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.
Coronavirus Front: Top City Doc Says ‘I Don’t Think We’ve Peaked’
Mayor Linda Tyer noted last week that new positive cases had appeared to plateau over recent days, leading her to be hopeful that the city is on the other side of a post-holiday spike.
Williamstown Planning Board Told to Cap Size of Cannabis Grows
On the outdoor side, the board's current draft requires native vegetative screening for the security fencing required by state law for cannabis production sites and restricts outdoor lighting to only that required by the Massachusetts Building Code and/or the Cannabis Control Commission.
Small Businesses Face Friday Deadline to Apply for State Grants
Polito spoke as she, Gov. Charlie Baker and Larry Andrews of the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corp. announced this week's award of grants totaling $78.6 million to 1,595 small businesses.
Baker Defends Phased Approach to Vaccine Distribution
"I really hope — and I know this isn't popular — but I really hope that, early on, we are able with the vaccine that is available, to hit the populations for whom life is most at risk and on whom the health-care system relies on and depends to provide care," Baker said.
North Adams Health Board to Caution Eateries Over Virus Cases
The Board of Health on Tuesday rejected the idea of putting further restrictions on local eateries despite a cluster of positive COVID-19 cases linked to restaurants.
Baker: No Known Threat to State Buildings Related to Biden Inauguration
Baker Tuesday said he saw no evidence that warranted calling out the Massachusetts National Guard to help with security around Beacon Hill or other state facilities, implying that he did not need to mobilize the guard too far in advance without an imminent threat.
Greylock First Local Lender to Process PPP Loans
The certification is a designation given by the CDFI Fund to specialized organizations that provide financial services in low-income communities and to people who lack access to financing.
North Adams Councilor Lamb Not Standing for Re-election
During his tenure, he's become involved in numerous community efforts to boost his adopted hometown, including the NAMAzing Initiative that's sought to enhance Eagle and Ashland streets, helping push the city as a finalist in the Small Business Revolution, and bringing TEDx to North Adams.
North Berkshire First-Responders Getting COVID-19 Vaccine
The clinic was prepared on Thursday night with representatives from participating communities and Mayor Thomas Bernard on hand to go over the plans and run a practice drill so town officials and department chiefs could communicate with their members what to expect.
State Extends COVID-19 Capacity Limits for Two More Weeks
Those restrictions were set to expire on Sunday, Jan. 10. Instead, they will remain in place for at least another two weeks, restricting capacity limits to 25 percent for most businesses and capping gatherings at 25 people outside and 10 people inside, Baker said.