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Family Resource Center Sets Open House
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Children and Families will host an open house for its newly established Family Resource Center at 480 West St. on Friday, June 5, from 3:30 to 5.   The center will be a single point of entry for family members to access family support services. Any family member will be able to walk into the FRC and
Berkshire Task Force Plans For Aging Demographics
Roberta Orsi outlined the changes in populations as predicted for the next 15 years. The task force is hoping the county can become more 'age-friendly.' PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire County was built out significantly to accommodate young families following World War 2.   The
McCann Names Top Students for 2015
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Laura Lynn Netti and Zoe Angela Loughman have been named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the McCann Technical School class of 2015, according to Principal Justin Kratz. Netti, daughter of Paula Benoni and David Netti, is a senior in the Information Technology Program. She is a recipient of the
North Adams School Committee OKs $16.4M Budget
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The School Committee last week passed a fiscal 2016 budget of $16,415,800 that affects more than a dozen positions. Overall, the budget is up $321,880, or about 2 percent, over this year. But Chapter 70 funding only increased by $30,900 over this year. The city is "hovering"
'Tomorrowland': Mediocre Expectations
Popcorn Column by Michael S. Goldberger   Walt Disney Studios  A pin offers a peak into a possible future for a selective group, but the reality isn't as wonderful as it should be. Filmmaker Brad Bird's
The Independent Investor: Man's Most Expensive Friend
The pet business is booming. Last year, we spent $58.5 billion on our animal buddies and will plunk down an additional 4-5 percent more this year. The lion's share of that increase, after food, is going toward health care. One reason for this growth is that a record numbers of Americans have pets today. The ASPCA estimates that there
Northern Berkshire United Way Drive Hits Half-Million Mark
The Joy to Dance dance team from UCP, led by Susan Jameson, of Bobby Sartori, Ryan Boesse, Lisa Myers, Britney Dorwin and Laura Hawke performs for Northern Berkshire United Way members. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Carrie Piaggi wanted the nearly 160 staff and supporters of the Northern Berkshire United Way to know
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North Adams Police Investigating Theft of Veteran's ATV
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Police are searching for an all-terrain vehicle stolen from a local World War II veteran. The theft was reported by the 99-year-old veteran on Friday morning. The 1987 Suzuki 4-Wheeler, orange in color and with a plow attached, was taken from a residence on lower Furnace Street. The theft occurred sometime
BHS, Medicaid Insurers Set Enrollment Fairs
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Health Systems, in conjunction with several Medicaid insurance providers, will hold special insurance enrollment assistance fairs throughout the Berkshires on Monday and Tuesday, June 1-2. These fairs are designed to aid local residents currently enrolled with Boston Medical Center HealthNet (BMC
Adams Community Bank Celebrates Staff
ADAMS, Mass. — Adams Community Bank recently hosted its annual Retirement and Service Award Celebration at Zucchini's Restaurant in Pittsfield.   It was a special evening honoring staff members who have reached important service milestones in their careers. Donna Tatro has dedicated the last 27 years to her customers in
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