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Guest Column: Time to Reassess growth Across the Commonwealth
The Massachusetts budget process demonstrates economic progress does not always create revenue for the commonwealth. Total employment is eclipsing previous highs, unemployment rates are below 4 percent, and per capita state GDP is strong. Yet the state's budget is difficult to balance and news stories about revenue shortfalls feel like
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Unpublished Edith Wharton Play Discovered by Scholars
LENOX, Mass. — Two scholars have made a new archival discovery: a previously unknown, original, full-length play by Edith Wharton called "The Shadow of a Doubt." The location of the discovery at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin was unexpected. Wharton scholars have been traveling to the Ransom
What Does Conservative Investing Mean to Older Investors?
If you're a certain age, or getting close to it, you might hear something like this: "Now that you're older, you need to invest more conservatively." But what exactly does this mean? For starters, it's useful to understand that your investment preferences and needs will indeed change over time. When you're first
North Adams Happenings: May 31-June 6
North Adams Happenings: May 31st - June 6th Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community
North Adams Redevelopment Authority Votes to Expand Urban Plan
BSC's senior associate Jef Fasser reviews the recommendations with the Redevelopment Authority. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Redevelopment Authority on Tuesday unanimously approved expanding the boundaries of the 1981 Urban Renewal Plan by at least a third and extending its life for an extra four
Cages Travel Baseball Team Opens Season in Hinsdale
HINSDALE, Mass. -- The Cages 14-and-under travel baseball team got off to a rough start to its spring season over the weekend with four losses at the Duquette Sports Academy.   The closest game was the Cages' opener, an 11-8 loss to the Vikings Northmen, who used a six-run sixth inning to jump out to a 9-5 lead. and never
Berkshire Force Softball Team Wins Greenfield Tourney
The 10 and under Berkshire Force softball team won the Greenfield Memorial Day Bash Tournament with a 5-0 record over the weekend of May 27-28.   The team was 3-0 in pool play, outscoring the competition 35-5. The girls then won the semi-final game, 5-3, before securing a 6-5 win in the championship with clutch hitting,
MCLA to Host North County Eighth-Grade Career Fair
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will welcome approximately 800 eighth-grade students from seven Berkshire County schools on Thursday, June 1, and Friday, June 2, when they attend the sixth annual Eighth Grade Career Fair in Bowman Hall on the MCLA campus. Eighth graders from Hoosac Valley Middle/High School
Berkshires Beat: Cancer Center Community Crusaders Annual Event Joins with Survivors Day
Kicking cancer: For the last few years, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vt., has hosted two cancer-related events during the first weekend in June: The Cancer Center Community Crusaders Day of Celebration on Saturday and National Cancer Survivors Day on Sunday. For the first time in 2017, the events will be combined. Both
North County, Pittsfield Remember the Fallen on Memorial Day
Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer speaks at Memorial Day services. See more photos from the event here. This Memorial Day, Mayor Linda Tyer put on a commemorative bracelet featuring the name of Marine Capt. Francis E. Visconti with the date of Nov. 22, 1965.   The bracelet was her mother's and it was supposed to be
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