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'Downhill': It's all Relative
"Downhill," an Americanized adaptation of Swedish writer-director Ruben Östlund's "Force Majeure," a Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, doubtlessly lost something in the translation. Indeed, this variation on a comedy-drama about a family on an Alpine ski vacation evokes a smidgen of its
Pittsfield Finance Committee Approves Johns Building Supply Expansion
William Koziara of Johns Building explains to the subcommittee his plans for expansion. The committee is recommending a tax financing agreement for the project. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The finance subcommittee approved a tax increment financing agreement with Johns Building Supply.   The committee
The Independent Investor: Can Politicians' Promises Be Believed?
As the 2020 presidential election campaign heats up, so do the promises. Lower taxes for some, higher taxes for others, better health care, higher Social Security payments; whatever it takes to get elected seems to be on the table for now.   But most politician's promises are made to be broken. Once the candidate becomes the
Williams Inn Combines Food & Brew for Youth Center Benefit
David Fields of Wormtown delivers a draft at the brewery's 'takeover' of the Barn on Jan. 29. Patrons got to try the beer and some of the food pairing from chef Kevin DeMarco. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The interest in craft brewing has been inspiring menus that reflect the unique tones of these ales, lagers and
CHP Names New Physician to Berkshire Pediatrics
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Dr. Janice Pride-Boone has joined CHP Berkshire Pediatrics in Pittsfield, with a special interest in pediatric obesity. A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., and a 1981 graduate of Harvard Medical School, Pride-Boone most recently worked as locum tenens physician with the Indian Health Service in Albuquerque, N.M.,
Pittsfield Planners Say No To Eliminating Pot Growth In Residential Zones
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Community Development Board recommended a modified zoning amendment to the City Council that would not eliminate outdoor marijuana cultivation in residential areas but limit it.   The board reached the compromise amendment Tuesday that would allow outdoor marijuana cultivation in residential districts
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Boys and Girls Club 5/6 Girls Win Danvers Tournament
DANVERS, Mass. -- The Boys and Girls Club of the Berkshires 5th- and 6th-grade girls travel basketball team recently went undefeated to win the Ryan Bourque Invitational Tournament.
Mount Greylock Likely to Stay with Winter/Spring Vacation Weeks
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — It likely will be at least another year before the Mount Greylock Regional School District considers a move away from the traditional February and April vacation schedule.   And it looks like a switch to a single week off in March may not be in the cards at all.   Superintendent Kimberley
Pittsfield Unveils Business Website
Mayor Linda Tyer welcomed the gathering of business leaders to the launch of the new website on Tuesday. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city has launched, a new website that will serve as a resource for existing businesses, new businesses, and those looking to relocate to
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Letter: Quit Smoking for Heart Health
To the Editor: February is American Heart Month — a great time to quit vaping, smoking or other tobacco products. Smoking can lead to narrowing blood vessels and high blood pressure and it is a leading cause of heart disease. Vaping is still fairly new and less is known about its effect on the heart. However, the American Heart
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