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Three Arrested at Pipeline Protests in Sandisfield
SANDISFIELD, Mass. — Three people, including a Lenox man, were arrested on Wednesday at the site of the Tennessee Gas pipeline project by state police. A Connecticut man, whom troopers say tried to flee, was tased.   Two were arrested for refusing orders to move out of the way of construction vehicles and the third for
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Berkshire County Firefighters Complete Academy Training Class
ADAMS, Mass. — Three Berkshire County residents graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy on Monday in Springfield.    John Duval of Adams, Troy Baroli of Dalton and William Filiault of West Stockbridge were among the 25 men and women from 15 departments who completed call/volunteer recruit firefighter
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Berkshire Theatre Critics Association Announces Nominations for Berkie Awards
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Theatre Critics Association has announced the nominees for the second annual Berkshire Theatre Awards, known colloquially as The Berkies. The purpose of the BTCA and the Berkshire Theatre Awards is to promote and celebrate the quality and diversity of theater in the greater Berkshire region. The
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Checklist for Helping You Choose a Financial Professional
For reasons likely to remain obscure, October 30 is Checklist Day. But while the origins of this observance may be a mystery, the value of checklists is clear: They help us organize our time and break large jobs into manageable steps. You can use a checklist for just about any significant endeavor – including the task of choosing a
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Weathering the Storm: What to Do If You Catch the Flu
Imagine you see a weather report for heavy rain. You're headed off to work for the day, and you have your rain coat within easy reach. Do you bring it with you? Of course you do! You bring it with you knowing that, depending on the storm, the raincoat may not be 100 percent effective. But it will go a good long way to keep you dry. As
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Massachusetts Health Connector Begins Open Enrollment
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Health Connector has started open enrollment for 2018, providing members and new applicants the opportunity to pick a health insurance plan for the New Year, and officially kicking off a full-scale, statewide outreach and education campaign. Massachusetts has the highest insured rate in the country, with
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BMC Again Achieves Straight As for Patient Safety
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Medical Center has once again been named among the safest hospitals in the nation by The Leapfrog Group, the nation's leading nonprofit watchdog on hospital quality and safety.  The Leapfrog Group has announced new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades for fall of 2017, and Berkshire Medical Center
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Biz Briefs: Abstract Art Colors Walls at Tunnel City Coffee
Coffee and art Contemporary abstract work by Williamstown, Mass., artists Jeff and Jane Hudson now hangs at Tunnel City Coffee’s flagship shop on Spring Street, marking the next phase of the pair's artistic journey. The show runs through December. Jane Hudson's deftly plotted explosions of color energize the
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Berkshires Beat: Coalition Holds Fall Neighborlies Awards Night
Adia Bourassa was honored with a Neighborly Award. Facing recognition The Northern Berkshire Neighbors program of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition held its Fall Neighborlies Community Recognition Award Ceremony at Congregation Beth Israel on Oct. 18. Friends, family and many supporters gathered to honor and
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Berkshire Curling Club Hopes to Ride Olympic Wave of Popularity
Organizers of the year-old Curl Berkshires says interest in the 600-year-old sport tends to peak during the Winter Olympics. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — You don't need blades to hit the ice.   "I can't skate, but I can curl," says Gerrit Blauvelt. "It's not a requirement that you have any
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