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Panel to Discuss the Top Five Student-Athlete Injuries
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, Northern Berkshire Orthopedics and Williamstown Physical Therapy present "Tackling the Top 5 Student-Athlete Injuries" from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at the Williamstown Youth Center. Student athletes give it their all and sometimes get injured. An expert panel
Touch a Truck Draws Curious Kids
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Despite the chilly morning, parents and caregivers bundled up their toddlers and preschoolers and brought them over to the parking lot behind Joe Wolfe Field on Wednesday morning for the Family Center's annual Touch a Truck event. The event allowed children to explore big trucks as well as learn about
MCLA Women's Lax Falls to Worcester State
WORCESTER, Mass. -- Worcester State's Alexis Vecchiarelli tallied five goals and added two assists to lead the Lancers to a 14-4 win over the visiting MCLA Trailblazers Tuesday evening at Alumni Field.   The Lancers improve to 7-6 overall and are now 2-2 in the conference.  MCLA drops to 1-6 on the season and is 0-4 in the
Action Plan Developed to Make Berkshires Age Friendly
Secretary for Elder Affairs Alice Bonner said the state is behind the age-friendly effort. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The trends are very clear. In just 12 years, around 60 percent of the Berkshires' population will be older than 50.   "Our population in 2010 was 18.5 percent persons over the age 65. And
Marijuana Company Sees North Adams Ripe for Growth
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein envisions a large-scale industry in cannabis that will provide good jobs and benefits. He's looking to locate his first cultivation center in North Adams.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein had the perfect building ready and waiting to begin cultivating
State Representative Mark Preps For State Budget Debate
DALTON, Mass. — State Rep. Paul Mark is looking to create a Berkshire County opioid task force in the budget.   Mark has filed an amendment for $250,000 to start the task force with the Berkshire County sheriff's office, the Berkshire Opioid Abuse Prevention Coalition, and a number of other organizations tackling the
North Berkshire Coalition Forum Tackles Economic Development
Adams Select Board member Christine Hoyt points to a map laying out the redevelopment sparked by the Berkshire Scenic Railway project in Adams. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Everyone can play a role in the economic development of the region, local officials and experts said at the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition's monthly
Area Residents Finish Strong at Boston Marathon
BOSTON, Mass. -- More than half the area’s competitors at Monday’s Boston Marathon finished in the top half of his or her respective age division, according to results posted Monday evening on the Boston Athletic Association website.   One of the top performances was turned in by Pittsfield’s Abigail Wright, who
Central Berkshire Habitat Teams With Lowe's For Women Build
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — For the 11th year, Habitat for Humanity and Lowe's are engaging women nationwide to work together to build Habitat homes during this year's National Women Build Week from May 5-13 and also for an additional five weeks following the national event.   More than 18,000 women construction volunteers
Berkshires Beat: Thermal Cameras Available at the Milne Library
Picture perfect The cameras show hot and cold spots in homes that are not visible to the naked eye. Just in time for Earth Day, the Milne Public Library is making two thermal imaging cameras available for residents to check out. These cameras, which attach to a smartphone, show hot and cold spots in homes that aren’t
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