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Biz Briefs: Red Lion Inn Partners with Stash Hotel Rewards
03:05PM / Monday, October 15, 2018
New partnership

The Red Lion Inn is partnering with with Stash Hotel Rewards, the largest loyalty program for independent hotels in the United States. Guests at The Red Lion Inn are now able to earn points toward free nights at more than 150 independent hotels across the country. And Stash members can earn and redeem points to stay at one of the most quintessential Berkshires hotels in Stockbridge.

"Aside from being able to offer our guests rewards points for their stays, we wanted a loyalty program with a unique portfolio and a devoted following," said Sarah Eustis, CEO of Main Street Hospitality, which owns and manages the inn. "Stash's network of community oriented,


Berkshires Beat: BSO Going 'Into the Forest' for Pleasant Valley Concert
02:12PM / Monday, October 15, 2018
Into the Forest

On Friday, Oct. 19, beginning at noon, the Boston Symphony Orchestra will collaborate with Mass Audubon, the BBC, and 99.5 WCRB in programming a special 150-minute performance to be broadcast live from the 18th century barn at Pleasant Valley in Lenox as part of the BBC's Radio 3's "Into the forest, In Tune." The live broadcast is available to a worldwide audience online. Limited outdoor seating for this broadcast may be available depending on the weather; check the Mass Audubon Pleasant Valley Facebook page on Friday morning, Oct. 19.

This special performance and live broadcast on BBC's Radio 3 will feature performances by violinist Yevgeny Kutik;


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

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
Super Bowl Pancake Breakfast
by TunnelVision 10:44PM / Monday, January 30, 2012

Registration, Early Voting Deadlines Set for Election Day
01:08PM / Monday, October 15, 2018
The last day to register to vote or to change voting affiliation for the Nov. 6 Massachusetts state election is Wednesday, Oct. 17.    The offices of town and city clerks will be open until 8 p.m. on Wednesday for citizens to register to vote. You can also register online or check your whether you are registered to vote through the secretary of state's office. The deadline to register online is 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17. You may also check with your local boards of register through your town or city clerk to determine if you are registered.    Citizens may also vote by absentee ballot if they will be absent from their place of voting on election day or for


New Men's Group Piques Interest at Coalition Forum on Relational Violence
By Rebecca Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
03:57AM / Monday, October 15, 2018

MIC INC fielded a team in the Walk A Mile fundraiser in Pittsfield in September. The group also will hold a 'standout' at North Adams City Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 4 to 6 p.m.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Back in March, the community came together at the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition meeting to talk about relational violence on the heels of the death of a local woman, allegedly at the hands of her husband.

On Friday, six months later, the community once again came back to a Coalition forum to jump right back into the same issue — and to hear what has been done since March.

The most visible of the efforts made since March is the formation of Men Initiating


MCLA Men's Golf Competes at NAC Championships
06:45PM / Sunday, October 14, 2018
WATERBURY CENTER, Vt. -- MCLA's Reese Dwyer moved up two spots to finish 30th overall Sunday on Day Two of the North Atlantic Conference Championship at the Country Club of Vermont.   Dwyer shaved three strokes off his Day One score to finish at 31-over for the two-day event.   Winner Daniel Christy finished at 4-over, two strokes ahead of the field.   MCLA finished 10th in the event, won by Husson University.


Clarksburg VFW Unveils New Sign, Name for Town Field
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
07:15AM / Sunday, October 14, 2018

Town meeting last December approved renaming the field.  CLARKSBURG, Mass. — There's no missing the new name of the town field.    The large green sign proudly proclaims it as the Pfc. Peter A. Cook Veterans Memorial Field.    Town meeting voted to rename the field last December to memorialize Cook and the town's veterans and the local Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter, also named after Cook, raised the funds to install the sign.    "It was extremely important to us we get Pete Cook's name out here in a permanent status," said VFW member Edward Denault on Friday morning. "We didn't care how we got to it or where we


MCLA Harrier Posts Top 10 Finish
10:47PM / Saturday, October 13, 2018
POULTNEY, Vt. -- The MCLA men's cross country team had its best finish of the 2018 meet season as they finished in fourth place at the Green Mountain Invitational on Saturday,   The Trailblazers were led by Christopher Gamble, who earned a top 10 finish, his first of the season.   The meet was won by St. Joseph's of Maine  Dillon VanDemortel of Cobleskill took the individual title in 25 minutes, 51 seconds.   Gamble covered the 8k race 28:19 to finish solo ninth. He narrowly missed out on a top five finish by just 13 seconds.   Corey Powers was next across the line for MCLA finishing in 13th place. He covered the track in 29:44 for MCLA.   Owen


Superior Court Briefs: Sept. 21 - Oct. 11
Staff Reports,
03:17PM / Friday, October 12, 2018
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Friday, September 21.   Shane Harding, 29, of Marcy, N.Y. was found guilty on three counts of rape and a single count of kidnapping.   He was ordered to be held without bail at the Berkshire County House of Correction until sentencing. On Tuesday, September 25, Harding was sentenced to concurrent eight to 18 to 20 years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction on the rape charge. He was given eight to 10 years on the kidnapping charge. Those sentences will begin after he completes any time he is currently serving in the state of New York.   Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Monday, September


CHP Receives $285,000 Grant to Enhance Mental Health Treatment
01:28PM / Friday, October 12, 2018

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. - Community Health Programs has received a $285,000 federal grant for expanded treatment of behavioral health disorders that can place patients at risk of substance abuse.

The grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration is part of a $396 million federal allocation. Of this, $12 million will be shared by 38 Massachusetts-based community health centers.

CHP will strengthen its integrated behavioral health strategy by adding two full-time licensed clinical social workers to its primary care practices at CHP Lee Family Practice and CHP Great Barrington Health Center.

"This award helps us to double-down on the underlying


CHP Dentist, Dental Educator Receives Prestigious NYU Fellowship
01:23PM / Friday, October 12, 2018

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Dr. Ronald Maitland, clinical director of the dental residency program at CHP Neighborhood Dental, has been honored by New York University for his contributions to dental education over more than five decades.

"This is an extremely prestigious award for Dr. Maitland, and so well-deserved," said Lia Spiliotes, CHP's chief executive officer. "CHP, and the Berkshire County community, are so fortunate to have Dr. Maitland leading educating of future dentists, at the dental residency program at Neighborhood Dental Center."

Maitland was inducted as a fellow of the NYU College of Dentistry Academy of Distinguished Educators on Sept. 14 at


BCC Names Interim Director of Nursing
Staff Reports,
10:29AM / Friday, October 12, 2018

Christine Martin will take over as interim director. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Christine Martin is taking over as head of the nursing program at BCC.   Berkshire Community College named Martin the interim director of nursing on Thursday. The appointment comes a month after former director Tochi Urbani resigned from the position in the midst of trouble with the program's accreditation.    Martin is no stranger to the program. She has taught at the college since 1993 and has worked as a tenured Professor in the Practical Nursing Program as well as the Associate Degree Nursing Program, an Adjunct Clinical Nursing Faculty member, an instructor of the Bridge Course


North Adams Councilor Raises 'Food Desert' Issue in West End
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
01:22AM / Friday, October 12, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — City Councilor Rebbecca Cohen is urging the city's leadership to address the food desert in Greylock created by the closure of Price Chopper.   Cohen said she's had numerous discussions about this issue with citizens in that section of the city's West End.   "I have been very concerned about two developments in the West End — Brayton Hill and Greylock [Valley] project — and their lack of transportation infrastructure and the inability to get to healthy products," she said. "I waited, just as all of us did, for something to come into the West End to give them options other than the mom and pop stores that were


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