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Biz Briefs: Big Y Helps Fund Books for North Adams, Pittsfield Elementary Schools
Book donations As the result of a partnership with Big Y, a family-owned food retail company with stores across Western Massachusetts, schools in Berkshire County received 1,000 new books for school and classroom libraries. The six elementary schools benefiting from this generous donation included Silvio O. Conte Community School,
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Williams Women's Soccer Comes Back to Advance in NCAA Tournament
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Sydney Jones scored in the 84th minute to give the Williams College women's soccer team a 2-1 win over Stevens Tech in the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament on Sunday.   Williams scored in the 74th minute to erase a one-goal deficit.   Sarah Kelly set up Georgia Lloyd for the
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Adams Great War Veteran Made Sure Others Not Forgotten
ADAMS, Mass. — World War I veteran Roy Carpenter not only served his country overseas but also when he returned home.   Local historian Eugene Michalenko said Carpenter was one of the nearly 140 soldiers from Adams who served during the final months of World War I, and like his fellow National Guardsmen in Company M, he was
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'I must take my chances:' Letters Home Tell Tale of Williamstown WWI Veteran
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Maybe it was because of his intended audience, maybe it was because the armistice was signed, the hostilities had ceased and Earle Olmstead Brown could begin processing his time in the trenches of World War I, or maybe it was because, as he noted, "Censorship rules are very lenient now."   But
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'I Wonder If I Will Ever See Pittsfield Again': WWI Letters From Lt. Tremblay
Hector R. Tremblay in uniform. He was nearly 40 when he re-enlisted to serve in World War I. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Thirty-four minutes. Dug into a hole for the night in France under heavy shelling in November 1918, Hector Richard Tremblay wrote to his wife that he'd give "half his life" for 34 minutes in the
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Williams Women's Soccer Advances in NCAA Tourney
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Brianna Binder scored in the 30th minute, and the Williams College women's soccer team went on to a 2-0 win over the University of New England on Saturday in the first round of the NCAA Division III tournament.   Liz Webber added an insurance goal in the second half, and Olivia Barnhill earned the shutout
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@theMarket: Stocks Take a Breather
Stocks are in the process of consolidating after the big gains over the last week or so. So far, the October sell-off has led to a recovery of about half of what was lost. In the two months ahead, we should see even further gains.   No matter how much we would like it to, the stock market rarely goes straight up. It is one reason
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'Bohemian Rhapsody': Fate, Free-Will and Rock 'n' Roll
I once knew a rock band, The Original Kounts, and, because lead singer Howard "Richard" Tepp was my best friend, I was sort of the manager for a while sometime in the late 1960s. That was before Bob Crewe's Larry Brown ("Tie a Yellow Ribbon") walked into Newark, N.J.'s Indian Pizzeria and heard Howie singing to the
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Clarksburg Board-Gaming Event to Benefit Soldier On
A Red Sox baseball signed by Mitch Moreland will be raffled off on Saturday.  CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Clarksburg School's gym will be filled on Saturday with tables full of gaming enthusiasts trying to win their way through numerous board games.    The second annual "Soldiers, Dice, &
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Holiday Hours: Veterans Day
U.S. Veterans Affairs An image of the 353rd Infantry in France taken two minutes before the armistice ending World War I went into effect. Veterans Day falls on Sunday, Nov. 11, but will be observed on Monday, Nov. 12, as a state and federal holiday. This year's observance marks the 100th anniversary of the end of
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