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12:13 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Berkshire Volunteers Aim To Close Diaper Gap

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Community groups in the Berkshires and across the country are aiming to close what’s known as the diaper gap. One Yale University professor is looking at the psychological impact of being unable to afford diapers for a young child.

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New England News
8:02 am
Sat December 20, 2014

State Awards Berkshire Community College Manufacturing Grant

Berkshire Community College
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For the third straight year, Massachusetts has included Berkshire Community College in its Amp It Up! advanced manufacturing grant program.

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New England News
10:12 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Mass. Health Connector Increasing Staffing As First Deadline Nears

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Massachusetts is encouraging people who need to reenroll in Affordable Care Act insurance plans to do so by December 23rd while the state steps up call center staffing. Health Connector officials believe the website will hold up following last year’s failure.

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New England News
4:06 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Pittsfield Teen Indicted On Murder Charge In Parking Lot Shooting

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A Berkshire County Grand Jury has indicted a Pittsfield teenager in the November shooting death of a Goshen, Massachusetts man in a supermarket parking lot.

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New England News
12:14 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Pittsfield Hotel On Pace For May Opening

Each room with have a view, some of Bosquet Ski Area
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Community leaders and members of the media toured the Hotel on North construction in downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts Thursday.

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New England News
6:06 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

UMass' Caret Departing For Familiar Territory

Robert Caret will leave the University of Massachusetts to become the fourth chancellor of the University System of Maryland in July.
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The president of the University of Massachusetts is heading south to a familiar place.

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New England News
5:38 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

2 Defendants In Meningitis Outbreak Case Seek Bail

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A federal judge is weighing whether two men at the center of a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people should be freed until their criminal trials.

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New England News
12:20 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Human Trafficking Guidebook Aims To Educate Healthcare Providers

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The Massachusetts Medical Society has published a guidebook for healthcare providers on how to identify, assess and respond to victims of human trafficking.

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New England News
8:22 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Conn. Using Technological Savvy For Healthcare Enrollment

The Access Health CT mobile application was unveiled in June.
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Connecticut’s online healthcare marketplace continues to tout its success in rolling out the Affordable Care Act. It’s using technological savvy to reach its current goal of enrolling 70,000 people in ACA recognized private or government funded plans.

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New England News
6:28 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

UMass President Leaving For Post In Maryland

Robert Caret
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University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret is leaving to become the chancellor of the University System of Maryland.

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