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Hinds Sets Community Outreach Events for March
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The staff of state Sen. Adam G. Hinds, D-Pittsfield, will host two community outreach events during January.   The senator's staff will be available to meet with constituents in the communities of Plainfield and Alford for this month's staff office hours on Wednesday, March 27,
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Biz Briefs: Stop & Shop Workers Still Without Contract
UFCW planning Chicopee rally   Area UFCW locals are hosting a rally at the Stop & Shop in Chicopee on Wednesday as the grocery and union representatives have made little headway in contract negotiations.     UFCW Local 1459, representing about 2,000 workers in the Berkshires and Western Mass, voted a week
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Youth Voices Lead Coalition Forum
Malina Ziaja, a junior at Hoosac Valley High School, speaks during the coalition youth forum on March 12. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The youth spoke, and the adults listened. Seven young people from the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition's Youth Leadership Program led the Coalition's monthly form on March 12.
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Q&A: Doctor with Pro Football Pedigree Treating Sports Injuries in Bennington
Dr. Ivette Guttmann BENNINGTON, Vt. — Sustain a sports injury in and around Bennington, and you might discover that your doctor has more than years of medical training to bring to your recovery plan.   She just might be a former professional football player, too.   Earlier this winter, Dr.
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Southfield Fire Destroys One Building, Damages Second
NEW MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — An early morning fire Friday in Southfield damaged one building and destroyed another on Norfolk Road.    The 1800s-era single-family home at 155 Norfolk Road was destroyed and the neighboring former Baptist Church damaged. It took several hours for firefighters to contain the blaze. The
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Steiner School Taps New First-Grade Teacher
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Anna Taiga is joining Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School at first-grade class teacher for the 2019-20 school year. Taiga was selected from a pool of applicants after an international search. At the Steiner School, as in most Waldorf schools worldwide, grade-school class teachers practice
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Jacob's Pillow Names Fellowship Recipient
BECKET, Mass. — Bryan Arias, artistic director of ARIAS Company, has received the Jacob's Pillow Fellowship at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post. The fellowship includes a $15,000 grant, a residency at the Pillow Lab, and a residency at LIU Tilles Center. The newly established fellowship represents a shared vision
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The Independent Investor: Does Our Debt Really Matter?
The country's national debt hovers at historically record highs, as the nation's budget battle begins. It's a pretty safe bet to expect another budget-busting compromise as well as a hefty increase to our already-overwhelming debt load.   At times like this I wonder whether Americans are facing the prospect that someday
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'Captain Marvel': Brave New Suffragette
Unless you're a card-carrying, dyed-in-the-wool devotee of comic-book film extravaganzas like "Captain Marvel," they can be extremely difficult to follow. Each is chockfull of series lore, a veritable encyclopedia of minutiae that aficionados of the genre demand, and from which they deliriously kvell when given the slightest
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Five Dead in Sheffield Structure Fire
Multiple fire departments responded to the single-family home on Home Road. SHEFFIELD, Mass. — Authorities are investigating a Wednesday morning structure fire on Home Road that left five people dead.    "This is an extensive operation and investigation with multiple local and state agencies,"
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