|Fairview Upgrades Diagnostic Radiology Services with Purchase of 64-slice CT-Scan|
Designed to be comfortable for patients of all ages and all sizes, the new technology also provides exceptionally clear images delivered at a minimum dosage level.
|State Looking To Plant 2,400 Trees in Pittsfield|
The state is looking to plant some 800 trees per year in the city of Pittsfield over the next three years.
Pittsfield was chosen as part of the Greening the Gateway Cities program in which the state's Department of Conservation and Recreation is looking to plant trees in urban environments. The program targets the 26 gateway cities and will plant the trees in areas where there are currently low canopy levels.
"The Greening the Gateway Cities Program serves as an excellent example of a stro
|North Adams Board of Health Raises Tobacco-Buying Age to 21|
Better have your ID ready to buy that pack of cigarettes. Beginning in August, you will have to be age 21 or older to buy tobacco products in the city.
The Board of Health on Wednesday approved the new regulation setting a higher age limit on tobacco sales that goes into effect on Aug. 1 of this year.
|Brain Injury Survivor to Speak at BFAIR Annual Meeting|
A lifelong Berkshire resident, Bissell is a former educator who lives with an acquired brain injury. Her story surrounding her brain injury is a powerful one of perseverance.
|North Adams Ambulance Replaces Aging Fleet|
The North Adams Ambulance Service recently took possession of two 2016 McCoy Miller Type III Ambulances and a 2016 Ford Expedition Supervisor Medic Intercept vehicle.
|Student Artwork on Display at Southwestern Vermont Health Care|
The exhibit will remain on display through June 8. The Corridor Gallery is open to the public during hospital hours.
|Lanesborough Elementary Testing Out Breakfast Program|
The Elementary School is piloting a new breakfast program.
Principal Martin McEvoy said on Tuesday that the "grab and go" program will provide small meals to anyone who signs up. The means will cost $1.25 with a discounted rate for those who qualify for reduced lunch, and free for those who qualify for free lunch.
"There are a lot of different models for breakfast programs," McEvoy said.
|Austen Riggs Chief Becomes 'CEO Against Stigma'|
By signing on to the campaign, created by the state chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Mass), Dr. Gerber demonstrates that a stigma-free work environment for his 142 employees and their families is a priority.
|North Adams First Responders Now All Carry Narcan|
All ambulance, police officers, and firefirefighters in the city now carry Narcan, a nasal spray opiate antidote that can save people from overdosing.
The use of the antidote is already saving lives.
|Campaign Statement: Addressing the Heroin Crisis in Western Mass|
Getting ahead of this epidemic requires addressing it as a major public health crisis. We need a comprehensive, community approach that links law enforcement and the medical community with mental health professionals and accessible treatment. Our communities depend on it.
|Adams Continues Progress With Syringe Disposal |
The Board of Health is making progress on disposing of discarded syringes.
Member Bruce Shepley told the board on Wednesday that collected syringes for the time being will be sent to the North Adams Ambulance Service.
|Dunkin Denied Waiver From Pittsfield's Styrofoam Ban|
Dunkin Donut will not be granted a waiver from the Styrofoam ban.
Dunkin Brands has twice gone before the Board of Health asking for a waiver from the polystyrene ban because the company does not have a compliant cap for the extra large containers. Representatives said the rest of the cups are conforming but the cap is still be developed and could be ready for implementation later this year.
On Wednesday, the Board of Health said it doesn't believe the company meets the requirements of get
|Mayors' Fitness Challenge Returns For Third Year|
Mayor Linda Tyer has a Fitbit measuring her steps and while at 9 a.m. Thursday morning it hadn't registered many, she knows the few she took matters.
"Every step, even the little ones, will have an impact in our physical fitness," Tyer said.
Those steps she did take before 9 a.m. Thursday brought her the City Council Chambers to announced another year of the Mayor's Fitness Challenge, a national program aimed to encourage residents to do the little things to become heathier. This year is t
|Radiation Oncology Services Move to BMC Cancer Center|
The move brings both Radiation Oncology and Hematology Oncology into a single location at the Hillcrest Campus of Berkshire Medical Center and completes a nearly $6 million investment by BHS in Radiation Oncology. The BMC Cancer Center is located at 165 Tor Court in Pittsfield.