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The Independent Investor: Why the Tax Cuts Are Unpopular Among Americans
By Bill Schmick,
04:12PM / Thursday, April 19, 2018
Despite spending big money and all the marketing they can muster, the Republicans are still not able to convince most Americans that the tax cut benefits anyone but the rich and the corporations they own. Maybe, we are not as dumb as they think we are.   An April poll by Gallup indicated that 51 percent of Americans disapproved of the tax cut, versus 39 percent who approved of the cut. Another poll, conducted by NBC News/Wall Street Journal, found that 36 percent of the people they polled thought the tax cut was a bad idea, while only 27 percent believed it was a good idea.   Normally, you would think that a tax cut that benefits "all Americans" and "especially the

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Williams Baseball, Softball Top MCLA
10:11PM / Wednesday, April 18, 2018
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Williams senior Lexi Curt went 6-for-7 with six RBIs and six runs scored Wednesday to help lead the Williams College softball team to a 19-0, 9-1 sweep of MCLA at Cole Field.   The Ephs improved their record to 23-6 overall while the Trailblazers had their four-game win streak snapped and fell to 6-14. Williams is home again Friday at 5 p.m. for a NESCAC West Division showdown with Middlebury.    Williams scored 12 runs in the top of the first inning of the opener and never looked back. Jessica Kim led off with a solo home run and also had a three-run, bases-clearing double to center in the frame. Curt doubled to left center and also homered to right

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Colorful Bus Stop Installed on Main Street
by TunnelVision 01:33PM / Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Jobs
by bananas2 10:53AM / Sunday, April 01, 2012
Instead of bickering about parking get a industry in North Adams with higher paying jobs than all the service jobs we have now. Is anyone on the commitee out there looking for any industries to come
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by TunnelVision 10:44PM / Monday, January 30, 2012

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North Adams Happenings: April 18-24
02:08PM / Wednesday, April 18, 2018
North Adams Happenings: April 18 - 24

  Save the Date   ART WEEK: April 27 - May 6   North Adams is excited to be participating in the 1st Statewide ArtWeek celebration! Official ArtWeek exhibitions can be found here:

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Keep Your Investment 'Ecosystem' Healthy
01:31PM / Wednesday, April 18, 2018

April 22 is Earth Day. First observed in 1970, Earth Day has evolved into an international celebration, with nearly 200 countries holding events to support clean air, clean water and other measures to protect our planet.

As an investor, what lessons can you learn from this special day? Consider the following:

* Avoid “toxic” investment moves. Earth Day events show us how we can help keep toxins out of our land, air and water. And if you want to keep your investment ecosystem healthy, you need to avoid making some toxic moves. For example, don’t chase after hot stocks based on tips you may have heard or read. By the time you learn about these stocks, they may already

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Panel to Discuss the Top Five Student-Athlete Injuries
01:24PM / Wednesday, April 18, 2018

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, Northern Berkshire Orthopedics and Williamstown Physical Therapy present "Tackling the Top 5 Student-Athlete Injuries" from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at the Williamstown Youth Center.

Student athletes give it their all and sometimes get injured. An expert panel will address prevention, treatment and recovery for the top five most common injuries suffered by student athletes. Attendees will learn how to continue playing throughout school and beyond.

The panel includes:

* Dr. Suk Namkoong, orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist at Northern Berkshire Orthopedics and SVMC Orthopedics. Namkoong

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Touch a Truck Draws Curious Kids
12:27PM / Wednesday, April 18, 2018

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Despite the chilly morning, parents and caregivers bundled up their toddlers and preschoolers and brought them over to the parking lot behind Joe Wolfe Field on Wednesday morning for the Family Center's annual Touch a Truck event.

The event allowed children to explore big trucks as well as learn about community helpers such as a police car, fire truck and ambulance. There were also buses, tractors, a flatbed tow truck, construction vehicles, ATVs and more.

North Adams and Clarksburg fire departments had trucks at the event, as did North Adams police and ambulance. The BRTA had two buses at the event; the large bus was a popular stop as the heat was running

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MCLA Women's Lax Falls to Worcester State
09:34PM / Tuesday, April 17, 2018
WORCESTER, Mass. -- Worcester State's Alexis Vecchiarelli tallied five goals and added two assists to lead the Lancers to a 14-4 win over the visiting MCLA Trailblazers Tuesday evening at Alumni Field.   The Lancers improve to 7-6 overall and are now 2-2 in the conference.  MCLA drops to 1-6 on the season and is 0-4 in the MASCAC.   The Lancers (7-6, 2-2 MASSCAC) took control from the onset as they scored the games first ten goals over the opening twenty minutes of action. Vecchiarelli scored four of her markers during this stretch.  Five other Lancers converted during the opening surge and when Vecchiarelli tallied with 9:44 left it was 10-0.   MCLA (1-6, 0-4)

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Action Plan Developed to Make Berkshires Age Friendly
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
05:34PM / Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Secretary for Elder Affairs Alice Bonner said the state is behind the age-friendly effort. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The trends are very clear. In just 12 years, around 60 percent of the Berkshires' population will be older than 50.   "Our population in 2010 was 18.5 percent persons over the age 65. And then by 2020, that percentage of older adults is expected to increase to 24 percent," Margaret McDonough, a senior planner with the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, said.   "For the first time in our history, older adults will outnumber those under the age of 18 by a wide margin."   Three years ago, a group of people who work in the realm

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Marijuana Company Sees North Adams Ripe for Growth
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:58AM / Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein envisions a large-scale industry in cannabis that will provide good jobs and benefits. He's looking to locate his first cultivation center in North Adams.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein had the perfect building ready and waiting to begin cultivating cannabis.    The former Lucent Technologies manufacturing plant had lain idle for years but offered more than 1 million square feet of growing space, up-to-date electrical systems and access to plenty of water. It would have been one of the largest indoor growing facilities in the world.    It was a "world-class factory," he said, and he and his wife owned it.

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State Representative Mark Preps For State Budget Debate
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
02:38AM / Tuesday, April 17, 2018
DALTON, Mass. — State Rep. Paul Mark is looking to create a Berkshire County opioid task force in the budget.   Mark has filed an amendment for $250,000 to start the task force with the Berkshire County sheriff's office, the Berkshire Opioid Abuse Prevention Coalition, and a number of other organizations tackling the issue.   "This isn't meant to replace any of those but work with them and enhance what they're doing and try to collaborate better," the Peru Democrat said.   The task force would focus on things such as prevention, education, ending the stigma, and getting into schools with prevention programs -- and not to be confused with the

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North Berkshire Coalition Forum Tackles Economic Development
By Rebecca Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
01:37AM / Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Adams Select Board member Christine Hoyt points to a map laying out the redevelopment sparked by the Berkshire Scenic Railway project in Adams.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Everyone can play a role in the economic development of the region, local officials and experts said at the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition's monthly forum on Friday.

"Every single one of you is involved in economic development," Jonathan Butler, CEO at 1Berkshire, told the nearly 70 people in attendance at the monthly forum at First Baptist Church.

Butler kicked off the forum by giving an overview of the economic situation in the Berkshires, more specifically northern Berkshire County. He shared

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Area Residents Finish Strong at Boston Marathon
06:38PM / Monday, April 16, 2018
BOSTON, Mass. -- More than half the area’s competitors at Monday’s Boston Marathon finished in the top half of his or her respective age division, according to results posted Monday evening on the Boston Athletic Association website.   One of the top performances was turned in by Pittsfield’s Abigail Wright, who finished in 3 hours, 9 minutes, 42 seconds, placing 235th out of 6,619 women in the 18-39 age group, the top 4 percent of the division.   It was a big day for the Americans in Boston, where Michigan’s Desiree Linden was the top woman in a time of 2:39:54 and Arizona’s Sarah Sellers was second in 2:44:04.   The top runner overall was

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