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Clarksburg School Preparing to Hire Project Manager, Architect
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — The School Building Committee hopes to have an agreement signed for an owner's project manager by July 11. The committee, meeting for the first time since it convened last October, were given an update on the progress toward a feasibility study that will guide decisions on renovating Clarksburg School or
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E3 Academy Releases New North Adams Merchandise
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Merchandise that celebrates North Adams got another boost with Thursday's unveiling of a new series of branded caps, beanies, and bandanas. Students in the E3 Academy rolled out their new NAMApparel line of headgear with the slogan "North Adams: Find it, Love it." The new merchandise and a
The Independent Investor: Long-Term Care Insurance Can Be Crucial to Your Future
It is a subject that most Baby Boomers want to ignore. Many of us are gambling on the hope that we won't need long-term care, or if we do, our medical insurance, Medicare, or, at worst, Medicaid will cover the cost. Think again. In last week's column I outlined what long-term care insurance is all about and why you might want to
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'Hello, My Name Is Doris': Puts the Sex in Sexagenarian
In director Michael Showalter's "Hello, My Name Is Doris," Sally Field as the loveably quirky Doris Miller manages, in one fell swoop, to deliver a treatise on individualism, joie de vie, grace in aging and how to battle the challenge of unrequited love. It is a tour de force that entertainingly reminds what a national treasure
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Mayors' Fitness Challenge Returns For Third Year
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mayor Linda Tyer has a Fitbit measuring her steps. While she hadn't registered many by 9 a.m. Thursday, Tyer knows the few she took matters.   "Every step, even the little ones, will have an impact in our physical fitness," the mayor said.   Those steps she did take before 9
Bond Auto Donates $1,000 to Friendship Center
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — People love discounts and, in North County, they seem to especially like them when they benefit a local charity. Bond Auto Parts customers snapped up coupons just before Christmas that would ensure donations to local food banks. And out of the 45 or so stores in the chain, the North Adams location was one of four
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Empty Bowl Dinner to Raise Funds for Berkshire Food Project
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The menu sounds like a fancy feast. Red lentil & apricot. Chicken with white bean chili. Potato ramp vichyssoise Those and a couple dozen other soups are being served this Friday, April 8, not as part of a luxurious extravaganza but as part of the 12th biennial Empty Bowl fundraiser for the Berkshire Food
MCLA Women's Lacrosse Rallies to Beat Southern Vermont
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — MCLA's Natalie Caney scored with 33 seconds left to send the game to overtime, and Erin McNulty netted the game winner, lifting the Trailblazers past Southern Vermont, 14-13, at Shewcraft Field on Wednesday. The final score was the only time MCLA led in the contest as they improve their record to
Berkshire Adult Baseball League Schedules Free Agent Tryouts
DALTON, Mass. -- Free agent tryouts for the 2016 season of the Berkshire Adult Baseball League will be Sunday, April 24, at 11 a.m. at the Dalton American Legion on Route 9 If you wish to play there are many openings on teams. Please tell commissioner Lou Orazio at if you want to try out.
Berkshire Tidbits: Baby Animals, Say Cheese
A wintry week of wine tastings and dinners, cooking classes, an annual food conference and the last indoor winter farmers' market of the season in downtown Pittsfield — in May it will move back outdoors to the Pittsfield Common. And lots of other tidbits.     The menu for the Haven Supper Club for the week of
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