The donation, which was made in honor of all BHS employees and medical staff, will be designated to support two major programs that provide reliable access to healthy food for residents of Berkshire County.
Any other year, the graduates of Berkshire Community College and their friends and families would be filling The Shed at Tanglewood in Lenox.
But instead of taking the stage, speakers stood alone in front of a backdrop. And instead of being handed their certificates and diplomas, the more than 200 graduates' names were read as their pictures were shown.
Dubbed the "BRAIN TRAIN," Markey is introducing the Building Rail Across Intercity Networks to Ride Around Interior of the Nation (BRAIN TRAIN) Act. The bill will authorize $5 billion a year over five years to invest in "high performance" rail between mid-size cities.
Select Board Chairman Ronald Boucher said at Wednesday's meeting that he and Town Administrator Rebecca Stone had spoken with Norman Rolnick of the Board of Health. The closure of town buildings "will remain status quo," he said.
The city of North Adams has made the decision to cancel all annual summer events through Labor Day. This includes the Concerts at Windsor Lake series, Movies Under the Stars at Colegrove Park, the Eagle Street Beach Party, Downtown Celebration, and the Motorama Car Show.
The town is thinking about how it might be able to close Spring Street and allow restaurateurs to take over the pavement if and when the commonwealth issues guidance to allow outdoor table service during its phased reopening of the Massachusetts economy.
Pollack was joined by Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday morning at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's Maverick Station to talk about the soon-to-be-completed work at the East Boston rapid transit station.
The City Council on Tuesday endorsed a resolution supporting bills in the Legislature that seek to expand voting by mail.
The resolution passed 7-2, with Councilor Robert Moulton Jr. and Wayne Wilkinson voting against.
Hugh Daley asked his colleagues to make such a statement, arguing that the board had an obligation to do what it can to preserve a fund intended to protect local taxpayers against future expenses at the recently renovated and rebuilt school.