|BCC Institutes Debt Forgiveness Program|
PITTSFIELD, Mass — Berkshire Community College (BCC) announced its plans to use $335,000 in federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) to erase outstanding balances accrued by students enrolled in credit degree or certificate programs from March 13, 2020 through May 31, 2021.
HEERF funds were earmarked as
|Pittsfield Man Charged in Second Fire at White Terrace Building|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A Pittsfield man is being charged with arson after firefighters responded Thursday to a second blaze at the large apartment building on White Terrace and North Street.
Police say Joseph Stone, 43 was taken into custody on Thursday and will be arraigned on Friday in District Court on a single charge of
|The Retired Investor: Moderates Winning on Tax Debate|
For months, wealthy U.S. taxpayers and corporations have been living with the specter of higher taxes under the Biden administration. It is a pretty good bet that taxes will go up, but not as much as you might expect.
Throughout the week, Democrats in the House and the Senate have been horse-trading over the amount of spending
|MCLA Plans Sept. 17 Constitution Day Lecture|
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The History and Political Science Department at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will hold its annual Constitution Day Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 17 in Murdock Hall Room 218 on the MCLA campus.
This event is free and open to the public, and a remote viewing option is available;
|Berkshire House of Corrections Recovering From COVID-19 Outbreak|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire County House of Corrections had a number of inmates and staff test positive for COVID-19 at the beginning of the month but have been able to contain the outbreak and says those infected are "doing well."
Fifteen inmates and six staff members had tested positive for the virus in early
|MCLA Welcomes Four New Faculty Members|
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — MCLA welcomes four new faculty members to campus for the fall 2021 semester: Andrew Best, Assistant Professor of Biology; Rebecca Relyea, Assistant Professor of Radiologic Sciences; Yavuz Ceylan, Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry; and Sean Scanlon: Visiting Assistant Professor of
|BART Upcoming Enrollment Deadline|
ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Arts and Technology (BART) Charter Public School is currently accepting applications for students in grades 6 through 9 for the 2021-2022 school year and for students in grades 6 through 10 for the 2022-2023 school year.
The next enrollment deadline for the 2021-2022 school year for grades 6 through
|Pittsfield 'Not Where We Want to Be' With COVID Cases|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Interim Director of Public Health Andrew Cambi told the City Council on Tuesday that Pittsfield is "holding steady" with COVID-19 cases and "not where we want to be."
He reported a COVID-19 death in the city over the weekend. The age and vaccination status of the person was not
|MCLA Climbs U.S. News College Rankings|
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — According to the 2022 U.S. News and World Report rankings, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has risen to #7 on the list of Top Public Colleges, and risen to #21 as a Top Performer on Social Mobility and first among all Massachusetts schools.
"I am proud to see MCLA recognized again as a
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