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McCann, BCC Sign Updated Agreement for Medical Programs
By Brian Rhodes, iBerkshires Staff
07:20PM / Monday, May 09, 2022

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — McCann Technical School and Berkshire Community College have signed updated articulation agreements for surgical technology, dental assisting and medical assisting.

The agreements, which have existed in some form for nearly three decades, allow course credits in the three McCann programs to transfer between the two organizations. McCann Superintendent James Brosnan, BCC President Ellen Kennedy and BCC Dean of STEM and Allied Health Frank Schickor signed the agreement on Monday.

"Over the years, there have been periodic reviews to make sure that what requirements were of the associate degree were matching up with the courses to be taken ... I think,

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North Berkshire Democrats Host Meet & Greet With State Candidates
07:16PM / Monday, May 09, 2022
ADAMS, Mass. — Democrats running for state offices will be attending a meet and greet on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Bounti-Fare Restaurant.   Gubernatorial candidate Sonia Chang-Diaz will be present as will attorney general candidate Quentin Palfrey, secretary of the commonwealth candidate Tanisha Sullivan and state Senate candidates Huff Templeton and Paul Mark.   The North Adams Democratic City Committee is co-hosting the event with the Williamstown Democratic Town Committee. This is the second candidate forum the two committees have hosted.    Attendees will have an opportunity to meet, mingle, listen to and ask questions of

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BArT Third Quarter Honor Roll
12:00PM / Monday, May 09, 2022
ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Arts & Technology (BArT) Charter Public School has announced the students who made the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2021-2022 school year.     Students who earned 80 percent or above in all of their classes received the distinction of Honors.  Students who earned 90 percent or above in all of their classes received the distinction of High Honors.   Students in Grade 6 who earned High Honors are Isabella Campoli, Holly Dawson, Quentin Durand, Mary Harty, Molly Isham-Morton, Presley Kelley, Stasiu Kozak, Amelia Lancto, Lucas Lapointe, Nova Leinbaugh-Chelukhova, Andrew Post, Liam Smith, Gabrielle Thomas, Maria Valdivieso,

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SVHC Weekly Health Update: May 6
08:40AM / Monday, May 09, 2022
  May 6, 2022   Emergency Medicine in Southern

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Community Thankful for Baseball, More on Opening Day
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires.com Sports
11:22AM / Sunday, May 08, 2022
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Williamstown Cal Ripken President Chris Johnson Saturday framed his Opening Day remarks around four words: character, diversity, teamwork and respect.   He could have added a fifth: gratitude.   Saturday was a day for giving thanks in North County as the area’s youth baseball programs held opening day festivities.   The Adams-Cheshire Little League took its show on the road, holding a joint celebration with its new partners in Dalton-Hinsdale Little League with a parade and ceremony at Chamberlain Park.   Back north, Williamstown held its first Opening Day parade since 2019 before officially christening the season at Bud Anderson Field,

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North Adams Man Determined to Hang American Flags in Every Neighborhood
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
05:50PM / Friday, May 06, 2022
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Alan Horbal has adopted the herculean effort over the last 22 years of installing American flags on utility poles throughout the city every summer.   "I started on Park Avenue with four flags, and then 12, and then 60, and we have been expanding ever since," Horbal said. "... My ultimate goal is to do the whole town. I am not a vet, but I honor them.   "I can tell you it is a special feeling looking out your window in the morning and seeing a flag flying."   Horbal just got up one morning and decided this was something he wanted to do. He went to the hardware store and purchased four kits.   As he purchased more flags,

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McCann Tech Honor Roll
03:43PM / Friday, May 06, 2022
McCann Technical School Quarter 3 Honor Roll    High Honors  Belanger, Emily 2022 Bolte, Victoria 2022 Cellana, Michael 2022 Chen, Justin 2022 Donovan, Ella 2022 Dufur, Paige 2022 Fachini, Reed 2022 Fortin, Lily 2022 Foucher, Carter 2022 Gazaille-Adams, Kyrsten 2022 Harris, Michael 2022 Huffstater, Avery 2022 King, Logan 2022 Krzanik, Allyson 2022 Meehan, Nicholas 2022 Morin, Garrett 2022 Moser, Emma 2022 Mulder, Anthony 2022 Patenaude, Brady 2022 Perras, McKenzie 2022 Pettit, Tyler 2022 Piekos, Evan 2022 Reynolds, Savanah 2022 Richardson, Austin 2022 Roberts, Amelia 2022 Rudin, Ethan 2022 Sacco, Carli 2022 Scalise, Emily 2022 Siciliano, Amber 2022 Vince, Amaya

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Mass REAL ID Drivers Licenses Required By This Time Next Year
08:23AM / Friday, May 06, 2022
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is reminding customers of the federal requirement that anyone traveling by plane domestically, or wishing to enter certain federal buildings, will need acceptable identification credentials, effective May 3, 2023.   Acceptable credentials can include an RMV-issued REAL ID driver's license or ID, or a valid passport. The Registry is encouraging customers who are seeking a REAL ID compliant license or identification card to make an appointment at a statewide RMV Service Center to secure this credential before the federal requirement takes effect next year.    "While federal REAL ID travel requirements

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Academic role models: Spotlight on MCLA faculty
12:00AM / Friday, May 06, 2022

MCLA's primary focus for faculty is on teaching. But the 83 full-time faculty members who teach there are also publishing books and articles, conducting research, and heading unique, groundbreaking projects that combine academic disciplines.

In true liberal arts tradition, this academic work helps MCLA faculty members contribute to larger bodies of research, collaborate with other institutions, explore new ideas, and deepen their expertise. It also makes its way into the classroom, giving students opportunities to serve internships, co-author publications, and conduct experiments.

Just over a third of MCLA's faculty members joined the campus community in the past six years,

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North Adams' DelNegro 'Never Worked a Day' in 29 Years with Bruins
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
05:50PM / Thursday, May 05, 2022
BOSTON — North Adams' Don DelNegro was doing HIPAA before HIPAA was a thing.   The landmark Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 included, famously, a rule for protecting the privacy of patients.   Three years earlier, in 1993, DelNegro took over as the head trainer for the Boston Bruins, entering a world where — especially this time of year — privacy is a priority.   National Hockey League teams and players are famous for not talking about or revealing injuries during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.   As the B's top trainer for nearly three decades, DelNegro has been the guy who knows better than anyone what Boston players are

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Medical Matters Weekly Welcomes Lifestyle Medicine Expert
02:35PM / Thursday, May 05, 2022
BENNINGTON, Vt. — Psychiatrist and Wellness Coach Beth Frates, MD, FACLM, DipABLM, will discuss the specialty of lifestyle medicine and how it can help patients approach health problems from a different angle on the next Medical Matters Weekly at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11.   The show is produced by Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) with cooperation from Catamount Access Television (CAT-TV). Viewers can see Medical Matters Weekly on facebook.com/svmedicalcenter and facebook.com/CATTVBennington. The show is also available to view or download as a podcast on www.svhealthcare.org/medicalmatters.   Dr. Frates is an award-winning assistant clinical professor at Harvard

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MCLA's Haley Earns League Rookie of Year Honor in Lacrosse
MCLA Sports Information,
01:02PM / Thursday, May 05, 2022
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- MCLA first year attack Nathan Haley has been selected as the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Rookie of the Year.   Haley led the Trailblazers in scoring and helped guide them through their first full season as a varsity program. The 2022 NAC Men's Lacrosse Player of the Year is Hunter Olsen of SUNY Canton, and fellow Kangaroo Zack LaFave is the 2022 Senior Scholar Athlete.   In addition to major conference awards, 30 student athletes were named to All-Conference Teams, and nine players were selected to the Sportsmanship Team. The NAC Men's Lacrosse Sportsmanship Team is reserved for those who have distinguished themselves through demonstrated acts of

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