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Williamstown to Study Potential Roundabout at Water and Main
Motorists navigate the intersection of Main and Water Streets on Tuesday morning.   WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Town officials are asking whether a traffic circle could be a solution to a longstanding snarl at the junction of Water Street and Main Street.   On Monday, the Board of Selectmen authorized
BRTA Seeking Feedback on Employment-Based Transportation
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority is releasing the results of a study down on the need employment-based transportation.    The survey, done in conjunction with transportation planning consultant McMahon Associates, looked at employment issues related to the lack of public transportation after
'Victoria and Abdul': The Queen and I
Remember the first time you heard someone opine that "The rich get richer and the poor get more children?" You looked up from your playpen and thought, "Gee, that's not a very good starting point. Guess I'll have to grow up to be either rich or a social reformer, whatever that is?"   Thus, faced with
'Baseball and the Berkshires' Offers Special Events this Weekend
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Baseball in the Berkshires exhibit at the Berkshire Mall will hold its next “Talkin’ Baseball” presentation on Saturday from noon to 1, when former minor league pitcher Peter Greenbush will be the guest speaker.   A North Adams native and former Colorado Rockies farm hand, Greenbush will
State OKs Language in Proposed Mount Greylock Regional Agreement
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The state is satisfied, the school committees are united.   And the voters on Nov. 14 will have the final say on whether to expand the Mount Greylock Regional School District to include its two feeder elementary schools. The final proposal (added Nov. 1) it is at the end of the article,
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Escape From Irma Brought Octogenarian Back to Berkshires
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — When Helen Chouinard paid for her purchases in a chain store last month, the cashier gave her a discount coupon.     "Can I use this in any of your stores?" Chouinard said. "I'm a refugee from Georgia."   Chouinard, age 86, fled from her home on Jekyll
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Mildred Elley Opens Admissions Office in North Adams
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — With a new admissions office on Main Street, Mildred Elley is ready to connect Northern Berkshire residents with career training and education opportunities.   Director of Admissions Jennifer Bushika said 20 percent of Mildred Elley's student population comes from Northern Berkshire and Southern
Roots Teen Center Hosting Halloween Fundraiser For One-Year Anniversary
The Roots teen center opened for business one year ago on Eagle Street. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — When the Roots teen center's youth board of directors started to brainstorm a fundraiser for the month of October, the answer was as plain as ... well, as plain as the pumpkin on the porch. A Halloween event, of course. And
Does Market Volatility Scare You?
Halloween is almost upon us. Of course, on Halloween night, you may see a parade of monsters, demons, Transformers and other frightening individuals stopping by your house, exercising their right to demand candy. Fortunately, their appearance will be unlikely to cause you unpleasant dreams. But some people seem to have real fears about
Williams Women's Soccer Team Takes First Loss
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- Middlebury's Anna Glovin scored in the 83rd minute Tuesday to give the Panthers a 1-0 win over the Williams College women's soccer team.   Whitney Lincoln stopped two shots for the Ephs (13-1-1, 8-1-1 NESCAC).   Men's Soccer MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- Middlebury's Drew Goulart scored
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