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North County Goes to Polls for State Representative Primary
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Voters in much of North County head to the polls today to select the Democratic Party nominee for the 1st Berkshire District.    Only one winner will emerge in the state representative special election primary between John Barrett III, a former mayor; Stephanie Bosley, daughter of a prior holder of
Letter: Blackmer Will Be Dedicated, Passionate Public Servant
To the Editor: My wife, Lisa Blackmer, is the most loving, hard-working, passionate person I know and she should be the next representative for Northern Berkshire. When we were married 30 years ago, our family included my children from a previous marriage. Lisa loved them and raised them as her own. I watched her take care of them
Letter: Barrett Will Help Cheshire as State Representative
To the Editor: This last year the parents of Cheshire children faced terrible choices. Because a lack of planning and more important a lack of state funding for our schools, we were forced to close our local school. Rather then see their small children spend hours on the bus to schools in Adams or see their young children mixed with high
Northern Berkshire United Way Sets Annual Campaign Goal
James White II, the new executive director of BArT Charter Public School, speaks about community at the NBUW breakfast. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — There was a lot of talk about numbers at the Northern Berkshire United Way annual meeting and campaign kickoff breakfast on Friday. Twenty: the number of member agencies the
Letter: Blackmer Best to Carry on My Sisterís Legacy
To the Editor: I am writing to express my support for Lisa Blackmer for state representative. I believe she is the best candidate to fill the unexpired term of my sister, Gail. Gail was committed to her district and the constituents she worked hard to serve. Lisa has that same dedication, compassion, and work ethic. She has gone
Letter: Blackmer Best Choice to Succeed Cariddi
To the Editor: Lisa Blackmer is the perfect candidate to follow the irreplaceable Gailanne Carriddi. Rep. Carriddi was a strong voice for women during her too-brief career in the State House, and I believe that North Adams City Councilor Lisa Blackmer is a worthy successor to represent the district in the House. She mirrors Gail's
SVMC Grant Enables Data Collection to Boost Patient-Centered Care
Officials from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Southern Vermont Health Care and the Aircast Foundation gather in the SVMC Orthopedics office in Bennington, Vt., on Thursday. Right, the plaque marks the new collaboration. BENNINGTON, Vt. — In 1950, Barbara Houle injured her leg in a skiing accident. She
Q&A: House Candidates Field Questions Ahead of Special Election Primary
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — On Tuesday, the voters in the Democratic primary for the 1st Berkshire seat in the House of Representatives will choose from among four candidates who share many of the same policy positions but offer very different backgrounds.   John Barrett III, Lisa Blackmer, Stephanie Bosley and Kevin Towle each
Mangiardi Notches Assist as MCLA Women's Soccer Earns Comeback Win
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The MCLA women's soccer team scored twice in the final 14 minutes and Kayla Baker drilled the game winner as the Trailblazers rallied past the visiting Framingham State Rams 2-1 Saturday afternoon in MASCAC play.   With the win, the Trailblazers' second straight, they improve to 2-8 overall and is now
50th Greylock Ramble This Weekend
ADAMS, Mass. — The Greylock Ramble turns 50 this Columbus Day weekend with Ramblefest returning Sunday and the hike up Mount Greylock on Monday.   Back in 1965, a group of residents covertly named Operation Wonderful Town, chaired by Adams resident, businessman and champion Thunderbolt skier Bill Linscott, formed with the
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