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Non-Partisan Advocacy Workshops Offered
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Wondering how to make a difference on local, state and national issues? Looking to learn the basics of door to door canvassing, calling your legislators, or running for office? The Four Freedoms Coalition in partnership with Berkshire Community College, is offering a day of free non-partisan advocacy workshops called
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Berkshires Beat: Volunteers Needed to Monitor Water Quality As 'River Smart' Month Nears
Help wanted: The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, with two watershed partners - the Hoosic River Watershed Association and the Housatonic Valley Association - invite interested individuals to a training on Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bill Laston Memorial Park on Route 7 in Lanesborough. Once a month, trained
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Women's Commission Breakfast Focuses on Civic Engagement
Mary Berle provided list of collaboration points used in her school, Muddy Brook Elementary. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Tahirah Amatul-Wadud admitted she was "preaching to the choir" on Monday morning as she stressed the importance of community engagement in the politic process. Her audience at Berkshire Community
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North Adams Team Wins 18th Annual Robotics Challenge
North Adams 4-H Students Winning at Technology (SWAT) won the Berkshire Robotics Challenge. Back row: Aidan Roberts, Brian Czarnecki, Thayne Carlo. Middle row: Sean Mullen, J.T. Mullen, Nicholas Lescarbeau, Owen Vareschi. Front row: Coach Nathan Samson. LENOX, Mass. — North Adams 4-H Students Winning at Technology (SWAT)
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Spring Vacation Baseball Clinic Scheduled
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- The Berkshire Baseball Academy at The Infield invites players ages 6 to 12 to a Spring Training Baseball Clinic over April vacation.   The clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 17 through 20 at Deming Park, 80 Meadow Lane.   The emphasis will be on position-specific training, team
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Berkshire Blizzard Host Inaugural Tournament
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Two days of girls hockey action concluded Sunday afternoon with a victory for the home team.   But the Berkshire Blizzard was a winner in more ways than one.   “This is huge,” Blizzard coach Bill Rech said after the team wrapped up the inaugural Blizzard Bash at the Peter W. Foote
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Legislators Pledge Support to Disabled Community During Uncertain Times
Pittsfield High School student Dwayne Revells talks about his experience with Goodwill Industries at Friday's breakfast. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — On the shore of Pontoosuc Lake on Friday morning, thoughts were on happenings on the shores of the Potomac River. The 17th annual Berkshire Legislative Breakfast to support
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Flying Cloud Institute Welcomes New Board Member
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Flying Cloud Institute has announced that Mary Nash has joined the Board of Directors. Nash currently runs NASH Insights in Lenox, Mass., working with organizations to assess their needs, conduct program evaluation, and obtain grant funding. She is the former executive director of the Berkshire County
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Independent Investor: Don't Worry, Be Happy
It is official: the happiest country in the world is Norway, with Denmark the runner-up, according to the World Happiness Report. What lessons can we learn from this survey and what, if anything, should we do as a nation to join their ranks? Where, you might ask, do we here in the U.S. rank? The answer would be No. 14, down from No. 3 in
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'Beauty and the Beast': The Fairy Tale as Civics Lesson
"Beauty and the Beast" is much more than "escapist entertainment," a term I rail at. I couldn't slip into a theater for a few thrills, spills and worse yet, laughter, when I know outside Rome is burning. That's just the kind of hairpin I am. I believe society should be fashioned in a manner so enlightened that there
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