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March is Red Cross Month
March is Red Cross Month, and the Massachusetts Region asks people to be a hero for families in the Commonwealth by becoming a volunteer, learning lifesaving skills, giving blood or donating to #help1family on Red Cross Giving Day, March 27. "During Red Cross Month, we are proud to recognize our volunteers who make up more than 90
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Massachusetts Holding $3.4 Billion in Unclaimed Property
BOSTON — More names have been added to the state's list of unclaimed property owners. More than 45,000 new properties worth millions of dollars are owed to individuals and businesses throughout the commonwealth.   "We currently hold over $3.4 billion in unclaimed property at Treasury and it could be yours," said
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The Independent Investor: Veterans on Receiving End of Trump Administration
In the 2019 fiscal budget, the Department of Veterans Affairs received more than $200 billion in spending. That's a 6 percent increase over last year and counts as the largest amount ever received by the VA. The money will go a long way in implementing an array of much-needed reforms.   There will be $400 million earmarked for
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'Fighting with My Family': Truth in Wrestling
Watching director Stephen Merchant's "Fighting with My Family," about a tight-knit family of professional wrestlers whose two youngest members have aspirations of making the big time, I, of course, had to think of my father.    Daniel Goldberger, a trucking company owner who submerged into the Polish underground
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Mount Greylock School Committee Advances Turf Field Plan
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee on Monday moved forward a plan that could have an artificial turf athletic field in place at the middle-high school within a year.   By a vote of 6-0, the committee authorized expenditures not to exceed $158,000 for design documents and permitting services to
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Pignatelli Files Bill on Changing Chapter 90 Formula
BOSTON — State Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli has filed a bill that would update the funding formula for the state's Chapter 90 program by shifting the percentages toward road mileage.   H.D.3714, An Act promoting equitable distribution of Chapter 90 funds, introduces a new formula through which cities and
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Alumna Donates $5 Million To Support Teachers At Miss Hall's School
Theresa Thompson PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Miss Hall's School will bolster its efforts to attract and retain faculty with the help of the largest single gift the school's ever received.   Theresa Thompson, who graduated from the all-girls school in 1964, donated $5 million with an eye toward retaining
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Letter: Downed Poles and Electrical Outage
To the Editor: We would like to thank the gentleman from National Grid who arrived shortly after downed poles and wires interrupted our electrical service for seven hours after the terrible wind storm Monday. These men worked constantly in horrific conditions to restore our power. We were extremely worried because of medical conditions
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Women May Need to Make Extra Financial Moves
International Women's Day will be observed on March 8. Around the world, special events will celebrate the cultural, social, political and economic achievements of women. However, this last area – economic progress – is one that still causes concern, and rightfully so, because women still face gender-related challenges. How can
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February Going Out Like a Snowy Lion
February is certainly going out like a lion. After the high winds of Monday and Tuesday, an Alberta clipper is set to dump a few inches of snow on the Berkshires on Wednesday night. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from 3 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday. NWS expects 3 to 5 inches starting late
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