By the third grade, half of the county's youth are not proficient at reading.
But the Berkshire United Way is continuing its efforts to change that. For the last five or so years the organization has run a number of programs and projects aimed to bring that percentage close to 90 percent by 2020 and this year the efforts are ramping up even more.
"This year, because that is how we are, we are going bigger and we're going better," CEO Kristine Hazzard said on Monday when the organization a
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.
Published by Knopf, "Women of Will" is a fierce and witty exploration — part master class, part brilliant analysis — of the women in Shakespeare’s plays that illuminates Shakespeare’s changing understanding of the feminine and reveals some of his deepest