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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
BMC Earns National Recognition for Efforts to Improve Stroke Treatment
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Medical Center has received the American Heart Association's Gold Plus Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Achievement Award for their commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based
Pittsfield Creates Special Projects Manager Position for ARPA Funds
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city will be hiring a staff member to manage the nearly $40 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding it will be receiving. The Personnel Review Board on Tuesday approved a request to create a special projects manager position to will lead the development of a multi-year spending plan for the federal
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Pittsfield Firefighters Rescue Dog from Linden Street Fire
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Firefighters extinguished a fire at 110 Linden St. on Tuesday evening that damaged a second-floor apartment.   The call came in around 7:35 p.m. Tuesday as a structure fire. On arrival, smoke was coming out of the second floor and the eaves of the structure. Moderate fire was visible in the rear of the
Selected City of Pittsfield Parks Transition to Fall Season
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — With the fall season approaching, the City of Pittsfield's Building Maintenance Department has begun the annual process of winterization at selected parks throughout the city.   The process includes both water and power shut-off at park facilities, which also includes bathrooms and water sprinklers,
Dalton Select Board Hears from Residents on Roundabout Idea
Dalton Select Board Chair Joseph Diver addresses attendees at Tuesday's special meeting. DALTON, Mass. — At a hearing to discuss a potential roundabout on Main Street, the Select Board on Tuesday heard opinions ranging from strongly in favor of the idea to strongly against to wait and see before taking a
Kalinowsky Seeks Improved Public Safety for Pittsfield
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Karen Kalinowsky is seeking an at-large seat on the City Council with a focus on ensuring that the city where she grew up, worked, and raised a family is a safe place for all.     "I have been trying to get back into public service because I don't like what's going on in our
Op-Ed: The Facts About COVID-19 Vaccines
Like many across the country, I was thrilled when the FDA approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the end of August. Full approval affirms that the Pfizer vaccine is safe, effective, and has met the rigorous standards required by the FDA. This represents a light in the long tunnel of the pandemic, and it fills me with a great sense
Plan ahead before joining the "Great Resignation"
It's been called the "Great Resignation" – the large number of Americans voluntarily leaving their jobs. If you plan to be part of it (ideally with another source of employment lined up), you'll need to make the financial moves necessary to keep making progress toward your long-term goals.   Here's some
MassHire Workforce Uses $235K Grant to Address Health Care Worker Shortages
The MassHire board meets virtually. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A state grant of $235,000 is being used by the MassHire Berkshire Workforce Board for free health-care training programs to aid a sector that was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.   The funding supported certified nursing assistant refresher courses
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