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Great Barrington architect honored

Architect Stephen Gerard Dietemann, of Great Barrington, received a merit award for his work on the Carr Residence in Great Barrington recently at the Western Massachusetts Chapter of the American Institute of Architect's annual meeting in Holyoke.

Jones Whitsett Architects of Greenfield in association with Dietz & Company Architects of Springfield received a citation award for the Colegrove Park School in North Adams.

The WMAIA received 21 submissions for design awards in the citation award, merit award and honor award categories.


State gas prices rise two cents

Gasoline prices in Massachusetts rose two cents this week, according to AAA Northeast.

AAA's survey of state gas prices Monday found self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.29 per gallon. The state price is eight cents lower than the national price for regular unleaded of $2.37. A year ago at this time, the average gas price in Massachusetts was 34 cents lower at $1.95 per gallon.

The range in prices for the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular in Massachusetts is 25 cents, from a low of $2.19 to a high of $2.44.


SVHC appoints three to board of trustees

Wayne Granquist, Connie A. Jastremski and Angeline Marano have been appointed to Southwestern Vermont Health Care's Board of Trustees.

Granquist is a consultant to nonprofit organizations on strategic planning, governance and management board relations, and was appointed by the Governor of Vermont to chairs the Southern Vermont Economic Development Zone Committee in 2015. He served as chief of staff to U.S. Senator Abraham Ribicoff of Connecticut from 1964-69, and as Associate Director of the U.S, Office of Budget and Management from 1977-81.

Jastremski has five decades of nursing experience, has published nearly 100 research papers and and served on the editorial boards of several journals. Marano is the director of health services at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. and is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Education.


Boys & Girls Club receives donation from 99 Restaurant

The Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires in Pittsfield has received a $9,948 donation from the 99 Restaurant in Pittsfield as part of that restaurant chain's annual October fund raiser on behalf of local Boys & Girls Clubs.

The amount raised by the chain's Pittsfield's restaurant was the eighth highest of the 106 Ninety Nine eateries that participated in the fundraiser.

The club will use the funding to support the many programs and services it conducts for Berkshire County youth.


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