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 …
New Smartphone Tool Will Increase COVID-19 Exposure Awareness
The Baker-Polito Administration today announced the launch of MassNotify, a new free smartphone service that people in Massachusetts can voluntarily use to let others know that they may have been exposed to COVID-19.  
According to a media release from the Governor’s office today, Massachusetts remai…
$2.65 Billion FY2022 State Budget Announced
The Baker-Polito Administration today announced that its Fiscal Year 2022 Capital Plan, which is a $2.655 billion plan-making substantial investments in critical priorities including housing, transportation, climate resiliency, health and human services, and education to promote economic growth and …
Not So Easy Rider
If you happened to be driving down Hubbard Avenue or Williams Street in Pittsfield on Friday night at about 10:00 or so, and you saw a bright red scooter being driven very slowly by a guy that looked like he didn’t belong on anything with two wheels and a motor, it was…

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