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Coalition addresses homelessness in Berkshire County

Coalition addresses homelessness in Berkshire County

The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition assembled for their monthly meeting inside First Baptist Church to discuss homelessness, economic stability and the housing market as a whole. “This topic came up across the board. Housing and homelessness strikes the entire community,” NBCC Executive Director Amber Besaw said. “It’s not just about the homeless. It’s also about […]

College Internship Program of the Berkshires

College Internship Program of the Berkshires

Founded in 1984 by Dr. Michael McManmon, the College Internship Program (CIP) is dedicated to teaching young adults with learning differences, skills to help them transition to living a more independent and successful life. When the program first began there were about 5 students. Dr. McManmon eventually expanded the property, attended conferences, and spread the […]

Mass MoCA unveils next season’s schedule

Mass MoCA unveils next season’s schedule

The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art unveiled its schedule for the coming winter and spring seasons, welcoming both new and returning artists, installations, performers and documentaries. Mass MoCA Curator Denise Markonish kicked off the presentation Dec. 7 inside the museum’s Hunter Center. Markonish started off by announcing a new publication that focuses on topics and […]

DA Capeless leads vigil with Mothers Against Drunken Driving

DA Capeless leads vigil with Mothers Against Drunken Driving

Inside a silent St. Stephen’s Church, District Attorney David Capeless recited 51 names – names of those who have died in accidents related to drunken driving. On Dec. 3, Capeless lead a candlelight vigil and remembrance ceremony in cooperation with Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Sergeant Brian Berkel and Trooper Jean Thibodeau of the Massachussetts State […]

Community coalition hosts drug talk for interested parents

Community coalition hosts drug talk for interested parents

In a town that proudly battles drug abuse, addiction and the stigma that comes with it, the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition held an event about the effects alcohol, marijuana and opioids have on a developing brain. Alcohol, Marijuana, and Opioids: What Parents Need To Know, a free and public discussion, was held on the Massachusetts […]

‘Faces’ brings out leaders to discuss local opioid addictions

‘Faces’ brings out leaders to discuss local opioid addictions

Over a hundred people showed up to the city’s movie theatre for Northern Berkshire Community Coalition’s monthly forum, where they watched local videographer Joe Aidonidis’ film Faces. Faces, a film that tackles opioid and heroin abuse with a North Adams perspective, was previously shown at the Voices for Recovery event on Sept. 24.  But on […]

Farley-Bouvier leads on sexual assault issues and bills

Farley-Bouvier leads on sexual assault issues and bills

With the issue of sexual assault sitting front in center in the nation’s mind, the Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators convened their first-ever Sexual Assault Working Group on and over 15 women legislators’ offices represented. Local Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier (D-Pittsfield) has been a leader in the recent movement and has brought forward several bills on […]

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