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'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
Biz Briefs: Downtown Pittsfield Inc. Hosts Downtown Pittsfield Restaurant Week
Downtown Pittsfield Restaurant Week Downtown Pittsfield Inc. has announced Downtown Pittsfield Restaurant Week, a seven-day promotion running March 1-7. During Restaurant Week, 13 participating restaurants will serve a lunch or dinner pre-fixe for $20.20 or another amount ending with $.20 (tax and gratuity not included). The goal of
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