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Ashland Street Initiative to Beautify Corridor From MCLA to Main Street
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Two years ago, a group of community activists launched a fund drive to transform historic Eagle Street.    The NAMAzing Eagle Street Project revamped a sad park with art and plantings, created a mobile pocket park that in turn inspired a weekly coffee gathering, and installed signage to mark the
@theMarket: Investors Reach for New Highs
The stock market won't quit. It has been on a tear since the day after Christmas. It feels like it wants to keep climbing. That would be a fairly simple feat at this point, since we are only a percent or so away from regaining those historical highs. What will happen once we get there.?   You may ask why am I so confident that
Berkshire Money Management Adviser Becomes Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor
DALTON, Mass. — Berkshire Money Management's youngest teammate has recently become a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor. Nate Tomkiewicz, 22, who began as a BMM intern three years ago, has recently completed a rigorous course program through the College for Financial Planning, which gives him specialized skills to guide
1Berkshire Announces Winner of Esther Quinn Award
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — This year's Esther Quinn Award will go to Bernie Klem of Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. This annual award is given to a member of the Berkshire professional community who is involved in several volunteer efforts and continues to make the Berkshires a better place to live and work. The award
SVHC Offers Free Paid Training for Licensed Nursing Assistants
BENNINGTON, Vt. — Over the past several years, Southwestern Vermont Health Care has trained hundreds of people to become licensed nursing assistants. Many have gone on to rewarding careers in the health system's skilled nursing facilities or in the hospital’s inpatient units. "This is a great, very cost-effective way
Worcester State Baseball Tops MCLA
WORCESTER, Mass. -- The Worcester State baseball team used a seven-run fifth inning to catapult it to a 9-4 win over the MCLA Trailblazers Thursday afternoon in MASCAC action.   The Lancers take the opening game of a three series and improve to 14-13 overall and 6-7 in the league.  MCLA dips to 9-19 overall and is 3-10 in the
The Independent Investor: The Cost of Rebuilding God's House
Sometimes a tragedy can bring people together. In the case of the devastating fire that swept Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral, the world wept. But even before the fire was completely extinguished, the business community was already making plans to rebuild the 850-year-old edifice.   The price tag will likely be in the
Fall Foliage Parade Will Celebrate 'Wizard of Oz'
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — This year's Fall Foliage Festival parade will kick its ruby slippers together to declare "There's No Place Like Home in The Berkshires."   The 64th annual parade, sponsored by 1Berkshire, will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the cinematic classic "The Wizard of
'After': Of Good Girls and Bad Boys
It's just not fair. The lady preteens and barely teens who attended a showing of "After," presumably to look into the crystal ball and commiserate with future peer, Tessa Young, left it all to me. I was to see what was to be with the gal who embarks on her college career and that first real love.    They were
MassWildlife Offers Tips for Dealing With Aggressive Turkeys
BOSTON — The state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife is offering some tips for dealing with aggressive wild turkeys.    A woman in Cambridge was recently injured when a flock of turkeys began pecking at her legs; aggressive turkeys have also been reported and recorded in in Foxboro and
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