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The Massachusetts Nurses Association board of directors has honored state Rep. Paul Mark, D-Peru, for being a "staunch ally to labor."Mark was presented with the group's 2017 Legislative Advocacy Award on March 22."Representative Mark has stood with … more
PITTSFIELD — A former city police officer once entrusted as treasurer of the local union has been sentenced to 20 months in jail for stealing about $228,000 in union funds to support his opioid addiction. Jeffrey D. Coco, 44, an 18-year veteran of the force, pleaded guilty in Berkshire Superior Court on Monday to larceny and identity theft charges. more
LENOX — Whether or not the town will host a repeat weekly Friday afternoon visit by the Lenox Farmers Market this summer remains a 50-50 proposition following a vigorous discussion of the pros and cons at the recent Select Board meeting. more
PITTSFIELD — A Hinsdale man has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in jail for stealing and liquidating copper piping from a pair of properties in the town of Washington.Ryan J. Sullivan, 28, admitted that he broke into the houses and their garages … more
WILLIAMSTOWN — Spending for the Williamstown Elementary School is expected to rise about 3.6 percent next year under a budget presented last week to the town Finance Committee. more
NORTH ADAMS — A bocce hotspot in North Adams? The UNO Park on River Street will soon receive a complete community-focused makeover with the addition of a half-basketball court, bocce courts, community gardens, and other amenities — even a few hammocks for some rest and relaxation. more
WILLIAMSTOWN — A number of municipalities and school districts throughout Berkshire County had been expecting a hike of 10 percent or more in their health insurance costs for the coming fiscal year.But under a change by Berkshire Health Group, … more
PITTSFIELD — A Dunkin’ Donuts proposed for Dalton Avenue has the nod from the Community Development Board, which found it will not adversely impact traffic in the area. A special permit request from JFJ Holding LLC for a drive-thru at the site is before the City Council, which is scheduled to hold a public hearing on the matter Tuesday night. more
CHESHIRE — Don't lock the doors to Cheshire Elementary just yet. In an act of dissent by its Cheshire members on Monday, the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District's School Committee failed to move ahead with a proposed budget that closes Cheshire Elementary School in order to add educational resources to the district and stay under spending limits set by the town of Adams. more
LENOX — If you're the parent of a student who receives special education services, then you know there's no shortage of paperwork, meetings, and more meetings to make sure your child is getting the best educational support possible. more
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