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Berkshire Groups Ask Senate President For Flexible Funding To Combat Opioids
Franklin County Register of Probate John Merrigan and District Attorney David Sullivan shared how they were able to develop a model to specifically address the issues in Franklin County. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — There are plenty of grant programs to combat the opioid epidemic but they all seem to be fairly restrictive and
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Guest Column: Question 1 Not a Fit For the Berkshires
Throughout the past six months, 1Berkshire has paid close attention to the Question 1 nurse-staffing ballot initiative. Like all voters, we have heard many different perspectives, which have since come to fuel a heated and thoughtful dialogue in advance of the Nov. 6 election.   One thing that can certainly be acknowledged is that
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Letter: Support Our Democratic Nominee Andrea Harrington
To the Editor: We have been Democrats all our lives. There were times when the candidate we supported didn't win the primary, but we always supported the winner. Over the years there have been tough primaries in which good candidates were unsuccessful. However, there usually was a unity event after the dust settled; the unsuccessful
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Federal Reserve Bank Chief Shares Economic Outlook at Dalton Luncheon
Eric Rosengren said the baseline economy in America is healthy and expects that to continue. But, he said there are some threats that could derail it. DALTON, Mass. — The last time the United States had an unemployment rate of 3.5 percent was the 1960s.   But that is also when inflation skyrocketed and
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Shakespeare & Company Announces New Board Members
LENOX, Mass. — Shakespeare & Company announces the addition of three new board members to the company's Board of Trustees. The new members joining the board are Nancy Edman Feldman, Erick Lucera and Andrew D. Rothstein. "I'm thrilled with the steady increase in board membership over the last few years, and the
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Williamstown Rally Joins Others in Support of Youth Climate Change Lawsuit
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — In 2015, 21 young Americans filed a lawsuit against the federal governmment that alleges the United States has "violated the youngest generation’s constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property" by causing climate change. After years of dueling motions, an original start date of Feb. 5,
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The Independent Investor: Textbooks Worth Their Weight in Gold
Forget the stock market, internet, and whatever you might think is worth investing in. The good old college textbook beats them all.    That boring first-semester hardcover and similar books have risen over 1,000 percent in price since 1977. Textbooks are a big business. Estimates for the total value of the textbook industry
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Trick-or-Treat, Halloween Events 2018
Trick-or-treaters around Berkshire County and beyond will be donning costumes and ringing doorbells in anticipation of treats on Halloween on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Remember to dress appropriately, carry a flashlight and only visit homes with lights on in your neighborhood. Below is a list of towns holding trick-or-treat hours on
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Mount Greylock School Committee Hears about School Improvement Plans
Mount Greylock Principal Mary MacDonald, left, and Williamstown Elementary Principal Joelle Brookner join their counterpart from Lanesborough in presenting to the Transition Committee. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Regional School District's three schools have a lot in common as they plan for future
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Letter: Question 1 Will Hurt Small Hospitals
To the Editor:   I work at Fairview Hospital as a critical care nurse. I have been with Berkshire Health Systems for 22 years and a registered nurse for 13 of those, I oppose Question 1.   In a small community hospital, we have the ability to utilize one another to accommodate our patients' needs. For example, The
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