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TOP STORIES AROUND THE COUNTY
10th Annual Rock, Rattle & Drum Pow Wow Set for Aug. 8-9
The event is a unique celebration and sharing of native culture through traditional songs, dances and art.

North Adams VFW Welcomes Warrior Hike Veterans
"It gives you the opportunity to think back on stuff and kind of go through it." — Gabe Golden

Williams Joins Program to Connect Recent Veterans with Colleges
Through VetLink, S2S will identify qualified U.S. military veterans, introduce them to partner colleges, and mentor them through the college search and admissions process.

Lanesborough Marks Memorial Day, Honored for 250 Years
"We have a responsibility to preserve that freedom and expand it." — state Rep. Benjamin Downing

Sullivan Students Celebrate Memorial Day
"It's about those who paid the ultimate price and didn't make it back alive." — Col. Michael Morgan

Vietnam Veterans Honored at Snowy Pittsfield Ceremony
"[They] never got the recognition they deserved. Now they do." — John Harding

New Transportation Center Eyed To Help Veterans
"This is a huge need and a huge gap." — Duane Gill

Northern Berkshire Youth Created 700 Cards For Elderly, Vets
"We had enough for all of our residents. It was quite incredible." — Nathan Sampson

American Legion Auxiliaries Bring Cheer to North County Veterans
"They know they are not forgotten and we honor them." — Tammy Lussier

North Adams American Legion Feeding the Hungry This Christmas
"We give them a real good portions; we don't nickel and dime anyone." — William Schrade

Pittsfield's Redfield House To Receive State Support
The group focuses on developing a long-range action plan to meet the need for supportive housing among the commonwealth's residents.

Pittsfield Coalition Delivers Christmas Gifts To Veterans in Nursing Homes
"We find the veterans and wish them happy holidays." — Tom Landry

BCC Dedicates New Plaque To Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans
"It is just my way to say thank you." — Annie Gerrity

Williamstown Students to Honor Veterans in Musical Tribute
The concert, titled "United We Honor Our Heroes, Our Home: WES Sings for our Veterans," features the Williamstown Elementary School sixth grade chorus and band.

Berkshire Bank Unveils Veterans Checking Account, Hockey 4 Heroes Contest
Heroes Advantage Checking is available to active, reserve and retired U.S. Military personnel with no monthly service charge, on-the-go accessibility and custom benefits.

Kiwanis Club Fills Park Square With Flags To Honor Veterans
"This ceremony is unbelievable. I'm so proud of my community." — Army Sgt. Michael Case

Vietnam Vets Focused On Helping Returning Soldiers
"A lot of guys come home and they are having problems and they don't go to anybody." — Bill Mickle

Washington Mountain Road Dedicated To Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans
"This sign will be a constant memory for me and all of the people who travel here about the sacrifices they made." — Rep. Smitty Pignatelli

Chair Of Honor for MIA Soldiers Touring Town Halls
"It is a terrible, terrible feeling to not know what happened." — Bob Coakley

Pittsfield WWII Veteran Taking Honor Flight To D.C
"I'd like to see it." — Louis Alfonso

Lanesborough Finance Panel Queries Health Insurance; Legion
"We have a big problem coming in the future. Here is a $1 million line that is growing." — Rich Cohen

MCLA Christens New Veterans Resource Center
"We now have a space to get together, to be together." — Brian Nelson

Lanesborough Questions Support of Legion Building
"If we don't own the building, we don't have the obligation. So we should cut it." — Selectman Robert Ericson.

BCC Seeks to Connect Soldiers Through New Veterans Lounge
"We want to make sure we do for the veterans what they didn't do 40 years ago." — John Barrett III

Veterans, Families Served Free Meals at Greylock Community Club
"This is all about the veterans and I hope they enjoyed their meal." — Joanne Aubin

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