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North Adams Reaching ADA Compliance Under DOJ Agreement
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The city is no longer required to submit annual reports to the U.S. Department of Justice on its efforts to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.    Since reaching an agreement with the DOJ, North Adams has spent $1,259,598.95 toward projects that bring it into compliance with the federal
'Going in Style': Bank Heist Steals Your Heart
  My first inclination when hearing that Alan Arkin, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman would star in director Zach Braff's remake of 1979's "Going in Style," which featured George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg, was to scream "Sacrilege!" But I was at a funeral and, fearing the outburst might be
Workshop to Help Grandparents Reduce Risk of Drug Use By Grandchildren
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Grandparents raising grandchildren is a growing trend nationally and in Massachusetts. Data that was presented at a town hall meeting with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office and the Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren stated that "in Massachusetts there were over 10,000
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The Independent Investor: Tense Times in Trumpland
The geopolitical landscape is heating up. U.S. relations with Syria, North Korea, China and Russia are in turmoil as the Trump administration flexes its military muscle. None of it bodes well for the stock market.   War cries and wealth are like water and oil. They don't mix well. For investors, there are far too many unknowns,
Easter Events Around Berkshire County
Hippity, hoppety, Easter is on the way - and so are plenty of holiday events around Berkshire County. Got more to add to this list? Just email us at   Saturday, April 8 * Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, Walker Street, Lenox, 10 a.m-noon and 1-3 p.m.: The mansion will present its annual
Holiday Hours: Patriots Day
Monday, April 17, is Patriots Day, a state holiday marking the anniversary of the Battle of Lexington and Concord that began the American Revolution. The day has been celebrated on the third Monday in April since 1969. It was on the morning of April 20, 1775, that Paul Revere and other riders began the alert across and beyond Massachusetts
North Adams' Budget Up 1 Percent; Taxes Likely to Rise 4 Percent
Thomas Scanlon reviews the city's 2016 financial letter with the council on Tuesday. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Finance Committee will take its first review of the mayor's $40 million budget proposal next Thursday.    The draft spending plan for fiscal 2018 is up $474,449, or about 1 percent, at
North Adams Happenings: April 14-18
North Adams Happenings: April 14-18 Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community
Don't Get Swayed by These Investment 'Myths'
Over time, you will run into various suggestions for investing successfully. Yet upon closer inspection, many of these ideas turn out to be "myths" – which could cause you trouble if you treat them as solid advice. Here are five of these myths, along with some reasons for ignoring them: * You can find the next
Traffic Commission Advises Parking Meter Removal for Bike Lane
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Traffic Commission is recommending the removal of two metered parking spots on the north side of the Holiday Inn on American Legion Drive.    The purpose is to develop a bike lane as part of the city's Complete Streets goals.    Initially, the proposal had been to remove the
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