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North Adams Eyes Tax Title Sales For Tax Relief, Engineering
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The city has a fairly good idea what the increase in its fiscal 2018 budget will be: 1.12 percent, largely driven by health insurance increases, pensions, the school budget and two new positions.    But it doesn't yet know how much revenue will come in this year as it pursues some $2.6 million in
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Compass Rose to Be Painted at North Adams Airport In May
A compass rose marking directions.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Ninety-Nines, an international women's pilot group, will be flying in next month to paint a rose compass on the tarmac of Harriman & West Airport.    Airport Manager Bill Greenwald told the Airport Commission last week that
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BCC Students to be Inducted Into National Honor Society
PITTSFIELD, Mass. mdash; Berkshire Community College will hold an induction ceremony for students joining the Xi Alpha Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa on Thursday, April 27, at 12:30 p.m. in the Boland Theatre of the Koussevitzky Arts Center on the college's main campus in Pittsfield. Phi Theta Kappa is the national honor society of junior
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Local Schools Receive Olmsted Awards from Williams College
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College has announced its 2017 Bicentennial Olmsted Awards for Faculty Development to Adams-Cheshire, Berkshire Arts and Technology (BART), Lanesborough Elementary, McCann Technical, Mount Greylock Regional, North Adams and Williamstown Elementary. Each district will receive $5,000 for professional and
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Berkshires Beat: Humane Race Kicks Off Spring
The humane thing: It is officially spring, and one of the hallmarks of spring in the Berkshires is the Berkshire Humane Society's Humane Race, a 1-mile fun walk or a 5K run with or without a dog. Dog are not mandatory, only dog lovers! Scheduled for Saturday, April 29, in Williamstown, this year's 15th Humane Race promises a fun morning
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BMC Achieves Straight A's for Patient Safety
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Leapfrog Group, the nation's leading nonprofit watchdog on hospital quality and safety, has announced new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, and Berkshire Medical Center once again earned an "A." BMC has achieved straight A's since the inception of the Safety Grade in 2012, and is one of only
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Substance Abuse Prevention Part 2: The Efforts
Part 1 reviewed the results of a countywide survey related to teen drug and alcohol use. The article and survey results can be found here.   LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The Berkshire district attorney's office is now training educators on a specific curriculum to prevent drug use.   The office's grant-funded
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Substance Abuse Prevention Part 1: The Data
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Prevention is just one aspect of tackling drug abuse issues in Berkshire County. So far, signs show local efforts are working, but there is still a lot more to be done.   Over the last 10 years, data collected from the Berkshire United Way is showing a decreasing percentage of county students
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New Gallery Drawn by North Adams' Air of Contemporary Art
The gallery is located at 44 Eagle, in the Flatiron Block. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A new art gallery in downtown North Adams is the result of the city's unique relationship with contemporary art as a lure to artists from other places. Gravity Gallery co-owners Lynn Richardson and Paul McMullan first became
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MCLA Makes It Official With Inauguration of President Birge
Birge takes the oath of his office from Susan Gold, chairman of the board of trustees. See more photos here. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — James F. "Jamie" Birge hadn't intended to become a college president.    After interviewing dozens of presidents of colleges large and small, private and
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