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Williams Volleyball Earns Narrow Win in Second Round of NCAAs
08:02AM / Saturday, November 12, 2022
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- Christina Conforti had 12 kills and four blocks Friday to lead the Williams College volleyball team to a three-set win over Wesleyan in the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament.   Celia Adas had 10 kills, 10 digs and a pair of aces, and Lauren Kauppila passed out 20 assists in the 25-21, 25-22, 25-23 win.   Williams (16-8) plays NYU Saturday night at Wesleyan in the third round.


County Chefs Plan Two Benefits for Nick Moulton of Mezze
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
07:12AM / Saturday, November 12, 2022

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — County chefs have banded together to support one of their own during a medical emergency.

On Sunday, there will be two benefit events for Mezze Bistro and Bar's Nick Moulton, who learned that he has a cancerous brain tumor after suffering a grand mal seizure in late August.

A "Team Moulton" benefit event will take place at The Break Room at Greylock Works in North Adams from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and a "Cooks for Cooks" barbecue fundraiser is being held at Cantina 229 in New Marlborough from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This will give the North and South County communities a chance to support Moulton and his family.

Moulton, who is the executive



Holiday Hours: Veterans Day
09:01AM / Friday, November 11, 2022

An image of the 353rd Infantry in France taken two minutes before the armistice ending World War I went into effect.

Veterans Day falls on Friday, Nov. 11, and will be observed as a state and federal holiday.

The federal holiday is to commemorate the service of the nation's military veterans in ensuring peace.

It was first known as Armistice Day to mark the end of World War I at the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. In recognition of the efforts of World War II veterans, President Eisenhower in 1954 signed legislation creating Veterans Day with the goal of honoring all American veterans.

The Veterans Day National Committee choses a commemorative poster

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SVMC to Close Connector Between Hospital and Medical Office Building
02:40PM / Thursday, November 10, 2022

BENNINGTON, Vt. — Patients who use the connector between the hospital and Medical Office Building will be asked to take an alternate route starting Monday, Nov.14, 2022, when the connector will be closed for construction.

Patients are encouraged to use the Canopy Entrance for all entrances and exits of the hospital. This may require that patients repark between appointments in these two buildings. The closure is a necessary part of a significant renovation and expansion of the main entrance and Emergency Department. The connector is expected to remain closed until May 2023.

"Very few patients—only those who have two appointments, one each in the hospital and medical office


Diabetes Management Class Forming Now
02:09PM / Thursday, November 10, 2022
BENNINGTON, Vt. — Type 2 diabetes is a serious disease that causes painful and debilitating complications like nerve damage, kidney disease, heart failure, and eye problems, to name a few.    Learning more about diabetes and how to make important changes can help prevent these serious problems. The Diabetes Education department at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and the Vermont Blueprint for Health have teamed up to provide a Diabetes Self-Management Workshop starting at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, virtually via Zoom.   The workshop offered to small groups by a specially trained leader. It is for people with type 2 diabetes. Classes meet once a week for 6


Williams Field Hockey Advances in NCAA Tournament
08:23PM / Wednesday, November 09, 2022
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Molly Hellman and Pilar Torres each scored a pair of goals Wednesday to lead the Williams College field hockey team to an 8-0 win over Johnson & Wales in the first round of the NCAA Division III tournament.   Shea van den Broek, Liz Scarcella, Kiki Higgis and Faith Stineman each scored a goal for Williams (13-5), which scored three goals in the first quarter.   Carson Stephenson and Gates Tenerowicz split time in Williams' goal, combining for two saves.   Williams travels to Maryland on Saturday to face Washington and Lee.


SVMC Welcomes Michael Silverberg, DO, to SVMC OB/GYN
10:38AM / Wednesday, November 09, 2022
BENNINGTON, Vt. — Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) is pleased to welcome Michael Silverberg, DO, to SVMC OB/GYN and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians.    Dr. Silverberg received his medical degree from Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at Einstein Medical Center in Pennsylvania.   SVMC OB/GYN offers women at every stage of life the opportunity to manage their care and understand their options. From education and prevention to diagnostics and treatment, SVMC's hospital-based OB/GYN services department includes three experienced, board-certified physicians. The


Williamstown Rural Lands Online Auction
08:15AM / Wednesday, November 09, 2022
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williamstown Rural Lands (WRL), a non-profit, member-supported land conservation trust, invites members of the community and their friends to participate in a virtual auction featuring local goods and experiences that represent the best of Berkshire County.   Biddable items range from vacation stays near and far, local adventure experiences on the roads and in the hills, adventures in dining with local establishments – even the services of a pair of skilled builders for a day.   Auction proceeds support the mission of Rural Lands, which centers on land conservation, land stewardship, and public engagement. Rural Lands oversees the conservation of


Mount Greylock Voters Re-Elect Greene, Miller to School Committee
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
09:28PM / Tuesday, November 08, 2022
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Voters in the Mount Greylock Regional School District Tuesday returned Carrie Greene and Steven Miller to the School Committee in the only contested local election on the ballot.   Lanesborough's and Williamstown's electorate ensured that the School Committee will have the same composition for at least another two years by choosing the two incumbents over challenger Christine Enderle in a three-way race for two seats on the seven-person committee.   Greene was the top vote-getter with 2,661 votes in the two-town district. Miller was second with 1,736. Enderle was third with 1,465.   All three Lanesborough residents on the School Committee


McCann Celebrates 20 Nursing Grads in Pinning Ceremony
By Brian Rhodes, iBerkshires Staff
04:52AM / Tuesday, November 08, 2022

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — McCann Technical School honored the achievements of 20 new Practical Nursing graduates at its annual pinning ceremony on Monday. 


The group received congratulations and well wishes from faculty, administrators and several other guests.


Superintendent James Brosnan said the new graduates share a comradery together through the shared experience in the nursing program. 


"I doubt anybody knew each other before they got here, but now they're best friends for the rest of their lives," he said. "... Notwithstanding everything that the faculty did for you, you did this yourselves. You really made it


SVHC Receives Donation from Lundgren Subaru and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
01:37PM / Monday, November 07, 2022
BENNINGTON, Vt. — Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center (SVRCC), a department of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), accepted a donation of dozens of blankets from Lundgren Subaru of Bennington and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Upstate New York/Vermont Chapter last month.    "Blankets are such warm and comforting objects," said Jennifer Coutu, nurse manager. "Patients will feel warm and comforted when they receive one of these blankets. They will know that, beyond the medical professionals here at the Cancer Center and their caregivers at home, their community cares."   Subaru is the largest automotive donor to The Leukemia


WCMA Hosts Annual Plonsker Lecture
12:27PM / Monday, November 07, 2022
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Arthur Jafa will be the featured speaker at the Williams College Museum of Art's annual Plonsker Family Lecture in Contemporary Art at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in the WCMA auditorium.   Jafa will discuss his practice comprising films, artifacts and happenings that reference and question the universal and specific articulations of Black being, according to a press release.    Jafa's films have garnered acclaim at the Los Angeles, New York, and Black Star Film Festivals, and his artwork is represented in celebrated collections worldwide, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Tate, The San Francisco Museum


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