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Letter: Recovery in North Berkshire

Addiction, and the mental health issues that surround it, are challenges that many find hard to talk about and feel helpless to address. However, there are positive and affirming actions we can take to respond to the epidemic of addiction.

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HospiceCare Offers Several Grief Support Groups

The loss of a loved one can be difficult and talking with others who have had a similar experience can help ease the burden. Call HospiceCare in The Berkshires at 413-443-2994 for information.

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SVMC Seeks Hospital Artifacts, Personal Histories as Hospital Turns 100

As Southwestern Vermont Health Care prepares to celebrate its centennial in 2018, its art and archives department is seeking photographs, memorabilia, medically related antiques, and even patients, long-time employees, and their family members to help document the health system's history.

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Five Tips for Women Business Owners

Are you a woman considering "setting up shop"on your own? If so, here are five tips to consider.

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North Adams Happenings: Sept. 13-20-26

Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

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Adams Transfer Station to Open in November

Tony Mazzucco, a new club member, outlined the extended services the town plans to add to the East Road Recycling Center and said it will make the center more equitable and sustainable.

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Cheshire Selectmen OK Purchase of New Loader

The town will use $196,500 from Chapter 90 funds to purchase a new loader for the Highway Department. The Selectmen unanimously voted Tuesday to purchase a John Deere and trade in the 14-year-old machine.

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Mount Greylock School Committee Advances Regionalization Plan

The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee on Tuesday echoed the school committees at its feeder elementary schools by endorsing a plan to fully regionalize the district while maintaining local control of the elementary schools in Lanesborough and Williamstown.

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Women's Political Caucus Endorses Blackmer for State Representative

Lisa Blackmer has earned the endorsement of the Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus' Political Action Committee for state representative.

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Women's Political Caucus Endorses North Adams Council Candidates

The Political Action Committee is endorsing Rebbecca Cohen and Marie T. Harpin in their races for North Adams City Council.

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Letter: Rockwell Paintings Hold Special Meaning for Local Scouts

As a lifelong Berkshire County resident and a multi-year Boy Scout leader, I am appalled by the Berkshire Museum's plans to auction off the best of their art collection, including two original Rockwells, gifted by the artist himself.

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Bernard, Moulton Move Forward to General Election for Mayor

Thomas Bernard and Robert Moulton Jr. took top votes in Tuesday's preliminary election for mayor.

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Letter: First Berkshire District Needs John Barrett

There's an important election coming up on Oct. 10. Democratic and independent voters will go to the polls to elect their choice for the Democratic candidate for state representative of the 1st Berkshire District to replace the late Gail Cariddi.

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Letter: Voting for Mayor, City Council More Important Than for President

Let me highlight just a few reasons why voting in the mayor and city council elections are important to you:

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Democratic Candidates for State House Discuss Issues in Lanesborough

The four candidates on the ballot in the Oct. 10 Democratic primary discussed their platforms and qualifications to represent the 1st Berkshire District on Beacon Hill in a 90-minute forum hosted by the town's Democratic Committee and moderated by state Rep. Paul Mark, D-Peru.

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Education Task Force Keeps Focus on Creating Opportunities for Students

The Berkshire County Education Task Force on Saturday pressed forward less than 48 hours after one school district voted to step back from its participation in the effort.

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North Adams Tiny House Builders See Growth in Affordable, Custom Housing

B&B was started by Hoosac Valley High classmates Chris St. Cyr, Mitch Bresett and Jason Koperniak in old garage off Old Columbia Street in Adams but relocated to the city earlier this year when the space at the Windsor Mill fit their needs. They'd planned to employ up to 30 but now have more than 40, including marketing manager Katie Jackson.

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Connell Calls For Commission to Oversee Water/Wastewater

Ward 4 Councilor Christopher Connell wants a commission to oversee the water and wastewater operations. Connell said years ago there was one but it was halted under former city Commissioner of Public Utilities William Forestell. Now the city is facing what could be up to $150 million worth of capital upgrades to the two treatment centers and Connell wants that commission back in place to make sure everything is done right.

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Tuesday Election to Narrow Down North Adams Mayoral Candidates

Polls open for voters in North Adams at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, and close at 7 p.m. All five wards will be voting at St. Elizabeth's Parish Center this year. The City Council voted earlier this year to move the Ward 4 polling location to the parish center, where the other four wards have been for a number of years.

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Healey Told Resources Lacking to Combat Opioid Epidemic

Northern Berkshire has been knitting together a wide array of agencies and organizations to combat an opioid epidemic that's devastated communities. Its leaders, including Mayor Richard Alcombright, have played a prominent role in working groups both regionally and statewide addressing addiction and recovery.

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North Adams Mayor Candidates Fined for Missing Filing Deadline

Robert R. Moulton Jr. and Peter Oleskiewicz failed to file campaign reports with the Office of Campaign and Political Finance by the Sept. 11 filing date. Each was being fined $25 a day until their report is filed. This is a personal fine and committee funds may not be used.

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Greylock Thunder Softball on a Roll

The Greylock Thunder travel softball team won twice over the weekend in Delmar, N.Y.

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Clark Art Celebration Honors Contemporary Artist

The events coincide with the Clark's special exhibit "No Rules: Helen Frankenthaler Woodcuts" (on view through Sept. 24) and "As in Nature: Helen Frankenthaler Paintings (on view through Oct. 9).

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Biz Briefs: Wild Oats Introduces Co-op Cash for Class Program

To participate in the program, schools must register online. They can then download a customizable flyer to share with parents and students encouraging them to enroll.