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Workforce Board Initiative Looks To Connect Jobs With Job Seekers
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The most recent data shows that there are 1,143 jobs available in Berkshire County ranging from sales to health care to engineering to maintenance.   And yet, there are thousands of people unemployed. Shortly after state Sen. Adam Hinds was elected he asked MassHire Berkshire Workforce Board Executive
Williams Men's Basketball, Women's Hockey Fall in NCAAs
CLINTON, N.Y. – In an NCAA Elite Eight contest, the 9th ranked Christopher Newport Captains (29-3) earned a 79-70 victory over the 19th ranked Williams Ephs (23-7). The loss marked the end of the impressive careers of the Ephs' six seniors: Bobby Casey, James Heskett, Kyle Scadlock, Michael Kempton, Marcos Soto, and Jake
Williams Men's Basketball Advances in NCAA Tournament
CLINTON, NY – In a thrilling Sweet Sixteen matchup, the 19th ranked Williams Ephs (23-6) overcame a late charge by the Whitman Blues (28-2) to win 84-81 and book a trip to the Elite Eight.   Despite committing 29 turnovers, the Ephs shot an impressive 29 of 43 (67.4 percent) from the field, including 7 of 11 (63.6 percent)
@theMarket: Pick Your Poison
Investors were greeted on Friday with two nasty surprises. Both occurred in February. Chinese exports dropped by 20.7 percent, while in the U.S., the nation added a dismal 20,000 jobs. As you might expect, the stock market did not take the news well.   What really spooked traders was how far apart these numbers were to
WAM's Production of 'ANN' Heads for Dallas, D.C.
Atkinson returns in the role of Texas Gov. Ann Richards. LENOX, Mass. — WAM Theatre's fall 2018 production of "ANN" by Holland Taylor was a record-breaking success. Now it's moving to the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., and Dallas Theater Center for a new co-production of the Jayne Atkinson-starring
Berkshire County Arc Expands Leadership Team
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire County Arc has promoted Sonja Stewart to director of Family Support and Advocacy and hired David Singer as director of Marketing and Communications, a redesigned position. Both will join the agency's administration team. As the director of Family Support and Advocacy, Stewart will continue to
Turn Your Clock, Test Your Smoke Alarm
It's time to spring forward when daylight saving time starts this Sunday, March 10. As people TURN their clocks forward one hour, the American Red Cross reminds everyone to TEST their smoke alarms. This weekend is also a good time for everyone to take lifesaving steps to help prepare households for home fires, the nation's most
Teachers' Union Rallies Support for Increased State Education Funding
Neil Clarke of the MTA outlined action steps to rally support for the bills. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — When the school gymnasium is full of excitement and noise for a rally, some children don't respond well.   They cover their heads and cry. But they might not if they had a paraprofessional with
The Independent Investor: A Nation United in Debt
About a month ago, the national debt topped $22 trillion for the first time. What's more, it only took a year to tack on another $1 trillion. Unless we do something soon, we could see those kinds of yearly borrowing double within the next decade.   Let's define U.S. debt as the sum of all outstanding debt owed by the
Black Bears Waking Up in Massachusetts
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Officials with the state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife are warning it's time to take down bird feeders.    Black bears have been spotted in Western Mass, northern Middlesex County and Worcester County. Bears will often ignore natural foods including skunk cabbage in favor of an easy meal at
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