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North Adams Sets Trick Or Treat Guidelines
11:00AM / Thursday, October 01, 2020

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Trick-or-treat is a go as the city has set guidelines for Halloween this year.

Thursday morning the city announced that trick-or-treat hours will be held Saturday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

"Over the past six months, we have canceled, postponed, scaled back, or reimagined the majority of community events in North Adams in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each of these decisions made in the interest of public health and safety has been necessary, and I know that many of these changes also been disappointing and difficult for our residents and visitors," Mayor Thomas Bernard said in a press release. "I didn't want to add Halloween to the

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Mass Humanities to Honor Pioneer Valley Man
10:37AM / Thursday, October 01, 2020
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — Mass Humanities has announced that Al Griggs as a recipient of a 2020 Governor's Award in the Humanities.    The awards event is the organization's major annual fundraiser, and will be held virtually on Sunday, Oct. 25, from 5 to 7 p.m.   For the past two decades, Griggs has worked to enhance the lives of people in the Pioneer Valley through organizational leadership and philanthropy. He served as chairman of the Tuition Management Systems board, which helps individuals and families reduce the student loan debt burden.    This experience opened his eyes to the disparities of access to higher education. It is also why he has been

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

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BCC Host Non-profit Institute Workshop
08:43AM / Thursday, October 01, 2020
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College to host an eight-part Non-profit Institute workshop series starting Oct. 1.   Berkshire Community College (BCC) will begin hosting the Non-profit Institute, which runs eight consecutive workshop sessions weekly, on Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:00 pm via Zoom, Oct. 1 through  Nov. 19.   This program offers an overview of resource development functions. Open to nonprofit staff, board members and community volunteers, discussion will focus on real world needs and daily challenges.    Participants may enroll in the eight-part series for $250; the fee for each separate session is $40.   Instructor Abbie von

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Letter: Standouts to Support Public Higher Education
Letter to the Editor,
03:00PM / Wednesday, September 30, 2020

To the Editor:

During this time in which many of our day to day activities have been affected by Covid-19, one thing has not changed: the value of our public higher education institutions. Here in Berkshire County, MCLA and Berkshire Community College continue to serve our students, many of them local residents and the majority residents of this Commonwealth. While the modalities we are using to teach, counsel, advise, and provide all types services have widened to include more online and hybrid as well as in person delivery when it can be safely done, BCC and MCLA are open to our students. We remain the most affordable and accessible institutions in the county. Together with our

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Fire Officials Launch Fire Prevention Week
02:05PM / Wednesday, September 30, 2020
STOW, Mass. — State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey and Fire Chiefs' Association of Massachusetts President Chief Michael Newbury are launching Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 4 - 10.   "This year's theme Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen, emphasizes how important it is for every family to be aware of what is cooking on the stove and to stay in the kitchen when cooking." State Fire Marshal Ostroskey said.   Stay in the Kitchen and Put a Lid on Stovetop Fires Chief Newbury said, "Cooking is the leading cause of home fires, and unattended cooking is the leading cause of kitchen fires. We know cooking fires can be prevented. Stay in the kitchen when cooking.

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SVHC resents Virtual COVID Q & A Session for Northern Berkshires
11:18AM / Wednesday, September 30, 2020
BENNINGTON, Vt. — Southwestern Vermont Health Care Presents Virtual COVID Q & A Session for Northern Berkshires   Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) will host a free COVID webinar featuring its clinical experts for residents of Williamstown and the Northern Berkshires 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21.   The event will include the latest advice on travel, vaccinations, COVID and flu prevention and an interactive Q & A session with SVHC's physicians and is one of five planned region-wide throughout the month.    Attendees are encouraged to register and submit their questions in advance at svhealthcare.org/Classes-Events.    The events

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Clark Art Institute Kicks Off A Month Of Outdoor Activities
10:59AM / Wednesday, September 30, 2020
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Clark Art Institute's First Sundays Free program resumes on Sunday, Oct. 4, with a day celebrating art outdoors.    Admission to the galleries will be free on Oct. 4, and visitors are invited to view the Clark's first outdoor exhibition, "Ground/work."    Advance registration for the day is required. Visit clarkart.edu/events to make reservations. Admission to the galleries is included but is booked using timed ticketing.   This day kicks off a month-long celebration of the Clark's landscape. Free Outdoor Art Kits will be available at the Clark's Admissions desks throughout the month of October while supplies

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1Berkshire & EforAll Announce New Entrepreneurial Jump-Start Event
09:43AM / Wednesday, September 30, 2020
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — 1Berkshire and EforAll announced a new entrepreneurial jump-start event to help business startups.   The Empower Hour-Plus: Make Your Business Happen! will be held virtually on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m., providing business startups with inspiration and direct tactical guidance.   "This is a new approach to encouraging folks to pursue their dreams," Deborah Gallant, EforAll Berkshire County executive director, said. "We hope to truly empower local residents who may have felt the obstacles were too great, to open their own businesses. This quick program will open doors and provide valuable information to get them

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Mural Planned for Ashland Street Apartments in North Adams
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
01:19AM / Wednesday, September 30, 2020
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Housing Authority approved a mural project that will transform one end the Ashland Park apartments, more commonly known as the high-rise.   Housing Authority Executive Director Jennifer Hohn said the authority voted Monday to allow the painting of a mural on the north side of the eight-story building.   "I am extremely excited for this extraordinary opportunity for the North Adams Housing Authority to be part of this piece," Hohn said. "This will add even more intriguing art opportunities for tourists coming to Mass MoCA or other local museums."   The mural is part of the Ashland Street Initiative, a project to enhance and

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Baker Easing Occupancy Levels for Low-Risk Communities
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
05:52PM / Tuesday, September 29, 2020
BOSTON — Communities at low-risk for COVID-19 transmission will be able to increase occupancy at a number of indoor and outdoor venues beginning next week.   Gyms, museums, libraries and indoor and outdoor performance venues will be able to open to 50 percent occupancy; also allowed to open are such indoor recreational facilities such as laser tag and skating; and all retail fitting rooms.   "Step 2 opens up a limited set of industries, certain types of indoor recreation that have not previously been permitted to operate since we announced the original emergency order back in March," Gov. Charlie Baker said on Tuesday. "We've learned a lot through our own

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Lessons from Experienced Investors
Submitted by Edward Jones,
09:07AM / Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Those who have lived a long time have done a lot, seen a lot – and can teach us a lot. And that’s certainly true when it comes to investing.   Consider some of the lessons you might learn from experienced investors:   • Regulate your emotions. In the investment world, there’s always something coming at us that could sound scary: political flashpoints, economic news, and even those once-in-a-generation occurrences, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. But older people may take these events in stride; in fact, baby boomers and members of the Silent Generation (born between 1925 and 1945) are coping better emotionally with the impacts of COVID-19 than younger age

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1Berkshire Commences Youth Leadership Program Class of 2021
08:56AM / Tuesday, September 29, 2020
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The 11th 1Berkshire Youth Leadership Program commences virtually.    1Berkshire recently began the formal sessions of its 11th class of the Berkshire Youth Leadership Program. This group of 32 high school juniors from all corners of the Berkshires assembled for the first time on Zoom in late July, held its project design session in August, and began the formal portion of the program in mid-September with a session focused on social justice and equity.   This online approach is necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.   The 1Berkshire Youth Leadership Program is focused on helping young leaders in the region develop and grow through career

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