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Crane's Stationery Operations to Become Employee-Owned
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Crane & Co.'s Stationery Division will become a separate entity owned by its management team and employees by the end of the year. The announcement was made to employees at the Curran Highway plant by Crane Stationery President Katie Lacey on Wednesday. The company was holding the public announcement
Berkshire Chamber Calls To 'Change Narrative' of Berkshire Economy
LENOX, Mass. — It is easy to point to the headlines proclaiming the loss of 300 jobs impacting the Berkshire economy as examples of the county's decline.   But if the county wants to grow its economy, it needs to "change the narrative" and recognize and build on its strengths.   That's the
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MCLA Women Win Seventh Straight
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The MCLA women's basketball team extended its program best winning streak to seven games after defeating non-conference foe Mount Holyoke, 68-37, on Wednesday in the Amsler Campus Center Gym.    MCLA (7-2) was led by Courtney McLaughlin who ended with a game high 17 points and 4 steals. She was joined
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MCLA Students Identify Qualities in College Presidential Candidates
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Five candidates for president of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, selected by the search committee, visited the college last month. Last week, the board of trustees named two, Jaimie Birge and Alan Ray, as the finalists. Student leaders voiced their thoughts about which qualities the five candidates
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Check Out These End-of-Year Investment Tips
Who knows where the time goes? Although 2015 is almost in the books, you can still make some year-end investment and financial moves that may help you get off to a good start in 2016. Here are a few suggestions. * Boost your 401(k) contributions. Ask your employer if you still have time to add more to your 401(k) before the year ends. If
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North Adams Happenings: Dec. 9-15
North Adams Happenings: December 9-15 Brought to you by the MCLA Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the
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Letter: Councilor Breen Thanks Constitutents
To the Editor: As the New Year approaches, I wanted to say a huge thank you to my constituents for their support during the four years I served on the North Adams City Council. I know that I have been notably absent since May due to the premature birth of my son. As some of you know, I gave birth to my son, Joseph A. C. Breen, in May
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High School Student-Athletes Attend Leadership Summit
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Before they could learn to stand up as leaders, 10 dozen local high school students had to lie down on the floor of the Boys and Girls Club gymnasium.   Tuesday's fourth annual Berkshire County Leadership Summit began with a brief yoga session led by Kripalu instructor Iona Smith, who reminded boys and
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Baker Administration Introduces 'Modernization' Bill for Municipalities
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Gov. Charlie Baker unveiled a raft of legislative amendments on Monday designed to remove outdated obstacles to efficient local government. Baker and Lt. Gov. Karen Politio introduced "An Act to Modernize Municipal Finance and Government" after months of meetings with municipal officials across the
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Ocean State Job Lot Holds 'Three Square Meals' Food Fund Drive
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Ocean State Job Lot has begin its annual "Three Square Meals" food fund drive. Customers at all Ocean State Job Lot stores are invited to make a donation at the registers, a portion of which will be matched by Job Lot to help combat food insecurity in their community. The chainwide in-store
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