North Adams Mayor Richard J. Alcombright says the closing of North Adams Regional Hospital comes as a "shock to all" in the community. In addition, he says the city is working with state Sen. Benjamin Downing, D-Pittsfield, and state Rep. Gailanne M. Cariddi, D-North Adams, and Gov. Deval Patrick's office to "put forward a plan to help us sustain services."

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