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Councilor Lampiasi to Stay on Pittsfield Licensing Board
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City Council voted down a petition that would ask Ward 6 Councilor Dina Guiel Lampiasi to resign from the Licensing Board.   The petition introduced by Ward 7 Councilor Anthony Maffuccio failed Tuesday with a 3-6 vote.   Maffuccio did not think Lampiasi could serve on the City
First-Responder Profiles: EMT, Firefighter Brian Sears
Brian Sears is a volunteer firefighter in Dalton. DALTON, Mass. — The COVID-19 pandemic has perhaps brought the role of first-responders more to the forefront lately, but these men and women have regularly been serving their communities in numerous emergency situations.   This is a series profiling some of
The Retired Investor: CSAs & Local Farms Make a Comeback
While much of the nation's farming industry has been decimated by the global pandemic, here in the U.S. one tiny segment of the agricultural market is booming — the CSA.   The line at my local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) pickup station was short this week. As usual, everyone wore masks and waited in line, 6 feet
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Berkshire Museum Enters Next Reopening Phase
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Museum will implement its third phase of reopening Monday, Sept. 14.    The Berkshire Museum, which began a phased reopening on Aug. 1, will start phase of their reopening process that will bring changes to the museum’s available gallery experiences.   This includes
Big Y Appoints Cormier as VP
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The Board of Directors of Big Y Foods, Inc. announced the appointment of Michael R. Cormier as Vice President of center store.    In his new role as Vice President of center store for Big Y, Cormier is responsible for all center store sales, marketing and merchandising. This includes grocery, health
'The Last Hurrah': Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Politics, But Were Told Not to Ask
I wish that I were reviewing one of the half-dozen movies certain to be made when this pox upon our house is no more. But until that glorious return to normality has us resuming all the simple joys of life we take for granted, like going to the movies, I'll be retro-reviewing and thereby sharing with you the films that I've come to
Pittsfield Berkshire Iraq and Afghanistan War Memorial To Be Unveiled Friday
PITTSFIELD, Mass. - The city will hold a dedication ceremony Friday for the new Berkshire Iraq and Afghanistan War Memorial.   The Berkshire Iraq and Afghanistan War Memorial will be unveiled Friday, Sept. 11 at 10 am at Veterans Memorial Park on South Street.   Speakers will include Mayor Linda Tyer and two Afganistan
Berkshires Beat: Elizabeth Freeman Center's Walk a 'Virtual' Mile Continues
Elizabeth Freeman Center's Walk a 'Virtual' Mile Continues The Elizabeth Freeman Center's 2020 digital Walk a 'Virtual' Mile fundraiser to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault, and Gender Violence continues through September. The following walks have been scheduled throughout the Berkshires. Bring a mask and remember to
Hand and Upper Extremity Specialist Joins Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Health Systems has announced the appointment of Matthew C. DeWolf, MD.   DeWolf, a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon and specialist in hand and upper extremity surgery, joins the medical staff of Berkshire Medical Center and the physician staff of Berkshire Orthopaedic
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Pittsfield School Committee Takes No Action on Taconic Name Change Petition
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The School Committee took no action on a petition Wednesday asking it to delay a decision to eliminate the Taconic Braves name. The petition with 200 signatures was simply accepted, essentially grounding a community effort to delay a possible mascot name change at the high
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