The city's Department of Community Development Recreation Program has announced that lifeguards from the Berkshire Family YMCA will be on duty at Onota Lake, the public beach within Burbank Park, effective Friday, July 1.

Lifeguards will be on duty from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, July 4. The regular schedule for beach supervision is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays through Aug. 14.

Burbank Park is located at 500 Lakeway Drive. For more information, call Becky Manship, Recreation & Special Events coordinator, at 413-499-9371.

Jeannie Maschino can be reached at 413-496-6256 or

Community News Editor / Librarian

Jeannie Maschino is community news editor and librarian for The Berkshire Eagle. She has worked for the newspaper in various capacities since 1982 and joined the newsroom in 1989.