Hinds: Mass Senate passes legislation to curb college campus sexual violence

(from information included in submitted press release) BOSTON — State Senator Adam G. Hinds (D- Pittsfield) announces that yesterday the Massachusetts Senate took strong action to prevent sexual violence on college campuses by passing comprehensive legislation to establish state-level policies for all higher education institutions in the Commonwealth. The legislation was engrossed with a unanimous 39-0 vote.

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Outspoken—WordXWord Youth Poetry Festival Where Youth Speak For Themselves

Community news submitted to us by folks who thought you’d like to know! Pittsfield, Mass. — The second annual Outspoken Youth Poetry Festival will take place April 28–30, 2017 in the Upstreet Cultural District of Pittsfield, MA. The festival is a combination of workshops and performances, including the festival finale to be presented at the Berkshire Museum, Sunday, April 30 […]

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Common Folk Presents: Moon Hooch

NORTH ADAMS, MA — On Wednesday October 5th, 2016 Common Folk Artist Collective of North Adams, MA will present Moon Hooch at the Elks Lodge at 100 Eagle Street. Tickets are available in advance for $12 at https://www.artful.ly/store/events/9658 or $15 at the door. The doors will open at 7pm with the performance starting at 8pm.

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State Health Officials Announce Second Human Case of West Nile Virus

Ochlerotatus triseriatus mosquito feeding on a human hand. Also known as Aedes triseriatus, and commonly known as the ''treehole mosquito", this species been identified as positive for West Nile virus.

Residents urged to continue to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) recently announced the second human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in the state this year. The patient is a resident of Norfolk County in his 70’s who was diagnosed with WNV by testing completed today by the Massachusetts State Public Health […]

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Three Berkshire Nonprofit Organizations Honored at Boston Ceremony

BOSTON — Three nonprofit organizations from the Berkshires were among the 30 nonprofits honored at the State House for Nonprofit Awareness Day, June 27, presented by the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN) and Citizens Bank. The highlight of the annual celebration, the Nonprofit Excellence Awards, were presented to seven nonprofit organizations and employees that exemplify the most innovative, creative and effective […]

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Williams College Summer Theatre Lab Announces Summer Season

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williams College Summer Theatre Lab returns this year for its 12th season in residence in the CenterStage of the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance. The Lab provides current Williams students with the opportunity to create, perform, and produce work alongside visiting artists and alumni professionals. The 2016 season will also feature collaborations with the Williamstown […]

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Arts: Story Slam At The Clark Art Institute

Williamstown, Mass.—The Clark Art Institute, in conjunction with Pastor Mark Longhurst of the First Congregational Church of Williamstown, presents a “ story slam ” on Friday, July 22 at 7 pm. The event, free and open to the public, will be held on the Moltz Terrace of the Lunder Center at Stone Hill on the Clark’s campus. The event celebrates […]

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Rock the Block with the Railroad Street Youth Project

Second Annual “ Generation Block Party ” to be held June 12 Great Barrington, Mass.—Railroad Street Youth Project (RSYP), the dynamic youth empowerment nonprofit organization serving young people throughout southern Berkshire County, is pleased to announce that its second annual “Generation Block Party” will take place on Sunday, June 12th from 1:00 – 8:00 pm. This fun and festive community […]

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Women and Their Olive Trees – a Story of Coexistence and Shared Society

The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires to host Israeli Jewish and Arab women artists in an exhibit of the Olive Tree Project, a story of coexistence and shared society at the Berkshire Museum. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires, in partnership with the Berkshire Museum, will present a community exhibition of Women and Their Olive Trees. The […]

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The Jewish People vs. the Assyrian Kings

“The Jewish People vs. the Assyrian Kings,” with virtual heritage pioneer Donald Sanders at the June 3 Knosh & Knowledge GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. – On Friday, June 3, Knosh & Knowledge will host Donald Sanders, Phd, an architect, architectural historian, and archaeologist who helped pioneer the discipline of virtual heritage in the early 1990s. His special interest is the application […]

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