|Berkshire United Way CEO Kristine Hazzard Stepping Down|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire United Way will begin the new year searching for a new leader.
Kristine Hazzard will step down as president and chief executive officer by June 30, 2019. Hazzard has led the charitable organization for the past decade.
"While it will clearly be a challenge to
|Kimball Farms Awarded Five-Year CARF accreditation|
LENOX, Mass. — Kimball Farms Life Care has earned a Five-Year Term of Accreditation from CARF International.
"Only about 10 percent of the continuing care retirement communities in the country have achieved five-year accreditation status," said Bill Jones, president of Berkshire Healthcare, which operates Loomis. "This
|Consider Some New Year's Financial Resolutions|
As the year winds down, you may want to look ahead to see which areas of your life you can improve in 2019. Perhaps you will decide to exercise more, eat healthier foods, reconnect with old friends or volunteer at a school or charitable organization.
All these goals are certainly worthwhile – but you also may want to add some New
|Holiday Events and Tree Lightings 2018|
'Tis the season to be merry and bright. Planning a holiday event? Let us know at iBerkshires.com. (Visit our Holiday Bazaars and Craft Fairs list for holiday craft fairs.( And see below for a guide to Christmas tree lightings in towns across the Berkshires.
The city of Pittsfield is offering free downtown parking for Thanksgiving, Black
|North Berkshire Coalition Forum Listens to Community's Kids|
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Out of the mouths of babes.
At the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition's December monthly forum — held for the first time outside of North Adams, at First Congregational Church in Williamstown — Executive Director Amber Besaw unveiled a six-minute video she made in conjunction with Paul Marino
|BRTA Strike Ends; Regular Bus Service Resumes Wednesday|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — BRTA buses should be back on schedule Wednesday, Dec. 19, bringing an end to the strike that has paralyzed much of the county's public transportation system for the past two weeks.
The latest offer presented to the federal mediator on Tuesday was voted on by the paratransit union membership at
|Berkshires Beat: Lenox Sixth-Grader Wins Hinds' Holiday Card Contest|
Hinds poses with the winner (front right), two of the runners-up and local Marines collecting toys for their Toys for Tots program.
She's a winner
State Sen. Adam G. Hinds introduced Savannah Reber, the student artist whose drawing was chosen for his greeting card this year, during a holiday open house in his downtown
|Wintry Mix Into Monday, Then Warmer Temps on Tap|
Wintry mix will begin today, transition to mainly snow this evening before ending overnight. Total amounts will be fairly light, but still enough to make surfaces slippery. Allow extra time for travel today! #518wx pic.twitter.com/jTdYzRyUc7
— NWS Albany (@NWSAlbany) December 16, 2018
Mother Nature couldn't quite decide
|Harrington Prepares to Take Over District Attorney's Office|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — If Andrea Harrington wants to make the reforms to the criminal justice system that voters elected her to make, it is going to require the right team of staff members.
And that's what Harrington has been spending her last month or so looking to build. The district attorney-elect defeated
|@theMarket: The Market's Winter Storm|
Stocks worldwide have experienced a downdraft since October. All the gains so painstakingly made thus far in 2018 have been erased. Volatility has battered markets with all the severity of a Nor'easter. Next year may prove to be a continuation of the same.
It is interesting that the culprits responsible for this change of
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