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MLK Committee, Shine Wire Recognize Drug Recovery Group Founder
MLK Committee members Kathy Keeser and Alex Daugherty speak at Monday's Martin Luther King Day gathering.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Martin Luther King Jr. Committee awarded Kenna Waterman the 2019 Peacemaker Award and Shine Wire contributed almost $40,000 to her cause.    After a morning of
Community Forum Set for Clarksburg/Stamford School Merger Study
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Residents in Clarksburg and Stamford, Vt., are encouraged to attend Tuesday's public forum on merging the two towns' school districts.    The forum will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at Clarksburg Elementary School.    Representatives from Public Consulting Group
Berkshires Beat: Clark Art Institute Launches Free Snowshoe Program
Now that there's snow The Clark Art Institute has launched a new snowshoe program to encourage exploration of the winter beauty of its Williamstown campus. Project Snowshoe provides visitors with the chance to borrow a pair of snowshoes from the Clark to trek the 140-acre campus during snow season. Details on snowshoe safety are
Hoosac Valley's Puppolo Joins DI Ranks
Hoosac Valley High School graduate Kali Puppolo Saturday signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Manhattan College and play softball for the Division I Jaspers.   Puppolo is in her second year at Herkimer College in New York, where she pitched a team-best 113 innings for the Division III junior college
SNAP Clients to Receive February Benefits Early
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Family Services of Community Health Programs advises SNAP clients that February benefits are being distributed early. Clients are encouraged to budget this early February payment accordingly, as future benefits may not be reloaded until after the partial government shutdown comes to an end. SNAP is
Health Drives Much of Pignatelli's Legislative Agenda
LENOX, Mass. — State Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli heard a story about a police officer who had witnessed someone die from an overdose while waiting for an ambulance to arrive.   Not all first-responders carry Narcan, which reverses opioid overdoses, and Pignatelli believes that if that officer's Police
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More Heating Assistance Sought as Officials Discuss Poverty
Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer, right, and North Adams Mayor Tom Bernard applaud as new Berkshire County District Attorney Andrea Harrington, left, is introduced at a forum on poverty at Williams College.   WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — As the Berkshires face the coldest weather of the winter so far, the county's
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Soccer Referees Offer Course for New Officials
LENOX, Mass. -- The Massachusetts State Soccer Referee Committee will offer its next new referee course on Sunday, March 17.   The course will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hampton Inn on Pittsfield Road (Route 7).   The cost is $115, which includes registration, administration and course
North Adams Traffic Commission Advises Rate Hike for Permit Parking
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Traffic Commission is recommending the city raise its parking permit fees for the Center Street lot for the first time in 10 years.    The commission on Monday voted to recommend to the City Council raising the rates by $10 for both daytime and overnight parking permits. Four of the commissioners
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Northern Berkshire Annual Day of Service Set for Monday
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is still "a day on" despite the major winter storm heading for the Berkshires.    The 26th annual Day of Service in North Berkshire will occur as planned on Monday, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Venable Gym on the campus of Massachusetts College of Liberal
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