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MCLA Alumna Named Scope Educator of the Year

This Educator Alumni Award recognizes and celebrates outstanding state university educator alumni who work or have worked in a Massachusetts public pre-K or K-12 school.

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Miss Hall's Students Named Pickett Scholars

The awards are named in memory of Mansfield E. (Peter) Pickett, who was a longtime teacher both at the former Lenox School and at Miss Hall's School. The scholarships are awarded annually to two students who exhibit outstanding performance in academics and extracurricular activities. This is the 14th year the association has honored Miss Hall's students.

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Dellea Honored With Hillcrest's Irish Person of the Year Award

It was in the mid-1980s when Michael Dukakis was looking to close the Avalon School, which was in receivership. Meanwhile, Hillcrest officials had taken an idea of expanding into the education field to their Chief Operating Officer Eugene Dellea. Dellea brought the concept the board chair, financial and legal reviews were done and the leadership was ready to bring the idea of buying Avalon to the full board. But first, they needed the governor's office to stopping his efforts to close it.

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Brien Center Staffer Receives Leadership Award

Each year, ABH recognizes individuals and groups that have made impressive contributions to the field of mental health and addiction treatment. This year, Denise Galvagni, Division Director of Community Services of The Brien Center, received the Excellence in Program Leadership Award for exemplifying outstanding leadership qualities.

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Pittsfield Woman Named 'Unsung Heroine'

Bordon was one of 125 women from cities and towns across the state recognized for their outstanding contributions to their organizations and communities.

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Biz Briefs: Fairfield Inn & Suites Honored for Performance

In addition to the Silver Performance Award, the Fairfield Inn & Suite also was recently rated #1 hotel in Great Barrington on Trip Advisor.

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Pittsfield Realtor Named State Realtor of the Year

A realtor since 1988, she has earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation, the Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager designation, the Certified Residential Specialist designation, and the Graduate of the Realtor Institute designation.

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Wynn Presented with Jane Addams American Spirit Award

This award was initiated five years ago to recognize outstanding immigrant advocates in our community who embody the strong principles, moral integrity, and intense activism that Jane Addams stood for.

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Girls Inc. to Honor Ruth Blodgett at 26th Boraski Celebration Evening

Blodgett is the senior vice president of planning and development, and interim vice president of physician services at Berkshire Health Systems.

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SVMC Renal Dialysis Receives Regional Excellence Award

The award was presented in recognition of high standards in data collection and submission.

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Mount Everett Teacher Wins $10,000 Kapteyn Prize

A teacher of art, design and photography at Mount Everett for nine years, Giordano’s many accomplishments include creating a “Foundations of Design” curriculum described by colleagues as one of “the finest examples of a teacher-developed, student-centered

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