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The Independent Investor: ESG and the World of Investment
Over the last few years, investments that focus on environmental, social, and governance issues, or ESG, have been confused with socially responsible investing or SRI. There is a big difference between the two investment styles.   The simplest way to understand the differences between the two is the profit motive. ESg investments
Weekend Report: No Snowstorm, But a Groundhog and a Game
Does Punxsutawney Phil like football? With the Super Bowl falling on Groundhog Day this year, we here at iBerkshires got to wondering if, instead of asking the animal to predict how much more winter we are in for, we ask him to predict who will win the big game? Because, let's face it, winter officially remains through March 18
Are You a Mindful Investor?
Recently, we have seen an increased interest in mindfulness, although the concept itself is thousands of years old. Essentially, being mindful means you are living very much in the present, highly conscious of your thoughts and feelings. However, being mindful doesn't mean acting on those thoughts and feelings – it's just the
North Adams Happenings: Jan. 29-Feb. 4
SAVE THE DATE February 5 - EforAll Berkshire County-All Ideas Pitch
All stuffed up? It might not be a cold. It might be the air in your home
Do you have itchy eyes and a stuffy nose when you go home? It might not be just a cold. Your air quality might be to blame. Indoor air can be between 200 percent and 500 percent more polluted than outdoor air, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, leading to symptoms such as itchy, watery eyes, postnasal drip,
Gittens' Game-Winner Lifts MCLA in OT
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Quentin Gittens hit a jumper with one second left in overtime on Wednesday night to give the MCLA men's basketball team an 82-81 win over Westfield State.   Noah Yearsley blocked a shot in the last second of regulation to preserve a 72-72 tie after the Owls and Trailblazers went scoreless over the last 2
North Adams Council Nixes Training Center at Sullivan School
Mayor Thomas Bernard speaks to negotiations on the property if the sale was approved. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The City Council on Tuesday night rejected a proposal to turn Sullivan School into a manufacturing training center, ending months of debate over the future of the vacant building.   The vote was 5-2,
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Berkshire Food Project Recognizes Hours Put in by Volunteers
Three generations of volunteers with Linda Palumbo, left, Cindy Bolte, Alicia Rondeau and Cassandra Shoestack. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Five days a week a troop volunteers helps the small staff of the Berkshire Food Project feed hundreds of people.    On Monday night, the tables were
Medicare For All Bill Slowly Building Support in Massachusetts
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — There's a group working hard to make Massachusetts the Saskatchewan of the United States.    State Rep. Lindsay Sabadosa, 1st Hampshire District, sees the potential for the Bay State to follow the Canadian province's groundbreaking example in 1962 of being the first to provide single-payer
Clarksburg Applying for Housing Rehabilitation Grant Funds
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — The town is applying for about $300,000 in federal money that can help some residents fix up their homes.    The Select Board on Wednesday voted to sign on to a Community Development Block Grant application with the towns of Lee and Lenox for housing rehabilitation. The application is due on March
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