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Fire Officials Ask People to Change Clocks, Check Alarms
STOW, Mass. — Halloween and Daylight Savings occur this weekend and state fire officials ask people to change clocks and check alarms.   "Most fatal fires occur at night when you are sleeping. Working smoke alarms give us the extra time to get out of a burning house. This weekend, as you change your clocks,
MassDOT Advisory: Blandford, Russell, Otis, Becket and Lee
LEE, Mass. — The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing that crews will be conducting construction and maintenance operations at specific locations on Interstate 90 eastbound and westbound in Blandford, Russell, Otis, Becket and Lee.   The work is scheduled to begin in some locations at 7:00 a.m.
Butterflies Like it Hot at Mountain Meadow
Likely northern broken dash skipper imbibing nectar at Deptford pink. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Adventuresome butterflies highlight the widespread nectar oases in a special habitat teaming with nectar to meet their spurious flight demands.    Thanks to lucid awareness of the ecological value of so many
BArT Upcoming Enrollment Deadlines
ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Arts and Technology (BArT) Charter Public School is currently accepting applications for students in grades six through nine for the 2020-2021 school year, and grades six through ten for the 2021-2022 school year.    The next enrollment deadline for the 2020-2021 school year will be Thursday,
@theMarket: Politicians Play Cat & Mouse With Investors
It was a week of will they, or won't they. Both parties claimed to want another stimulus deal done before the election, but the proof is in the pudding and as of Friday, the plate is empty.   Investors may be coming to the conclusion that the latest negotiations between the Democrats, led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi,
North Adams, BRPC Loan Programs Designed to Aid Small Business
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Small businesses that have seen their revenue drop because of COVID-19 maybe eligible for forgivable loans of up to $10,000.    The city of North Adams and the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission are administering microenterprise loans to assist low- and moderate-income business owners cover

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Construct announced that they have received a grant award of $3,500 from the Jewish Women's Foundation of the Berkshires to provide micro-grants to women living with low income or in poverty in the southern Berkshires.   One of 12 local organizations to receive funding, Construct was amongst the
Berkshires Beat: Pittsfield Shared Streets and the Mastheads Sidewalk Tour
Pittsfield Shared Streets and the Mastheads Sidewalk Tour On Saturday Oct. 24, there will be a sidewalk tour to view poetry created by eight Pittsfield elementary school students, in collaboration with The Mastheads project, which is stenciled on sidewalks in downtown Pittsfield. The project is in conjunction with the City of
Big Y Stores Closed On Thanksgiving, Black Friday
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Big Y announced that they will close all of their stores on Thanksgiving Nov. 26 as well as Friday, Nov. 27.   All stores will be closed including Big Y World Class Markets, Table & Vine and Fresh Acres specialty market. Big Y Express Gas & Convenience locations will be closed on Thanksgiving Day
Berkshire Community College Celebrates 60th Year With Video Ceremony
BCC has had a generational impact on many. Here is late professor Mitch Mulholland with his son and future college vice president William Mulholland on his graduation. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The state's first community college opened 60 years ago in the Central Annex building on Second Street with about 150 students and
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