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High Schoolers Giving Encore Performances of Spring Musicals
By Rebecca Dravis,
05:02PM / Wednesday, April 30, 2014
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Evelyn Mahon and Nicole Jones from Mount Greylock Regional High School will reprise their roles from 'Guys and Dolls' onstage at The Colonial with more than 100 other high school students on May 2.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Getting from Mount Greylock Regional School in Williamstown to Mount Everett Regional School in Sheffield is a 45-mile, hourlong drive.

So it's no wonder that people from Williamstown don't get to see Mount Everett's performances, or people from North Adams don't get to see Monument Mountain's performances. The Berkshires, after all, is not all just around the corner.

But on Friday, May 2, the Colonial Theatre is changing the equation by

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Williamstown Fetes Faulkners on Retirement
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
12:40AM / Wednesday, April 30, 2014
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Carl and Marilyn Faulkner unwrap a retirement gift at a reception at the Williams Inn on Tuesday night. See more photos here.

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Carl and Marilyn Faulkner have been hosting parties and events for 35 years at the Williams Inn.

On Tuesday evening, the tables were turned as more than 100 members of the community lined up past the back doors to express their appreciation to the retiring innkeepers.

"We're not used to doing a party for us," quipped Carl Faulkner. "We're used to overseeing your parties."

The Faulkners have played host to those important transitional moments in life over the decades, from bar mitzvahs, to proms, to

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Williamstown Community Preschool Installs New Signage
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State Committee Hears Testimony on Drug Epidemic
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
10:49PM / Tuesday, April 29, 2014
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State Sen. Jennifer Flanagan, D-Leominster, is leading a special committee seeking to craft legislation related to opiod abuse and treatment. She was joined at a public hearing Tuesday by Sen. Benjamin B. Downing and Mayor Richard Alcombright.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Training, support and treatment centers are critical to stemming the tide of heroin addiction in Berkshire County, as well as across the state.

And so is the funding to keep those resources going.

"Prevention is a fraction of the cost of incarceration. ... We need to move our funding to prevention," Gail Lesure, program director at The Brien Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse, told the state Senate

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GOP Candidate Baker Preaches Jobs, Schools & Communities
By Andy McKeever,
03:34PM / Tuesday, April 29, 2014
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Charlie Baker, in the middle, introduces himself to voters at Joe's Diner in Lee on Tuesday.

LEE, Mass. — Republican Charlie Baker says if he is elected governor, every time state revenues increase it will all go back to cities and towns.

The gubernatorial candidate met with potential voters over lunch at Joe's Diner on Tuesday. Baker has been all over the state preaching the need for more jobs, better education and improved communities.

"I spent most of my time talking about what I call the big three — jobs, schools and communities. Those aren't Republican, Democratic or independent issues, it is just what people worry about and what I worry about,"

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Village Ambulance Recovering From Embezzlement
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
12:41PM / Tuesday, April 29, 2014
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Dr. Erwin Stuebner told the board that new safeguards are in place to ensure Village Ambulance's financial security.

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Village Ambulance Service is recovering from a major theft of its funding.

The Selectmen on Monday heard a report from the president of the board of the nonprofit service, who explained that the agency was making strides to recover from the damage done by the theft of $240,000 over a three-year period by its former general manager and business manager.

Dr. Erwin Stuebner told the board that new financial safeguards are in place, the board has been reconstituted to bring in individuals with business expertise, and the former employees are

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Williamstown Selectmen Reaffirm Housing Decision
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
12:36AM / Tuesday, April 29, 2014
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The selectmen on Monday reaffirmed their decision to build affordable housing only on Cole Avenue. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Board of Selectmen on Monday tacitly rejected a last-ditch appeal from the Affordable Housing Committee.   The board authorized Town Manager Peter Fohlin to negotiate terms of a purchase-and-sale agreement with the Women's Institute for Housing and Economic Development and Berkshire Housing Development Corp. for the transfer of the former Photech mill property at 330 Cole Ave.   The board's selection of the Women's Institute proposal over the more comprehensive plan submitted by Arch Street Development led to the resignation of three

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BMC Offers $4M for Bankrupt Northern Berkshire Healthcare
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
07:17PM / Monday, April 28, 2014
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Berkshire Medical Center has set an initial bid of $4 million to acquire the assets of bankrupt Northern Berkshire Healthcare, including North Adams Regional Hospital.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Medical Center is offering $4 million to buy the assets of the bankrupt Northern Berkshire Healthcare.

The price is outlined in a use-and-occupancy agreement for BMC to operate a satellite emergency facility in the former North Adams Regional Hospital.

The assets include the hospital, VNA & Hospice of Northern Berkshire Inc. and Northern Berkshire Healthcare Physicians Group Inc.

A motion filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Monday afternoon requests the court grant Harold B.

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Humane Race Takes to the Streets on May 3
12:57PM / Monday, April 28, 2014
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Dozens upon dozens of dogs and animal lovers will hit the streets of Williamstown on Saturday, May 3, for the 12th annual Humane Race.

This annual fundraiser for the Berkshire Humane Society is a 5K Fun Run or 1 Mile Walk with or without a dog through Williamstown and Williams College.

Race check-in and registration begin at 8 a.m. in front of The Cottage and Water Street Books on Water Street. Advance registration is $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under and can be done online; day of race registration is $20 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Those who raise $500 in pledges will be eligible to win a Pet Portrait (custom oil painting) by

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Williams Baseball Sweeps Hamilton
By Nathan Thompson, Williams Sports Info
09:24AM / Monday, April 28, 2014
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams swept Hamilton in a NESCAC West doubleheader on Sunday afternoon at Williams’ Bobby Coombs Field. The Ephs won 2-1 in game one and 6-3 in game two. 

With the results, Williams moves to 10-14 (6-5 NESCAC West), while Hamilton falls to 9-14 (2-9 NESCAC West).

In game one, the Ephs sent junior righty Thomas Murphy to the hill. The Continentals countered with junior righty JJay Lane.

Williams struck first with a run in the bottom of the third. With one out, junior left fielder Luke Pierce crushed a ball that one-hopped the fence in right.  He sped into third easily with a triple. The next batter, Thomas Stephens, blooped a ball that nearly

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Public Hearing Slated on Substance Abuse Options
12:23AM / Monday, April 28, 2014
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A state committee will be taking testimony Tuesday on issues related to substance abuse.

The hearing runs on April 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at North Adams City Hall.

The state Senate Special Committee on Drug Abuse and Treatment Options in the Commonwealth is holding two hearings in Western Massachusetts in April, including the one in North Adams.

Monday, April 28, 10 to 1
Providence Behavioral Health Hospital, Holyoke

Tuesday, April 29, 10 to 1
North Adams City Hall

The committee is inviting the following groups to provide testimony: law enforcement officials, district

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