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Young People Set to Lift the Spirits of Berkshire Seniors With Valentine's Cards
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — More than 15.5 million seniors in America live alone and face isolation due to declining mobility and geographic location. To help combat the negative effects of isolation, DoSomething.org, the largest organization for young people and social change, has teamed up with Meals on Wheels America, the oldest and largest
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Social Justice Discussion Set for Jan. 26 at Simon's Rock
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Berkshire Magazine, Multicultural BRIDGE and Bard College at Simon’s Rock will host a talk on "Social Justice: Ethics, Writing and Reporting for Social Change" on Thursday, Jan. 26. The workshop "Just Journalism: A Workshop on Public Writing" with speakeasy@simons-rock.edu will be
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When Do You Need a Financial Adviser?
Are you a "do-it-yourselfer"? If you can take care of home repairs, lawn work and other types of maintenance by yourself, you'll save money and probably gain satisfaction. But you will almost certainly need some help in other areas of your life – one of which may be investing. In fact, you could benefit from the
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Hinds, Mark Re-File Bill Aimed To Help Volunteer Ambulance Services
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — A bill to change the staffing requirements of an ambulance service could be a game changer for struggling volunteer services.   But, the state Department of Public Health has opposed the bill in previous legislative sessions.   State Sen. Adam Hinds and state Rep. Paul Mark have sponsored a
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Williamstown Selectmen Look at Cooperation Beyond Town's Border
Dave Irwin of Adelson & Co. walks the Board of Selectmen through the details of the town's fiscal 2016 audit. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Regional cooperation was on the minds of selectmen on Monday night.   The Board of Selectmen meeting touched on several areas where the town can interact with its
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Gov. Charlie Baker Delivers Second State of the Commonwealth
Baker kicked off his speech focusing on economic growth through the state. BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker delivered his second State of the Commonwealth address Tuesday night highlighting successes in a number of areas and setting the groundwork for the next year.   Baker highlighted work on the
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Mount Greylock Grads Competing on College Ski Circuit
The collegiate ski season got under way this weekend in Lake Placid, N.Y., where several Mount Greylock alumni were in action for their respective collegiate teams.   Williams College senior Luke Costley helped the Ephs finish sixth at the season-opening St. Lawrence Carnival. On Day 1, Costley placed 13th in the 1.5-kilometer
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Berkshires Beat: Human Library at Williams Seeks 'Books'
Only human: Williams College is seeking "books" for its sixth annual Human Library, taking place on Friday, Feb. 24, and Saturday, Feb. 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Paresky Center. Founded in 2001 in Denmark, The Human Library project aims to "promote human rights and social cohesion … create greater understanding between
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Biz briefs: Cosmetologists Sought for Cancer Society Makeover Program
Looking good: The American Cancer Society is seeking Pittsfield-area volunteer cosmetologists for its Look Good Feel Better program that instructs women who are undergoing cancer treatment beauty, skin care and hair techniques. The program runs at many locations in Massachusets, including Berkshire Hematology Oncology. Look Good Feel
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Greylock Youth Basketball's 'Big Three' Shine in Weekend Wins
Derek Paris scored 15 points, and Malcolm Waynick added 11 Sunday to lead the Greylock seventh- and eighth-grade travel boys basketball team to a 48-34 win over Mount Everett.   Oscar low chipped in with seven for Greylock (3-2 in the Berkshire County League), which plays Lenox on Saturday.   Jack Carpenter scored 15,
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