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Clarksburg Seeking Write-In Candidates for Empty Posts
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — This town of 1,702 is heading for a crisis on May 23.    That's the day of the town election and five offices will have blank spaces next to them on the ballot, including for the Select Board. Three are on the Planning Board, and if there are no write-in candidates, that board effectively
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The Independent Investor: Should College Be Free?
Recently, New York became the first state to offer a tuition-free college education to middle-class students at two- and four-year public colleges. Tennessee, Oregon and the city of San Francisco have also given similar benefits to students attending community colleges in their states. It's about time.   The headline of this
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Clarksburg Country Club Owner Denies Accusation of Waste Dumping
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — The owner of the former North Adams Country Club is dismissing accusations that the property was used to dump contaminated waste.    "I can't imagine why anybody would bring material in from somewhere else when we have 80 acres worth of material up there," Todd Driscoll told News10 on
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United Way Program to Provide Kindergarteners With Supplies
Gary Levante is co-chairing the day of caring this year.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Every child entering kindergarten next year will have a backpack full of supplies.   Berkshire Bank employees will be filling 1,200 backpacks with books, supplies, reading lists, and informational fliers as part of the
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'Farm to Hand' Food Truck Wins MCLA's First Entrepreneur Challenge
Judges J.D. Chesloff, Jack Wadsworth and Nancy Fitzpatrick prepare to give their feedback to the contestants.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The three judges had a tough decision to make on Wednesday night: which young group of entrepreneurs would walk away with $10,000 to jump-start their idea.    "I
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North Adams, Clarksburg Among Newest Green Communities
Mayor Richard Alcombright welcomes state and community representatives to City Hall for a Green Communities presentation. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — North Adams has received a Green Communities Grant of $194,580 that will help it save that and more in energy costs every year.    "All told, the five-year
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Be An 'Environmentally Friendly' Investor
On April 22, we observe Earth Day, a worldwide event focusing on protecting the environment. As a citizen of this planet, you may want to take part in Earth Day activities. And as an investor, you can learn some valuable lessons from the environmental movement. Here are a few ideas to consider: * "Recycle" proven strategies.
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North Adams' Model Railroad Museum Eyes Sons of Italy Property
A concept drawing of where the museum would now be located; Heritage State Park is to the left. The large parking lot to the right is not likely to happen. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The proposed private for-profit model railroad museum is negotiating with the city to purchase the old Sons of Italy parcel for the
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Crane Operator Killed in Vermont Construction Accident
SEARSBURG, Vt. — A Maine man was killed when the crane he was operating hit a live electrical wire on Tuesday morning. David Sprague, 59, of Windham, Maine, was working at a construction site on Putnam Road, off Route 8, when he drove his crane under a series of high tension power lines at about 11:00 a.m. The crane struck one of the
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McCann Tech Gets $15,000 From Haas Foundation for Scholarships
A metal globe made on one of the Haas CNC machines.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Scholarships, resources, recertification programs.    Those are some of the ideas being taken up for a $15,000 grant made to McCann Technical School's machine technology program by the Gene Haas
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