"This is a significant investment." — Diane Kelly
The Berkshire Hills Sanatorium was now the largest private hospital in the nation for the treatment of cancer.
"To see him playing with his brother and smiling was the ultimate reward." — Ted Handler
"It really heartens us and gives us more incentive to keep at this." — James Lipa
The approximate 37,000 residents of Northern Berkshire County neighborhoods need that same commitment from Berkshire Health Systems.
"I feel like we were elected to have opinions and show some leadership in areas that matter to the community in a significant way." — Jane Patton
"It is really an important facet of this resolution." — Benjamin Lamb
"I hope we can get some pressure to move this whole thing along." — Mayor Richard Alcombright
"What can we do now to keep it open? ... We don't need a corporation to run this hospital, we need the community." — Tara Wiles
"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
"You can't blame people for being angry, but we have to stop the finger pointing and come together as a community." — Mayor Alcombright
"It broke my heart. I had to go and hide and cry." — Anna Gentes
"It feels like a death or worse." — City Councilor Jennifer Breen
"I'm disappointed that the board acted today because I didn't think they needed to." — Sen. Benjamin B. Downing
"Many of those who work here have served our patients for decades, and today's news is a shock. We wish it could be different." &mdash Tim Jones