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'Airborne Transmission, Prayer Flags for the Pandemic' Installed Along Hoosic River
02:06PM / Friday, October 02, 2020
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Artist Suzette Marie Martin installed 200 memorial flags along the River Street flood control chute in her piece "Airborne Transmission, Prayer Flags for the Pandemic."   Martin's public art installation consists of 200 surgical style face masks sewn to white cotton flags that are visually activated by passing airflow. Each flag is “socially isolated" in individual panels of the fence along the Hoosic River in River Street Park.   "My intention is that this artwork acts as a visual prompt to keep community safety in mind, and compassion in heart, as we endure the long-term effects of this pandemic," Martin

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CHP Expands Health Insurance Enrollment Staff to Assist More Consumers
12:23PM / Friday, October 02, 2020
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Community Health Programs has received a state grant to expand its health insurance enrollment team to assist more area residents.   The two-year, $150,000 Massachusetts Health Insurance Navigator Grant grows the current health insurance navigator staff staff from two to four positions.    The grant also supports free “pre-enrollment" insurance information services at CHP through Oct. 31, ahead of the state's open enrollment period, which runs Nov. 1-Jan. 23, 2020.    The pre-enrollment period helps consumers to obtain information, determine eligibility requirements and learn about the open enrollment

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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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nbCC E-Zine - Oct. 1, 2020 - News and Events in Northern Berkshire
11:05AM / Friday, October 02, 2020
Join us for Voices for Recovery 2020: Days of Hope     Voices for Recovery 2020 is winding down and ends tomorrow, but there are still two virtual events remaining! Thursday, October 1, at 5:00pm, we'll have a video introduction to All-Recovery Meetings. Then, on Friday, October 2, at 3:00pm, join us for a Recovery Month video greeting from Dick Alcombright, who will

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October Adoption Extravaganza at Berkshire Humane Society
10:55AM / Friday, October 02, 2020
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Humane Society is offering $50 off the adoption fee of every pet in the shelter for the month of October.    "The October Adoption Extravaganza is the perfect time to honor our collaboration with Haddad Subaru," John Perreault, executive director of Berkshire Humane Society said. "October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and over the years Haddad Subaru has helped us find good homes for hundreds of dogs. Thanks to this grant, we're happy to make every pet in the shelter a Subaru Pet of the Week every day."   The October Adoption Extravaganzamade possible from an American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

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MassGrown Exchange Partners With Big Y
09:34AM / Friday, October 02, 2020
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Big Y World Class Markets announced their first connections with new local food producers through their participation in the MassGrown Exchange.   The MassGrown Exchange, launched last month by the Baker-Polito Administration, is a business to business platform that assists farmers, fishers, food buyers and agriculture related businesses to connect, exchange and find products and services across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.    The Exchange is designed to facilitate business to business connections within the local food system for products and services.   "Our administration developed MassGrown Exchange to serve as an important tool

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Northern Berkshire Adult Education Program Open Enrolment
09:14AM / Friday, October 02, 2020
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Northern Berkshire Adult Education Program is enrolling interested students for online courses.    The mission of the Northern Berkshire Adult Education is to assist the residents of Northern Berkshire County to achieve their academic and career goals. Classes will prepare individuals to earn their Alternative High School Credential from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.   Programs and services are free.   Classes offered: Adult Basic Education (ABE)Improve basic reading, writing and math skills Adult Secondary Education (ASE) Prepare for the new High School Equivalency Test/GED Blended Learning Prepare for the High School

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PopCares Chicken Dinner and Virtual Auction
08:58AM / Friday, October 02, 2020
ADAMS, Mass. — PopCares will hold it's 9th Annual Chicken Dinner but the auction will be this year.    With the COVID-19 pandemic, PopCares is making some changes to one of its annual fundraisers.   "While it would be easy to cancel this event, we have also heard from many of you that you would like to help especially since we have had to cancel several of our other regular fundraising events," read a PopCares press release. "Our hope is that we can offer you an epic event that will include a variety of opportunities to show your support for PopCares."   The charity was founded by the family of William "Pop" St. Pierre, who died of

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Greylock Federal Credit Union Held 85th Annual Meeting
08:46AM / Friday, October 02, 2020
PITTSFIELD, Mass. Greylock Federal Credit Union held its 85th Annual Meeting on Sept. 22.    Due to the pandemic, the meeting was postponed from its original date of March 24 and was hosted virtually.   Board Chair Stanley Walczyk, a retired long-time Dalton pharmacist who has been a member of the board since 2011, called the annual meeting to order. His opening remarks identified a key difference between traditional banks and credit unions.    "Unlike traditional bank directors who receive hefty stipends for their governance, Greylock Board members are volunteers," Walczyk said. "So why do we do it? … Greylock believes that opportunity grows

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BFAIR Summer Newsletter
08:09AM / Friday, October 02, 2020
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BRPC Supporting Measure to Create Comprehensive Health Districts
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
02:12AM / Friday, October 02, 2020
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission has signed on in support of a bill that would create standards for boards of health, promote comprehensive health districts and establish appropriate funding.    The measure, HD.5306, was filed on Thursday morning by state Reps. Hannah Kane, R-Shrewsbury, and Denise Garlick, D-Needham, and has so far accrued 38 supporters, including state Reps. John Barrett III and Tricia Farley-Bouvier.   Laura Kittross, public health program manager for the BRPC, explained at Thursday's meeting of the Executive Committee that the bill if passed would accelerate the recommendations released last year after a two-year

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The Retired Investor: Halloween Could Be the Holiday Test Case
By Bill Schmick,
04:16PM / Thursday, October 01, 2020
As October begins, mountains of candy have become a fixture in every store and supermarket. Halloween is the first in a series of fall into winter holidays. The candy companies are hoping it's going to be business as usual this year, but that depends on who comes to your door.    Whether it is trick-or-treating or costume parties, no one wants a visit from this year's most fearsome of monsters—the coronavirus. Worried parents wonder if this unwanted guest will be hiding among those candy wrappers, or in the noses, hands and mouths of excited children (or the parents and guardians accompanying them). Will one cough undo months of masks and safe spacing?   The

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Williamstown Harvest Supper Cancelled
01:37PM / Thursday, October 01, 2020
Second Congregational Church in Williamstown Harvest Supper Cancelled

 

Second Congregational Church in Williamstown will not be holding its annual Harvest Supper this year. The mid-October event is the latest activity the congregation has been forced to cancel because of the pandemic, including the strawberry festival and the church auction and pot-luck supper fundraiser. The church has, however, resumed worship services outside, weather permitting, and indoors if necessary.

    North Adams Public Library Storywalk

The Dot Storywalk will be on display on the grounds of the North Adams Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 1 from 3:30 to 5:30 PM.  

 

StoryWalk is

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