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Conservation District Seeks Endowment of UMass Forestry Scholarship Fund
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Adrian “Beau” Meyer UMass Forestry Scholarship fund was established in memory of the late district chairman in 2005 by Berkshire Conservation District. The scholarship has been actively awarding scholarships of $750 annually since 2013 to a student from Berkshire County or Western Massachusetts
Holiday Hours: Christmas & New Year's
Businesses, schools and government offices will be taking breaks over the next week as the nation celebrates Christmas and New Year's. Christmas falls on Friday, Dec. 25, 2015, and New Year's on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2016.   Christmas is now a state holiday but it wasn't always. The General Court under the control of the
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What to Look For From a Financial Adviser
There’s a lot to know about investing, so it’s a good idea to get some professional help. But with so many financial advisers out there, how can you choose one that’s right for you? You may have to interview several prospective financial advisers before deciding on one. When you talk to them, see if you can get a sense of
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Boy Scouts Scheduling Christmas Tree Pickup Fundraiser
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Boy Scout Troop 88 of North Adams will hold its annual Christmas tree pickup fundraiser on Sunday, Dec. 27, and Sunday, Jan. 3, starting at 12:30 p.m.  For $5, the scouts will pick up any tree in North Adams, Clarksburg or Williamstown. To schedule a tree for pickup, either email
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Baker, Polito Sign Compacts With 17 South County Towns
Lenox Board of Selectman Ed Lane signs the compact with Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito. GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — It started with the six Southern Berkshire school districts.    School officials were looking at the cost of operating each district while noticing student population dropping. They realized they
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Baker Cheers, Challenges BArT Charter Students
ADAMS, Mass. — Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday congratulated the students of Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School on their accomplishments and challenged them to keep building for their futures.   "If we work it right, if we work hard and work smart and make good decisions, you wake up when you're 59
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Berkshire Tidbits: Christmas Goodies, Year's End Events
Charles H. Baldwin & Sons Has Extracts Galore & Plenty More Monday through Saturday, 9 to 5; Christmas Eve, 9 to 3; reopens Monday, Dec. 28 When you are on tiny Center Street in tiny West Stockbridge, you cannot miss noticing that Charles H. Baldwin & Sons, aka Baldwin's Extracts, is really dressed for Christmas. Even
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Affordable Housing Developers Plan to Reuse Williamstown Mill
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The cube is a keeper.   That is the assessment of the architects on the team looking to build an affordable housing project at the town-owned property at 330 Cole Ave.   In spring 2014, the Board of Selectmen voted to choose a group led by Pittsfield's Berkshire Housing Development Corp.
Lanesborough Officials OK Residential Survey on School Project
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The Board of Selectmen are looking to survey voters regarding the priorities of taxes and education.   The Selectmen voted 2-1 in favor of having Town Manager Paul Sieloff complete work on a short, three-statement survey regarding the upcoming building project at Mount Greylock Regional
Berkshire Fitness Company Set to Open in Williamstown
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The newest fitness spot in town will be ready for full operation on Jan. 4, just in time for the traditional start of New Year's resolution season.   But that might be its only similarity with traditional gyms.   Berkshire Fitness Co. on Water Street will feature equipment not seen
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