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United Way Funds MCLA Writing Camp Scholarships
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ Graduate and Continuing Education has received $350 in scholarship funding from the Northern Berkshire United Way for its Creating Writing summer camp for youth. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Monday, June 6. The funding will pay for two scholarships for
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Preschool Issue Spills Over Into Mount Greylock School Committee
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The politics of preschool officially graduated to high school on Tuesday night.   The Side-by-Side special education program at Williamstown Elementary School became a topic for discussion at the monthly meeting of the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee.   The opening came when the
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Greylock Trail Races Set for June 19
ADAMS, Mass. -- The Western Mass Athletic Club’s Mount Greylock Trail Races will be held Sunday, June 19, at 10 a.m.   There will be a 13.5-mile race and a 5-kilometer race, both starting at the Greylock Glen.   For an application and information, visit www.runwmac.com.  
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'The Nice Guys': The Case of the Dueling Detectives
First of all, you should know that most of the people who meet their untimely and often gruesome demise in director Shane Black's wacky combination of comedy and murder are bad. Still, it takes a little getting used to the seesaw temperament in this throwback buddy movie dialed up to today's cynicism. But thanks to Black's
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The Independent Investor: How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Multi-Level Marketing
So you want to be your own boss, make lots of money and do it all from the comfort of your home? It is the siren song of direct sales that has recruited legions of Americans through the years. Some make it, most do not. Here are some tips to help you in your new adventure. Whether you want to sell jewelry, vitamins, candles, cosmetics or
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McCann Senior Named U.S. Presidential Scholar
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — McCann Tech senior Samantha Dorwin is going places. Or, to be more accurate, she is going MORE places, as the 18-year-old already has logged 15,000 miles in the air in last two years participating in SkillsUSA conferences. This coming summer, while attending SkillsUSA's National Leadership and Skills
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Berkshire Chamber, Visitors Bureau Merge Into 1Berkshire
John Toole led a toast after the meeting to honor the occasion.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — After living together for three years, the Berkshire Visitors Bureau and the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce announced their engagement on Wednesday.   The two organizations will become one as of July 1 as part of the
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Mount Greylock School Committee Member Charges Open Meeting Violation
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A member of the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee on Tuesday lodged an Open Meeting Law complaint against the committee's chairwoman and the chairs of the two elementary school committees that comprise the Williamstown-Lanesborough Tri-District. Richard Cohen alleges that Carolyn Greene, along with
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Berkshire Tidbits: Rhubarb Festival Returns
This week is the hoped-for time for the reopening of 20 Railroad Public House in Great Barrington under its new owners, partners Laura Shack of Firefly Gastropub in Lenox and Ben Downing — not the state senator but a 32-year-old Great Barrington native. Downing, with longtime good relationships in town, will manage the
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Patience Pays Off as Ribbon is Cut at Williamstown's Cable Mills
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — It took 14 years to turn a decrepit hulk of a mill into 61 luxury housing units. The project was halted by, among other things, the economic crisis of 2008 and sometimes seemed like a victim of bad luck. But it was a stroke of good luck that sparked the Cable Mills project. "We invited Bob Keuhn
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