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Senate Adopts Downing Amendment on Net-Metering
BOSTON – An amendment by state Sen. Benjamin B. Downing increasing the state's solar net-metering cap was adopted by the Senate on Thursday. The measure, designed to promote future solar development, aligns the net metering cap with the state's 1,600 MW goal of installed solar capacity and further directs the Department of
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'Trainwreck': What Raillery
Popcorn Column by Michael S. Goldberger   Universal Pictures  Greg, Rachel and Earl face life and death in this Sundance-winning slice of modern teen angst. Point of disclosure No. 593: My favorite film genre is the screwball
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The Independent Investor: Are You Ready for El Niņo
It's that time again. Trade winds in the Pacific are blowing west to east, pushing warm water to the surface. In times past, those conditions created havoc with much of the world's weather creating everything from fires to floods, sometimes, in epic proportions. Some weather models predict this year's El Niño could rank among
Bennington Museum Marks Year Filled with Acquisitions
Grandma Moses' painting of the Battle of Bennington includes its future memorialization with the tower in the top right corner. The anachronism led the DAR to reject the painting, which now resides at the Bennington Museum. BENNINGTON, Vt. — The Bennington Museum offers some things old, some things
Lanesborough Combining Third Grade, Splitting Kindergarten
Principal Martin McEvoy, far right, outlines the reason for the grade changes for the School Committee on Wednesday night. LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Principal Martin McEvoy is combining two third-grade classes into one and splitting the kindergarten class into two.   The third grade has 26
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The Classical Beat: Festivals Showcase Musical Innovation
Mass MoCA in North Adams is in the midst of its carnival of musical merriment: Bang On A Can. During late-July, the classical music festival “high season,” anchored by concerts at Tanglewood and at other regional venues, approaches its zenith, with sure-fire programming. Offerings
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Coaching Legend Russo to Coach Hoosac Boys
Retired Williams soccer coach Mike Russo, seen in this 2011 file photo, is moving to high school boys soccer at Hoosac Valley this fall. CHESHIRE, Mass. -- Mike Russo says he is looking forward this fall to coaching soccer ... and just coaching soccer.   "The recruiting is gone, and I don't miss
Williamstown Elementary to Add Assistant Principal
Williamstown Elementary School's population has increased, one factor in the decision to hire an assistant principal. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williamstown School Committee on Monday approved the creation of an assistant principal's position at the K-through-6 school.   The change
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Lanesborough Bulldogs Win State Tournament
PEPPERELL, Mass. — After falling behind to a team that attacked with small ball, the Lanesborough Bulldogs used a big base-running play to regain the lead on the way to a 7-3 win in Monday's Cal Ripken 11-and-under State Championship Game.   Roberto Barron went 2-for-3 with a home run and a double and pitched five innings
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Meetings Set to Discuss Sustainable Mt. Greylock School Project
Two community meetings will be held this week to brainstorm how to incorporate sustainable elements into a new Mt. Greylock high school. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock School Building Committee invites the public to share its ideas on how to incorporate sustainable elements
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