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The Retired Investor: Moderates Winning on Tax Debate
By Bill Schmick,
04:57PM / Thursday, September 16, 2021
For months, wealthy U.S. taxpayers and corporations have been living with the specter of higher taxes under the Biden administration. It is a pretty good bet that taxes will go up, but not as much as you might expect.   Throughout the week, Democrats in the House and the Senate have been horse-trading over the amount of spending versus the amount of taxes necessary to pay for President Biden's $2.3 trillion budget plan. Republicans are already on record that they will oppose any new tax hikes at all.   Since the Democrats hold such a slim majority in both the House and the Senate, any legislation will need to accommodate both moderates and progressives within the party in

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MCLA Plans Sept. 17 Constitution Day Lecture
04:06PM / Thursday, September 16, 2021
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The History and Political Science Department at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will hold its annual Constitution Day Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 17 in Murdock Hall Room 218 on the MCLA campus.     This event is free and open to the public, and a remote viewing option is available; register for online viewing at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2ghaDyNKTnW-8PJ3xQMcRw.    Paul M. Collins, Jr., professor of legal studies and political science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, will give a talk titled "Is This the Most Conservative Supreme Court in the Modern Era?"     According to a

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Colorful Bus Stop Installed on Main Street
by TunnelVision 01:33PM / Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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by bananas2 10:53AM / Sunday, April 01, 2012
Instead of bickering about parking get a industry in North Adams with higher paying jobs than all the service jobs we have now. Is anyone on the commitee out there looking for any industries to come
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MCLA Welcomes Four New Faculty Members
01:41PM / Thursday, September 16, 2021
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — MCLA welcomes four new faculty members to campus for the fall 2021 semester: Andrew Best, Assistant Professor of Biology; Rebecca Relyea, Assistant Professor of Radiologic Sciences; Yavuz Ceylan, Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry; and Sean Scanlon: Visiting Assistant Professor of History.    "I look forward to welcoming these new faculty to the already outstanding group of educators I have had the pleasure of getting to know over the summer," said Richard Glejzer, MCLA's Vice President of Academic Affairs. "They will be joining a community of dedicated and talented teachers, scholars, and artists who have persevered and guided

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SVHC Previews Sept. 22 Medical Matters Weekly
12:46PM / Thursday, September 16, 2021
BENNINGTON, Vt. — Southwestern Vermont Health Care's (SVHC) Medical Matters Weekly with Dr. Trey Dobson—a weekly interactive, multiplatform medical-themed talk show—will feature Ayla Ellison, the editor-in-chief of Becker's Hospital Review, on its September 22 program. The publication is a leading source of news for hospital executives.    The show will air at 12 p.m. She will share her insights on hospital trends throughout the last year.   The show is produced with cooperation from Catamount Access Television (CAT-TV). Viewers can see Medical Matters Weekly on Facebook at facebook.com/svmedicalcenter and facebook.com/CATTVBennington. The show is

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BART Upcoming Enrollment Deadline
12:00PM / Thursday, September 16, 2021
ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Arts and Technology (BART) Charter Public School is currently accepting applications for students in grades 6 through 9 for the 2021-2022 school year and for students in grades 6 through 10 for the 2022-2023 school year.   The next enrollment deadline for the 2021-2022 school year for grades 6 through 9 is Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 at noon. The first enrollment deadline for the 2022-2023 school year for grades 6 through 10 will be in January though applications can be submitted anytime.    The easiest way to apply is to click here or to type https://www.bartcharter.org/apps/form/Enrollment-Form into your web browser.   More information on the

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Drury High School Mobile Vaccine Clinic
08:00AM / Thursday, September 16, 2021
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Community Health Programs mobile COVID-19 vaccine unit will be at Drury High School Friday, Sept. 17.   The bus will be at the school from noon to 2:30 p.m. It will be parked in the Drury High School parking lot.   The clinic is open to anyone age 12 of over. Those between the ages of 12 and 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.   The follow up for a second shot is Oct. 8.   For questions call 413-429-2946.  

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MCLA Climbs U.S. News College Rankings
04:45PM / Wednesday, September 15, 2021
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — According to the 2022 U.S. News and World Report rankings, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has risen to #7 on the list of Top Public Colleges, and risen to #21 as a Top Performer on Social Mobility and first among all Massachusetts schools.    "I am proud to see MCLA recognized again as a Top Public College, but I am more proud of the work we've done to continue to climb these rankings for nine of the last 11 years,” said MCLA President James F. Birge. “We have an excellent faculty body with expertise and dedication to a liberal arts education. We have staff dedicated to student outcomes at every level and in every department.

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Clarksburg Select Board Sets Special Election to Fill Vacant Seat
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
04:16PM / Wednesday, September 15, 2021
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Voters will be asked to fill the vacant seat on the Select Board in a special election this December.    Board member Ronald Boucher submitted his letter of resignation two weeks ago with nearly 2 1/2 years left on his term. The board on Wednesday morning set a date of Tuesday, Dec. 7, to elect his replacement.    "I want to thank him for his service to the community for the last three years, he's done a lot of really good stuff to get us moving in the right direction here with the school," Chairwoman Danielle Luchi  said of Boucher. "He was a very, very active board member, and we appreciate everything he did for

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BMC Earns National Recognition for Efforts to Improve Stroke Treatment
12:00PM / Wednesday, September 15, 2021
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Medical Center has received the American Heart Association's Gold Plus Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Achievement Award for their commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.   "Berkshire Medical Center is honored to be recognized by the American Heart Association for our dedication to helping patients have the best possible chance of survival after a stroke," said James Lederer Chief Medical Officer/Chief Quality Officer for BMC. "Get With The Guidelines-Stroke makes it easier for our teams to put proven knowledge and guidelines

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North Adams Council Will Wait to Fill Two Seats at Election
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
02:41AM / Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Councilor Benjamin Lamb is sworn in as vice president on Tuesday by City Clerk Cathleen King. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The City Council voted on Tuesday to continue with seven councilors until the November election.   Councilor Jason LaForest and Marie T. Harpin both resigned within the past month, leaving the council short two members. The council had already decided to wait until the Nov. 2 election to fill LaForest's seat with the non-incumbent candidate who receives the highest vote.   The councilors determined to do the same in replacing Harpin, whose resignation was accepted on Tuesday.   "After this meeting, we only have three meetings until the

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North Adams Schools Invest in Smartboard Technology
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
06:21PM / Tuesday, September 14, 2021
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The School Department has 53 new smartboards installed across all school buildings with the goal having one in every classroom by November.   The interactive panels function as both classic blackboards and as interconnected collaborative screens that can allow teachers and students to interact remotely, save lessons and access and edit documents on the fly.   "It was two years ago that we were talking about maybe having a couple of boards per school, and this was a request that teachers had made, can we look at adding smartboards to our classrooms?" said Assistant Superintendent Kimberly Roberts-Morandi at last week's School Committee

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Op-Ed: The Facts About COVID-19 Vaccines
By Dr. James W. Lederer Jr. , Guest Column
01:36PM / Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Like many across the country, I was thrilled when the FDA approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the end of August. Full approval affirms that the Pfizer vaccine is safe, effective, and has met the rigorous standards required by the FDA. This represents a light in the long tunnel of the pandemic, and it fills me with a great sense of optimism for the future health and safety of our community.   Despite this good news, the highly contagious Delta variant continues to spread around the country. We know it can infect individuals who are vaccinated, however vaccinated people are much less likely to experience serious illness or be hospitalized than unvaccinated people. Cases

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