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Cleanup of the Housatonic River’s West Branch Set for Saturday
It’s time once again to clean up our beloved Housatonic River, as the West Branch River Cleanup on the Housatonic River has been scheduled for this Saturday, June 26th.  
The clean-up is set for Saturday, June 26th, from 9 am to Noon: 
According to a media release, volunteers are invited to join the H…
Early Morning Fire in Pittsfield Sends One to Mass General
Firefighters in Pittsfield were called to the scene of a building fire at 25 Hubbard Avenue just before 1 am this morning. Five engines, a ladder truck, and a command vehicle responded. While they were en route additional calls reported a basement fire with a victim&nbs…
Fun For Your Kids in Pittsfield This Summer!
If your kids are looking for something fun to do this summer and you are struggling to put something new in front of them, you may be interested in a new program offered by the city of Pittsfield. There will be all kinds of activities and they will all be held in various local parks throughout …
Pittsfield Recycling Campaign Underway
There was a time when I wasn’t really into recycling. I’m not too sure why. I guess it was just extra effort that I didn’t want to deal with. That was then and this is now. Over the years, I have become quite the recycler. Even so, there is a…
Cummington Non-Profit Wins State-Wide Excellence Award
It Takes a Village, a small nonprofit based in Cummington, MA is this year’s winner of the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network’s Nonprofit Excellence Award in the Small Nonprofit category. This year, a panel of judges raked through over 180 nominations that represented th…
$2.8 Billion in Federal COVID-19 Funding
The Baker-Polito Administration has announced a plan to immediately put to use approximately $2.8 billion of the Commonwealth’s direct federal aid to support key priorities including housing and homeownership, economic development and local downtowns, job training, and workforce deve…
Big Y Program Funding Local Farms in Berkshires
The Local Farmer Awards program, funded since 2015 by community philanthropic leaders and businesses, recently distributed checks of up to $2,500 to 81 farmers in Western Massachusetts and Eastern New York, and several of them are here in Berkshire County...
‘Artswalk’ Returns to Downtown Pittsfield in July
Art lovers in the city of Pittsfield and beyond will be happy to learn that Artswalk, presented by First Friday’s Artswalk, is back this summer, and there is something for art lovers of every kind in several indoor and outdoor locations throughout downtown Pi…
Getting Vaccinated Could Land You $1,000,000
Getting Vaccinated Could get you a cool million. It’s no joke. You just have to be really lucky! 
The Baker-Polito Administration, Treasurer Deborah Goldberg, and the Massachusetts State Lottery have announced the Massachusetts VaxMillions …
Pittsfield’s Public Health Emergency Lifted
The City of Pittsfield is falling in line with the lifting of the Massachusetts state of emergency. In conjunction with the rescinding of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ state of emergency and other COVID-19 restrictions on Tuesday, Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer …

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