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Mount Greylock Care Residents Get Dolled Up For Glamour Shots
The residents were treated to makeup and their hair styled.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Betty Sacco doesn't get all dolled up much anymore.   The senior citizen lives at Mount Greylock Extended Care Facility and doesn't get her hair and makeup done very often.   But on Wednesday, she was
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Be Financially Prepared for Natural Disasters
Just this past year, we've seen natural disasters in Texas, California, Florida and Puerto Rico – and looking back even further, it's not hard to spot other traumas in virtually every part of the country. Whether it's a tornado, hurricane, flood or wildfire, you may be at least potentially susceptible to a weather-related
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Pittsfield Considers Cost of Living Raises For Non-Union Employees
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city is looking to give about $40,000 worth of raises to non-union employees.   On Monday, the City Council's Ordinance and Rules Committee approved changes to the pay scales of both exempt employees and management, both of which are not covered by collective bargaining.   Director of
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Lanesborough Starts Budget Process for Fiscal 2019
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Town Manager Paul Sieloff is proposing a town budget that would raise the tax rate by 1.5 percent.   Sieloff is proposing two major additions — two emergency medical technicians to work in the Highway Department and doubling the amount of money going toward road projects. The town manager says the
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Berkshire Baseball Artifact Heads to Hall of Fame
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — For four years, the "Baseball in the Berkshires" exhibit has chronicled, preserved and displayed local artifacts of America's pastime.   This month, one of those artifacts is getting the call up to "the show."   Since 2016, the exhibit, now housed at the
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Lanesborough Officials May Push Mount Greylock District on Tuition Hike
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Some town officials are urging the Mount Greylock Transition Committee to hold firm on tuition rates.   Members of the Board of Selectmen and the Finance Committee had fought for years over the price point of tuition and last year finally reach an agreement with school officials.   Last
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Biz Briefs: New Jersey Brothers Purchase Elm Street Market
Changing hands Main Street Hospitality has sold Elm Street Market to Verson, Inc., headed by brothers Rajesh and Rajeev Verma from New Jersey. New management took over operation of the market immediately when the sale was completed on Jan. 19. The Elm Street Market, owned and operated by Main Street Hospitality, has been a local
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Berkshires Beat: Berkshire Interfaith Organizing Adds New Group at Convention
BIO meeting Berkshire Interfaith Organizing elected officers, welcomed its newest member group, and shared stories from the front lines of its work organizing throughout the county to advance social justice at its annual convention on Sunday, Jan. 28, at Knesset Israel in Pittsfield.   BIO's newest member organization is Temple
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Small Forgotten Hancock Library Spurred Back To Life
After being elected as a library trustee, Olivia Johnson has dedicated herself to reviving the Taylor Memorial Library. HANCOCK, Mass. — Olivia Johnson loves the role libraries play in a community.    She went to her local library, the Taylor Memorial Library on Main Street, opened the doors and it was
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Snowfall Predictions: Super Bowl Sunday
Super Bowl Sunday is sizing up to be more rainy than snowy, but there's a chance of snow showers and sleet early in the week.    The National Weather Service is forecasting some light snow showers Sunday morning with a mix of rain and snow after midnight Sunday. The roads will be slippery so drive with
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