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'Professor Marston and the Wonder Women': La Différence to the Rescue
I was a terrible grammar school student. Bored out of my mind, I survived the droning lessons by drawing cars and baseball stadiums. It also didn't help that I was rather sleepy in class, the result of loving, liberal parents who allowed me to watch old movies on TV way past a growing boy's acceptable bedtime. The one exception to this
Work Group Discusses Stigma Associated With Heroin Use
  Michaels said the cost to society in dealing with substance use issues is in the $400 billion range. But, most of that is dedicated to dealing with the consequences after and not prevention or treatment. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Terms like junky, addict, drug abuser, clean versus dirty, carry a
The Independent Investor: Taketh Care of Your Workers and They Will Taketh Care of You
Employers have had it all their own way for a decade or more. They have been able to freeze wages, cut benefits, force overtime and even deny vacations with impunity. Now, for many, it's time to pay the piper.   There is a saying, "what goes around, comes around," which means in this case that if you have spent years
BHS Gifts North Adams Airport Building
A file photo of the former Northern Berkshire Family Practice building on Budd Dougherty Drive.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — With state approval, the Airport Commission officially accepted the former family medicine building as a gift from Berkshire Health Systems to use as the new administrative
Clarksburg Sets Saturday Town Meeting for School Project Revote
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — The $19 million elementary school project will be back before voters at a special town meeting to be held on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. at the school.    The Select Board on Wednesday night set the date for the special town meeting, which was prompted by a citizens' petition that garnered nearly
Letter: Mass MoCA Paint-Over Is Unresolved Issue
To the Editor: Although Mass MoCA painted over the school children's historic depictions of Northern Berkshire mill workers and the textile dolls on the pillars on Marshall Street in North Adams, to our knowledge the issue still remains unresolved. Over the past month, I have attended the North Adams Art Committee meetings in
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BRPC Launching Search For New Executive Director
Nathaniel Karns is looking to retire in the first half of next year. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — BRPC's search for a new director will begin in earnest next month.   Berkshire Regional Planning Commission Executive Director Nathaniel Karns is planning to retire in early 2018. A search committee has been formed
MassWildlife Offers Tips for Aggressive Turkeys
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — Because of recent inquiries and reports from the public about turkeys acting aggressively toward people, the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife is offering information about turkey behavior, tips to prevent turkey conflicts, and what to do if your town has an issue with an aggressive
Put Lessons From 'Retirement Week' to Work
To raise public awareness about the importance of saving for retirement, Congress has designated the third week of October as National Save for Retirement Week. What lessons can you learn from this event? First of all, save early – and save often. Too many people put off saving for retirement until they are in their late 40s –
North Adams Happenings: Oct. 18-25
North Adams Happenings: Oct 18th - Oct 124th  Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center
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