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Got compassion? Berkshire Meadows has the job for you! HOUSATONIC — These days, some see compassion as weakness. At Berkshire Meadows and its community-based homes and programs, compassion is the motivator behind the work, says Liisa Kelly, …
Call him Allen of the Berkshires DALTON — What's the obligation of any business to serve the community it calls home? By the very laws of business, none. That's not the purpose of business. The purpose — plain and …
Adams agency earns high marks for work with young people with autism ADAMS — This is probably no shock, but modern parenting isn't always smooth sailing. Add in an autism diagnosis, and charting a course for your child can rapidly become downright …
Values-based financial planning and wealth management with The Davis Financial Group PITTSFIELD — When was the last time a business asked you about your feelings? Or if you're optimistic about your future? Or, if you're living alone, that you'll be checked on and taken care …
Eco-Genesis Corp. makes sure your cleaners are keeping it clean PITTSFIELD — Across the Berkshires, employers and employees are slowly returning to their offices and other workplaces after months of economic stagnancy. Schools soon face similar challenges …
Recess | A weekly column on learning in the Berkshires
Jenn Smith | Recess: Berkshire educators face summer scramble to ready reopening plans
July 31. That's the date local school districts and districts across the commonwealth must submit preliminary fall reopening plan … Read More
Jenn Smith | Recess: Summer gives educators time to plan for remote learning - just in case
Heading into the summer, and even back to school this fall, schools have one advantage they didn't have when schools closed back in … Read More
Jenn Smith | Recess: Odd end to school year makes unusual sendoff for retiring educators
After all the graduation ceremonies, virtual proms and step-up days, there's still a group I'd be remiss to not celebrate with this … Read More
Jenn Smith | Recess: Still many question marks as schools plot return plans
School might be out for summer, but it's likely that students, educators and families will be working harder than ever over the next … Read More
Jenn Smith | Recess: Berkshire grads feted with patchwork of celebrations
Students, families and educators: Congratulations, you've made it to the end of the school year. It's certainly been one for the … Read More
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When the Springfield Diocese announced plans for in-person classes this fall, St. Stanislaus Kostka School Principal Joseph "Joe" Rogge said, "We're ready." "That doesn't mean we don't have a lot of work to do … more
The Uel Wade Music Scholarship, now in its 25th year, awarded $10,000 to four out of six finalists from among the competing high school musicians on May 24. The annual competition is usually … more
PITTSFIELD -- Approximately 40 to 60 Pittsfield Public Schools educators will soon have their "pink slips" rescinded, said the superintendent Wednesday when he emphasized the need to "keep as many … more
DALTON — There was a slight drizzle, but there was no raining on the drive-by parade Thursday to celebrate the 74 fifth graders graduating from Craneville Elementary School in Dalton. more
A new federal immigration policy ordering international students to leave the country if their colleges or universities offer online-only classes this fall has prompted an outcry from educators and … more
WILLIAMSTOWN — The handoff had to be quick. Robert Putnam arrived Tuesday as interim superintendent of the Mount Greylock Regional School District, less than 24 hours after being hired. He … more
SPRINGFIELD — There will be full-time, in-classroom instruction this fall in the Catholic schools of the Diocese of Springfield, according to Daniel Baillargeon, superintendent of schools. … more
PITTSFIELD — "How do you run a business with half your income?" That's the question state Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier wondered aloud after virtually meeting on Wednesday with nearly 30 … more
The superintendent of Pittsfield Public Schools and the president of the United Educators of Pittsfield will discuss school funding and the return of classes this fall Friday afternoon during a live … more
PITTSFIELD — Taking a break between protests and deep conversations, members of the Women of Color Giving Circle of the Berkshires created a virtual space recently to honor the achievements of … more

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