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Berkshire Taconic Announces Final Round of 2016 Grant Deadlines
SHEFFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation today announced the fourth and final round of deadlines for competitive grants in 2016. Covering the period from October 1 through Dec. 31, the fall cycle of deadlines is open to regional nonprofits, schools and individuals.   For nonprofits The William J. and
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Mount Greylock Ramble, Ramblefest This Weekend
ADAMS, Mass. — Ramblefest and the Mount Greylock Ramble return to Adams this Columbus Day weekend with a magical twist.   Anyone who has driven through Adams this week may have noticed a magical air in town, specifically the wizard hat atop the President McKinley statue welcoming people to Adams — home of
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'Queen of Katwe': Commanding Performance
You should see director Mira Nair's "Queen of Katwe," especially if you want to feel miserable, sad, perhaps a little guilty, frustrated and angry on the way to becoming a better person. It's the true story of how Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan girl, had her life changed after learning the game of chess. But that's just the
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Letter: Flavored Tobacco Products and Children
To the Editor: As the school year begins, let's be aware that youth are being targeted by the tobacco industry. Big Tobacco is sweet talking our kids with products that are sweet, cheap, and easy to get. Fruit and candy flavors in little cigars, chewing tobacco, hookahs, electronic cigarettes and e-liquids attract youth and contain
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McKnight Elected Chair of Williamstown Community Preservation Committee
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — After a prolonged discussion on the future of the town’s participation in the Community Preservation Act, the Community Preservation Committee Tuesday voted 5-3 to return Philip McKnight to the role of chairman.   The committee went through three rounds of balloting deadlocked between McKnight, a
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Home Movies to be Shown at Images Cinema
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — As part of its ongoing celebration of its 100th anniversary, Images Cinema will participate in the 14th annual Home Movie Day, an international event coordinated by the Center for Home Movies, on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 4:30 p.m. People can bring their films to Images Cinema on Oct. 15 or prior to the event.
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Guard Against Identity Theft - And Protect Your Finances
In 2015 alone, more than 13 million Americans were victimized by identity theft, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. What can you do to guard your identity and protect yourself from potential financial losses? Here are some ideas to consider: * Review your statements. Closely review the monthly statements from your checking
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Professional Musicians Provide Free Clinic To Mount Greylock Band Students
Alex Foster asked students to match the note he played with their voices.  WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Saturday Night Live saxophonist Alex Foster and New York City-based trumpet player Richard Boulger provided a free clinic to Mount Greylock band students.   Last week Foster, saxophonist in the SNL house
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BNRC Releases Plan For Countywide Hiking Trail Network
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Natural Resources Council envisions a day when one can walk through a network of trails to each and every town in the Berkshires.   The organization has been working for the last couple years to do just that. The organization has raised $4.25 million toward the creation and maintenance of
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Mount Greylock to Pay Less Than 3 Percent on Building Bond
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee Monday agreed to borrow $30 million at an effective interest rate of less than 3 percent. The district officially offered the municipal bonds to pay for its share of an addition/renovation project on Monday morning, and within minutes it had six bidders vying for its
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