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  1. Our Opinion: Funding gap at root of last-mile slogRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    The Western Massachusetts broadband effort has traveled a long and winding road over the past seven years, and traversing the last mile has taken on the dimensions of World War I trench warfare in which gains are measured in yards. Completing the last mile presents essentially the same dilemma that has challenged the effort since 2008 - getting parties with the same goal on the same page.

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  2. Inside the broadband meltdown: WiredWest retools after losing faceoff with MBIRead the original story

    Feb 6, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    Bob Labrie of Goshen, left, Jim Drawe of Cummington and Charley Rose of Worthington served as panelists at a Jan. 28th presentation by WiredWest in Northampton. Standing at a microphone at far left is Gayle Huntress of Shutesbury, another WiredWest member.

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  3. Our Opinion: Closing last mile in Berkshire townsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    "We're ready to go" and "Everybody's champing at the bit" were the reactions of two small-town Berkshirites on Saturday about the prospect of "the last mile" of broadband finally reaching homes and businesses in their communities. Their enthusiasm is representative of many Berkshire residents who have waited long enough.

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  4. A look at the three finalists vying to be Lee's first ever fire chief/ambulance squad directorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    A former fire chief, a current fire chief and a potential first-timer await to see which finalist become the town's first-ever fire chief/ambulance squad director. Kerry Flaherty, a retired chief from Connecticut, Dalton Fire Chief Gerald Cahalan Jr. and Ryan Brown, training officer for the Lee Fire Department faced 30-40 minutes of questioning Friday night by Town Administrator Robert Nason and a six-member ad hoc committee.

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  5. WiredWest offers broadband operationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    Jim Drawe of Cummington, left, chairman of Wired West, speaks Saturday in Northampton about the nonprofit group's new plan to help communities manage their broadband networks. At right is WiredWest member Bob Labrie.

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  6. Curtain going up on Berkshire Playwrights Lab festivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    Berkshire Playwrights Lab is launching its inaugural Radius Playwrights Festival this weekend in its new home at Saint James Place, 352 Main St. Radius Playwrights Festival will present fully staged readings of six new short plays by regional writers beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday with additional performances at 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturday. The writers are Katherine Burger , James McLindon , Steven Otfinoski , Andy Reynolds , Maizy Broderick Scarpa and Rachel Schroeder .

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  7. In Berkshires, another barrier to medical marijuana: Few doctors in county can prescribe itRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    A case of the shingles - the malady that results from reactivation of the chickenpox virus - can feel like "piercing needles in the skin," according to WebMD. To help his suffering relative, Spatz set out to explore use of medical marijuana, after standard treatments offered no relief.

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  8. Spilliotes permanent CEO at CHPRead the original story

    Nov 29, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    After conducting a nationwide search for a permanent CEO, Community Health Programs found the right candidate was already on the job. Following a year as interim CEO, Amelia "Lia" Spiliotes has been given the job on a permanent basis by the nonprofit health organization's board of directors.

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  9. A look at the closest medical marijuana facility for Berkshire County patientsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    A staff meeting which is held every morning at NETA, New England Treatment Access in Northampton. Photo by Carol Lollis, Daily Hampshire Gazette Leslie Laurie, the director of patient services in the lobby of NETA, New England Treatment Access.

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  10. North Adams schools chief leads charge for special education collaborativeRead the original story

    Nov 4, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    For students who require special education services beyond what the local public schools can provide, the only option is a ride to the nearest appropriate facility - usually a 45 minute commute, but often an hour or longer. Now, Northern Berkshire school districts are looking to collaborate to provide previously outsourced special education services locally, hoping to improve their quality while saving money, according to North Adams Public Schools Superintendent Barbara Malkas.

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  11. Pittsfield ZBA backs 3rd medical marijuana dispensaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    Manna Wellness is hoping to build a 3,500-square-foot retail store on a vacant lot along Callahan Drive near the Ice River Springs water bottling plant. The Pittsfield Zoning Board of Appeals on Wednesday voted 4-1 to issue a special permit for the project - pending a license from the state Department of Public Health.

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  12. Pittsfield ZBA backs 3rd medical marijuana dispensaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    Manna Wellness is hoping to build a 3,500-square-foot retail store on a vacant lot along Callahan Drive near the Ice River Springs water bottling plant. The Pittsfield Zoning Board of Appeals on Wednesday voted 4-1 to issue a special permit for the project - pending a license from the state Department of Public Health.

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  13. Jury awards $150,000 in botched funeral caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    NORTHAMPTON, MASS. >> A Massachusetts jury has awarded $150,000 to the three adult children of a man whose funeral and burial was botched by a now-closed funeral home.

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  14. Lack of nearby medical marijuana dispensary a hardship for Berkshire patientsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    PITTSFIELD >> When a marijuana dispensary was proposed in Adams last summer, it raised the hopes of "Callie," a North County resident who uses medical marijuana to alleviate crippling pain in her joints associated with multiple sclerosis. A dispensary in Adams would eliminate the need to make the 40-mile drive to Northampton to fill her prescription.

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  15. Western Mass. football playoff picture, Oct. 23Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    With one week to go in the regular season, the playoff picture for Western Mass. football teams is starting to look pretty clear.

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  16. Lawmakers say early-retirement plan could weaken servicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    In an effort to pare $300 million from the budget, the governor's office has dangled a $15,000 early-retirement bonus before eligible state workers in Berkshire County. "These agencies are understaffed as it is," said state Rep. Paul W. Mark, D-Peru.

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  17. Suspects in killing of Thomas Harty face arraignmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    NORTHAMPTON, MASS. >> Two suspects in the killing of a 95-year-old Massachusetts man during a home invasion are expected to face a judge.

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  18. Western Mass. media football poll: Chicopee Comp takes over as No. 1 teamRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    After becoming the first unanimous No. 1 team in the Western Mass. media poll last week, Springfield Central lost to Longmeadow 6-0.

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