Registrations Open for 2nd Street Workshops

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — 2nd Street has opened registrations for free workshops focused on drawing, creative writing and poetry. 
The workshops, open to formerly incarcerated men and women in Berkshire County, are associated with the new programs Insight Out and Using Our Outside Voices, created by 2nd Street in partnership with Berkshire Museum and Berkshire Community College.
All workshops will be held at 2nd Street, located at 264 Second Street in Pittsfield. To register, call (413) 443-7220, ext. 1275. 
Drawing workshops: Tuesdays, April 4 through May 23, 4:30-6 pm. Workshops will be led by Phyllis Kornfeld, who has taught art in correctional facilities for 40 years, including at the Berkshire County Jail. She is the author of "Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America."
Creative writing workshops: Wednesdays, April 5 through May 24, 4:30-6 pm. Workshops will be led by Liesl Schwabe, Berkshire Community College Coordinator of Writing Across the Curriculum.  Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Review of Books and many other publications and anthologies.
Poetry workshops: Thursdays, April 6 through May 25, 4:30-6 pm. Workshops will be led by Benjamin Grimes, a review writer and copyeditor for Muzzle Magazine. His work has appeared in New Ohio Review and is forthcoming in Sycamore Review.
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Municipal Aggregation in Pittsfield

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Pittsfield reminds residents and business owners that they are eligible to sign up for a lower rate of electricity by joining the city's Municipal Aggregation Program.
Since the launch of this program in 2018 by Mayor Tyer's administration, residents have collectively saved approximately $8,390,000 and businesses have saved approximately $5,076,000 for a total savings of $13,466,000.
Dynegy Energy Services is the supplier of electricity as part of the Community Power Supply Program and offer a fixed rate of $.09603 per kWh for basic service. This rate is valid through January of 2024 and residents can opt in and opt out at any point, at no charge, during the term of the program.
To opt-in this program, residents and businesses can call Dynegy Energy Services at (866) 220-5696 and ask to enroll in the city's program or visit:
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