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Mount Greylock Project Ahead of Schedule, on Budget
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock School Building Committee continues to receive good news about its timetable and cautiously optimistic reports about the bids for the $64 million addition renovation project.   At its February meeting, the committee heard that the project is still generally on track with its budget
Berkshires Beat: Berkshire Athenaeum teams up with Boston Bruins for PJ Drive
Pajama jam: The Berkshire Athenaeum is teaming up with the Boston Bruins to participate in their annual pajama drive to benefit DCF Kids (Department of Children and Families) and Cradles to Crayons. The PJ Drive's goal is to collect 10,000 pairs of new pajamas for children and teens in need across the stat, including Pittsfield. The
Berkshire Medical Center Sits Atop National Quality Ranking
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Medical Center is ranked as the best performer in Patient Safety Indicators in the United States, according to data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. BMC is ranked number one in the nation when compared to over 3,200 hospitals for its composite measure of Patient Safety Indicators, or
Biz Briefs: Lowe's, Central Berkshire Habitat Team Up for Women Build Month
Building a future: Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity and Lowe's invite women to build alongside future homeowners during the 10th annual National Women Build Month. Central Berkshire is one of 300 Habitat organizations nationwide hosting Women Build projects during the month of May with support from Lowe’s, a longtime partner in
McCann School Budget Reflects Hikes in Fixed Costs, Health Insurance
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The McCann Technical School budget for fiscal 2018 is up 2.7 percent over this year, largely reflecting increasing fixed costs and level state funding.    The school's budget is up about $250,000, from $9.09 million to $9,340,159, and includes $88,000 in cuts. Some $3.7 million of the spending
Williamstown Fin Comm Combs Through FY18 Spending Plan
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Finance Committee last week dug into the details of the town's proposed fiscal 2018 operations budget, which calls for an aggregate 1.98 percent increase in costs across all non-school departments.   The Police Department, Milne Public Library, Council on Aging, Community Development Office, and
Greylock Youth Basketball Finishes Regular Season at .500
Pablo Santos scored 12 points Saturday to lead the Greylock seventh- and eighth-grade boys travel basketball team to a 47-36 win over Dalton in the team’s regular season finale.   Malcom Waynick added 11 as Greylock finished the year 4-4 going into next weekend’s Berkshire County Championship
Lenox's Carpenter Wins Big East Mile
Lenox Memorial graduate and Georgetown University senior Scott Carpenter ran a personal record time of 4 minutes, 3.57 seconds Saturday to win the Big East indoor mile championship at the Ocean Breeze Track and Field Athletic Complex on Staten Island.   Carpenter helped the Hoyas score big points in the event, where Georgetown
Hundreds Rally In Pittsfield To Support ObamaCare
State Reps. Paul Mark and Tricia Farley-Bouvier were speakers for the event. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Congress will soon take up bills to repeal the Affordable Care Act. But hundreds of local residents took to Park Square on Saturday to oppose those efforts, joining thousands across the nation who have held rallies
@theMarket: Market Stalls at Record Highs
Stock market averages made another batch of new highs this week only to fall back in what may be buyer exhaustion. If the trend continues, investors may be looking at a 4-5 percent decline from here. It is too early to tell, because one day does not make a trend. We could easily experience a rebound next week, but I would still consider
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