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Construct Launches Winter Fundraising Campaign for Emergency Assistance
01:33PM / Wednesday, February 14, 2024
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.— Construct is launching its Warm Up the Winter Fuel Crisis 2024–No One Should Be Cold fundraiser, which provides critical funding to South Berkshire County residents needing emergency assistance for fuel, utility, rental payments, and emergency accommodation.    According to a press release, this year, over 10,000 Berkshire households have applied to a state-funded fuel assistance program (LIHEAP), but funds have run out. To help fill this void, to meet demand, Construct has increased this year's campaign goal to $150,000.   "Warm Up the Winter has always provided a winter safety net for those who need it most," said Jane

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Nominations Sought for Berkshire Nonprofit Awards
10:59AM / Wednesday, February 14, 2024
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires (NPC), in partnership with The Berkshire Eagle, will host the 7th annual Berkshire Nonprofit Awards on Tuesday, May 21 at Kripalu Yoga Center in Stockbridge.    The awards recognize exceptional work being done by individuals in the nonprofit sector.   "The COVID years were tough on everyone," said NPC founder Liana Toscanini. "Partnering with Kripalu in 2024 seems fitting as nonprofits focus on recovery and wellness. We look forward to celebrating amazing nonprofit folks and networking with both the nonprofit and business communities."   Nominations are being solicited from across

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Letter: Contrast Between Parties
Letter to the Editor,
03:00PM / Tuesday, February 13, 2024

To the Editor:

Good government is harder than it looks. Good government, like good political leadership, requires getting things done even when people fundamentally disagree, while keeping those same people on speaking terms. Good government serves all of the people, not just those who voted for it. Good government builds on laws and regulations, on debate and compromise.

Only one of our national political parties cares any more about good government. Democrats argue among themselves about particulars, but not about the goals of social justice and good government. Today's Democrats are heirs of the Roosevelts' Progressive movement — which began when the relevant Roosevelt

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CHP Berkshires Board Welcomes New Member
02:17PM / Tuesday, February 13, 2024
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Rachel Melendez-Mabee has been named to the board of CHP Berkshires.      As vice president of culture and brand and DEI officer at Greylock Federal Credit Union, Melendez-Mabee brings to CHP her skills in corporate workplace diversity issues, training and initiatives. She has previously worked for the PGA of America, as PGA WORKS' workforce development and lead manager-DEI.      She has also worked as social and digital brand manager for Berkshire Bank, and as a senior account executive for Roberts Communications, a public relations firm. Earlier, she worked as a sales and marketing specialist for PGA of

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Berkshire Farms, Organizations Receive Food Access Grants
01:31PM / Tuesday, February 13, 2024

BOSTON — The Healey-Driscoll Administration announced $8.2 million to support greater food access to residents in underserved Massachusetts communities. 

The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) is awarding the Urban Agriculture Program, the Local Food Policy Council Program, the Massachusetts Food Ventures Program, and Local Food Purchase Assistance Plus Program grants to 42 businesses and organizations that will help strengthen the local food system and address food insecurity. 

"One of the most effective ways to combat hunger and food insecurity in our state is to strengthen our local food systems," said Governor Maura Healey.

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Berkshire Running Sets Full Year of Charity Runs
Community submission,
06:42AM / Tuesday, February 13, 2024
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- Berkshire Running Foundation has released the 2024 Race Calendar for the local nonprofit with several new events scheduled throughout the county.   Following its first official year operating as a nonprofit entity in 2023, the 501c3 organization, which has a mission of advancing and expanding on the positive impact the running community has on the neighborhoods we live, produced, and directed eight events in 2023. The Foundation donated just more than $48,000 to local nonprofit entities which benefit from each event.    The Foundation has also incorporated that all students in Berkshire County can run in these races for free. To encourage families to

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Du Bois Freedom Center Welcomes New Executive Director
By Sabrina Damms, iBerkshires Staff
12:34PM / Thursday, February 08, 2024
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The chance to educate people about the legacy of civil rights pioneer W.E.B Du Bois drew Ny Whitaker to become the first executive director of the Du Bois Freedom Center.   "I really think that there is just a new potential for the center to be a partner in the dialogue around W.E.B. Du Bois, around civil rights, around African American history and culture, and the contributions of African Americans to the overall discourse in America," Whitaker said.   "And I'm so looking forward to growing our partnership programs both locally in the Berkshires, regionally, and nationally."   It is important to recognize how

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Softball, Baseball Winter Vacation Camps Offered
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11:39AM / Thursday, February 08, 2024
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- The Infield Berkshire Baseball Academy is offering winter vacation day camps for baseball and softball players aged 8 to 12.   The baseball camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon on Feb. 19 and 20. The softball camp is 9 a.m. to noon on Feb. 21 and 22.   The cost is $50 per day.   The camp will focus on basic offense and defense skills. Campers are asked to bring a snack, indoor shoes, glove and bat.   The Infield is located at 10 Lyman St.   To register, email theinfieldbba@gmai.com.

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Great Barrington Announces Hires in Town Hall, Other Departments
10:25AM / Thursday, February 08, 2024
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The town has named new personnel to positions in Town Hall, and others have been hired or promoted to new roles in town operations and public safety.   Josh Risen is the office administrator for the Town Manager and Selectboard office. He earned his law degree from Western New England University Law School and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 2011. Josh formerly worked as an administrative assistant for multiple boards in the town of Sheffield.   Natalie Amendola is an administrative assistant who has also joined the office of the Town Manager and Selectboard. She graduated from the State University of New York at Albany and has most

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Berkshire Waldorf High School Open House
08:14AM / Thursday, February 08, 2024
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Berkshire Waldorf High School is holding an Open House on Thursday, Feb 15 at 7:00 pm at the school: 14 Pine Street, Stockbridge, MA, on the corner of Pine and Shamrock.   The program will include a student panel, during which guests are welcome to ask questions about the students' high school experience, the work they've done this year, and their plans for the future.    Students will also present a scene from their upcoming spring play, "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder.   A specially-curated presentation of student work will be on view, including math, science, humanities, and technology projects.   The school offers

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West Stockbridge Dog Park Community Forum
08:01AM / Thursday, February 08, 2024
WEST STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — On Feb. 24 at 3PM the West Stockbridge Dog Park Advisory Committee invites residents from West Stockbridge and our neighboring communities to attend a forum.   During the forum the committee will report on its work thus far and seek feedback and suggestions from town residents.   Topics will include:   ? The grant that we have been awarded by the Stanton Foundation ? The benefits for our community (for dogs and humans) ? Potential Dog Park locations ? Plans for long term care & maintenance ? Volunteer opportunities ? Q&A Session

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Stockbridge Grange Community Dinner
04:00PM / Wednesday, February 07, 2024
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Stockbridge Grange is having a community dinner Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024 featuring roast pork, mashed potato, vegetable, and coleslaw with dessert choices of chocolate cream or lemon meringue pie.     Dinner is $15.00 per person, take out only with noon-1:30 pm pick up at the Stockbridge Grange Hall at 51 Church Street, Stockbridge, MA.     Orders may be made by calling 413-243-1298 or 413-443-4352.     Reservation deadline Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024.

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