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Louison House Completes Year With High Hopes
Louison House is expected to be ready for occupancy at the beginning of the year.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Joanna became swamped in debt and began to consider suicide. Kathy found herself homeless after years as a...
PopCares Cancer Charity Has Helped Nearly 900 People
Kate Zarnay tells the crowd about her son's cancer and how PopCares has helped her family.   NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — PopCares has proved a powerful force in helping local residents dealing with cancer, largely...
Berkshire County Kids' Place Gala Celebrates Courage
Michael Supranowicz was presented with the Founders Award. He was president of the Kids' Place board for two years and retired from Hillcrest Educational Centers.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The "Wizard of...
Northern Berkshire Coalition Forum Envisions 'Inclusive Development'
Kerri Nicoll, associate professor of social work at MCLA, introduces the 'inclusive development' topic at the NBCC meeting on Tuesday. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — In its third forum on the topic of gentrification, the Northern...
Helping Hands Founder Gathers Group to Tackle Homelessness
Flood House in North Adams has been the temporary home the Louison House transitional living facility, but Louison officials are looking forward to returning to their original location in Adams within the next few months. NORTH...
Northern Berkshire United Way Kicks off 2019-20 Campaign
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Northern Berkshire United Way touted its successes from the last year as it looked ahead to the next year at its annual meeting and campaign kickoff breakfast on Thursday. Speaking to a sold-out crowd of 210...
Volunteers Needed for Williamstown Habitat House
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Around a dozen volunteers were continuing the process of raising walls Friday morning on the first of two new houses being built by Habitat for Humanity in Williamstown — the organization's first home in...
Berkshire Fallon Health Collaborative Unveils Mobile Health Unit
CHP CEO Lia Spiliotes and the new Mobile Health Unit. GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The Berkshire Fallon Health Collaborative, a MassHealth Accountable Care Organization Partnership Plan, has launched a new state-of-the-art Mobile...
Program Aims to Help Young People in North Adams at Risk of Criminal...
The new West Main Connection program, an initiative of 18 Degrees, will be located at the city-owned building at 6 West Main St. in North Adams. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — On Tuesday afternoon, the upper floors of 6 West Main St....
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...
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