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Breast Cancer Awareness Topic of Online Seminar in Late October
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Health Systems will present a free online seminar in late October to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month.    The Zoom webinar will feature specialists from the BHS Breast Health Team and will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 7 pm.   The program will inform the community
'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington': When the Good Guys Win
I wish that I were reviewing one of the several movies about this pox upon our house that are certain to be made when the horror is deep into our rearview mirror. But until that glorious return to normality has us resuming all the simple joys of life we take for granted, like going to the movies, I'll be retro-reviewing and thereby sharing
The Retired Investor: U.S. Moves to Nail Down Strategic Metals
Rare-earth minerals, with names like cerium, dysprosium and gadolinium have become "must have" materials in the global race to win the technology battles of the future. The problem is that throughout the last 30 years China has built a near monopoly in these strategic metals.   Rare-earth elements (REEs), consisting of 17
Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Oct. 9 - Oct. 15
  October 9 - October 15, 2020   FUN & LEARNING   TONIGHT! Thursday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. Join the Berkshire County Historical Society for stories, spirits, and giving at its first virtual fundraiser! The event will include an auction of unique birdhouses created from Herman Melville's barn at Arrowhead, a special menu from Spirited in Lenox, stories from local author Kevin O'Hara, and a unique look at Arrowhead with an eye towards preservation.  On Thursday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m., join local artist Diane Firtell for IS183's next Artist Talk. A trip to Nantucket with a new iPhone in 2015 opened up a new way of seeing and using a camera for Firtell. Having it always in hand allowed her to focus on the perfect photo as well as on becoming a documenter of her surroundings. Her 2016 project, "366 iPhone," documented a year of places she wouldn't normally have gone and an exploration of her interior space, and it provided material that continues to inspire new work. Plus... Radiance Yoga Classes | Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness Classes | Antil Fitness Classes | Classes w/Berkshire Music School | Berkshire Fitness & Wellness Classes | Classes w/IS183 Art School | Drumming Classes w/ | NEW Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT) Events | THU-MON Tours at Arrowhead | FRI 1Berkshire Webinar: Mass. Paid Family & Medical Leave | SAT Fall Cleanup at Springside Park |  
Pearson Wallace Insurance Appoints New Partner
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Alex Bennett has been promoted to partner within the agency.    A longtime employee of Pearson Wallace Insurance, Bennett has most recently held the position of Vice President of Sales.    Bennett will continue to spearhead the growth of sales as well as become involved in the day to
Great Barrington Police Offer Reward In Alleged Church Hate Crime Incident
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The Police Department is offering a cash reward for credible and helpful information that leads to solving an alleged recent hate crime committed at the Macedonia Baptist Church.   Police are continuing to investigate the incident, in which anti-Semitic graffiti was found on the church on Sunday,
iBerkshires Hosting New Directory to Support Local Business
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Local online publisher Boxcar Media is launching a website to support local businesses during the novel coronavirus pandemic:   Small businesses have borne the brunt of COVID-19. Those not considered "essential business" were forced to close in mid-March and for many
Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio Awarded Film Restoration Grant
LENOX, Mass. — Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio has been awarded a $9,210 grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation to preserve part of its collection of 16mm films taken by George L.K. Morris in the 1930s.    The Foundation's grants support preservation of rare films such as silent films and films
September Revenue Collections Total $3.144 Billion
Boston — Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) Commissioner Geoffrey Snyder announced that September revenue collections totaled $3.144 billion, $46 million or 1.4 percent less than the actual collections in September 2019.   FY2021 year-to-date collections total approximately $7.27 billion, which is $69 million or 1
'Puppy Flight' Arrives at Pittsfield Airport
Staff and volunteers carry crates from the Wings of Rescue flight to waiting vans and vehicles for transport to the city's shelter. See more photos here. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Yipping could be heard as soon as the doors opened on the Wings of Rescue flight from Mobile, Ala.    Forty-two puppies took
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