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SVMC Further Restricts Visitors
08:20AM / Monday, November 16, 2020
BENNINGTON, Vt.— In response to a sustained surge in cases of COVID-19 throughout New England and to mitigate the spread of the virus, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC), will discontinue in-person visits for hospital patients starting 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16.   "While we work to meet our patients' needs for the support of their loved ones, we also have to consider their safety and the safety of our staff," Pamela Duchene SVMC's chief nursing officer said. "There is simply no safe way to allow open visitation at this time. We will resume visitation as soon as it is safe to do so."   The

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SVMC: COVID-19 Update September 13
08:10AM / Monday, November 16, 2020
  November 13, 2020   Your COVID Pep Talk from Trey Dobson,

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Feeding the hungry
by buddy 04:12PM / Friday, February 21, 2014

Williamstown Community Preschool Installs New Signage
by Billsville 02:46PM / Tuesday, February 26, 2013


WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williamstown Community Preschool began sprucing up its new home by hiring local sign maker Lindsay Neathawk,

Williamstown Youth Center Thanks Bedard Bros.
by Billsville 02:13PM / Friday, June 22, 2012
Bedard Brothers Chevrolet, through the Chevrolet Youth Soccer Program, has helped sponsor the Williamstown Youth Center's Soccer Program for the 2012 season. In addition to soccer equipment, this
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Williamstown Planners Developing Plan to Link Pot Grow Area to Setbacks
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
02:50AM / Monday, November 16, 2020
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Planning Board last week began filling in some of the blanks in a new cannabis production bylaw it hopes to send to town meeting in the spring.   And it agreed to try to set up a panel discussion with outside experts for early December.   The board has been working on the marijuana question almost exclusively since the failure of its proposed bylaw at August's annual town meeting. The planners are conscious of two concerns raised in the run-up to and in the wake of that meeting: confusion over contradictory proposals from the Planning Board and the town's farming community and criticism that the 2019-20 Planning Board process did not engage

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Transportation & Climate Initiative Touted for Benefits to Rural Communities
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
06:04AM / Sunday, November 15, 2020

State Sen. Adam Hinds, D-Pittsfield, participates in Tuesday's webinar. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A multi-state plan to reduce carbon emissions and invest in more sustainable transportation could be in action as soon as 2022, advocates said last week.   And local leaders are working to make sure that rural areas don't get left behind.   The Transportation and Climate Initiative, which looks to replicate the model of the 2007's Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, seeks to cap greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector, create a market for distributors of fossil fuels to buy allowances and invest the proceeds of those sales into cleaner

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State Reopening Field Hospital at Worcester's DCU Center
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
01:25PM / Saturday, November 14, 2020
BOSTON — For the second time since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the commonwealth is setting up a field hospital in Worcester's DCU Center.   And the doctor in charge of the operation wants all Bay Staters to know that they have the power to make sure more such facilities are not needed during Massachusetts' second wave of the novel coronavirus.   "Once again, I will have to ask our caregivers to rise to the occasion and take care of our communities when they need us most," said Dr. Eric Dickson, the CEO of University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Care. "I know they can do it. They're up to the challenge. But, frankly, they

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@theMarket: Vaccine Hopes Send Stocks Higher
By Bill Schmick,
02:11PM / Friday, November 13, 2020
The first real hope at ending the global coronavirus pandemic was announced on Monday. Drug company partners, Pfizer and BioNTech, announced their COVID-19 vaccine, which exceeded expectations. The news sent world stock markets screaming higher.   Later in the week, some profit-taking developed, but overall the news was met with relief and cautious excitement. Most investors expected the Pfizer drug would be, at best, 60-70 percent effective, so when the company announced it was more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19, stocks soared.   While this was great news, there are a few drawbacks to the vaccine. For starters, Pfizer can manufacture only a limited quantity of

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Williamstown's 'Dispatcher D' Resigns Following Investigation into Facebook Posts
By Stephen Dravis, IBerkshires.com
03:20PM / Thursday, November 12, 2020
  WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A Williamstown Police Department part-time dispatcher who shared racist posts on social media no longer is employed by the town, the town manager announced on Thursday.   Town Manager Jason Hoch late Thursday afternoon confirmed it was the same dispatcher who is accused in a federal lawsuit of using a racial slur in the department.   The employee tendered his resignation following an investigation by Police Chief Kyle Johnson, according to a statement from Town Manager Jason Hoch.    "Chief Johnson determined that there were posts that were inconsistent with the department’s rules for professional conduct and responsibilities

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The Retired Investor: Small-Town America Is in Vogue
By Bill Schmick,
01:53PM / Thursday, November 12, 2020
The on-going coronavirus pandemic has boosted consumer demand for small-town real estate. Whether that trend will continue with a vaccine on the horizon is anyone's guess.    In the meantime, it could be a godsend for those looking to retire and possibly downsize during this period. The obvious driver in this trend change has been the safety factor. The devastating carnage that occurred in the nation's large cities during the first surge of the coronavirus convinced many families to pull up stakes and find dwellings as far from the mayhem (and people) as possible.   Home listings in small towns jumped more than 100 percent this spring, according to Redfin, while

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Williamstown Getting Community Input Before Assessing Policing Policies
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
03:38AM / Thursday, November 12, 2020
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The town is moving forward with a plan to review its human resources policies and procedures but has decided to be a little more purposeful about a review of policies and procedures specific to the police department.   On Monday, the Select Board heard a presentation from Sandy Stapczynski, the president of Andover-based Human Resources Services, Inc. Her firm was hired by the town to do an audit of Williamstown's HR policies with an emphasis on its hiring procedures.   "There's a lot happening now with HR, in particular in regard to recruitment," Stapczynski said. "Recruitment has historically been and remains one of HR's

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Congressman Richard Neal Vists Boyd Technologies
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
01:30AM / Thursday, November 12, 2020

CEO Stephen Boyd, FreMon Scientific's Farideh Bischoff and Thomas Rosenbloom with the ZipThaw, a device that controls the thawing of plasma. Bischoff is holding one of Boyd's smart bags. LEE, Mass. — Local manufacturer Boyd Technologies will be expanding its capacity to produce personal protective equipment and is collaborating with a life sciences company FreMon Scientific on a device for COVID-19 therapies.    Company officials had invited U.S. Rep. Richard Neal to tour the facility on Tuesday and hear an update on their work in the fight against novel coronavirus.   "This visit to Boyd Technologies today reassured my firm belief that there are

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Affordable Housing Trust Gains New Member, Rental Program Reimbursement
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
11:32AM / Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Z. Daniel Gura, image from the website of the Grove Park Foundation. Gura is a member of the Atlanta organization's board.  WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — It was a big night for the Affordable Housing Trust on Monday as the town body received a financial boost and an injection of new blood for its board.   Z. Daniel Gura, a 2006 Williams College graduate who is the director of capital markets and financial systems for Habitat for Humanity International, was appointed to the board in a unanimous vote of the Select Board.   And Town Manager Jason Hoch announced that the town was able to use federal CARES, or Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security, Act

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Letters Show How North Adams Couple Endured WWII Separation
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:50AM / Wednesday, November 11, 2020

The front cover reflects the 939 letters Henry Contois wrote to his wife, Doris. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — After three years in the Army, Henry Contois was eager to leave France for his hometown of North Adams.   "What a life this is waiting to go home after being away so long," he wrote his wife, Doris. "Don't think I'm losing courage, Honey, but honest I'm sick and tired of it all. But one thing I know, I'm not alone. There's plenty of other soldiers waiting just as I am."   They were reunited a few weeks later. His letter, written in March 1946, would be among last of more than 900 he wrote home during his military service. Doris

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