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Lanesborough, Williamstown Voters Face School Regionalization Question Tuesday
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Tuesday's special town meetings in Lanesborough and Williamstown are the culmination of a process that began nearly a decade ago.   It was 2008 when Williamstown Elementary School and Lanesborough Elementary School joined together to form Superintendency Union 71 and share central administrative
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Williams Women's Soccer Advances in NCAA; Football Tops Amherst in OT
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – The No. 6 Williams College women’s soccer team (17–1–1) defeated Lesley (16–3–3), 2-0, Saturday afternoon on Cole Field in the first round of the NCAA tournament.   With more than 100 fans in attendance, the NESCAC champion Ephs hosted the NECC-winning
Mount Greylock Building Committee Discusses Reasons Behind 'Change Orders'
Exterior work progresses on the new construction at Mount Greylock Regional School. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock School Building Committee recently further clarified the concept of "change orders" that have begun to affect the building project's budget in a modest
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'LBJ': Offers Hope From the Past
Viewers uninterested in politics and American history probably won't enjoy the insight and philosophical ruminations ventured by director Rob Reiner in his savvy biopic, "LBJ." Detailing the momentous ebb and flow of the times just before and after the ascension of Lyndon Baines Johnson to the presidency of the United States in
The Independent Investor: Cracks in the House of Saud
Over the weekend, the government of Saudi Arabia announced multiple arrests of royal family members as well as other governmental officials. The official explanation was a new campaign to root out corruption, but many believe the raid was a power grab by the reigning Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.   Corruption in Saudi Arabia is
Hinds Sets Community Outreach Events for November & December
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — State Sen. Adam G. Hinds, D-Pittsfield, and his district staff will host three community outreach events during the months of November and December.   Hinds will convene his final Speak Up Western Mass public forum of the year at Williamstown Town Hall, 31 North St., on Monday, Dec. 11,  from 10 to
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 Saturday, Nov. 11, but will be observed on Friday, Nov. 10, as a state and federal holiday. The federal holiday is to commemorate the service of the
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One Man's Mission: A Book For Every Child
The Northern Berkshire Santa Fund is teaming up with Robert Behr to put a book in the bag of every child the Fund serves this Christmas. To help with this effort, you can donate money online, or donate gently used children's books for all ages in several locations: in North Adams at the office at 102 Main St. or the
Required Withdrawals from Retirement Plans: What Should You Know?
You may spend decades contributing to your IRA and 401(k). But, eventually, you will need to use this money. Before that day arrives, you will want to be familiar with the rules governing withdrawals – and you will want to know just how much you should take out. To begin with, withdrawals from traditional employer-sponsored
Miss Hall's School Presents 'You Can't Take It With You'
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Miss Hall's School Theater Ensemble will live life to its eccentric fullest this fall, performing the popular madcap comedy "You Can't Take It With You" on the Miss Hall's campus at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, and Saturday, Nov. 11, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12. This MHS production stars
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