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"Manufacturing is not dead." — Jay Anderson
Adams-Cheshire Will Ask Towns to Fund Laptops
"We wanted to be upfront and honest and purchase what we needed." — Regina Hill
Lanesborough Town Hall Honored For 100 Years With Painting
"It took me a couple of weeks." — Walt Pasko
Williamstown Economic Panel Hears from Downing, Plans Wednesday Forums
"The glass isn't half empty or half full. It's both. It's a matter of how we use the assets we have to fill it up." — Sen. Ben Downing
Williamstown Selectmen Name Kaiser Acting Town Manager
"I'll just try to make sure the ship doesn't run aground the next month before Peter gets back." — Timothy Kaiser
New Lebanon Speedway Opens for Season
Kenny Tremont Jr. had a big night on opening night at Lebanon Valley Speedway.
North County Banks Issued Ornate 19th-Century Notes
"What they were allowed to do is make their own money and design on it. They could make it any amount that they wanted." — Josh Colon
BHS: Not Responsible For BMC HealthNet Fallout
"When you look at Total Medical Expense for the Berkshires, which reflects the total continuum of care and the broadest measure of cost and efficiency, we are better than average." — Ruth Blodgett
Williams Hires Vice President of Diversity and Equity
Smith-Evans brings considerable experience in working to expand diversity and equity in educational settings, including from her current position as interim director of the Education Practice of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
Final Jocelyn LeClair 5K Set for Sunday
The family of Jocelyn LeClair has announced that this Sunday's memorial 5K in her honor will be the last they will organize.
Goodwill Completes First North County Community Soft Skills Program
"Be yourself, what you learned here, and you'll be good." — Frank Engels
BHS Opens Walk In Treatment Center At Pittsfield Price Chopper
"We're trying to provide an alternative location for those who don't have a primary care physician." — Ruth Blodgett
'An Uncommonly Fine Head': The Life and Times of Agrippa Hull
"God will not ask what is our color, but what has been our conduct." — Agrippa Hull
Holocaust Exhibit May Find Home in Adams
"It's good to help him get here permanently." — Tony Mazzucco
Social Media Bringing Bullies To Justice
"The law stepped in and now the others can come out and tell their story … they don't fear these boys any more." — Mark Brown
Clark Exhibit Celebrates Underappreciated Medium
"He wanted this to be art for the people. His idea was a worker could buy one of these prints for the price of a beer." — Jay A. Clarke
Cheshire Gets Gas Pipeline Answers From Kinder Morgan
"There is a better chance of NASA sending the Cheshire Cheese Press to the moon than there being a catastrophic malfunction on this pipeline." — Eugene Melville Jr.
Pittsfield Celebrates Arbor Day, Honors Berkshire Conservation District
"So I know a lot about trees, which is why Arbor Day is extra special." — Bob Lear
Two North Adams Men Arrested in Stabbing
The victim was transported by North Adams Ambulance Service to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield.
Retired North Adams Police Officer Turns 100
"I boxed, but that was a long time ago. I had to keep ahead. When they start swinging it's too late." — Louis Zocchi
Bashevkin Receives Commissioners Leadership Award
In presenting the award, Department of Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel said Bashevkin has led efforts to bring and retain many resources to Berkshire County.
Taconic Golf Club Building Membership, Opportunities to Play
"It's extremely affordable now the way the membership committee and marketing committee have set it up."
Cultural Pittsfield This Week: April 24-30
Lanesborough Election: Nomination Papers Available
The largest turnover is expected on the School Committee where two of the three incumbents have already announced they will not be seeking re-election.
Maple Grove Civic Club Holds Candidate Forum
"We do have a great role and that is to make the parks a useful part of what Adams is." — James Fassell