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Berkshires Beat: 'CHEST' Program Elevates Environmental Services Team at Fairview Hospital
01:59PM / Friday, December 28, 2018
CHEST award

Fairview Hospital's new Environmental Services Team has achieved the American Hospital Association certification as Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Technicians (CHEST). Previously known as the Housekeeping team, every member of the new Environment Services Department had to complete 24 hours of required classroom instruction. The CHEST Program content consisted of seven domains: Cleaning and Disinfection, Waste Handling, Floor Care, Linen Handling, Infection Prevention, Safety, and Communication. Fairview Hospital is the only rural hospital in Massachusetts that completed the staff development program.

"Doctors and nurses do their best to keep patients

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Berkshires Impacted By Sporadic 911 Outage
Staff Reports,
01:10PM / Friday, December 28, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The 911 system has been sporadically out of commission statewide on Friday and affecting most of Berkshire County.   The Massachusetts State Police released a statement shortly before 7 a.m. encouraging residents to call their local public safety departments directly instead of using the emergency reporting system. The issue was affecting both cellular and landline service.   "A nationwide outage affecting CenturyLink, an internet communications company, is impacting wireless 911 call capability in various parts of the country," reads the statement from state police.   Shortly after 1:30, MSP released an update saying the issue had not been

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Colorful Bus Stop Installed on Main Street
by TunnelVision 01:33PM / Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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by bananas2 10:53AM / Sunday, April 01, 2012
Instead of bickering about parking get a industry in North Adams with higher paying jobs than all the service jobs we have now. Is anyone on the commitee out there looking for any industries to come
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Federal Grant to Fund 800 Tree Plantings in North Adams
03:06PM / Thursday, December 27, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition will lead an effort to plant more than 800 new trees on public and private land in the city of North Adams over the next three years.   The tree-planting project, an initiative of the Franklin Land Trust and funded by a grant from the U.S. Forest Service, will offer trees to residents and businesses, and also will replace dying or dead trees along downtown streets and within city neighborhoods.   "Trees in urban and suburban neighborhoods provide many benefits to the people who live near them, including improving air and water quality, reducing energy costs, and increasing the physical and social well-being

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North Adams City Council OKs Chiefs, Rejects Salary Plan
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
01:28AM / Thursday, December 27, 2018

Assistant City Clerk Deborah Pedercini has been recommended to become the next city clerk.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The City Council on Wednesday affirmed an ordinance change first approved two weeks ago to change "director" to "chief" for both the fire and police director.   But the council rejected 5-2 final approval of the compensation and classification plan that would change the wages for the police chief. The council's preference was for Mayor Thomas Bernard to negotiate a contract rather than setting a salary, acknowledging the compensation plan would limit the pool of applicants.   The changes were set in motion by the announced

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North Adams Happenings: Dec. 26-Jan. 1
01:03PM / Wednesday, December 26, 2018
North Adams Happenings: December 26 - January 1   Save the Date  

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Free on the 3’s at Mass MoCA
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
413-662-2111
11AM - 5PM
Free!
for more information

MASS MoCA is free for North Adams residents on the 3rd

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Financial Tips for Snowbirds ... Present and Future
11:51AM / Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Winter is here again – which may make you wish you were somewhere else. You might be thinking how pleasant it would be to become a snowbird and move to a warmer climate for the season. Of course, your stage of life will help determine if you are prepared to be a snowbird now or if you’re just hoping to be one in the future. But in either case, you'll need to be financially prepared.

So, let's look at what it would take to be a snowbird – tomorrow and today:

Snowbird tomorrow

The further ahead you plan, the more options you're likely to have when you embark on the snowbird life. If you're going to be retired, you'll need to review all your sources of

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Watercooler: Allium to Close After 12 Years in Great Barrington
01:46PM / Monday, December 24, 2018
Saying goodbye

After nearly 12 years in the Berkshires, Allium Restaurant + Bar will be closing its doors on Jan. 1.  Since May of 2007, Allium has presented casual-fine food in downtown Great Barrington. The management team recognizes the popular gathering place Allium has become and wanted to give as much notice as possible. Working with their staff members to find new jobs and taking time to properly say goodbye, is of great importance as they close this chapter.

"Regretfully, and after sincere thought and consideration, we’ve decided to set our sights on new goals," proprietor and founder Nancy Thomas said. "This journey would not have been possible without

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Greylock Federal Hires New Controller
01:00PM / Monday, December 24, 2018

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Greylock Federal Credit Union has announced the hiring of Aman Kaushal as an assistant vice president and controller. Kaushal joins the finance group at 150 West Street in Pittsfield.

"Aman brings a great depth of knowledge and expertise in corporate accounting," said Greylock Senior Vice President/SFO Dianne Supranowicz. "He is a welcome addition to our team."

Kaushal is a licensed certified public accountant in the United States and Canada. He is a seasoned professional with experience in major public accounting firms and private industry including: distribution; utilities; manufacturing; and technology environments. Before moving to

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BCC Hires Financial Literacy Coordinator
12:56PM / Monday, December 24, 2018

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College has filled the position of financial literacy coordinator and coordinator of Student activities and also welcomes Eleanore Velez, an admissions counselor and coordinator of the Multicultural Center, back to the college.

Tina Schettini, who previously worked as a Senior Special Projects coordinator, has moved to the Student Engagement Center to work as the coordinator of Student Activities.

Nancy Stoll has joined the college as the Financial Literacy coordinator, a position based in the Student Financial Services office and funded by a grant to the college from Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. Stoll comes to the college with

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Greylock Appoints New Director to Board
12:05PM / Monday, December 24, 2018

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Greylock Federal Credit Union has announced the appointment of Colleen White Holmes to the credit union's volunteer board of directors.

"Colleen will be a strong voice for our members," board Chair Stanley Walczyk said. "Her commitment to community development will be a great addition to our team. We are grateful that she has joined the Greylock family."

Holmes is president and CEO of Berkshire Children and Families, a community-based organization promoting the well-being of children and the strength of families in Berkshire County and the Pioneer Valley.

Her career has focused on community and organizational development. Most recently,

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Berkshire Healthcare Communities Earn 11 National Awards
11:59AM / Monday, December 24, 2018

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Of the few long-term care and senior living providers in Massachusetts recognized this year by National Research Corporation for exceptional customer and employee satisfaction, Berkshire Healthcare communities captured almost half – 11 out of 23 - of the Massachusetts awards.

In the Berkshire region, Berkshire Healthcare’s Excellence in Action award winners are:

For customer satisfaction: Kimball Farms Life Care, Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center, and Williamstown Commons.

For workforce satisfaction: HospiceCare in The Berkshires and North Adams Commons.

For both customer and employee satisfaction: Mount Greylock Extended Care Facility (Pittsfield)

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Clarksburg Select Board Moving Forward With Debt Exclusion
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:59AM / Monday, December 24, 2018
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — The Select Board has agreed to place a $1 million debt exclusion before voters this spring.    But board members also were in agreement that the voters should know the priorities for capital spending before the town meeting vote. They also voted to approve a cost-of-living raise across the board for town employees.   The discussion was prompted by the Finance Committee's request for direction as it begins the budgeting for fiscal 2020.   "They're looking at establishing what we're going to do and where we're going with the budget," explained Town Administrator Carl McKinney, who had attended last week's Finance

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