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The Independent Investor: The Culling of America

While the elderly account for about 16 percent of the population, they represent over 35 percent of total health-care costs. Most of these people are oldsters like me.

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North Adams Cancels All Summer Events for 2020

The city of North Adams has made the decision to cancel all annual summer events through Labor Day. This includes the Concerts at Windsor Lake series, Movies Under the Stars at Colegrove Park, the Eagle Street Beach Party, Downtown Celebration, and the Motorama Car Show.

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Williamstown Seeks Feedback for On-Street Dining Plan

The town is thinking about how it might be able to close Spring Street and allow restaurateurs to take over the pavement if and when the commonwealth issues guidance to allow outdoor table service during its phased reopening of the Massachusetts economy.

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State Officials: Pandemic Does Not Slow Transportation Projects

Pollack was joined by Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday morning at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's Maverick Station to talk about the soon-to-be-completed work at the East Boston rapid transit station.

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North Adams City Council Endorses Voting by Mail

The City Council on Tuesday endorsed a resolution supporting bills in the Legislature that seek to expand voting by mail. The resolution passed 7-2, with Councilor Robert Moulton Jr. and Wayne Wilkinson voting against.

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Williamstown Select Board Weighs in on Mount Greylock Capital Project

Hugh Daley asked his colleagues to make such a statement, arguing that the board had an obligation to do what it can to preserve a fund intended to protect local taxpayers against future expenses at the recently renovated and rebuilt school.

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Bald Eagle Population Soaring in Massachusetts

MassWildlife has seen a dramatic uptick in newly documented eagle nests and has confirmed nine new nests in Fitchburg, Wenham, Concord, Rutland, Wareham, Medford, Northampton, Hudson, and Barnstable.

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Pittsfield Police Seeking Information on BHS Burglars

Police are seeking the public's assistance with in what they are describing as a "somewhat unusual investigation."

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North Adams Trying to Determine 'Worst Case' Budget Picture

The city administration is looking at what kind of scenario North Adams can operate under without knowing how the state budget will play out.

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Pittsfield Budget Hearings Begin Next Week

The City Council will begin a review of the proposed $169,537,880 fiscal 2021 operational budget in early June.

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Cheshire Road Projects Underway

The reconstruction of Maple Drive is expected to be substantially complete by the end of the week.

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Longtime Berkshire County Arc Board Chair Stepping Down

"I never intended to stay involved this long, but after you see the love and respect the staff have for the people they serve, it's impossible to leave," he said. "And while it has been hard for me to resign, it's time for me to step down, allow for new leadership, and enjoy my retirement."

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Study: Interstate School Merger Beneficial But 'Untenable' With COVID-19

The report by Public Consulting Group looks at a broad range of factors and challenges in such a merger and comes to the conclusion it can be beneficial to both towns if "done thoughtfully."

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iBerkshiresTV: Vocational Teaching in an Online World

Host Jeffrey Snoonian speaks with McCann Technical School's Principal Justin Kratz, IT instructor Perry Burdick and carpentry instructor Patrick Ryan.

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Adams Board of Health Ready to Finalize Tobacco Regulations

Members answered some lingering questions Wednesday in regard to the proposed tobacco sales permit and hope to vote on a final draft next month.

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Pittsfield Ceremony Brief But the Fallen Still Remembered

Instead, a truncated Memorial Day ceremony was recorded Monday morning for play Pittsfield Community Television.

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CET Offers Webinar on Weatherization for Small Businesses

The webinar, which will be held from 1 to 2 p.m., will cover topics including insulation and air sealing, potential costs from energy savings and the new incentives that are available.

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CBS News Inviting Nationwide Participation of Taps

iBerkshires was alerted to the event by Clarksburg resident James Stakenas, the big band conductor for the Eagles Community Band.

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Bloom Brothers Reopening in Pittsfield

With the state now entering Phase 1 on its reopening plan, the marijuana dispensary plans to reopen on Tuesday, May 26.

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College Leaders Talk about Lessons Learned from COVID-19 Crisis

Higher education is learning lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic that it will inform their operations long after the crisis has passed, a group of top administrators agreed on Friday.

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In Cautious Song, Early Birds Proclaim Vernal Awakening

It is time with a steel bristle brush to clear out last year's thistles and scrape away any rust clogging the tiny holes suited so well for their small bills.

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Cheshire Cleaned Up In May

Since 2014, the Cheshire Community Association has organized a community cleanup during the month of May and even with challenges this year they found a way to persist.

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Williams College Lays Out Construction Safety Plan

Those larger projects have site-specific COVID-19 compliance officers and their own safety protocols developed with the projects' construction managers.

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iBerkshiresTV: How Adams, North Adams Enter Phase 1

Host Tammy Daniels speaks with North Adams Mayor Thomas Bernard and Adams Town Administrator Jay Green about the city and town's preparations for reopening.

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