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Hoosac Valley Athletes Paint Wall of Recognition

The Student-Athlete Leadership Council have honored local veterans with a mural at Hoosac Valley High School.

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Shine Wire Named One of State's Manufacturers of the Year

Company President Greg Shine said he accepted the award on behalf of current employees and past employees whom the business' solid foundation was built on.

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WMass Technical Rescue Team Honored for Meritorious Conduct

The Western Massachusetts Technical Rescue Team and Montgomery's late longtime fire chief were among honorees at the 29th annual Firefighter of the Year Awards.

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North Adams Group Short 500 Wreaths for Veterans Ceremony

Southview Cemetery alone has 2,867 at last count. So, the group's changed tactics to focus on Southview alone but it's still come up about 500 wreaths short.

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BC Arc Celebrates Successes at Annual Meeting

Those with autism, and for brain injured and the developmentally challenged should be treated just like everybody else and BC Arc tried to do just that. Through numerous programs throughout the county, BC Arc doesn't just provide support and advocacy for those people, they work hard to integrate them back into the world.

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Mount Greylock's Welch Awarded Kapteyn Teaching Prize

Welch, a popular teacher and for 19 years director of Mount Greylock's spring musical, was chosen from among the pool of public and private secondary teachers in Berkshire and Franklin Counties, the New York counties of Columbia and Dutchess, and Connecticut's Litchfield County.

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Flags Carried During Iraq Missions Fly in Pittsfield Park of Honor

Stacia Bissell's parents always made a family camping trip to the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Some 16 years ago, a neighbor, Dan Doyle, asked her father where the goes every year. It didn't take long before both families combined their camping trips and the tradition continued. When Bissell's daughter Jackie was 15 years old on the family trip she met Doyle's nephew Erik Twombly and fell in love.

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Brien Center Honors Michaels, Pignatelli at Annual UNICO Dinner

Most of the community leaders in the central Berkshires knows Manny Slaughter now. They know him now from hours upon hours of volunteer time he puts in every summer, with a smile on his face, running a basketball program for the area's youth. They know him now from thousands of Pittsfield children he's taken under his wing. They know him now as a mentor and a role model. They know Slaughter now as a shining star in the Pittsfield community.

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North County Community Dedicated to Continuing Nelson's Story

Nelson's work on that project and his inspiration within the community in leading by example won't be forgotten. During a tribute on Monday night for Nelson, who died in July at age 83, the pantry's new name was revealed as the Al Nelson Friendship Center.

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Mark Shapp Honored as RSVP Volunteer of the Year

Mark Shapp knows his way around, whether that be City Hall or a train. And Shapp is happy to share his knowledge with anyone. In the last decade, he's volunteered 4,316 of his hours to do just that. In the last year, he's spent 629 hours volunteering as the City Hall ambassador and with the Berkshire Scenic Railway.

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NAMI Marks 34 Years, Presents Awards to Mental Health Advocates

Police Director Michael Cozzaglio said the training has given his officers another "tool in the toolbox" and he is fully behind the program.

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Berkshire YMCA Honoring Those 'Changing Lives After 55'

Berkshire Family YMCA's inaugural Changing Lives After 55 awards will celebrate and recognize community members over the age of 55 who have made significant contributions and achievements in Berkshire County.

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McCann Honors Former School Committee Members

Mahar and O'Hearn, who both recently stepped down from the committee, were awarded plaques from the Massachusetts Association of School Committees.

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Four Berkshire Women Celebrated as Unsung Heroines

Two Berkshire County women were honored as members of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women's 2018 class of Unsung Heroines during a State House ceremony on Wednesday.

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Women's Sports Pioneer Peg Leavitt Remembered in Adams

While Adams' most famous native daughter made her name as a suffragette on the national stage, Leavitt was a star on the local fields and in the local gyms, even though she was remembered Saturday as someone who didn't seek the limelight but instead put her young athletes first.

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Northern Berkshire United Way Celebrates Spirit of Caring and Celebration

With more than 150 guests in attendance to celebrate, Dr. James Birge, president of MCLA, opened the program with a welcome before the awards ceremony. Jason Dohaney, board president, thanked all in attendance and the sponsors for attending the inaugural event, which will raise funds for the community.

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United Way, Berkshire Bank Surprise Teachers On National Teacher Appreciation Day

Teachers at Crosby Elementary School were getting their classes through the MCAS on Tuesday. They still have lessons to teach. And then there was knock on each one of their doors. It was Gary Levante or Deanna Markham from Berkshire Bank or it was Jennifer Kerwood from the Berkshire United Way. The teachers didn't know it was coming, but the two organizations were thinking about them because Tuesday wasn't just another school day. It was teacher's appreciation day.

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Pittsfield's Finance Director Honored For Budget Presentation

Director of Finance Matthew Kerwood's efforts to revamp the budget presentation hasn't gone unnoticed. Last month, Kerwood was honored with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada and a letter of recognition for his work on the budget document itself.

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Adams Recognizes Retiring DPW Director

David Nuvallie was met with applause Wednesday evening after the Chairman John Duval read from a plaque recognizing his dedication to the town.

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Two Recruits Complete Pittsfield Firefighter Training

On Tuesday, Matthew Bainbridge and Abigail Lemanski attended the state's 28th annual Firefighter of the Year Awards ceremony. There hundreds of firefighters from throughout the country were honored for heroic efforts. And the medal of honor was given to posthumously to Watertown Firefighter Joseph A. Toscano. He saw the heroism and they saw the risks.

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Berkshire County Arc Recognizes Achievement at Annual Breakfast

Berkshire County Arc celebrated the efforts of clients like the Mozos and its employees on Friday morning and helped the Berkshire delegation get an idea of how critical the agency is in the lives of some of the county's most vulnerable.

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Two Pittsfield Firefighters Honored By Governor For Meritorious Conduct

Two city firefighters were honored by the governor for meritorious conduct. Lt. Michael D'Avella and Firefighter Robitaille were given awards for meritorious conduct on Tuesday by Gov. Charlie Baker, Public Safety Sec. Daniel Bennett, and Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey.

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Central Berkshire Habitat Honors Volunteerism at Annual Meeting

To understand what Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity means for Bonnie Hayden, one must understand where she was when she first got involved. "We came from a big mess," Hayden said.

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Great Barrington Police Presents Medals of Valor

The Great Barrington Police Department on Tuesday recognized several officers and other first responders for their bravery and commitment to public safety.

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'Heart & Sass' Central to North Adams' Vibrant Renaissance

North Adams, the city with "sass," was honored on Thursday night for "Putting the Berkshires on the Map." The city's recognition by 1Berkshire puts it with Berkshire luminaries as Solid Sound Festival, Jacob's Pillow, the Clark Art Institute, Hotel on North, Berkshire Health Systems and Tanglewood for enhancing the image of the Berkshires.

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