Monthly Archives: September 2015

North County Cares Coalition to host a former North Adams Regional Hospital doctor to discuss book on history of NARH

When:    Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. Where: American Legion Post 125, 91 American Legion Drive, North Adams, MA What: A discussion and book signing of “North Adams Regional Hospital: A Historical Perspective,” by Dr. Paul Donovan In 1882, a catastrophic train accident galvanized a small group of North Adams residents to initiate the concept […]

You can watch Stroudwater Report meeting online

We would encourage you not only to read the Stroudwater Report on the closure of North Adams Regional Hospital, but also watch the public meeting held on the report about a year ago. It was an important meeting on the most pressing topic that Northern Berkshire County residents face. Click the link below to watch […]

Mayoral candidates forum available online

Our Sept. 15 mayoral candidates forum is available to watch on NBCTC online. Click the link: http://www.webcast.nbctc.org/shows/North%20Adams%20Elections/2015/Sep%2015%20Mayoral%20Debate.html Also check out this Letter to the Editor by Jim Lipa, who responds to the Berkshire Eagle’s editorial: http://goo.gl/KJiFHJ “Health care is a basic human right,” Lipa writes. “The challenge we face is how to deliver quality health […]

Mayoral candidates talk hospital, health care, economy at NCCC forum

It was standing room only for a forum on health care and the economy Tuesday night. Residents packed American Legion Post 125 to hear from the three North Adams mayoral candidates — incumbent Richard Alcombright and challengers John Barrett III and Eric Rudd. They fielded questions from residents and a North County Cares Coalition panel […]

NCCC hosting candidates forum Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015

M E D I A  A D V I S O R Y For Immediate Release                                                Contact: Jim Lipa 413-281-6637 Date: Sept. 11, 2015                                                                 Richard Dassatti 413-663-4128 North County Cares Coalition to Host a North Adams Mayoral Candidates Forum at the American Legion on the Future of Health Care and the Economy in Northern Berkshire […]

The case for restoring a full-service hospital for Northern Berkshire County

Following the sudden closure of the 121-bed North Adams Regional Hospital (NARH), which left thousands of residents without access to local healthcare, Berkshire Health Systems (BHS)/Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) purchased NARH – now BMC North – and has been operating a satellite emergency room out of the facility, while providing inpatient care only at its […]