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North Adams Hospital Closure Stretching Medical Services
The weekly meeting of the Save NARH group gives a standing ovation to Michael O'Brien, former head of the local 1199SEIU chapter at NARH, for his efforts in organizing to protest the hospital's closure. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — First-responders and medical entities are continuing to be stretched a
Green-Rainbow Statewide Candidates Launch 'Listening' Tour
Local Green-Party activist L. Scott Laugenour, center, accompanied candidates Danny Factor, left, and Ian Jackson to submit their nomination sheets at Pittsfield City Hall. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A trio of Green-Rainbow Party state candidates toured the Berkshires on Tuesday, meeting with citizens and filing
Adams Community Bank Supports Medical Shuttle Service
ADAMS, Mass. — Adams Community Bank is partnering with several organizations to ensure that individuals from the Northern Berkshire County do not go without health care because of a lack of transportation. With the bank's financial support, partners including the Adams, North Adams and Williamstown Councils on Aging, Berkshire
Lawmakers File Report On Lowering Student Debt
State Rep. Paul Mark, D-Peru, has chaired a subcommittee looking into student loans. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — It used to be that going to college was a surefire way to get ahead economically. High school students across the state  get those acceptance letters in the mail, celebrate, fill out all of the
Berkshire Runners Compete at Boston Marathon
BOSTON — Pittsfield's Stephen Foley was the fastest Berkshire County finisher in Monday's 118th Boston Marathon.   Foley, 42, covered the 26.2-mile course in 3 hours, 1 minute, 53 seconds, which was good for 404th place in his division at the event, which drew 35,671 entrants.   Of the 31,805 finishers,
COOL Committee Promoting LED Lightbulbs
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williamstown COOL Committee is launching a campaign to promote LED lightbulbs. LEDs (light-emitting diode bulbs) are the most efficient bulbs on the market. They use 80 to 85 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs and last up to 40 times longer. LED bulbs generate substantially less heat than other bulbs
Williamstown Zoning Board OKs Cole Avenue Business Move
The former site of Leo's Luncheonette on Cole Avenue in Williamstown is the new home of LaPlante Appliance. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The former Leo's Luncheonette will have new life, but not as an eatery. David LaPlante, the proprietor of LaPlante Appliance, last
Economic Talk Dominates Williamstown Selectmen's Race
The four candidates for two seats on the Board of Selectmen focused on jobs at an election forum last week moderated by Anne Skinner. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The men who want a job with the Board of Selectmen think it's the job of that board to help bring jobs to the region. If that sounds a little
Williamstown Man to Run Marathon With Blind Athlete
Boston Marathon bombing victim Mery Daniel participates in a Harvard road race in the fall with help from Achilles International, a nonprofit that includes runners from Williamstown. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Unlike a lot of distance runners, Dr. Jonathan Cluett never had
@theMarket: Easter Bunny Bounce
This holiday-shortened week saw a relief rally that began on Monday and carried through until Thursday. The markets still have further to go in the coming week before we once again reach the top of this four month long trading range. The question that haunts both bulls and bears is when and in what direction will the markets finally break
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