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I WITNESS: What will it take to ban assault weapons?

Welcome to the new America: a breeding ground for vitriol, animosity, and homicidal rage.

Business Briefs: Youth Leadership Program graduates; CHP welcomes Clancy to board; Stanyon joins NPC board; BCC hires Obasohan; staff changes at Jack Miller contractors

Dan Stanyon is a vice president and trust officer with Salisbury Bank and Trust Company and holds the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor designation.

Business Briefs: Silver Solutions expansion; Paid Family Medical Leave sessions; Williams Inn to open; grants for the Mahaiwe; Salisbury bank Community Day

The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center recently received grants totaling $114,000 in support of its 2019 community outreach and inclusion efforts.

‘Berkshire Gives: One Day, One County’ to address critical community needs

“Berkshire Gives: One Day, One County,” a collection drive to gather much-needed food and supplies for area food pantries and shelters that serve the homeless, veterans, people living in poverty, and women and children escaping from abusive relationships.

Interview with Chris Tucci of Railroad Street Youth Project, panelist at ‘Weed Is Here, Now What?’ forum

"Recreational cannabis means that we are talking about cannabis. That’s a good thing. Young people are asking unsolicited questions, neighbors are talking to each other. ... We developed norms ... We’re starting to talk about what does safe use look like for adults? What is the norm?" --Chris Tucci, Railroad Street Youth Project deputy director

Selectmen frustrated by glacial pace of Housatonic School reuse proposal

The plan, the only one the town has so far received after several requests for proposals, calls for an adaptive reuse of the vacant 110-year-old school on Pleasant Street in the center of the village of Housatonic.

Business Briefs: BCC hospitality, culinary program; Fairview acknowledged for excellence; Berkshire Blueprint 2.0; nurse practitioner publishes scholarly paper; new Salisbury Bank executive officers

Fairview Hospital has been named one of the Top 100 critical access hospitals in the United States by the Chartis Center for Rural Health.

Construct’s ‘Warm Up the Winter’ concert raises money for heating assistance in South County

For 50 years, Construct has remained a steady force in South County, providing folks assistance with affordable housing, housing stability, emergency financial assistance and transitional housing.

Redefining good health and good health care for ACA customers—and for everyone else, too

As the “social determinants of health” move into focus, we must reach beyond vital signs, the histories, the medication lists: We now ask patients about housing stability, transportation access, family relationships, caregiving challenges, friendships, food security.

Nurse practitioners, physician assistants vital parts of health care teams

In his letter Dr. Everett Lamm writes: "In today’s health care environment, in nearly all medical settings and not just in rural areas, primary care medicine is increasingly provided by highly qualified nurse practitioners and physician assistants who work alongside physicians in a team setting."

CHP’s Family Services Center offers extra support to families in crisis during the holidays

In the week leading up to Christmas, the needs of families run the gamut.

Restoration of dormant school seen as critical to Housatonic village revival

The primary order of business for Conner and Nappo was to get the selectboard to write a letter of endorsement for Grayhouse's application for $75,000 on an emergency basis from the Massachusetts Historical Commission's Preservation Projects Fund.

News Briefs: Pignatelli appointed to rail study advisory committee; Hinds’ holiday open house; expansion grant for CHP; priority designation for Mount Washington

Through a partnership with the Nature Conservancy, the Schenob Brook restoration/Becker Pond Dam removal project will benefit wild Eastern brook trout and other species threatened by the effects of climate change.

Business Briefs: Permits for CDCSB; award for CHP; new trustee for Barrington Stage; Rotter joins Goodwill; Person leads executive council

Massachusetts Health Quality Partners conducts the only statewide survey of primary care patient experience in Massachusetts, with feedback from over 65,000 commercially insured patients across the state.

Business Briefs: CDCSB annual meeting; new Austen Riggs CEO; DeVries Fine Art holiday reception; Goewey joins CHP board; ‘We Believe’ at Salisbury Bank

In addition to his long professional career at Austen Riggs, Dr. Eric Plakun is also a leader in organized psychiatry and psychoanalysis, the author of more than 50 publications, a member of several journal editorial boards, and a past member of the Harvard clinical faculty.

News Briefs: Anti-bias training for students; health insurance enrollment help

Participants also develop safe and practical prevention and response strategies to address prejudicial behaviors, including ways in which young people can become allies for peers who are targeted.

Business Briefs: Gift for Gould Farm; Marcus Lemonis at Berkshire Money Management; Enchill joins CHP board; new Hancock Shaker Village curator; Rap, Inc. teen...

In his talk at Berkshire Money Management, Marcus Lemonis will address local business owners and economic leaders about looking toward the future of their companies and knowing what to do.

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