I have been working WNAW since 1968, doing just about every job there is. I graduated from Drury High School and served in the US Air Force from 1961 to 1965. First radio job in 1965 was in Presque Isle, Maine and I moved back to the Berkshires in 1967. Things I love: family, radio, long fast bike rides, cutting wood, skating and working out at the gym.
North Adams Names New Fire Chief
Lefebvre, a 12-year veteran of the force, will succeed Fire Chief Stephen Meranti who retired in January 2021 after more than 33 years of service. Meranti had continued in the role of chief until his replacement could be named.
Adams Traffic Commission Approves Cumberland Farms Circulation Plan
The chain proposes demolishing Al's Service Center at 95 Commercial St. and two other structures, all owned by Carol Ostrowski, to make way for new construction.
Massachusetts Marks 2 Years With No Child Fire Deaths
The last fatal fire in Massachusetts involving children occurred in Pittsfield in March 2019, when two children and an adult were killed in a house fire on Lakewood Circle in Pittsfield.
Downing Backs Mandatory Vaccinations for Police, Teachers
The Williamstown Community Preschool is seeking operational assistance from the town for the first time, but in 2011, town meeting approved $223,000 in Community Preservation Act funds to help the non-profit buy the former church at the corner of Main Street and Water Street.
Berkshires Vaccine Team Calls For more Doses
Regional vaccine collaboratives in the Berkshires and around the state say the commonwealth is underutilizing them, despite their capacity to run high-output clinics, and leaving behind residents who live far from mass vaccination sites.
Local Cannabis Dispensaries Support Berkshire Humane Society
The dispensary began volunteering at Berkshire Humane in December 2019. Executive Director John Perreault said a Temescal staff member would come at least once a month to assist with shelter cleaning, a job that most people don't want.
Colonoscopies Save Lives; Prevention is Better Than a Cure
Although it is one of the easiest types of cancer to prevent through routine screening, over 50,000 people die from colon cancer every year in the U.S., making it the second-leading cause of cancer death in men and the third most common in women.
Boskovich Seeks to Give Voice to Voiceless in Williamstown
Boskovich is one of two candidates who have filed nomination papers for an open three-year seat on the five-member Select Board. As it stands, he will be running against Jeffrey Johnson in the May 11 town election. The deadline to file completed nomination papers is Monday, March 22.
Hoosac Valley Schools Preparing for April Return to Classrooms
The majority of health precautions won't change and mask-wearing, hand sanitization, continued cleaning, opening windows, social distancing and other practices will still be the norm.
Mayor Tyer Cautions Residents Against Vaccine Line Jumping
"I know you're anxious," Tyer said to the council and the general public during the Zoom meeting. "We all want to get vaccinated but there is a very specific process, especially as it relates to the timing of first and second doses.