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Health Connector Launches Insurance Enrollment Drive in North Adams
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Health Connector officials are urging citizens to explore their health insurance options during this enrollment season. Open enrollment runs from Nov. 1 through Jan. 31. With expected rises in health insurance premiums under the federal Affordable Care Act, it behooves people to look over their plans and
Senate Candidates Handle Slew of Questions During Debate At BCC
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Most of the questions at Monday's state Senate debate were on the ballot questions, with each of the two candidates taking slightly different views on them. Republican Christine Canning-Wilson and Democrat Adam Hinds are both seeking election to the state Senate seat being vacated by Benjamin Downing. The two
Biz Briefs: Mentors Needed for Financial Literacy Workshop
Mentors needed: Miss Hall's School is seeking area professional women to volunteer as mentors for the 17th annual Money Matters financial literacy workshops to be held on Tuesday, Nov. 15, and Thursday, Nov. 17, at the school's Holmes Road campus. Eighth-grade girls from across Berkshire County will attend the program, which provides
State Fire Marshal Offers Halloween Safety Tips
State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey offers fire safety tips for celebrating Halloween. More children are injured by cars than fire on Halloween, so it’s important for children to learn and practice pedestrian safety and for drivers to use extra caution. Drive more slowly and watch for children who may forget to cross at corners and
Berkshires Beat: NBCC Looking for 'Neighborlies' Nominations
Feeling neighborly: The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition (nbCC) will host the Fall Neighborlies celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue, 53 Lois St. Due to limited parking at the Synagogue, overflow parking will be available at the Stop and Shop on Route 2 (the side closest to
12th Annual FODfest Set for Saturday
Daniel Pearl SHEFFIELD, Mass. — Sheffield-based nonprofit Music in Common (MiC) will present their flagship concert event, FODfest (Friends of Danny Festival), at Dewey Hall, located at 91 Main St., on Saturday, Oct. 29. FODfest celebrates the life of Daniel Pearl - the slain Wall Street Journal reporter who began his
PopCares Annual Dinner Draws Hundreds to Bounti-Fare
Jessica and Nicholas Dabrowski and their daughter, Jordan. Jessica was diagnosed with an uncommon form of blood myeloma five years ago and within days learned she was pregnant. The couple has made it through with support from the community, including help from PopCares. ADAMS, Mass. — It was a tough Wednesday about a year ago
Williams College Adding Capacity to Children's Center
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A mini population explosion brought Williams College before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday.   The college asked the town to approve a temporary modular addition to the school's children's center on Whitman Street.   "The college is experiencing a baby boom,"
Mount Greylock School Maintains Level 1 Ranking
Principal Mary MacDonald gives the School Committee a report on the school's standardized test scores from the spring. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Mount Greylock Regional School has maintained its Level 1 rating, but it would have dropped down if the spring standardized tests had been counted. For the first time last
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Williamstown ZBA Makes Hard Choices at Marathon Meeting
The Girard family at  907 North Hoosac want to replace the red exterior door at left to allow the first-floor bumpout to be converted to a half bathroom. A deck to allow access to the back yard was rejected despite their neighbor's support. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Thursday's meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals
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