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The Retired Investor: Olympic Price Tag Breaks Records
After the Olympic Games conclude on Aug. 8, Japan will still be tallying the final cost of hosting the games. Indications are that the final price tag could be more than $20 billion.   Was it worth it?   The most recent polling data suggest the answer is a resounding "no," at least as far as the Japanese are
BRTA Seeks Input For Proposed Bus Stops
PITSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) is seeking public input and comments regarding proposed fixed route bus stop locations along the BRTA bus routes throughout Berkshire County.    These locations are temporarily marked with a numbered "Proposed Bus Stop Location" sign. The public
SteepleCats Move Within Half Game of First Place
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- With five games left in its New England Collegiate Baseball League season, North Adams is a half game out of first place in its division.   On Wednesday at Joe Wolfe Field, Jon Kozarian went 3-for-4 at the plate and Charles Middleton drove in a pair of runs as the SteepleCats defeated first-place Keene, 4-2,
Inspect Boxwood Shrubs for Invasive Box Tree Moths
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) and U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) urge anyone in Massachusetts who may have purchased boxwood shrubs this spring to check the plants for signs of box tree moths.   MDAR has received notification
Elizabeth Freeman Center Launches Rise Together for Safety and Justice
PITTSFIELD, Mass — Elizabeth Freeman Center (EFC) announced the launch of "Rise Together for Safety and Justice," an evolution of their annual Third Thursday Walk a Mile fundraiser.    Like the previous 10 years, EFC will continue to hold its annual event in September, soliciting the support and participation
Comfortable Temperatures, Thunderstorms in Store For The Rest of the Week
Temperatures are expected to stay in the 70s this week. This is lower than the seasonal average.   Meteorologist Steve Caporizzo tweeted a graphic Tuesday indicating that temperatures have typically been in the 80s this time of year.    Today in North Adams, temperatures should stay in the 70s with mostly cloudy
Medical Matters Weekly Welcomes Alya Reeve
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 Alya Reeve, MD, MPH, the medical director of Untied Counseling Service in Bennington, on its August 4 program. The show
MCLA Accepting Applicants for Fall Degree Completion Program
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — MCLA's Division of Graduate and Continuing Education is accepting applicants to the College's fall Degree Completion Program, a cohort-style program that begins Sept. 1 for students looking for a non-traditional path to a bachelor's degree.     MCLA's Degree Completion Program is
North Adams Council Looks to Revive Colorful Crosswalks
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The City Council will look into brightening up the city with more colorful crosswalks.   Several pedestrian rights of way had been painted in by volunteers with the group Art About Town a decade ago but the project was dropped over concerns about crossing the state Department of
SteepleCats Beat Vermont for 20th Win
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Charles Middleton drove in three runs Monday to lead the North Adams SteepleCats to a 6-2 win over Vermont in the New England Collegiate Baseball League.   Brian Zeldin struck out six in five innings of work to earn the win in a contest shortened to six innings due to rain.   JuJuan
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