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The Independent Investor: Potholes Take Center Stage
Can you count the number of potholes you hit or narrowly avoid every day? Do they make your blood boil, teeth clench and trigger a choice euphemism or two during your commute? Unless the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) receives a $302 billion injection of funds this year, it could get a lot worse. And I'm not just talking about potholes. More
Adams Community Bank Offering USDA Loans
ADAMS, Mass. — Adams Community Bank is now offering USDA loans, which assist low to moderate income rural homebuyers achieve their dream of homeownership. Applicants must purchase a home within the eligible rural areas and have a household income that doesn’t exceed the established limits where the home is located. Eligible
Mount Greylock Tries to Avoid Slippery Floors as Temps Rise
School officials are keeping an eye on the humidity at Mount Greylock Regional to prevent another closure because of slippery floors. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Regional School is too big, inefficient and, in many places, literally falling apart.   But it is not without its
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Monument Square Early Childhood Center Director Honored
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Kelly Phillips, a long-time early educator at Child Care of the Berkshires, has been named the Early Educator of the Year Award by the The Massachusetts Association of Early Education & Care, a statewide association of early education providers and after school programs. Phillips is a director at the Monument
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Eph Rowers Named All-NESCAC
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The New England Small College Athletic Conference announced its 2014 Men's and Women's Rowing All-Conference Teams. The 10-member squads are comprised of individuals from the eight league teams based on each team's finish at the NESCAC championships, which are held in conjunction with the ECAC
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Lanesborough Finance Committee Approves School Budget
The Finance Committee met with the School Committee on Thursday to come to terms with the budget before town meeting. LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The Finance Committee is supporting a $2.5 million budget for the Lanesborough Elementary School. The recommendation is $20,000 less than the School Committee approved
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Are We There Yet?: Remembering Harley
No one should ever have to suffer the pain of losing a child. As a parent of a child with two autoimmune diseases, I face that terror perhaps more often than most parents. But I'm sure anyone reading this column, any parent, would feel nothing short of sheer despair should something happen to their child. That's why I cried when
Williamstown PTO Holds Clothing Sale Saturday
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williamstown Elementary School PTO will hold its used clothing sale on Saturday, May 17, from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the gymnasium of the Church Street school.   The annual event is a fundraiser for the school's Parent Teacher Organization, which supports a variety of extracurricular and
Williamstown Recalls 'Big Days' of Celebrations
The Williamstown Historical Museum is showcasing the town's 'Big Days' of parades and commencements. Above, an early Memorial Day parade. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williamstown Historical Museum does more than collect and preserve materials related to the town's history.   It tries to
New Market, Cafe Opening in Williamstown
A new market and cafe is opening on Spring Street. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A new market and cafe on Spring Street is gearing up to open the first week of June.   The Spring Street Market and Cafe promises breakfast and lunch on premises, dinners to go and a full service market in
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