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Governor Sees Manufacturing 'Renaissance'
Gov. Deval Patrick gets a tour of the Crane stationery division in North Adams. Timothy Bizony explains the letterpress process to the governor. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Manufacturing's "quiet renaissance" needs to start making more noise, says Gov. Deval Patrick. Patrick and a host of state
Are We There Yet?: Harvest & Foliage Festivals Abound
What a great weekend to live in northern Berkshire County! The Northern Berkshire Fall Foliage Festival offers myriad fun opportunities for families, starting with the Children's Parade at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. Children should arrive at 5 p.m. in costume and then march to City Hall, where they will receive a ribbon just for
Guest Column: The Need for Mentoring in the Commonwealth
With schools across the commonwealth fully back into the swing of things, this is a perfect opportunity to turn our attention to the education system and think of what we can be doing to strengthen Massachusetts schools and remain a leader in education. While statewide, students here in Massachusetts out-perform their peers, but there is a
South County Expert Offers Affordable Housing Advice
The Affordable Housing Committee heard from Timothy Geller of Community Development Corp. of Southern Berkshire and how his organization has addressed affordable housing. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — When it comes to building subsidized housing, higher ground may not always be an option. But higher buildings can be
The Independent Investor: Week One of Obamacare
In the face of a government shutdown, computer glitches and a mountain of confusion, Obamacare made its inaugural debut this week, so far, so good. The federal government's new health insurance website went live on Tuesday and promptly crashed as did the state of Maryland's site for enrolling Americans under the Affordable Care
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'Rush': Thrills, Spills and Soap Suds
Popcorn Column by Michael S. Goldberger   Universal Pictures   Director Ron Howard shows the story of the 1971 Formula One championship between James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth), left, and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl). The
Hillcrest Dental Care to Open in North Adams on Oct. 8
Hillcrest Dental Care's new North Adams office will feature four exam rooms. The center opens Oct. 8. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Hillcrest Dental Care will open its North County location on the North Adams Regional Hospital campus on Tuesday, Oct. 8.   "Our first day is a pretty full
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Berkshire Humane Society Offers 'Choose Your Fee'
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Humane Society is celebrating Adopt a Shelter Dog Month by extending the Choose Your Adoption Fee program.   This program gives adopters the option to choose their adoption fee on dogs or cats that have been at BHS for 30 days or more.   In addition, the Senior to Senior program
North Adams Group Details Plans for 'Greylock Market'
The new Greylock Market will include activities within and around the courtyard and welcome visitors to Mount Greylock.    NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Some $6 million in private and public funds will be invested over the next two years in Western Gateway
MSBA Invites Mount Greylock to Step 1 of Building Process
Mount Greylock Regional High School is eligible to begin work toward a feasibility study. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — All the hard work of the Mount Greylock Regional School District Building Committee paid off on Wednesday.   "Now," in the words of the district's superintendent,
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