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Tuesday Weather Report: Drive Safely Out There!
It started as rain for most of us Monday night, and now it's snow for all of us Tuesday morning. And it's not going to stop anytime soon. Who's dreaming of a white December? A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 1 p.m. Tuesday in Northern Berkshire County; the snow already falling caused the immediate
Shine Wire Named One of State's Manufacturers of the Year
Greg Shine of Shine Wire Products, second from right, at the 3rd annual Manufacturing Awards Ceremony at the State House. ADAMS, Mass. — The Legislature's Manufacturing Caucus recently named Shine Wire a Massachusetts Manufacturer of the Year.    Company President Greg Shine said Shine Wire was
Eight Graduate From McCann Practical Nursing Program
Susan Watson is retiring after six years leading the program. See more photos from Monday's ceremony here. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Monday night was bittersweet for the McCann Technical School community with the celebration of the latest class of nursing graduates also saying goodbye to the woman who has led the program for
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Berkshires Beat: Berkshire Humane Society Offering '100 Cats for Christmas' Program
100 Cats for Christmas For the sixth year, Berkshire Humane Society has received a grant from the Massachusetts Animal Coalition’s license plate program, which will support BHS’s 100 Cats for Christmas initiative during the month of December. 100 Cats for Christmas is the shelter’s largest and most successful low-cost
Clarksburg Raises Water District Rates
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Homeowners in the Briggsville Water District will be seeing their annual bills more than double in just 18 months.   The Select Board, acting as the water commissioners, voted on Nov. 14 to increase the yearly rate by $120 effective Jan. 1, 2019.  The new rate beginning for 2019 will be $450. Bills
Coalition Introduces Idea of 'Trauma-Informed' Community
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — There's usually a lot of talking at Northern Berkshire Community Coalition monthly forums. At the most recent forum, however, there was more listening. The group of about 60 guests -- meeting for the first time in The Green's new space at 85 Main St. -- gathered on Friday, Nov. 16, to watch
McCann Tech Hoop Shoot to Benefit Santa Fund
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The McCann Tech basketball team will host its second annual Hoop Shoot on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school.   The free throw competition is open to boys and girls in grades 3 through 8 with three age group divisions.   The entry fee is $5 per child with all proceeds going to the
Biz Briefs: Pine Cobble School, Northshire Bookstore to Host Book Fair
By the book Pine Cobble School and Northshire Bookstore will host their second annual collaborative book fair on the Pine Cobble campus from Nov. 28-30 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 5:30 p.m. daily. The fair is open to the community. This event includes a specially curated selection of books for all ages. Books are thoughtfully chosen
North Adams' Commercial Tax Rate Likely to Break $40
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Mayor Thomas Bernard is recommending the City Council reverse last year's shift in the commercial rate in an effort keep the residential rate from rising higher.    The council will vote on the tax classification for fiscal 2019 on Tuesday. Should the council approve, the commercial, industrial
Rural Policy Advisory Commission Plans Dec. 6 Meeting in Pittsfield
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The commonwealth's rural towns have older populations, smaller tax bases and poorer infrastructure than the rest of Massachusetts.   They also have greater numbers than a lot of people realize.   According to one definition of "rural," i.e. communities with population density
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