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Berkshires Beat: Humane Society Hosts Annual Humane Race
Animal action Berkshire Humane Society's 17th annual Humane Race – a timed 5K run and 1-mile fun walk benefitting homeless animals – will be hosted for the second year by the city of North Adams on Saturday, April 27. Participants are invited to run and walk with or without a leashed canine companion. Proceeds benefit
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Earth Day Offers Valuable Lessons to Investors
On April 22, millions of people will observe Earth Day by participating in events that support environmental protection. As a citizen, you may want to take part in a local celebration. And as an investor, you can learn a few lessons from the themes of Earth Day. Here are a few of them: Avoid a toxic investment environment. A recurring
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BCC Suspends Nursing Program For One Year
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College is suspending its nursing program for a year.   The decision is another blow — hopefully a short-term one — to nursing education in the region following the impending closure of Southern Vermont College. The associate's degree program will go on hiatus for
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College Notes: April & May 2019
Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College Grace Ellrodt working on a window insert. Read the full story here.  Grace Ellrodt of Lenox, a junior at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, recently presented the results of her environmental studies capstone project titled "Insulating Window Insert Interventions in Energy
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Biz Briefs: Couple Returns to Berkshires to Buy Catherine's Chocolates
Change of chocolate hands The iconic Catherine’s Chocolate handcrafted chocolatier was sold on April 12 to Steven and Trent Kinney of Lenox, Mass. The couple recently returned to the Berkshires, one having completed his military service. Both men were captains in the 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army piloting Apache helicopters
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Longtime Nephrologist Honored with BMC Patient-Centered Award
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A highly respected and longtime Berkshire Medical Center nephrologist has been recognized with the 2019 Patient-Centered Physician Award, presented annually to a physician who exemplifies the philosophy of patient-centered care at BMC. Dr. Henry Rose, who has served kidney disease and dialysis patients at BMC for
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North Berkshire Coalition Forum Urged to Think Green
Mary Stucklen, a member of the Pittsfield Green Committee, had some green advice for the forum participants on Friday. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — We've all heard it before, but the "reduce, reuse, recycle" mantra is one we should still be heeding. That was the message a group of environmental advocates gave to the
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Locals Compete at 123rd Boston Marathon
BOSTON, Mass. -- Lee’s Matt Kinnaman finished 71st in his division to post one of the strongest performances among Berkshire County residents competing at Monday’s 123rd Boston Marathon.   Kinnaman, 58, covered the 26.2 mile route from Hopkinton to downtown Boston in 3 hours, 13 minutes, 15 seconds.   The
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Windstorm Blows Through Berkshires
  A wind gust or microburst blew out the side of a barn in Clarksburg. Owner Dan Tanner posed on Facebook that it shifted the barn 4-6 inches and took down trees around the property. A severe storm system working its way along the East Coast blew through the Berkshires early Monday morning, taking down trees in
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Boxing Gym Opens in South County
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Berkshire Boxing Club, which began nearly three years ago as a "floating" boxing program, has a permanent home at 72 Stockbridge Road (the former Gans Bedding).   The brick and mortar space will open its doors to the public on Wednesday, April 17. There will be a grand opening party on
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