The Opioid Crisis and Berkshire County

Berkshire County continues to take enormous strides to combat the opioid crisis, including an extensive history of proactive practitioner education around pain management, more and more providers able to prescribe buprenorphine, and an increase in harm reduction, recovery, and treatment resources available despite the pandemic. In light of this extraordinary work, it was disheartening to see 62 opioid overdose deaths reported last year, up 11% from the year before and the highest number of recorded deaths.

MassDOT Launches Statewide Long Range Transportation Plan

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT’s) Statewide Long Range Transportation Plan update, Beyond Mobility, recently launched. Beyond Mobility will set the direction of future capital planning and program sizing

Undergraduate Internship Stormwater System Mapping Intern

The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC) Energy & Environmental Program is seeking an undergraduate student interested in municipal infrastructure and stormwater management. This project is in support of the town Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) General Permit requirements.