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Williamstown Con Comm to Issue Statement on Lowry, Burbank Status
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Conservation Commission is close to producing documents that it hopes will add clarity to the status of some of the lands under its control.   The commission this summer has been addressing the lingering controversy surrounding the Lowry and Burbank properties,
North Adams' Mountain Girl Farm Growing Naturally
Katie Barbeau is taking up farming on South Church Street in North Adams. Barbeau is also one of the first to receive a Friends of Animals scholarship toward her studies as a veterinarian technician. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A local mother and daughter are taking a natural approach to farming on their recently
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BEAT Celebrates A Decade of Environmental Advocacy
BEAT's Bruce Winn provides a presentation on the proposed pipeline to the Pittsfield City Council. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Since incorporating more than 10 years ago, it has engaged with a wide variety of issues impacting the local ecology, but the mission of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team remains
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Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Hosts Talk on Abolitionism
ADAMS, Mass. — As important as Susan B. Anthony was to the Suffrage movement, the contribution of Anthony — and women like her — to Abolitionism sometimes goes overlooked. Not at Susan B. Anthony's birthplace. Not on Saturday.   Northampton historian Steve Strimer at will give a talk titled "The
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Are We There Yet?: Summer or School?
Well, it's still summer, but the feeling of fall is in the air ... both in Mother Nature and in the stores, where aisles are lined with colorful signs of school. I personally could not be more thrilled with the weather. A day of blue skies, 70-degree temperatures and a light breeze is perfect, in my eyes. Heat and humidity? Who needs
Williamstown Fire District Considering Town's Overtures
Williamstown Fire Chief Craig Pedercini, left, and Prudential Committee member Ed McGowan. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The committee that oversees the Williamstown Fire District on Wednesday discussed a couple of opportunities to work with the town's government.   Recently, town officials
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State Presents Grants To Rural Berkshire Fire Departments
Selectman Brian Koczela, left, state Sen. Benjamin Downing, DCR Fire Warden David Celino, Fire Chief Scott Eastwood and Selectman Scott Brockway at Thursday's ceremony. WINDSOR, Mass. — The state owns thousands of acres of forestland and trusts volunteer fire departments to protect it. There have been
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'Magic in the Moonlight': Casts Its Spell
Popcorn Column by Michael S. Goldberger   Sony Pictures Classics  Colin Firth and Emma Stone plumb the mysteries and cheats of love in Woody Allen's latest tricky romance. It is an annual cinema treat Woody Allen fans
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Giorgi, Larabee to Receive 2014 'Frankie' Awards
Mike Larabee, left is seen at Curry Hicks Cage with the Hoosac Valley boys basketball team earlier this year. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — All summer, Al Giorgi is the face of basketball in the Steeple City as commissioner of the outdoor basketball league named for his father.   In the winter, Al
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Route 2 Drainage Project Won't Change Flooding at Spruces
The culverts and berm being installed on the Spruces property is to alleviate flooding on the other side of Route 2, not in the mobile home park. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The state Department of Transportation project under way on the Spruces Mobile Home Park property is going to provide flooding relief
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