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Berkshires Beat: Youth Works Summer Program Recognizes Teens
Congrats: The 12th annual Youth Works Summer Program held its closing ceremony on Aug. 26 at Pittsfield City Hall with the city’s director of Administrative Services, Roberta McCulloch-Dews,  recognizing the achievements of youth workers who successfully completed a summer of employment throughout Berkshire County. Event
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Letter: Adam Hinds: Our Next Step Forward
To the Editor: Rarely in this region do we find ourselves at such an important change in our regional leaders as we look to elect our next state senator. Challenges, successes, and dreams alike all speak to a need for strong, knowledgeable leadership and advocacy both locally and in Boston. Locally we are faced with challenges
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End of Session Review: Paul Mark
DALTON, Mass. — The state passed an economic development bill this session that Rep. Paul Mark says will benefit his district through bridge repairs and allocation for the MassWorks program. The Peru Democrat said the bill includes $50 million set aside for bridge repairs, which is funding small towns previously didn't have
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Harrington Receives Endorsement from Mass Nurses
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Andrea Harrington, a local attorney and small-business owner running in the Democratic primary for state Senate, has been endorsed by the Massachusetts Nurses Association. The MNA represents 23,000 nurses across the commonwealth, including hundreds of nurses at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield and North
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Coffee Liberation Front Patrons Donate to Animals
ADAMS, Mass. — Alison and Christopher Cuff, owners of Coffee Liberation Front, believe in two things: good coffee and happy animals.   And as the Park Street cafe has fast become a popular spot for coffee and salads, it's also making an impact on animals' lives through the kindness of patrons.   Since
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The Independent Investor: The More You Look, The More You Lose
How many times a day, week, month or year do you check your tax-deferred savings account? Did you know that the more you look, the higher your chances of losing money? For most of us, once a year is more than enough. There are clients of mine that check their retirement accounts several times a day. To say they are addicted to doing
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Biz Briefs: Wood Brothers Music now offering Band and String Instrument Rentals
Music to their ears: Wood Bros. Music of Pittsfield will now be offering a complete line of band and string instrument rentals for the 2016-2017 school year. Owner Chip Winnard also is working with RS Berkeley, a New Jersey-based instrument manufacturing company, which has been the sponsor for several clinics in area schools, including North
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CodeRED Emergency Notification Service Launched in Great Barrington
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The town is implementing CodeRED, a high-speed emergency notification system, and is encouraging all community members to sign up to receive alert messages. The CodeRED system provides Great Barrington officials with the ability to quickly and seamlessly deliver messages to targeted areas or to the entire
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'Sausage Party": Food Orgy
Contemplating "Sausage Party," an R-rated, animated food orgy in more ways than one, I'm reminded of what a fellow journalist once opined at a block party: "You know what's wrong with you film critics? You see so many movies that when you chance upon something different, you just go crazy." Thus, I'm proud
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Berkshires Beat: Adams Alert Hose Brings Home Awards
Trio of honors: The Alert Hose Co #1 of Adams attended the Bennington Battle Days parade on Aug. 14, in which members pulled their infamous parade cart, which was built in 1885.   The department is well known for wearing their Prince Albert- style buff and white uniforms. This rare uniform style has been preserved by the company
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