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MPO Short On Ready Projects to Spend $2.5 Million
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The MPO isn't quite sure how to use up $2.5 million for road projects.   The money was planned to be used for a renovation of the intersections near Berkshire Medical Center. However, the state Department of Transportation and city officials say there is no chance the design will be ready in time for
VIM Berkshires Receives Grant from Medical Society Foundation
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. – Volunteers in Medicine Berkshires has been awarded a grant of $25,000 from the Massachusetts Medical Society & Alliance Charitable Foundation as part of the foundation’s 2016 charitable allocations. The grant will help to support the clinic’s Non-Opioid Pain Management Program, which uses
Can You Make Your Investments Less 'Taxing'?
Tax Freedom Day, which typically occurs in late April, according to the Tax Foundation, is the day when the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay off its total tax bill for the year. So you may want to use this opportunity to determine if you can liberate yourself from some investment-related taxes in the future. Actually, Tax
Berkshire Tidbits: Spring Cleaning, Mushroom Cultivation
Mariette and James Rickard show other gardeners at Canoe Meadows community gardens one of their prized 'peanut' pumpkins at the annual end-of-season garden picnic celebration in 2010. Last Saturday, April 23, was an Earth Day celebration and inauguration of the new community gardens at the Great Barrington Fairgrounds.
Countywide Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 30
This spring, community coalitions from across the county have joined forces to host the biannual Prescription Drug Take Back Day, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at eight locations within Berkshire County. The process of dropping off medication is anonymous and quick, and it has potential life-saving benefits. Anyone with unused,
'Money School' Workshops to be offered in Great Barrington, Pittsfield
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Elizabeth Freeman Center’s financial independence series for people impacted by domestic or sexual violence will be offering two new series starting the last week in April. “Money School” is a five-week series for survivors that offers financial workshops, income resources, one-on-one financial
Berkshires Beat: Crafters Needed, Pittsfield Hydrants Being Flushed
Vendors are being sought for the popular Otis Craft Fair. Call for vendors: The Otis Library Summer Crafts and Country Fair seeks artists, craftsmen and other non-food vendors for their annual fair on Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (rain or shine). The fair is held on the lawn in front of the Otis Town Hall on
Biz Briefs: Berkshire United Way Celebrates Volunteers
Local leaders and award recipients gather following the Berkshire United Way Live United Community Celebration, incuding Perri Petricca, CEO of Petricca Industries; Kristine Hazzard, president & CEO Berkshire United Way; C. Jeffrey Cook, the Robert K Agar Jr. Volunteerism award recipient; Susan Driscoll, the JC Penney Employee
@theMarket: Markets Hold on to Weekly Gains
It was a struggle, but the stock market indexes stubbornly refused to cave in despite some really horrendous earnings reports. A battle is being waged among bulls and bears right here, right now. Who will win? Remember last week when I reported that earnings have been revised down so low that it was practically impossible for most
Child Care Organizations Raise Awareness of Child Abuse Issues
One hundred and twenty-two pairs of shoes were laid out on the steps of City Hall, each one representing a case of child abuse per month in the Berkshires. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — One hundred and twenty-two children are abused in Berkshire County each month.   And that's only the confirmed cases. Many others
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