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Choosing a Nurse Practitioner As Your Primary Care Provider
Nurse practitioners (NPs) are becoming a more common health partner for many Vermonters.  According to a 2018 report by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Americans make more than 870 million visits to NPs every year. Still, many patients are not aware that NPs can capably serve as a primary care provider. As clinicians
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College Notes: September - December 2018
Lasell students during a service-learning trip in Ecuador this summer. Hannah King was one of 13 students selected to participate in an environmental service-learning trip to Ecuador with Lasell College this past summer.   King, of Pittsfield, worked with faculty and peers to support sustainable
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Berkshire Museum Trustees Vote to End Art Sales, Begin Building Repairs
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Museum officials have voted to suspend further sales of the museum's art collection and to begin repairs on the century-old building.    A total of 22 works were sold in two tranchments, raising $53.25 million through public bidding and private sales.    "We are
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Daly Resigns as Berkshire Bank CEO
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Michael Daly has resigned as CEO of Berkshire Bank.   Berkshire Hills Bancorp announced on Monday that Daly has stepped down effective immediately and President Richard Marotta will take over as chief executive officer. Marotta was also appointed as a member of the board of directors. Sean Gary will take
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Tuesday Weather Report: Drive Safely Out There!
It started as rain for most of us Monday night, and now it's snow for all of us Tuesday morning. And it's not going to stop anytime soon. Who's dreaming of a white December? A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 1 p.m. Tuesday in Northern Berkshire County; the snow already falling caused the immediate
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Berkshires Beat: Berkshire Humane Society Offering '100 Cats for Christmas' Program
100 Cats for Christmas For the sixth year, Berkshire Humane Society has received a grant from the Massachusetts Animal Coalition’s license plate program, which will support BHS’s 100 Cats for Christmas initiative during the month of December. 100 Cats for Christmas is the shelter’s largest and most successful low-cost
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Coalition Introduces Idea of 'Trauma-Informed' Community
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — There's usually a lot of talking at Northern Berkshire Community Coalition monthly forums. At the most recent forum, however, there was more listening. The group of about 60 guests -- meeting for the first time in The Green's new space at 85 Main St. -- gathered on Friday, Nov. 16, to watch
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Biz Briefs: Pine Cobble School, Northshire Bookstore to Host Book Fair
By the book Pine Cobble School and Northshire Bookstore will host their second annual collaborative book fair on the Pine Cobble campus from Nov. 28-30 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 5:30 p.m. daily. The fair is open to the community. This event includes a specially curated selection of books for all ages. Books are thoughtfully chosen
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Rural Policy Advisory Commission Plans Dec. 6 Meeting in Pittsfield
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The commonwealth's rural towns have older populations, smaller tax bases and poorer infrastructure than the rest of Massachusetts.   They also have greater numbers than a lot of people realize.   According to one definition of "rural," i.e. communities with population density
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Good Science at Work Inside Butterfly Magical Wings
A male Argema mittrei, a Malagasy Moon moth, spreads its wings after just emerging from a silken cocoon. At right, two pupae in cocoons spun for climate control.  the   I walked down the road on Mount Greylock that leads to a parking lot for trekkers who want to traverse trails through the
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