Price Chopper/Market 32 Raises Funds For Food Banks

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ALBANY, N.Y. — Price Chopper and Market 32 raised over $100,000 for 15 food banks located in the markets' six state footprint.

Check Out Hunger, an annual month-long fundraiser coordinated and promoted by Price Chopper/Market 32 in support of all the food banks in its marketing areas, raised $108,190, inclusive of the chain's $20,000 corporate match. 
"This year's Check Out Hunger initiative is especially important as we see so many individuals and families struggling with food insecurity,"  Mona Golub, Price Chopper/Market 32's vice president of public relations and consumer services said. "Food Banks play a crucial role in ensuring those in our community don't go hungry and we are proud to work with and support these organizations every day of the year."
Customers had the opportunity to make their $1, $3, $5 or $10 donation while checking out at the register of any Price Chopper or Market 32.
All proceeds from 'Check Out Hunger' benefit 15 food banks located in Price Chopper/Market 32's six-state footprint - Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont - with the monies raised in each municipality going directly to the food bank that serves that municipality.
Customers at all Price Chopper/Market 32 locations were able to donate throughout November 2020 for the campaign, with all proceeds benefiting local food banks.

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Methuselah Loses License for Two Days

By Brittany PolitoiBerkshires Staff

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A bar and restaurant owned by a city councilor had its license suspended for two days for violating state COVID-19 guidelines.

On Monday, the Licensing Board voted to suspend Councilor at Large Yuki Cohen's liquor license for Methuselah Bar and Lounge, scheduled for next Tuesday and Wednesday, after a hearing for three alleged pandemic violation complaints that included pictures and anonymous testimony.

Because of the anonymous nature of the evidence submitted, the board weighed in on the fact that this is not Cohen's first time in front of the Licensing Board, as Methuselah faced a five-day liquor license suspension in 2018.

"I feel like in light of what the history is, I don't think we can just pretend that there's no history,"  Chairman Thomas Campoli said, concluding with the other board members that this case had to be handled differently than if it was a first violation.

On Jan. 15, the board held a hearing for two of the violations occurring on Aug. 22 and Dec. 11. It was decided to continue the hearing for the third violation and voting until Monday, Jan. 25.

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