|Pittsfield Denies Permit For Medical Marijuana Facility In Former KFC|
The Zoning Board of Appeals denied a special permit for a medical marijuana dispensary at the former KFC because the members felt it would be detrimental to the character of the neighborhood.
Happy Valley Compassion Center was looking to turn the former Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant into a medical marijuana dispensary - provided it received all of the necessary approvals from state and local government. But, the Zoning Board of Appeals unanimously rejected the company's application for a
|Renal Dialysis Center Opening at BMC's North Adams Campus|
The dialysis center is the latest medical service to open on the former North Adams Regional Hospital campus since its acquisition by BMC. The center had been under consideration for some time and the board of directors approved its construction last year, along with a planned relocation of the Pittsfield center. with fewer chairs, to the former hematology/oncology offices on Dan Fox Drive. Fairview Hospital also has a six-chair center.
|Clark Art Institute Offers Gentle Yoga Classes|
Each yoga class focuses on a work in the Clark’s collection to explore visualization techniques and meditation, reducing stress and encouraging a greater sense of peaceful well-being.
| Fall Healthier Living Workshop Helps Patients Manage Chronic Pain|
Certified leaders offer sessions packed with ideas participants can use to stay optimistic; cope with loss, frustrations, and fear; manage pain; de-stress, relax, and beat fatigue; reduce depression; and improve self-confidence.
|Pittsfield Fire Now Carrying Narcan|
The Fire Department is now equipped with Narcan.
The firefighters are being equipped with the overdose reversing drug through a Massachusetts Department of Public Health grant. All of the engine companies were issued nasal Nalozone - Narcan - on Tuesday morning.
|Community Health Programs Names Chief Medical Officer for 20,000|
Dr. Lamm is a board-certified pediatrician who has practiced community pediatrics on New Hampshire's Seacoast for 14 years before to relocating to the Berkshires. He is a strong advocate of primary care medicine, population health and community well-being.
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|North Adams Recovery Event Hears Voices of Recovery, Pain|
The goal of the annual recovery vigil has been to shine a light on a scourge that's affected families and communities across the nation: Addiction.
"I have kept my demons at bay for 13 years and six months," said Rebecca Dodge, recalling her fall into drug abuse in the early 2000s. But many of her friends haven't been as successful, she told the gathering Noel Field Athletic Complex for the Voices of Recovery event on Saturday afternoon.
|New Doctor Provides Specialized Care Using Osteopathic Manipulation Therapy|
Osteopathic manipulation therapy uses gentle hands-on osteopathic treatments to balance structure, improve function and help the body heal from illness and injury.
|New Pain Medicine Physician Joins Berkshire Health Systems|
Jain most recently provided interventional pain medicine and psychiatry services at the Brain and Spine Center in Williamsville, N.Y., and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
|HospiceCare in The Berkshires Hosts Nurse Recruitment Fairs|
Information will be available on careers for registered nurses. HospiceCare will offer on-site interviews and applications as well as tours of the facility.
|Young Man Living With Disability Awarded Reiter & Walsh Scholarship|
Alex wrote about his diagnosis of fetal stroke, as well as his use of assistive technologies during his academic career. While doctors predicted he would never walk, talk or be in a mainstream classroom, he graduated from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts with high honors and devoted his time to tutoring and mentoring children with disabilities.
|Southern Vermont College Joins Community Organizations on Hydroelectric Contract|
Upon completion in March 2017, the capacity of the site will be restricted to 500kW in order to qualify for the Vermont Group Net Metering program.
|Marijuana Dispensary Planned For Former KFC Receives First Approval|
The Community Development Board has signed off on the plans to turn the former KFC on East Street into a medical marijuana dispensary.
The board approved the site plan by Happy Valley Compassion Center Tuesday night and the company now needs approvals from the Zoning Board of Appeals and a license from the Department of Public Health.
|North Adams' Recovery Rally Focusing on Family, Hope|
Grown from a walk and vigil based on a national event, this annual rally will include both those things but also provide space for information booths, speakers, music, food vendors and children's activities. The theme is "Our Families, Our Stories, Our Recovery" to acknowledge "that we all have a story to tell and a role to play to support recovery."
|North Adams Recognizes Childhood Cancer Awareness Month|
Some 43 children are diagnosed with cancer every day. More than 100,000 children under the age of 15 are diagnosed with cancer every year in the United States alone.
The figures are staggering. More than 40,000 children undergo treatment for cancer every day and, while the survival rate is high at 83 percent, more than half of survivors develop health problems related to their treatment.
|Paul Reiser Headlines Fairview Hospital's 2016 Gala|
A seasoned actor, writer and producer, Reiser continues to add to his list of accomplishments. Having co-created and starred in the critically acclaimed NBC series "Mad About You," which garnered him multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, American Comedy Award and Screen Actors Guild nominations, Reiser returned to television last year in the FX series "Married."
|Berkshire County Arc Recognizes Employees During Annual Staff Appreciation Picnic|
In addition to hundreds of Berkshire County Arc staff members attending the day-long event, families were also in attendance for the celebration, which included staff awards, swimming and a barbecue.
|Berkshire County Arc Names Vice President of Residential and Clinical Services|
Rush’s previous experience includes serving as the director of the Intensive Treatment Unit at Hillcrest Educational Centers, a performance improvement manager for Brattleboro Retreat and the vice president of operations for Northern Berkshire Healthcare. Most recently, she was employed by the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services as the area director for Franklin and Hampshire Counties.
|SVMC Welcomes Two New Podiatry Residents|
DeArmon and Pantano were selected from a pool of 90 applicants representing podiatry schools from across the country. They join two second-year residents, and one third-year resident in the program. It is the only podiatry residency program in the state of Vermont and the first residency program at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center.
|SVMC Nurse Named as Examiner for 2016 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award|
Appointed by the NIST director, examiners are responsible for reviewing and evaluating applications submitted for the Baldrige Award. The examiner board is composed of more than 350 leading experts competitively selected from industry, professional, trade, education, health care, and nonprofit (including government) organizations from across the United States.