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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...
Abbott School Dessert Auction Raises Funds for Charity
The pie auction began to include more different desserts a few years ago. This year, there seemed to be more cakes and cookies than pies.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Cakes, cookies, bars and, of course, pies were scooped in...
North Adams Food Drive Brings in Record Amount
The city has been putting out collection boxes in the schools and city departments each fall since the food pantry opened seven years ago. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — North Adams city employees and community members have donated...
Neighborlies Honor Community Members' Dedication
More than two dozen youths were recognized with Neighborlies on Nov. 14. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Northern Berkshire Neighbors program of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition held its annual Neighborlies Community...
Clarksburg Board-Gaming Event to Benefit Soldier On
A Red Sox baseball signed by Mitch Moreland will be raffled off on Saturday.  CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Clarksburg School's gym will be filled on Saturday with tables full of gaming enthusiasts trying to win their way...
Berkshire Food Project Now Accepting Turkey Donations
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — With Thanksgiving around the corner, the Berkshire Food Project is in need of turkeys. Lots of them.   The food project has provided a Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings to anyone who wants one for...
Brien Center Honors Michaels, Pignatelli at Annual UNICO Dinner
Manny Slaughter was hugged by his daughter after he shared the story from the darkest times in his life with a full room at the annual Unico dinner. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Most of the community leaders in the central...
Louison House Sees Challenges, Restoration in Year Ahead
Director Kathy Keeser and board President Michael Goodwin welcomes community partners to Louison House's annual meeting. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Louison House has sheltered more than 100 people over the past year —...
Berkshire County Kids Place Marks 25 Years at Annual Gala
Gala co-chairmen Paul Fortini and Sheri Quinn welcome attendees to the annual gathering on Friday. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Kathy Singer had a heartfelt wish for Berkshire County Kids Place's 25th...
Berkshire Money Management Donates $2,500 to Thanksgiving Angels
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Thanksgiving really isn't that far away.   At the South Congregational Church, volunteers are already gearing up for the Thanksgiving Angels program, which provides turkeys and all of the sides to...
North County Community Dedicated to Continuing Nelson's Story
Mark Rondeau holds up the new sign for the Friendship Center on Eagle Street, now named after one of its founders, the late Al Nelson. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — It was nearly a decade ago that Al Nelson, Mark Rondeau and Steve...
PopCares Inspiring Next Generation to Volunteer
Bob St. Pierre welcomes attendees at Saturday night's 7th annual PopCares Chicken Dinner and Auction at Greylock Works.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — William "Pop" St. Pierre's legacy of kindness has...
New Men's Group Piques Interest at Coalition Forum on Relational...
MIC INC fielded a team in the Walk A Mile fundraiser in Pittsfield in September. The group also will hold a 'standout' at North Adams City Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Back in...
Mark Shapp Honored as RSVP Volunteer of the Year
Mayor Linda Tyer presented a certificate of recognition to Shapp. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mark Shapp knows his way around, whether that be City Hall or a train.    And Shapp is happy to share his knowledge...
Northern Berkshire United Way Announces Campaign Goal
iBerkshires.com account representative Tyler Bissaillon of Adams became of the youngest board member in the history of the Northern Berkshire United Way when he was officially elected to the board on Friday. The other new board members...
North Adams' Born Learning Trail Offers Creative Activities
Mayor Thomas Bernard, Aimee and Owen Poirier and Christa Collier cut the ribbon. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Four-year-old Owen Poirier skipped along the hopscotch court doing exactly what the city is hoping children will do: get...
NAMI Marks 34 Years, Presents Awards to Mental Health Advocates
Police Director Michael Cozzaglio, left, and Sgt. Albert Zoito speak at the NAMI annual meeting.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The North Adams Police Department was recognized on Wednesday for the work it's been doing to...
Berkshire YMCA Honoring Those 'Changing Lives After 55'
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Family YMCA's inaugural Changing Lives After 55 awards will celebrate and recognize community members over the age of 55 who have made significant contributions and achievements in Berkshire...
Williamstown Considers Application for Non-Profits Seeking Town Funds
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Select Board this Monday is expected to consider a new application for non-profits seeking taxpayer money.   The three-page form was developed by a working group of the town's Finance Committee...
Gentrification Pops Up As North Berkshire Coalition Forum Topic
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A new buzzword appeared repeatedly throughout the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition monthly forum on Friday. That gathering, the first of the season, was the annual "needs assessment" forum, at which...
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