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  1. 22News looks back at the top stories of 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WWLP

    From the election of a new state leader to the loss of a beloved religious leader; another 12-months of highs and lows made 2014 a year to remember. After decades of talking about it, a state-wide referendum gave final approval to casinos, and development has begun.


  2. courtesy: mgnonline.comRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | WWLP

    MASS. SNOW TEAMS CALLED OFF BY NY As parts of western New York continued to be buried under more than six feet of snow that's still falling, New York officials told Massachusetts road crews ready to ride to the rescue that their help would not be needed. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation was prepared Thursday to send 12 loaders, 12 lowboy trailers, at least one mechanic crew and several snow blower attachments to New York, according to a MassDOT spokeswoman.


  3. Quincy Medical Center to close December 31stRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2014 | WWLP

    The owners of Quincy Medical Center plan to close the hospital December 31, according to Steward Health Care, a move that one veteran lawmaker called a blow to the city just south of Boston. The hospital is financially unsustainable because of competition from Boston-area medical centers, Medicare reimbursement cuts and Medicaid underfunding, as well as rate disparity, according to Steward Hospitals President Dr. Mark Girard.


  4. Man Arrested in New Bedford after Armed Robbery in North AdamsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | WWLP

    Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit arrested 25 year-old Geraldo A. Martell in New Bedford Tuesday morning for allegedly robbing a North Adams Cumberland Farms on September 20th, according to Massachusetts State Police. A surveillance camera shows the man showing a gun and wearing a mask before robbing the store.


  5. Alleged fire starter caught on video, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2014 | WWLP

    A man who allegedly set fire to a dumpster behind the North Adams Juvenile Court "on a weekly basis" has been arrested, after police say they caught him on surveillance video. According to North Adams police, Scott Baker is being charged with eight counts of burning personal property and two counts of burning leaves.


  6. North Adams man pleads guilty to killing neighborRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2014 | WWLP

    A North Adams man charged with killing his 84-year-old neighbor has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty. David Delratez pleaded guilty on Tuesday in Berkshire Superior Court to a second-degree murder charge in the September 2103 death of Ellen DePaoli, making him eligible for parole after 15 years.


  7. Heroin arrest in North AdamsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2014 | WWLP

    State police pulled over her 1999 Chevy Sedan and found the drugs inside.


  8. North Adams city council considers resolution for hospital serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2014 | WWLP

    In the wake of the release of a state-sponsored report that confirmed the need for the restoration of inpatient services for the 37,000 residents of currently without those services, a resolution has now been filed with the North Adams City Council by City Council member calling on state and federal elected officials, and the administration of Berkshire Health System to use "all possible means" to reopen the former North Adams Regional Hospital regardless of whether or not Critical Access Hospital designation is achieved . Concerned residents of and members of the community coalition who have been advocating for restoration of a full-service hospital will be on hand Tuesday evening when the council takes up the resolution.


  9. Student charged in connection with threat at MCLARead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2014 | WWLP

    A Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts student has been charged with making a bomb threat at the North Adams campus that forced evacuations. Jarret Ferriter had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf in Northern Berkshire District Court on Tuesday to charges including willful communication of a bomb threat.


  10. Parade celebrates fall foliage in North AdamsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2014 | WWLP

    The fall foliage season is so important to the people of Berkshire County that they celebrate it with a parade. Sunday's 59th-annual Fall Foliage Festival Parade through North Adams also celebrated another milestone: the 100th anniversary of the Mohawk Trail, the roadway that carries so many visitors from all over the world through the beautiful canopy of changing colors.


  11. New study shows nurses believe they have high patient loadsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2014 | WWLP

    Health care has taken a huge hit in western Massachusetts with the closure of North Adams Regional Hospital and infant deaths at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. To add to growing concerns, an independent study conducted just last month shows nearly 80% of registered nurses believe hospital care is getting worse, and they say it is because of high patient loads.


  12. North Adams Regional Hospital files for bankruptcyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2014 | WWLP

    The hospital closed last Friday, citing financial problems. More than 500 people were put out of work and patients across northern Berkshire County wondered where they would get medical care.


  13. Report: An expansion of primary care needed in North AdamsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2014 | WWLP

    Berkshire Medical Center has opened an emergency room at the site of the former North Adams Regional Hospital, but a new report from an independent agency called Stroudwater Associates found that an expansion of primary care may be necessary. The study found the Top 5 leading causes of hospitalization in northern Berkshire County are heart disease, mental disorder, digestive issues, respiratory illnesses, and physical injury.


  14. Photo: ThinkstockRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2014 | WWLP

    STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, SEPT. 22, 2014..Retiree health care costs are sapping more and more money each year from cities that are ill prepared to weather new fiscal burdens, according to a new report from the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation.


  15. Police are searching for an armed robbery suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2014 | WWLP

    The North Adams Police and Mass. State Police are investigating an armed robbery of a convenience store late Wednesday night, According to the North Adams PD Facebook page , around 11:33 p.m. Wednesday, the Cumberland Farms on Route 2/Union Street was robbed.


  16. Decision 2014: Mass. Governor's RaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2014 | WWLP

    Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick will not be seeking a third term in office, leaving his seat open to a new cast of candidates. Polls have been showing that current Mass.


  17. North Adams hospital now in BMCa s handsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2014 | WWLP

    Berkshire Medical Center has closed on its $4 million purchase of the former North Adams Regional Hospital facility, a step hailed as an important milestone in restoring health care services to residents of northern Berkshire County. The Berkshire Eagle reports that the sale includes $3.4 million for the hospital, parking garage and administrative building , and $600,000 for the Northern Berkshire Family Medicine building, The agreement includes assets such as medical equipment and office furniture.


  18. 3 life sentences for David ChalueRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2014 | WWLP

    The North Adams resident who was convicted of murder and other charges last week for his role in a 2011 triple killing, received three consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole during his sentencing Monday afternoon.


  19. North Adams promised more powerRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2014 | WWLP

    National Grid has promised the western Massachusetts town of thirteen thousand that the utility company has repaired and replaced that equipment.


  20. Martha Coakley opens Springfield campaign officeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2014 | WWLP

    The office will serve as a coordinating base for many of Coakley's western Massachusetts supports who plan on making phone calls, and knocking on doors to solicit support for their candidate.


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