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Berkshire Arts, Research Take Hits in White House Budget

Federal spending on the arts and the sciences each would take a hit in the White House's proposal. And that would have ramifications locally, whether it's federally funded research at institutions of higher learning or arts programs at museums and theater companies that are the backbone of the region's tourist trade.

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Hundreds Rally In Pittsfield To Support ObamaCare

Congress will soon take up bills to repeal the Affordable Care Act. But, hundreds of local residents took to Park Square on Saturday to oppose those efforts. The act passed under former President Barack Obama expanded health care coverage across the country. New President Donald Trump, however, has called it too costly and vowed to repeal and replace it. The debate over the repeal is expected to unfold shortly in Washington D.C.

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Neal Visits Hoosac Valley, Says Will Attend Inauguration

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal says he will attend Friday's presidential inauguration of Republican Donald Trump. The Springfield Democrat and staunch Hillary Clinton supporter told students at Hoosac Valley High School on Tuesday morning that while disappointed with the results of the election, he felt it important to be at the transition of power.

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Pittsfield Passes Resolution to Oppose Trans-Pacific Partnership

The city of Pittsfield wants nothing to do with the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night on a resolution opposing the international trade agreement bartered by a dozen countries. The resolution urges the federal delegation - most of whom already oppose it - to vote down the agreement.

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Neal Recognizes Mount Greylock Student Artist

"I want people to see it so we can all take satisfaction in Anya's moment." — U.S. Rep. Richard Neal

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Congressman Neal Files Bill To Combat Heroin Overdoses

"This is a life-saving treatment, but many are deterred from providing these medications for fear of litigation." — Richard Neal.

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