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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...
Polar Plunge Raises $25K For Special Olympics
In groups no larger than 10, some 70 people jump into the cold water on Sunday. More photos from the plunge can be seen here. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Some 70 people braved the icy cold water Sunday morning to raise $25,000 for...
Youth Voices Lead Coalition Forum
Malina Ziaja, a junior at Hoosac Valley High School, speaks during the coalition youth forum on March 12. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The youth spoke, and the adults listened. Seven young people from the Northern Berkshire...
4-H Group Newest Volunteers at First Baptist Community Lunch
The Saturday free lunch averages about 35 to 40 patrons and takes the place of the now-closed Harvest Ministries food program.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Berkshire Jammin' Critters 4H Club put on a spread Saturday...
MLK Committee, Shine Wire Recognize Drug Recovery Group Founder
MLK Committee members Kathy Keeser and Alex Daugherty speak at Monday's Martin Luther King Day gathering.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Martin Luther King Jr. Committee awarded Kenna Waterman the 2019 Peacemaker Award...
Northern Berkshire Annual Day of Service Set for Monday
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is still "a day on" despite the major winter storm heading for the Berkshires.    The 26th annual Day of Service in North Berkshire will occur as planned on Monday,...
Berkshire United Way CEO Kristine Hazzard Stepping Down
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire United Way will begin the new year searching for a new leader.    Kristine Hazzard will step down as president and chief executive officer by June 30, 2019. Hazzard has led the charitable...
North Berkshire Coalition Forum Listens to Community's Kids
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Out of the mouths of babes. At the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition's December monthly forum — held for the first time outside of North Adams, at First Congregational Church in Williamstown —...
Habitat Makes Urgent Repairs to Pittsfield Home
Carey was given a framed collage with photos from before, during, and after renovation. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Britton Street resident John Carey said what happened to his home is "the American...
Cop on Top Raises $45K For Special Olympics
The torch, lit by a local athlete, burned throughout the event. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The ninth annual Cop on Top event raised $45,000 for the Special Olympics.   For two days local law enforcement...
Berkshire Bank, Nonprofit Build Beds for Berkshire Children
The staff members assembled the beds and later painted them. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — There are a lot of challenges for a family just moving into stabilized housing.   Perhaps one of the most overlooked challenges...
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