Berkshire Workforce Welcomes Board Members

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Monique Blake and Kimberly Kelly were both appointed to the board.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. Mayor Linda Tyer, the chief elected official for the federally mandated Berkshire Workforce Board, has appointed four leaders to the MassHire Berkshire Workforce Board.
The Appointees are:
  • Monique Blake, Human Resources Director at Miraval Berkshires
  • Kimberly Kelly, Director, Community Services at Elder Services of Berkshire County, Inc.
  • Michele Sweet, Director, Talent Acquisition at Berkshire Health Systems
  • Paula Euber, Area Director of Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
This business-led board serves the 32 communities in Berkshire County by identifying the needs of the local job market; leveraging resources; overseeing the MassHire Career Center; implementing college/career readiness programming; and directing workforce programs in the region.
Board Members are volunteers and serve for 2-year terms. 

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City of Pittsfield Enacts Water Usage Restrictions

PITTSFIELD, Mass.  – With a fast-increasing depletion of the water supply at the Pittsfield Cleveland Reservoir, the city of Pittsfield’s Department of Public Services and Utilities has enacted a State of Water Supply Conservation to ensure an adequate supply of water for fire protection and emergency response effective Monday, Aug. 8.
The action, which falls under the city’s Stage 2 Drought Management Plan, implements mandatory water restrictions.
Restricted activities include outside water use in general, watering lawns and  gardens, washing vehicles, and filling swimming pools. These activities are only permitted before 7  a.m. and after 7 p.m. and are limited to alternate days. Addresses ending in even numbers may water on even days of the month. Addresses ending in odd numbers may water on odd days of the month.
These  restrictions will be enforced by the Department of Public Services and Utilities and will include fines for violations. These include a written warning for the first violation; a $50 fine for the second violation; and $300 for subsequent violations.
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