MS Support Foundation was established more than a decade ago to help people like Mazzeo in the tri-state region who are meeting the challenges of living with the disease. On Saturday, the nonprofit celebrated with its 10th annual gala fundraiser, "Hope Springs Eternal," at the Country Club of Pittsfield. Last year's gala raised more than $8,000.
Director of Finance Matthew Kerwood's efforts to revamp the budget presentation hasn't gone unnoticed.
Last month, Kerwood was honored with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada and a letter of recognition for his work on the budget document itself.
Officer Darren Derby is looking to buy an ice cream truck.
Two years ago Derby had read about Boston Police owning an ice cream which they used to reach out to the children in the community. He saw St. Louis convert an old ambulance into a truck to do the same.
At age 9, Dakota Hoffman was in trouble with the law.
"This little boy needed some help and the truth is we didn't have the knowledge or tools to help him," his grandmother Jenny Pytko said of those days.
Two city firefighters were honored by the governor for meritorious conduct.
Lt. Michael D'Avella and Firefighter Robitaille were given awards for meritorious conduct on Tuesday by Gov. Charlie Baker, Public Safety Sec. Daniel Bennett, and Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey.