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BMC Mulling Strategies For North Adams Hospital
There was a lighter crowd at Wednesday's public meeting on the Stroudwater report at MCLA but a number of people continued to object the idea a full-service hospital wasn't viable. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Medical Center may consider seeking Critical Access designation for the former North Adams
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Understanding the Fiduciary Role for Retirement Plans
Serving as a trustee of an Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)-sponsored retirement plan or as part of an investment committee that acts as a fiduciary is an important responsibility. You agree to preserve the assets entrusted to you on behalf of the plan participants and beneficiaries you represent. The legal requirements expected
The Classical Beat: Concert at the Clark Realization of Dream
The Dover String Quartet will perform the world premier of three pieces written by Williamstown composer and music columnist Stephen Dankner at Oct. 12 at the Clark Art Institute. When most people think of classical music, several assumptions are made: this music is
MCLA Receives 'Dual Enrollment' Grant
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has been awarded a $26,000 grant from the Massachusetts Department of Education to fund its participation in the Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program during the 2015 fiscal year. Through the program, academically qualified high school juniors and seniors can register for one
North County Residents Question Health-Care Needs Report
Residents advocated for the return of a full-service hospital despite a report that says it can only function with a special federal designation. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A report detailing in hard numbers the health care needs of the community — one that does not include a full-service hospital — has
Williams Men's Soccer Ties RPI
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Bobby Schneidman made nine saves for Williams College in a 1-1 tie with Rensselaer on Tuesday at Cole Field.   Zach Grady scored an unassisted goal in the 79th minute to erase a 1-0 lead for RPI (6-1-2).   Williams (3-2-1) amassed a 33-11 advantage in total shots, but RPI keeper Rob Dewald
Butler Takes Over As Chamber President
Jonathan Butler took over as the president of the Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 2. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshires as a whole needs to adapt to the "changing economic landscape" to attract the younger generation, according to Jonathan Butler.   Earlier this month, Butler took
Williamstown Selectmen Seek Flag Submissions, Set Tax Rate
Resident Kenneth Swiatek, left, urged the board to consider a Residential Tax Exemption to help strapped homeowners with property taxes. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Board of Selectmen decided on Monday to ask for submissions for potential designs for the first town flag.   For the second
Williams Seniors Urged to Be Open to New Experiences
Bicentennial Medal winner Ethan Zuckerman delivers the convocation address on Saturday. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — As the Williams College senior class entered the home stretch of its collegiate career, the college's president reminded the students not to coast.   Adam Falk used
Letter: Stroudwater Report
To the Editor: On Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, the report came out, and it's 107 pages. In the end, it proclaims the residents of this area don't need a full-service hospital. But when reading between the lines, this area has a higher rate of heart problems cancer, asthma, obesity and an increase of those aged 64 and up. It also
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