Passport Parking App for Downtown Pittsfield

Looking for another easy way to pay for parking in downtown PIttsfield? You can use the Passport parking app! Visit the website or download the app. Web Users: ppprk.com/park App Users: passportinc.com/consumers   Pittsfield Zones: 1012 – Zone A (Downtown Pittsfield Area) 1013 – Zone B (Berkshire Medical Center Area) 1014 – Zone C (Municipal Parking…


Spotlight on partnerships: Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito tours Pittsfield with Mayor Tyer

Excerpt from the Berkshire Eagle By Carrie Saldo , csaldo@berkshireeagle.com   PITTSFIELD — Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito said she saw public-private partnership in action during a visit to the city on Thursday. Growing the workforce is in part reliant on “doing more of what works,” she said, and she cited continued partnerships with private developers…


Healthcare: Berkshire Orthopedics affiliates with BHS

Excerpt from the Berkshire Eagle By Tony Dobrowolski tdobrowolski@berkshireeagle.com   PITTSFIELD — One of the county’s leading providers of orthopedic services has entered into an affiliation with the Berkshire’s largest employer, Berkshire Health Systems. Berkshire Orthopedic Associates, located in the Crane Center for Ambulatory Surgery on Park Street, had previously been a private community practice…


Four Freedoms Coalition plans Park Square event to show solidarity to immigrant

Excerpt from the Berkshire Eagle by Patricia LeBoeuf, pleboeuf@berkshireeagle.com PITTSFIELD: After less than a week in office, President Donald Trump has signed executive orders that signal a sweeping shift on national immigration policy, which he has been promising since he was on the campaign trail. He has called for “… the immediate construction of a…


2017 Pittsfield 4th of July Parade Theme Announced

Reprinted from iberkshires.com PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Pittsfield Parade Committee announced that the 2017 Fourth of July Parade theme is “Celebrating Our Heroes.” “Most of the suggestions we received for this year’s theme were based on the importance of patriotism and honoring our veterans,” Pittsfield Parade Committee President Peter Marchetti said. “This theme is broad,…


Bagels Too owner plans to close in 2017; will a buyer emerge?

Excerpt from Berkshire Eagle by Tony Dobrowolski, tdobrowolski@berkshireeagle.com PITTSFIELD — Barring a change in ownership, Bagels Too, the breakfast and lunch spot at 166 North St., will close in early 2017, owner Susan Gordon said on Thursday. Gordon said she is planning to close Bagels Too because she’s been unable to come to an agreement…


Have questions for your state senator? Hinds hosting meetings for constituents

Excerpt from the Berkshire Eagle by Dick Lindsay, dlindsay@berkshireeagle.com PITTSFIELD — As Adam Hinds prepares for his rookie year on Beacon Hill, the state senator- elect wants his constituents’ input on what most concerns them entering the new year. The Pittsfield Democrat has scheduled a community dialogue series next week titled “Speak-Up Western Mass.” Hinds…


Jim’s House of Shoes marking 70th anniversary

Jim’s House of Shoes, one of Pittsfield’s oldest family retail-establishments, is observing its 70th anniversary as a business, which includes the last 40 years at its current location on North Street. Originally founded as a department store on Woodlawn Avenue, Jim’s became solely a shoe store after moving to North Street in 1967. Store owner…