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Williamstown Theatre Festival Aims for Safe, Outdoor Season
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
01:55PM / Thursday, April 08, 2021

WTF's Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield appears before the Board of Health on Thursday. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Mandy Greenfield's innate pessimism paid off for the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the theater going public and the town.   On Thursday, the WTF's artistic director met with the town's Board of Health to discuss the summer season that the festival officially unveiled on Wednesday night.   Greenfield, who told the board that she always presumes "we're on the brink of disaster," said she committed to the idea of an outdoor 2021 season way back in August.   "At that time, I got some pushback from people saying, 'By

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UPDATED: Preschool, Kindergarten Registrations Scheduled Around County
12:03PM / Thursday, April 08, 2021

Berkshire County schools are scheduling and re-scheduling preschool and kindergarten registration dates and procedures for the 2021-22 school year. Schools can send their information to info@iberkshires.com to be included on this list.

All students, regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or homelessness, have equal access to the general education program and the full range of any occupational, vocational programs offered by public school districts.

 

Clarksburg

Clarksburg parents can now begin to register their youngsters for kindergarten. Children must be 5 years old as of Aug. 31, 2021. Call the school

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

Jobs
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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SVMC: Hand Pain Solutions
08:25AM / Thursday, April 08, 2021
BENNINGTON, Vt. — Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC)  presents Hand Pain Solutions 6 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2021, over Zoom video conferencing software. It is free and open to the public.   The event is appropriate for any person who experiences hand pain, along with members of their families. Presenter Dr. David Veltre will share the most common causes of hand pain and the treatments he offers to help resolve it. Attendees will learn what they can do to maintain or recover their hand function.   Dr. Veltre completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Boston University Medical Center and completed a hand and upper extremity fellowship at the Cleveland

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MCLA to Present Virtual Info Session on Continuing Education and Graduate Programs
08:02AM / Thursday, April 08, 2021
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. —MCLA's Division of Graduate and Continuing Education (DGCE) will hold a virtual information session at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13.    This information session will offer details about the College's Master of Business Administration (MBA), Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, Master of Education program, teacher licensure programs, administrative licensure, Leadership Academy, and bachelor's degree completion programs.    Community members seeking to advance their educational credentials by attaining a bachelor's degree, master's degree, or educator license to become a teacher, principal, or superintendent are

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Pittsfield Police Chief Wynn Brings 'Unique' Background to State Policing Commission
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
04:11AM / Thursday, April 08, 2021
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police Chief Michael Wynn is ready to represent Western Massachusetts on the state's new commission for police training.   Wynn's appointment to the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission was announced last week by Gov. Charlie Baker and Attorney General Maura Healey.   "The fact that I'm a Western Mass police chief is something that's been greatly talked about in the last several days," he said. "I don't think anybody expected that the governor's appointed chief would be from this far west."   The independent agency with appointees from the governor and attorney general was established by

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North Adams Native Officer William Evans to Lie in State at Capitol
Staff Reports,
04:38PM / Wednesday, April 07, 2021
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Capitol Police Officer William Francis "Billy" Evans, 41, will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda next week, becoming one of four members of the force to do so.    Evans was killed Friday when Noah Green, 25, rammed his car into him and fellow Officer Ken Shaver before hitting a barricade on the north side of the Capitol grounds. Green was shot dead when he exited the car with a knife in his hand; Shaver was hospitalized overnight and released the next day.   Evans' family released a statement to the media on Tuesday afternoon describing him as "the best father, son, brother, and friend anyone could ever hope for. His death has

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Baker: Vaccine-Eligible Community Should Find Appointments Before April 19
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
02:32PM / Wednesday, April 07, 2021
REVERE, Mass. — Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday urged Bay State residents currently eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations to find appointments before eligibility opens up to everyone 16 and older later this month.   "If you are over the age of 65, if you're over the age of 55, I think it would be great if you signed up, pre-registered, got an appointment to get vaccinated now that it's your turn," Baker said. "Because you are, based on all the data associated with vulnerable populations, among the most at risk when it comes to dealing with COVID.   "We're thrilled that we're over 80 percent with that population. We're above the national

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Berkshires in for Some Record Warm Temperatures
Staff Reports,
11:58AM / Wednesday, April 07, 2021

There are so many of us that love Hummingbirds when they arrive.
(Normal years late April-Early May around here)

They are working northward...First sightings down in Poughkeepsie and Woodridge the past couple of days.
They are more widespread from Washington DC Southward. pic.twitter.com/yRfm0TF8CJ

— Steve Caporizzo (@SteveCaporizzo) April 6, 2021 Dare we say spring has arrived in the Berkshires?   As this is written, it is 60 degrees in North Adams but folks can expect a high of 67 degrees. People in Central and South County can expect similar temperatures.   According to Accuweather, more sunny weather can be expected with some possible record-breaking temperatures

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BCC Virtual Massage Therapy Virtual Info Sessions
11:57AM / Wednesday, April 07, 2021
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College (BCC) will hold three information sessions on its Massage Therapy Certificate Program on Tuesday, April 13 at 5:30 pm, Saturday, May 22 at 10 am, and Thursday, June 10 at 12:30 pm.   The sessions provide prospective students with an opportunity to learn about the program, admissions, and more. To register, visit www.berkshirecc.edu/massage-info or call (413) 236–4604.   Topics covered include: An overview of the Massage Therapy Certificate Program at BCC, including course pathway, class, labs, and practicum/clinical requirements How to apply to the program, including part-time evening and Saturday options Paying for

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RMV Implementing Grace Period for Certain Expired Inspection Stickers
08:08AM / Wednesday, April 07, 2021
QUINCY, Mass. — Due to the nationwide system outage of motor vehicle inspection services by its vendor Applus Technologies (Applus) impacting inspection stations and motor vehicle owners, the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is allowing a grace period for specific motor vehicle inspection requirements outlined below.   The RMV is working in close partnership with the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS), the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association (MCOPA), the Massachusetts State Police (MSP) and other stakeholders to mitigate the impacts of the outage.   The RMV continues to urge Applus to safely and swiftly restore services and provide

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Majority of North Adams School Personnel Have Received Vaccine Dose
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
01:02AM / Wednesday, April 07, 2021
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — About two-thirds of School Department personnel have had at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.   Superintendent Barbara Malkas, in updating the School Committee on the return to classrooms, said this covered all kindergarten to Grade 12 workers from teachers to cafeteria staff.   "A little bit more than two-thirds of our staff have had either their first dose of vaccine or have completed both doses of vaccine for Moderna or Pfizer, and many more were able to access the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine," she said Tuesday night.   The state set aside several days to prioritize education system workers for vaccinations prior to the

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Baker: Vaccination Program Working
Staff Reports,
05:57PM / Tuesday, April 06, 2021
BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker touted the number of vaccinations completed in the state after receiving his first dose of the  Pfizer vaccine on Tuesday.   "Over 4 million doses of vaccine had been administered here in the commonwealth and today we'll hit the milestone of having over one and a half million people who are fully vaccinated. We're making significant progress on vaccinating our residents," Baker said at his COVID-19 update at the mass vaccination site at the Hynes Convention Center. "We obviously have more work to do. But we're making significant progress on vaccinating a larger and larger share of our population, which will help us get

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