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The Ninth Walk A Mile In Her Shoes Hits North Street
Local and state representatives join the march. See more photos here. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Hundreds of men stepped into their high heels to participate in the Walk A Mile In Her Shoes march on Thursday night. Although it...
Northern Berkshire Coalition Brainstorms Topics for Year
Jacob Schutz, assistant principal at Mount Greylock Regional School, speaks about keeping communication open between the community and its schools on Friday at the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition first monthly forum. NORTH...
Habitat, Affordable Housing Trust Break Ground on Williamstown...
The two houses to be built on the land will be similar and style and were designed by architect Dana Bixby of Stockbridge. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Meghan Gleason didn't think she had a chance at a...
BFAIR Purchases Redemption Center in North Adams
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Family and Individual Resources has purchased the bottle and can redemption center at 1000 Massachusetts Ave. The center was acquired from David Moresi of Moresi & Associates, with whom BFAIR had been...
Habitat Launches New Job Training, Home Repair Program
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Habitat for Humanity is launching a new program to help both train workers for trades and to repair homes.   Executive Director Carolyn Valli said the Build and Repair Corp. will be a paid two and a half...
Berkshire Immigrant Center Welcomes New Executive Director
Lopez introduces herself to a few dozen people who attended the open house. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Brooke Mead spent 17 years working at the Berkshire Immigrant Center and eventually became the executive director. But it came...
Louison House Breaks Ground and Plants Hope for Rebuild
The 'groundbreaking' filled a pot for planting daisies, a symbol of hope.  ADAMS, Mass. — The imposing Victorian on Old Columbia Street isn't just any house — it's  been a place of rebirth...
Coalition Celebrates Another Year of Building Community
Justyna and Gene Carlson, center with their granddaughter, are flanked by North Adams Mayor Tom Bernard, left, and Coalition board member Steve Green and Executive Director Amber Besaw after receiving the Northern Berkshire Hero...
CATA Breaks Ground for New Art Center & Headquarters
The 6,400 square foot center is designed by Clark & Green Architects. It's expected to take about a year to renovate the structure.  GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Community Access for the Arts broke ground on...
BCAC Celebrates Accomplishments at Annual Meeting
State Sen. Adam Hinds speaks to the BCAC annual meeting on Friday after being presented with the Community Hero Award.  (Photo courtesy Angela Dimock Photography) PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Community Action Council...
North Adams Addiction Recovery Center Holds Open House
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition invites the community to attend an open house to celebrate the opening of the Beacon Recovery Community Center on Tuesday, May 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Green, located at 85...
Berkshire Leadership Program Spearheads 'Berkshire Gives' Drive
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The 1Berkshires Berkshire Leadership Program class of 2019 is spearheading a one-day, county-wide giving drive as its team project. The event, which is called Berkshire Gives: One Day, One County, will be held...
Northern Berkshire United Way Presents Spirit of Caring Awards
Tracy McConnell is this year's Spirit of the Future Award recipient. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Steve Green reached into the past on Thursday in expressing what he liked so much about volunteering.    Green...
North Adams Goodwill Opens 'Gateway to Employment' Center
Goodwill's Director of Community Development Maryam Kamangar, President and CEO David Twiggs and Mayor Thomas Bernard wait for the ceremony to start.    NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — It took six years, but...
Northern Berkshire United Way Holding Annual Awards Celebration
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Northern Berkshire United Way holds its 2nd annual Spirit of Caring and Awards Celebration on Thursday, May 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Berkshires. The celebration will recognizes individuals in the...
BFAIR Celebrates Opportunities for Clients at Annual Meeting
BFAIR gave its Self-Determination Award to Beth Roberge, a resident of BFAIR's residential home in Northampton, at its annual meeting Friday. PITTSFIELD,  Mass. — A world traveler, a pageant winner, an actor with...
Willamstown Youth Center Hosts 'Springfest' Fundraiser
Springfest will have three bounce houses. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — For the first time, the Williamstown Youth Center's biggest fundraiser will be held at the youth center itself. "Springfest" will take place...
North Berkshire Coalition Forum Urged to Think Green
Mary Stucklen, a member of the Pittsfield Green Committee, had some green advice for the forum participants on Friday. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — We've all heard it before, but the "reduce, reuse, recycle" mantra is one...
Adams Lions Donate Magnifiers to Williamstown, North Adams Commons
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Adams Lions Club has shined some light at Williamstown Commons — along with some magnification to make residents' game play easier.    The facility's resident council last week was...
Local Human Services Providers Share Stories With Lawmakers
Tori Ackley sings uplifting songs she had written about her own struggles. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — At age 19 Rebecca Gleason was just like every other teenager.   Until two weeks after graduating high...
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