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Letter: Local History Destroyed
To the Editor: Driving to work on Tuesday, I went a different route than usual. As I approached downtown north Adams I thought I was seeing things, The Arnold Printworks Dolls and Mill Children columns in front of Mass MoCA under the Route 2 overpass were gone. They were a depiction of the essence of this city 120 years ago. When I
State Senate Accepts Amendment To Study Passenger Rail to New York
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The state Senate adopted a budget amendment Thursday to develop a blueprint for more consistent passenger rail service to New York City.    State Sen. Adam Hinds filed the amendment which would task the state Department of Transportation to create a working group to study what it will take to
'Alien: Covenant': All's Lousy That Ends Lousy
Director Ridley Scott's "Alien: Covenant," the sixth in the franchise with no relief in sight, has spawned a horror in and of itself. We now might press for escape to another planet not because good old Earth can no longer sustain human life, but because we simply don't want to live in a society that normalizes the
The Independent Investor: Ready For a 20 Percent Correction?
As the stock market makes new highs, investors tend to get greedy. They also begin to believe that what has happened in the recent past will continue to happen in the future. Actually, history shows the exact opposite. It is time to give the potential downside some thought. Hope burns brightly in the equity markets right now. Many on Wall
Northern Berkshire United Way Celebrates Successes
Ellen Sutherland is flanked by Northern Berkshire United Way Executive Director Christa Collier, left, and North Adams Schools Superintendent Barbara Malkas. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — When it comes to asking people to give to a good cause, you can talk about the benefit to the community, and you can appeal to folks'
Berkshire High School Athletes, Coaches Honored at Sports Caravan
Jay Anderson of Pittsfield Cooperative Bank noted the closing of St. Joe PITTSFIELD, Mass. — As the 55th annual Sports Caravan Awards were given to outstanding athletes and coaches of area high schools, a moment was taken to note it would be the last year that one of those schools would be
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Clarksburg OKs Warrant Articles, Passes $4.2M Budget
Town Clerk Carol Jammalo swears in officials elected on Tuesday. CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Voters approved all 18 articles on the annual town warrant on Wednesday night, including a town budget of $1,434,771.80. It took about an hour go work through the warrant but all articles passed unanimously or nearly so, with few
Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates Holding Meet & Greet Event in North Adams
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates, an affiliate of Berkshire Health Systems, will hold a special meet and greet community event in North Adams, for the North Berkshire public to have the opportunity to speak with the specialists about comprehensive orthopaedic care, joint replacement and sports medicine
On '529 Day,' Think About College Savings Plans
You probably won't see it on your calendar, but May 29 (5/29) is 529 College Savings Day, or "529 Day" for short. This day, named after the 529 plan, a popular college-savings vehicle, is designed to promote people’s awareness of the need to save and invest for the high costs of higher education. And that need has
North Adams Council Accepts Bullett Resignation, Mulls Replacement
The City Council approved a classification plan and declaring an abandoned home a public nuisance. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — When City Councilor Nancy Bullett's letter of resignation came up at Tuesday's meeting, the immediate response was negative.    "No," said Councilor Keith
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