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MCLA Appoints Two to Board of Trustees
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has announced that Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker approved the appointment of Kathleen Therrien, Class of 97, as the alumni trustee and has appointed Dr. Robert Reilly as a trustee. Therrien has served in this capacity since August 2016 when she was first elected to serve
MountainOne Insurance Appoints Jake Rand to Sales Team
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Jake Rand has been appointed account executive at MountainOne Insurance. As account executive, Rand will be responsible for developing a portfolio of new commercial insurance clients, as well as maintaining an existing book of business. Prior to joining MountainOne Insurance, Rand served as a personal
Change Your Clocks, Check Your Alarms This Weekend
BOSTON — State fire officials are reminding people that as they change their clocks this weekend to check their smoke detectors as well. "Prevent that annoying chirp of a dying smoke alarm battery by replacing the alkaline batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms now, unless you have newer alarms with 10-year sealed
Vascular Surgery Specialist Joins Berkshire Health Systems
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Health Systems has announced the appointment of Dr. Elie S. Semaan, a vascular surgeon, to the medical staff of Berkshire Medical Center and the physician staff of Berkshire Surgical Services of BMC. Dr. Semaan is accepting new patients in need of vascular care, and joins Drs. Michael Cohn, Eugene
North Adams Initiative Pursuing Eagle Street Crowdfunding Grant
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The city is hoping to build on the recent enthusiasm surrounding the Small Business Revolution to leverage those online votes into online dollars.    The goal: to raise $25,000 by May 5 toward a matching MassDevelopment grant to make historic Eagle Street more attractive to pedestrians and
The Independent Investor: America's Road Toward Universal Health Care
The GOP's plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act was introduced this week.  As one might expect, the Republican Party's long-awaited plan was met with a firestorm of protests from just about every conceivable lobbying group. That's exactly what one should expect, given that there is so much at stake. Headlines
LeClair Memorial 5K Set for May 7
  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The Berkshire Family YMCA will hold the 16th annual Jocelyn E LeClair Memorial Scholarship Race on Sunday, May 7, at Windsor Lake Park.   The 5-kilometer run and walk will kick off at 10 a.m. with a 1-mile fun run and walk to follow.   The JEL is dedicated to the memory of Jocelyn
'Logan': Makes Some Sharp Points
Judged solely on its surface value, director James Mangold's "Logan," the third and reputedly final escapade of the Wolverine/Marvel Comics/superhero/X-Men series, rates a six on my excitement scale. However, bear in mind that loyal adherents of this franchise evaluate their cherished, alternate world of right, wrong and not so
Girls AAU Basketball Team Seeks Players
The Berkshire Mountaineers girls basketball team is looking for any girls interested in playing Spring AAU basketball.   Girls currently in the fifth thru 11th grade are eligible to participate. This is an advanced basketball program that will include weekend travel throughout New York and New England. The schedule has not yet been
Clarksburg Looking at Reductions for Fiscal 2018
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Town officials are looking at $100,000 in cuts just in the preliminary fiscal 2018 budget but were warned Wednesday at least double that is needed. "I've drafted where I think I can make some reasonable cuts to the budget," said Town Administrator Carl McKinney. "I've cut $100,000 for next
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