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Letter: Congressman Neal & Medicare for All
To the Editor: It was recently reported that Congressman Neal is at last open to exploring the feasibility of a Medicare for All approach to health care. As a longtime nurse and one of the millions of people in this country with family members of my own who are now deceased because of a lack of timely access to basic health care, I greeted
Holiday Hours: Christmas & New Year's
Businesses, schools and government offices will be taking breaks over the next week as the nation celebrates Christmas and New Year's. Christmas falls on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, and New Year's on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.  Christmas is now a state holiday but it wasn't always. The General Court under the control of the
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Superior Court Briefs: December 13 - December 21
Cases heard before Judge Daniel Ford on Thursday, Dec. 13.   Tarrin Daniels, 33, of North Adams pleaded guilty to a single count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.   He was placed on probation for one year. The charge stems from a motor vehicle stop in North Adams on January 18,
The Independent Investor: The Fed Stands Tall
Sometimes it takes a while, but financial markets almost always test a new incoming Federal Reserve Bank chairman. On Wednesday, Jerome Powell faced his test and passed with flying colors. Of course, a glance at the stock market averages at the end of the day on Wednesday would have the casual observers scratching their heads.   As
Weather Whipping Up a Rainy Christmas Weekend
FUTURECAST Winds... Winds will increase rapidly later tonight into Friday-Especially the higher elevations where winds may gust to 50+mph from the SSE. Wind Advisory is in effect for the Berkshires/S Vermont/Taconics...Catskills and Adirondacks. Especially East Facing slopes. — Steve
Berkshire United Way CEO Kristine Hazzard Stepping Down
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire United Way will begin the new year searching for a new leader.    Kristine Hazzard will step down as president and chief executive officer by June 30, 2019. Hazzard has led the charitable organization for the past decade.   "While it will clearly be a challenge to
BMC Practices Emergency Evacuation at North Adams Campus
Evacuating patients. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Sure there was some giggling and a little overdramatic acting in the dialysis unit on Tuesday evening, but the purpose was deadly serious.    Berkshire Medical Center was holding a fire drill at its North Adams campus to ensure that the staff had the process
Holiday Party at The Adams Ale House Benefits Santa Fund
ADAMS, Mass. — Get "Eggnogged" at The Adams Ale House this Saturday and support the Northern Berkshire Santa Fund. The tavern will host a dance party to help Berkshire County get into the holiday spirit, offer prizes and help brighten Christmas for children in need. "Guests can expect a safe and fun city-style club
Kimball Farms Awarded Five-Year CARF accreditation
LENOX, Mass. — Kimball Farms Life Care has earned a Five-Year Term of Accreditation from CARF International. "Only about 10 percent of the continuing care retirement communities in the country have achieved five-year accreditation status," said Bill Jones, president of Berkshire Healthcare, which operates Loomis. "This
North Adams Happenings: Dec. 19-25
North Adams Happenings: December 19 - 25 Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events   Save
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