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Legislature Looking at $200M in Chapter 90 Funds; $7.2M for Berkshires
BOSTON – Some $200 million in Chapter 90 road funds have been approved in both houses of the Legislature for fiscal 2019, with about $7.3 million headed for Berkshire County.    The funds are part of a three-year, $600 million Chapter 90 apportionment that passed the State Senate. The House the week before passed a
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Great Barrington Police Investigating Fatal Crash
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — A Housatonic woman was killed late Sunday morning in a head-on collision near 200 Maple Ave.    Annemarie E. Bushka, 64, was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries incurred in the crash.    Bushka's motor vehicle collided with one driven by Robert Bacigalupi, 68, who
Williamstown's Art Runs Boston to Benefit Disabled Runners Group
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Qualified to run his 80th marathon at age 73, Hank Art shows no signs of slowing down.   Unless he wants to.   Art will toe the line in Hopkinton this Monday morning for his 16th Boston Marathon. But one of his most memorable experiences in a 26.2-mile event came a couple of hours to south,
Pittsfield Grad New Pitches Complete Game Win for MCLA
BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. -- MCLA left handed pitcher Bobby New tossed a complete game as the Trailblazers earned a MASCAC twinbill split defeating Mass. Maritime 2-1 in the nightcap of Saturday's MASCAC double-header.   The Trailblazers dropped a heart breaking 4-3 decision in 12 innings in the opener.   MCLA improves
Youth Conference Inspires Teens To Become 'Tools of Change'
The arts was one of the four tracks students could choose for the workshops. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Zoe Hypolite watched as Hurricane Maria devastated her home country of Dominica.   She knew something had to be done to help. She started fundraising.   "I decided that I am going to do
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Rep. Farley-Bouvier named 2018 Provider's Council Legislator of the Year
PITTSFIELD, Mass.— State Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier was named 2018 Provider's Council Legislator of the Year and awarded the Caring Bear presented by The Caring Force at their seventh annual State House Rally and Lobby Day on Tuesday, April 10. The award is annually given to legislative champions for their commitment to the human
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North Adams Finance Begins Review of $44M Budget for Fiscal 2019
Councilors Marie T. Harpin, Benjamin Lamb and Chairman Wayne Wilkinson listen to explanations of budget line items on Wednesday. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Finance Committee began its review this week of a proposed $44 million spending plan for fiscal 2019.   The committee will look through the draft budget
Southern Vermont Women's Lacrosse Edges MCLA
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The visiting Southern Vermont women's lacrosse team received seven goals from Alex Safford as the Mountaineers held off the MCLA Trailblazers 11-9 in a non league match played in a driving rainstorm.   SVC (2-5) came out firing as they quickly moved out to a 5-0 lead over the Trailblazers (1-4). Abigail
Applications Open for North Adams Arts Enterprise Challenge
NORTH ADAMS, Mass.  —  There's still time for local cultural entrepreneurs to vie for a $25,000 award and four months of help to get them started.  The North Adams Arts Enterprise Challenge is accepting applications through April 30, with four finalists to be announced May 9.   The winning concept will
The Independent Investor: The Facebook Fallacy
After a grueling two-day inquisition before both houses of Congress, Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, has left the building. The question is how much did anyone really learn about the privacy issues of this social media behemoth?   As most readers are aware, the present controversy erupted when it was revealed that a
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