In Brief

Saturday July 6, 2013

Pittsfield: Chamber to hold meet and greet

The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will hold a meet and greet session on Thursday, July 18 at 1Berkshire’s Central Station at 66 Allen St.

The hours are 5:30 to 7 p.m. Both members and staff will be in attendance.

RSVP to by Monday, July 15.

Pittsfield: Brien Center awarded Impact Grant

The Brien Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse has been awarded a Community Impact Grant by Berkshire United Way to partially fund its Patrick Miller Substance Abuse Program.

Established in 2005, the Patrick Miller Youth Substance Abuse Program is a community-based education, prevention and treatment program focused on addressing substance use and abuse in adolescents. The program is staffed with a psychiatrist and licensed counselors who are trained in both mental health and substance abuse treatment. Services are provided in the community and in schools throughout Berkshire County.

This year’s grant will allow the Brien Center to not only continue, but increase school based prevention services in central and south county schools, supporting youth in leading productive lives resulting in the successful transition into adulthood.

Lee: LHS grad named staff attorney at MAR

Lee High School graduate Justin Davidson has been appointed staff attorney at the Massachusetts Association of Realtors.

In this role, Davidson will work with MAR’s legal and government affairs team on state legislative issues, answering the organization’s hotline, and staffing various committees.

Before joining MAR, Davidson worked in the Massachusetts State House as committee counsel for the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. He also served as the counsel for the Joint Committee on Public Service, and as a legislative aide to former state Rep. Christopher N. Speranzo, D-Pittsfield.

Originally from Lee, Davidson is a graduate of Boston College and Suffolk University Law School. He was admitted to the Massachusetts State Bar in January 2011.


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