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North/South Rail Group Narrowing Potential New York City Market
The group includes representatives from various stakeholders in the county. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Who will actually use the possible New York-to-Pittsfield passenger rail?   That's the question the NYC/Berkshire Passenger Rail Working Group is now looking to answer. The group has been tasked by the
Williams Women's Soccer Earns Top Seed in Conference Tourney
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Kristina Alvarado scored two goals Saturday to lead the Williams college women's soccer team to a 3-0 win over Tufts as the Ephs secured the top spot in the upcoming NESCAC Championship tournament.   Evan Gancedo scored, and Alison Lu had a pair of assists.   Olivia Barnhill and Whitney
1Berkshire Releases Report on Attracting, Retaining Millennials
1Berkshire President and CEO Jonathan Butler says during the two years the BIG was ongoing, his organization made a conscious effort to keep the millennial generation in mind when launching programs.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — There is a hole in the county's demographics. But there is also a clear path to fill
'Professor Marston and the Wonder Women': La Différence to the Rescue
I was a terrible grammar school student. Bored out of my mind, I survived the droning lessons by drawing cars and baseball stadiums. It also didn't help that I was rather sleepy in class, the result of loving, liberal parents who allowed me to watch old movies on TV way past a growing boy's acceptable bedtime. The one exception to this
Destination Williamstown Names New Director
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Destination Williamstown has appointed Kate Abbott to serve as its director. Abbott will lead the content and growth of Williamstown’s digital presence for arts, events and all things interesting in and around the Northern Berkshires. She is stepping in as outgoing DW curator Sandra Thomas moves on to help
Williamstown Finance Endorses Police Station, School Regionalization
Elisabeth Goodman was elected to chair Williamstown's Finance Committee. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Finance Committee on Wednesday heard about three projects that town voters will be asked to support at special meetings over the next few weeks.   The committee voted unanimously to support the plan of
Work Group Discusses Stigma Associated With Heroin Use
  Michaels said the cost to society in dealing with substance use issues is in the $400 billion range. But, most of that is dedicated to dealing with the consequences after and not prevention or treatment. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Terms like junky, addict, drug abuser, clean versus dirty, carry a
The Independent Investor: Taketh Care of Your Workers and They Will Taketh Care of You
Employers have had it all their own way for a decade or more. They have been able to freeze wages, cut benefits, force overtime and even deny vacations with impunity. Now, for many, it's time to pay the piper.   There is a saying, "what goes around, comes around," which means in this case that if you have spent years
Williamstown's Hirsch Scores in Williams Men's Soccer Win
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Williamstown's Eric Hirsch scored in the 36th minute Wednesday to lift the Williams College men's soccer team to a 2-1 win over Hamilton at Cole Field.   The Mount Greylock graduate gave the Ephs (8-1, 3-1-4 NESCAC) a 2-0 lead after Mark Sisco-Tolomeo's goal two minutes earlier gave Williams an
BRPC Launching Search For New Executive Director
Nathaniel Karns is looking to retire in the first half of next year. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — BRPC's search for a new director will begin in earnest next month.   Berkshire Regional Planning Commission Executive Director Nathaniel Karns is planning to retire in early 2018. A search committee has been formed
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