A cultural force in Pittsfield is leaving her post within city government.
Megan Whilden, the city’s first director of cultural development, will be leaving the position she’s held for the past nine years. She will step down on May 16, the day after this year’s first 3rd Thursdays street festival, an event she helped create in 2007 that has since grown into an attraction for thousands.
Representatives of more than 100 social service agencies in upstate New York gathered in Saratoga Springs to raise awareness of available public services.
At the Saratoga Springs City Center, the Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council celebrated its Annual Interagency Awareness Day.
A.C. Riley, President of EOC, said the event offers social service agencies from all sectors including healthcare, housing, and homelessness prevention visibility, and allows members of the public to become more involved with their communities.
A man who as a teenager became fascinated with the Titanic and devoted his life to preserving the history of the doomed luxury liner has died in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Edward Kamuda founded the Titanic Historical Society in 1963 and as its president developed it into an invaluable resource for scientific researchers, explorers, historians, film-makers, and people simply fascinated, as Kamuda was, with the stories of the survivors.
Do women have a special role when it comes to protecting and nourishing the environment? That will be the subject of a talk this afternoon by EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck, who will deliver the Women of Influence in Politics lecture at the Bush Memorial Center at Sage College in Troy, New York at 1 p.m.