image description
The new pharmacy, to be called the Williamstown Apothecary, will be located at 72 Spring St. in Williamstown, a property owned by the college.

BHS, Williams College Collaborate on Retail Pharmacy on Spring Street

Print Story | Email Story

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Berkshire Health Systems and Williams College have announced the development of a new retail pharmacy in Williamstown, expanding access to prescriptions, over-the-counter medications and many other products, in close proximity to the Williams campus.

The new pharmacy, to be called the Williamstown Apothecary, will be located at 72 Spring St. in Williamstown, a property owned by the college.

The Williamstown Apothecary is scheduled to open in early spring, following the completion of renovations to the property being undertaken by Berkshire Health Systems and municipal permitting.

"Williams has been excited to work with BHS to bring pharmacy and related services to the heart of Williamstown," said Matt Sheehy, Williams College's associate vice president for finance and administration. "This should be a major convenience for the community, including Williams' students, faculty and staff. It also will complement nicely the goods and services available in the middle of town."


"We are pleased to partner with Williams College in an effort to expand the Williamstown community's access to prescription and other pharmacy needs," said Darlene Rodowicz, Berkshire Health Systems' chief financial officer. "In discussions with Williams College leadership, the desire to have a pharmacy in easy walking distance from the college campus was cited as a significant need for students, faculty and staff, and will also greatly benefit the overall community."

The Williamstown Apothecary will be operated by Berkshire Health Systems through its Berkshire Community Pharmacy, as a full retail pharmacy with access to prescription medications and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, including an automated system allowing for pick-up of prescriptions after-hours.

"The Williamstown Apothecary will carry a variety of vitamins, supplements and medications that are common to pharmacies, but also will have several items of interest to the college community," said David MacHaffie, BHS's director of retail and specialty services. "We will also have a selection of herbal medications and teas, flower essence tinctures, a line of high-quality skin care products, local organic hand-made soaps, and essential oils and diffusers, among other items of interest."

The Berkshire Community Pharmacy currently operates two other pharmacy locations that are open to the public: at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield and the North Adams Campus of BMC.


Tags: spring street,   Williams College,   

2 Comments
iBerkshires.com welcomes critical, respectful dialogue; please keep comments focused on the issues and not on personalities. Profanity, obscenity, racist language and harassment are not allowed. iBerkshires reserves the right to ban commenters or remove commenting on any article at any time. Concerns may be sent to info@iberkshires.com.

Williamstown Sets Mid-August Outdoor Town Meeting Date

By Stephen DravisiBerkshires Staff

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — There will not be any football at Williams College's Weston Field this fall.

But there will be some action there this August if the town stays with the current plan for its annual town meeting.
 
On Wednesday, the Select Board approved Town Manager Jason Hoch's proposal for an outdoor town meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m. The planned location will be the college's football field, which has a seating capacity of 1,400 in its permanent bleachers, not counting temporary seating that can be added on the east side of the field.
 
This will allow the town to take advantage of the facility's lights and sound system while maximizing the potential to give attendees an opportunity to participate in a socially distanced manner.
 
The meeting, normally held in mid-May, was postponed in April because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
View Full Story

More Williamstown Stories