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CHP Gets Support for 'Reach Out & Read' Initiative
01:04PM / Wednesday, August 08, 2018

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Community Health Programs has participated in the nationwide program "Reach Out & Read" for more than 15 years.

CHP is committed to supporting families in the Berkshires and beyond by keeping its Reach Out & Read program alive and well. A new study in Pediatrics featuring Reach Out & Read proves that the benefits of this model extend beyond literacy and help set children up for success.

The Reach Out & Read program has been supported in part by a $1,500 grant from the South Berkshire County Fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, received in May 2018. With this money, CHP can buy between 500 and 600 books; last year, CHP

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Prescription for Better Health: Community Health Centers Like CHP
By Lia Spiliotes,
12:53PM / Wednesday, August 08, 2018

This past year, with strong bipartisan support, Congress invested nearly $10 billion in the nation's 1,400 community health centers, recognizing that a strong community-based system of care -- where people have certain access to doctors and preventive care -- will save lives and reduce health care costs.

National Health Center Week 2018, from Aug. 12-18, provides an opportunity to learn more about community health center (CHCs) and witness, firsthand, why we are at center stage in a changing health care landscape.

Health centers like Community Health Programs – we serve more approximately 30,000 residents at nine practices throughout Berkshire County -- are part of a nationwide

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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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North Adams Happenings: Aug. 8-14
12:47PM / Wednesday, August 08, 2018
North Adams Happenings: August 8 - 14   Save the Date  

August 16th, 23rd, 30th
ArtDoors
ROOTS Teen Center, 43 Eagle Street
12pm - 5pm (ish)
Free!
for more information

Every Thursday, August | 12pm-5pm-ish

To

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How Can You Help Your Kids Pay for College?
Submitted by Edward Jones,
12:37PM / Wednesday, August 08, 2018

It's still summer, but we're getting close to a new school year. One day, though, "back-to-school" will mean "off to college" for your children. Will you be financially prepared to help your kids cope with the costs of higher education?

Your first step, of course, is to know what you're up against, so here are some numbers: For the 2017-18 academic year, college costs (tuition, fees, room and board) were, on average, nearly $21,000 for in-state students at four-year, public schools and nearly $47,000 for students attending private colleges or universities, according to the College Board. And you can probably expect even bigger price tags in the years to

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Ryan's 20 Points Lead Team to Giorgi League Win
10:05PM / Tuesday, August 07, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Madi Ryan hit six 3-pointers and scored 20 points Tuesday to lead the Hoosac Women to a 56-55 win over Teddy's Pizza in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Lucy Barrett added 14, and Jenn Gale had 10 in the win.   For Teddy's, Peyton Steinman led the way with 24 points and seven rebounds. Hollie Steinman scored 15 to go with eight boards and a pair of blocks.   In Tuesday's other game, Morgan Dauk scored 28 to lead Tony's Electric/The Print Shop/Flynn & Dagnoli to a 56-53 win over Williamstown Physical Therapy.   Destiny Crews scored 10 for Tony's.   Hayley Shook scored 20, and Courtney Kegresse had 16 for

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Mount Greylock, Drury Advance to Giorgi League Final
08:32AM / Tuesday, August 07, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Toby Foehl hit seven 3-pointers on his way to a 28-point night to lead the Mount Greylock boys basketball team to a 67-64 win over McCann Tech on Monday in the semi-finals of the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Malcolm Waynick scored 15 points for the Mounties, who will face Drury, a 77-48 winner over Hoosac Valley, in Thursday's league final.   McCann Tech got 21 points from Keeghan Vidal and 19 points and 17 rebounds from Lucas Jamros.   Drury was led by Scott McGuire with 26 points and 10 rebounds. Hunter Sarkis scored 22, and Tim Brazeau added 12 for the Blue Devils, who got a double-double from Reece Racette with 10 points and 11

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Local Students Graduate From College-Sponsored Summer Academy
By Matt McGrory, iBerkshires Intern
02:24AM / Tuesday, August 07, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — More than a dozen high school seniors and recent graduates earned college credits this summer through the MCLA/BCC Summer Academy program.   Friends and family gathered for the graduation luncheon this past Friday in the Conte Federal Building to celebrate the students’ achievement over the monthlong program.    The Summer Academy program, first instituted in 2016, has been designed to give motivated young adults a headstart into college by providing them with two free college courses; Statistics 101 and English 101, both of which award three college credits upon completion.   These credits can be transferred to any state-accredited

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Sniezek Wins Juniors Series Event at Waubeeka
04:52PM / Monday, August 06, 2018
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Henry Sniezek carded a 79 Monday to win the Berkshire County Juniors Series event at Waubeeka Golf Links.   Sniezek, playing out of Forest Park Country Club, finished going away in the 16-and-older division, building a 12-stroke margin over runner-up Connor Champeaux of Berkshire Hills.   Berkshire Hills' Liam Fitzgibbons and Waubeeka's Ryan Baran tied for third at 96.   In the 14- and 15-year-old division, Berkshire Hills' Brendan Hayden edged Matthew Shields of Stockbridge Golf Club for the title. Hayden finished at 84, one stroke better than Shields.   Max Digrigoli of the Country Club of Pittsfield and Harrison Seeley of Cranwell

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Berkshires Beat: Mayor's Fitness Challenge Winners Announced
02:34PM / Monday, August 06, 2018
The winners are ...

The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition has announced the winners of the 2018 Mayors' Fitness Challenge winners.

From North Adams, the winners are as follows:

* Winning MFC Team: MCLAzybones

* MFC Individual Winner: Jane Bernard

* Healthy Work Site Winners: MountainOne Goal Diggers- & MountainOne Summit Slayers

* MFC Individual Winner At A Work Site: Denise Davis

* Participant With The Most Points Overall: Hannah Noel

From Pittsfield, the winners are as follows:

* Winning MFC Team: Seniors Rock

* Individual Winner: Debbie Holden

* Healthy Worksite Winner: MountainOne Skinny Dippers

* City Hall Team: The Awesome Assessors

* Passport Winners: Sue

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Biz Briefs: Guido's Fresh Marketplace Brothers Named Members of the Year
01:18PM / Monday, August 06, 2018
Feeling fresh

The Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce has named Matt and Chris Masiero of Guido's Fresh Marketplace as the Business Persons of the Year. The Masiero brothers began their professional partnership in search of the very best produce they could source and sell. They named their roadside stand after their father Guido, determined to carry on the commitment to good health and personal integrity that ran through everything Guido did. That little roadside stand has grown, but the brothers' mission remained the same: to find the freshest, highest quality products from Lenox to Lyon; to help you feed families well; and to support the community both within their stores and

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Ardrey's 29 Points Lift Team to Giorgi League Win
08:00AM / Monday, August 06, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Shaq Ardrey hit nine 3-pointers en route to a 29-point night Sunday to lead Yard Work by Dan to a 92-50 win over Sunday Hoops in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Keiland Cross scored 25 and grabbed 18 rebounds, and Joe Wiggins and Kishawn Monroe added 17 and 12, respectively, in the win.   Zach Ronnow scored 28, and Bob Malloy had a double-double with 13 points and 14 rebounds for Sunday Hoops.   In Sunday's other game, Sedale Jones scored 16, and Lawrence Carrier had 14 points and nine rebounds to lead Kingsbread/Flynn & Dagnoli to a 69-48 win over Alton & Westall Real Estate.   Dave Wellington scored 13, and Jaml Mungin had

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End of Session Review 2018: William 'Smitty' Pignatelli
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
03:58AM / Monday, August 06, 2018
This is the second in a series of interviews with the Berkshire delegation on legislative actions during this past session of the General Court.     LENOX, Mass. — State Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli thinks the House of Representatives had a very productive session.   But he is disappointed that two major topics were never fully addressed — health care and education.   The Legislature just completed the formal portion of the 190th session. While there will still be informal sessions, it is unlikely any major undertaking will take place until the new Legislature is in place in January. In the last two years, Pignatelli said the state did

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