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North Adams BMC Adds Cardiac Rehabilitation to Medical Services
Kelley Weider, director of cardiac rehab, speaks about the benefits of the program. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Health Systems has added cardiac rehabilitation program to the host of services that are now being provided at North Adams Campus of Berkshire Medical Center. The program, hosted in the new Northern
Mount Greylock Building Committee Applauds Staff's Efforts
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Regional School Building Committee last week took a break from talking about the district's future to recognize how its present staff is working diligently to help move the project forward.   Robert Ericson, a Lanesborough selectman and former member of the School Committee who
Fifth Grade Arbor Day Poster Contest Theme: 'Trees are Terrific'
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation has announced the theme of 2017's fifth grade Arbor Day Poster Contest: "Trees are Terrific … from Berkshires to Bay!" Fifth grade classes from both public and private schools across the commonwealth are encouraged to participate in the annual
What Should You Know About Taking RMDs?
As we get older, the end of another year takes on greater meaning, in many ways, than it did when we were young. And if you're a certain age, Dec. 31 has a very specific meaning in terms of your finances, because it's the deadline for withdrawing money from some of your retirement plans. What should you know about these withdrawals? And
Williams Brings 'BioEyes' Back To Lanesborough Elementary
The students are learning genetics through the process of watching zebrafish development. LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — It starts with a question: what do baby zebrafish look like?   Then observation, noting what adult zebrafish look like and how they act. Then a hypothesis, an educated guess on what the babies will
Berkshire Planning Receives DLTA Funding To Help Towns With Projects
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — BRPC finally got its local assistance funding and more than 25 towns have requested help.   The funding for District Local Technical Local Assistance program was questionable over the last few months as the state pondered budget cuts to address shortages of revenue. The state provides $2.8 million to
MCLA to Host Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Saturday’s National Girls and Women in Sports Day celebration at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will feature opportunities for the area’s youngest athletes and showcase the talents of some of Berkshire County’s top women collegians.   The daylong festival that begins at 8 a.m. in
Neal: Democratic Party Needs a 'Reset'
The stop at MCLA was one of several the congressman made in North Berkshire. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Democratic Party can't "sugarcoat" its disastrous situation, says U.S. Rep. Richard Neal. And the pain lies deeper than the loss of the presidency and failure to make inroads in the Republican-controlled
Neal Visits Hoosac Valley, Says Will Attend Inauguration
Hoosac Principal Jeremiah Ames welcomes Congressman Richie Neal to a student assembly on Tuesday. CHESHIRE, Mass. — U.S. Rep. Richard Neal says he will attend Friday's presidential inauguration of Republican Donald Trump. The Springfield Democrat and staunch Hillary Clinton supporter told students at Hoosac Valley
Higgins Leads Housatonic Over Greylock in CYC Boys Hoop Tourney
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- Ty HIggins hit four 3-pointers and scored 27 points Sunday to lead the Housatonic boys travel basketball team to a 49-37 win over Greylock in the championship game of the CYC Tournament.   “Housy really put it to us early with their full court press, and we fell behind, 9-0, in the first couple
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