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Williamstown Elementary Sees Enrollment Bump
School Committee Vice Chairman Chris Jones, right, ran the meeting in place of Chairwoman Valerie Hall, who was unable to attend. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The folks at Williamtown Elementary School may be wondering what all this talk about Berkshire County's population decline is
BMC Confirms Hirings, Medical Practice Relocations
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Medical Center has provided an update on efforts to date in restoring emergency and medical services previously provided by the now defunct Northern Berkshire Healthcare. Employment As of today, Berkshire Medical Center has hired 143 former employees of North Adams Regional Hospital and NBH. This
State Releases $30 Million for Pothole Repairs
North Adams crews patching potholes on Eagle Street. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The state announced good news on Wednesday for motorists tired of slamming into the proliferating potholes along the region's byways. The new Pothole and Winter Recovery Program will dump some $40 million to smooth over the
BArT Gets ZBA OK, But Building Project on Hold
Attorney Sydney Smithers, right, explains Berkshire Arts & Technology's building needs to the Zoning Board on Tuesday. ADAMS, Mass. – The Zoning Board of Appeals approved a variance Tuesday night from a zoning bylaw for construction of an addition to the Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public
Investors Taking Advantage of the Real Estate Market
I've been reading recently of the very significant volume of residential purchasing being done by hedge funds and investors in general and, while we live in a democratic capitalist society, it troubles me. Here we are just four years out from the devastating effects of the derivatives scandals and excesses and once more big money is
Goodwill Donation Truck to Be at the Milne Library
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – The Milne Library will join Goodwill Industries as a donation site every second and third Sunday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Beginning April 13, the big white truck will begin taking donations from the parking lot of the library. Through donations, volunteering, recycling initiatives and sales at
NARH Closure Taking Toll on Community
Supporter pick up lawn signs to support the hospital at the American Legion on Tuesday. A meeting is planned each week at 5 to update former employees and the community on efforts to restore services. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The hope of swiftly reopening at least the Emergency Department at North Adams Regional
Lanesborough Digs Into Police, Fire, Highway Budgets
The Board of Selectmen and the Finance Committee met with department heads for more than three hours Tuesday night to discuss the budget. LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The town department heads of four of the most expensive budget sectors justified their proposed increases Monday night. Police, Fire, Highway and
Forum, Resource Fair to Focus on Hospital Closure
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Community and service groups will come together on Friday to find ways to help those left jobless and without medical services with the closing of North Adams Regional Hospital. The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition's monthly meeting in the morning will focus on how local professionals can support the
Capeless: Heroin Creating 'Public Health Crisis'
District Attorney David Capeless called a press conference Tuesday to both shed light on the situation but also show what resources are out there. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — In just the first few months of 2014, five Berkshire residents have died from suspected heroin overdoses. District Attorney David Capeless
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