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Williamstown Con Comm Seeks Specifics on Spruces Plantings
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Conservation Commission on Thursday evening reiterated its request for a detailed list of the plants that a local nonprofit hopes to put on town-owned land on Sept. 1.   And the commissioners expressed some dismay about having to ask twice.   The Hoosic River Watershed Association,
Baker Highlights Craft Industry With Trip to Berkshire Mountain Distillers
The governor bellies up to the bar to become the first customer to purchase a cocktail from the distillery — thanks to new legislation making that possible. SHEFFIELD, Mass. — Twelve years ago Chris Weld had grown tired of his work in emergency rooms. So, he moved back to Massachusetts and bought an apple
End of Session Review: Benjamin Downing
Senator Downing at the governor's signing of the energy diversity bill earlier this month in Boston. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — State Sen. Benjamin Downing is happy with the state's new energy bill but feels it doesn't go far enough.   Just before the July 31 end of the formal legislative session, the
Williamstown's Highland Woods Fully Functional
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — After a five-month delay caused by a sprinkler system failure, the Highland Woods senior housing project is now fully operational.   Elton Ogden of Berkshire Housing Development Corporation on Monday gave the Board of Selectmen an update on the 40-unit apartment at the end of Southworth Street, adjacent
Doll Makers Donate Two 'Babies' to Williamstown Nursing Home
'Caleb' is Kathi George's newest dolls for sale through her Until Forever Nursery. Next to Caleb's head is a blank doll head that will become a completed baby doll. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Two new residents have moved into Williamstown Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Jenna is only 3 months old
Clark Art Institute to Host Oct. 1 5K
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The inaugural Trailblazer Run will be held at the Clark Art Institute on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 8 a.m.   The 5K trail run, a great way to explore both the Clark's campus trails and the interconnected trails maintained by the town of Williamstown, features individual timed results and is open to runners
Centennial Hikes Across Massachusetts Celebrate 100th Anniversary of National Park Service
BOSTON — The Department of Conservation and Recreation will lead park visitors on free "Centennial Hikes" at 12 parks across Massachusetts, including two in the Berkshires, on Thursday, Aug. 25, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. The DCR-managed parks are part of the cherished and historic
Lanesborough School Officials Look To Shorten Bus Ride Times
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Bus routes can't be much more efficient than they are now, but school officials are looking at small ways to reduce the time students spend traveling to and from school.   Elementary School Principal Martin McEvoy said on Tuesday that he traveled the three bus routes with a staff member from DuFour
Post-Tanglewood, Area Chamber Concerts Blossom
The approach of Labor Day marks the conclusion of the summer music festival season, and so the local classical music scene coalesces, as regional presenters favor intimate spaces for chamber music during the upcoming fall. This will become the dominant genre of music making to be found until next June, when the warm late spring weather
Investors Can Learn Much from Workers
Next week, we observe Labor Day, a celebration of the American worker. And there's a lot to celebrate, because our workers have accomplished great things and, in the process, demonstrated a variety of impressive character traits – many of which also can be useful to investors. For example: Perseverance: Have you ever read
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