|BerkshireWorks Marks National Employ Older Workers Week|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — BerkshireWorks, in collaboration with Elder Services of Berkshire County, Age Friendly Berkshires and AARP of Massachusetts, is hosting a 50-Plus Job Fair, featuring companies that are age-friendly or thinking about developing a multi-generational workforce.
The targeted job seekers who are looking for full-time
|Women Business Owners: Don't Forget About Your Retirement Plan|
American Business Women's Day is celebrated on Sept. 22. And there is indeed cause for celebration, because, in recent decades, the number of women business owners has risen sharply, to the point where nearly 40 percent of all businesses are now women-owned, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
If you are one of these owners, or
|Caccaviello Announces Write-In Campaign For District Attorney|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The bell has been rung to start Round 2.
Paul Caccaviello announced on Wednesday that he intends to run a write-in campaign for district attorney. The announcement comes two weeks after he lost the Democratic primary.
Caccaviello released a statement confirming his intention to
|Guest Column: The Explosion of Vaping and Youth Use|
To the Editor:
Last spring, I was inundated with requests from curious and concerned parents and schools about vaping. Vaping among youth had skyrocketed. Particularly I heard questions about the use of one product, JUUL, and adults were trying to figure out how to respond. Many had no idea that vaping products contain nicotine that can
|Merlins Abide at Spruces Park|
A closeup of a small merlin hawk.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Look aloft, for I hear wings stirring the air and the primeval cry of a falcon in the spruce!
Also known as pigeon hawk, a family of merlin falcons occupies a significant niche in the open meadow known for its tall Norway spruce, seeded when
|Berkshire OB/GYN of BMC Continues to Expand With New Doctor|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Health Systems has appointed Dr. Margaret Gordon-Fogelson, an obstetrician/gynecologist, to the medical staff of Berkshire Medical Center and the physician staff of Berkshire OB/GYN of BMC.
Dr. Gordon-Fogelson is accepting new patients in need of obstetrical and gynecologic care and is teamed with
|Biz Briefs: Three Local Businesses To Be Celebrated For Growth|
Rural Small Business Initiative
Berkshire County comprises 931 square miles, making it the second-largest county in Massachusetts. Census estimates a total population of 126,313, with approximately 135 residents per square mile within this large land mass - creating many economic challenges in a mostly rural county.
On Wednesday, Sept.
|Community Health Programs Names New Chief Communications Officer|
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Community Health Programs has named Elizabeth "Betsy" Strickler as chief communications officer for the CHP countywide health and medical network. In this role, she will lead strategic marketing, communication and fundraising initiatives for the organization.
"Betsy is a great addition to the
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