Maple syrup production in Vermont totaled 1.54 million gallons in 2021, down 21 percent from the previous year, according to the New England field office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Statistics Service.

BENNINGTON, Vt. — Family nurse practitioner Sophie Jannen, who has several ties to Berkshire County, has joined Southwestern Vermont Medical Center ExpressCare and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians.

PITTSFIELD — Erin Manson has been named assistant director of developmental/residential services and Kara Rogers assistant director of brain injury services at Berkshire County Arc. They will help oversee support of the individuals living in BCArc’s 43 homes.

PITTSFIELD — Dr. Batya Cohen, a member of Berkshire Medical Center’s emergency department, has been recognized with BMC’s 2021 Patient-Centered Physician Award, which is presented annually to the hospital physician who exemplifies BMC’s philosophy of patient-centered care.

PITTSFIELD — Dr. John Burnham, a retired internal medicine physician who served 33 years in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, retiring as lieutenant colonel, has been selected by the Berkshire District Medical Society as its 2021 Community Clinician of the Year, an award that recognizes his profe…

May’s consumer price index jumped the most since 2009. That follows a similar gain over the past three months that has brought the total increase to 6.9 percent on an annualized pace. That is the largest gain in 13 years.

PITTSFIELD — Pittsfield native Jeffry Cadorette, a former director of Rotary International, has been appointed to the board of directors of ShelterBox USA, a California-based humanitarian organization that provides emergency shelter and essential relief supplies after conflict and disaster.

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