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Price Chopper/Market 32 And Freihoferís Complete...

The supermarket chain promoted the purchase of specific Freihofer's products in its stores with a designated donation to the charities. click for more

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State Wants Students Back in the Classroom in...

Gov. Charlie Baker and Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Jeffrey Riley on Tuesday outlined a phased-in process that will begin with elementary students. click for more

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Berkshire Health Systems Welcomes New Board...

Haynes and Boyd were both elected in January 2021 to three-year terms. click for more

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As Anticipated, Williams Sees Bump in COVID-19...

Williams College saw the expected number of positive COVID-19 test results in its student population as it moved into the spring semester, officials said on Thursday. Most of those positive tests were found among students before they returned to campus. click for more

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Patrick Leading Panel on Low Vaccinations in...

According to the latest report by state Department of Public Health, only 3.3 percent of Hispanic or Latinx residents, 2.8 percent of Asian American and Pacific islanders, and 2.6 percent of Black residents make up those who have been vaccinated across the commonwealth. click for more

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BCC Offering Phlebotomy Technician Certificate

The non-credit program provides hybrid (classroom and online) instruction, laboratory simulation, and clinical site placement to train phlebotomy technicians. click for more

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Berkshires Rates Highest in Population Percentage...

Berkshire County, which is operating three regional collaborative sites in Great Barrington, North Adams and Pittsfield, has the highest percentage in the state with 15 percent of the population having received their first dose. Barnstable is second at 14, and Franklin at 13. click for more

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North Adams Councilor...

City Councilor Jason LaForest...

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Cumberland Farms Presents...

The Conservation Commission...

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Williams: 120 Students Moved...

The college's actions have...

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Pittsfield Community...

After a public hearing, the...

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SVHC Named One of Vermontís Best Places to Work

SVHC received the honor for the first time in 2015. It remains the only hospital in the state of Vermont to be recognized by the awards program.

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BMC Presents Inaugural 'DAISY' Award to Cardiac...

Cardiac care nurse Susan Alibozek was honored with Berkshire Medical Center's first DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, a national nursing recognition program that has been adopted by thousands of hospitals to honor individual nurses who have had a tremendous impact on patient care.

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Move to Vaccinate Companions of 75-and-Older...

Gov. Charlie Baker made the announcement on Wednesday during a visit to the mass vaccination site at the DoubleTree Hotel. He said the move was being made to encourage older Bay Staters who might be hesitant to attend one of the sites, like the one at Eastfield Mall in Springfield.

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Local Councils on Aging Helping Seniors Make...

The Dalton COA began assisting elders without computer or internet access on Jan. 27 and Director Kelly Pizzi said about 300 people per business day have been helped to secure an appointment. Recipients of the service range from Dalton, Hinsdale, Peru, Washington, Pittsfield, Lenox, Savoy, Lanesborough, and Cheshire.

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Big Y Donates To BMC

In order to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer, all Big Y Supermarkets donated proceeds from their October initiative Partners of Hope to 31 local breast cancer support groups throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut.

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SVMC Receives Fifth ANCC Magnet Recognition

SVMC was the first hospital in Vermont to receive the designation in 2002. This fifth consecutive recognition places SVMC in a community of only three five-time hospitals in New England and only 28 five-time hospitals worldwide.

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SVHC Launches Medical Weekly Video Program

The show will be produced with cooperation from Catamount Access Television (CAT-TV). The show will air at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays starting Feb. 10.

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Berkshire County Vaccination Process Going...

Gotlieb was one of about 700 people who were given their first vaccine shot on Thursday at the vaccination site set up at St. Elizabeth's Parish Center. She was eligible as a health-care worker under the state guidelines since she works as an athletic trainer.

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State Launches Call Center for COVID-19...

Starting Friday, trained operators will be accessible by dialing 211 and choosing the option, "For help with scheduling a vaccine appointment," Gov. Charlie Baker announced on Friday morning.

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SVHC Appoint Director For Former Southern Vermont...

Lent has 34 years of management experience. Most recently, he worked as vice president and general manager of Dailey Precast, LLC/Peckham Industries, Inc. in Shaftsbury, Vt.

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State Raises Occupancy Levels for Restaurants,...

Occupancy levels for restaurants will be raised to 40 percent beginning Monday, Feb. 8, but informal gathering limits will remain in place for now.

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Baker: No Apologies for Prioritizing Vulnerable...

Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday once again defended his administration COVID-19 track record while saying that it has been open to responding to criticism throughout the pandemic.

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Physician Joins CHP Berkshire Pediatrics

She completed her pediatric residency in 2020 at Marshfield Clinic in Wisconsin, where she was pediatric chief resident and earned distinction as Resident of the Year.

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Southwestern Vermont Medical Center to Host...

In this webinar series, women will gain knowledge and skills aimed at improving their physical, emotional, and social wellbeing from knowledgeable community partners.

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Berkshire Vaccine Collaborative Launches Website

The Berkshire Vaccine Collaborative has established vaccination sites in Pittsfield at the Berkshire Community College Field House, in Great Barrington at the WEB Du Bois Middle School and in North Adams at St. Elizabeth of Hungaryís Parish Center.

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SVMC Named Rural Hospital Leader

The award recognizes small or rural hospital leaders who guide their hospital and community through transformational change on the road to health care reform.

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Berkshire County Has 8 Vaccination Sites for Phase...

The state has released the expanded sites for COVID-19 vaccinations, including eight in Berkshire County.

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SVMC: COVID-19 Update January 22

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