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BRPC Considering Expanding Role In Education Task Force
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Education Task Force has asked BRPC to take an expanded role in helping school districts regionalize.   The task force had already released its recommendation that eventually the county should have a single school district. That process will take years and have many challenging steps. The
North Adams Enters Agreement To Sell DPW Facility
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The City Council voted to enter into a purchase and sales agreement with Cumberland Farms for the DPW facility.   Mayor Richard Alcombright asked the Council to approve an agreement Wednesday between the city and Cumberland Farms that would start the process of a $575,000 purchase from the city - $475,000
Clarksburg Officials Accept Citizens' Petition for School Project Revote
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Supporters of the $19 million school project were accused of unethical conduct in garnering signatures for a second special town meeting to approve borrowing for the project.    Another resident vowed to circulate her own petition for a third vote should this second one pass.   Select
Williamstown Elementary Holds Fall Children's Clothing Sale on Oct. 14
Bins of goodies await shoppers on Oct. 14. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williamstown Elementary School PTO's annual clothing sale enters its second decade on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. As an added bonus, items will be half-price for customers receiving a hand stamp and entering after 1:30 p.m. The WES
Berkshire Health Systems Named a 2017 WWCMA WorkWell Massachusetts
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Health Systems and its Wellness at Work program have been named a WorkWell Massachusetts Award Program Gold Level winner for exemplary worksite health promotion. The award recognizes Berkshire Health System's achievements developing, implementing, and participating in corporate health improvement and
North Adams Happenings: Oct. 11-17
North Adams Happenings: Oct 11th - Oct 17th  Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center
International Investing: Still a Journey to Consider
Columbus Day was observed on October 9. And while it may be true that Leif Erikson and the Vikings beat Columbus to the New World, Columbus Day nonetheless remains important in the public eye, signifying themes such as exploration and discovery. As an investor, you don't have to "cross the ocean blue," as Columbus did, to find
Barrett Runs Away with 1st Berkshire Democratic Primary
    NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Claiming a victory on behalf of the forgotten middle class, John Barrett III on Tuesday emerged the winner in a four-person Democratic primary to run in the Nov. 7 special election to fill the 1st Berkshire District seat in the House of Representatives. With the vast majority of the
Grieve to Speak at Baseball in the Berkshires Exhibit
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. -- Baseball in the Berkshires will have a special "Talkin' Baseball" program with Pittsfield native Tom Grieve on Thursday, Oct 12, from 6 to 7 p.m.   Grieve was a Major League outfielder and designated hitter with the Washington Senators, Texas Rangers, New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals. He
North Adams Police Investigating Home Invasion
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — State and local police are investigating a reported armed home invasion on Washington Avenue. According to a safety alert sent out by Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts campus police, three men left the scene in a blue Volvo late Tuesday morning. One was armed with a handgun. North Adams
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