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Glass Artist Up for Martha Stewart Award
Clinton Smith of Hinsdale is best known for his elegant floral glass paperweights. He is a nominee for the Martha Stewart American Made awards. HINSDALE, Mass. — Clinton Smith never saw himself as an artisan ... until he became
North County Coalition Forum Prioritizes Community Needs
Northern Berkshire Community Coalition held its first of eight monthly meetings on Friday. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Keeping youth busy and out of trouble, senior care and transportation were key concerns at the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition's needs-assessment forum.   Many
@theMarket: From Russia with Love
Stocks rallied this week as news that the world may have found a way to resolve the looming confrontation between the U.S. and Syria. If so, investors can thank Russia for the solution and a much-needed deal that might actually extend into a brokered peace. Last week, I suggested that readers should not worry too much. I had my doubts over
Berkshire Food Festival Serves Up Local Fare on Sunday
Hundreds attended last year's Food Festival to sample local fare. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — North Adams plays host to the 12th annual Berkshire Food Festival on Sunday, Sept. 15, from noon to 4 on Main Street. The event features the cuisine of top area restaurants along with micro-brewed beer, wine, cider
Williamstown Farmers Market Finishing Year Strong
A typical Saturday morning at the Williamstown Farmers Market includes local produce and music to shop by. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williamstown Farmers Market honors its tradition with the motto "Growing community since
Mass MoCA Eyeing West Main Street Entrance
The former water tank building at Mass MoCA will host the Anselm Kiefer exhibit. Eventually, the west end of the campus will connect to West Main Street. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Director Joseph Thompson feels excited for the upcoming season, highlighted by the
The Independent Investor: Five Years After the Crisis
The collapse of Lehman Brothers occurred five years ago this week. In hindsight, this investment bank’s disorderly failure proved to be the critical domino that set into motion economic and financial disruptions that are still with us today. What have we learned? For starters, we've learned that some of our financial institutions
Williamstown Planners Look to Aid Pedalers
Planners would like to make the town's byways more bike-friendly, such as on Route 7, but realize there is little they can do. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Planning Board on Tuesday continued its work on revising the town's 11-year-old master plan and continued its focus on making the town
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Humidity Cancels Mount Greylock High for Thursday
A  heat wave across the East Coast on Wednesday forced the closure of Mount Greylock High because the high humidity caused moisture problems. There are chances of severe T-storms in the region through tomorrow as a cold wave pushes through New England. UPDATE: Mount Greylock High has canceled classes
North Adams Hospital Prescribes Major Changes
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — North Adams Regional Hospital is reconfiguring the services it provides as a way to manage the challenges ahead in health care and health insurance reform. With an estimated loss upwards of $2.5 million in the coming year as the federal Affordable Care Act begins implementation,
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