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Guest Column: Keeping Your Pet Safe This Holiday
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The holiday season is here! Plan a comfortable and safe holiday for the four-legged members of your family with these following tips: •  Decorate safely. There are a variety of decorations that can cause problems for your pet. Light cords, when chewed or frayed, can cause severe burns or electrocution.
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The Independent Investor: Is There a Doctor in the House?
A doctor shortage in America has been predicted ever since the first Baby Boomers started to retire.  Now, that shortage is coming into question as technology and non-doctor, medical professionals are stepping forward to fill the gap. The Association of American Medical Colleges predicts the nation will need 90,000 doctors by 2020 and
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'Dumb and Dumber To': It Sure Is
Popcorn Column by Michael S. Goldberger   Universal Pictures  Lloyd and Harry haven't learned anything in 20 years - thank goodness. It takes some pretty smart writing to make the title characters appear as stupid as they
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Williamstown Chamber Executive Director Departing
Jennifer Civello, right, seen at a Williamstown Chamber event in July, is leaving as the chamber's executive director at the beginning of the year. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williamstown Chamber of Commerce is in the market for a new executive director. Jennifer Civello notified the chamber's
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Holiday Hours: Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving will be observed on Thursday, Nov. 27. The day is a national holiday inspired by the first Thanksgiving dinner shared between the Pilgrims and Wampanoags in 1621 at Plymouth. The living history museum Plimouth Plantation continues the tradition each year with a recreation of the event in which visitors can
Watch What You Eat to Avoid ER This Thanksgiving
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — According to Dee Dee Rintoul, director of the Emergency Department at Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington, the most common reason for Thanksgiving ER visits are indigestion and gall bladder issues from all the rich food. So Deb Coons and Robert Hoechster, who run Fairview's Operation Better Start and
MLK Jr. Day Committee Seeks Nominations for 2015 Peacemaker Award
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The MLK Jr. Day Committee is looking for nominations for the 2015 Peacemaker Award. The Peacemaker Award is given annually to an individual or group in Northern Berkshire. The award, which originated as part of the local celebration of the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr., is made to persons who have
Williamstown Looks into Signage to Boost Safety on Bee Hill Road
The Selectmen hold up town flag submissions for the folks watching on television at home. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Board of Selectmen on Monday directed town officials to install new signage to help increase traffic safety on Bee Hill Road. The board addressed the South Williamstown road in response to a
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Mammography Screenings Resume in North Berkshire
Deb Corkins explains how the new GE Essential mammography machine works on Monday. BMC restarted mammogram screenings at its Northern Berkshire Campus. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — It didn't take long for women to learn they could get mammography screenings in North County. The new GE Essentials machine went
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