Fairview Hospital secures $100,000 grant to expand county healthcare network

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U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Springfield, heralded a $99,871 grant awarded to Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington. The hospital’s president described Neal as an “advocate.”

GREAT BARRINGTON – Fairview Hospital is planning to expand access and improve care in South County with the help of a $99,871 Health and Human Services grant. Continue reading “Fairview Hospital secures $100,000 grant to expand county healthcare network”

Pipeline protester, 98, remains defiant, declares she’s ‘ready to go to jail’

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Frances Crowe, a 98-year-old pipeline protester, answers reporters’ questions following her court appearance. Crowe has compared fossil fuel supporters to the likes of late-1930s Germans.

GREAT BARRINGTON – Frances Crowe, 98, is prepared to go to jail if it comes to that. Continue reading “Pipeline protester, 98, remains defiant, declares she’s ‘ready to go to jail’”

Neal, Pignatelli, Hinds tour Lee manufacturer during Startup Day

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State Rep. William “Smitty” Pignatelli, D-Lenox, and U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Springfield, watch Andrea Wagner, Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing’s vice president, give a product demonstration.

LEE – Several Massachusetts officials visited town Tuesday morning for what many have recognized as Startup Day Across America. Continue reading “Neal, Pignatelli, Hinds tour Lee manufacturer during Startup Day”

Airport manager: Proposed hangars will protect planes, improve business

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Kenneth Krentsa, the Walter J. Koladza Airport manager, tours one of his hangars. Krentsa said storing planes like this – stacked against each other – can lead to personal injury or plane damage.

GREAT BARRINGTON – For Kenneth Krentsa, the manager of the Walter J. Koladza Airport, it is passion – not permits – that keeps him and his airport going. Continue reading “Airport manager: Proposed hangars will protect planes, improve business”

SculptureNow prepares 30-piece exhibit at The Mount

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Nancy Winship Milliken stands in front of her sculpture, “Stall.” The 15-foot by 15-foot piece is made of reclaimed cello bowstrings and fishing net. Milliken’s art, along with 29 other installations, will be available for viewing June 11.

LENOX – SculptureNow, in partnership with The Mount, is currently preparing works ahead of their June 11 show, one that – while it has no theme – emphasizes the beauty of the grounds Edith Wharton once called home. Continue reading “SculptureNow prepares 30-piece exhibit at The Mount”

Simulator teaches Lenox students dangers of distracted driving

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Zi Santos, 17, texts and drives during a simulated driving experience at his high school. The program, sponsored by two local insurance companies, serves as an interactive driving lecture.

LENOX – “Oh, man,” Zi Santos, an 11th grade student at Lenox Memorial Middle and High School, said after crashing into the car in front of him. “Damn, he messed me up.”

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Collins Center recommends more than 20 changes for Adams-Cheshire

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Adams-Cheshire Regional School District Superintendent Robert Putnam prepares himself moments before addressing a packed auditorium. Putnam introduced members of the Collins Center who said they found policy changes that would save the district more than $750,000.

ADAMS – Representatives from the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management have made 13 policy recommendations and eight building use recommendations regarding the Adams-Cheshire School District – changes that they say could greatly improve the district’s future. Continue reading “Collins Center recommends more than 20 changes for Adams-Cheshire”

Soundsuit switch-up: Nick Cave’s ‘Until’ dominates Mass MoCA

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Nick Cave’s “Until” is Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art’s largest exhibit to date. “Until” features three distinct sections including a floating crystal landscape.

NORTH ADAMS – Nick Cave, an artist famously known for his explosively colorful, wearable sculptures called Soundsuits, has a new exhibit at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. Continue reading “Soundsuit switch-up: Nick Cave’s ‘Until’ dominates Mass MoCA”

Real southern barbecue, right here in Berkshire County

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Jesse Watkins, Bash Bish Brew and ‘Que’s self-proclaimed pit-master, prepares the restaurant ahead of a Wednesday opening. On Wednesday, the restaurant is open from 5-9 p.m.

SHEFFIELD – Interested in truly southern barbecue but turned off by the 13-hour drive or the $300 plane ticket required to get it? Don’t worry – just make a pit stop along Main Street. Continue reading “Real southern barbecue, right here in Berkshire County”