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You have never seen anything like ‘Skywalkers: A Love Story’

The one-week IMAX run ends just as the Netflix streaming begins.

Bits & Bytes: Josh Billings RunAground; Jen Durkin at the Garage; James Lasdun at Stockbridge Library; family clothing pop-up

Families will be able to “shop” for free baby and children’s clothing, outerwear, shoes and diapers, and staff will be on-hand to collect donations of clean children’s clothing and disposable and cloth diapers.

News Brief: Harrington launches new juvenile justice initiative

The new initiative includes prioritizing diversion, expanding community programming, advocating for new policies, and creating a community-led advisory committee.

News Briefs: Opioid research study; Ashland Street revitalization

The approach of Boston Medical Center’s study will be to partner with 16 communities across the state to test the impact of Office-Based Addiction Treatment and the deployment of additional interventions.

Opening the Weedgates, Part VII: Youth at risk

Four years ago, 70 percent of South Berkshire 12th-graders reported having used marijuana at least once, and 41 percent reported use within the past month. In 2019, those numbers are 52 percent and 36 percent respectively.

Interview with Chris Tucci of Railroad Street Youth Project, panelist at ‘Weed Is Here, Now What?’ forum

"Recreational cannabis means that we are talking about cannabis. That’s a good thing. Young people are asking unsolicited questions, neighbors are talking to each other. ... We developed norms ... We’re starting to talk about what does safe use look like for adults? What is the norm?" --Chris Tucci, Railroad Street Youth Project deputy director

Business Briefs: The Green grand opening; Art School of Columbia County seeks ‘Home for Art’; 1Berkshire launches Get Mentored; board financial management workshop; BCC...

If the Art School of Columbia County meets its goals by Monday, Dec. 31, it will receive the gift of the historic 1880 schoolhouse it currently occupies. If not, it will have to move. 

Bits & Bytes: Jackie Wang at Simon’s Rock; ‘Reviving Our Hearts for Justice’; oral history workshops; opioid panel at Williams

'Reviving Our Hearts for Justice: An Interfaith Call to Action' seeks to revive people’s spirits for the work of social justice in the Berkshires and beyond.

News Brief: Senate passes CARE Act

The CARE Act is the result of extensive work researching evidence-based best practices and collaborating with healthcare researchers and clinicians, hospitals, behavioral health providers, law enforcement officials, patient advocates, and individuals with lived experience to develop policies to address the opioid epidemic.

News Briefs: Amatul-Wadud in Sheffield; FY19 conference budget report approved; Mass. solar, wind power increase

Among the issues Amatul-Wadud is raising in her run for Congress are climate change; universal public education; and affordable, high-speed internet access for every resident of the 1st Congressional District.

News Briefs: Mass. Senate approves funding for opioid prevention services; Mass. Senate provides funding for Berkshire FLYER; Mass. Senate to review small bridge repair...

The Massachusetts Senate has adopted Hinds' amendments to the fiscal year 2019 state budget to continue the efforts of the Berkshire FLYER Working Group to ensure a pilot train service connecting New York City to the Berkshires launches no later than 2020.

News Brief: Railroad Street Youth Project earns $11,200 grant for workforce training

The state awarded $7.9 million in workforce training fund grants to 111 Massachusetts companies for training over 5,243 workers and creating an expected 522 new jobs.

News Brief: State Sen. Benjamin Downing endorses Adam Hinds

A factor in Downing’s decision to support Hinds' candidacy was Hinds’ familiarity with facilitating collaboration and dialogue among diverse sets of stakeholders.

Adam Hinds wins Democratic primary for state Senate seat

Hinds said he wanted a “positive political process” going into November “to demonstrate that we can work together to overcome big issues...we can’t afford to be dividing residents in this district at a time when we face big challenges.”

PROFILE: Adam Hinds, state Senate candidate, committed to rebuilding Berkshire economy, preserving natural resources

“This [job] will require a Senator who is capable of convening large groups around a common vision. I believe in politics that’s inspiring and is about creating that vision. There are three progressives in the race. The big question is who can be the most effective at promoting that agenda.” -- Adam Hinds, candidate for state Senate

State Senate candidate Adam Hinds offers framework for robust Berkshire economy

There is a growing socioeconomic divide in our region and our strategies must not shy away from combatting this.

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