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SVMC Wellness Connection: May 17

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SVMC Wellness Connection: May 10

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North Adams Public Schools To Host Grade Configuration Forum

The forum will take place on Wednesday, May 15 at 6 PM.

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Senator Mark Announces May Staff Office Hours

Appointments are not required.

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BCC Announce Slate of Community Programs

Preregistration is required; to register for a workshop

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SVMC Wellness Connection: May 3

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SVMC Wellness Connection: April 26

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SVMC Wellness Connection: April 19

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Car Seat Installation and Inspection Event In Pittsfield

Car seat installations/inspections take about 30-45 minutes and include education on installing the seat, proper use of the seat, and general vehicle safety.

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Flushing of Pittsfield's Water System to Begin

Water mains throughout the city will be flushed, through hydrants, over the upcoming weeks to remove accumulations of pipeline corrosion products.

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CHP Mobile Health Offers Same-Day Urgent Care

The mobile care team travels Berkshire County cities and towns from Sheffield to North Adams, on weekdays and some weekends.

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SVMC Wellness Connection: April 12

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Holiday Hours: Patriots Day

Monday, April 15, is Patriots Day, a state holiday marking the anniversary of the Battle of Lexington and Concord that began the American Revolution. The day is celebrated on the third Monday in April.

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Former Dempsey Pediatrics Joins BHS Umbrella

Effective Tuesday, April 2, 2024, Dempsey Pediatrics became Berkshire Health Pediatrics, retaining the majority of the office staff and clinical care team and welcoming Dr. Adam Gicewicz to the team of caregivers.

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SVMC Wellness Connection: April 5

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BHS Appoints Three Community Leaders to Board of Trustees

Berkshire Health Systems (BHS) announced the election of Shaun V. Cusson, Deborah Renzi, RN, and Dr. Jeannette Smith, PhD, to the BHS Board of Trustees.

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MassDOT Advisory: Lane Closures in Otis

Work will begin Monday, April 1, and will be conducted from Monday evening through Friday morning, during evening and overnight hours

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SVMC Wellness Connection: March 29

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SVMC Wellness Connection: March 22

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SVMC' Wellness Connection: March 15

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Berkshire Farmers Markets Awarded State Grants

MDAR is awarding funding to 23 organizations representing 31 farmers markets through the Farmers Market Sustainability Grant Program.

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Adams Sees No Races So Far

With less than a week left before nomination papers are due, there are currently no contested seats.

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SVMC Wellness Connection: March 8

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SVMC Wellness Connection: March 1

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North Adams Pride Hosts Second Annual Northern Lights Ball

The Ball will again be hosted at the North Adams Elks Lodge (100 Eagle Street); doors will open at 8:00 pm and festivities will conclude at midnight.

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North Adams Regional Hospital Community Open House

The open house will be held on Thursday, March 7 from 5 to 7 pm, starting in the lobby of the new North Adams Regional Hospital.

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Preschool, Kindergarten Registrations Scheduled Around County

Berkshire County schools are scheduling and re-scheduling preschool and kindergarten registration dates and procedures for the 2024-2025 school year.

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BHS Launches Nurse Line to Support Patient Access to Care

Patients can call 855-855-2000 from 8am-4pm Monday through Friday.

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Clark Art Offers Free Gallery Tours For Parents and Infants

Participants should meet at the Clark's main Admissions desk.

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SVMC's Wellness Connection: Feb. 16

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CHP: How to Love Your Heart, for Heart Month

Key risk factors impacting the heart include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and smoking, including second-hand smoke exposure.

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BHS Receives Outpatient Joint Replacement Excellence Award

Healthgrades Names Berkshire Health Systems a 2024 Outpatient Joint Replacement Excellence Award Recipient: Berkshire Medical Center Among Top 10 Percent Nationwide for Outpatient Joint Replacement

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The Third Annual 'Share the Love' Challenge

For every dollar received, FCCNA will donate 50 cents to help three local institutions—Berkshire Food Project, Louison House, and the Al Nelson Friendship Center Food Pantry.

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SVMC Wellness Collection: Feb. 9

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West Stockbridge Dog Park Community Forum

During the forum the committee will report on its work thus far and seek feedback and suggestions from town residents.

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BCC's '40 Under Forty' Winners to be Honored

Tickets on Sale Now Winners receive additional support from Mill Town Foundation to promote philanthropic giving

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MCLA Kicks off 2024 Green Living Seminar

Presentations occur every Thursday at 5 p.m. in the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation (FCSI) Room 121.

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SVMC's Wellness Connection: Feb. 2

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McCann Tea Room Schedule 2024

The McCann Tea Room reopens in February and is open from 10:45 am to noon.

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BCC Prepares Students for New FAFSA Form

Student Financial Services Office offers four workshops; drop-ins also welcome

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BHS Relaxes Masking and Updates Visitor Guidelines

The updated masking and visitation guidelines impact all BHS care settings across the county, including Berkshire Medical Center, Fairview Hospital, the North Adams and Hillcrest Campuses of BMC, provider clinics, and the Berkshire Visiting Nurse Association.

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BCC Offers Variety of Community Workshops

From starting a business to painting, there's something for everyone

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MassWildlife: Why you shouldn't feed wildlife

While people have good intentions, supplemental feeding of wildlife typically does more harm than good.

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Free Composting Drop Now Offered at Great Barrington Transfer Station

Composting of food waste is now easier in Great Barrington for people who don't reuse food scraps for gardening.

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SVMC Wellness Connection: Jan. 19

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Northern Berkshire Residents Invited to SVMC at the Williams Inn

RSVPs are required to attend and due no later than Tuesday, January 23.

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Figuring Out Fevers in Kids

Few things make a parent feel more helpless than when their child has a fever. The good news is most fevers are harmless. In fact, they’re a signal that your child’s immune system is working to fight infection. Nonetheless, it can be distressing when your child is unwell.

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SVMC Wellness Collection: Jan. 12

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Holiday Hours: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is being celebrated Monday, Jan. 15.

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Northern Berkshire MLK Jr. Day of Service

The celebration begins at 8:30 a.m. at MCLA's Church Street Center on Jan. 15.

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Adams Sends Out Annual Census

This year census forms have been mailed to all residents.

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BCC Accepting Applications to Community Health Worker Program

Certificate program begins in February

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SVMC's Wellness Connection: Jan. 5

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Clark Art Free For Three Program

"Free for Three" program offers greater access to museum and exhibitions for all

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Berkshire Bounty Opens North County Cold Storage at BMC North

A cold storage facility will act as a depot for local farmers to deliver meat, dairy, eggs and produce to a central location where it will be aggregated, stored, and delivered to participating food distribution organization partners in North Adams, Adams, Williamstown and surrounding towns.

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SVHC Weekly Health Update: Dec. 29

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SVMC Weekly Health Update: Dec. 15

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SVMC Weekly Health Update: Dec. 8

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CHP Berkshires Welcomes New Clinicians

Community Health Programs, Inc., is a healthcare network based in the Berkshires of Western Mass. serving approximately 30,000 regional residents

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SVMC Weekly Health Update: Dec. 1

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Ten Tips for Safely 'Decking those Halls' this Season

No matter what you’re celebrating this holiday season, lights, fireside gatherings and decorations are a common part of creating a festive mood.

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SVHC Weekly Health Update: Nov. 24

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SVMC Weekly Health Update: Nov. 17

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2023 Winter Parking Ban Announcements

Parking bans are put into place to keep streets clear for plowing and emergency vehicle access during snow events.

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SVHC Weekly Health Update: Nov. 10

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BRTA Fare Free Buses During the Holiday Season

This is the second year this grant was awarded.

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Holiday Hours: Veterans Day

Veterans Day falls on Friday, Nov. 11, and will be observed as a state and federal holiday.

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SVMC Weekly Health Update: Nov. 3

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SVMC Weekly Health Update: Oct. 27

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Pittsfield Car Seat Installation and Inspection Event

Car seat installations/inspections take about 30-45 minutes and include education on installing the seat, proper use of the seat and general vehicle safety. Free car seats are available if needed.

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Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum Poster Series

Working with a New England artist, BSRM developed the poster series highlighting the sights and attractions along the historic Adams Branch Line between Adams and North Adams.

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Pittsfield Announces Snow Angel Pilot Program

Requests to be a part of the Snow Angel program for both volunteers and neighbors in need must be received by Nov. 10.

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SVMC Weekly Health Update: Oct. 13

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Nominations Open for BCC '40 Under Forty' Awards

Nominations close Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023.

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SVHC Weekly Health Update: Oct. 6

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CHP Prepares for Surge in Open Enrollment as More Residents Eligible for Subsidized Health Plans

The income limit for Health Connector plans has risen to $69,400 for an individual and $155,000 for a family of four, or 500 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL).

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Holiday Hours: Indigenous Peoples Day / Columbus Day

Indigenous Peoples Day is being observed Monday, Oct. 9. As Columbus Day, it commemorates Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas on Oct. 12, 1492.

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CHP Barrington OB/GYN Welcomes New Physician

Yu earned her bachelor's in psychology and neuroscience and behavior, and her master's degree in neuroscience and behavior from Wesleyan University.

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Clark Art Expands RX for Wellbeing Program

The Clark currently offers a county-wide program, Rx for Wellbeing at the Clark, through local mental health practitioners as a means of encouraging engagement with art as part of a therapeutic treatment plan for those dealing with issues like depression, anxiety, and social isolation.

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Harvest Festivals and Craft Fairs 2023

Have an event to add? Email us at info@iberkshires.com.

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LumiNAMA Calls for Holiday Window Displays Artists

The LumiNAMA Light Festival is seeking artists and community groups to create holiday window displays for unoccupied storefronts in downtown North Adams this holiday season.

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CHP Readying for New Covid-19 Vaccine Supply

CHP anticipates receiving its Covid-19 vaccines in the coming weeks, while flu clinics are well under way.

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Clark Art First Sundays Free Program Returns

Offering free admission to the galleries and special exhibitions from 10 am–5 pm, the day also features a series of special activities from 1–4 pm, and a pop-up display of works on paper on view from 11 am–1 pm.

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Fall Foliage Festival Leaf Hunt Clues 2023

This year the committee has revealed that there will be 15 colorful leaves hidden in Adams, Cheshire, Clarksburg, Florida, North Adams and Williamstown.

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SVMC Weekly Health Update: Sept 22

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Berkshire Visiting Nurse Association Earns Patient Satisfaction Award

The annual SHPBest award program was created to acknowledge home health agencies that consistently provide high quality service to their patients.

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Central, South County Paving and Road Work

The work will be conducted at various times and locations from Monday, Sept. 18, through Friday, Sept 22.

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Springside Park Conservancy Hosts Community Day

Music will be provided by the Eagles Band and DJ Rob Dwyer. Food will be available from local food trucks.

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SVMC Weekly Health Update: Sept. 15

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Governor Announces Natural Disaster Recovery Funds to Impacted Farmers

This funding will provide financial relief to farmers impacted by the February freeze, May frost, and July floods so they can recover and rebuild their growing operations.

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SVHC Weekly Health Update: Sept. 8

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James Kalmuk Joins Dartmouth Cancer Center

Kalmuk has been active in oncology research and has presented and published his work extensively.

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McCann Tech Students Plan Charity Run for Maui Fire Relief

The McCann Tech cross country team on Sept. 16 will host a 5-kilometer trail run and 1 mile walk to benefit victims of August's fire in Hawaii.

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Pittsfield Street Improvement Project Week of Sept. 5

On-street parking is prohibited between the hours of 6 a.m.- 6 p.m.

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Berkshire Health Systems Announces Paving at BMC Main Entrance

Flaggers will be onsite for both days to manage traffic while the work takes place.

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Holiday Hours: Labor Day

Labor Day is being celebrated Monday, Sept. 5.

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BCC Signs Articulation Agreement with William James College

The articulation agreement provides guaranteed admission for eligible BCC students to obtain a bachelor of science degree from WJC.

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Great Barrington Receives Grant for Housing Rehab for Income-Eligible Homeowners

The funds provide a 0 percent interest, deferred payment loan of up to $50,000, which is forgivable if the homeowner remains in the residence for at least 15 years.

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SVMC Weekly Health Update: Aug. 25

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Back-To-School Jitters

Kids and their caregivers are counting the days until school starts again, some with more joy than others. Returning to school can prove challenging for kids as they face meeting new teachers and friends.

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