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Three Berkshire Museums Set to Reopen July 11-12
Three of the largest museums in the Berkshires plan to reopen to visitors over the July 11-12 weekend, following Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s announcement permitting museums and other cultural organizations to resume operations. The reopening schedule is as follows: • Mass MoCA will reopen on Saturday, July 11, with
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Massachusetts Moves Into Phase 3; Gyms, Museums Can Open
BOSTON — Fitness centers, movie theaters, museums and other enclosed venues will be able to reopen on Monday with restrictions and the number of people allowed in an indoor gathering is now raised to 25.    "We know that COVID-19 won't be taking any time off this summer. And we need to maintain vigilance if we
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Jacob's Pillow to Launch Virtual Festival
BECKET, Mass. — Jacob's Pillow, home to the longest-running dance festival in the United States, is set to launch a virtual festival with eight weeks of free programming running from July 7 to Aug. 29.  Jacob's Pillow announced the cancellation of its 10-week festival for the first time in the organization’s 88-year
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Williams Geosciences Professor Awarded NSF Grant to Study Boulder Beach Response to Storms
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Rónadh Cox, the Edward Brust professor of geology and mineralogy at Williams College, has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation. The three-year, $340,000 grant will support her research on how boulder beaches respond to storms and how they change over time. Boulder beaches record
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Holiday Hours: Independence Day
  Above, the famous John Trumbull painting depicting the presentation of the Declaration to John Hancock. John Adams is standing on the right of the Committee of Five. Right, the Bill of Rights currently on display at Williams College. Independence Day will be celebrated Saturday, July 4. It is a federal holiday
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The Retired Investor: Big Banks & Big Brother
It is an interesting time for bank stocks. In the aftermath of two federal regulatory actions last week, the money-center banks are becoming more public than private institutions.   First the good news. Federal banking regulators announced that they are relaxing provisions of the Volcker Rule, which was an important part of the
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BCC Pinning Ceremony Recognizes Nursing Graduates
BCC, like many other schools, has been forced to be creative in recognizing its graduates during the pandemic. The graduates have often put their own spin on the unusual ceremonies. See more photos here. PITTSFIELD, Mass. —Twenty-seven graduates of the practical nurse certificate program at Berkshire Community College
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Williamstown Fire District Voters OK Purchase of Tanker Truck
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Voters on Tuesday unanimously approved the Williamstown Fire District's budget in a brief annual meeting at Williamstown Elementary School.   The Prudential Committee, which governs the district, had asked voters to OK a spending plan that calls for slightly less revenue to be raised from taxes in
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New Ashford Shows Love Love on 105th Birthday
Balloons and sign outside Love's house.  NEW ASHFORD, Mass. — There were balloons, there was family, there were noisemakers — actually, fire trucks — and there were jokes, courtesy of the guest of honor.   It was as good a birthday party as one could hope for in the age of
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Massachusetts Lifting 14-Day Isolation for Certain Travelers
BOSTON — The state is welcoming travelers from surrounding states that have controlled the spread of the novel coronavirus.    Beginning July 1, travelers from Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New York or New Jersey will not be expected to abide by the 14-day self-quarantine advisory put
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