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Mount Greylock Grads Told: Go Balls to the Wall
Hugh Sanford speaks about the late Marjorie Keeley, who was posthumously awarded Teacher of the Year.  See more photos here. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Some will tell you that you learned everything you needed to know in kindergarten, but Mount Greylock Regional School's 2017 class speaker had a different
BCC Grads Showed 'Grit' To Earn Degrees, Certificates
Commissioner of Higher Education Carlos Santiago says the graduating class had grit to persevere and get their degrees. See more photos here. LENOX, Mass. — Jeremy Patterson admires the traditional college graduate, the ones who had the foresight and commitment to delve right into higher
@theMarket: Markets Still on a Roll
Additional gains propelled stocks higher this week with all three averages closing at record highs once again. Despite the fact that more and more experts are warning of a possible fall in the averages, investors continue to pile into stocks. Should you? The short answer is no, wait for that decline, unless you have no exposure to the
MCLA Alumna Named Scope Educator of the Year
Jill Pompi of the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District, with her family in Boston, receives the SCOPE Educator of the Year award. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Jill Pompi, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Class of 1989,  the literacy director at C.T. Plunkett School in the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District, is the
Berkshire Natural Resources Council President to Depart
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Natural Resources Council president Tad Ames will depart the organization on December 31, 2017, after more than 27 years of service, the last 16 as president. Ames said that he has made the decision to resign from BNRC in order to make a change in his professional career and to seek new
North Adams To Purchase Shamrock Hanger
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The city will use existing and borrowed funds from the Federal Aviation Administration to purchase and rehabilitate the Shamrock Hanger.    Peter Enzien, representing the airport's engineering firm Stantec, asked the Airport Commission last to vote to borrow $90,000 in Non-Primary
'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales': Many Asleep in the Deep
I'm not going to do it. I'm not going to over-analyze "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales." I do that whenever I can't fathom for the love of me why someone would want to see the second-rate movie in question. After all, directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg's rambling, rambunctious and
The Independent Investor: Elder Care in an Age of Confusion
Many Americans confess that they are confused when faced with the myriad Medicare choices available to them. Others are simply not planning, nor saving enough to meet the challenge of health care costs in old age. In response, a whole new industry has sprung up nationwide.   It's called "life care planning," an
North Adams Mayor Alcombright Won't Run for Fifth Term
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Mayor Richard Alcombright announced on Thursday afternoon that he would not run for a fifth term. In a brief press conference in his office at City Hall, the Alcombright said it was time for new leadership to take over. He said he made his decision early last winter in large part because of "the new
State Police Seek Information on Credit Card Fraud Suspects
The State Police Detective Unit assigned to Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni's office is seeking the public's help in identifying three individuals authorities believe to be involved in numerous credit card fraud cases in Western and central Massachusetts, Connecticut, and possibly Rhode Island. The credit
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