How do you feel about a two-month sales tax holiday? The Baker-Polito Administration is filing legislation to establish a Sales Tax Holiday for the months of August and September. This plan aims to support Main Street businesses and local economies and promote economic growth and opportunity as the Commonwealth continues to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Major house fire tore through a house on Barker Road early Saturday morning. Fire Station Engines 1, 5, 6, Truck 2 and Car 2 responded for a reported building fire at 110 Barker Rd in Pittsfield, reported by the alarm company and a 2nd cell call from a passerby confirming active fire.
Pittsfield High School was honored to announce the establishment of two, $100,000 scholarships for PHS graduating seniors from the Vincent R. Ruperto Trust. Mr. Ruperto, who passed away in March 2020, has established these scholarships in memory of his dear friend, former Pittsfield High School teacher Lambert “Mickey” McGinty.
In the Berkshires, the majority of vaccinations are expected to take place at major clinics run by local public health officials, Berkshire Health Systems and Community Health Programs. Some people also have been able to receive vaccines at local pharmacies.