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Williams College Seeks 'Books' for Human Library Project
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College is seeking volunteers for its seventh annual Human Library, which will be held on Friday, Feb. 9, and Saturday, Feb. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Paresky student center. Founded in 2001 in Denmark, the Human Library seeks to promote human rights and social cohesion by creating greater
Berkshires Beat: Real Women Essay Contest Entries Sought
Real women The 32nd Berkshire County Real Women Essay Contest has been announced by the Berkshire County Real Women Essay contest task force. The contest was created to honor National Women's History Month in March as an effort to increase awareness of contributions made by women to our society and used to promote students literacy
Gubernatorial Candidate Warren Talks Opioids In Pittsfield
After brief opening remarks, the Democrat opened the floor to the community to hear what their thoughts on the best way to tackle the issue. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Gubernatorial candidate Setti Warren says five people a day are dying from opioid addiction.   "In 2014, Gov. Deval Patrick declared a state of
@theMarket: Melt-Up Continues
It's been the best two weeks for the U.S. markets in decades. Investors seemingly can't get enough stocks in their portfolios, no matter how high the indexes climb. Ain't it grand?   Over the past few weeks, I have explained in detail that the stock market is in "melt-up" mode. You may think it's crazy, or
'Darkest Hour': Saving The World 101
It is said that if you're hungry and motoring in a hurry, unable to stop due to time constraints, ubiquitous eateries will line the road. Likewise, an analogous case exists in times of sociopolitical crisis. Looking at our current situation in America, I see metaphors everywhere.   But in viewing Gary Oldman's tour de force
The Independent Investor: The Cost of MAGA
It is the guiding principle behind the Trump administration, but to "Make America Great Again" the U.S. may have to break some eggs. Are you ready for that?   "MAGA" is much more than a marketing gimmick. Almost every day, we uncover additional evidence of how the President and his supporters in Congress are
Ice Jam Overflows Route 8 in Cheshire
CHESHIRE, Mass. — A section of Route 8 was closed for more than an hour early Friday afternoon after Kitchen Brook overflowed its banks and covered the highway with large chunks of ice.   Communities across the region have been dealing with flooding caused by the spike in temperatures and heavy rain breaking up more than a
Former Mayor Alcombright Rejoins MountainOne
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Former North Adams Mayor Richard Alcombright has rejoined MountainOne Bank. "We are very pleased to announce Dick’s return to MountainOne in the newly created position of Vice President – Local Business and Customer Relations Manager," said Bob Fraser, MountainOne president and chief
MCLA Announces New Performing Arts Programs
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts announces the addition of five new programs to its Department of Fine and Performing Arts, as two concentrations, in design and studio art, and three minors in dance, design, and music production, recently were added. "The design concentration prepares students for
Du Bois 150th Festival Begins on Jan. 15 in Great Barrington
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The town of Great Barrington, birthplace of W.E.B. Du Bois, begins the Du Bois 150th Festival during the Martin Luther King holiday week of Jan. 15. The celebration of the 150th anniversary of Du Bois's birth will culminate on his birthday, Feb. 23, at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in downtown Great
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