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BArT Announces Second Quarter Honor Roll
ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School has announced the students who made honor roll for the second quarter of the 2017-2018 school year. Students who earned 80 percent or above in all of their classes received the distinction of "honors." Students who earned 90 percent or above in all of
WAM Announces Expansion of Theater Leadership
Talya Kingston has been named associate artistic director and Max Galdos-Shapiro will join WAM as general manager. LEE, Mass. — WAM Theatre embarks on its ninth season with the announcement of two new members of the WAM Leadership Team and three new members of its board of directors. Talya Kingston has been named
'Phantom Thread': When Love Is In Fashion
Though perhaps deluded, I'd like to think I put as much effort into an essay as Daniel Day-Lewis' Reynolds Woodcock devotes to making a dress in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Phantom Thread."    This is the sort of person you want doing your heart operation, piloting the airplane you're on, or teaching your
GIC to Reconsider Reduction to Health Insurance Portfolio
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The GIC may reverse course on its decision to slash the number of health insurance companies in its portfolio in half.   Last Thursday, the Group Insurance Commission, which administers health insurance to more than 400,000 state, school, and municipal employees, voted to decrease its options from six to
Hinds Appointed to Senate Ways And Means
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — State Sen. Adam Hinds was appointed to the Senate Ways & Means Committee.   The Pittsfield Democrat was appointed to the committee by acting Senate President Harriette Chandler on Wednesday, the same day Gov. Charlie Baker put forth his $40.9 billion spending plan for fiscal
Ciccolo Case Still on Track for June Trial
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Attorneys in the case of an Adams man accused of violating federal terrorism statutes say they are still communicating about a possible plea deal but told the judge to anticipate using the scheduled June 18 trial date.   Judge Mark G. Mastroianni on Wednesday held a brief status conference in the case of
Berkshire Workers Critical Of GIC Reducing Health Care Options
GIC Executive Director Roberta Herman said many of the companies currently in the program offered very similar options.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — GIC Executive Director Roberta Herman asked how many people get their health insurance through Tufts.   And nearly all of the 50 or so state employees in the
Questions to Ask Before Taking Social Security
Social Security can be an important part of your retirement income. So, before you start making decisions about your payments, you'll want to know what questions to ask. Here are a few to consider: How soon can I start collecting Social Security? You can begin receiving Social Security as early as age 62. However, your payments,
Baker Highlights Successes in Third State of Commonwealth
BOSTON – Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday night delivered his third State of the Commonwealth address from the House Chamber of the State House.   Remarks as prepared for delivery:   Mr. Speaker. Madame President. Congressman Neal. Fellow Constitutional Officers. Members of the Governor's Council. Mr.
Berkshire County Democrats Meeting to Choose Delegates
Berkshire County Democratic committees will be holding their caucuses in February. This year's Massachusetts Democratic Party Endorsing Convention will be held June 1-2 at the DCU Center in Worcester, where thousands of Democrats from across the state will come together to endorse Democratic candidates for statewide offices, including
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