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Clarksburg/Stamford Merger Committee to Select Coordinator

The coordinator will dig into the details of what would have to happen for the two schools to merge, including educational standards, teacher contracts and licensure, transportation, education funding and state and congressional approvals.

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Williamstown Declines to Say Whether U.S. Attorney Sought Pot Agreement

Last week, the Boston Globe reported that U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling has subpoenaed records in at least six communities, including Great Barrington, the home of Berkshire County's first pot shop opened since recreational marijuana was legalized in the commonwealth.

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MCLA Women Win Home Opener

MCLA's Hannah Mazzeo recorded a double double of 13 points and 15 rebounds as the Trailblazer women's basketball team held off a charging Cobleskill team 53-52 Wednesday in non conference action.

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Hinds Sets Community Outreach Events for November

The senator's staff will be available to meet with constituents in the communities of Charlemont and Washington for this month's staff office hours on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Coalition Tackles Vaping, Alcohol Use in Community

But vaping remains an "invisible crisis" in North Berkshire, along with the misuse of alcohol, according to Wendy Penner, the Coalition's director of Prevention and Wellness.

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Pittsfield Continues Tax Classification Hearing Over Free Cash

At the end of a nearly three-hour meeting, councilors and Mayor Linda Tyer were at a stalemate with the majority of the council unsatisfied with Tyer's $750,000 compromise.

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Mount Greylock School Committee OKs Multipurpose Building

Last week's vote tied a financial commitment to the multipurpose building to a decision to spend an equal amount on renovations to the playing fields a project that already has been bid once but rejected after prices came in significantly higher than expected.

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North Adams Council Puts Brakes on Sale of Sullivan School

A locally organized group of businesses and entrepreneurs operating as Berkshire Advanced Manufacturing Training and Education Center, or BAMTEC, bid $1 for the 50-year-old building but their proposal says they will be investing $11 million into the building and another $3 million in equipment. The Kemp Avenue property is assessed at $2.1 million.

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Municipal Briefs: North Adams Launches Food Drive

The annual drive collects nonperishable foods from the North Adams Public Schools, City Hall, Police Department, Fire Department, Spitzer Center and the library. Organized through the public schools, the food drive started with the opening of the Friendship Center Pantry on Eagle Street in 2011.

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BArT Announces First Quarter Honor Roll

Berkshire Arts & Technology (BArT) Charter Public School has announced the students who made honor roll for the first quarter of the 2019-20 school year.

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Miss Hall's School to Present 'Gut Girls'

The Miss Hall's School Theater Ensemble will present "Gut Girls," a gritty drama about working women at the turn of the 20th century. Performances are at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15; 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16; and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17. All shows will take place in the Woods Theater of the Elizabeth Gatchell Klein Arts Center on the Miss Hall's School campus.

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What Can Investors Learn from Veterans?

Each year, Veterans Day allows us to show our respect for the sacrifices that military veterans have made for our country. But have you ever stopped to think about what lessons our veterans can teach us about how we conduct various aspects of our lives?

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North Adams Happenings: Nov. 13-19

NOVEMBER 20th - The Neighborlie Awards! Celebrate someone who has made a positive impact in your life or community. Nominate someone now here. Nomination deadline is November 4. For more information, call Glenda at the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition at (413) 663-7588. http://www.nbccoalition.org/the-neighborlies.html

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BHS Gifts $400K for Brien Center's North Adams Recovery Home

Called Keenan House North, the recovery home will provide 16 individuals at a time with the housing and intensive services needed to overcome their behavioral health issues and resume lives as productive members of the community.

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Snow! Ice! Frigid Cold! A Lovely Week in the Berkshires

The National Weather Service is forecasting light accumulations of snow or sleet early on Tuesday morning and as temperatures, it could lead to icy and hazardous conditions.

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Q&A: Julia Bowen Featured at Women in Business Event

A room full of "glass-ceiling breakers and change-makers" were saluted recently during 1Berkshires' annual Women in Business recognition event.

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Veteran Spotlight: Seaman Nichols Witness to History

Nichols was on duty on Sept. 2, 1945, and about 100 feet from the signing of the Japanese surrender document on the Missouri.

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Veterans Day Observed in Berkshire County

Brehio said it takes a special kind of person to enter the service and to recite the 72 words of the oath pledging their commitment to defend the nation against enemies domestic and foreign.

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Congressman Kennedy Speaks With Needle Exchange, Gang Prevention Agencies

Tapestry Health runs a needle exchange and offers overdose prevention services including Narcan, testing for HIV and hepatitis C, basic wound care and health advice, and a portal to addiction services and counseling.

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North Adams Has Buyers for Old Schools, Vermont Land

The council on Tuesday night will be asked to approve the sale three city properties Johnson School, Sullivan School and undeveloped land in Vermont for prices below their assessed values.

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Harrington Endorses Kennedy Run for U.S. Senate

Kennedy announced in September his decision to primary U.S. Sen. Edward Markey. The 39-year-old Democrat and grandson of Robert F. Kennedy said on Saturday morning that we're at "a moment of reckoning" in the country and his campaign will shine a spotlight on the things "we haven't done as well as we could have or should have."

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Williams Football Tops Amherst

Joel Nicholas ran for 211 yards and three touchdowns Saturday to lead Williams to a 31-9 win over Amherst in the season finale.

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MCLA Men's, Women's Basketball Fall on Road

Damon Denteh scored 19 points to lead the Lyndon State men's basketball team to a 95-88 win over MCLA on Saturday afternoon.

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Soldier On Permanent Women Veterans Housing to Open This Winter

Soldier On knows the importance of having a home and with the near completion of the village for women veterans this sentiment will be accessible to all who have served in the military, not just the men.

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Gittens Scores 10 in Collegiate Debut for MCLA

Noah Yearsley scored a game-high 21, and Taconic graduate Quentin Gittens scored 10 in his collegiate debut as the MCLA men's basketball team opened with a 77-63 win over Johnson State on Friday night.