"We will have the rapid response team available to go on the property of SABIC and start working with those employees." — Daniel Bianchi
"There's not been enough to sustain operations. We couldn't continue the losses." — Keith Gros
"Friendly's in Lenox values its guests and thanks them for their patronage." — Paloma Richards
"This is a painful process at a very sensitive time of the year." — Martin V. Hersam
"For me, Friendly's is hometown, but since a few years ago, it doesn't feel like that." — Joe Burdick
"Essentially what I am doing is putting it into a coma right now." — William Kolis
"The U&O agreement is necessary in order to permit BMC to re-open an emergency department at the Hospital as soon as practicable."
"This is just really a happy time for the city of North Adams because we've had a difficult few weeks." — Mayor Richard Alcombright
"I'm told there are no bureaucratic delays anticipated." — Harold B. Murphy
"We are seeing some anxiety in patients, but we assure them we have many of the advanced skills used in emergency departments." — Shawn Godfrey
"You can't do cardiac resuscitation for 45 minutes and expect a good outcome." — Dr. Oscar Rodriguez
"Don't let anyone in the community go it alone." — Dr. Alex Sabo
"We need our health system back. We're not going to take no for an answer." — Rep. Gailanne Cariddi
"I hope we can get some pressure to move this whole thing along." — Mayor Richard Alcombright
"The first priority is to get emergency services up at this point." — Judge Henry J. Boroff
"I know there's an immediate crisis but I keep thinking there's an opportunity to think about a system." — Donald Berwick
The letter to Administrator Marilyn Tavenner asks for her aid in retaining medical services at North Adams Regional Hospital.
Agostini's authority to continue the restraining order, however, is now called into question because of the bankruptcy filings earlier in the morning.
"We meant business, and we are going to keep it up." — Michael O'Brien
"Our office is very interested in how this happened." — Attorney General Martha Coakley
"Since our court hearing yesterday, we received further information that the closure of North Adams Regional Hospital was even more precipitous than previously understood." — Martha Coakley
"The way I see it is there is some light at the end of the tunnel. But it's a bumpy tunnel." — Rep. Gailanne Cariddi