|SVMC Creates Virtual Waiting Room to Encourage Distancing|
BENNINGTON, Vt. — Beginning June 1, many people who need in-person appointments at Southwestern Vermont Health Care's hospital and clinics will no longer need to use traditional waiting rooms. A virtual system created by the hospital allows patients to call 802-447-5000 when they arrive in the parking lot and receive a text message
|Trail Conservancy Cautions Pandemic Care When Hiking |
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Although most of the Appalachian Trail is still open, hikers are asked to practice common sense during the pandemic while on the trail or to just stay home.
COVID-19 has challenged people to find new ways to stay active while practicing social distancing and local trail volunteer Cosmo Catalano, Jr said
|BHS Honors Employees With Donation to Berkshire COVID-19 Fund|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Health Systems is giving $50,000 to the COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Berkshire County, co-led by Berkshire United Way and Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and in partnership with Northern Berkshire United Way and Williamstown Community Chest.
The donation, which was made in honor of all BHS
|@theMarket: The Market's Line in the Sand|
Over the last two weeks, as Americans returned to work, the stock market climbed rapidly. It has now reached, and breached, an important historical technical indicator. If it can remain above it, investors will begin to believe that the worst is over.
The S&P 500 Index (as opposed to the Dow Jones Industrial
|BArT Grad: 2020 Not a Dream Year, Not 'a Freak Show'|
ADAMS, Mass. — At a time when most are thinking of limitless potential and endless possibilities, BArT senior Will Schrade invited his classmates to embrace mediocrity.
Perhaps not forever, but at this particular moment, as the class of 2020 huddled around their computer screens in quarantine instead of
|Berkshire Immigrant Center Celebrates National Immigrant Heritage Month |
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Beginning June 1, the Berkshire Immigrant Center invites the community to honor the more than 10,000 immigrants in the Berkshires and by joining the annual observance of national Immigrant Heritage Month and helping to launch a $10,000 fundraising campaign for the center.
"During Immigrant Heritage Month, we
|MCLA Innovation & Entrepreneurship Challenge Announces Three Winners|
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Although this year's MCLA Innovation & Entrepreneurship Challenge, held May 4-8, was a virtual affair, the college community still came together to view and vote for the three finalists' pitches.
The finalists, all seniors who pitched their business ideas via video, were David Flight, Kimberly Granito
|North County High Schools Make Graduation Plans|
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Local high schools have been trying to figure out how to properly send off their graduates in a middle of a pandemic.
The administrations at four schools in North County have come up with ways they think will adhere to state guidelines to ensure graduates safety from the novel
|BCC Graduates Recognized in Remote Commencement|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Any other year, the graduates of Berkshire Community College and their friends and families would be filling The Shed at Tanglewood in Lenox.
But instead of taking the stage, speakers stood alone in front of a backdrop. And instead of being handed their certificates and diplomas, the more than 200
|Crane Stationery Leaving North Adams for New York|
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Crane Stationery is pulling up stakes after more than 200 years making paper in the Berkshires.
In a statement released Friday afternoon, company officials said they had made the "difficult decision" to shift operations to parent company Mohawk Fine Papers in Cohoes,
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