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MCLA Host Special Olympics Basketball Clinic
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Thirty-four student-athletes and members of the student-athlete advisory committee from MCLA offered a basketball clinic on Sunday, Jan. 26, to the Berkshire County Special Olympics team. The students were offered skill work, fun, competitive games and a five-on-five full court basketball game at the James T.
Mount Greylock Committee to Send Warrant to Towns on Feasibility Study
The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee is preparing warrant articles to request borrowing for a feasibility study of the middle and high school. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee will hold a special meeting on Tuesday at 6 p.m. to approve a warrant article asking
Markey Gives Rally Speech To Berkshire Democrats
U.S. Sen. Edward Markey led off the forum on Sunday with a rally speech. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey invoked Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday in rallying Democrats for  the progressive cause. Speaking to open a gubernatorial forum put on by the Democratic organization Berkshire
Statewide Candidates Queried on Mandates, Hospitals
Candidates for lieutenant governor and governor attended Sunday's forum. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Candidates running for the Democratic nominations for lieutenant governor and governor fielded questions from the audience on Sunday as part of a forum hosted by the Berkshire Brigades. The local Democratic
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@theMarket: It's Not 2008
This week the markets lost some ground. In the scheme of things, it wasn't much, less than 3 percent on the S&P 500 Index. By the number of concerned calls I received, you would think we were back in the financial crisis. Investors need to chill out. Let's look at things with a longer perspective than just the first three weeks
Lanesborough School Chair Calls For Vote On SU71
Chairman Robert Barton says the time is now to start looking at other districts because the other districts are looking to expand. LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — School Committee Chairman Robert Barton is calling for a vote on whether the town intends to stay with Superintendency Union 71. Barton says he wants the
Williamstown Con Comm Pursuing Recreational Use for Highway
The Conservation Commission is researching an idea to open sections of Green River Road for bike and walking use. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Conservation Commission on Thursday discussed moving forward with a proposal to occasionally open a portion of State Route 43 to recreation. But the commissioners also
Museum Exhibit Showcases Diverse Interests of Local Collectors
World War I brass casing trench art, collected by Joan and Michael Salke, is one of the exhibits in 'Berkshire Collects.' PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A new exhibit of personal collections from Berkshire residents offers something to interest everyone, but the true memorabilia fan may just think they've died
Library Advocates Call for Funding, Legislative Support
Milne Public Library Director Pat McLeod welcomes advocates from across Berkshire County and legislators to Friday's breakfast. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Library advocates on Friday morning pressed Berkshire County's legislative delegation to help public libraries help Bay Staters cross the "digital
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Are We There Yet?: Snakes and Swords and Fish, Oh My!
This one's for the boys!   My own life is all about girls. I have a daughter. She plays with girls. I work for the Girl Scouts. So I think I naturally gravitate toward events that will please the girls in my life.   But this week I stumbled across a couple of weekend events that should be particularly appealing to
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