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Letter: Blackmer Stands Above the Rest
To the Editor: I'm writing to express my support for Lisa Blackmer for state representative. I met Lisa through volunteer work in the community and have always been impressed by her work ethic. She is everywhere at once and has always believed in contributing to the whole of Northern Berkshire, not just one town or city. Looking at
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Letter: Bosley Is a Community Builder
To the Editor: When I vote on Oct. 10 in the Democratic primary for 1st Berkshire District state representative I will be voting for Stephanie Bosley. Being that Stephanie is my wife, most would assume that this is a foregone conclusion. However, the reasons that she is my wife should matter to each and every voter when they choose to
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Letter: Barrett Has the Knowledge, Experience to Serve 1st Berkshire
To the Editor: I am pleased to write this letter in support of John Barrett III for state representative. As a longtime professional in workforce development, I can attest to John's personal knowledge and experience on this issue in Berkshire County. John and I worked together when he was executive director of BerkshireWorks
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Letter: Vote for Passion & Experience, Vote Kevin Towle
To the Editor: When choosing a state representative you want to choose someone who is running for the correct reasons, choose the one who expresses passion about everything they're saying, who speaks to you as a friend and has the ability to connect with each and every one in the community with understanding and compassion, the one who
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Letter: Blackmer Outworks Other Candidates
To the Editor: Being a state legislator, contrary to popular opinion, is a very demanding position. It takes great stamina and an ability to juggle 100 things at once, all the while maintaining a sincere ear to listen to your constituents, colleagues, experts, and especially those who need your help. Only one of the candidates for the
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@the Market: Markets Need a Time Out
The S&P 500 Index has gone up eight straight days. The other averages have done the same thing. That hasn't happened since 2013. It's time for a break.   It appears that stocks are in "melt-up" mode. That's a term we financial geeks use to describe an unrelenting rise in equity prices. Consider it an
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Striking Nurses Get Support From Other Labor Unions
Liz Morrison said the nurses wouldn't strike if they didn't believe there is an issue. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The striking nurses at Berkshire Medical Center are finding support from other labor unions.   On Friday, an array of other union members joined the picket line, linking arms with the nurses
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Berkshire United Way Highlights Efforts To Help Area Teens
Pittsfield Schools Superintendent Jason McCandless was the keynote speaker. LEE, Mass. — When Ana Monsalve returned the United States at age 10 after living abroad, she entered school not knowing English.   She leaned on support from her family and the community to learn the language, and then caught up with
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Berkshire Scenic Line Completed For This Weekend
A platform should be ready at the Adams Station for the rail line's next season. ADAMS, Mass. — The final section of the Hoosac Valley Service has been completed just in time for the fall foliage.   The final 6/10ths of a mile of track between Renfrew and Hoosac streets laid down by the
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'Battle of the Sexes': We've Come a Long Way, Baby
Watching Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris's "Battle of the Sexes," about the events leading up to the famous gender war/tennis match on Sept. 20, 1973, between woman's champion Billie Jean King and former great Bobby Riggs, I tried to remember what I thought at the time. I like to think I applauded the dispelling of
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