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PREVIEW: Roger Daltrey with KT Tunstall at Tanglewood on June 22

You can expect great songs and a lot of spontaneity, because that is the way Daltrey likes it. "I’m out there to have a good time," he promised Billboard.

Alan Chartock: Letters to the doctor

Biden has not shown the enthusiasm that will be needed to dislodge Trump. Everything I have seen about Mike Bloomberg indicates that he is the man to do just that.

Senator Warren is on the case

Two years ago my Social Security account was hacked. Sen. Warren’s office helped me get my money back.

CAPITAL IDEAS: Advising seniors

Dalton -- When I work with a business owner to improve their company, one of my main points is that whatever your industry looks like...

CONNECTIONS: A shortage of doctors

In April 2018, the Association of American Medical Colleges reported increasing physician shortages in both primary and specialty care.

New video parodies N.Y. Congressman John Faso for taking away health care

In a new video ad, “Make You Sick,” released this week by the Catskills Freedom Network, animated rapper DJ Faso again turns the tables on the real Faso, imagining him as a rapper trying to explain his betrayal to his voters.

Support Single Payer legislation in Question 4

I Beth Eisenberg writes: "The enormous burden to cities, towns and school districts that must pay ever-increasing health insurance bills for current employees as well as retirees would be alleviated, and other much needed municipal and educational needs could be addressed."

Bits & Bytes: Music Inn reunion; Building 13 open house; Medicare seminar; waste oil & paint collection

Acceptable materials are oil-based paint, oil-based stains, paint thinners, spray paint and turpentine as well as waste motor oil.

True colors

Heading into yet another important election cycle, the midterms, it’s vital that we as individuals investigate for ourselves what a candidate’s ‘true colors’ might be based not on promises or expressed rhetoric.

Seven Democrats seek chance to unseat Republican John Faso in crucial NY-19 district

The Democratic candidates debate lasted nearly three hours and covered issues from Trump's new tariffs, how to protect the EPA and deal with a shortage of farm workers as well as questions on immigration reform, gun control and health care.

Business Briefs: ‘Be Our Guest’ program; BerkShares networking event; Becket Arts Center gains chairlift; Hospice Honors for HospiceCare in the Berkshires; Medicare seminar; Jewish...

The Becket Arts Center has announced the installation of a new mechanized chairlift, which will enable patrons who cannot utilize stairs to reach its second-floor gallery.

After BMC nurses’ strike and lockout, four more questions

In his letter to the editor, John Breasted writes: “BHS should fully disclose the magnitude of the extra costs incurred in its four-day lockout, and the terms of its contract with the company that supplied its strike labor.”

Community health centers: What’s working in the U.S. health care system

Community health centers, numbering nearly 1,300 in the 50 states and with decades of federal funding support, are the primary medical homes for more than 25 million people in 9,800 rural and urban communities in the U.S.

Business Briefs: leadership transition at BNRC; Buttala named executive director; Medicare seminar; Pittsfield Cultural Council committee invitation; Petal Certification for environmental center

"I am now in my mid-50s and I’ve reached an age and a stage in my professional life where I have the opportunity to create one more chapter.” -- Tad Ames, president of the Berkshire Natural Resources Council

Bits & Bytes: Affordable Care Act rally; habitat slideshow; Kiwanis scholarships; Writers Read; CoA luncheon

The rally at Park Square in Pittsfield, Mass., in support of the Affordable Care Act, Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare is one of hundreds of similar events being held across the country this Saturday.

News Brief: Neal releases statement on Republican plan to cut Social Security benefits

"Social Security is the bedrock of retirement security – a benefit that seniors have earned through contributions over a lifetime of work. We should be strengthening Social Security, not cutting it." -- Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Richard Neal

Bits & Bytes: Spencertown Academy painting, photo exhibit; the Sebastians at Music & More; BCC welcomes former ITT Tech students; Berkshire Walk to End...

ITT Tech’s locations included two in Massachusetts and three in New York and the closure has impacted 35,000 students nationwide. BCC urges all displaced ITT Tech students to contact its admissions office.
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