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Berkshires Headed Into the Deep Freeze
The U.S. National Weather Service in Albany, N.Y., has released a wind chill advisory for Berkshire County and surrounding regions from midnight tonight until 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11. Mount Greylock Regional Schools will be closed Tuesday. A missive from Superintendent Jason McCandless said the reasoning for the closure
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Homelessness Advisory Committee Sends Recommendations to Mayor Tyer
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Homelessness Advisory Committee last week approved a memorandum that recommends that Mayor Linda Tyer outlines the panel's thoughts and recommendations after one year of collaboration. In the near future, the committee wishes to see efforts to establish centrally located public restrooms and lockers, a
Hillcrest Commons Residents Receive Christmas Gifts & Cards
Hillcrest was able to accommodated visitors this holiday. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Santa was good to the folks at Hillcrest Commons this year.   Each resident received a gift and a card or picture from generous people who enjoy giving back.     Almost 200 residents received presents thanks
Hilltop Orchards Reopens Store Damaged in Christmas Fire
RICHMOND, Mass. — Hilltop Orchards has reopened this weekend after a Christmas morning fire caused smoke and fire damage the its store.   David Martell, farm manager and master wine/cider maker, said the orchard faced uncertainty after the fire.    However, he said, with hard work, dedicated deep cleaning,
@theMarket: Fed Meeting Notes Throw Markets a Curve
Investors were set back on their heels this week after reading the latest member comments from the Federal Open Market Committee's December 2021 meeting. It suggests that the Fed is prepared to tighten far sooner than most expected.   Members seem to say that the Federal reserve bank central bank was prepared to shrink its $9
BCC Fall Nursing Program Deadline
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The deadline to apply to Berkshire Community College (BCC)'s Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program for the fall 2022 semester is Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022.    Admissions into the nursing program are based on space availability and follow a competitive process.    The BCC
Letter: Merry Orthodox Christmas
To the Editor: Hello, Merry Orthodox Christmas, Jan. 7, 2022. This is celebrated largely in Russia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Greece and Serbia, by Coptic Christians in Egypt, and regions that have people from these countries This is based on the Julian calendar. The Catholic Pope Gregory XIII organized a new calendar in 1582 and areas
Fire Officials Warn Against Smoking on Home Oxygen
STOUGHTON, Mass. — After the third death this year involving smoking and medical oxygen, Massachusetts fire officials issued a reminder that smoking is especially unsafe when using home oxygen.   "There is no safe way to smoke, but it's especially dangerous when using home oxygen," said Stoughton Fire Chief
Public Comments Sought on Human Service Needs in Pittsfield
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City of Pittsfield, through its Human Services Advisory Council (HSAC), is asking the public to comment on the human service needs in Pittsfield.   The Human Services Advisory Council is an 11-member advisory committee that provides funding recommendations to the mayor on how the city should allocate
Pittsfield COVID-19 Numbers Higher Than Ever Before
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The number of people being tested daily for COVID-19 by Berkshire Health Systems has almost doubled as the omicron variant surges through the state.   "We have increased our testing capacity and are continuing to adapt to meet the demand during this surge. Earlier in the fall, we were testing an
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