Berkshire Living Being Sold to Regional Magazine Publisher

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The award-winning Berkshire Living will have a new home with family-owned publisher Today Media it was announced on Friday.

The independent parent company of Westchester, Hudson Valley, Main Line Today and Delaware Today magazines will acquire Berkshire Living and its affiliated publications including BBQ: Berkshire Business Quarterly and Berkshire Living home+garden.

"I couldn't imagine a better partner for Berkshire Living than Today Media," said Berkshire Living Publisher Michael Zivyak in a statement. "The Martinellis and their magazines share the same commitment we have always had to independent journalism and the production of high-quality, upscale products befitting their readership in their respective markets."

Zivyak will remain as publisher and Seth Rogovoy as editor-in-chief of Berkshire Living and all its affiliated publications, website and other online platforms and social media.

"We have long admired what Michael Zivyak and Seth Rogovoy have accomplished with the Berkshire Living brand over the past six years, and we are thrilled to add their award-winning lineup of print and online publications to our group," said Rob Martinelli, president of Today Media.


Berkshire Living has scooped up numerous awards over the past few years for its writing and design.

Berkshire Living and its publications are expected to be re-launched under new ownership beginning in the spring. In the interim, Berkshire Living's online platforms continue to publish new content, including e-newsletters BerkshireDaily and WeekendPreview, BerkshireLiving.com and Berkshire Living's social media feeds.

Berkshire Living was represented by Regional Media Advisors in this transaction.
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Sheriff's Office Delivers Thanksgiving Turkeys to Christian Center

By Brittany PolitoiBerkshires Staff

Sheriff Thomas Bowler with Food Service Director Richard Millis. The Christian Center brings turkeys donated to the center to the House of Corrections, where they are cooked and carved for the Thanksgiving and Christmas meals the center provides. 
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Sheriff Thomas Bowler and his staff delivered cooked Thanksgiving turkey to the Christian Center on Wednesday. 
 
The Christian Center is anticipating the distribution of at least 350 meals to people in need on Thanksgiving.
 
This has been a long-standing tradition between the sheriff's office and the Christian Center. For the last decade, staff and inmates at the Berkshire County House of Corrections have prepared Thanksgiving meals for hundreds of people at the center under the guidance of Food Service Director Richard Millis.
 
"I have been here for 10 years, and chef Millis has been cooking for 11 years, so the previous administration was doing this as well," Bowler said.
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