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Congressman Neal Teaches Civics Class at Drury High School

So the students in Stephanie Kopola's college-level world history class spent some time developing the questions they wanted to pose to U.S. Rep. Richard Neal on Tuesday.

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Federal Reserve Bank Chief Shares Economic Outlook at Dalton Luncheon

The last time the United States had an unemployment rate of 3.5 percent was the 1960s. But, that is also when inflation skyrocketed and wasn't ultimately curbed until a painful recession hit. The expectations of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren is that the United States will hit that 3.5 percent unemployment mark soon and federal interest rates will be raised to curb inflation.

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Neal Announces $348K in NEA Funding for Local Cultural Programs

The celebration of that announcement brought out cultural leaders from venues across the county to hear from the region's U.S. representative and Massachusetts Cultural Council Executive Director Anita Walker.

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Hillcrest Commons Promotes Concurrent Therapy To Neal

Hillcrest Commons would like to expand its group and concurrent therapy programs, but a seven-year-old Medicaid and Medicare laws prevent them from doing so.

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Greylock Shows Neal Results of Grant for Underserved Clients

In October, a man walked into Greylock Federal Credit Union with little cash in his account and little credit. He also didn't have heat.

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Neal Talks Gun Violence With Taconic, PHS Students

Overall, Neal said the issue of guns is a "balancing act" of protecting the liberties of gun owners while also protecting the liberties of everybody else.

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Neal Ready to Negotiate an Infrastructure Bill

The ranking Democrat in the Ways and Means Committee wants to get to negotiations on an infrastructure bill. President Donald Trump is proposing a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill to fix the nation's roads, bridges, airports, and railways. And that is exactly the kind of bill U.S. Rep. Richard Neal has been wanting for years. But, the Berkshire's congressman says negotiating how that will be paid is still on the table.

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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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