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BFAIR Meeting Shows How Far Services Have Come
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — It was a different world when Doris and Aldo Sartori began raising three boys with developmental disabilities. Their second child, Dennis, was born with special needs in 1953. Twin boys, both with developmental impairments, came along 12 years later. "Services available to help a family with their
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The Independent Investor: What Do Prince, You and a Will Have in Common?
What do Prince, you and a will have in common? The short answer is maybe nothing, unless, like so many of us, you still have not finalized such a document. If you haven't, get on the phone with a lawyer and get it done. The passing of Prince was a sad day, but even sadder is the fact that this week his sister just opened a probate case
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North Adams Library Names DiLego as Assistant Director
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Longtime Youth Services Librarian Kim DiLego rose to the top of a field of candidates and will be named to replace Robin Martin in a combined position of assistant director/reference librarian for the North Adams Public Library. The selection committee, including Harris Elder and Hulda Jowett from the Board of
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MCLA Signs Agreement with WNEU School of Law
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has signed a 3 + 3 articulation agreement with Western New England University School of Law to establish a joint program leading to a bachelor’s degree and a juris doctor degree.   With this agreement, signed Tuesday by MCLA President James F. Birge, WNEU Provost
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Carr Hardware Joins Forces to Expand into Connecticut
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Brightwood Hardware out of Longmeadow has forged a partnership with Carr Hardware & Supply Co. of Berkshire County, both members of the True Value Co-op. Moe Fieldstein, of Brightwood Hardware, started out in the hardware business at the age of 8, working for his father Jacob at his store located in the
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Superior Court Briefs: April 25 - April 28
Cases heard before Judge Daniel Ford on Monday, April 25.   Roscoe Adams, 36, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of assault and battery on a disabled person, caretaker abuse on a disabled person, and misleading a police officer or other person.   He was released on personal
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MCLA Gallery 51 Seeks Camera Phone Photo Show Submissions
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ Gallery 51 is gathering images for “Waiting: A Camera Phone Photography Show,” which will open on Thursday, May 26, and run through Saturday, June 25. A collaborative group project of MCLA and Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah,
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Clarksburg Holocaust Program Remembers the Rescuers
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Clarksburg School's Holocaust Studies program has in the past explored the roots of genocide, discrimination and prejudice, the failure of political will to protect individual rights, and the rise of Nazism. For its 11th annual exhibit on Thursday night, this year's eighth-grade class tackled a subject of
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'A Hologram for the King': Angst of a Salesman
Director Tom Tykwer's "A Hologram for the King," about a down-on-his-luck American businessman seeking to rectify his life through one big deal in Saudi Arabia, is the sort of film you enjoy while you're watching it, think about a little, and dismiss. The fleeting, two-pronged appeal comes thanks to the everyman charm Tom
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'BOOM' Looks to Connect Local Musicians
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Calling all Berkshire musicians: BOOM has arrived. The Berkshires may be brimming with musicians, but for whatever reason, few venture far from their favorite open mic or music venue — leaving a sometimes stagnant local music scene. "The issue with the Berkshires is it is just a spread-out area
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