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Letter: Blackmer Best to Carry on My Sisterís Legacy
To the Editor: I am writing to express my support for Lisa Blackmer for state representative. I believe she is the best candidate to fill the unexpired term of my sister, Gail. Gail was committed to her district and the constituents she worked hard to serve. Lisa has that same dedication, compassion, and work ethic. She has gone
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Letter: Blackmer Best Choice to Succeed Cariddi
To the Editor: Lisa Blackmer is the perfect candidate to follow the irreplaceable Gailanne Carriddi. Rep. Carriddi was a strong voice for women during her too-brief career in the State House, and I believe that North Adams City Councilor Lisa Blackmer is a worthy successor to represent the district in the House. She mirrors Gail's
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SVMC Grant Enables Data Collection to Boost Patient-Centered Care
Officials from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Southern Vermont Health Care and the Aircast Foundation gather in the SVMC Orthopedics office in Bennington, Vt., on Thursday. Right, the plaque marks the new collaboration. BENNINGTON, Vt. — In 1950, Barbara Houle injured her leg in a skiing accident. She
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50th Greylock Ramble This Weekend
ADAMS, Mass. — The Greylock Ramble turns 50 this Columbus Day weekend with Ramblefest returning Sunday and the hike up Mount Greylock on Monday.   Back in 1965, a group of residents covertly named Operation Wonderful Town, chaired by Adams resident, businessman and champion Thunderbolt skier Bill Linscott, formed with the
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Pittsfield Police Seeking Information on Liquor Store Robbery
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are seeking a suspect who stole cash from George's Liquor Store on Friday night.    At approximately 8:48 p.m., Pittsfield Police units responded to the Elm Street liquor store for a reported of an armed robbery. According to witness reports and a preliminary review of store surveillance
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@the Market: Markets Need a Time Out
The S&P 500 Index has gone up eight straight days. The other averages have done the same thing. That hasn't happened since 2013. It's time for a break.   It appears that stocks are in "melt-up" mode. That's a term we financial geeks use to describe an unrelenting rise in equity prices. Consider it an
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Striking Nurses Get Support From Other Labor Unions
Liz Morrison said the nurses wouldn't strike if they didn't believe there is an issue. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The striking nurses at Berkshire Medical Center are finding support from other labor unions.   On Friday, an array of other union members joined the picket line, linking arms with the nurses
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Berkshire United Way Highlights Efforts To Help Area Teens
Pittsfield Schools Superintendent Jason McCandless was the keynote speaker. LEE, Mass. — When Ana Monsalve returned the United States at age 10 after living abroad, she entered school not knowing English.   She leaned on support from her family and the community to learn the language, and then caught up with
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Berkshire Scenic Line Completed For This Weekend
A platform should be ready at the Adams Station for the rail line's next season. ADAMS, Mass. — The final section of the Hoosac Valley Service has been completed just in time for the fall foliage.   The final 6/10ths of a mile of track between Renfrew and Hoosac streets laid down by the
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'Battle of the Sexes': We've Come a Long Way, Baby
Watching Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris's "Battle of the Sexes," about the events leading up to the famous gender war/tennis match on Sept. 20, 1973, between woman's champion Billie Jean King and former great Bobby Riggs, I tried to remember what I thought at the time. I like to think I applauded the dispelling of
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