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Letter: Ballot Question 2
To the Editor: There are good educational arguments for both sides of Question 2 on increasing the number of charter schools. However one claim by the proponents of this issue is misleading. They say that passage of the ballot question will increase the amount of state funding going to public education. It is true that the enabling
Letter: How Should I Vote On Prop 2?
To the Editor: This was the question I was asked by a friend because they knew I had taught in both regular and charter public schools. For those who don't know, a yes vote on Prop 2 [Question 2 on the general election ballot] will expand the charter school program in Massachusetts and a no vote will keep charters at current
SVMC Presents 'Taking the Scare Out of an Abnormal Mammogram'
BENNINGTON, Vt. — If you're a woman over the age of 40, you may have been there: You get a call that your mammogram is abnormal, and you get scared. It's completely natural. The fear sometimes stops women from getting a mammogram in the first place or from coming back for the recommended diagnostic breast imaging. What you
New Prescription Tool Has Launched Statewide
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The Great Barrington/Fairview Hospital Task Force on Opioid Abuse hosted two education programs for physicians and medical professionals to introduce them to the new MassPAT (Massachusetts Prescription Awareness Tool), which was launched by the state in August and becomes mandatory for every prescription or
Stay Away from Frightful Investment Moves
Halloween is almost here. When you're passing out candy, you'll see many "scary" costumes that will probably just make you smile. But in real life, you can easily find some things that truly are frightening – such as bad investment moves. Here are a few that you will want to avoid: * Chasing after
Massachusetts Voters Can Vote Early; Registration Deadline Wednesday
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — You won't have to wait until Nov. 8 to cast a ballot for president. More than 1.2 million votes have already been cast in this election season across the country. Now, for the first time, Massachusetts voters will also be able to avoid the lines and vote early. "We don't know what to
Biz Briefs: Carr Hardware Opens New Store in Connecticut
Expanding again: Pittsfield-based Carr Hardware has opened a new 11,000-square-foot hardware store at 481 Enfield Street, Route 5, in Enfield, Conn. The Enfield location of Carr Hardware emerged from a partnership between Brightwood Hardware formally in Longmeadow, Mass., and Carr Hardware & Supply Co. Partner Ken Cohn, formerly of
Norman Rockwell Museum Eyes Expansion
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Norman Rockwell Museum, the world's largest and most comprehensive repository of art and archival materials relating to Norman Rockwell's life and work, is assessing possibilities for expansion and has initiated feasibility studies to examine various options for meeting its pressing need for more
Berkshires Beat: Williams Seeks Home for Winter Blitz Weatherization
Ready for winter: Williams College's Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives is seeking homeowners in Northern Berkshire County, as well as Pownal, Vt., who would like their homes weatherized for the upcoming winter. The weatherization efforts will take place on Saturday, Nov. 12, during the college's ninth annual Winter Blitz day.
Berkshire County Kids Place Honors Petriccas as Community Leaders
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — When Perri Petricca and Michelle Thorpe were getting married, they decided the best way to celebrate their union was to provide support for the children served by Berkshire County Kids Place. "Children have always been the center of our lives," said Michelle Petricca on Friday night at Kids Place's
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