The School Department may join the growing movement behind switching our Columbus Day with Indigenous People Day.
School Committee member Cynthia Taylor suggested the school change the name when written on the school calendar. The change may be small but the gesture is part of a growing movement to use the weekend to celebrate Native Americans instead of the person who invaded their land.
The Berkshire Blaze had been in existence previously and was re-formed just this past year. The difficulty the team faced was finding a consistent place to practice. Not being part of Pittsfield girls softball meant that using the Doyle fields was challenging.
The flooding over South Street came without warning on the heavily used north/south connector. Selectwoman Carol Francesconi said she'd been told one motorist had crossed the bridge immediately north of Lanesborough and had seen the wave of water and ice in his rearview mirror.
Preceding his eight years as mayor of North Adams, Alcombright was employed at MountainOne for 36 years in roles of increasing responsibility. Originally beginning his banking career as a teller, he also served as mortgage officer, assistant treasurer, and, ultimately, as senior vice president of retail banking.
With more than 20 years of health insurance leadership experience, O'Grady serves as executive vice president of commercial and Medicare business and chief marketing officer for Capital District Physicians' Health Plan.
The highly decorated officer received numerous honors including the Terry Donnelly Police Officer of the Year in 1998 and received an Honorable Service Unit Citation for supporting the U.S. Secret Service when First Lady Michelle Obama visited the city in 2013.
The town this week mailed out the annual Street Listing Form. The data collected from that survey helps inform the elementary school about how many children to expect in each year's incoming kindergarten class.
In just the last few weeks there has been a 44 percent increase in flu symptoms.
Public health nurse Kayla Donnelly-Winters said this year there have been 32 total cases of influenza confirmed in Pittsfield since Oct. 1. That is compared to just 15 in the same period of time last year. But the numbers had jumped in the last few weeks.
A large contingent of law enforcement officers, fire personnel, and emergency medical personnel from throughout Berkshire County and beyond will be in attendance to pay their respects. A marching and vehicle procession will take place to transport and accompany Winston from the funeral home to the church at 89 Briggs Ave.
Also in FPA, students may access minors in dance and music production. Already, a number of students who focus on theater and arts management have added the dance minor, according to Laura Standley, associate professor of theater.
Spring classes begin on January 22. Some of the courses being offered at McCann include a free course called "Money Management for Life," which will assist students in better understanding how to become financially independent.
The board last week reviewed an indoor air quality report conducted by the state Department of Public Health and, although the report said there is not a substantial mold issue in the building, members still had questions.