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Letter: Increasing the Minimum Age to Purchase Tobacco
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07:00PM / Monday, April 06, 2015
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To the Editor:

A recent study by the Institute of Medicine looks at the public health implications of raising the minimum legal age to purchase tobacco products. Thanks to this report, we can add another evidence-based strategy to the toolbox of strategies cities and towns in Massachusetts can use to prevent youth from becoming addicted to nicotine.

A committee of experts at the Institute of Medicine conducted a rigorous review, used mathematical modeling and concluded that increasing the minimum legal access age from 18 to 21 will have a positive impact on reducing youth initiation of tobacco use, particularly in adolescents aged 15 to 17. The report brief states, "Raising the MLA

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North Adams Holocaust Museum Closing This Month
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
04:43PM / Monday, April 06, 2015
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The Holocaust museum on Eagle Street will close by April 24. Founder Darrell English is hoping to find another location.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — After three years, the New England Holocaust Institute has a critical decision to make: Move or close completely.

Darrell K. English, who's run the small museum on Eagle Street on a shoestring, said last week that he will have to pack up by the end of the month to make way for the adjacent Friendship Food Pantry, which needs bigger quarters.

"I will try to keep it here as long as I can," he said, but expected to vacate the premises by April 24. "I did the best I could."

Still, English is keeping hope that the museum

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Williamstown Community Preschool Installs New Signage
by Billsville 02:46PM / Tuesday, February 26, 2013


WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williamstown Community Preschool began sprucing up its new home by hiring local sign maker Lindsay Neathawk,

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AARP Foundation Finances 50+ Offered in May
01:42PM / Monday, April 06, 2015
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Elder Services of Berkshire County's Money Management program is sponsoring a free financial literacy program, AARP Foundation Finances 50+.

The program is open to anyone age 50 or older who wants to get motivated and empowered to take charge of his or her finances, now and in the future.

The program will be offered at the Harper Center in Williamstown in four 90-minute sessions on May 4, 11 and 18, with final session June 4, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Participants must attend all four sessions.

Workshop topics include Basic Principles of Managing Your Finances, Setting and Attaining Financial Goals, Learning How to Make a Budget and Keep to it, Getting out of

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Williamstown-Lanesborough Elementaries OK Superintendent Contract
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
01:24PM / Monday, April 06, 2015
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The Superintendency Union 71 votes to accept a contract with incoming Superintendent Douglas Dias; Mount Greylock Regional School District is expected to follow suit on Wednesday. LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Two-thirds of the Lanesborough-Williamstown public school "Tri-District" has approved the contract for the towns' next school superintendent.   On Monday morning, the elementary school committee members who compose the joint Superintendency Union 71 committee met and unanimously approved a three-year deal for Douglas Dias.   The contract faces another vote for approval on Wednesday morning, when the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee meets at 9 a.m.

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Voter Registration Deadline is April 22 in Williamstown
11:38AM / Monday, April 06, 2015
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The deadline for voter registration for the annual town election and annual town meeting is Wednesday, April 22.

The Town Clerk’s office will remain open until 8 p.m. on that day. Mail-in voter registration forms must be postmarked no later than April 22. Residents with questions regarding the status of their voter registration are urged to call the Town Clerk’s office at 413-458-9341 before the April 22 deadline.

The annual town election will be held on Tuesday, May 12, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The annual town meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 19, at 7 p.m. Both events will take place in the gymnasium of the Williamstown Elementary School.

 

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Mount Greylock After Prom Holds Online Auction
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
02:29AM / Monday, April 06, 2015
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Students laugh at an After Prom activity. The event was started by parents as a way to keep kids out of trouble and has turned into a tradition. This year's event is at Greylock Bowl. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Prom season got under way early last week, and it was no April Fool's Day joke.   The Mount Greylock After Prom committee kicked off fund raising for the 2015 event with an online auction that opened for bidding on Wednesday night.   Bidders can compete for items ranging from a Mountain Adventure Pass at Jiminy Peak to a once-in-a-lifetime experience at the Clark Art Institute now through April 10, when online bidding closes in order to get ready for the main

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Becket's Boulder Grange: From Mansion to Monastery to Macrobiotics
By Joe Durwin, iBerkshires Columnist
10:24PM / Sunday, April 05, 2015
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Boulder Grange in Becket began is life as a pricey Berkshire 'cottage,' later becoming a monastery and then the Kushi Institute, a center for followers of macrobiotic diets.

BECKET, Mass. — December saw the passing of Michio Kushi, who founded the Becket-based Kushi Institute, and was largely responsible for bringing concepts of macrobiotic diet to the United States over the past half century.

"He lived a long and fulfilling life and dedicated himself to the realization of one healthy, peaceful world," said Alex Jack, general manager of the Kushi Institute, in a statement following Kushi's Dec. 28 death.

Since 1983, the nonprofit educational center has been

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Williamstown Fire District Voters May Be Asked to Replace Engine
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
04:14AM / Sunday, April 05, 2015
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Ed Briggs and Ed McGowan look over the Williamstown Fire District's financial statement at Wednesday's meeting. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The elected committee that governs the town's fire district on Wednesday discussed budget priorities for fiscal 2016.   The Prudential Committee held a special meeting to weigh requests from the fire chief and advise clerk/treasurer Corydon Thurston about the spending plan Thurston will present to voters later this month.   That budget could include a significant increase in the district's allowance for maintenance and operations and a warrant article for replacement of one of the department's fire

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Group Aims To Provide Diapers To Those Who Need Them
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
04:15PM / Saturday, April 04, 2015
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LEE, Mass. — It's depressing to be unable to provide for your child. With diapers costing more than $100 a month, that's happening to thousands of parents in Berkshire County.   Most government assistance programs don't cover the cost of diapers and hundreds of parents are struggling or are just one incident away from struggling to provide them for their children. But a group of mental health professionals are trying to change that.   In September, a team of volunteers launched the Berkshire County Diaper Project, which delivers hundreds of diapers to local food pantries to be there for those who need it. In just six months, the group has provided more than

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Mount Greylock Funding Request Explained to Williamstown Fin Comm
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
04:16AM / Saturday, April 04, 2015
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Finance Committee Chairwoman K. Elaine Neely, right, conducts Wednesday's meeting. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Finance Committee on Wednesday finished its review of the relevant warrant articles for May's annual town meeting and heard an update from the chairman of the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee about the district's funding request for fiscal 2016.   Carolyn Greene appeared before the Fin Comm to explain why Mount Greylock's assessments to its member towns is slightly higher than the figures previously considered by Lanesbourough's and Williamstown's finance committees and the public.   After the second of two public hearings on the

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