|Two Fundraisers Planned For Local Girl's Walk to Cure Diabetes Team|
Noelle's Belles is the team of Williamstown third-grader Noelle Dravis, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes four years ago at the age of 4. Her team walks in the JDRF of Greater Connecticut/Western MA Chapter's walk on Sunday, Oct. 19, at Six Flags N
|UCP Offering Workshops On Emergencies, School Plans|
These workshops are in conjunction with Family TIES of Massachusetts and the Federation of Children with Special Needs.
|North County Health Needs Report Advises ER, Outpatient Services|
"I feel very, very hopeful. It substantiated the fact there's still a need ... there is a population that is in a sense underserved," &mdahs; Mayor Richard Alcombright
|UCP to Celebrate Employees, Volunteers at Annual Meeting|
The organization provides a wide range of services to adults, children and families and has office locations in North Adams and Pittsfield.
|Rx Roundup Scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 27|
Safeguarding your prescriptions is a must. This will not only prevent your own teen, but his or her friends who come over, from taking drugs out of your medicine cabinet or kitchen.
|Adams Hot Spot Fitness Center Relocates, Expands|
"It actually took off very quickly, and I went from having 10 bikes to 18 in less than a month." — Aimee Sinopoli
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|Williamstown Toughens Tobacco Regulations|
"The data shows that having 21 years old as the minimum age you can buy a tobacco product reduces teen smoking." — Dr. Thomas Hyde
|Eligible Donors Encouraged to Give Blood During National Preparedness Month|
Appointments to donate and help the Red Cross prepare for patient needs across the country can be made at redcrossblood.org.
|Mass in Motion Initiatives to Expand in County|
Starting Oct. 1, the following communities will be supported by the new Mass in Motion funding: Adams, Clarksburg, Great Barrington, Lee, Lenox, North Adams, Pittsfield and Stockbridge.
|BMC Closes on North Adams Hospital Property|
"We are awaiting the release of the Stroudwater report, which will be part of Berkshire Medical Center's decision-making process." — Michael Leary
|Pittsfield Board Approves Expansion For Pediatric Development Center|
"Sadly, that street has changed now, because we have no more residences on the street." — John Roccabruno
|Northern Berkshire Pediatric Opens Williamstown Satellite Office|
"We had already seen an influx from Bennington and Southern Vermont." — Dr. Jennifer S. DeGrenier
|Pittsfield Residents Weigh In On Rest of River Clean Up|
"That's a conundrum I find myself in as well. How do we comment when we don't really know the plan?" — Mayor Daniel Bianchi
|Worker Assistance Center Opened in North Adams|
"This resource is going to be a lifesaver for the people of North Adams and the surrounding areas." — Diane Pytko
|Greylock, Nutrition Center Develop Recipe Book for Pittsfield Schools|
“One of the greatest challenges school children face is getting healthy, well-balanced meals." — Peter Stanton
|Pittsfield Tobacco Regulations Go Into Effect Sept. 15|
In summary, the new Environmental Tobacco Smoke regulations expand no-smoking areas to include city owned and operated parks, playgrounds and conservation areas.
|American Red Cross Blood Drives Set in Berkshires|
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help ensure a stable and diverse blood supply by giving blood in honor of National Sickle Cell Awareness Month this September.
|Berkshire County Heart Walk Set for Oct. 12|
The American Heart Association is looking to raise more than $65,000 to fund the research and education related to heart disease and stroke, the No. 1 and No. 4 killers in the United States.
|Pittsfield Encourages Healthy Lifestyle With Morningside Walking Loop|
"Walking 30 to 50 minutes, five days a week has tremendous health benefits." — Director of Public Health Gina Armstrong
|Pittsfield Bars, Package Stores Carding at 87 Percent Rate|
Fifty-seven establishments were visited; of those, fifty establishments asked young looking 21- to 23-year-olds for identification, an 87 percent card rate.