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BFAIR Listed as Donation Organization on Amazon
02:36PM / Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Did you know that every time that you shop on Amazon you could be donating to BFAIR? By choosing BFAIR as your charity of choice on Amazon, 0.5 percent of all eligible purchases are automatically donated directly to BFAIR!   Follow these 3 simple steps below and help support BFAIR's Mission: To enrich the lives of people of all ages and abilities by providing positive life experiences and advocacy through distinctive, individualized, quality

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Jewish Women's Foundation of the Berkshires Awards New Grants
12:25PM / Wednesday, October 21, 2020
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Jewish Women's Foundation of the Berkshires announced grant awards totaling $38,700 for 12 local organizations.    Recipients needed to demonstrate the ability to maintain their programming during the pandemic and/or respond to newly-identified needs. The grants range from $2,000 to $3,500 and run for one year.   Funded programs fall into three of JWF's priority areas:   Increasing access to food, housing, and other essentials for Berkshire residents Berkshire Baby Box, Berkshire Community Diaper Project, Berkshire Hills Regional School District Project Connection, Berkshire Grown, Construct, Roots Rising (Formerly The Alchemy

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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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by TunnelVision 10:44PM / Monday, January 30, 2012

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Carr Hardware Donates PPE to Berkshire Schools
11:01AM / Wednesday, October 21, 2020
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Carr Hardware's "Round-up for the Schools" campaign donated over $8,500 in personal protective equipment to three local school districts.   "We are a community business that believes in giving back, it's just part of our core culture," President of Carr Hardware Bart Raser said. "Our kids and schools need our help more than ever and school safety is paramount. We are thrilled to be in a position to do our part and appreciative of the generosity of our customers who supported our teachers and our students."   Tuesday, Carr Hardware representatives made the rounds and delivered PPE to three local school districts: North

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Berkshire Community College To Celebrate 60th Anniversary Virtually
10:19AM / Wednesday, October 21, 2020
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — In 2020, Berkshire Community College (BCC) turns 60 years old.    To celebrate its 60th anniversary, the College has partnered again with Pittsfield Community Television (PCTV) to broadcast an hour-long anniversary special on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 6:00 PM.   Founded in 1960, BCC is the first community college established by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.    The 60th celebration video is made up of a compilation of interviews with faculty and staff, a compilation of shorts about various academic programs, spotlights on families that met at BCC, a conversation with Robert Boland for whom the theatre at BCC is named, and a look at the

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Gastroenterologist Joins BMC Practice: Accepting New Patients
09:53AM / Wednesday, October 21, 2020
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Health Systems announced the appointment of Ketisha A. De Roche, MD, a board-certified and fellowship-trained Gastroenterologist, to the medical staff of Berkshire Medical Center and the physician staff of Gastroenterology Professional Services of BMC.    Dr. De Roche is accepting new patients in need of Gastroenterology services and is partnered with Drs. Jeffrey St. John, Jason Bratcher, Barani Mayilvaganan and Jacques Reichling at Gastroenterology Professional Services of BMC.   Dr. De Roche is board-certified in Internal Medicine and fellowship trained in Gastroenterology from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. She received

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Massachusetts Early Voting Runs Through Oct. 29
08:11AM / Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Today's Massachusetts mail and early vote update. We have now cleared 1 million early votes (1,001,725) and are at 29.6% of total 2016 turnout.

— Steve Koczela (@skoczela) October 20, 2020 A record turnout is expected for the 2020 election as states with early voting say they are surpassing numbers from just four years ago. The Washington Post reported that turnout is already at 70 percent of the total early voting numbers of 2016. Massachusetts on Tuesday has already seen more than 1 million early and mail-in ballots two weeks before the election; in 2016, the total for the election was 1,038,144.     Voting in advance or by mail is being encouraged to reduce

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East-West Passenger Rail Study Public Meeting
04:00AM / Wednesday, October 21, 2020
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Department of Transportation will host the third public information meeting for the East-West Passenger Rail Study on Thursday, Oct. 22, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.   The meeting is being conducted via Zoom, and is being held to solicit public input and feedback on the analysis of the three final alternatives for improving connectivity and mobility in the East-West Corridor. A final draft report has been released for a thirty-day public comment period and can be found at  www.mass.gov/east-west-passenger-rail-study.   The conceptual planning study has been conducted over the past two years to examine the benefits, costs, and investments necessary to

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RMV Further Extends Designated Hours for Older Customers
04:26PM / Tuesday, October 20, 2020
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) announced that it is extending designated Wednesday appointment hours for customers 75 years of age or older through November and December.    This new customer service option began in early September at select RMV Service Centers and is now offered at the following seventeen locations: Brockton, Danvers, Fall River, Greenfield, Lawrence, Leominster, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, New Bedford, North Adams, Pittsfield, Plymouth, Revere, South Yarmouth, Springfield, Watertown and Worcester.   The senior hours are held on Wednesdays (hours vary by location) for customers 75 years of age or older whose

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All Saints Episcopal Church Resumes Meal Deliveries
04:00PM / Tuesday, October 20, 2020
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The All Saints Berkshire Episcopal Church will reopen and resume delivering monthly meals to city seniors starting Nov. 1.   The All Saints Berkshire Episcopal Church Meal Ministry program will resume deliveries in November, and organizers hope to finish out the 2020 schedule for participants that are currently signed up to receive a meal.   "We want to be able to continue it hopefully through the second wave," Diane Bleau, All Saints Meal Ministry coordinator said.   The program is only for North Adams seniors 60 plus years of age.   Bleau said the Meal Ministry serves about 85 people. This number does not just include seniors but

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Caregivers Must Also Care (Financially) for Themselves
08:56AM / Tuesday, October 20, 2020
If you're a caregiver, possibly for a loved one dealing with an illness such as Alzheimer's disease, you're probably already facing some significant emotional and physical challenges – so you don't need any financial ones as well. Yet, they are difficult to avoid. What steps can you take to deal with them?   First of all, you may be interested in knowing the scale of the problem. Consider these numbers from the Alzheimer's Association: About 5.8 million Americans ages 65 and older are living with Alzheimer's disease, and in 2019, caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's or other dementias contributed more than 18 billion hours of unpaid care –

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North Adams Redevelopment Applying for Development Grants
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
04:12AM / Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The board also voted to apply for an extension of the Urban Renewal Plan. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Redevelopment Authority on Monday approved applications for two grants that will aid in determining the future of Western Gateway Heritage State Park and surrounding properties.   "The scope of work for this project if awarded will include a review of existing conditions which would include building and infrastructure assessments, development objectives, which would essentially create a new vision redevelopment for several properties owned by the city and the Redevelopment Authority," explained Zachary Feury of the Community Development Office.    Mayor

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Clarksburg School Seeks Town Support to Pursue Renovation Plan
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
02:56AM / Tuesday, October 20, 2020
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — School officials are planning to submit a statement of interest to the Massachusetts School Building Authority next year.    But they want to make sure there's town support before considering any building project.   Voters rejected a $19 million renovation and addition project in 2017 but gave the OK to a $1 million borrowing last year, giving half to the school for infrastructure projects. The school's put in new boilers, had some asbestos-abatement done, created an accessible bathroom, redone the nurse's office and teachers room, and installed a new secure entrance and public address system. The electrical panel is the next project and

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