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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...
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...
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