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The Independent Investor: Is There a Doctor in the House?
By Tammy Daniels,
03:50PM / Thursday, November 27, 2014
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A doctor shortage in America has been predicted ever since the first Baby Boomers started to retire.  Now, that shortage is coming into question as technology and non-doctor, medical professionals are stepping forward to fill the gap.

The Association of American Medical Colleges predicts the nation will need 90,000 doctors by 2020 and 130,000 physicians by 2025. It is understandable how that organization arrived at that number. Just compute the proportion of Americans who will reach the age of 65 between now and 2030. Add to it the number of Americans newly insured, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, and you come pretty close to those numbers.

However, those figures simply represent

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Thanksgiving Greetings
12:07PM / Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Kids 4 Harmony Provided The Music At The Inauguration Reception
by Soapbox 08:38PM / Monday, January 06, 2014

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
by Soapbox 04:10PM / Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Look the city's Christmas Tree is bigger than a bus!
by Soapbox 10:10AM / Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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Lanesborough Outlines 250th Celebration Calendar
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
05:20PM / Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Robert Barton updated the Board of Selectmen on the progress. LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The town has scheduled a series of events to celebrate its 250th anniversary and is now seeking sponsors.   A 250th committee formed earlier this year to celebrate the anniversary of town's incorporation in 1765. That committee is plotting out a series of events to commemorate the occasion.   The Board of Selectmen previously granted the committee $1,000 to get started and on Monday approved the events calendar, a fundraising letter that will be sent to businesses and a budget committee to oversee the expense of funds.   The calendar features 14 events, all ranging in scale.

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'Dumb and Dumber To': It Sure Is
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Columnist
04:30PM / Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Popcorn Column
by Michael S. Goldberger  
  Lloyd and Harry haven't learned anything in 20 years - thank goodness.

It takes some pretty smart writing to make the title characters appear as stupid as they are in "Dumb and Dumber To." There is wit in the Farrelly Brothers' reprise to their 1994 imbecility, an explorative zeal and talent for delving far more dopily into ignorance than any farce has dared to stumble. It's almost as difficult and accomplished a task for us intelligent folk to shed our self-respect for 110 minutes and enjoy the guilty thrill of laughing aloud at the goofiness purveyed.

Jim

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Pittsfield Police Seize 63 lbs. of Marijuana, Cash, Stolen Gun
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02:06PM / Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police patrolmen seized 63 lbs. of marijuana Tuesday.   The officers were following up on an investigation when they discovered the drugs, cash and a stolen gun. With assistance from the Detective and Narcotics Bureau, Police seized 63 lbs. of marijuana, a stolen handgun and about $40,000 in cash.   Police estimate the marijuana was worth $150,000.  (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Post by Pittsfield Police

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Pittsfield Council Accepts School Budget Law, Denies Hiring Authority Plan
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
11:00PM / Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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The City Council voted against the Ordinance and Rules Committee votes on two orders. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City Council took power away from the mayor Tuesday night.   The City Council took ultimate say over the school budget and appointing authority away from the mayor in two separate votes.    The first was to adopt a state law allowing the council to override the mayor's school budget. The second was to reject an administrative order that solidified the already existing hiring protocol that has the mayor as the appointing authority.   Both of the votes were against subcommittee recommendations.   The school petition was first put forth by

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Holiday Hours: Thanksgiving
10:00PM / Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Thanksgiving will be observed on Thursday, Nov. 27. The day is a national holiday inspired by the first Thanksgiving dinner shared between the Pilgrims and Wampanoags in 1621 at Plymouth. The living history museum Plimouth Plantation continues the tradition each year with a recreation of the event in which visitors can participate.

Thanksgiving was first federally recognized by proclamation in 1863 by President Lincoln at the height of the Civil War. It did not become codified as a national holiday until 1941, when President Roosevelt signed a law setting it as the fourth Thursday of November. Canada holds a similar celebration on the second Monday in October.

More locally, the day marks

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Holiday Raffle to Benefit Berkshire County Arc, NAMI Berkshire County
03:24PM / Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Pittsfield Chapter of UNICO is sponsoring a holiday raffle, with the proceeds benefitting Berkshire County Arc and National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Berkshire County.

The cost to purchase a ticket is $5, and the prize is a $1,000 gift card from Best Buy. The drawing will be held on Monday, Dec. 15.

Tickets can be purchased at the following locations until Friday, Dec. 12:

* Berkshire County Arc, 395 South St., Pittsfield, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Elm Street Hardware, 129 Elm St., Pittsfield, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

* NAMI Berkshire County, 333 East St., Room 417, Monday through

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Watch What You Eat to Avoid ER This Thanksgiving
02:58PM / Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — According to Dee Dee Rintoul, director of the Emergency Department at Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington, the most common reason for Thanksgiving ER visits are indigestion and gall bladder issues from all the rich food.

So Deb Coons and Robert Hoechster, who run Fairview's Operation Better Start and Mindfulness Based Eating Programs, have offered five ways to avoid indigestion and those unwanted extra pounds this holiday season:

1. Only eat when you are hungry. If you’re not physically hungry, consider if you feel like eating social reasons. If it’s because you’re stressed, skip the treat and try venting to a friend.

2. Stop when

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'Breakfast With Santa' Set for Dec. 7
02:36PM / Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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DALTON, Mass. — The Pediatric Development Center will present its sixth annual "Breakfast with Santa" on Sunday, Dec. 7, at Wahconah Country Club, 20 Orchard Road. There are two seatings: 9 and 11 a.m.

Guests can visit with Santa; people should bring their cameras for photo opportunities. There also will be a raffle and caroling, all with a breakfast prepared by Savory Harvest Catering.

Children receive a Scholastic Book, Pittsfield Suns Ticket, Hot Harry’s Kids Meal, Bouncy House Pass and CyberStation Tokens.

Adult tickets are $25, tickets for children 3-10 are $10 and children under 3 are free. Tax and gratuity are included in this price.  

Reservations are

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