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Pittsfield Astronaut Stephanie Wilson Speaking at MCLA Commencement
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will celebrate its 119th commencement exercises on Saturday, May 12, beginning at 11 a.m., in the Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium.   This year's commencement speaker will be aerospace engineer and NASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson, who grew up in Pittsfield and is a
Snowfall Predictions: March Monster
Crazy late winter weather comes in at full force on Wednesday with — wait for it — up to 15 inches!   Everyone get your yardsticks ready because we want some proof this time.    The National Weather Service's lastest forecast is heavy, wet snow with accumulations of 13 to 17 inches, and
Biz Briefs: Pittsfield Couple Opens Realty Agency
For real As one of the leading brokers in the area, Jason Nocher, along with his wife, Jennifer, decided it was time to grow their business and open their our own agency. Their first office opened in in downtown Pittsfield at 34 Depot St. at the start of February and they kicked things off with many new listings throughout Berkshire
Berkshire County Youth Soccer Looking for Referees
LENOX, Mass. -- The Berkshire County Youth Soccer League needs referees for the 2018 season.     A new referee course will be held at the Hampton Inn in Lenox on March 18. The course costs $115.   Details can be found at   The BCYSL has also agreed to support
Norman Rockwell Museum Announces New Research Fellows in American Illustration
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Norman Rockwell Museum’s Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies, the nation’s first research institute dedicated to American illustration, announces its new Society of Fellows.  Established to bring leading thinkers and fresh perspectives to the study of American illustration art between 1850
United Way Grant Funds CHP Blood Pressure Cuffs
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Northern Berkshire United Way has funded a grant to purchase Omron blood pressure cuffs for hypertension patients at CHP North Adams Family Medicine.  This equipment provides easy one-touch operation, allowing home blood pressure monitoring that is both simple and accurate. One blood pressure measurement
@themarket: Trump's Tariff Talk Trashes Global Markets
When a country (USA) is losing many billions of dollars on trade with virtually every country it does business with, trade wars are good, and easy to win. Example, when we are down $100 billion with a certain country and they get cute, don’t trade anymore-we win big. It’s easy! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March
Berkshire Waldorf High School Wins NASA Climate Change Internship
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Berkshire Waldorf High School life science teacher Lee Magadini has been awarded a year-long internship with the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, working with the Climate Change Research Initiative. Magadini is one of four interns chosen from among thousands of applicants. As a NASA GISS CCRI intern, she
'Black Panther': It's All Good
As the film critiquing tumblers in my brain jumbled about during a viewing of Ryan Coogler's "Black Panther," one heck of an astute action-drama courtesy of Marvel Studios, I contemplated the complexities regarding one's point of view. Granted, this white, would-be silk stocking liberal was gratified by the racial and
The Independent Investor: The Economy and What Could Go Right
The markets are in a funk. Concern that Trump's tax cut will be too much, too late, has investors riled up. But there may be a flip side to this argument that bears watching.   First, the negatives, as authored by me way back when the tax cut was still being contemplated and the markets were riding high in anticipation of such.
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