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TOP STORIES AROUND THE COUNTY
Crafts & Artisan Store Kit & Kaboodle Reopens in North Adams
"There are a lot of people out there that really love the handmade items. They last longer and they're quality items." — Carolyn Albert

North Adams Airport Commission Provides Feedback On Bike Path
"We will work with you and find a way to make it work. If it is possible to do, we will do it." — Jeffrey Naughton

Exterior Work Continues on Colegrove Park School
"This is the hard part, we're in the winter with difficult conditions. You don't get to see anything because it's covered up." — Margo Jones

Maple Grove Civic Club Will Reactivate Taxpayers Association
"If it's hard, they should work hard to start it. I don't see why we have to be the ones that start it for them." — Joseph Nowak

Lanesborough School Committee Chair Rejects Call to Resign
"Several days later, you did nominate me to be the committee chair even though you considered me a misleading liar." — Regina DiLego

Solid Waste District Eyes Hazardous Waste Collection
"I think we will get more cars because we haven't done one in a while ... I think the timing is right." — Sandy Totter

Adams Library Pulls Service Animal Policy After Outcry
"We would never discriminate against any service animal or person in this building." — Library Director Deborah Bruneau

Pittsfield Performance Pavilion Ready for Summer
"We've already got people lined up asking to the use this facility for the summer." — Dr. John Herman

Adams Scholars Named at Hoosac Valley
To be eligible, students must have scores of Advanced and Proficient on grade 10 MCAS tests in English Language Arts and Mathematics (at least one score must be advanced).

Berkshire Nursing Families Launches Fundraising Campaign
Every dollar pledged to Berkshire Nursing Families before Dec. 31 will be matched up to $40,000 by a generous donor, who supports BNF’s mission to improve the lifelong health of Berkshire County through the promotion and support of breastfeeding.

Williams College Admits 244 to Class of 2019 in Early Decision Plan
The 112 women and 132 men will comprise 44 percent of the incoming Class of 2019, whose ultimate target size is 550.

BHS's Community Pet Food Bank Almost Empty
Any size donation, big or small, would be appreciated.

MCLA Receives Grant to Increases Arts Education
MCLA, along with the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Vermont Arts Council and the Berkshire Readiness Center, will add to the emerging body of literature on rural arts education initiatives by examining and compiling best practices in rural areas of t

Clark Library to Close Over Holiday Break; Museum Bustling With Activities
The timing of the closure has been coordinated to minimize disruption to the collection.

Norman Rockwell Museum Welcomes New Board of Trustees Officers and Members
During the September meeting, Robert T. Horvath was elected to the office of Chairman of the Board of Trustees, assuming the office previously held by Anne H. Morgan.

Williams Awards Tenure to Five Professors
The vote will be ratified by the full board in January, and the promotions will take effect July 1, 2015.

Forum: North Berkshire Needs Focus on Health, Not Just Health Care
"It's not about hospitals. It's not about health care. It's about health." — Ruth Blodgett

Williamstown Adds Two to Economic Development Committee
"If we reserve a seat for one, there are at least three more we could consider." — Selectman Andy Hogeland

Pittsfield Coalition Delivers Christmas Gifts To Veterans in Nursing Homes
"We find the veterans and wish them happy holidays." — Tom Landry

Danbury Drops Berkshire Battalion
The Berkshire Battalion fell, 5-1, on Saturday night at Peter W. Foote Rink.

Berkshire Chamber Outlines 'New way' at Annual Meeting
"There are 1,700 unfilled jobs in the county – good jobs with benefits – and there may be another thousand jobs that aren't listed." — John Bissell

MassDOT: $60M to Maintain & Fix Western Mass Bridges
"Currently, there is $10 million that has been spent or will be spent on bridges." — Peter Frieri

Battalion Drop Close One Heading into Saturday's Holiday Special
The Berkshire Battalion - and Santa Claus - will be in the house at the Peter W. Foote Rink on Saturday night.

Williamstown Housing Trust Awards First Mortgage Assistance Grant
"It's clear from MountainOne that the loan the family will be receiving would not be possible without the grant." — Tom Sheldon

Pittsfield Schools Ponder Potential Budget Increase
"If you're going to take what we have today and you're going to pay for it again next year, that would be the budget." — Kristin Behnke


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