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TOP STORIES AROUND THE COUNTY
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

North Adams Neighborhood Group Gets Place of Its Own
"I didn't get paid money for the whole 24 years but this project is worth doing it all over again because money is not everything." — Shirley Davis

North Adams Planners OK Neighborhood Center, New Shops
"I think it's a great use for this building." — Planner Kyle Hanlon

Northern Berkshire Forum Calls for Neighborhood Empowerment
"I bought Dunkin' Donuts, I plugged in my coffee pot, and I invited my neighbors in." — Sally Sussman

Drug Abuse 'Crisis' Tackled at Coalition Forum
"This is not an easy conversation to have. People just do not want to talk about." — Paul Hickling

North Adams Skate Park Moving Forward
"It's so gratifying to see the city prioritize a project that young people value - and that values young people." — Kate Merrigan

UNITY Students Serving Pizza to Benefit Haiti Orphanage
"We thought it would be cool to do something around that." — Nick Belanger

Nonprofits Brainstorm Ways to Collaborate, Integrate
"Relationships work if each person gives to the other what the other one wants to get." — Chip Joffe-Halpern

CHP Eyes Opening North Adams Health Center
"We can provide primary care more efficiently than the hospital." — Philip Morrison, chief financial officer of Community Health Programs

Northern Berkshire Neighborlies Honor 'Random Acts of Kindness'
"Lots of people get awards for doing big things but there's everyday stuff that people do that's deserving of recognition." — Steve Green

NBCC Founder Honored With Gerard Downing Award
"You never worry about going to bat for Al and going to bat for the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition." — state Sen. Benjamin B. Downing

Coalition Forum Discusses Teen Safety, Supervision Solutions
"As a parent, I think if my sons were out after 10 o'clock, I would worry about them." — Al Bashevkin

North Adams Forum Looks for Solutions to Crime, Addiction
We have become introverted to the point of endangerment." — Annie Rodgers

North Berkshire YMCA Hosted Free Family Night
"It was a great evening for the community." — Justin Ihne

Coalition Forum to Focus on Crime
The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition's next monthly forum will focus on crime and violence.

North County Coalition Forum Prioritizes Community Needs
"I think that's very prevalent ... in some of our youth, and where do we go? I think that's a very important discussion." — Mayor Richard Alcombright

North Berkshire Neighbors Celebrate National Night Out
"With the presence of our public safety officials, children came to understand [they're] friends..." — Annie Rodgers

Coalition Starts North Adams Team to Address Substance Abuse
"We can't afford to give up on people in the Berkshires." — State Sen. Benjamin Downing

Northern Berkshire Coalition Celebrates At 27th Annual Meeting
"Our northern community has many assets, the colleges being one, but beyond that each one of you in this room are an asset." — Al Bashevkin

UNITY Youth Leadership Students Celebrate Successful Year
"I can't believe that it's only been two years. I feel like I've been coming here forever but in a good way." — Brianna Jones

Coalition Forum Addresses Physician Recruiting Difficulties
"We have a tremendous amount to offer. So it's not about that offer, it's about the shortage." — Timothy Jones

Coalition Delivers Spring Neighborlies at Award Ceremony
"It's about building community. And it's about responding to the little things that go on in all of our lives." — Al Bashevkin

Alcombright, Local Providers Focus on Mental Health Issues
"There are causes to these problems, but there's also fixes." — Mayor Richard Alcombright

Northern Berkshire Neighbors Graduates 12 Outreach Volunteers
"You're going to keep growing, you're always going to find out something new in the community." — Eric Wilson

Community Forum Sees Affordable Housing as Development, Jobs Issue
"If you dont have accessible affordable housing for people, you can't have really vibrant, economically healthy communities." — Brad Gordon

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