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Berkshire Museum, AGO Agreement Would Allow Art Sale to Proceed

A U.S. based museum is waiting in the wings to purchase Norman Rockwell's famed "Shuffleton's Barbershop" if an agreement between the Berkshire Museum and the Attorney General's Office is approved by the Supreme Judicial Court

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Republican Attorney General Candidate Visits Berkshires

Jay McMahon wouldn't want a "bump stock" on his rifle. "You can shoot faster without it and more accurate," The Bourne attorney said. "Your bullets are scattering and they aren't going on target. Anybody who cares about their shots is not going to want a bump stock."

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Healey Told Resources Lacking to Combat Opioid Epidemic

Northern Berkshire has been knitting together a wide array of agencies and organizations to combat an opioid epidemic that's devastated communities. Its leaders, including Mayor Richard Alcombright, have played a prominent role in working groups both regionally and statewide addressing addiction and recovery.

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Large Public Hearing Turnout Opposes Eversource Rate Increase

There were a lot of numbers being thrown around Monday night at the public hearing for Eversource's proposed electrical rate increase. Seventy-three is the number of teachers the city is already planning to lay off while $6.1 million is the salary of Eversource CEO James J Judge. The figure of $708,336 is how much the mayor says the proposed Eversource rate increase would add to the city budget. The electric company shut off power to 10,903 homes in 2015. One dollar and 30 cents per credit w

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Attorney General Healey to Testify at Eversource Rate Hearing In Pittsfield

Attorney General Maura Healey will be at the library on Monday to do what her staff has been doing all across the state - opposing the electric increase proposed by Eversource. The electric company has asked for steep increases in rates throughout the commonwealth - of 10 percent in Western Massachusetts and 7 percent in the eastern portion of the state. The company claims that it needs to raise the revenue to maintain profits for shareholders at 10.5 percent and then upgrade the system's in

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Attorney General Healey Tours Greylock Mill Project

Attorney General Maura Healey is already reserving rooms in the future Greylock Mill hotel. Healey was in the city on Friday for a presentation and tour of the estimated $15 million project that was accepted into the state's brownfields covenant program in February. Developers Salvatore Perry and Karla Rothstein, based in New York City, took her through the massive building and up to the roof for a glimpse of the panoramic view.

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Residents Urge Attorney General to Appeal Pipeline Court Ruling

Environmental advocates want the Attorney General's office to appeal the decision handed down in May allowing Kinder Morgan's Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. to start construction on the pipeline in the Otis State Forest. The group 350 Massachusetts sponsored a listening session with representatives of the office on Thursday to discuss a wide range of environmental and energy concerns. The intent of the two-hour session at the Ralph Froio Senior Center was for those staff members to hear the conce

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