PITTSFIELD, Mass. — We took on some big issues on the latest episode of iBerkshiresTV.
Benjamin Lamb is one of the founders of a new organization in North County aimed to get men to do their part in curbing domestic violence. Men Initiating Change in North County is bringing men together show role model appropriate behavior and speak up when they see signs of abuse. Editor Tammy Daniels talked with Lamb about the group's founding and goals.
Then we spoke with County Ambulance President Brian Andrews. The data has been showing that overdose deaths are leveling out. But, if you ask first responders, they'll tell you overdoses are not. County Ambulance is looking to become more proactive through a post-overdose intervention program where paramedics and EMTs will reconnect with their patients and coach them with harm reduction techniques and hopefully how to enter recovery.
We end with an in-studio performance of two original songs by local singer Tyra Nurmi.
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Pittsfield Ceremony Brief But the Fallen Still Remembered
By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
Director of Veterans Services John Herrera speaks at Monday's observances.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Memorial Day trappings were traditional: an honor guard at Pittsfield Cemetery, the singing of the "The Star-Spangled Banner" by veteran and nonagenarian Anthony Pastore, and an address recalling the sacrifice of those being honored.
But that's where the normality ended. There was no parade of veterans and dignitaries, no crowd at the cemetery. The honor guards and attendees kept their distance and some wore masks as well.
Instead, a truncated Memorial Day ceremony was recorded Monday morning for play Pittsfield Community Television.