BCArc Names New Director of Employment Services

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire County Arc named Shaun Hall the new Director of Employment Services. 
 
Hall will oversee community-based Employment Services, which include more than 120 Berkshire employers, and the expanding School-to-Career transition services.
 
The program provides individualized employment services that help people with a wide range of disabilities succeed at work. In turn, employers throughout the Berkshires are afforded a cost-effective way to hire and retain reliable employees.
 
Hall has led the agency's training department for the past ten years as Director of Staff Development and Training.
 
Berkshire County Arc provides a broad range of services to individuals with developmental disabilities, brain injuries, and autism throughout Berkshire and Hampden Counties in Massachusetts. The agency offers four day-programs, 43 residential programs, and employment services, with a goal of enriching the individuals' lives through community engagement and more.
 
 
 

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Pittsfield Developing Plan for Bicycle Network

By Brittany PolitoiBerkshires Staff

The first public meeting on the master plan was held Wednesday.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city is developing plans to make Pittsfield safer and more accessible to bicycling. 
 
The first public meeting for the Pittsfield Bicycle Facilities Master Plan was held on Wednesday but the plan has been in the works for the last year or two, said City Planner CJ Hoss.
 
Though Pittsfield has a few areas with bike lanes or shared road lanes, the city would like to take a more progressive approach with simple roadwork projects or more extensive plans in the future to try and take on more ambitious, safer bike facilities.
 
"There's a need to take a citywide approach," Hoss said.
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