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North County Coalition Lays on Reasoning for Full-Service Hospital
"It really heartens us and gives us more incentive to keep at this." — James Lipa

Letter: North Berkshire Deserves Full-Service Hospital
The approximate 37,000 residents of Northern Berkshire County neighborhoods need that same commitment from Berkshire Health Systems.

Williamstown Selectmen Endorse Hospital Resolution, Bottle Initiative
"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

North Adams City Council Adopts Resolution Calling For A Full Hospital
"It is really an important facet of this resolution." — Benjamin Lamb

NARH Closure Taking Toll on Community
"I hope we can get some pressure to move this whole thing along." — Mayor Richard Alcombright

BMC Seeking Right to Operate ER, Hiring NARH Docs
"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

NARH Emergency Room Closed; Attorney General Investigating
"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

North County Clergy Seek Ways to Help Community
"You can't blame people for being angry, but we have to stop the finger pointing and come together as a community." — Mayor Alcombright

North County Residents Plan Vigil to Keep NARH Doors Open
"It broke my heart. I had to go and hide and cry." — Anna Gentes   2 Comments

Local Reactions Continue Over Hospital's Closing
"It feels like a death or worse." — City Councilor Jennifer Breen   1 Comment

Hospital Closure Leaves North County Wondering
"I'm disappointed that the board acted today because I didn't think they needed to." — Sen. Benjamin B. Downing   1 Comment

North Adams Hospital, Practices to Close Friday
"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

BMC, Fairview Alter Visitor Policy to Prevent Flu Spread
Massachusetts and New York State are currently reporting high levels of influenza and/or influenza-like illness.

Nurses, Patients Take Stand Against Psych Unit Closure
"Everyone in Northern Berkshire needs to be able to rely on this hospital to be there for us." — Barbara Bashevkin   1 Comment

North Adams Hospital Prescribes Major Changes
"Our strategy is designed to make sure that NBH is here to care for the people of North Berkshire into the future." — CEO Timothy Jones

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