|Donna Todd Rivers Hired as 'Berkshire Workforce Czar'|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — There are agencies, companies, and organizations throughout the county focused on workforce development. Each of them has their own set of offerings for job seekers and employers.
Donna Todd Rivers is now eyed to become the person who knows them all and gets them all on the same
|Popular Music Scene Awakens in the Berkshires|
Please allow me to introduce myself: My name is Grace and I will be your guide each week this summer to the best in pop concerts, jazz and musical theater throughout the Berkshires.
I'm a lover and student of all genres of music and a Berkshires regular. My background is as a news and feature reporter for The New York Times. I've
|Musical Festival Season Appears on the Horizon|
With the upcoming summer music festival season almost upon us, music lovers in droves will soon flock to the Berkshires, Franklin County and southern Vermont to immerse themselves in classical music. Call it a reward for enduring a long, hard winter, or a yearly renewal of the soul via the musical preachments of the great masters.
|Father's Day: Lessons About Money Can Be Priceless Gifts to Children|
Father's Day is almost upon us. If you're a dad, you certainly may enjoy getting cards and gifts, of course. But, over time, you will gain even greater satisfaction by what you can give your children – such as some valuable financial lessons.
These lessons can include the following:
Setting goals: If you are contributing
|State Officials Launch Passenger Rail Expansion Efforts|
The state is also launching a pilot passenger service between Greenfield and Springfield next year, from the Olver Transit Center.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The state is launching the first step in determining the feasibility of east/west passenger rail between Pittsfield and Boston.
Gov. Charlie Baker,
|College Notes: June 2018|
Student Emma Whittum of Williamstown, a junior at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa., studied in Spain during spring 2018 semester. The program she participated in is one of 100 study-abroad programs offered to undergraduates.
The University of New Hampshire at Durham awarded degrees to the following students during
|Biz Briefs: Berkshire Realtors Host Battle of the Bartenders|
Bartending for a cause
The Berkshire Realtors will host an evening of competitive bartending on Monday, June 11, at Gala Restaurant & Bar at Orchards Hotel in Williamstown. Six teams will square off in half-hour shifts to see who can raise the most tips during their time behind the bar. Proceeds support the Berkshire Immigrant
|Hinds Sets Community Outreach Events for June|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The staff of state Sen. Adam G. Hinds, D-Pittsfield, will host two community outreach events during June.
The senator's staff will be available to meet with constituents in the communities of New Ashford and Worthington for this month's staff office hours on Wednesday,
|Berkshires Beat: CATA Publishes First Book|
Community Access to the Arts has published its first-ever collection of artwork and poetry, titled "You Can't Replace Yourself," featuring work by 46 artists and writers with disabilities. CATA celebrates the release with a Book Launch event at the CATA Studio in Great Barrington on Tuesday, June 12, from 4:30 to
|'Adrift': Cast Away in an Inconvenient Genre|
If your idea of a good time is anguishing aghast on tenterhooks as a couple of shipwrecked young lovers try to survive against all odds in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, director Baltasar Kormákur's "Adrift," loosely based on a true story, is for you. I, for one, don't really get the thrill, and have yet to receive a
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