|'Downhill': It's all Relative|
"Downhill," an Americanized adaptation of Swedish writer-director Ruben Östlund's "Force Majeure," a Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, doubtlessly lost something in the translation. Indeed, this variation on a comedy-drama about a family on an Alpine ski vacation evokes a smidgen of its
|Woodlands Partnership Towns Get $260K in State Funding|
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The newly established Mohawk Trail Woodland Partnership's grant program has received $260,000 in funding from the state to support forest stewardship, nature-based tourism and climate education.
The funds were announced last week by Gov. Charlie Baker and will build on the shared stewardship
|The Independent Investor: Can Politicians' Promises Be Believed?|
As the 2020 presidential election campaign heats up, so do the promises. Lower taxes for some, higher taxes for others, better health care, higher Social Security payments; whatever it takes to get elected seems to be on the table for now.
But most politician's promises are made to be broken. Once the candidate becomes the
|Williams Inn Combines Food & Brew for Youth Center Benefit|
David Fields of Wormtown delivers a draft at the brewery's 'takeover' of the Barn on Jan. 29. Patrons got to try the beer and some of the food pairing from chef Kevin DeMarco.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The interest in craft brewing has been inspiring menus that reflect the unique tones of these ales, lagers and
|CHP Names New Physician to Berkshire Pediatrics|
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Dr. Janice Pride-Boone has joined CHP Berkshire Pediatrics in Pittsfield, with a special interest in pediatric obesity.
A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., and a 1981 graduate of Harvard Medical School, Pride-Boone most recently worked as locum tenens physician with the Indian Health Service in Albuquerque, N.M.,
|Clarksburg Officials Trying to Solve School, Library Relations|
Principal Tara Barnes, far right, asks if there is a way to alleviate the library's concerns.
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — The Selectmen have been trying mightily to bring different factions of the town into harmony over the past year or so, most recently facilitating the rejuvenation of the Council on
|College Notes: January & February 2020|
Hannah King of Pittsfield.
Seniors in the Lasell University Honors program shared self-designed research components with the Newton campus community at a recent showcase, including two local students.
Allison Wheeler of Adams shared "Plastic Planet: Combating Global Pollution Through Politics
|North Adams May Support Belvedere Fundraising Campaign |
The trustees are hoping have the belvedere fixed.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The planning committee for the city's 125th celebration wants to host a fundraising campaign to benefit the library's belvedere.
Library Director Sarah Sanfilippo told the trustees on Wednesday that she has been in contact with
|Letter: Quit Smoking for Heart Health|
To the Editor:
February is American Heart Month — a great time to quit vaping, smoking or other tobacco products.
Smoking can lead to narrowing blood vessels and high blood pressure and it is a leading cause of heart disease. Vaping is still fairly new and less is known about its effect on the heart. However, the American Heart
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