|College Notes: April & May 2019|
Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College
Grace Ellrodt working on a window insert. Read the full story here.
Grace Ellrodt of Lenox, a junior at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, recently presented the results of her environmental studies capstone project titled "Insulating Window Insert Interventions in Energy
|Biz Briefs: Couple Returns to Berkshires to Buy Catherine's Chocolates|
Change of chocolate hands
The iconic Catherine’s Chocolate handcrafted chocolatier was sold on April 12 to Steven and Trent Kinney of Lenox, Mass. The couple recently returned to the Berkshires, one having completed his military service. Both men were captains in the 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army piloting Apache helicopters
|Longtime Nephrologist Honored with BMC Patient-Centered Award|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A highly respected and longtime Berkshire Medical Center nephrologist has been recognized with the 2019 Patient-Centered Physician Award, presented annually to a physician who exemplifies the philosophy of patient-centered care at BMC.
Dr. Henry Rose, who has served kidney disease and dialysis patients at BMC for
|North Berkshire Coalition Forum Urged to Think Green|
Mary Stucklen, a member of the Pittsfield Green Committee, had some green advice for the forum participants on Friday.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — We've all heard it before, but the "reduce, reuse, recycle" mantra is one we should still be heeding.
That was the message a group of environmental advocates gave to the
|MCLA's New Named League's Pitcher of Week for Third Time this Year|
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- For the third time this season, MCLA's Bobby New has been selected as the MASCAC pitcher of the week.
The Pittsfield High graduate earned the honor twice in March for the Trailblazers. Sharing weekly honors with New was Andrew Miller of Worcester State. He was tabbed the conference's player and
|Locals Compete at 123rd Boston Marathon|
BOSTON, Mass. -- Lee’s Matt Kinnaman finished 71st in his division to post one of the strongest performances among Berkshire County residents competing at Monday’s 123rd Boston Marathon.
Kinnaman, 58, covered the 26.2 mile route from Hopkinton to downtown Boston in 3 hours, 13 minutes, 15 seconds.
|Windstorm Blows Through Berkshires|
A wind gust or microburst blew out the side of a barn in Clarksburg. Owner Dan Tanner posed on Facebook that it shifted the barn 4-6 inches and took down trees around the property.
A severe storm system working its way along the East Coast blew through the Berkshires early Monday morning, taking down trees in
|Jake Ferrara's Walkoff Single Lifts MCLA|
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Jake Ferrara's single to center field scored Taconic graduate Austin Rachiele with the winning run and completing a comeback win and lifting the Trailblazers to a 4-3 nine inning win over Mass Maritime in Game Two of a twinbill at Joe Wolfe Field in MASCAC action on Sunday.
The Buccaneers took game one
|MCLA's Women's Lacrosse Falls at Salem State|
SALEM, Mass. -- Salem State's Kirsten Bradley collected five goals to lead the Vikings to a 15-7 win over MCLA Saturday evening in women's lacrosse.
The teams traded goals to start things off and Bradley and MCLA's Kim Granito each tallied in the opening four minutes. Salem State (2-9, 1-2 MASCAC) then clamped down on
|Williamstown Author Pens Second Middle-Grade Novel|
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — When Williamstown author Ali Benjamin started thinking about a follow-up to her 2015 middle-grade novel "The Thing About Jellyfish," she struggled to find the right topic and the right tone.
"Jellyfish," while a beautiful story about a young girl's journey of self-discovery, is,
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