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E3 Academy Cookbook Being Reprinted Through MCLA Grant
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
05:11PM / Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Professor Anne Goodwin says the local food collaborative was considering how to inform residents about affordable, healthy meals and realized they already had a cookbook E3 students made in 2015. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Seven years ago a group of students put together a cookbook of healthy, nutritious and affordable meals based on ingredients available at the local food pantry.    It was the culmination of a project at the E3 Academy, the public schools' alternative learning program. The 10 students graduated and thought the 50 copies they bound and provided to the Al Nelson Friendship Food Pantry was done and over.    But it turns out there's still a

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Medical Matters Weekly Welcomes Emergency Medicine Leader
02:33PM / Wednesday, April 27, 2022
BENNINGTON, Vt. — Adam Cohen, MD, the chair of Emergency Medicine and the medical director for the Emergency Department at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC), will discuss the renovation and expansion of the emergency department and why emergency services are essential for a community on the next Medical Matters Weekly at noon on Wednesday, May 4.   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

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McCann Student Injured in Metal Fabrication Shop
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12:49PM / Wednesday, April 27, 2022
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A McCann Technical School student was seriously injured Wednesday morning in the metal fabrication shop.    The 18-year-old girl suffered burns and was taken to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield.    "All we can do is confirm that an accident did occur and that the North Adams emergency services promptly arrived and administered appropriate treatment and transportation to BMC," said Superintendent James Brosnan. "The family is informed and aware of the accident."   He did confirm that it was a burn injury but said privacy laws and regulations prevented him from saying more.    Northern Berkshire EMS

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Fitchburg State Women's Lacrosse Tops MCLA
10:17PM / Tuesday, April 26, 2022
FITCHBURG, Mass. -- Eva Kozikowski and Julia Mele each scored five goals Tuesday to lead the Fitchburg State women's lacrosse team to a 23-11 win over MCLA.   Julia Graham scored five times for the Trailblazers, who got three goals from Hoosac Valley graduate Sara Tomkiewicz.   Lori Lester made 14 saves for MCLA (1-9), which hosts Bridgewater State on Thursday.

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Supaman Brings Blend of Native, Hip Hop Stylings to Mass MoCA
By Sabrina Damms, iBerkshires Staff
04:53PM / Tuesday, April 26, 2022
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Award-winning performer Supaman will be showcasing his unique style of music that incorporates Native culture, comedy, and urban hip hop at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art this Saturday.    Supaman said he shares his music in an effort to empower everyone and share stories to make a better world.   "I'm always trying to empower young people, whether they're native or not, whoever it is, trying to bring human beings together in unity, and celebrate diversity at the same time," the artist said in a recent phone interview.   With an open heart and open mind, he believes that humanity can take the first step in trying to

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North Adams Planners Respond to Open Meeting Complaint
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
04:44PM / Tuesday, April 26, 2022
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Planning Board met briefly on Monday in a special meeting to respond to an Open Meeting Law complaint filed against it by two city councilors.    The complaint dealt with the board's voice vote on a proposed open-air marijuana grow facility on Ashland Street on March 14 and follows an appeal filed against the board in Superior Court by Mayor Jennifer Macksey.    Applicant Rustin Kluge has said publicly he will withdraw his application but has not yet done so.    City Councilors Jennifer Barbeau and Marie T. Harpin joined Diane Gallese-Parsons, Alice Cande and Thomas Cary in filing the complaint that states the vote should

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Berkshire Economic Recovery Program Announces Additional Offerings
04:02PM / Tuesday, April 26, 2022
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — 1Berkshire, in partnership with Berkshire Regional Planning Commission and with support from the United States Economic Development Administration, announced additional cohorts being added to the Spring 2022 slate of technical assistance offerings of the Berkshire Economic Recovery Program (BERP).   The Berkshire Economic Recovery Program Technical Assistance series has supported more than 35 businesses through targeted, need-specific offerings. In order to address more demand and specific needs, they announced the addition of 3 new cohorts, with one being offered entirely in Spanish.    These cohorts include: May 5 - "Branding Para

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ArtWeek Berkshires 2022 Welcomes Submissions
12:10PM / Tuesday, April 26, 2022
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire County's five Cultural Districts are partnering again to  expand ArtWeek Berkshires 2022 that will take place from Sept 15 to Sept 25.    The coalition recently posted its first call for artists. The non-juried event is free to all Berkshire County individuals, organizations, and businesses interested in showcasing creative work. Submissions from actors, cartoonists, crafters, dancers, designers, filmmakers, illustrators, mimes, multimedia artists, musicians, performance artists, poets, puppeteers, theater artists, visual artists, writers are welcome.   Representatives from the five Cultural District began meeting in February to

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How to be a good money manager in retirement
12:00PM / Tuesday, April 26, 2022
If you reach retirement with a significant amount of assets, you've done a great job of saving and investing. But now comes another challenge – making that money last.   You might think that this task, as important as it is, won't be as hard as accumulating the money in the first place. Yet, a sizable number of people have reached a different conclusion. In fact, 36 percent of retirees say managing money in retirement is more confusing than saving for retirement, and 56 percent say they wish they had budgeted for more unexpected expenses in retirement, according to the Edward Jones/Age Wave Four Pillars of the New Retirement study.   What steps can you take to help

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North Adams School Budget Adds in Music Instruction
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
08:45AM / Tuesday, April 26, 2022
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A draft budget for the public schools has been amended to include the addition of a full-time music teacher.   This would change the proposed budget from $18,701,209 to $18,757,788, or an increase of 5.65 percent over this year.    The decrease in instrumental instruction in the elementary schools had raised concerns at the Finance and Facilities subcommittee. Member Tara Jacobs, in particular, had pointed out that the School Committee's position had been that music instruction would be restored once the pandemic had receded.    The district had 1.8 full-time equivalent music teachers and this new post will restore at least half that

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SVHC Weekly Health Update: April 22
08:30AM / Monday, April 25, 2022
  April 22, 2022   Nature, Animals, and Your

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MCLA to Hold Science and Robotics Camp
08:05AM / Monday, April 25, 2022
NORTH ADAMS, MASS.—MCLA's summer Science and Robotics Camp is back this year from July 25-29, with hands-on STEM activities that culminate in a Robot Demolition Derby.    Designed for students ages 9-12 in grades 4-7, this camp is for students who are interested in science and robotics. Campers will participate in science activities and experiments and use LEGO Mindstorm RCX and NXTs to create robots.    Families are invited to attend a demolition derby at the end of the week where campers will battle with their creations.    Science and Robotics Camp costs $375 and will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a 2 p.m. end time on Friday. Campers should be

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