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Finalists for Lever's Bennington County Intrapreneur Challenge
08:30AM / Wednesday, January 12, 2022
BENNINGTON, Vt. — Representatives from five Bennington County companies will compete for a $25,000 award as finalists in the Bennington County Intrapreneur Challenge.    "I'm excited to work with these five very different, and very interesting, Bennington companies," said Lever Executive Director Jeffrey Thomas. "By supporting these teams' innovations through Lever's Challenge program, we hope to see business success that leads to jobs, revenue, and economic development for Bennington County."   This new program from Lever is designed to help existing companies use the tools of entrepreneurship to create new, innovative products and

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Williamstown Board Names New DIRE Member, Supports Cable Mills Project
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
04:12AM / Wednesday, January 12, 2022
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Select Board on Monday appointed an official at the Williams College Museum of Art to fill a vacant seat on the town's diversity committee.   Noah Kane-Smalls joins the Diversity, Inclusion and Racial Equity Committee after receiving the wholehearted support of the Select Board and the only other candidate to come forward for the vacant spot.   "Noah Smalls is my competitor?" asked Bilal Ansari, a founding member of the DIRE Committee and the first of two candidates to come before the Select Board at Monday's virtual meeting. "If Noah Smalls wants to be on DIRE, let me move out of the way and let him be on DIRE. That's

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Five Local Women-Owned Restaurants Receive Grant Funding
04:12PM / Tuesday, January 11, 2022
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Five women-owned restaurants in the Berkshires received $5,000 each grant support from the Massachusetts Conference of Women.    Frankie's Ristorante Italiano in Lenox; Freight Yard Pub and Renee's Diner in North Adams; Truc Orient Express in West Stockbridge, and Crisp in Williamstown were among 80 eateries statewide awarded $400,000 total in grants.    The Massachusetts Conference for Women is a nonprofit dedicated to advancing women in the workplace. This is the second year that it has provided grants.   "We are proud to support these hard-working women entrepreneurs," said Gloria Larson, board president and former

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BUW Names Former North Adams Mayor Bernard as New President
03:06PM / Tuesday, January 11, 2022
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Former North Adams Mayor Thomas Bernard has been named president and chief executive officer of the Berkshire United Way.    He replaces Candace Winkler, who stepped down in August after about 18 months in the role. Winkler took a positoin with a nonprofit in Washington, D.C.   Bernard finished up two two terms as mayor of North Adams at this end of 2021, declining to run for a third term. He begins his new post on Jan. 24.    "I'm thrilled to begin the next chapter of my career as part of the Berkshire United Way team," Bernard said in a statement announcing his new position. "The organization's mission is clear and

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Medical Matters Weekly Welcomes: Journaling for Health
02:37PM / Tuesday, January 11, 2022
BENNINGTON, Vt. — Southwestern Vermont Health Care's (SVHC) Medical Matters Weekly with Dr. Trey Dobson welcomes Lynda Monk, RSW, at noon on Jan. 19.    Monk is a registered social worker, an expert in journaling for health and director of the International Association for Journal Writing.   The show is produced with cooperation from Catamount Access Television (CAT-TV). Viewers can see Medical Matters Weekly on facebook.com/svmedicalcenter and facebook.com/CATTVBennington. The show is also available to view or download a podcast on www.svhealthcare.org/medicalmatters.   In addition to her work with the International Association for Journal Writing, Lynda is

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State Orders 26M Rapid Tests, Changes Guidance on PCR Testing
Staff Reports,
10:15AM / Tuesday, January 11, 2022
BOSTON — The state has ordered 26 million rapid-result tests over the next three months with a priority on public schools and day care settings.   Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday morning said the iHealth tests for COVID-19 will be received in rolling shipments with amounts that will vary according to production schedules.    This new order is on top of the 2.1 million iHealth tests distributed in December to 102 communities before the holidays and the 200,000 for educators after the winter break.   The announcement comes in tandem with an advisory from the state Department of Public Health affirming the accuracy of the rapid-result antigen tests and

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School Mask Requirement Extended to Feb. 28
04:44PM / Monday, January 10, 2022
BOSTON — The requirement for face coverings in public schools has been extended through Feb. 28.   The requirement for masking had initially been approved by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education last August to expire on Oct. 1; that was extended to Nov. 1 and then again to Jan. 15.    DESE Commissioner Jeffrey Riley on Monday alerted school districts that that masking would continue to at least Feb. 28 and possibly beyond that, pending changes in pandemic guidelines.    "The mask requirement remains an important measure to keep students safe in school at this time," the extension announcement stated.    Schools that meet the 80

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Williams College Not Seeing Severe Illness Associated with Spike in Positive COVID-19 Tests
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
02:45PM / Monday, January 10, 2022
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — One week into its Winter Study session, Williams College is not seeing an increase in the number of severe illnesses associated with a spike in positive test results for the novel coronavirus.   And the school's positive test rate, while still at one of its highest points during the COVID-19 pandemic, remains well below the positivity rate for Berkshire County, the Board of Health learned on Monday morning.   College counsel Jamie Art addressed the board at its monthly virtual meeting to give updates on current conditions at the school and what measures the college has implemented since students returned from winter break on Jan.

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SVMC's Trey Dobson to Appear on Shires Health Program
02:28PM / Monday, January 10, 2022
BENNINGTON, Vt. — The Southwestern Vermont Chamber of Commerce's Executive Director Matthew Harrington will host Southwestern Vermont Medical Center's (SVMC) Chief Medical Officer Trey Dobson, MD, for a live program, ShiresHealth, at noon Tuesday, Jan. 11 on Facebook Live and on CAT-TV's public access channel 1075.    The program is produced in cooperation with Catamount Access Television.   The show will include information about COVID case trends, when to test and how, vaccines, quarantine, isolation, hospital capacity, and more. Audience members can submit their questions live on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CATTVbennington/ or e-mail them in advance to

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SVHC Medical Matters Weekly Welcomes KMarie King
01:18PM / Monday, January 10, 2022
BENNINGTON, Vt. Southwestern Vermont Health Care's (SVHC) Medical Matters Weekly with Dr. Trey Dobson welcomes KMarie King, MD, at noon on Jan. 12.    Dr. King is a pancreatic and liver surgeon and the chief of surgery at Albany Medical Center. She is notable for being the first black female chair of surgery at an academic health sciences center in the nation.   The show is produced with cooperation from Catamount Access Television (CAT-TV). Viewers can see Medical Matters Weekly on facebook.com/svmedicalcenter and facebook.com/CATTVBennington. The show is also available to view or download a podcast on www.svhealthcare.org/medicalmatters.   Dr. King is from

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Glasgow on the Hoosic: The Climate Crisis after COP26
08:45AM / Monday, January 10, 2022
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A UN Climate panelist, a Pulitzer Prize-winning climate author and a zero carbon chair will discuss the fallout from the recent UN conference on the climate crisis, held in Glasgow, Scotland.   The Hoosic River Watershed Association (HooRWA) and the First Congregational Church, Williamstown, are co-sponsoring "Glasgow on the Hoosic: The Climate Crisis after COP26." This will be a virtual event hosted on Zoom on Saturday, Jan. 15, starting at 10:00am.   Register at least 24 hours in advance of this meeting at: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwucOGvpjkvHNASamf5fO0zbOclbvxsYZtm.   After registering, attendees will

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SVHC Weekly Health Update: Jan. 7
08:31AM / Monday, January 10, 2022
  January 7, 2022   Surviving

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