Boys and Girls Club Homework Help Program

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Boys and Girls Club of the Berkshires will introduce Power Hour a homework help program. 
 
This academic success program is specifically designed to assist Boys & Girls Club Members in grades 3rd to 12th with their academic studies, providing them with homework help, tutoring and fostering self-directed learning.
 
Power Hour offers Boys and Girls Club Members a dedicated time and space to complete their homework
assignments and receive academic support in a structured and supportive environment. The program is available from 3:00pm to 5:30pm, Monday through Thursday, allowing students to make the most of their after-school hours.
 
Recognizing the importance of academic success, the Boys and Girls Club of the Berkshires has a dedicated
volunteer who will tutor and mentor Members through challenging subjects and provide individualized support.
 
The Power Hour program not only aims to improve academic performance but also instill a sense of responsibility and discipline in Club Members. By providing a supportive space for completing homework the Boys and Girls Club of the Berkshires is committee to empowering young individuals to reach their full potential.
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Pittsfield Firefighters Snuff Cellar Blaze

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Firefighters extinguished a fire in a West Housatonic Street in about 20 minutes. 
 
The blaze started near a dryer but the cause was being investigated.
 
The department responded to the call of smoke in a building at about 12:23 p.m. on Sunday. Upon arrival, firefighters found a light smoke showing from the front and back of the building. 
 
The found an active fire in the basement of the 2 1/2-story, wood-frame structure at 92 West Housatonic, which is being rented as a single-family occupancy.
 
Engine 1 crew advanced a 1 3/4-inch hose to the rear of the building, entered the bulkhead access to the cellar, and conducted suppression activities. Engine 3 crew conducted a primary search of the building. Engine 6 secured a water supply to E1 and Tower 1 ventilated the building. Engine 5 responded as the Rapid
Intervention Team for firefighter safety.
 
The fire was under control and extinguished in 20 minutes. At the time of this writing there were no civilian or firefighter injuries reported. 
 
Fire damage was confined to the laundry area in the cellar with the dryer unit, clothing, and household cleaning supplies sustaining damage. There was minimal smoke damage with the entire building being ventilated in short order.
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