The Service Employee Employees International Union Local 888 has endorsed Tricia Farley-Bouvier's re-election as state representative for the 3rd District.
SEIU represents 2 million workers in the health care, public and property services. Farley-Bouvier, a Democrat, was first elected to the House in a special election in 2011 and represents all but one precinct in Pittsfield.
The following is an open letter from Rinaldo Del Gallo III, candidate for the Democratic nomination for state Senate:
During the first week of April, I sent my fellow candidates an email asking them to agree to voluntary spending limits. Many progressives I have spoken to feel it is an excellent idea. I herein resubmit an open letter on the subject of spending limits, debates, and columns in local papers. This offer, previously submitted in early April, I offer for 10 days after publication
Election to Phi Beta Kappa is granted to the top five percent of the Williams class at the end of their junior year; 28 students were elected. At the end of their senior year, students in the 12.5 percent of the class, excluding those already elected, were eligible for election; 39 students were elected.
Holmes is a native of North Adams and has returned home after living in Boston for nine years. She has returned to be closer to family and re-establish roots for the future. She is looking forward to getting involved again in the community where she grew up.
According to Dr. Frances Feinerman, vice president for Academic Affairs, to be eligible for the list, full-time students must have declared a major; completed a minimum of 12 non-repeated, traditionally graded credit hours during the spring semester; and achieved a 3.250 to 3.749 grade point average for Honors, or a 3.750 to 4.000 grade point average for High Honors.
Over the next five years, the education team at Boston public media producer WGBH will receive approximately $10 million from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop new STEM instructional models and digital media tools.
Each student received a Certificate of Completion from Berkshire Community College as well as a MACWIC Level 1 credential that verifies mastery of basic manufacturing skills such as math, blueprint reading, metrology, safety and work readiness.
The Woodlawn Avenue Bridge is finally opened after being closed for a decade. City, state and Pittsffield Economic Development Agency officials commemorated the re-opening of the north to south connection between the Morningside Neighborhood and East Street. The bridge used to be own by General Electric and was closed in 2006 and was demolished in 2012.
The technique of paper quilling isn't a common one in the contemporary art world, but North Adams resident Lisa Nilsson embraced the antediluvian medium and elevated even beyond her contemporaries to her inventive and intricate — and almost obsessive — images that stretch the form to its limits.
Quilling is a hundreds-of-years-old paper craft that involves rolling strips of colored paper into formations to create images with a three-dimensional quality.
The City Council approved Thursday a $11.8 million capital plan, which is just $50,000 less than the mayor had proposed.
The capital budget calls for the borrowing of $11,948,000 for capital expenses, which is about $1.7 million than last year. The largest portion of the plan will go foe the Department of Public Works with $3,650,000 eyed to be borrowed for repairs to the streets and stormwater systems as well as the purchase of a new truck and vibratory roller for paving.
The Spruces Land Use Committee this month moved forward with hiring an engineer to work on plans for converting the former mobile home park to a community amenity.
At its June 15 meeting, the committee agreed to send a request for proposals to three firms. It's looking for help with wetlands delineation and a conceptual design for playing fields, a community garden, a bicycle loop and or any other items that might fit on 42 acres of the former Spruces property.
The North Adams Museum of History and Science is hosting a pioneering steam engine this weekend.
The "Old Peppersass" cog steam engine that once chugged up New Hampshire's Mount Washington will be on display at Western Gateway Heritage State Park on Saturday and Sunday.