced to 40 percent and indoor performance venues and some indoor recreational activities will have to close. Dining indoors will be
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Pittsfield Veterans Remember Pearl Harbor in Annual Ceremony
Robert Blanchard tells those attending the ceremony that thinking back on the sacrifices at Pearl Harbor the nation can endure a little bit of sacrifice during the pandemic.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — About 80 servicemen from Berkshire County were stationed at or near Pearl Harbor when it was attacked 79 years ago,
Baker Announces Test Sites in Berkshires, Curtailment of Elective Services at Hospitals
BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday announced new state COVID-19 testing sites in North Adams, Pittsfield and Great Barrington.   The sites are part of an expansion of state testing in four counties, three in Western Massachusetts: Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire, as well as Barnstable on Cape
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BMC Updated Visitation Guidelines
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — In the wake of an increasing number of positive cases of COVID-19 in the Berkshires, Berkshire Medical Center has further updated its visitation guidelines, effective Wednesday, Dec. 3.    Community spread of COVID-19 has risen dramatically in recent weeks following reports of unrestricted and
Pittsfield Kiwanis is Selling Gift Cards for Hollday Fundraiser
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — This holiday season, the Kiwanis Club of Pittsfield will be partnering with gift card fundraiser ShopWithScrip to raise money for projects that support local children. These gift cards are for more than 750 national retailers and restaurants such as Amazon, Starbucks, and Walmart. They can be sold in the form
Berkshire DA's Office Holds Virtual Candlelight Vigil of Remembrance
DA Andrea Harrington speaks during the recorded vigil. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The community remembered the lives lost to drunken driving on Sunday in a virtual vigil over social media.    The Vigil of Remembrance has been held annually for more than 30 years, organized by the Berkshire District
Lanesborough Fire Department Continues Senior Holiday Meal Tradition
P.J. Pannesco hands out meals to Lanesborough seniors. LANESOBOROUGH, Mass. — The town's volunteer fire department has been filling bellies and raising spirits at the holidays for nearly 50 years.   The COVID-19 pandemic curtailed its plans to do the latter. There was no way the firefighters were going
IS183 Art School Announces Virtual Pop-up Holiday Shop
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — IS183 Art School is hosting its first-ever Virtual Pop-up Holiday Shop from Friday, Dec. 4, through Friday, Dec. 11. For the week of the pop-up shop, the public can support Berkshire County artists by purchasing their work through this virtual market. This virtual shop will launch on the art school's website
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