Fast Track: Awards and hires for Berkshire County: Wingate, BRPC and Cohen Kinne Valicenti & Cook



New recreation therapist at Wingate

Maegan Hurwitz recenlty joined Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place as a recreation therapist. In this role, Hurwitz will plan and coordinate events and activities to improve residents' quality of life.

Hurwitz, originally from Sullivan County, N.Y., recently received her bachelor's degree in therapeutic recreation from the State University of New York College at Cortland.

Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place, located at 140 Melbourne Road, offers traditional assisted living and memory care.

Clocking structures

Berkshire Regional Planninc Commission Senior Planner Caroline Massa and Transportation Planner Justin Gilmore recently completed Northern Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaborative (NAACC) stream crossing assessment protocol training. This means the two are certified to observe crossings — for example: road-type, flow conditions, crossing alignment — and of the structure itself, to collect attribute data information municipalities can use to identify high-priority structures most in need of upgrades and replacements. 

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GenHERation Discovery leadership scholarship winners

The Pittsfield-based law firm Cohen Kinne Valicenti & Cook has selected Hannah Flynn, Sophia

Tenuta and Samantha Watson to attend female leadership programs in Washington, D.C., and New York City this summer.

Through a partnership with the for-profit GenHERation Discovery and the law firm, the women will attend the programs on scholarships. The program, GenHERation Discovery Days, is as an "immersive" summer experience that provides high school and college women the opportunity to visit innovative companies, network with female professionals, participate in skill-building simulations and pursue job/internship offers, according to a release announcing the scholarships.

Flynn is a psychology major at Loyola University in Maryland; Tenuta is a rising senior at Monument Mountain Regional High School; and Watson will be attending the University of Vermont in the fall as a freshman.

The last business brief has been corrected to reflect that Cohen Kinne Valicenti & Cook is in Pittsfield; that not all scholarship winners are from Great Barrington; and that the organization providing the scholarships is a for-profit organization.


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