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New Doctor Joins BMC Cancer Center
11:51AM / Wednesday, October 17, 2018

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Health Systems announces the appointment of Dr. Nisar Ahmad, a board-certified and fellowship-trained hematologist oncologist, to the Berkshire Medical Center medical staff and the physician staff of Berkshire Hematology Oncology of BMC.

Dr. Ahmad is accepting new patients in need of hematology oncology services at both the Berkshire Hematology Oncology of BMC offices in Pittsfield, at the BMC Cancer Center and, in North Berkshire, at the North Adams Campus of BMC. Dr. Ahmad is partnered with Drs. Michael DeLeo, Trevor Bayliss, Sean Mullally and Harvey Zimbler at Berkshire Hematology Oncology of BMC.

Dr. Ahmad received his medical degree from King

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Knight Backs Caccaviello in District Attorney's Race
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
06:16PM / Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Despite Knight and Harrington both being considered the more progressive candidates in the field, Knight is opting to support Caccaviello instead of Harrington. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Judith Knight isn't going to be the next district attorney. But she hopes Paul Caccaviello will be.   Knight, who finished third in the Democratic primary in September, is putting her support behind Caccaviello's write-in campaign.   Knight made the announcement on steps of the Berkshire Superior Court on Tuesday.   "This is probably not the best political thing for me to do. I know I will be criticized ... but this is the right thing to do," Knight

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Feeding the hungry
by buddy 04:12PM / Friday, February 21, 2014

Williamstown Community Preschool Installs New Signage
by Billsville 02:46PM / Tuesday, February 26, 2013


WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williamstown Community Preschool began sprucing up its new home by hiring local sign maker Lindsay Neathawk,

Williamstown Youth Center Thanks Bedard Bros.
by Billsville 02:13PM / Friday, June 22, 2012
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North County Community Dedicated to Continuing Nelson's Story
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
02:47AM / Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Mark Rondeau holds up the new sign for the Friendship Center on Eagle Street, now named after one of its founders, the late Al Nelson. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — It was nearly a decade ago that Al Nelson, Mark Rondeau and Steve Green huddled in a corner after a Northern Berkshire Community Coalition forum on hunger.    Mayor Thomas Bernard said he had a clear memory of that conversation and a feeling in the room at First Baptist Church that something should be done. And on a cold snowy day in 2011, the Friendship Center Food Pantry opened in 800 square feet on Eagle Street.     "We know it thrived because of that hard work," he said. "Because Al

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PopCares Inspiring Next Generation to Volunteer
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
07:24PM / Monday, October 15, 2018

Bob St. Pierre welcomes attendees at Saturday night's 7th annual PopCares Chicken Dinner and Auction at Greylock Works.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — William "Pop" St. Pierre's legacy of kindness has inspired an outpouring of community support and dedication that's now being picked up by yet another generation.    St. Pierre's death seven years ago from lung cancer inspired his children to memorialize him by giving to others suffering from the same dread disease. They established PopCares Inc., which has since grown into a local institution that's provided more than $400,000 to families and individuals dealing with cancer, with $87,800

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Biz Briefs: Red Lion Inn Partners with Stash Hotel Rewards
03:05PM / Monday, October 15, 2018
New partnership

The Red Lion Inn is partnering with with Stash Hotel Rewards, the largest loyalty program for independent hotels in the United States. Guests at The Red Lion Inn are now able to earn points toward free nights at more than 150 independent hotels across the country. And Stash members can earn and redeem points to stay at one of the most quintessential Berkshires hotels in Stockbridge.

"Aside from being able to offer our guests rewards points for their stays, we wanted a loyalty program with a unique portfolio and a devoted following," said Sarah Eustis, CEO of Main Street Hospitality, which owns and manages the inn. "Stash's network of community oriented,

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Berkshires Beat: BSO Going 'Into the Forest' for Pleasant Valley Concert
02:12PM / Monday, October 15, 2018
Into the Forest

On Friday, Oct. 19, beginning at noon, the Boston Symphony Orchestra will collaborate with Mass Audubon, the BBC, and 99.5 WCRB in programming a special 150-minute performance to be broadcast live from the 18th century barn at Pleasant Valley in Lenox as part of the BBC's Radio 3's "Into the forest, In Tune." The live broadcast is available to a worldwide audience online. Limited outdoor seating for this broadcast may be available depending on the weather; check the Mass Audubon Pleasant Valley Facebook page on Friday morning, Oct. 19.

This special performance and live broadcast on BBC's Radio 3 will feature performances by violinist Yevgeny Kutik;

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Hinds Sets Community Outreach Events for October
02:10PM / Monday, October 15, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The staff of state Sen. Adam G. Hinds, D-Pittsfield, will host two community outreach events during October.   The senator's staff will be available to meet with constituents in the communities of Otis and Shelburne for this month's staff office hours on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 11 to 1, Otis Town Hall, located at 1 North Main Road Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 11 to 1, Shelburne Town Office Building, located at 51 Bridge St. All residents of the Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin & Hampden Senate District are invited to participate in these sessions if they have an idea, question or comment

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Registration, Early Voting Deadlines Set for Election Day
01:08PM / Monday, October 15, 2018
The last day to register to vote or to change voting affiliation for the Nov. 6 Massachusetts state election is Wednesday, Oct. 17.    The offices of town and city clerks will be open until 8 p.m. on Wednesday for citizens to register to vote. You can also register online or check your whether you are registered to vote through the secretary of state's office. The deadline to register online is 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17. You may also check with your local boards of register through your town or city clerk to determine if you are registered.    Citizens may also vote by absentee ballot if they will be absent from their place of voting on election day or for

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Mount Greylock Building Committee Nixes Overflow Parking Proposal
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
11:21AM / Monday, October 15, 2018
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — An evenly divided Mount Greylock Regional School Building Committee last week decided not to spend time and money looking at the creation of overflow parking on the north side of the new middle-high school.   At issue was a patch of land currently occupied by trailers related to the $64 million building project. As construction winds down, construction manager Turner Construction plans to remove the trailers and return the land to its natural state.   Over the years, there have been occasional discussions about whether that land -- currently covered by gravel -- could be kept as an alternative parking area for special events, especially since the newly

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New Men's Group Piques Interest at Coalition Forum on Relational Violence
By Rebecca Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
03:57AM / Monday, October 15, 2018

MIC INC fielded a team in the Walk A Mile fundraiser in Pittsfield in September. The group also will hold a 'standout' at North Adams City Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 4 to 6 p.m.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Back in March, the community came together at the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition meeting to talk about relational violence on the heels of the death of a local woman, allegedly at the hands of her husband.

On Friday, six months later, the community once again came back to a Coalition forum to jump right back into the same issue — and to hear what has been done since March.

The most visible of the efforts made since March is the formation of Men Initiating

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Williams Women's Golf Comes Back to Win Fall Finale
06:38PM / Sunday, October 14, 2018
BLOOMFIELD, N.J. -- The Williams College women's golf team Sunday shaved seven strokes off its Day One score to come from behind and win the NYU Fall Invitational at Forest Hill Field Club.   Williams trailed host New York University by eight strokes after the first round.   But Sunday saw a 27-stroke swing to leave the Violets in second place in the seven-team field.   Williams' Cordelia Chan and Joanna Kim ended up tied for first place at 10-over-par for the tournament. Kim, who carded an 80 on Saturday, came back with a 74 on Sunday to move from seventh place to first.   Men's Golf SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Williams finished fifth out of eight teams at the

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Trick-or-Treat, Halloween Events 2018
02:40PM / Sunday, October 14, 2018

Trick-or-treaters around Berkshire County and beyond will be donning costumes and ringing doorbells in anticipation of treats on Halloween on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Remember to dress appropriately, carry a flashlight and only visit homes with lights on in your neighborhood.

Below is a list of towns holding trick-or-treat hours on Halloween, unless otherwise noted. Those towns that are crossed out have not been confirmed so check back. The towns with the asterisks are the same times every year.

If you don't see your town listed and you know the hours, let us know at info@iberkshires.com.

There are also plenty of other fun holiday-related events happening in the Berkshires, too!

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