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TOP STORIES AROUND THE COUNTY
House, Senate Swiftly Pass 'Upskirting' Bill
"We must make sure that the law protects women from these kind of frightening and degrading acts." — House Speaker Robet DeLeo

Minimum Wage Increase, Broadband Top Downing's 2014 Priorities
"What I would say is my biggest priority is that we have a minimum wage bill the Senate passed at the end of the session." — Sen. Ben Downing

State Politicians Looking For Input on Student Debt
"We tried to hit every different type of college in the state." — Rep. Paul Mark

Verizon Asks Legislature To Deregulate Cable, Phone
"Overall, I am fairly skeptical of the proposal." — Sen. Benjamin Downing

Downing, Pignatelli Bill on Drug Oversight Clears Senate
"Over the past decade the communities we live in have dealt with the scourge that is opiate addiction and abuse." — Sen. Ben Downing   2 Comments

Senate Approves Downing's Heart-Healthy Bills
"These bills have a common goal reducing the amount of people who die from heart disease each year in Massachusetts" — Sen. Ben Downing

Supreme Judicial Court Rules Cells, Texts Fall Under Wiretap Law
"The SJC's decision is a sound one." — District Attorney David F. Capeless

House Public Safety Chairman Stopping In North Adams
A listening session on gun legislation will be held at the American Legion on Monday, July 15, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Pignatelli Files Multiple Bills To Combat Opiate Abuse
"The Berkshires has a problem and we have to address it." — Rep. William 'Smitty' Pignatelli   2 Comments

Rep. Farley-Bouvier Sponsors 'Pay As You Drive' Bill
"The key to this is to raise revenue in a fair way... the gas tax is something we can't continue to rely on." — Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier   14 Comments

Letter From Olver: Summer in Review
Legislative Updates from July and August

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Sullivan School CPR Class
Seventh-graders at Sullivan School in North Adams learned...
Lacrosse: Mounties vs. Hoosac
Mounties overwhelmed Hoosac Valley on Wednesday 14-1....
North Adams Furnace St. Fire
Firefighters contained a top floor apartment blaze on...
Berkshire Chamber Career Fair...
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Mount Greylock boys lacrosse team won 17-4 St. Joseph at...
Softball: MG vs Drury
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Wahconah High School Musical...
Wahconah Regional High School is putting on the 1930...
Drury Coach Marceau Benefit
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Lenox High International Fair
Lenox Memorial Middle and High School students got to...
Slice of Life Pizza 2014
Moments House's annual Slice of Life fundraiser that pits...
Pittsfield Egg Scramble 2014
The annual Egg Scramble at Morningside Community School saw...
Track: Monument @Hoosac...
Monument Mountain bested Hoosac Valley on its home turf...
Girls and Boys Tennis: PHS vs...
4-17-14 Girls and Boys tennis match between PHS vs Mt....
Softball: Lee vs Hoosac
4-14-14 Kassandra Kazimierczak went 2-for-4 with a double...
Baseball: MG vs Hoosac
4-11-14 Dan Flynn's suicide squeeze with the bases loaded...
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