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Hinds Announce $ 7.5M in ARPA Funds for Summer Storm Damages
State Sen. Jo Comerford, who represents the city of Northampton and 23 towns in Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester counties, says the storms put pressure on already strained budgets in her communities. CHESTER, Mass. — Western Massachusetts communities will be eligible for funding from a $7.5 million American Rescue Fund
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The Retired Investor: No-Shows Threaten Economy
Last week, economists calculated that almost 5 million workers failed to show up at their jobs. Given the present upsurge in cases of the Omnicom variant, that should come as no surprise. However, it clearly has Wall Street economists reducing their estimates of first quarter 2022 GDP.   Slower economic growth normally has a
College Notes: Winter 2022
Alex White of Dalton is the recipient of the Chancellor Scholars scholarship award at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, where he is studying physics. The college distributed $2.4 million in scholarships to students this academic year.    Academic Lists & Awards The University of Vermont in Burlington has named
Letter: Support Voting Rights on MLK Jr. Day
To the Editor: The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s family has requested that there be "no celebration" on the upcoming weekend in his honor until the federal voting rights legislation is enacted. A group of concerned citizens, in an effort to honor Dr. King's memory, met to discuss what to do. We represent a number
Holiday Hours: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
The Rev. King waves to the hundreds of thousands gathered on the Washington Mall in 1963 when he gave the 'I Have a Dream' speech. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is being celebrated Monday, Jan. 17. It is a federal holiday to commemorate the birthday of the civil rights activist born Jan. 15, 1929. It is observed on
New Pittsfield School Committee Meets for the First Time
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The new School Committee met for the first time on Wednesday with two fresh faces. In line with tradition, the committee appointed its organizational positions for the term. In unanimous votes, William Cameron was elected as the chair, Daniel Elias as vice chair, and Mark Brazeau as the clerk. "I would
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Pittsfield Con Comm OKs Barkerville Conservation Area Parking Lot
The lack of parking sometimes means Eversource's access to its nearby substation has been blocked.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city will be adding a parking lot to the Barkerville Conservation Area so that nature lovers will have better access. Last week, the Conservation Commission approved an application for the
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Pittsfield Hospitalization Rates Not Spiking During Omicron Surge
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The omicron variant has presented a historically high spike in cases but hospitalization rates are not so far surging in response. During a COVID-19 update at Tuesday's City Council meeting, Director of Public Health Andy Cambi reported that there are 25 people hospitalized at Berkshire Medical Center for the
Wildlife Tracking with Richard Greene
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Richard Greene will speak at the Pittsfield Green Drinks January meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. via Zoom.    Greene will talk about his experience with wildlife tracking and the many places it has taken him.   Greene has studied track and sign, as well as wildlife biology, with
State Launches COVID-19 Digital Vaccine Card Tool
BOSTON — The Baker-Polito Administration announced a tool that gives residents a new way to access their COVID-19 digital vaccine card and vaccination history.    The new tool, called My Vax Records, allows people who received their vaccination in Massachusetts to access their own vaccination history and generate a
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