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Williams College Admits 1,150 Students for Class of 2018
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College has extended offers of admission to 1,150 applicants for the Class of 2018. They were selected from a total applicant pool of 6,316, for an overall acceptance rate of 18 percent. “The astounding quality of this year’s applicant pool made the committee’s work especially
Berkshire Legislators Hear From Those Affected by Disabilities
State Rep. William 'Smitty' Pignatelli speaks to the crowded room at Itam Lodge on Friday during the 14th annual Berkshire Legislative Breakfast. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Elected officials at the annual Berkshire Legislative Breakfast on Friday came ready to listen instead of talk. The breakfast, now in
North Adams Prayer Service Focuses on Hope, Gratitude
Ministers from across North County participate in Sunday's service. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — After a week filled with shock, heartbreak and anger, Sunday was a time to celebrate.   An ecumenical group of North County pastors joined to lead a "Prayer Service of Lament and Hope" on
State Treasurer: 'Moral Responsibility' to Reopen North Adams Regional Hospital
State Sen. Benjamin Downing speaks with Police Director Michael Cozzaglio at Sunday's prayer service. Downing said efforts continue to get BMC licensed to operate the NARH emergency room. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — State Treasurer and gubernatorial candidate Steve Grossman on Sunday said the state has a
North County Communications Affected by Radio Tower Collapse
An emergency communications rig has been set up after a cell tower collapsed on Florida Mountain on Saturday night. Update: 4:07 p.m. with information from press conference; complete rewrite throughout. Officials report that service should be restored within 24 hours but new towers will have to be installed to
Williamstown Firefighters to Receive Raise
The Prudential Committee on Wednesday approved a raise for the town's call firefighters. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The board that governs the town's fire district on Wednesday voted unanimously to give a modest raise to its chief, his officers and the town's call volunteer
BMC Seeking Right to Operate ER, Hiring NARH Docs
State Sen. Benjamin Downing speaks with union and community members on Friday night after the hospital's emergency room closed. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Medical Center is in the process of obtaining authority from the Department of Public Health to operate a "satellite emergency facility"
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NARH Emergency Room Closed; Attorney General Investigating
Union members pack up to evacuate the building by police order. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Last-ditch efforts to keep at the emergency room doors open at North Adams Regional Hospital have come to naught. The Emergency Department is closed effective immediately and patients are being diverted to Berkshire
Letters: NBH Board of Trustee Letter to Community
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The following is an open letter to the community received Friday afternoon from the Board of Trustees of Northern Berkshire Healthcare: March 28, 2014 To the members of our community: As trustees of Northern Berkshire Healthcare, we share your deep sense of sadness on this day.  We are an
The Independent Investor: Do Women Have a Choice?
Income inequality between the sexes in this country has always been a problem and it does not appear to be getting any better. Critics argue that much of the blame lies in the choices many women make in pursuing their education and career goals. I beg to differ. In my last column on the subject two weeks ago, I observed that the pay
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