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Briggsville Dam Redux - Jan. 25, 2010
This letter was sent to us by Clarksburg Selectman Carl McKinney in response to comments on a recent story about the removal of the Briggsville Dam. Mr. McKinney wrote the letter two years ago and it first appeared in the North Adams Transcript on Jan. 29, 2007. To the Editor: I... View More

NBH Details Financial Issues - Nov. 29, 2009
To the Communities We Serve: As trustees of Northern Berkshire Healthcare, we believe it is important for our community to understand the financial challenges we face, and why it is critical that union contracts at North Adams Regional Hospital be modified to make them affordable. NARH... View More

To Clarksburg Residents - 11/20/09
I understand that the recent events in Clarksburg have taken people's minds off other things, however, I feel obligated to remind those of you who have forgotten that the second-quarter real estate taxes are now due. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!! View More

Boland Will Be Accessible, Accountable - Oct. 27, 2009
To the Editor: I encourage the voters of North Adams to commit to the success of the city by voting for Mike Boland as city councilor on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Mike will serve on the council as a steward of the city and will be accessible for ideas and feedback from all the citizens of North... View More

Criteria for a City Councilor - Oct. 23, 2009
To the Editor: This is an interesting political season for North Adams. Much attention, deservedly so, has been focused on the mayoral race. And, while our form of government is referred to as a strong mayor and a separate wing of government with city councilors, it is important that these... View More

Women Urged to Get Annual Mammogram - 10/15/2009
To the Editor: As registered mammography technologists at North Adams Regional Hospital, we are writing to urge women in our area to be sure they are getting their annual mammogram as recommended. Only 72 percent of local women do get their mammogram, which means thousands of other Berkshire... View More

Seniors: Give New Candidates a Chance - Oct. 16, 2009
To the Editor: To all my senior citizen friends, a group to which I proudly belong, I feel it is time to talk about fixing some things in North Adams that we all know will make it a better place to call home. Most of us remember the days when Main Street was full of life. Going to Anes,... View More

Alcombright Backs Coakley for Senate - Sept. 24, 2009
To the Editor: Today I would like to offer my support for Attorney General Martha Coakley in the upcoming preliminary election among Democrats to fill the seat of the late, great Sen. Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy. I went to school with Martha at St. Joseph's here in North Adams and she exhibited... View More

North Adams Unions Call for Insurance Audit - 07-03-2009
To the Editor: We hope we are wrong. But our analysis, based on documents provided by the city [of North Adams], shows that during 2005-2008 the city underfunded the Medical Insurance Trust Fund by failing to pay nearly $1.8 million into that fund for health insurance costs that would have... View More

Time to Preserve, Retain North Adams Artifacts - 06-25-2009
To the Editor: A number of citizens have expressed questions relative to the old Newberry sign that once adorned the Newberry's Store. There is a history of how the sign disappeared and then returned to the city, and it is now my hope that the sign will continue to remain in North... View More

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