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How can women overcome obstacles to financial security?
On March 8, we observe International Women's Day, a celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Of course, women still tend to encounter more obstacles than men in the pursuit of financial security. Let's consider a few of them.   To begin with, women are still more likely to leave the
Public Arts Commission Hopes to Present Master Plan This Spring
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Public Arts Commission is hoping to have a master plan draft ready for public comment by April or May at the latest.    "I am going to make some adjustments to placemaking priorities and reformat them to fit into the rest of the document," Chairwoman Anna Farrington said last week.
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North Adams Council Picks Former E3 Academy Teacher for City Clerk
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The City Council has selected a former Drury High teacher to be its new city clerk.    The unanimous decision to offer the post to Cathleen King was made on Monday night.    King was a founder of the high school's alternative education program, the E3 Academy, in 2012. She's
Clark Art Virtual Conversation With Artist
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Artist Erin Shirreff discusses her work and her current exhibition at the Clark, "Remainders," in a live conversation with Robert Wiesenberger, associate curator of contemporary projects, on Wednesday, March 10.    This free program takes place over Zoom at 12:30 pm.   Trained
Baker: State Told Johnson & Johnson Ramping Up Vaccine Production
MATTAPAN, Mass. — Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday said the commonwealth has been told to expect a "lot more" of the single dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the month.   In the meantime, he stressed that all vaccines are safe and effective and encouraged residents to get whichever vaccine they
North Adams Eyeing Federal Relief Funds to Support School Programs
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The School Department is anticipating an $18.2 million budget for fiscal 2022 based on state budget numbers and state and federal grants.   The appropriation would be level-funded from this year at $17,769,074.   Superintendent Barbara Malkas cautioned that this is still a preliminary budget
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Burning Crosses Across the Berkshires: KKK Thrived Locally 100 Years Ago
PITTSFIELD , Mass. — Over a thousand men, most of them hooded, gathered around a burning cross.  Some 200 were new recruits, there to be inducted into the secrets of the Ku Klux Klan. The year was 1927.   The place was a farm 15 miles from Pittsfield.     The first arc of the Ku Klux Klan following
Conservation Commission OKs Art Installation, Charging Stations at MoCA
An artist's rendering of what the concrete tubes will look like.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Conservation Commission on Tuesday approved an art installation of 11 concrete cylinders within the 200-foot buffer zone of the river at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.    The 10-foot diameter
@theMarket: Higher Interest Rates Clobber Stocks
In the grand scheme of things, a small, upward blip in the yield of the U.S. 10-year Treasury bond should be of little concern to equity investors. But sometimes, when the conditions are ripe, even the tiniest spark can cause a conflagration within a speculative stock market.   As readers are aware, interest rates have been trading
Letter: Hinkell Family Thanks Community for Support After House Fire
To the Editor: We would like to thank everybody for their generous support during these tough times for our family. We greatly appreciate all of the donations, prayers, meals, and support that has been sent our way. We feel so blessed to be part of such an amazing community and we honestly couldn't have made it through this past week
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