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Audio/security firm certified in new safety system

Lee Audio 'N Security, Inc. has been certified to provide and install the new emergency radio communications enhancement system by Honeywell/Notifier. Company President Richard E. Gore II has attended the installation seminars and received his FCC Radio Telephone license. which is a requirement to distribute and install these systems.The system is a code driven life safety system intended to provide reliable two-way radio and First Net Signal coverage inside buildings, tunnels, and other structures for first responders.Lee Audio `N Security, Inc., founded in 1970 by the Gore family of Lee, is a Honeywell/Notifier Preferred Distributor licensed in Massachusetts and New York. The company has offices in Lee and Clifton Park, N.Y.


Nominations sought for Arts & Humanities Awards

New England Public Radio will be accepting nominations for the 2019 New England Public Radio Arts & Humanities Awards through Jan. 30. Established by the NEPR Foundation, Inc. in 2008, the awards recognize those who have made a positive impact on the arts and humanities and bring awareness to the critical role played by musicians, artists, dancers, writers, teachers and cultural institutions in western New England.Submission forms are available at Recipients will be selected in February and celebrated at the Arts & Humanities Awards Celebration in May. Information/nomination forms:; Vanessa Cerillo, director of marketing and communications, 413-735-6605 or


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Berkshire will hold its January Chamber Nite event with the Lenox Chamber of Commerce Jan. 16 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Lenox. The hours are 5 to 7 p.m. Information: 1Berkshire, 413-499-1600; Lenox Chamber.


Price Chopper raising funds for juvenile diabetes

Price Chopper/Market 32 is raising funds for juvenile diabetes through the month of January. Customers will have the option to round up their change at the register to make a donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the leading global organization funding T1D research. The chain has Berkshire County outlets in Great Barrington, Lenox and Pittsfield.


Event raises $80k for health care agency

The fifth annual Jingle Bell at the Equinox Resort in Manchester, Vt. hosted a sold-out crowd of 160 people and raised more than $80,000 for Southwestern Vermont Health Care. Held Dec. 1, it was the final charity event of the health system's 100th anniversary year. For information about attending or sponsoring the SVHC Foundation's next signature event, contact the SVHC Foundation at 802-447-5017.


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