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Drury High Names Top Students for 2020
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Francisco Alicandri and Holly Boudreau are the valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the Drury High School class of 2020.    Alicandri, son of Linh Brown of North Adams, the boys vice president of his class, a member of Student Council, and the student representative to the North Adams
The Retired Investor: The Virus & the Stock Market
Once upon a time, the world suffered from a pandemic. The global stock markets collapsed. The world's labor force disappeared, and the economies in every corner of the world plunged. All seemed lost until one day, the virus mysteriously disappeared, and every one lived happily ever after.  If you liked that fairy tale, I also have a
Drury Class of 2020 Ready to Make History
Valedictorian Francisco Alicandri spoke of the three Rs of respect, responsibility and resilience the school had instilled in them. See more photos here. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — It was graduation certainly like no other since the first Drury ceremony 144 years before.    Vehicles festooned with balloons
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Clarksburg Write-in Candidate Wins Seat in Light Turnout
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — A surprise write-in candidate has won a seat on the Select Board.    Allen M. Arnold garnered 86 write-in votes on Thursday to beat Karin V. Robert, a former board member who had been the only candidates to take out papers. Robert earned 72 votes.    However, she did win a vacant
MassDOT Offering Municipal Grants to Outdoor Dining, Mobility
Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito explains the $5 million Safe Streets program to provide municipalities aid developing outdoor spaces and routes for the public and businesses. BOSTON — Towns and cities trying to aid businesses in reopening will have access to some $5 million in grants through the state Department of
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Two BCArc Site Managers Promoted to Residential Supervisors
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire County ARC has promoted two site managers to residential supervisers. Jamie Sigoski was recently promoted to residential supervisor, where she oversees the operations of four group homes for adults with developmental disabilities. Previously she supervised a home in Lanesborough.  Sigoski joins a
Berkshire County Sheriff’s Department Brings Video Connect Sessions to Correctional Facility
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire County Sheriff's Department has implemented video connect technology through its partnership with Securus Technologies.  The implementation of video connect sessions went live on May 19 to provide incarcerated individuals with the tools necessary to see and connect with their loved ones,
Mass MoCA Approved for Major NEA Grant
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art is one of a select number of initiatives the National Endowment for the Arts has approved for a major "Our Town" grant. Selected as one of just 51 grants nationwide in this category, the two-year, $100,000 matching grant will support the North Adams Artist
Berkshire Health Systems Initiates COVID-19 Antibody Testing
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Health Systems has begun providing COVID-19 antibody testing in the community, which will help residents to know if they have had COVID-19 at some point in the past, but officials stress that testing does not ensure immunity from the virus.  The testing is available through a blood test and only with
Clarksburg Shifting Annual Town Meeting to Senior Center
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Town buildings will reopen on Monday, July 6, four months after they were closed when the first Berkshire County case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the small town.    The Select Board on Wednesday voted to approve a decision by the Board of Health to open the library, Senior Center and Town Hall next
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