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Ecu-Health Care Ready to Aid NARH Employees
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
08:16PM / Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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Ecu-Health Care will have to move from the closing Doctor's Building, but it will be open this weekend to help laid-off workers from the hospital.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Ecu-Health Care is making the needs of those affected by the impending closure of North Adams Regional Hospital a top priority.

The non-profit program offers access and information for people seeking health coverage — a situation hundreds of employees of Northern Berkshire Healthcare will now need.

"Our immediate concern is that laid-off employees of North Adams Regional Hospital, of getting them in as soon as possible," said Executive Director Charles Joffe-Halpern on Wednesday. "Toward

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State Officials Scrambling to Keep Emergency Services Open
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
04:38PM / Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — State and local officials are scrambling to find a solution to the financial woes of Northern Berkshire Healthcare.

"My understanding is that Gov. Patrick basically told his secretaries two words: 'Fix it,'" Mayor Richard Alcombright told a meeting of local clergy on Wednesday. "Hopefully things will be able to be restored to some level."

On Beacon Hill, Sen. Benjamin B. Downing, D-Pittsfield, and Rep. Gailanne Cariddi have been brainstorming options with legislative leaders as Friday's deadline approaches for the closure of North Adams Regional Hospital.

More than 500 people are expected to lose their jobs after years-long

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


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Community Group Sets 'Save Hospital' Meeting
02:45PM / Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A community meeting is being held tonight, Wednesday, from 5 to 7 at the American Legion Hall to plan steps to save North Adams Regional Hospital.

A growing coalition of community members, health-care workers and elected officials, as welll as the Massachusetts Nurses Association, will discuss immediate steps that they believe they can take together to the stop the hospital from closing.

"This is our community. This is our hospital. These are our health services," the organizers wrote.

The group is also encouraging residents to call Gov. Deval Patrick today at 617-725-4005 for action and to encourage him come to North Adams.

The save the hospital

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Astronauts Bringing Music to MCLA
By Rebecca Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
02:40PM / Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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Astronaut Catherine 'Cady' Coleman of Shelburne Falls will join another astronaut on Thursday, March 27, at MCLA for an evening of music and conversation about their experiences in space.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Now that the idea of STEM has gathered steam, it's moving to the next level.

That level? Well ... it's steam. Or more accurately, STEAM, which is STEM with an "A."

What's the "A" for? Arts.

Chris Himes, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program manager at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, said STEAM is an emerging concept but one that makes sense once you think about it.

"Science and arts have never been mutually

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Four to Vie for Williamstown Select Board Spots
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
02:38PM / Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Four Williamstown residents will compete for two open seats on the Board of Selectmen at May's Town Election.

Tuesday was the deadline to return nomination papers to Town Hall, and Town Manager Peter Fohlin reported at Tuesday's Select Board meeting that Hugh Daley, Gary Fuls, Andrew Hogeland and Jack Nogueira have filed for the two three-year positions on the town's governing body.

Select Board Chairwoman Jane Allen and Selectman David Rempell previously announced they would not be seeking re-election for their seats on the five-member panel.

The Select Board posts will feature the only contested races at the May 13 election, held a week before the

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Commission on the Status of Women Seeks Applications
11:47AM / Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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Applications are now being accepted to fill vacancies on the Berkshire County Commission on the Status of Women.

The Commission, which is comprised of nine members from throughout Berkshire County, exists to provide a positive and effective voice for women and girls within the region. Commissioners are drawn from diverse racial, ethnic, religious, age, sexual orientation and socio-economic backgrounds from throughout Berkshire County.

The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, which is the BCCSW’s appointing authority, is now accepting applications for this position. The MCSW welcomes all interested and qualified women to apply. Applications and further information may be

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Big Turnout Expected for North Adams Benefit Dinner
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Sports
09:36AM / Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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Al Marceau coaches the Drury High School baseball team last spring. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Friday night at the Eagles Hall should be a heck of a party.   Its inspiration is a heck of a guy.   A band of city residents have come together to hold a spaghetti dinner and concert to benefit Drury High School baseball coach Al Marceau and his family in the wake of a serious illness that hospitalized the teacher and coach for three weeks this winter.   Mike Crews is one of the principal architects of the event, and he had a simple reason for putting it together.   "If it was me, they would do this for me," Crews said on Monday.   "For Al, there is

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McCann Classroom Equipped for Long-Distance Learning
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
08:44AM / Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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McCann students were able to get a history lesson from the Truman Library through the new long-distance learning classroom. Superintendent James Brosnan joined them for the first teleconference.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – McCann Technical School held its first teleconference Tuesday afternoon.

Students of Ken Recore’s 10th grade history course met with other schools from across the country online and discussed post-World War II America with Mark Adams, educational specialist at the Harry S. Truman Library & Museum in Missouri.

McCann has a newly installed teleconference room for long-distance learning with two televisions, webcams, microphones and computer-ready desks.

Students

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Ethical Complaints Raised Against Lanesborough Officials
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
03:44AM / Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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The Board of Selectmen did not respond to the complaint.

LANESOROUGH, Mass. — A town resident is alleging that the chairman of the School Committee is using the Board of Selectmen as a "front to serve some other agenda."

Rich Cohen, a former School Committee member, filed a complaint with the town and the Selectmen on Monday accusing the board and the School Committee chairman of unethical behavior.

He cited two instances in which School Committee Chairman Robert Barton has pushed issues pertaining to the Elementary School through the Board of Selectmen without consulting with the rest of the School Committee.

Earlier this year, Barton requested a total of $5,000 for a

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Local Reactions Continue Over Hospital's Closing
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
12:34AM / Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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NAAS General Manager John Meaney Jr. told the City Council that turnaround time for an ambulance going to Pittsfield or Bennington, Vt., was 90 minutes to 2 hours, while transporting to North Adams kept a vehicle out of service for 15 to 20 minutes.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Thirty years ago, Michael D. Wilber was protesting "midnight movers" like X-Tyal that closed their doors in the middle of the night, leaving employees out in the cold.

Now he wants the community to rally to keep the doors open at North Adams Regional Hospital.

"The only way we can fight this outrage is to show up," the former union leader said Tuesday night, calling for an

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