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Letter: Ballot Question 2
To the Editor: There are good educational arguments for both sides of Question 2 on increasing the number of charter schools. However one claim by the proponents of this issue is misleading. They say that passage of the ballot question will increase the amount of state funding going to public education. It is true that the enabling
Letter: How Should I Vote On Prop 2?
To the Editor: This was the question I was asked by a friend because they knew I had taught in both regular and charter public schools. For those who don't know, a yes vote on Prop 2 [Question 2 on the general election ballot] will expand the charter school program in Massachusetts and a no vote will keep charters at current
SVMC Presents 'Taking the Scare Out of an Abnormal Mammogram'
BENNINGTON, Vt. — If you're a woman over the age of 40, you may have been there: You get a call that your mammogram is abnormal, and you get scared. It's completely natural. The fear sometimes stops women from getting a mammogram in the first place or from coming back for the recommended diagnostic breast imaging. What you
Stay Away from Frightful Investment Moves
Halloween is almost here. When you're passing out candy, you'll see many "scary" costumes that will probably just make you smile. But in real life, you can easily find some things that truly are frightening – such as bad investment moves. Here are a few that you will want to avoid: * Chasing after
PEDA Claiming $10K Loss in Nuclea Bankruptcy Filing
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — PEDA is looking to recoup some $10,000 in losses from Nuclea Biotechnologies Inc., which filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy six week ago.   Nuclea had rented office space from the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority on Kellogg Street for a number of years. That lease agreement was until the end of
Pittsfield Buildings Need Significant Repair
Director of Building Maintenance Dennis Guyer says the list of work needed in city-owned buildings seems endless.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The municipal buildings are in deplorable condition.   Director of Building Maintenance Dennis Guyer presented an overview of the current conditions of schools, fire
DA, Doctor Advocate Against Legal Marijuana at United Way Forum
District Attorney David Capeless opposes the question of legalization. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Dr. Jennifer Michaels says every patient she sees struggling with serious addiction began by smoking marijuana at a young age.   Michaels, the medical director at the Brien Center, joined District Attorney David
Massachusetts Voters Can Vote Early; Registration Deadline Wednesday
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — You won't have to wait until Nov. 8 to cast a ballot for president. More than 1.2 million votes have already been cast in this election season across the country. Now, for the first time, Massachusetts voters will also be able to avoid the lines and vote early. "We don't know what to
Pittsfield Retailers Mistakenly Still Violating Polystyrene Ban
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Board of Health is discovering that many vendors may be inadvertently still using the banned polystyrene food containers.   The Green Commission was updated on the Styrofoam ban Monday night in which member Jim McGrath reported that many businesses have swapped out the white clamshell Styrofoam
Medical Marijuana Dispensary Eyed For Pittsfield's Callahan Drive
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Manna Wellness has received the site plan approval to move forward with permitting for a medical marijuana facility on Callahan Drive.   The company has been trying to open a dispensary in Pittsfield since voters passed the ballot question allowing marijuana for medicinal purposes. Since 2013, the company
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