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Panel to Discuss the Top Five Student-Athlete Injuries
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, Northern Berkshire Orthopedics and Williamstown Physical Therapy present "Tackling the Top 5 Student-Athlete Injuries" from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at the Williamstown Youth Center. Student athletes give it their all and sometimes get injured. An expert panel
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Touch a Truck Draws Curious Kids
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Despite the chilly morning, parents and caregivers bundled up their toddlers and preschoolers and brought them over to the parking lot behind Joe Wolfe Field on Wednesday morning for the Family Center's annual Touch a Truck event. The event allowed children to explore big trucks as well as learn about
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Pittsfield's Balcom Wins State Free Throw Competition
PAXTON, Mass. -- Pittsfield’s Ahna Balcom won the Massachusetts State Chamiponship in the girls 12-year-old division of this year’s Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition.   The Lenox Memorial seventh-grader sank 21 of 25 free throws in the state final at Anna Maria College to win the title.   Balcom
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Current Sonsini Staff Looks To Move Past Recent Drama
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — It's been a distressing few months at the Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter because of court cases, contracts, and battles over leadership.   But, every morning staff continues to open those doors, feed the dogs and cats, give them medicine, and try to find homes for the stays and
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Pittsfield Board Concerned Proposed Assisted Living Expansion; Praises St. Mary's Plans
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Side by Side is looking to expand its assisted-living facility to the east by knocking down a neighboring four-family dwelling on West Union Street.   The Community Development Board is concerned that there will be an additional 20 living units with only six parking spaces. The board fears that there are
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Action Plan Developed to Make Berkshires Age Friendly
Secretary for Elder Affairs Alice Bonner said the state is behind the age-friendly effort. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The trends are very clear. In just 12 years, around 60 percent of the Berkshires' population will be older than 50.   "Our population in 2010 was 18.5 percent persons over the age 65. And
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State Representative Mark Preps For State Budget Debate
DALTON, Mass. — State Rep. Paul Mark is looking to create a Berkshire County opioid task force in the budget.   Mark has filed an amendment for $250,000 to start the task force with the Berkshire County sheriff's office, the Berkshire Opioid Abuse Prevention Coalition, and a number of other organizations tackling the
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North Berkshire Coalition Forum Tackles Economic Development
Adams Select Board member Christine Hoyt points to a map laying out the redevelopment sparked by the Berkshire Scenic Railway project in Adams. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Everyone can play a role in the economic development of the region, local officials and experts said at the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition's monthly
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Area Residents Finish Strong at Boston Marathon
BOSTON, Mass. -- More than half the area’s competitors at Monday’s Boston Marathon finished in the top half of his or her respective age division, according to results posted Monday evening on the Boston Athletic Association website.   One of the top performances was turned in by Pittsfield’s Abigail Wright, who
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Central Berkshire Habitat Teams With Lowe's For Women Build
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — For the 11th year, Habitat for Humanity and Lowe's are engaging women nationwide to work together to build Habitat homes during this year's National Women Build Week from May 5-13 and also for an additional five weeks following the national event.   More than 18,000 women construction volunteers
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