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Workforce Board Recognizes 5 with Impact Awards, Highlights Pandemic Efforts

The MassHire Berkshire Workforce Board on Thursday held its annual meeting virtually during which five local professionals were recognized with Workforce Impact Awards and the board highlighted its yearly efforts in meeting the demand for highly skilled workers in Berkshire County.

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Against Backdrop of Major Fires, Williamstown District Holds Annual Meeting

The Williamstown Fire District held its annual meeting on Tuesday, and the dozen or so voters in attendance passed all items on the nine-article warrant unanimously and without discussion.

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Downtown Pittsfield Inc. Eyes Strategic Plan, Reflects on 'Rough Year'

Downtown Pittsfield Inc. is emerging from the pandemic year with the intention of developing a strategic plan process that includes all of its members and stakeholders.

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Northern Berkshire United Way Sets Fundraising Goal for 2020-21

Instead of the traditional breakfast at the Williams Inn, the nonprofit agency switched to remote but with still the same confidence that it will raise $490,000 to support its many member agencies.

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NAMI Berkshire County Celebrates 36 Years

The Eunice Zorbo Award recipients were Amy Alexander, Member of the Year, and Lorraine Scapin, Citizen of the Year. The Silver Ribbon was awarded to Brenda Butler.

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Northern Berkshire Coalition Recognizes Good Works

Instead of congregating for breakfast and speeches and recognitions, Executive Director Amber Besaw turned to another model of neighborly engagement for the group's 33rd annual meeting.

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Williamstown Fire District Voters OK Purchase of Tanker Truck

Voters on Tuesday unanimously approved the Williamstown Fire District's budget in a brief annual meeting at Williamstown Elementary School.

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Williamstown Fire District Election, Meeting Set for Tuesday

The polls will open at 4 p.m. and will stay open until at least 7 p.m. for the election, in which John Notsley, the chair of the five-person Prudential Committee, is one of several candidates on the ballot running without opposition.

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Williamstown Fire District Proposes Tax Cut for FY21

The Fire District will ask voters to approve a slight tax increase when they convene the annual district meeting at the end of the month.

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BCArc Honors Individuals, Staff at 65th Annual Meeting

Berkshire County ARC looked back at its accomplishments over the last year at its 65th annual meeting Friday morning at the Berkshire Hills Country Club. But for one recognition, it went way back - 65 years, in fact, to the founding of BCArc in 1954.

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Louison House Completes Year With High Hopes

Come January, the availability of beds will increase with the reopening of the original Louison House in Adams. The Victorian was damaged in a fire three years ago and it took another $300,000 on top of the insurance money to fix a multitude of issues in the aged building.

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Northern Berkshire United Way Kicks off 2019-20 Campaign

Much of that will be directed back to NBUW's 20 member agencies, but Collier on Thursday also wanted to highlight some of the other work the agency had been doing above and beyond those allocations.

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