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Sometimes an idea makes so much sense, you have to wonder why it took so long to come up with it.The Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency that dispenses money and moral support for arts projects and programs throughout the commonwealth, is … more
The Dalton Police Department deserves praise for taking the initiative in acquiring the overdose-reversing drug naloxone for use by its officers. This is something all small-town police departments in the state should do, and the state could do more … more
The city of North Adams has had remarkably stable leadership over the past 34 years. Change will be coming next year, however, following Mayor Richard Alcombright's announcement on Thursday that he will not seek a fifth term this fall.This November … more
The life sciences initiative launched 10 years ago by Governor Deval Patrick that was instrumental in making Massachusetts a leader in that field is winding down, and Governor Charlie Baker is seeking to extend it, but with a shift in focus. Going … more
Massachusetts, to its credit, is serious about reducing the carbon emissions that are fueling climate change. The new standards issued Friday by the administration of Governor Baker should help Massachusetts make strides in that ongoing effort.A … more
Wednesday's announcement that the Berkshire Museum has launched an ambitious program to recapitalize itself and update its mission is welcome news to Berkshire County residents and visitors. The museum has been a valued institution in the county's … more
The Price Chopper supermarket in Lee closed its doors for the last time one week ago today in another case of a large chain operation ridding itself of an unwanted unit — which is the prerogative of any business. However, from the perspective … more
The closing of the Lee Price Chopper is a loss to the community but not a surprise given changes in the business strategies of the large chains and online purchasing trends, Which doesn't mean that it hurts any less.The store opened as the Lee Super … more
What could be more frustrating than knowing about a job opportunity, having the interest and enthusiasm to take advantage of it, yet be lacking the skills required to fill the position? Or worse, what could be more more senseless than giving up on a … more
Summer jobs are important to teenagers because they could use the money, especially if college is looming, and they provide an opportunity to begin learning the ropes of the workplace. Employment can be hard to find, however, especially in the … more
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