In Brief


North Adams:

Sales assoc. joins Steepleview Realty

Bonnie Sinopoli has joined Steepleview Realty as a sales associate, the company has announced.

A Pittsfield native, Sinopoli is a licensed LPN and part owner of a local excavation company with a background in the insurance industry.

A graduate of both St. Joseph Central High School and Berkshire Community College, Sinopoli lives in Lanesborough with her two children, Jake and Ava, and her dog, Molly.

Steepleview Realty has offices in Adams, North Adams and Williamstown.


BCREB to host free employers workshop

Economist Bob Vinton of LMI Works will highlight the Berkshire economy Wednesday at a free employers workshop hosted by the Berkshire Country Regional Employment Board and the BerkshireWorks Career Center.

The workshop will take place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at BCREB’s offices, 66 Allen St.

A labor market expert with 35 years of experience in the employment, education and training fields, Vinson completed a report for BCREB titled, "Recent Labor Conditions in Berkshire County."

Registration: (413) 499-2220 ext. 111; or email


Public school capital grants being offered

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center has launched the fourth round of an open solicitation for capital grants for public schools for the purchase of life sciences-related equipment and supplies.

High schools and middle schools, or community organizations that serve either of these institutions, and are located in one of the state’s 26 Gateway Cities are eligible to apply for the funding. Pittsfield is one of the state’s Gateway Cities.

Schools and organizations can apply online through the MLSC’s website at The application deadline is Friday, Oct. 10.


Customer service rep. wins award

Rhiannon McDermott, a customer service representative at Lee Premium Outlets, was honored at the 19th annual Howdy Awards for Hospitality Excellence by the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau. A dinner to honor the award winners took place at the Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House in Holyoke on June 9.

The winners were chosen from among 48 finalists, who were selected by the Howdy Awards Committee from nearly 400 nominations in seven categories.

The Howdy Awards, produced by the GSCVB, recognize front-line employees in the hospitality industry who go above and beyond in the performance of their duties and provide outstanding service to their guests and customers.


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