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Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates, BHS Holding Meet & Greet Event

This free event will showcase the most advanced care and surgical and non-surgical techniques keeping people of all ages living life pain free and to the fullest.

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St. Stan's Announces Third Quarter Honor Roll

In order to achieve high honors, a student must earn an average of 93 or better in all academic subjects. A student merits honors for an average of 85-92.

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MCLA Holding 25th Community Day of Service

According to Moser, this year is special in that it marks the 25th anniversary of this annual spring day of service. Participants will meet in the larger Venable Gym because the event has outgrown its previous location in the MCLA Church Street Center.

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Can You Free Yourself of Some Investment-related Taxes?

Still, you may be able to reduce those taxes associated with your investments, leaving you more money available to help you work toward your important goals, such as a comfortable retirement.

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North Adams Happenings: April 26-May 2

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

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Richardello, Gaspardi-Febles Honored With Quinn Award

When Esther Quinn died in 1998 the local business community lost someone who, after working a full day, would put in countless volunteer hours. But others are following in her footsteps. This year 1Berkshire honored both Linda Gaspardi-Febles of MountainOne and Denise Richardello of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts with the 18th annual Esther Quinn Award, recognizing those same type of efforts.

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Cages Baseball Club Offers Youth Camps

The Cages Baseball Club collegiate all-star team will offer four camps for players ages 6 to 13 this summer.

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Maple Grove Civic Club Hears From Adams Candidates

The three people running for the three-year seat being vacated by Selectman Jeffrey Snoonian spoke at the forum, with the first being Elizabeth Bushey was first to speak Sunday afternoon at a well-attended Civic Club meeting at the Polish National Alliance.

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Pittsfield Council Asked To Push For State Education Funding Changes

How the state calculates what it costs to run a school system is much different from what local officials say it actually costs. That was the message delivered to the City Council Tuesday night when the School Committee arranged a presentation from the Massachusetts Association of School Committees. MASC Field Director Tracy Novick urged the council to advocate for changes to the state funding formulas to bring more state dollars into the city.

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North Adams City Council Refers Zoning Proposal, Adopts Resolution

The City Council on Tuesday night referred a proposed zoning change that would allow the Porches Inn to expand northward along Veazie Street.

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Letter: Vote for Christine Hoyt on May 1

Christine has the knowledge and experience to improve our town's support for business. Second, Christine's enthusiasm to run for Selectman was inspired in part by her participation in Adams' townwide strategic planning process.

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Non-Binding Question Asks Lanesborough to Hike Retiree Health-Care Premiums

John Goerlach worked 20 years in the town's Highway Department so when he retired, part of his health insurance will come from the town's budget. Goerlach will be paying 15 percent of the premium with the town picking up the rest. Goerlach is now a Selectman, a decade after leaving the town's employment, and he's tasked with managing the finances. Because of conflict of interest laws, he cannot vote to increase the percentage retirees pay for benefits.

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Williamstown Planning Board Candidates Participate in Forum

The two candidates in the only contested race on May 9's town election ballot made their case to the voters last week in a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters. Incumbent Chris Winters is being challenged by newcomer Karen L. Shepard for his five-year seat on the Planning Board.

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Adams-Cheshire Weighs Emergency Amendment for Cheshire School

The Adams-Cheshire Regional School Committee will seek legal counsel to see how and if Cheshire can amend the district agreement to allow the town to fund Cheshire Elementary School on its own for one year. Cheshire Selectwoman Carol Francesconi on Monday asked the committee if it was possible for the town to increase its assessment and bypass the district agreement that would mandate a proportional increase to Adams.

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Mount Greylock School Looking For Regionalization Vote This Fall

Full regionalization of the Mount Greylock School District is expected to go to a vote in the fall. Considerations of fully regionalize the district have been ongoing since 2013 and is eyed to bring efficiency to the administration of three schools. Currently, Williamstown Elementary, Mount Greylock Regional Middle and High School, and Lanesborough Elementary are all separate entities sharing a superintendent. The move would bring both elementary schools into the district, creating a pre-K to

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North Adams Eyes Tax Title Sales For Tax Relief, Engineering

The city has a fairly good idea what the increase in its fiscal 2018 budget will be: 1.12 percent, largely driven by health insurance increases, pensions, the school budget and two new positions. But it doesn't yet know how much revenue will come in this year as it pursues some $2.6 million in liens, taxes and interest outstanding. The hope is to use some of those gains to offset taxes and prepare engineering for projects in anticipation of a debt drop-off in 2020.

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Compass Rose to Be Painted at North Adams Airport In May

The Ninety-Nines, an international women's pilot group, will be flying in next month to paint a rose compass on the tarmac of Harriman & West Airport. Airport Manager Bill Greenwald told the Airport Commission last week that volunteers with the Ninety-Nines group are set to start painting on Saturday, May 20.

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Muraca Buys Nuclea Assets, Starts New Company

Patrick Muraca is picking up where he left off with Nuclea Biotechnologies. The former CEO has started a new company and purchased the assets of the bankrupt Nuclea. NanoMolecular DX is now based out of Lee and is entering the commercial field with products developed under Nuclea, with many of the same investors, and some of the same employees.

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BCC Students to be Inducted Into National Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa is the national honor society of junior and community colleges in the United States. The purpose of the society is to recognize and encourage scholarship among students.

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Local Schools Receive Olmsted Awards from Williams College

Each district will receive $5,000 for professional and curricular development projects.

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Berkshires Beat: Humane Race Kicks Off Spring

Scheduled for Saturday, April 29, in Williamstown, this year's 15th Humane Race promises a fun morning for people and their dogs with one small but exciting change: The run will be a timed race with the help of Berkshire Running Center.

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Biz Briefs: Berkshire Money Management Moving to Dalton

Prior to the projected move-in date, Berkshire Money Management has already made inroads with the Dalton community, and is the lead sponsor for the Dalton Community Recreation Association's annual May Day Races (to be held on Sunday, May 7, at Nessacus Middle School).

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Norman Rockwell Museum Receives Donation from Chubb Following Return of a Stolen Painting

The family returned their claims payment to Chubb in exchange for the Rockwell painting. And in an emotional and dramatic press conference on Friday, March 31, in Philadelphia, the FBI and Chubb presented the stolen painting to its rightful owners. The museum's director of Curatorial Operations attended the event and congratulated the family, the FBI, and Chubb.

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BMC Achieves Straight A's for Patient Safety

BMC has achieved straight A's since the inception of the Safety Grade in 2012, and is one of only 63 hospitals nationwide to attain this honor.

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Substance Abuse Prevention Part 2: The Efforts

Through grant funding the District Attorney's Office is now training educators on a specific curriculum to prevent drug use. The office's Community Outreach and Education Program is now teacher Life Skills, a three-pronged approach to help students make better decisions when presented with drug use. The curriculum is eyed to be rolled out into all schools and help prevent students from going down the path of drug use.