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North Adams Remembers Its 3,400 Fallen Veterans
Staff Sgt. Louis Beveraggi of North Adams speaks at the ceremony at the American Legion. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — More than 3,400 wreaths were laid at the gravestones of the city's veterans on Saturday to honor their memory.    Dozens of volunteers at Southview Cemetery braved the rainy day to set
Supplemental Bill Has $1M for Rural Schools, $200K for Barton's Crossing
BOSTON — The Legislature's recently passed $541 million closeout supplemental budget for fiscal 2019 includes another $1 million rural school aid, for in fiscal 2020, for a total of $3.5 million in rural school aid this fiscal year.    "I'm happy to see this bill make those investments in public education,
Lanesborough Tigers Show Improvement, but Drop Second Game at World Championships
CANTON, Ohio -- The Lanesborough Tigers Friday dropped their second of two games at the World Youth Football Championships, falling to the Montana Outlaws, 30-0.   "The Outlaws had a very well-oiled passing attack that included four or five wideouts on each play, which is something the Tigers have never played defense
Williamstown Fire District Presents Organizational Assessment to Public
New Prudential Committee members Richard Reynolds, left, and David Moresi follow Wednesday's presentation.   WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A consultant from New Hampshire confirmed Wednesday an argument that Williamstown Fire District officials have been making to voters for more than a
@theMarket: The 'Apprentice' Manages the Markets
Where to begin? The China trade deal, the UK elections, the impeachment of the president? Let's not forget the agreement on a new North American trade deal as well. It was a heck of a week and Donald Trump flawlessly controlled the news flow.   Boris Johnson, the Conservative Party leader and prime minister of England, won the
Rain, Rain and Then ... Snow? Wet Weekend Ahead
Next week will bring a cross-country storm, but the path it takes will determine what parts of the Northeast and Midwest see snow: — AccuWeather (@breakingweather) December 13, 2019 This weekend is starting off with icy rain that will switch to drenching, and then the
State Income Tax to Drop for Sixth Time This Decade
BOSTON — Massachusetts residents are getting some income tax relief in the new year with individual rate dropping to its lowest in years thanks to a state law passed nearly two decades ago.    Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday said the state's Part B individual income tax rate will be reduced from 5.05 percent to 5
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The Independent Investor: False Promises Hit Farmers, Manufacturers
The very people who were supposed to benefit from making America great again have become victims of the man who promised them so much but has delivered so little.   While the Rust Belt states of Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Pennsylvania teeter on the edge of recession, those in the agricultural sector (also
BCC's Nursing Program Restored to Full Approval
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College's Associate Degree in Nursing program is once again in full compliance with the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing requirements and will start accepting students again in the fall of 2020. This news was announced at the Board of Registration in Nursing's Dec. 11
'Dark Waters': 'They Were All My Sons'
"They were all my sons." — Joe, in Arthur Miller's "All My Sons"   Pogo's Walt Kelly capsulized man's inhumanity to man when he coined a cynical variation on U.S. Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's 1813 missive to Army General William Henry Harrison, informing, after the victory at Lake Erie,
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