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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
02:35PM / Monday, October 19, 2020

Domestic Violence Community Action Plan

 

While the responsibility for domestic violence lies with the perpetrators of these crimes, we all play a role in creating a culture of respect and preventing violence. 

 

Help us raise awareness about domestic violence this month. Commit to action for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Below are some steps you can

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State Hosts Hearing on Health Care Cost Trends From COVID-19
02:15PM / Monday, October 19, 2020

BOSTON — The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) will host the 2020 Annual Health Care Cost Trends Hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020.

The hearing, a public event at which policymakers and health care stakeholders convene to discuss challenges and oppor­tunities in improving health care in the Commonwealth, will be available live on the HPC’s YouTube channel. The virtual event will focus on examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health care system and residents of the Commonwealth and discussing considerations for the future. More information on the hearing, including a registration link, program booklet, and full agenda, can be found here.

The

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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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Trick-or-Treat, Halloween Events 2020
12:40PM / Monday, October 19, 2020

Halloween this year means extra precautions because of the novel coronavirus and towns are weighing safe ways for trick-or-treaters to celebrate the spooky holiday. This may mean community events, limited trick or treating or cancelations. Check back as the holiday approaches for what your town is doing. 

If you are going door to door, remember to dress appropriately, carry a flashlight and only visit homes with lights on in your neighborhood. Some special precautions to prevent COVID-19 transmission include wearing a cloth mask instead of a costume mask, reducing physical contact between people as much as possible, handing out candy with minimal or no contact such as in small bags

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MassDEP Issues Penalty to Cretecrew Concrete Services for Waste Site Cleanup Violations
12:21PM / Monday, October 19, 2020
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) announced it has assessed a $31,000 penalty to Cretecrew Concrete Services, Inc., a concrete foundation company based in Westfield, for failing to complete cleanup of a hydraulic oil spill that occurred at a construction site in Chicopee.   On Sept. 20, 2019, the Chicopee Fire Department notified MassDEP regarding the spill of up to 15 gallons of hydraulic oil associated with the failure of a hydraulic hose on a concrete form truck owned and operated by Cretecrew. The spill occurred at a construction site at 114 McKinstry Avenue in Chicopee.    MassDEP staff inspected the site that day and

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A Plant Based Circle Opens At The Plant Connector
11:10AM / Monday, October 19, 2020

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — On Thursday, Oct. 22, The Plant Connector will be celebrating the opening of their new show, "A Plant Based Circle," from 4 pm to 6 pm.  

The show is a collection of plant-based art from Eleanor Derby-Kilfoyle, Kristin Graves, Tina Louise, Fran Berasi, and Alicia Canary.    Each of the artworks is a reflection on plants and a celebration of their power, history, relationship to humans, and/or healing qualities. All works are by local North Berkshire artists.   Included in the show is this collage, entitled "Two Famous Gardens," by Kristin Graves.  Other works include displays of plants, information about plant

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North Adams Harm Reduction Program to Merge Under Berkshire Health Systems
10:22AM / Monday, October 19, 2020
North Adams, Mass — Tapestry's Syringe Access Program will be merging with Healthy Steps under the Berkshire Health Systems medical umbrella effective Oct. 30.   "The opioid epidemic has had a significant impact on the Northern Berkshire community," Cheryl Zoll, Tapestry's CEO said. "Tapestry is committed to continuing its services in the Berkshires and this partnership with Berkshire Health Systems will allow this essential syringe access and disposal program to not only move forward but to integrate with other key healthcare services in the process."   The harm reduction program will continue to operate out of the same location, 6 West Main St.

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Donation Matching Challenge to Boost ACLU Voting Rights Work in Massachusetts
09:58AM / Monday, October 19, 2020
BOSTON — The ACLU of Massachusetts announced that Steve Kay and Lisbeth Tarlow have offered a matching challenge of up to $50,000 to fuel the ACLU's fight for democracy.   "November's election is not just critical for civil liberties; it may well determine the future of our democracy," Carol Rose, executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts said. "The ACLU has been at the frontlines to protect and expand the right to vote for all eligible voters—and the funds we raise will help us keep up the fight. We hope that this significant gift will encourage other ACLU supporters to make an investment in civil liberties at this crucial time in our

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SVMC: COVID-19 Update Oct. 16
09:45AM / Monday, October 19, 2020
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Local Political Groups Participate in Nationwide 'Big Send' Mailing
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
02:11PM / Sunday, October 18, 2020

Volunteers in North Adams mailed hundreds of letters on Saturday morning.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Thousands of letters are on their way from the Berkshires to election battleground states urging citizens to vote.    "The Big Send" is a national campaign by nonprofit Vote Forward to encourage participation in this year's presidential election. The Berkshire Brigades, a local Democratic organization, North County's Greylock Together and Left Field in Great Barrington were among those across the country depositing handwritten letters at local post offices on Saturday.   "I feel like everybody in Massachusetts is looking for a way to do their

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Berkshire County Courts Host Weeklong Food Drive
12:16PM / Saturday, October 17, 2020
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire County courts and Pittsfield Community Corrections Center are hosting three separate weeklong food and supply drives to benefit non-profit agencies across the county as part of the Massachusetts Trial Court's statewide 4th annual Cultural Appreciation Week 2020, Oct. 19-23.   The weeklong Cultural Appreciation Week celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion in the courts and communities throughout the commonwealth. This year's theme is "We Rise by Lifting Others, Justice and Culture: Bridging the Gap."    In the spirit of the theme, event organizers decided to help those who are experiencing food insecurity. The

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'Hoosiers': A Tale of Two High Schools
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
07:50PM / Friday, October 16, 2020
 wish that I were reviewing one of the several movies about this pox upon our house that are certain to be made when the horror is deep into our rearview mirror. But until that glorious return to normality has us resuming all the simple joys of life we take for granted, like going to the movies, I'll be retro-reviewing and thereby sharing with you the films that I've come to treasure over the years, most of which can probably be retrieved from one of the movie streaming services. It is my fondest hope that I've barely put a dent into this trove when they let the likes of me back into the

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North Adams Library to Expand Services
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
04:01PM / Friday, October 16, 2020
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The North Adams Public Library will remain closed for the time being but it will be offering certain services . Library Director Sarah Sanfilippo told the trustees Wednesday during a remote meeting that the library plans to expand some technology services by appointment even though the building is closed to the general public.    "We get calls every week asking when we will be open … but at least with this, we are offering our basic services," she said. "We are offering materials for people to read, although it is a little weird the way you get them now, we are offering limited programming online ... and now with this, we are adding

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