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BRTA Strike Delayed
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A scheduled strike at the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority has been delayed.   BRTA Administrator Robert Malnati issued a notice on Monday saying the paratransit operators have delayed a striked scheduled to begin on Monday, Feb. 19. A federal mediator will be meeting with BRTA on Feb. 21 to further
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Berkshires Beat: Final Steel Beam Placed on New Tanglewood Complex
Moving along Tanglewood hosted a ceremonial topping off event at the construction site of the festival's new four-building complex on Monday, Feb. 12, celebrating the placement of the final steel beam on top of the building site. The new building complex will support the performances and rehearsal activities of the Tanglewood Music
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Northern Berkshire Waste District Sets Fiscal 2019 Budget
ADAMS, Mass. — The Northern Berkshire Solid Waste Commission passed an $87,877.52 budget with level town assessments.    The committee met Thursday to go over a proposed budget with assessments based on population. Each member community of the 13-town district will be charged $2.87 per person based on the 2010
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Guest Column: Time to Enact Paid Family Leave
Twenty-five years ago, on Feb. 5, 1993, President Clinton signed into law the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which allows certain workers to take up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave to deal with a serious health condition, have a baby, bond with a newborn or adopted child, or take care of a seriously ill relative.   The
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The Independent Investor: How to Handle a Pullback
The stock market is in turmoil. Several hundred point swings in the Dow and other averages has investors on edge. The indexes are suffering 1-2 percent point swings per day. How are you dealing with it?   Over the last several months, I have written several columns preparing you for this day. I thought it might be useful to give
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'I, Tonya': Class Warfare on Skates
I wasn't looking forward to seeing "I, Tonya," about provocative, world class ice skater Tonya Harding. The events surrounding her quest for Olympic greatness and fellow competitor Nancy Kerrigan's ruthlessly broken kneecap seemed so yesterday, and anyway, I never learned to ice skate. A bunch of fancily clad skaters twirling
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Mass Delegation Calls on Pruitt to Uphold Rest of the River Plan
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The region's congressional delegation is pushing Environment Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to uphold the EPA's 2016 order that contaminated material in the Housatonic River be "shipped off-site to existing licensed facilities for disposal."   U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and
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Snowfall Predictions: Weekend Watch
If you haven't had enough snow this past week, guess what? We might get a few more inches this weekend. The National Weather Service says there is a chance of light snow Friday afternoon into the evening, and then again in the early-morning hours of Saturday and possibly continuing after daybreak. The total amount in northern
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IS183 Art School Names Executive Director
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — IS183 Art School's Board of Directors has named Lucie Castaldo permanent executive director after four months serving in the interim position. "We are incredibly fortunate to have an internal candidate of such high quality with such an extensive history serving the organization," said Andy Foster,
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BCC Adds Two to Board of Trustees
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Carlo Zaffanella and Julia Bowen have joined the Berkshire Community College Board of Trustees. Both were appointed last year by Gov. Charlie Baker. Zaffanella is the vice president/general manager of Maritime & Strategic Systems business at General Dynamics Mission Systems, one of the largest employers in
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