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Neal Talks Politics With Residents at Town Hall Meeting

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal faced somewhat of a tough crowd at Berkshire Community College Friday night as resident pressed him to move further left on his stances on climate change, health care, and the Israeli Anti-Boycott Act. The Springfield Congressman held a town hall meeting at the college where he quickly touched on his stance on a number of issues facing the nation. Then he held a lengthy question and answer session, where he faced sharp criticism of many of his stances.

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Congressman Neal Holding Town Hall in Pittsfield

U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal will host a Town Hall forum on Friday, Sept. 15, at Berkshire Community College's Robert Boland Theater.

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Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing Represents Opportunity For Berkshires

Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing has a unique niche that has tremendous growth potential. And the owners are now hoping others will follow their lead and develop a "cluster" in the life science field of the Berkshires. Owners Shawn Kinney and Andrea Wagner led U.S. Rep. Richard Neal on a tour of their facility on Tuesday. The company specializes in manufacturing small scale injectable drugs for clinical trials but does so with an isolator which ups the quality of the clean room product.

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Congressman Neal's Staff Holding Office Hours in North Adams

A staff member from the office of U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal will hold office hours at North Adams City Hall on Thursday, July 27.

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Mark, Neal Staff Holding Office Hours in Heath

The public is welcome and encouraged to meet their representatives from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at 1 East Main St.

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Congressman Neal Delivers $750K in Grants to North Adams

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal presented the North Adams Fire Department with a $452,900 Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant and a $300,000 EPA Brownfields communitywide assessment grant.

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Congressman Neal Presents Grant Toward Photech Mill Cleanup

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Springfield, was on hand for the announcement of the Environmental Protection Agency funds, one of several stops he made in Berkshire County on Friday. He was at Great Barrington in the morning and North Adams later in the afternoon for $300,000 brownfields communitywide assessement grants for both communities.

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Lee Teenager Wins Congressional Art Competition

Fiora Caligiuri-Randall has a natural gift. Only the second acrylic painting the 14-year-old has painted will now hang in the halls of the Capitol in Washington D.C. Caligiuri's painting beat out 45 other high school artist's work throughout the First Massachusetts Congressional District in this year's Congressional Art Competition.

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Neal: Democratic Party Needs a 'Reset'

The Democratic Party can't "sugarcoat" its disastrous results in November, says U.S. Rep. Richard Neal. And the pain lies deeper than the loss of the presidency and failure to make inroads in the Republican-controlled Congress.

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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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Congressman Neal Wants Infrastructure, Tax Reform As Post-election Priorities

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal hopes that after election day, legislators will focus on infrastructure and tax reform. The Springfield Democrat is predicting Democrats to come out on top this election, starting with Hillary Clinton winning the presidency, Democrats taking back the Senate and picking up more than a dozen seats in the House of Representatives. He, who faces two challengers this year, expects to be one of those Democrats returning to the office.

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Congressman Neal Hosts Heroin Documentary, Panel Discussion

The showing in the Koussevitzky Arts Center is free and open to the public. The event begins at 5 p.m. with brief remarks; a panel discussion about current efforts to reduce the drug problem in Berkshire County will follow the 77-minute film. It is expected to conclude by 7:45 p.m.

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Great Barrington Fire Wins Federal Grant To Replace Airpacks

The Fire Department is replacing its 11-year-old airpacks with more modern and safer ones. U.S. Rep. Richard Neal announced a $160,477 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to purchase the 28 new units. The packs are used more than two dozen times a year to help firefighters breath in hazardous conditions.

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Berkshire Community College Awarded Grant to Aid Student Success

The college is hoping its selection for a $2 million federal grant will help forge stronger pathways to success for students.

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