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BMC Closes on North Adams Hospital Property
Berkshire Medical Center is now the owner of the former North Adams Regional Hospital and its campus. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Medical Center closed on the bankrupt properties of Northern Berkshire Healthcare on Friday. BMC, as outlined in the bidding process through U.S. Bankruptcy Court two months
Letter: New Paths to Youth Nicotine Addiction
To the Editor: As school begins again in Berkshire County, I want to remind parents in our area that the tobacco industry continues to produce new and varied nicotine delivery products, like e-cigarettes and vape pens that are sweet, cheap and easy for young people to get. These products are not regulated by the FDA so there is no way of
Lanesborough School Waiting For State Legal Opinion On SU71
Attorney Fred Dupere, right, told School Committee members Regina DiLego and Robert Barton that the state has been delayed in rendering its opinion. LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The School Committee is still waiting for the state to weigh in on how it could dissolve Superintendency Union
Lt Gov. Candidate Kerrigan Confident With Berkshire Support
Former City Councilor Pete White, Pittsfield's Shannon Grant Coordinator Adam Hinds, lieutenant governor candidate Steve Kerrigan and Sheriff Thomas Bowler at a meet and greet at Mad Jack's last Tuesday. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — In 2009, state and federal officials broke ground on the Soldier
College, Criminal Processes for Sexual Assault Cases Not in Conflict
An emergency call box on the Williams College campus. iBerkshires spoke with the college's sexual assault prevention director and the district attorney about the roles of the educational and legal system in campus assaults. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Last spring's national discussion about sexual assault on
Larabee, Giorgi Honored With 'Frankie' Awards
Al Giorgi, left, and Mike Larabee are seated with their awards. Behind, from left, are presenter Frank Bird, Frank Zoltek's daughters (Heather Regan and Sherri Tracey) and presenter Bill Robinson. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Al Giorgi left no doubt about the source of his passion for
Former Finance Director Returns to Williamstown as Pastor
Chuck St. John, the town's former finance director, has returned to Williamstown as pastor of First Baptist Church. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — When Charles "Chuck" St. John left North County three years ago to answer God's call, he never expected to be called back.   But St.
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Holiday Hours: Labor Day
Labor Day is being celebrated Monday, Sept. 1. Memorial Day was established as a federal holiday in 1971 by Congress and is held on the first Monday of September. Read a history of Labor Day here. The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union.
Northern Berkshire Pediatric Opens Williamstown Satellite Office
Northern Berkshire Pediatrics to open Williamstown office. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — It is not quite a house call, but it may be a good call for families in Williamstown and Bennington County, Vt., who take their children to Northern Berkshire Pediatrics.   The North Adams-based practice on
@theMarket: What's Up With Bonds?
At the beginning of the year, Wall Street was certain that interest rates were on their way up. Investors dumped all kinds of bonds anticipating that prices would plummet. Bond prices did the upset. Go figure. The reversal caught just about everyone by surprise (including me). The thinking behind the bond call was straightforward. The Fed
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