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Dr. Donovan Traces History of NARH to 1955; Third Volume in Works

Donovan finished the second part of his three-part self-published volume on the history of NARH last fall. This second part ends at 1955, just as the "new" hospital opened. The first volume covers its establishment up until 1910. The hospital was opened after a tragic train crash two years before. Built for about $20,000 including land, the imposing three-story, brick and limestone "cottage" style structure facing south took 16 months to complete. It had 12 beds and, that first year, had a pa

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Williamstown Adopts Resolution on Opioid Addiction Services

The Board of Selectmen on Monday approved a resolution calling on Berkshire Health Systems and state officials to better serve North County residents suffering from opioid addiction.

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Advocacy Group Continues Call for Restoration of North Adams Hospital

Two years after the closure of North Adams Regional Hospital, advocates are still pushing to expand services and bring back a "full-service hospital." Several dozen gathered at City Hall on Monday afternoon to remind local and state officials and to send the message that they were not giving up.

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North Adams Mayoral Candidates Debate Health Care, Hospital Closing

"We'd like to have an elevated discussion of the issues." — Edward Driscoll

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Markey Vows Advocacy for North Adams Medical Services

"I am going to closely partner to advocate for every single program that this incredible institution can qualify for." — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey

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Local Physician Writes About the History of NARH

Part I of the series covers the years 1882-1910. In 1882, a catastrophic train accident galvanized a small group of North Adams residents to initiate the concept of a hospital, which was built with private donations and opened in March 1885.

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